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The Strangeness of Grief

Grief is different for everyone and in every situation. I have spoken those truths over the years. Now, I am experiencing them personally as I grieve the loss of my mother. My mother was a beautiful person who taught me so much about life. You can read more about her here and here. Everyone does […]

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Mama

My sweet mother went to be with the Lord yesterday (August 17, 2019) at about 6:45 AM. She had just gotten out of bed and gently quit breathing. My brother Vance and I were blessed to have such a wonderful mother. She was gentle, tender, and strong. She was a great encourager. We were blessed […]

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Happy 90th, Mama!

Martha and I are blessed today to be in my hometown, visiting my mother and celebrating her 90th birthday. We should have a wonderful party with my brother, at least two of Mama’s sisters, many of her nieces and nephews (my cousins) and their children and grandchildren. We are truly blessed. We are also blessed […]

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My Sweet Mother

I traveled to Alabama yesterday to spend the day with my mother. She is now 89 and struggling both physically and mentally. In some ways I think she is slipping away from us. As I traveled both to and from my visit, I had a lot of time to think, pray, and reflect. My brother […]

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Happy Birthday, Mama!

Today is my mother’s 87th birthday. I had the chance to visit with her yesterday. We had a great time. Everyone wants to know how she’s doing. She had a little scare in June that sent us hurrying home to check on her, but she has recovered nicely and is doing well. For the most […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)