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Dealing with Your Thorn in the Flesh

“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering”–Augustine. “God will mend a broken heart if you give him all the pieces”–Aesop. “Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited. I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.Three times I pleaded with the […]

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Failing Forward

“I believe in the sun even when its not shining. I believe in love even when I don’t feel it. I believe in God even when he is silent”–lines scratched into a wall at Auschwitz. “Success is never final, failure is never fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”–Winston Churchill. “1) I am […]

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Are You an Amateur or a Professional?

Recently, I have been reminded of the difference between an amateur and a professional. We usually think about amateurs and professionals in sports, but the designation works in almost everything. What is the difference between a professional and an amateur? I would put the distinction in the following way. An amateur dabbles in things. He […]

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The Pope’s Visit to America

I didn’t catch all the coverage last week about the pope’s visit to America, but I did keep up with the headlines. It was amazing to see the interest of so many people – – even non-religious people – – in the visit of Pope Francis to the United States. Two of the emphases of […]

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How to Experience God

“You were not created to bear the burden of doing life apart from the Lordship of Jesus Christ. And you will never know true peace, joy, purpose and love until you submit all you are to all God is”–Craig Denison. God wills our good, and our good is to love him . . . and […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)