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This Won’t Let You Down

A few years ago I read a very interesting article about why missionaries leave the field. When I saw the question, I immediately had ideas about why this was the case. I assumed persecution, disinterest in the gospel, or opposition from local people. None of these were correct. Most missionaries leave the field for the […]

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Four Attitudes to Carry You Through Life

My life is almost completely consumed with what a friend and member of our congregation calls “PastorLand.“ PastorLand can be all consuming and require more than anybody can possibly give. The statement about the all consuming nature of “PastorLand” also is a fairly good description of life. Life is filled with hurt and pain and demands […]

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You Can’t Live Without It

Prayer is absolutely essential to the life of the follower of Christ. Paul made that very clear when he spoke of the Christian’s armor. “Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that […]

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Faithful Living

“I am only one; but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do”–Helen Keller. “Excellence is not an act, but a habit”–Aristotle. “Most men die from the neck up at age 25 because they stop dreaming”–Ben Franklin. “I’m […]

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This Has Been A Good Day

I’m writing this on Tuesday, and this has been a good day. This leads to two questions. First, what makes a good day? and second, what do you do when you don’t have a good day? My good day had to do with the people I work with and the good gifts God has given. […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)