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What Matters in Prayer

When we pray, we please God. God’s Word tells us to pray in all times and in all things. Paul said that prayer is the antidote for anxiety. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which […]

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How Was Your Blue Monday?

Presumably, yesterday was Blue Monday and not just for fans of the New Orleans Saints. Yesterday is called “Blue Monday” for the following factors: Yesterday is one of the coldest, most miserable weather days of the year. Days are short in January and there’s not much daylight. We’re beginning to have to pay our Christmas […]

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How I First Experienced the Comfort of Holy Scripture

I well remember when I first experienced how God’s Word comforts His people. It was at the funeral of Martha’s father. I remembered all of this yesterday as we gathered as a family at the memorial service for Martha’s brother, Tommy Layton, her last surviving sibling. Martha and I were engaged to be married when […]

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It Was a Saints Monday

It’s been a hard day in New Orleans, the state of Louisiana, and along the gulf coast. We are sick over the Saints’ loss. As someone told me yesterday, I would have rather lost by 30 points. People in the New Orleans area have long known about Saints Mondays. It’s one of those days after […]

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2018 Best Practices (#2)

Recently, I wrote about best practices for 2018. You can see the entire list here. “Play the Movie“ made the list as my number one best practice. You can view it here. The number two best practice for 2018 is to “Bracket Your Day.“ By bracketing your day I mean beginning that day with God […]

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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)