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Thanksgiving is Good for You

“The more grateful you are the more likely you are to exhibit patience and self-control. College students who instituted methods for increasing gratitude such as keeping a gratitude journal slept longer and better. And couples who exhibit thankfulness tend to be more committed to each other and are more likely to remain in their relationships”–Jim […]

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I Love This Passage of Scripture!

I love the fourth chapter of Philippians! I once had a seminary professor who was a great teacher of the Bible. We asked him one day, “What is your favorite book of the Bible?“ He responded rather quickly, “My favorite Bible book is the one I’m studying right now.“ That has often been my sentiment […]

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Pray Positively

We all know we need to pray, but we often don’t know how to pray. I’m not sure I’ve ever met a believer who felt completely comfortable in his prayer life. There is something within us that wants and needs a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God. Even Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them […]

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Driving Out The Bad

Years ago Martha and I built our “dream house.” We bought five wooded acres on a small river in an out of the way area and secured someone to draft plans. Actually, it was my dream house. I grew up with a farm and room to roam. Martha, who grew up in town, could probably […]

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Why You “Must” Renew Your Mind

The importance of the mind is found throughout Scripture.  The Bible gives specific and repeated instructions about your mind.  Because of its vital importance,  you must guard your mind as the spring from which everything else flows.  In this regard, you “must” be constantly renewing your mind and seeking God’s wisdom and guidance.  Why is it a […]

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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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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. — Colossians 3:15 (NIV)