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Last Night’s Lottery

Yesterday afternoon I read a financial website concerning last night’s $700 million lottery. As you know people all over the country have been in a frenzy over such a large payout. Earlier in the day, I heard a discussion about getting lawyers to draw up papers in case people in an office were pooling their […]

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Four Ways to Give Yourself More Time

I’m always looking for more time. You probably are too. One of the things I always smile when I hear is how busy retired men are. They will say something like this, “As busy as I am now, I don’t know how I ever went to work.” I do smile at that statement, but it […]

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A Simple Way to Approach Big Projects

Martha and I have two daughters and we have been through two wonderful weddings. Each was a big project for us and for our family. Most of us have big projects. How can we approach them so that we handle them effectively and keep them from stressing us out? Here is my simple approach to […]

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Four Steps to a More Productive Day

I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t want to have a meaningful, productive day. Maybe I’m just not around lazy people, but I think we all want to be effective in what we do. It’s actually Biblical. Before sin entered the world, God gave the man work to do. God put Adam in the middle of the Garden […]

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What You Can Learn from Ants

Several years ago before I had grandchildren of my own, I spent time playing in my front yard with a four year old boy. His mother was inside with my wife planning and praying about an important church event. For the first time in a long time, I saw the world through the eyes of […]

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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)