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In the Darkest Times

As a child I was never taught to “put on a happy face,” “look on the bright side,” or expect a ‘silver lining” for every cloud. I heard those expressions but never from my parents. That doesn’t mean I was raised by brooding or pessimistic people. In fact, it was just the opposite. My parents […]

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How Can I Have “Pure Joy?”

I don’t think I’m the only one who wonders how and why the apostle James said, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds“ (James 1:2). I don’t want to debate whether or not it should be pure joy. I deeply believe that all of God’s Word is […]

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The God of New Beginnings

Yesterday I had the privilege and joy of talking with a wonderful friend in ministry. We talked at length about what God is doing in his life and the blessings he has received in ministry. Before long, I was overwhelmed at how God had blessed him. I felt that way because I remember when he […]

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Life Will Be Tough

It’s true that “Life can be tough.” It may be more true that “Life will be tough.” That was certainly the case with the Apostle Paul. At Philippi, Paul and Silas suffered a brutal beating not because they had done anything wrong but because they had done right. After their beating, they were thrown into […]

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Celtic Pride

Martha and I love watching the NBA playoffs. During this time of the year, we enjoy getting to watch a game almost every night. When there’s not a game on tv, we get a little melancholy. Martha will even write blogs about the NBA, the playoffs, and the players. If you would like to sample […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)