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A Weekend of Appreciation

In America, this is Memorial Day weekend, and Monday will be Memorial Day–a day of giving thanks and remembering those who gave their lives in defense of our freedom. You probably know that Memorial Day began sometime in the aftermath of the American War Between the States. Both in the north and the south, there […]

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Thanksgiving Then and Now

I want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. May God continue to bless you and your family. Sometimes we forget how Thanksgiving Day–a uniquely American holiday–began. In 1621, Governor William Bradford of Massachusetts decreed December 13, 1621, as a day of feasting and thanksgiving to God for His provision and protection. This decree came on […]

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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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Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. — Psalm 27:14 (NIV)