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How I Make Difficult Decisions

Someone famously said: “Either you’re in a crisis, coming out of a crisis, or one is brewing and is on its way.” It seems so true doesn’t it? We seem often to be in crisis mode. I remember years ago that Martha and I were dealing with a major church crisis. As the days turned […]

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How to Live as Sheep in the Midst of Wolves

Last year on tax day, I wrote about my favorite verse of Scripture. It really isn’t my favorite verse, but it certainly is a very helpful verse. It’s helpful because it equips us to relate to an unbelieving world. Jesus and Paul as well as other biblical writers did their best to prepare us for […]

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If Only I Had Known . . .

If only I had known… How many times have you had to say, “If only I had known . . .” One of the things we all need is wisdom to make good, Godly decisions. I have really good news. God has equipped us with the wisdom that we need. He provides for us the […]

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Do You Need A Bridle?

We all struggle with right speech. There’s just something about our tongues that give us trouble. Nowhere is that more evident than the words of the Apostle James. James was the (half) brother of Jesus. He grew up in the same house as the Lord but without believing in Him as the Christ. After the […]

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“We Made Bad Choices”

Last week I watched a fascinating news story about a group of inmates who risked their lives to help three boys who were in danger of drowning and hypothermia. Three brothers, ages 16, 10, and 8, overturned their canoe and fell into Salmon Creek in southwest Washington. Inmates were working on a detail nearby jumped […]

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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)