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The What and the Why of Work

I grew up in the church and I was raised by Christian parents, but neither of those prepared me for God’s teaching about vocation and work. Vacation Bible school, Sunday school, and various Bible studies never fully equipped me to understand God‘s plan. When you look at biblical teaching about work you find the what […]

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Why People Quit Their Jobs

Do you know why people quit their jobs? Nothing has changed. People quit their jobs now for the same reason they always have. They quit to get away from bad managers. Here are the statistics. More than half of the people surveyed say they left their old job to get away from a bad manager. […]

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It Will Never Let You Down

I love working outside in the yard, but I don’t always have the time I need to do it. Last Friday evening was one of those times. I was working hard with my weed eater (it’s really not a Weed Eater brand, but you get the idea). Even though it was late in the afternoon […]

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Larry, Darryl, and Darryl

I loved the Newhart show. That sitcom had an amazing number of characters, three of which were brothers named Larry, Darryl, and Darryl. Larry almost always spoke and introduced themselves in this way: “I’m Larry. This is my brother Darryl and this is  my other brother Darryl.” Whenever I think of Larry, Darryl, and Darryl, […]

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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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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. — Romans 13:9-10 (NIV)