Response: A Letter to West Franklin

Response: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Zaccheus climbed down a tree and opened his home. Lazarus walked out of a tomb. A centurion obediently walked back to his house. Peter stepped out of a boat. A former demoniac went back to his hometown. Four friends lowered a paralytic into a...
Marvel: A Letter to West Franklin

Marvel: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Paul told the believers in Thessalonica that when Jesus returns, He will be “marveled at” by those who believe (2Thessalonians 1:10). It literally means to be struck with wonder. To be shocked, surprised, taken back, blown away with...
Twenty Years and I’m Done

Twenty Years and I’m Done

Today marks an important milestone in my life. The Sunday after Easter, 2001, I became a pastor. That’s right. Twenty years ago – the Sunday after Resurrection Sunday (April 22, 2001) – I walked into Friendship Baptist Church in Amite, Louisiana as...
Definition of Insanity: A Letter to West Franklin

Definition of Insanity: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, I would like to lose 5-10 lbs. I had my annual physical this week and, well, let’s just leave it at that. I would like to lose a little weight. But you know what I like more? Chips. And Cheez-Its. And Salsa. And Chips. And, Bread. Lots of...