Measuring Up

On October 24-25 the women of FBC Covington invite you to a conference–A Confident Heart. Renee Swope from Proverbs 31 Ministries will be our speaker.  Please be blessed by her guest post today.

Measuring Up

By Renee Swope

stockvault-measuring-tape125328Do you ever compare yourself to others and feel like you don’t quite measure up? Maybe you think you’re not as smart, capable, personable, or as godly as they are?

It is so easy to think that if we had more or knew more, we’d be secure. But the truth is, even people who “have it all” still struggle with feelings of insecurity. The Bible opens with the story of a woman who had everything, but it wasn’t enough (Gen. 2). Continue reading

Running Behind Our Pads

Every time I think I’m about to get a handle on football, the commentators throw me another curve ball. For example, recently during one of the preseason games the announcer stated, “He’s running behind his pads!”

Hmmm……..running behind his pads; running behind his pads.  What in the world could that possibly mean? I thought to myself. Less than five minutes later, the announcer said it again.  Because Waylon knows me quite well he quizzed, “Do you know what the commentator is talking about?”

“Nope.  Not a clue,” I confessed. Continue reading

Are You Listening?

Can you look back in your life and identify defining moments? I mean something you read, heard, or experienced that literally changed your life? Let me tell you about one of mine. It happened during seminary when I begrudgingly attended a required seminar for my early childhood development class. Little did I know God had an experience waiting for me that would have a profound impact in so many areas of my life.

The speaker was a child psychologist named Don Fontenelle. While I heard him speak many years ago and cannot quote him verbatim, the gist of what he had to say hit me like a sledgehammer. I knew immediately that what I was hearing made sense and had great practical applications. His thesis went something like this. Continue reading

Imperfect People

Today is such an exciting day!  Our Ladies’ Fall Bible Study begins at First Baptist.  So far, 339 ladies from all over our community as well as two from Baton Rouge have preregistered.  It’s a Bible study that has crossed all the boundaries—geographic, racial, socioeconomic, denominational, etc.  (Sorry, guys, we haven’t allowed you to come.  We haven’t crossed that boundary, yet.  It’s just for us girls!)

If your schedule will allow, please join us this morning as we study about how our Perfect God uses imperfect people to advance His kingdom.  If you are unable to attend would you pray for us?  Especially pray for those ladies who do not know the Lord.  I take great comfort in knowing He promised that His Word is never without effect.  Through the prophet Isaiah the Lord said, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).for blog

Before the Children of Israel crossed over the Jordan River into The Promised Land, the Lord said, “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds” (Deuteronomy 11:18a).  May God be glorified and may we be blessed today as we fix His words in our hearts and minds.