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Louisiana Baptist Foundation News

Thursday
Apr272017

Investor Beware!

Investment consultant and financial author Charles Ellis is attributed with saying, “Las Vegas is busy every day, so we know that not everyone is rational.” Oftentimes in the course of our lives we receive “good news” or we are presented with an opportunity that elicits the response “That’s just too good to be true!” All of these “too good to be true” moments can be initially exciting. However...

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Thursday
Apr272017

Eternal Impact Starting At The Bend In The Bayou

The story has been told numerous times already, but it is worth telling again. The boat ride began on a beautiful summer day under the cool shade of live oak trees that spread across the bayou with the sunshine glistening on the water. Pushing the boat to its limits in the small confines of a curvy narrow waterway was both thrilling and fun. And then it happened…

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Thursday
Apr272017

Hmmm... What Do They Do?

Recently I was visiting with a friend whom I’ve known for a number of years. He is retired from a full time church staff position but still actively involved in ministry. He asked me a question that surprised me, given his involvement in Baptist life. He simply asked, “What does the Louisiana Baptist Foundation do?” As I embarked on giving him a quick explanation of what we “do,” I wondered how many others could use a good explanation of the work of the Foundation.

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Friday
Sep162016

37% Are Waiting to Be Asked

Statistics. Webster says statistics is “a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of masses of numerical data.” In other words, statistics uses raw data to tell a story. Sometimes the revelation from the data can be surprising, confusing, or even overwhelming, but there are times when we should give the numbers a little more attention. Take for instance the study released last fall by the Natural Marketing Institute which revealed a numerical picture of the heart and attitudes of regular givers. Their study called the 2015 Healthy Aging Database studied the giving patterns of adults over 40 in a wide range of situations.

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Friday
Sep162016

Making Right Decisions at the Right Time

Elva Sumner Ruple’s earliest memories were of a father who did the best he could to raise her and give her all the love he could. Her mother died when she was just a toddler. God provided for her a faithful dad who loved and nurtured her to be a faithful servant of the Lord. Elva’s dad did marry again when she was about 5 years old. God brought her, not just a step-mother, but a “new” mother who loved her as though she were her own. “People said we favored one another,” Mrs. Ruple would say.

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