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for: ‘August, 2014’



Four Game Changers for Your Church

I promise. Adopt these four attitudes and practices and your church experience will be decisively changed for the better. What are they? First, acknowledge that what you think of the church or pastor or preaching is of little consequence. It really doesn’t matter what I think of the church. What matters is what Christ thinks […]

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Managing Your Time Wisely

“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important”–Dwight Eisenhower. “Important tasks are things that contribute to our long-term mission, values, and goals”–Brett McKay. “These are evil times, so make every minute count”–Ephesians 5:16, CEV. “Do what matters most first each day when your willpower is strongest. Maximum strength willpower means […]

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When Life Gets Overwhelming

Life can get overwhelming. One of the strange parts of modern existence is how overwhelming life can get. When life should be easier–think of all the modern conveniences we have–it actually seems to become more difficult. More stuff adds more stress. My life should be so convenient. After all, I own an iPhone and an […]

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The NFL Bans “Slap Ya Mama”

I know this isn’t big news nationwide and probably didn’t even make the news outside Louisiana, but this is headline grabbing in south Louisiana. The NFL has banned “Slap Ya Mama” hot sauce from advertising with the National Football League. “Slap Ya Mama” is the silly name for a serious sauce and spices company in Louisiana. […]

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How I Live

How does a person like Paul live? Think of all that the Apostle Paul did. He wrote thirteen books of the New Testament, made three missionary journeys, suffered horrific persecution, and finally faced execution. Paul wrote about his trials in this way: “Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three […]

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About Waylon

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

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[BOOK I Psalms 1–41] Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. — Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV)