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for: ‘December, 2014’

My Christmas Prayer

Martha and I wish you a merry Christmas! We are anticipating a wonderful time with our church and our family. We pray that God will bless you with His wonderful presence as well. At this time of Christmas hope, it seems that America needs hope like never before in my lifetime. This is my Christmas […]

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Look Doc! Baby God!

One of my favorite pictures isn’t really a picture at all. It’s a drawing by Joe McKeever. Joe drew a picture of Joseph, Mary, and the baby lying in a manger. My grandson Chase and I are in the picture as well. While Mary and Joseph have a worshipful pose, Chase is filled with wonder […]

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It’s Christmas!

It’s Christmas! Are you busy yet? Sometimes people ask me if I’m ready for Christmas. You know what they mean. They aren’t asking if you are happy about Christmas being here. They want to know if you’ve gotten everything done. I’m very fortunate that Martha makes most of our Christmas happen. Without her, we wouldn’t […]

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A Different Way to Look at Christmas

Sometimes we think of Christmas as a nice story or a wonderful idea. Who wouldn’t want to have a time when families gather and children are blessed? Actually, the Christmas message is a story of sacrifice and commitment. Think of those who sacrificed for us. First, Mary gave up her reputation to be obedient to […]

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What Can I Give to Jesus?

Christmas is a time of giving. Most of the giving is short-term and without much thought. It is also giving toward those who give to us. In other words, it is a quid pro quo. But there is another kind of giving. It is giving with an expectation of nothing in return. It is not […]

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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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Verse of the Day

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)