Yearly Archive
for: ‘2015’



Three Essential Steps for Living in Peace

Last week I received an unusual request. Not unusual concerning the subject, but unusual because the person who asked wanted to know detailed steps to having peace in her life. Sometimes the requests I get are kind of like the desire to lose weight. We all want to lose weight, we just don’t want to […]

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It’s Time to Pray for the Oregon Bakers

Last week I saw an interview with Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Oregon couple who own Sweetcakes by Melissa bakery. While I had heard and read of the case, this was the first time I had seen and heard this couple. They are very young and very committed to God. They have five children. I […]

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Why I Am Encouraged About Our Building Expansion

I’m encouraged about our building expansion. It’s a big project, and it’s taken time to get off the ground. Now, we are getting closer to our start date. There are several things that I am encouraged about. First, I’ve gotten more and more comfortable with the scope of the project. It’s a big undertaking, but […]

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Prayer that Counts

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”–James 5:16. “The one concern of the devil is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work or prayerless religion. He laughs […]

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The Sad Case of Bill Cosby

Your family may have been like mine. When “The Huxtables” came on, the whole family sat down to watch. It was one of those programs we allowed our children to watch. In fact, we encouraged the wholesome, family oriented nature of that program. Bill Cosby gave every indication of being an exemplary person. He was […]

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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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He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? — Romans 8:32 (NIV)