Yearly Archive
for: ‘2015’

I Want To LIve Richly

We all want to live richly. Though we may define it differently, our aspirations are to live a rich life filled with meaning. God sent His Son to give us eternal life. Eternal life is a rich life filled with meaning and permanence. How do we find the life we’ve always wanted? First, desire a […]

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We’re In A Mental Health Crisis

We are in the midst of a mental health crisis. No matter which statistics you note, life in America is hard. We face depression, suicide, and a rising number of people with mental health problems. I live in Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, a northern suburb of New Orleans. We have a lot going for us, […]

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How To Live In An Unbelieving Society

“Christians should stand out like sparkling diamonds against a rough and dark background. We should be poised, cultured, courteous, gracious–but firm in the things that we do and don’t do. We should laugh and be radiant, but we should refuse sinful pleasure”–Billy Graham. “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do […]

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My First Ever Witness to a Shark Attack

Not many people have witnessed a shark attack. Based on my experience yesterday, not many people will ever want to. Martha and I are in South Florida visiting with Brad, Emily, Reagan, and Luke. Yesterday we spent the morning at the beach and the afternoon in the pool. The Atlantic Ocean at Hutchinson Island is […]

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How NOT To Talk With Your Friends About Faith

We all know the necessity of talking correctly as we speak to our friends about faith. God tells us to “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone “(Colossians 4:2-6). Recently, […]

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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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Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)