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for: ‘February, 2017’



Are You Having an Oscars Moment?

According to all accounts, the Oscars ceremony Sunday night was a fiasco. Based on who you talked to or what you read, it may have been a fiasco across the board. It certainly was in the awarding of the signature Oscar of the night–the Best Picture Award. The award went to La La Land, uh, […]

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Why Church Matters

I know church matters, but sometimes I know it more than others. Just such an occasion happened yesterday. Martha and I have taken several days vacation. It’s a perfect time of the year in Louisiana – – beautiful weather and the middle of Mardi Gras season. Sometimes it feels that as many people leave Louisiana […]

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Christ In You

I am thankful for all the pastors I work with at First Baptist Church. They are faithful and hard-working. They’re the very best, and they make me look good. Today as Martha and I are taking some days off, Chris Kroll will be preaching in my absence. Chris is our youth pastor and leads that […]

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How Sharp is Your Ax?

“Give me six hours to cut down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax”–Abraham Lincoln. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”–Proverbs 4:23. “In a short while the whole of the country was aflame,” he said. “Every church was stirred to its depths. Strong […]

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Is There A War on Women?

Some people say there is a war on women. I agree, but not with the way this war is commonly described. I think it’s a different war completely, one that strikes at the very heart of what it is to be a woman. You may be saying, “But you’re not a woman and you don’t […]

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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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But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)