Yearly Archive
for: ‘2018’



Let’s Start Something New

I love the beginning of the new year. You probably do as well. I love having a blank slate and a whole year to work with. More than anything else, I love being able to change my old habits and institute new ones. I have a suggestion for all of us: Let’s start something new! […]

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It’s What Comes Later That Counts

In almost everything, it’s what comes after that really counts. For example, think about a marriage. Standing before God, the church, and family and friends is essential, but if there is nothing to follow in terms of commitment, sacrifice, and faithfulness, it will not endure for the long haul. Think about taking a new job. […]

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Drop the Blanket

Last week, I saw something I had never really seen before. My son-in-law Chris showed me an amazing and astounding discovery in A Charlie Brown Christmas.  It’s hard to find someone who isn’t familiar with this program. It aired in 1965 in prime time and, I suppose, has been seen every year since. It has […]

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Merry Christmas from Martha and Waylon

Thank you for being a part of our lives. We pray God’s peace and favor upon you

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My Favorite Day of the Year

This is my favorite day of the year. It always has been. Christmas Eve as I was growing up was a day my father’s business always closed down. It was one of the few days of the year other than Sundays when my dad didn’t work. It was a whole day we all devoted to […]

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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)