Yearly Archive
for: ‘2018’



“I Just Want to be Understood!”

How many times have I heard someone say, “I just want to be understood!”? Psychologists speak of understanding and being understood. These seem to be fundamental needs of every person. If we think someone understands who we are, how we feel, and why we act the way we do, we will cling to that person […]

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Thanksgiving is a Lot of Things, But It’s Not Easy

You can say a lot of things about Thanksgiving Day. It’s fun. It’s nice to have a day off. It’s wonderful to have family together. I love the football games. You probably have many other ideas you could add about Thanksgiving Day and being thankful. One thing you cannot say is that giving thanks is […]

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Thanksgiving Then and Now

I want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. May God continue to bless you and your family. Sometimes we forget how Thanksgiving Day–a uniquely American holiday–began. In 1621, Governor William Bradford of Massachusetts decreed December 13, 1621, as a day of feasting and thanksgiving to God for His provision and protection. This decree came on […]

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I Love Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. I always have. Thanksgiving and Christmas were special times for my family. I grew up in the same town with both sets of my grandparents. Though my father‘s father died when I was eight years old, we continued to meet together on Thanksgiving day and again on Christmas day. One of the […]

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What the Psalms Tell Us about God

I have come to appreciate the Psalms. They are the praises of the Hebrew people and Christians through the ages. They are that and much more. One of the things I particularly appreciate about the Psalms is how they reveal the character of God. The revelation of God’s character is one of the major contributions […]

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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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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)