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Valerio and the Natural Man

Last Saturday morning news came from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans that a jaguar had escaped his enclosure and in the process killed six animals and wounded three others. Four alpacas, an emu, and a fox were killed by the jaguar. Since the initial attack another alpaca has died. The Audubon Zoo is a […]

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Learn from God and Live for Him

More and more I find myself being drawn to the Proverbs. I am afraid that in the past I have not taken this teaching of God seriously enough. God gave the Proverbs to teach the people of Israel to learn from God and to live for Him. As you go through the Proverbs, this twin […]

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Reaching Locally—Reaching Globally

What should a church do? What should our mission be? It seems that almost everyone – – even people who don’t go to church or appreciate the church – – has an opinion about what a church should do. Wouldn’t it make sense to learn what the founder of the church had in mind for […]

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Help Your Heart–Help Your Mind

After a long hiatus from running, I have finally gotten “on the road again.” For me, being on the road again has nothing to do with singing. It has to do with running (which I used to do) and jogging (which I do now). I am thankful to be able to get outside and run. […]

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The Best Story of the Day

Yesterday was a momentous day. Listening to the news was like riding a roller coaster. Think of all the things in the news. Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Senate, the NATO summit, President Trump’s meeting with Teresa May and coming meeting with Vladimir Putin–what a news day. According to which network you watched, you were […]

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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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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)