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How to Pray for Your Church

Every church needs prayer. I want to encourage you to pray for yours. When Paul wrote to the church at Colossae, he began the letter by pledging to pray for them. He had specific reasons for praying for them, primarily because they were under attack by false teachers. Every church needs prayer that we would […]

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“I Pray That You Do Good in Life”

My office door is filled with “homemade” cards from the children of our church. All of our pastors have the same kind of decoration on their doors as well. Every time I walk into the office I smile either outwardly (a lot of times) or inwardly. The cards came from our children’s ministry where the […]

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Blessings and Mercies That Are New Every Morning

My mentor, John Olen Strange, was a chaplain on Guadalcanal during World War II. Though he was part of “The Greatest Generation” and served during the most destructive war in history, you would have never known it from what he said. In fact, he never spoke of it and certainly did not seem to be […]

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It’s Not All Disappointment

Yesterday, I wrote about how life can be disappointing and how life does not always turn out the way you want. But, it’s not all disappointment. In fact, in my life I find many more blessings than disappointment. Scripture affirms the blessings of God. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of […]

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Life is Filled with Many Disappointments

Life is filled with many disappointments. We all know what they are. We hurt because of loss of employment, physical problems, and relationships. One of the most difficult is the hurt within families, both in marriages and among children. How do we handle such disappointments? Jeremiah suffered because he lived obediently before God. He obeyed […]

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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)