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Tips for Becoming a Better Public Speaker

Nothing ever terrified my father like speaking in public. It didn’t matter what the occasion demanded. Any words in front of a group brought on sheer terror. He prayed in church and served as mayor of our small town, but it didn’t matter. Having to speak to any group created real fear. For this reason and the fact […]

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Tips to Make Your Marriage More Meaningful

“Don’t yell unless the house is on fire.” Those were words that I read shortly before we were married. I’ve never forgotten those words. That was a good tip then, and it is good advice now. You can make your marriage more meaningful. We can work at our marriages, and we can change. Here are five tips […]

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Why Baptism Matters

Years ago, I made a commitment to lead First Baptist Church according to the teaching of the New Testament. This means that we emphasize and encourage baptism as an essential aspect of a life of obedience to Christ. I also made a commitment to give the church the reasons why we do things the way […]

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Flying Upside Down

This summer, we had the joy of watching the Blue Angels perform at their home base of Pensacola, Florida. It was a great experience. What made this so much more special was that we watched from offshore aboard a ship. My favorite maneuver is when the jets turn straight up. A normal plane can’t make […]

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Repentance Gets A Bad Rap

Repentance gets a bad rap. We all know why. First, there is the public perception of repentance. We have all seen the preacher on the street corner calling for repentance or the automobile with “repent!” written all over it. Worst still is the cartoon of a man wearing a sandwich board calling for repentance. People […]

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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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Verse of the Day

[BOOK I Psalms 1–41] Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. — Psalm 1:1-2 (NIV)