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It Was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

It must be the best book title of all time. The title is “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst. It’s a children’s book, of course, about a boy named Alexander who has a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.” Alexander woke up with gum in his hair […]

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My Series on Public Speaking

I well remember my first speech class in college. I agonized over the three minutes that I was assigned to speak. Trying to find the right subject and the right delivery almost overwhelmed me. Speaking in public is a tremendous privilege and a frightful prospect. Over the last two months I have written five posts on […]

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To Blog or Not to Blog

My friend David Hankins is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.  He has preached at our church several times in the past.  Recently, he wrote a blog entitled: “Be Slow to Blog.”  The title was taken from the Letter of James to the church where James said that we should be “quick to […]

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To Infinity and Beyond

My friend David Hankins is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.  He has preached at our church several times in the past.  Recently, he wrote a blog entitled: “Be Slow to Blog.”  The title was taken from the Letter of James to the church where James said that we should be “quick to hear, […]

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Tim Tebow, Faith, and Football

“Those who honor me, I will honor” 1 Samuel 2:30. Those were the words of a man of God concerning Eli and Eli’s sons. Eli and his sons had disdained and dishonored the call of God on their lives. They used the sacrifices given by the people of Israel for themselves. Actually, Eli’s sons 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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)