‘Christian Living’



Dealing with Dangers, Toils, and Snares

You probably know the gospel hymn that says “through many dangers, toils, and snares we have already come.” Life, especially a life devoted to God’s service, will be filled with dangers, toils, and snares. That is certainly what happened to the apostle Paul almost everywhere he went. Recently, I have been studying the church at […]

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2018 Best Practices (#2)

Recently, I wrote about best practices for 2018. You can see the entire list here. “Play the Movie“ made the list as my number one best practice. You can view it here. The number two best practice for 2018 is to “Bracket Your Day.“ By bracketing your day I mean beginning that day with God […]

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Seven Reasons You Should Pray

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I pray?“ Do you know why you should pray? Here are seven reasons I believe you need to pray. First, you need to pray to meet God. Above all else, we need to be in the presence and under the leadership of the God of the universe. If […]

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Your Life and Your Time

Time is the new commodity that everyone must have. We live in a fast-paced world that zaps our energy and our time. If you don’t know a young family with two, three, or four children or more, you should get to know them at church or somewhere else. These folks have a difficult time getting […]

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2018 Best Practices (#1)

New Year’s resolutions are almost universally accepted and encouraged. It is also almost universally accepted that “resolutions are made to be broken.” Instead of resolutions, should we be speaking of habits? Would it be better to think of principles that we live by that form who we are? When we deal with principles, we describe […]

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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

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)