‘Christian Living’



Life Rarely Turns Out the Way You Want It

We are all painfully aware that life rarely turns out the way we had hoped. As a pastor, I often see people who struggle with hopes and dreams that never worked out. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence. How do you reset your hopes and dreams and move forward with your life? How do you […]

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The Word for Today (September 6, 2019)

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6). I continue to be amazed at how many times the Bible tells us to be strong and courageous and […]

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Things That Should Never Be A Part of Your Life

There are so many things I want in my life–some material and some emotional,–but I definitely want them. There are other things in life that I must do my best to rid from my life. And, it’s not just me. It is you and all those who hold the name of Christ dear. Paul instructed […]

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The Word for Today (August 30, 2019)

What is the very essence of being a Christian? You could give a myriad of answers, taken from a multitude of verses, but my answer is Ephesians 4:31-32. I believe that God’s Spirit works to make us new people. He works within us to be Godly women and men who obey the Spirit and seek […]

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A Word for Today

I have a friend whom I see often who started asking me months ago, “Do you have a word for today?” What he means is, “Have you read and meditated on Scripture that has blessed you this week?” He’s not asking for my opinion, he’s asking about God’s Word. For that reason, I want to […]

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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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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. — Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)