‘Christian Living’

Using Your Pen For Christ

I’ve spent a lot of time studying the Gospel of Matthew but very little studying the man Matthew. The man Matthew is fascinating. His story is a story of God’s grace and mercy. From Matthew we learn the power of God to change lives and to use us for His glory. Matthew lived in Capernaum […]

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What I Would Tell The Heat And The Spurs

Martha and I are anticipating tonight’s big game between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. We love the National Basketball Association (especially Martha–that’s not a joke) and we watch whenever we have time. At this time of the year our DVR is our friend, and we find the time to watch it. Tonight’s game […]

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What Paul Meant By “I Can Do All Things”

For years Paul’s statement to the church at Philippi has intrigued me. He boldly told the church: “I can do everything through him [Christ] who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). What did Paul mean and what should it mean to us? Is this a means to get what I want? Or, is it a statement […]

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Dealing With Aloneness

Recently I read an excellent article on suicide and its causes in the developed world. The article gave three reasons why a person could and would commit suicide. Kelly Boggs, editor of the Baptist Message (newsjournal of the Louisiana Baptist Convention) wrote the article based on a number of studies. You can read the article […]

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Got Discouragement?

Discouragement is about as common as it gets. We all know what it’s like to be discouraged. God told His leaders and people not to fear and not to be discouraged. Repeatedly in the Scripture we read how God told those who follow Him not to be discouraged. God told Joshua: “Haven’t I commanded you: […]

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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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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)