‘Christian Living’

Winning–And Losing–The Powerball

Did you play the lottery last week? Should you plan to play the next time around? Last week the defacto national lottery–the Powerball–grew to over $500 million. Two individuals won and split about $250 million after taxes. For all of its allure, gambling remains a scourge to society and an impediment to those who indulge […]

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Getting Ready For Christmas

December is finally here, and it’s time to get ready for Christmas. How do you get ready for something with so many traditions and so many hassles? Getting ready for Christmas means getting ready to worship God and to see the significance of what God has done in our world. Here are my suggestions for […]

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Why I Start The Day With God

“The power of God’s Word–This morning I came to the Word greatly discouraged. I left greatly encouraged”–Paul Washer. I need to spend time with God, and I need to do so at the beginning of the day. No one should be ashamed or intimidated by someone else’s schedule or practice. The Bible does not give […]

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My Morning Routine

Each morning I spend the first minutes of the day with God. This has now become my routine. Like a cup of coffee, getting dressed, eating breakfast, and brushing my teeth, this has become part of my life and part of me. I rarely miss this time. When it is missed, it is missed greatly. […]

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Being Thankful In All Circumstances

Thanksgiving comes at the heart of a life lived for Christ. What does God want us to know about thanksgiving? First, all of life is a gift of God. His mercies, compassions, and blessings are new every morning. As His blessings are new every morning, we should give thanks each day for the simple joys of life. Second, […]

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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

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2 (NIV)