‘Christian Living’



Today, I Am Catholic

Today, I am Catholic. Not because I necessarily agree with many positions of the Roman Catholic Church, but because I believe in religious liberty. There is no right more precious than the right to practice your religious beliefs. We enjoy the freedom of religion–not freedom from religion–as the first of our basic rights. Those who […]

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Is An Awakening Possible For America?

When a place is without a church or a message of hope and redemption, moral conditions will inevitably decline. Today, we are in the midst of severe cultural, moral, and spiritual decline in America. Is it possible that God will bless us again with awakening? That was also the case in the America west of […]

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My Thoughts On The National Prayer Breakfast

Martha and I enjoyed a wonderful experience last week. We traveled to Washington, DC, to attend the National Prayer Breakfast sponsored by members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. We had a great trip, traveling with Michael and Donna Sprague and Joey and Gwen LaCoste. We enjoyed the fellowship and we enjoyed the […]

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Praying For An Awakening

Like many of you, I am praying for spiritual awakening. I am praying for it in my church, in Louisiana, and in America. What would a spiritual awakening resemble? There are two concrete examples for spiritual awakening in America. The first began in 1734. The second took place approximately 1792-1840. Jonathan Edwards is generally described […]

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Looking To God For Revival

I am praying for revival and awakening in America. I am not alone. In Louisiana, many of the churches–Baptist and many others–are seeking God by prayer and fasting. We are asking God for what only He can do to change our society. Churches often try to program change, but real change cannot be programmed. Rather, […]

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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

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)