‘Christian Living’



Praying for What You Don’t Have

Sometime back in my teen years, my mother taught me about prayer. She said that many people pray what she called “Gimme, gimme, gimme” prayers. In case you missed the point, she meant that people are always asking God for things, usually selfish and trivial in nature. They are praying “Give me” prayers. What should […]

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When Life Becomes Hard

Whenever I write about the difficulties of life, I receive a relatively large number of comments. I understand why. We all face difficulties in life. You probably know the oft quoted saying about troubles. “You are either in the midst of trouble, you are coming out of a period of trouble, or you about to […]

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How to Treat the People Around You

We see people everyday. We are always interacting with others–at church, home, work, shopping, or traveling. We are always dealing with people. How should we treat the people around us? Recently, I had a friend ask what I learned from my grandparents. I began to tell about all four of my grandparents, but I majored […]

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Help Your Heart–Help Your Mind

After a long hiatus from running, I have finally gotten “on the road again.” For me, being on the road again has nothing to do with singing. It has to do with running (which I used to do) and jogging (which I do now). I am thankful to be able to get outside and run. […]

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Shining Light in the Darkness

Yesterday, I wrote about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. That nomination has brought on division and confrontation. It should bring on honest discussion and a desire to know Judge Kavanaugh and his qualifications for the court. We always need to pray, but we […]

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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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[To the Church in Laodicea] “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. — Revelation 3:14,20 (NIV)