‘Christian Living’



Three Things I Wish All Church Members Knew

As a pastor, I have many things that I wish church members knew. Today, I would like to give you three areas that are essential to a healthy church. First, your church is only as spiritual, Godly, loving, kind, or evangelistic as you are. It’s so easy to talk about “they” or “them” but it’s […]

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A Response to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast twelve years ago yesterday. I thought I would never again see anything as devastating. Hurricane Harvey is making everyone reassess their understanding of the word “catastrophe.” The images and the reports are beyond comprehension. Two nights ago I awakened in the middle of […]

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A Game-changing Attitude

I have always been moved and amazed at the words of the Apostle Paul about his life. He faced opposition of almost every kind. He faced persecution, shipwreck, beatings with whips and rods, imprisonment, and, last of all, execution. In all of this he looked to Jesus. His one passion was “to know him and […]

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Last Night’s Lottery

Yesterday afternoon I read a financial website concerning last night’s $700 million lottery. As you know people all over the country have been in a frenzy over such a large payout. Earlier in the day, I heard a discussion about getting lawyers to draw up papers in case people in an office were pooling their […]

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How to Think Differently

“You are what you eat and what you think.” That’s what my mama told me. In later years, I have kidded her by saying, “If we are what we eat, then we must be fried.” We certainly had a lot of (really good) fried food growing up. Both aphorisms are true. Eating matters and so […]

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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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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. — Proverbs 9:10 (NIV)