‘Christian Living’

How About Some Marriage Counseling?

If you are getting married at First Baptist Church or by a minister from First Baptist we ask–that is, require–that you have premarital counseling. During this time of premarital counseling, we give people the basics of successful marriages. We discuss these five areas–communication, religion, sex, money, and in-laws. All of these are basics for marriages. […]

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How I’m Praying for My Grandchildren

I have four grandchildren in Generation Z. Their ages range from 14 to 3 years old. They will grow up in the greatest time of change that I can imagine. Culture has flip-flopped in the few years of my oldest grandson. He was born ten days after 9/11. He has grown up during the most […]

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The Most Progressive Thing I Know

Do you value progress? Do you like to see things move forward? I certainly do. I like to see things get better. I love to see the church grow and the community become a better place to live. For several years now, when my church members tell how their children are doing, I say: “There […]

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What Are You Thinking?

Tell me what you are thinking, and I will tell you what you are doing. God’s word is truth. Here is the truth found in Scripture: As a man “thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). You are what you think, and you will do what you think. Recently, I had a man […]

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Life Can Get You Down

We’ve all been there, and we all know it’s true. Life can seem so heavy, and life can get you down. I think about this issue often because I see this happening all around me. It’s strange, isn’t it? We who have so much find that life is heavy and hard to deal with. What […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)