‘Christian Living’



The Most Solemn and Significant Time of the Year

For Christians, today begins the most solemn and significant time of the year – – the weeks leading up to Resurrection Sunday. For many Christians this is a time of fasting and prayer. For all Christians, it is a time of deep reflection as we remember how our Lord voluntarily gave Himself on the cross […]

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Where is the Hardest Place to Be a Christian?

This past week I read an article about the 50 hardest countries to live as a Christian. It was a survey and study to determine the places where  Christians are most persecuted. As you sort through the list, most of the nations are what you would expect. North Korea has been at the top of […]

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What the Powerball Tells Us About Ourselves

I’m writing this on Wednesday afternoon so I don’t know what happened late last night with the Powerball drawing. Eventually, someone is going to win. Until that happens Americans will continue to throw their money after the big prize. You probably know all the particulars. The country is in a frenzy over the giveaway of […]

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Happy New Year from Waylon and Martha

Martha and I wish you a joyful and blessed new year. This year gives us the opportunity to love God and love people. It allows us time to join with others who want to make a difference in our world. I want to thank you for the privilege you give me. Many of you begin […]

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May God Grant You a Blessed Christmas

Martha and I wish you a time of true worship and adoration of God as you meditate on His gift to you and me. “Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor […]

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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

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)