‘Christian Living’



What’s A Church?

America is made up of churches, but the wide range of differences in churches makes me wonder what the church really is . Where should we go to decide what the church is and what it should be? As I’ve often told my congregation, my mother reminded me often that “We are a New Testament […]

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Is There Hope for Religious Freedom?

Yesterday’s United States Supreme Court decision brought hope that religious freedom in America may indeed continue. You probably know the particulars in the case. In 2012, a gay couple asked a Colorado baker to prepare a cake celebrating their same-sex wedding. The baker declined on the basis of his deeply held religious belief that same-sex […]

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Four Attitudes to Carry You Through Life

My life is almost completely consumed with what a friend and member of our congregation calls “PastorLand.“ PastorLand can be all consuming and require more than anybody can possibly give. The statement about the all consuming nature of “PastorLand” also is a fairly good description of life. Life is filled with hurt and pain and demands […]

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What You Can Do With Your Grief

As a follower of Christ, what should I do with my grief? After all, I don’t want my grief to go to waste. I want my grief–even my grief–to be used for His glory. God’s Word speaks a powerful word about grief. God is the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. “He […]

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Comfort Food for the Soul

Every now and then I just need some comfort food. You probably know the feeling. I start looking for hamburgers and fries or fried chicken. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen often. While I don’t get comfort food often, I desperately need food for my soul. I find that comfort in the Word of God. Let me […]

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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 wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)