‘Christian Living’



One Thing I’ll Never Understand

I’m not a particularly introspective person. I don’t sit around wondering why things are the way they are. I generally simply accept the way the world is and try to go on without stress, anger, or frustration. But, there is one thing I don’t think I will ever understand. It’s not that I don’t get […]

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Life Can Get You Down

It’s really not hard for life to get you down. The trigger that causes our discouragement can be large or small. I am amazed at how many times the trigger is something small and rather insignificant. Sometimes we know exactly why we feel the way we do. Something happened that rocked our world, and we […]

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Five Practical Steps for Wise Speech

How many times have you asked yourself: “Why did I say that?” Or, maybe you asked: “How could I say that?” Nothing seems to be as easy as saying something dumb. None of us wants to misspeak or say things we shouldn’t. What can we do to minimize our unwise words? Here are five practical […]

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Don’t Say It!

“Just whatever is on my mind is what I say.” “I don’t worry about what people think, I just say whatever’s on my mind.” You’ve probably heard people make these remarks. Unfortunately, you and I may have said them ourselves. This is not God’s way. It doesn’t foster unity in the church, and it doesn’t […]

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An Amazing Turn of Events

Some things are simply astounding. Last week I studied the events surrounding a businesswoman named Lydia who lived in Philippi in the Roman province of Macedonia (modern-day Greece). In the beginning I simply wanted to know about Lydia’s life. But as I studied I noticed something amazing. It had to do with the treatment of […]

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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

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