‘Christian Living’



Once Upon A Time

Don’t you love the words “Once upon a time?” When you hear these words, you know exactly what’s coming. You know that it will be an entertaining story, and you know that it probably will end with “and they lived happily ever after.” We all want a “Once upon a time” and “they lived happily […]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Life is filled with decisions. Decision making¬†starts young, and it never ends. Just yesterday, I asked my grand daughter how she felt about something. She had to think about how she felt and then decide how to communicate her feelings to me. Also late yesterday, Senator John McCain, a war hero and […]

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How Love Overcomes A Multitude of Wrongs

Why did Paul put such an emphasis on love, and why did he place “the love chapter” in the middle of a section about spiritual gifts? It’s important to note that Paul is not the only one who emphasized the importance of love. Peter and James called it the Royal law. They understood love as […]

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The Greatest

Almost all of us think of 1 Corinthians 13 as the Love Chapter, but we may not know why it is called that or what it’s true significance is. I read the “Love Chapter” at almost every wedding I conduct. It is beautiful language, and it presents the perfect setting for a wedding. While it […]

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Simple Steps to More Meaningful Prayer

I’ve never met a follower of Christ who didn’t want and need a more meaningful prayer life. I’ve written many devotionals about prayer. When I think of fervent and devoted prayer, Elijah immediately comes to mind. Through prayer and devotion to God, he was able to take on the pagan king and queen of Israel […]

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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

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” — Mark 9:35 (NIV)