‘Christian Living’

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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Is Anxiety Getting the Best of You?

Is anxiety getting the best of you? Jesus spoke to his disciples about anxiety. He told them not to be anxious about their life, either what they would eat or what they would wear. Possibly, His disciples had reason to be concerned about the future. After all, they had given up everything to follow Him. […]

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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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By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. — Psalm 42:8 (NIV)