‘Christian Living’

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a week away! Maybe you have already begun to make plans about what you’re going to do or where you’re going or what you’re going to prepare for the big day. It’s certainly not something that you do on short notice. I’d like to talk with you about getting ready for Thanksgiving in […]

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How Did Christians Vote?

How did Christians vote in the presidential election? This has become one of the prominent issues in this campaign. It is of interest for all kinds of reasons. Those who analyze elections are trying to determine how the elections work and what makes people vote in certain ways. Those who are running for office want […]

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How to Pray for the Next President

I am writing this on Tuesday afternoon, waiting for the polls to close and the votes to be counted. Sometime late tonight we will know who the next president of the United States will be. No matter who is elected (and yes, it does make a real difference to me) Christians have an obligation to […]

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Does It Matter Who Wins?

It’s election day. Does it matter who wins? I remember the first time I heard someone say, “I’m not going to vote. It doesn’t matter who wins. They are all corrupt.” I was 12 years old. Even at age 12, that statement didn’t make sense to me. It still doesn’t. Let’s examine the statement that […]

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Five Things I Try to Remember When I Am Afraid

Fear is an enemy that kills without firing a shot. Fear cannot grasp you, but it can paralyze you. Fear cannot choke you, but it can leave you gasping for air. Fear destroys. We know what it is to be afraid. From walking through a cemetery at night as a child to worrying about the […]

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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

[Ask, Seek, Knock] “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. — Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)