‘Christian Living’



Giving Thanks in the Hard Times

I watched in delight and great interest yesterday as Thanksgiving greetings came by email, text, and social media. We even had a few phone calls of family members calling to say “Happy Thanksgiving.” Almost all of those folks spent time with family and enjoyed a leisurely day. Late in the day I began to think […]

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I Suggest You Try This

I grew up singing many hymns that meant so much to me. I often find myself humming or whistling a tune from years ago. I’m not much of a singer, but I whistle and hum quite a bit. One of those hymns that continues to mean much to me is “Count Your Blessings.” I’m not […]

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I’ve Had Two Really Good Days

I’ve had two really good days. I’ve been blessed to have some to time to do nothing. I haven’t shaved, and I haven’t even been in an automobile. These days have given me the opportunity to get a lot done around my house, the kind of things that need to be done. I’ve washed windows […]

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The Three Tense Life of Faith

Christians live in three tenses: past, present, and future. How is this possible? The three tenses are demonstrated in a number of places in Scripture. Paul’s letter to the Philippians gives us an excellent example of the three tenses. Paul wrote to the church at Philippi about living Godly lives. “Not that I have already […]

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It’s Not How You Start . . .

It’s how you finish. I can’t imagine how Saul, the king of Israel, felt. Saul began his reign as king of Israel with the highest possible expectations. Saul had the “it” factor. He simply looked like a king. In fact, that’s what the word of God says. He stood head and shoulders above anyone else […]

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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

I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws. — Psalm 119:30 (NIV)