‘Christian Living’



Not a Happy Mardi Gras

In my part of the world, it’s Mardi Gras. For whatever Mardi Gras turns out to be, it’s at least supposed to be happy. Some of my friends call it the feast before the fast. But based on what is going on in the world, particularly over the weekend, this is not a happy time […]

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Five More Ways to Make Your Marriage Better

Last week Martha and I sat down and discussed many areas that will make marriage better–not just ours but anybody’s. While marriage is hard–it has to be because we are all flawed individuals–it is not impossible. There are a number of ways you and your spouse can improve your marriage. Here are three ways I […]

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That Was A Bad Play Call

Super Bowl XLIX ended on a bizarre play that robbed Seattle of certain victory and gave another title to the New England Patriots. The play went down like this. With under three minutes in the game, Tom Brady led the Patriots to a game winning touchdown, but, of course, the game wasn’t over. Russell Wilson […]

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Why “Frozen” Has Good Advice for You

Right up front I have to give full disclosure. I’ve never watched “Frozen” all the way through. I have seen bits and pieces, and I know the Disney Corporation’s revenue is being fueled by “Frozen.” I may be one of the few parents or grandparents who hasn’t seen the movie, but I know we can […]

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A Time to Mourn

Today, January 22, 2015, marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. On that date the United States Supreme Court gave a constitutional right to abortion in the United States of America. Since that time, it is estimated 55-60 million¬†abortions have occurred, over one million each year. Only four countries support abortion until the time […]

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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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[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” — Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)