‘Lagniappe’



A Look Backward and Forward

Each year at significant milestones, I report to the church where we are and where we are going. This allows the church to reflect and look back as well as look forward. Part of my responsibility is to lead the church in understanding God’s vision. One way that I do so is to have a […]

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If You Want Life To Be Different . . .

If you want life to be different, you have to do something different. It’s not rocket science. It’s not something that only I could come up with. My guess is that your normal fourth grader could come to the same conclusion. If that is true, then why do we keep doing the same things over […]

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Something’s Up

Late last summer I told our pastoral staff “Something’s Up.” I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I sensed that good things were happening in our church and in our community. As we moved to the fall, we continued to see these good things and even more added to it. Now that we […]

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Having A Christmas Of Significance

We get caught up in giving and receiving, enjoying and going, doing and planning at Christmas. What we really need is a Christmas of significance–a Christmas that truly can be remembered. What would a Christmas of significance look like? If we look at Matthew 2, we find the visit by the wise men and the […]

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Christmas Is Not Your Birthday

Christmas is not your birthday. Isn’t it amazing? We do treat Christmas like it’s our birthday. We indulge ourselves in almost every way–eating, drinking, buying expensive gifts. Christmas has become one big birthday party that we throw for ourselves. Have we forgotten that Christmas is about the Good News? That we really should think of […]

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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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Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. — Romans 12:10 (NIV)