‘Lagniappe’



Trends That Encourage Me

I am encouraged about many things, and I want to share some of these with you. I am encouraged about people who are turning to God for their problems. Our pastors get to see many people with deep problems. That is always sad, but it gives us a lift to hear people say, “I’ve realized […]

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It’s Time

This year marks the 200th year of statehood for Louisiana. It should be a wonderful year as we look back over the history of our wonderful state. This also marks the 200th year of Baptist work in the state. It has been a good 200 years. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. This is […]

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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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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

[To the Church in Laodicea] “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. — Revelation 3:14,20 (NIV)