‘Life apps’



The Person Who Pleases God

I respect Amos deeply. In fact, Amos is generally regarded as one of the great prophets. Along with Isaiah, Hosea, and Micah, he prophesied during the zenith of Old Testament prophecy in the eighth century BC. What was it that made Amos such a great man of God? What is that makes us people who […]

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“How Do I Hear God Talking To Me?”

A pastor friend of mine told me about going to a church to preach in the pastor’s absence. At the end of the service, a young girl walked to the front and asked for help. “I want to hear God’s voice,” she said. “How do I hear God talking to me?” Answering God’s call contains […]

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Making Your Days Count

Moses described the brevity and difficulty of life and asked God to teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12). Moses’ request shows us that we truly need God to guide our thoughts and to direct our paths. When left to our own thoughts we tend […]

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Guidelines for Better Relationships

Keeping good relationships—both in families and in life in general—is not easy. To see how difficult good relationships are simply look at the Scripture. Adam and Eve rebelled against God and sin entered the world. Immediately, we see problems with relationships. Cain killed his brother Abel. Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery. The disciples argued […]

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Bravery is Something You Do

My dad came from a  family of three boys and three girls. My father was the second child and the first son. The youngest child–his sister– is only a few years older than me.  As a young teenager, everything scared her. It really didn’t matter what it happened to be. It could be a bug […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)