‘Life apps’

Understanding Where You Live

When I have the opportunity to speak with other pastors about church, I usually say you have to know where you live. For example, south Louisiana is different from most parts of the country. The particulars of leading a church are different here than other places. You have to know where you live. Today, I […]

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Take Care Of Your Body

Last week a disturbing–but not unexpected–report came out that showed as many people die from inactivity as those who die from smoking. If you really think about it, the report is not surprising at all. Little or no activity kills. As Christians, we should take this to heart. God created us, and put us on […]

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How Should We Pray?

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21). In my judgment, the above passage is one of the great […]

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How Can We Touch America?

As we approach the 236th anniversary of the establishment of our republic, we instinctively know our country is in trouble. Whether economically, militarily, intellectually, or socially, we know we face difficult days ahead. One sad example of the state of our union is the decline of the family and the number of children born out […]

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Practical Steps For Experiencing God

When we look at what’s important in life, can anything be more important than knowing God? Is it even possible to know Him? Many people would argue that God can’t be known. He is the unknowable or the unfathomable. The Bible is clear that God wants to be known by us. He desires an intimate […]

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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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Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. — Psalm 119:165 (NIV)