‘Pastoral Leadership’

Heaven and Hell

“Earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, a region of Hell; and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself”–C.S. Lewis. “What matters last, matters most. When we are in heaven, the fears, worries, and distractions of this fallen […]

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2018 Best Practices #3

Resolutions don’t mean much. Which of your New Year’s resolutions from last year can you remember? We make resolutions but rarely do we resolve to do anything different. Let me suggest something different. Let me suggest you adopt “Best Practices for 2018.”¬†Adopting practices for life with help you do things that will always make a […]

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God’s Will

“The key to knowing [God’s] present-tense will is present-tense surrender to his will. Sign a blank check and let him fill in the amount. Give him each day as it comes, trusting him to lead and use you as he wishes. There can be only one driver behind the wheel of your heart, only one […]

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New Words for the New Year

“But I do know this about the future: it comes one day at a time. And the safest way to prepare for tomorrow is to be right with God today. . . . When we consult God before we serve him, he is able to lead us according to his ‘good and acceptable and perfect’ […]

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What We Need in 2018

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). “Fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement: he is a rebel who must lay down his arms”–C.S. Lewis “There’s a silent pause between Christmas and the New […]

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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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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. — Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)