‘Pastoral Leadership’



Are You Worried About the Future?

“The next time you worry about tomorrow¬†remember what God did for you yesterday”–Jim Denison. “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future”–Corrie ten Boom. “All our Lord has done, he can still do (Hebrews 13:8)”–Warren Wiersbe. “O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter […]

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What to Do When You Are “Worn Out”

Years ago, my favorite cartoonist, Joe McKeever, drew a cartoon of a man kneeling to pray at the end of the day. The words of the prayer were these: “Lord, I am so tired.” I’ve never talked with Joe about the cartoon, but I am almost positive it was a self-portrait. Few things in life […]

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Love, Marriage, and Faith

“Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. ‘At last!’ the man exclaimed. ‘This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called “woman,” because she was taken from “man.” ‘ This is why a man leaves his father and […]

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Do I Have to Sin?

‘God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it”–1 Corinthians 10:13. “When we choose deliberately to obey [God], then he will tax the remotest star and the last grain of […]

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What Are You Going to Do Tomorrow?

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young”–Henry Ford. “It ain’t over till it’s over”–Yogi Berra. “Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual look forward to the eternal world is […]

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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 wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)