‘Pastoral Leadership’



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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Values that Count

“Life is built on character, and character is built on decisions. But decisions are based on values, and values must be accepted by faith. Moses made his life-changing decisions on the basis of values that other people thought were foolish (Heb. 11:24-29), but God honored his faith”–Warren Wiersbe. “The Christian does not think that God […]

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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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Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. — 1 Peter 2:2-3 (NIV)