‘Stories Worth Telling’



What a Privilege

Last week we had a really nice event at our church. It wasn’t a worship service, but it was a time to “give honor to those to whom honor is due.” Our long time organist has retired and is moving out of state closer to children. The interesting thing about our organist is that he […]

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Scary Awesome

Martha and I had the opportunity last month to make a trip to Yellowstone National Park. It was one of Martha’s trips of a lifetime. It has always been one of the places she particularly wanted to go. You know how something like that works. We have planned the trip for years but life kept […]

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It’s No Secret

One of my favorite stories is about secrets. A young boy tried and tried to zip his jacket but couldn’t do so. Finally, his grandmother waited as long as she could and then took charge. She said, “Here, let me show you the secret.” She grabbed both sides of the zipper, lined them up, and […]

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For the Beauty of the Earth

Martha and I recently returned from a long awaited trip to Yellowstone National Park. I went to Yellowstone when I was 15 or 16 years old. All we did at that time was drive through the park. After this visit, I realized I didn’t see much of it. Martha has never been to Yellowstone, but […]

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An Encouraging Supreme Court Decision

Last month the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that has significant meaning for churches and Christians as they seek to communicate their faith in Christ through preaching and personal conversations. At first look the decision has nothing to do with churches or with Christians being able to communicate their sincerely held religious beliefs. […]

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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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Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. — 1 John 5:12 (NIV)