‘Stories Worth Telling’



What Just Happened Here?

Last week I witnessed a near altercation in a big box store parking lot. I had a hard time believing what I was seeing and a hard time understanding what took place. Martha and I were traveling out of town last Friday afternoon when we realized we needed to stop off and pick up an […]

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Matthew the Tax Collector

Recently, I have been fascinated by Matthew the Tax Collector. By the way, “Matthew the Tax Collector” is how he identified himself (Matthew 10:3). I assume that what the early believers said about the author of the First Gospel is correct. Second generation Christians gave us what they knew about the authors of the books […]

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“May God Protect Us All”

Hurricane Irma, with its 185 mile per hour winds, made landfall on the Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Antigua early this morning. You know by now that Irma is the most fierce storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean (storms even more fierce have been in the warmer waters of the Caribbean Sea and the […]

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No Camping for Me!

Before I was an older teenager, I camped out quite a bit. It all started with my family going on a camping trip with my best friend’s family. Imagine four adults and four boys on a camping trip in one station wagon! I also did a lot of hiking and camping with my Boy Scout […]

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The Day They Gave A Standing Ovation at IHOP

The awful devastation of Hurricane Harvey made me remember something that happened twelve years ago. Twelve years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It has taken these twelve years to recover. Like me, many people in my home area recall the devastation and anxiety associated with such a great disaster. […]

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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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My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. — 1 John 2:1 (NIV)