‘Stories Worth Telling’



The Worst Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Life becomes exceedingly hard. You and I know that life is filled with disappointing, frustrating, and anxious moments. Some of those times are simply overwhelming. When those times come, there are things you can do to help and things you can do to make your experience worse. Today I want to write about “The Worst […]

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Three Reasons Why I Am Blessed

I’m spent the last three days in Phoenix, Arizona, at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention. I love attending the convention. I usually spend a lot of time at the New Orleans Seminary Booth seeing people I taught and others I taught with at the seminary. It’s a great time. The other thing I look forward […]

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I Want to be that Man

“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do [God’s] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys”–C. S. Lewis, the Screwtape […]

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Why People Quit Their Jobs

Do you know why people quit their jobs? Nothing has changed. People quit their jobs now for the same reason they always have. They quit to get away from bad managers. Here are the statistics. More than half of the people surveyed say they left their old job to get away from a bad manager. […]

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The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

Yesterday I almost ran over a goose. For a while I didn’t know what was going to happen. He (or she) was stubborn and so was I. In the end everything worked out fine. I slowed, and he turned the other way. We were spared from having an ugly confrontation. From that little drama my […]

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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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The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. — Psalm 121:7-8 (NIV)