‘Stories Worth Telling’



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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This Has Been A Good Day

I’m writing this on Tuesday, and this has been a good day. This leads to two questions. First, what makes a good day? and second, what do you do when you don’t have a good day? My good day had to do with the people I work with and the good gifts God has given. […]

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Seeing Yourself as Others See You

In high school I never considered myself a great student of English literature, but I have always been amazed at how much of English lit – – especially poetry – – I remember. Poetry, by its very nature, lends itself to memory. I still remember reading the wonderful poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edgar Allan Poe, […]

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Going Round and Round

Just a few minutes ago I went through a traffic circle, what the British call a “roundabout.” All of a sudden the area where I live has been filled with roundabouts, some of them in high traffic areas and the one I crossed over earlier in a residential area. All of these are new and […]

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Pushing at the Gates of Hell

I find Matthew 16:13-19 to be one of the most fascinating passages of Scripture. It contains profound meaning for the church and several difficult exegetical issues. One of the areas that is difficult to interpret is what Jesus meant by “the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). We have recently seen […]

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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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For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. — Matthew 16:25 (NIV)