‘Stories Worth Telling’



Why It’s Better Than You Think

Yesterday I reread a 2016 article from Christianity Today entitled “Why the Local Church Is Trending Up.” The subtitle is, “We needn’t be afraid about the future of our congregations.” I don’t know many devoted followers of Christ who are not somewhat concerned about the future of the local church, particularly in America. I find […]

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The Myth of “We’ve Got to Do Something!”

You’ve probably heard it; you’ve probably even said it, “We’ve just got to do something!” I remember a church member long ago who went on a trip to look for an orchestra and choir leader for our church. When he came back to give his report, he noted how in charge the leader was. He […]

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Attitude or IQ?

Yesterday I read an article that asked whether attitude or IQ was most important for success in life. Most of us probably think–or fear–that the answer is intellect. We assume as the author said that the those with the greater IQ will leave the rest of us in the dust when it comes to success […]

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One of the Most Poweful Statements I’ve Ever Heard

A couple of days ago, Dr. Jim Denison wrote about a man who was falsely accused and imprisoned for 39 years for a murder he did not commit. His name is Craig Coley. He was released and acquitted because a detective saw that something was not right and took up his case. In the end, […]

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True Strength

I grew up in a small town that had only one small block of stores on each side of the street. Apart from that one block, there were no other businesses. While we didn’t have much in the way of entertainment, we did have one place where I spent quite a bit of time. We […]

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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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But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. — James 3:17-18 (NIV)