‘Stories Worth Telling’



Satan’s Last Words

Many years ago I heard a chapel sermon that has affected me ever since. I remember writing down the four major points on a scrap of paper. Years later I found the paper and thought again about what I had heard. The sermon was entitled, “The Four Ways Satan Tempts Us.” This sermon was in […]

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Why I’m Happy to be at the SBC (and Why It’s Hard to be a Pastor)

Martha and I are enjoying a few days in Dallas at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. We are enjoying this time of business and fellowship. Here’s why. First of all, we are enjoying seeing so many people we’ve known through the years and who do the kinds of things we do. At […]

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God is Great, God is Good

My earliest prayer was, “God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food.” For most of my life I have thought of that as a childish prayer. Now, I’ve changed my opinion. Yes, I know that prayer should be more than “saying grace” over a meal. I also know that prayer […]

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Paying Last Respects

Today Martha and I are traveling to our hometown of Brantley, Alabama, to attend the graveside service Friday for Martha’s sister, Betty Jean Oros. Betty, only the family knew her as Jean, passed away Sunday morning at 6:23 AM. We brought Jean from Brantley four years ago because we felt she needed more care than […]

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I Need A “Get Out of Jail Free” Card

I grew up with board games. We didn’t have many board games, but the ones we had were fun. We played “Sorry!,” Risk,” and several others. The one I remember the best was “Monopoly.” I wasn’t the only one who liked Monopoly. Monopoly is one of the first board games and one of the most […]

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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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Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)