‘Stories Worth Telling’

How We Grow

Not long ago, I read a fascinating fact. Actually, it was so fascinating that I had to check its accuracy. It has to do with Chinese Bamboo. (By the way, bamboo of any kind is like Wisteria, if you don’t really like it for the rest of your life don’t plant it. You can’t have a little […]

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It’s Valentine’s Day!

Over a week ago, I asked Martha what she wanted for Valentine’s Day. She reacted positively, but she never gave me an answer! Don’t worry. I have come up with my own answer. Valentine’s day is a big deal, as it should be. Social scientists have never come up with a satisfactory answer of why […]

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Are You Happy?

Today is an unusual day in south Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. Actually, it’s not unusual to us at all, but it should be unusual to people around the country and over the world who read this blog. Today is what we call Mardi Gras day or “Fat Tuesday.” It’s called that because among Roman […]

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Our Lives Can Be Sinkholes

Did you see the picture of the massive sinkhole in southern Oregon? I watched a CNN report about a huge sinkhole along Highway 101 near the California border in southern Oregon. This was not your ordinary sinkhole. It was huge–and frightening! The most scary thing about it was where it occurred, along an eight lane […]

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Are You Nervous? Afraid?

Are you dealing with stress? Are you nervous? Afraid? Do you get nervous when you speak in public? Are you afraid of certain situations and what might happen? Almost everyone gets nervous when they speak in public. It’s one of the greatest fears in life.You may remember that people often say speaking in public is […]

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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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Verse of the Day

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)