‘Stories Worth Telling’



Five Years of Blogging

In May, I completed five years of writing a blog. Like most things, my blogging began simply. I’ve always written a weekly article for the church newsletter. I call it lagniappe (LAN-YAP) because I live in South Louisiana. Lagniappe is a word that means “a little something extra.” It’s much like a “baker’s dozen.” My […]

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I’m Smiling A Lot

I’m smiling a lot this week. It’s because I’m seeing so many children who are professing their faith in Christ and following Him in Christian baptism. From Vacation Bible School to children’s Bible classes to parents who are  praying for their children to know Christ and live for him all of their lives, we are […]

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Keep Your Eye on the Prize

You may remember a couple of Olympics ago a runner running a race who couldn’t resist looking around to see if anyone was catching him. His problem was that while he looked to his left his competitor passed him on the right. He lost the race. The person running a race must strictly discipline himself […]

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“If You Don’t Love Jesus You Have to Apologize”

“Only people who love Jesus go to Heaven. If you don’t love Jesus you have to apologize!” Those were the profound words stated frankly by our granddaughter Reagan when she was age four (almost five). While you might quibble about the exact accuracy of the apologize statement, we all know the truthfulness of what she […]

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Home Improvement

Last week Martha and I did some “home improvement” shopping. For us, home improvement shopping means that we’re looking for something for the house – – whether big or small – – that we think we need. Our approach is to visit several businesses to see what the possibilities are. Last week we just made […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)