‘Stories Worth Telling’



A Picture of Hope

I saw a picture of hope today. I captured it on my iPhone and wanted to share it with you. It’s a picture of hope for me in particular, but it represents real hope for you as well. Last week I shared with you how much I am enjoying having time to work in my […]

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It’s Always Time to Give Thanks

Yesterday blogger Jim Denison commented on the death of actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin “played Pavel Chekhov in the rebooted ‘Star Trek’ film series. He and his family emigrated from Russia seeking political asylum when he was just six months old. Anton began acting at the age of nine. With critical acclaim for his work in the […]

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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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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 throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)