‘Stories Worth Telling’

The Flood of 2016

This last week has been a bad week in Louisiana. First, the northern part of our state suffered catastrophic flooding. Then, the Southeast portion of our state (where I live and serve) has been hit with what has been called an “historic flood.” Saint Joseph’s Abby, a monastery built in the 1800s, has never flooded. […]

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What Jesus Does for Me Right Now

  I still remember the profound impact this challenge made on me, “Tell me what it is Jesus does for you right now?” People without Christ – – maybe even people who know Christ – – want to know what it is that Jesus does for us day by day and right this moment. What we […]

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How I Came to Faith in Christ

I appreciate all of you who read this blog day by day. Many of you are members of the congregation where I serve as pastor. Others live across the country. Whether you know me personally or not, it’s good for you to hear how I came to faith in Christ. I certainly celebrate the lives […]

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What the Ritz Carlton Taught Me about Church

Last week Martha and I were treated to a real blessing. We went to the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans and to the Pelicans – Spurs basketball game at the Smoothie King Center. All of that was a gift from our church staff for Christmas. They certainly gave us a great gift and set […]

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What If I Don’t Have Time to Go to the Bahamas?

Yesterday morning I was “knee deep in alligators” when the phone rang. “Congratulations, you’ve been selected for a free cruise for two people to the Bahamas. Yes, the Bahamas, and it’s free and all expenses are paid. All you have to do is . . . ” At that point, I ended the call, saying, […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)