‘Stories Worth Telling’



The Mark of a Man

Today is a day of mourning and remembering the 41st President of the United States of America. George Herbert Walker Bush passed away late Friday night at the age of 94. He certainly made a mark on America. Would you think with me about this man? No doubt, you have read a number of articles […]

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Two Things I Have Never Experienced

When I give my Christian testimony, this is what I say: “There are two things I have never experienced. I have never been alone and I have never been without hope.” How can I say that? Is it Scriptural? I love Psalm 139. This psalm speaks of our intimate experience with God. It describes how […]

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I Love Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. I always have. Thanksgiving and Christmas were special times for my family. I grew up in the same town with both sets of my grandparents. Though my father‘s father died when I was eight years old, we continued to meet together on Thanksgiving day and again on Christmas day. One of the […]

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A Beautiful Picture of a Beautiful Veteran

Over the Veteran’s Day weekend I read of a 92 year old veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam who died protecting his wife from a home intruder. As a salute to all our veterans and as a beautiful picture of true love and devotion, I want to tell you the story of the […]

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A Salute to Veterans

This past weekend was a moving time for me. It all began on Saturday as I heard some of the history of Veteran’s Day. It began, of course, with the Armistice Day of World War I. That war ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 AM. When I heard that I […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)