‘Stories Worth Telling’



What Are We Afraid to Do?

Life is filled – – actually it is overflowing – – with decisions. We have been making a lot of decisions at my house both in life and with  church. It has seemed lately that the decision-making has gone to a totally new level. Two weeks ago I left early Monday morning to catch a […]

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What Makes You Happy?

Yesterday afternoon I walked through the new preschool and children’s building for our church. We hope to open the building September 10. Everything is getting ready for an explosion of children and preschoolers in the coming days. We can hardly wait. One of the great features of the building is that it is filled with […]

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What a Privilege

Last week we had a really nice event at our church. It wasn’t a worship service, but it was a time to “give honor to those to whom honor is due.” Our long time organist has retired and is moving out of state closer to children. The interesting thing about our organist is that he […]

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Scary Awesome

Martha and I had the opportunity last month to make a trip to Yellowstone National Park. It was one of Martha’s trips of a lifetime. It has always been one of the places she particularly wanted to go. You know how something like that works. We have planned the trip for years but life kept […]

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It’s No Secret

One of my favorite stories is about secrets. A young boy tried and tried to zip his jacket but couldn’t do so. Finally, his grandmother waited as long as she could and then took charge. She said, “Here, let me show you the secret.” She grabbed both sides of the zipper, lined them up, and […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)