‘Stories Worth Telling’



Do You Trust Your Beliefs Enough to Take a Bullet?

Recently, someone from our church sent me a wonderful file of recolorized photos. They were amazing and fascinating. Sometimes when I receive something like this I wonder if I really have time to look at a long list of photos, but I couldn’t put them down. The folder included all kinds of people I knew, […]

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How We Grow

Not long ago, I read a fascinating fact. Actually, it was so fascinating that I had to check its accuracy. It has to do with Chinese Bamboo. (By the way, bamboo of any kind is like Wisteria, if you don’t really like it for the rest of your life don’t plant it. You can’t have a little […]

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It’s Valentine’s Day!

Over a week ago, I asked Martha what she wanted for Valentine’s Day. She reacted positively, but she never gave me an answer! Don’t worry. I have come up with my own answer. Valentine’s day is a big deal, as it should be. Social scientists have never come up with a satisfactory answer of why […]

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Are You Happy?

Today is an unusual day in south Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. Actually, it’s not unusual to us at all, but it should be unusual to people around the country and over the world who read this blog. Today is what we call Mardi Gras day or “Fat Tuesday.” It’s called that because among Roman […]

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Our Lives Can Be Sinkholes

Did you see the picture of the massive sinkhole in southern Oregon? I watched a CNN report about a huge sinkhole along Highway 101 near the California border in southern Oregon. This was not your ordinary sinkhole. It was huge–and frightening! The most scary thing about it was where it occurred, along an eight lane […]

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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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[The Armor of God] Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. — Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)