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Give Me This Day My Daily Blog

Last week I had the opportunity to go to dinner with several friends. I don’t know why the subject came up (I didn’t bring it up), but we began to speak about my blog and specifically how I could write a blog every day. I quickly responded that it’s only 300–500 words per article and […]

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Are You Superstitious?

Are you superstitious about the new year? I didn’t grow up in a superstitious family, but my family had a healthy appreciation for the traditions of their ancestors. For example, while sweeping up something or the other on New Year’s Day, my mother would smile and say you’re not supposed to sweep on New Year’s […]

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What Are You Leaving Behind?

Elba, Alabama, looms large in my mother’s family.I was reminded of that this week when I went back to my hometown of Brantley, Alabama, to visit my mother for Christmas. Like much of the nation, the state of Alabama has had extremely heavy rains over the last few days and weeks. They have experienced a […]

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Steve Harvey and the Miss Universe Pageant

By now, you probably know the story of Steve Harvey and the Miss Universe Pageant. The pageant was held in mid December and, of course, it was a big event broadcast live around the world. I suppose everything went smoothly until the announcement of the first runner-up and the new Miss Universe. That’s when things […]

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How Far Can You Run?

Recently I read about a half marathon race run in Bangkok, Thailand. You may know that the distance of a half marathon is 13.1 miles. While it’s not nearly the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles), I still have a hard time getting my mind around running thirteen miles. What made this half marathon in […]

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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)