‘Stories Worth Telling’

Can You Go To Sleep, If You Won’t Close Your Eyes?

Can you go to sleep if you don’t close your eyes? It’s not a question I think about often. In fact, I have never thought about it before last week. Last week, we were blessed to have a few days to make a trip to see our children in “way south Florida.” Brad, Emily, Reagan, […]

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Renovating Your Soul

People who live in the United States along the Central Coast of the Gulf of Mexico will probably never forget August 29, 2005. On that Monday morning in August hurricane Katrina roared ashore. While the Mississippi Gulf Coast took the brunt of the wind damage and the storm surge, the city of New Orleans faced […]

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What Are You Afraid Of?

The World Cup has captured the imagination of people around the globe. While soccer, or football as others know it, is not as big in the USA, it is certainly big in the rest of the world. These matches have been great. Sunday’s match between the USA and Portugal was an exciting contest. How could […]

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Little Things Can Kill You

What kills people? What should you worry about, and what should not worry you? Recently, I read a fascinating tweet that described what kills people. I don’t know why they gave these stats, but the stats in themselves are fascinating. What kills people? When I go in the water in the gulf or the ocean […]

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The Importance of Small Things

“Take care of the little things and the large things will take care of themselves.” Those were the words of Admiral William McRaven, commander of a US Navy special forces unit, known to most of us as the Navy Seals. Recently, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about Admiral McRaven’s commencement address […]

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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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But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)