‘Stories Worth Telling’

Slowness Rage

There’s a syndrome for everything. Amazingly, there seems to be a syndrome to cover every kind of fault or sin. For example, the latest syndrome I have heard about is called “Pedestrian Aggressiveness Syndrome.” It makes us have “slowness rage.” “Slowness rage” describes what happens when we get angry and upset when other people around us are […]

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Is God Speaking to You?

Years ago I had an unusual encounter with someone who believed God had done a miracle in his life. By the way, I don’t doubt miracles or that God enters into the lives of individuals. I do have questions about encounters which do not reflect the truth of Scripture. My friend told me of his […]

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What Your Crisis Can Do For You

No one wants a crisis, but God’s Word shows us God works all things together for our good (Romans 8:28; Philippians 1:12). I was reminded of the power of those words this week as I looked at a New Testament owned and cherished by Martha’s uncle. In 1917, Elmer Layton, of Route 4, Brantley, Alabama, […]

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Having Coffee with God

This morning I had coffee with God. This is the way it happened. I deliberately sought God in my life, looking at Scripture and spending time in intense and intentional prayer. I call this time “Having Coffee with God.” My den is set up perfectly. Martha and I have stuffed chairs with an ottoman. Between […]

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Lean On Me

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve remembered the old rock song “Lean On Me.” You probably remember it as well. It’s almost as popular today as it was when it was recorded by Bill Withers. I checked out the lyrics the other day. These are a couple of the verses: “Lean on me, when […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)