‘Stories Worth Telling’

I’m Awesome, How About You?

Yesterday I took a break to get a cup of coffee and walked out into our larger office area. Standing next to my assistant’s desk was one of our interns. As I walked by I said, “How are you.” Her reply took me by surprise. “I’m awesome, how about you?” This is the way I […]

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Why “Deflategate” Is Such A Big Deal

It’s Super Bowl week and we should be reading and writing about who is going to win the big game and why. Instead, we’re talking about how much air footballs have in them. As much as I love football, I have no idea how much air you put in a football. Anytime I’ve aired up […]

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What You Can Learn from Ants

Several years ago before I had grandchildren of my own, I spent time playing in my front yard with a four year old boy. His mother was inside with my wife planning and praying about an important church event. For the first time in a long time, I saw the world through the eyes of […]

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Look Doc! Baby God!

One of my favorite pictures isn’t really a picture at all. It’s a drawing by Joe McKeever. Joe drew a picture of Joseph, Mary, and the baby lying in a manger. My grandson Chase and I are in the picture as well. While Mary and Joseph have a worshipful pose, Chase is filled with wonder […]

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My Seventeenth Birthday

I well remember my 17th birthday. It had already been a momentous August. My mother had major surgery earlier in the month. While she recovered, my dad, my brother, and I did our normal thing. For us the normal was working to keep a business as well as a farm running. Two weeks before my […]

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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)