‘Stories Worth Telling’



I’m Quitting

I’m quitting, and I hope you will too. I’ve quit doing what Martha calls “fiddling with my phone” while I’m driving. It wasn’t easy. I still feel the necessity to reach over and pick up my phone and see if I’ve missed something in the last 10 minutes. Now, if I’m on a long trip […]

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My First Sermon

For whatever reason, recently I began thinking about the first sermon I preached. It has been a long time ago, but I remember it well. God called me to preach in what I call a “violent” call to ministry. Most people wonder what I mean by “violent.” It’s simple. Violent seems to be the only […]

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Learn to Use Your “Undo” Button

Most editing programs have an “Undo” button and a “Redo” button. You need to find those buttons. I promise you will be thankful you did. I use those buttons often. They save me from the worst calamities. A few days ago, I was putting the finishing touches on one of my daily blogs. Though I […]

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Where Do Dinosaurs Fit in the Bible?

Where do dinosaurs fit in the Bible? Yesterday morning I sat through a delightful 90 minute presentation by Ken Ham, President and CEO of the creation Museum, made to elementary age children. The subject had to do with dinosaurs and how they fit in Scripture. Children aren’t the only ones who want to know how […]

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Was Saint Patrick a Baptist?

Today is Saint Patrick’s Day. I’ll be wearing green and the chances are most of you will be as well. People are fascinated with Saint Patrick. Today all over the country there will be St. Patrick’s Day parades. In Boston and in New Orleans, they’ll serve green beer – – maybe in a lot of […]

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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 what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” — Matthew 16:15-16 (NIV)