‘Stories Worth Telling’



The Emperor Nero and the Word of God

Recently I became fascinated reading about the Roman Emperor Nero. We are all familiar with Nero because we all know the expression “fiddling while Rome burned.” Unfortunately, that’s about all we know about the Roman Emperor Nero. We need to know about Nero because he was the Roman emperor during one of the most significant […]

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What Learning to Ride a Bicycle Can Teach You About Life

Learning to ride a bicycle can teach you a lot about life. Last week Martha and I had a delightful time visiting with our children in South Florida. We were blessed to visit with Brad, Emily, Reagan, and Luke. Luke is about to turn 3 and has matured so much since we last saw him. […]

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My First Ever Witness to a Shark Attack

Not many people have witnessed a shark attack. Based on my experience yesterday, not many people will ever want to. Martha and I are in South Florida visiting with Brad, Emily, Reagan, and Luke. Yesterday we spent the morning at the beach and the afternoon in the pool. The Atlantic Ocean at Hutchinson Island is […]

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What the Wizard of Oz Can Teach Us About Truth

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz have a profound message to teach about truth – particularly God’s truth. It’s not hard to relive the wizard of Oz. After all, how many times have you seen it? I have viewed it so many times I feel I can quote most of the lines along with Dorothy […]

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More Martyrs: “The People of the Cross”

Last week evil struck again in the form of (at least) 28 Ethiopian Christians being executed by ISIS. A week ago, ISIS released a propaganda video showing two different executions, one on the beach in eastern Libya where an estimated 15 men in orange boiler suits were beheaded by masked militants in camouflage, and the […]

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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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Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. — Romans 15:7 (NIV)