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Joy and Sorrow Mixed

Saturday I experienced joy and sorrow back to back. As I reviewed  my email correspondence overnight Friday, I read two emails back to back. The first had to do with a news article giving details of the execution of dozens of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. Ethiopia is one of the first countries where the Gospel […]

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The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

Yesterday morning I had the privilege to rise early (can you say 4:00 AM?) and attend the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The prayer breakfast is held each year at the beginning of the Louisiana legislative session. This was the 51st year for elected leaders and faithful pray-ers to join together. God commanded […]

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It’s April Fools’ Day, But You Don’t Have to be One

Martha’s grandmother pulled off the greatest April Fools’ joke ever for me. When Martha and I dated, her grandmother lived with them. She was a somber woman who rarely spoke and didn’t seem remotely concerned about April Fools’ Day. I suppose that’s what made it work so well. On April Fools’ Day, I came by Martha’s […]

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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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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 those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. — Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)