‘Stories Worth Telling’



How Satan Uses Our Missed Shots Against Us

I hope you saw yesterday’s “A Lesson in Leadership.” It was an amazing story of encouragement in the midst of stress and hurt. The story had to do with a missed shot in a basketball game. Instead of chewing out the young player, the veteran, Draymond Green, encouraged the young player to put the missed […]

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A Lesson in Leadership

Martha and I watch the NBA Playoffs each May. We have watched since early in our marriage. There are probably not many people who do this with the fervor and commitment that we have for these playoffs. That’s where this lesson in leadership comes from. Actually, it’s a very unlikely source. During the NBA’s Western […]

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The Fragility of the Church

My mother is aging and is becoming more and more feeble. For this reason, we are making more trips to see her. We did so this week. One of the places I visited when I went home was the location of the first church where I served as a pastor. The church building was about 12 […]

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Our Hope

I have good news and bad news. We smile at that statement, but we know that the statement is true. There is always bad news. As long as “Satan is alive and well” and as long as we struggle with our old sinful nature, there will be plenty of bad news. But, I also have […]

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How Eyewitnesses Work

We all know the contemporary importance of eyewitnesses, but do we understand the long-term importance of an eyewitness? Let me give you an example of how an eyewitness account continues to have significance for generations to come. My wife is the youngest child in her family. Her father was the youngest child in his large […]

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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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[Two Kinds of Wisdom] Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. — James 3:13 (NIV)