‘Stories Worth Telling’



What Does This Mean?

Early Saturday morning a friend–a very good friend–sent me a picture of a December 2018 calendar. Accompanying the calendar was an explanation. December 2018 is the only December in our lifetime that will have five Saturdays, five Sundays, and five Mondays. It really is an interesting phenomenon. According to his explanation, it only happens once every […]

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The Mark of a Man

Today is a day of mourning and remembering the 41st President of the United States of America. George Herbert Walker Bush passed away late Friday night at the age of 94. He certainly made a mark on America. Would you think with me about this man? No doubt, you have read a number of articles […]

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Two Things I Have Never Experienced

When I give my Christian testimony, this is what I say: “There are two things I have never experienced. I have never been alone and I have never been without hope.” How can I say that? Is it Scriptural? I love Psalm 139. This psalm speaks of our intimate experience with God. It describes how […]

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I Love Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. I always have. Thanksgiving and Christmas were special times for my family. I grew up in the same town with both sets of my grandparents. Though my father‘s father died when I was eight years old, we continued to meet together on Thanksgiving day and again on Christmas day. One of the […]

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A Beautiful Picture of a Beautiful Veteran

Over the Veteran’s Day weekend I read of a 92 year old veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam who died protecting his wife from a home intruder. As a salute to all our veterans and as a beautiful picture of true love and devotion, I want to tell you the story of 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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[The Armor of God] Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. — Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)