‘Stories Worth Telling’



Three Reasons Why I Am Blessed

I’m spent the last three days in Phoenix, Arizona, at the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention. I love attending the convention. I usually spend a lot of time at the New Orleans Seminary Booth seeing people I taught and others I taught with at the seminary. It’s a great time. The other thing I look forward […]

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I Want to be that Man

“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do [God’s] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys”–C. S. Lewis, the Screwtape […]

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Why People Quit Their Jobs

Do you know why people quit their jobs? Nothing has changed. People quit their jobs now for the same reason they always have. They quit to get away from bad managers. Here are the statistics. More than half of the people surveyed say they left their old job to get away from a bad manager. […]

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The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

Yesterday I almost ran over a goose. For a while I didn’t know what was going to happen. He (or she) was stubborn and so was I. In the end everything worked out fine. I slowed, and he turned the other way. We were spared from having an ugly confrontation. From that little drama my […]

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This Has Been A Good Day

I’m writing this on Tuesday, and this has been a good day. This leads to two questions. First, what makes a good day? and second, what do you do when you don’t have a good day? My good day had to do with the people I work with and the good gifts God has given. […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)