‘Stories Worth Telling’



Little Things Can Kill You

What kills people? What should you worry about, and what should not worry you? Recently, I read a fascinating tweet that described what kills people. I don’t know why they gave these stats, but the stats in themselves are fascinating. What kills people? When I go in the water in the gulf or the ocean […]

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The Importance of Small Things

“Take care of the little things and the large things will take care of themselves.” Those were the words of Admiral William McRaven, commander of a US Navy special forces unit, known to most of us as the Navy Seals. Recently, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about Admiral McRaven’s commencement address […]

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My Dear Sister-in-Law

  Today we have the Christian memorial service for Rose Layton DePauw, Martha’s sister who passed away last week. At the service, we will celebrate her life, encourage and grieve with her family, and look forward to the day when we shall see her again. The most wonderful thing I can tell you about Rose […]

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Are Your Prayers Big Enough?

On June 24 along with several of the pastoral team of FBC Covington, I intend to be in Lafayette, Louisiana, praying for awakening in Louisiana and in our nation. We will be at First Baptist Church in Lafayette at the invitation of their pastor, Dr. Steve Horn. Steve currently serves as president of the Louisiana […]

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What Would You Do With an Extra $40,000?

What would you do with an extra $40,000? Maybe $40,000 wouldn’t be a windfall to everyone, but to most of us $40,000 is a lot of money. Recently, three female college students had to come to grips with the dilemma of $40,000 they didn’t expect to have. It all started with a trip to a […]

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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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And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. — 1 John 4:16 (NIV)