‘Stories Worth Telling’



Is The Resurrection A Hoax?

Last week I read the interesting and bizarre story of Raymond Roth, a native of the northeast area of the United States. The interesting part of all this is that the week before Easter Raymond Roth pleaded guilty to fraud for having faked his own death. He did this in order for his wife and […]

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What Jesus Did In Return

Shortly before Christmas I watched in fascination as my neighbor’s dog dug in the ground frantically. Some dogs love to dig holes, others don’t. This dog never digs. I couldn’t imagine what he was after. In just a few seconds, it became clear what was happening. All of a sudden a small creature jumped into […]

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I’ve Never Seen Snow

Last week Martha and I had the joy of skiing in Colorado with our older daughter and her family. Chris, Anna, Jake, and Chase were a delight to be with and fun to have as skiing partners. We were blessed to get to stay in a friend’s house and enjoy a few days away. It […]

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You Should Say Something

Last year I had the wonderful privilege of attending the National Prayer Breakfast at the invitation of my good friend Michael Sprague. It was a great highlight for me. We heard Eric Metaxas speak and Robert Griffin, III, give the closing prayer. This week I listened to the prayer breakfast for this year. Dr. Ben […]

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Remembering My Dad

My father passed away fifteen years ago today–Valentine’s Day, 1998. I can vividly see in my mind the time he slipped into the conscious presence of the Lord.. Some people might think this makes Valentine’s Day a sad occasion but that is not the case for me. To me, it seems to be an impetus […]

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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)