‘Stories Worth Telling’



“Your Hair Looks Tired”

We were skiing, and I was doing my best to “wear out” my six year old grandson. It’s almost impossible to accomplish. Actually, it’s always my plan when I ski. I want to exhaust myself and everyone who skis with me. I learned to ski at age thirty-five. Like a lot of people in the […]

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Jumping The Shark

I always did like Happy Days and the Fonz. The show became a classic and the Fonz became an icon. Then something happened that changed it forever–the Fonz jumped the shark. The show was never the same again. It had reached its peak–I would say overreached. From that point on the show slowly declined. Take […]

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“Pray”

I remember it so well. I live north of New Orleans. Thousands of commuters travel the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway everyday. The bridge itself is 24.3 miles, the longest continuous bridge in the world. It has¬†beautiful sunrises and sunsets, pelicans, and even an occasional lost dolphin or manatee, but there’s not much else to see as […]

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My Most Popular Story For December

Anyone who knows me knows that I like stories. I love stories worth telling. I love to hear them, read them, and tell them. Stories are particularly powerful in the context of a sermon. Probably much of the reason for why I like stories is that I like to see people connect with the story. […]

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Driving Out The Bad

Years ago Martha and I built our “dream house.” We bought five wooded acres on a small river in an out of the way area and secured someone to draft plans. Actually, it was my dream house. I grew up with a farm and room to roam. Martha, who grew up in town, could probably […]

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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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But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)