‘Stories Worth Telling’



You’ve Got Your Hands Full

Martha and I attended the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, a three day meeting filled to the brim with meetings, preaching, singing, and convention business.  That is all nice, but it’s not what makes people attend each year. People attend to see old friends and to ask them:  “where are you now?”  It’s a […]

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A Father’s Day Story

Sometimes the worst of times and the best of times come in close proximity.  That’s the way it was with Reginald Epps, Sr, of Coaling Alabama.  Coaling is a small community east of Tuscaloosa.  On the afternoon of April 27, 2011, Reginald Epps watched the weather.  Though he was due to be at his fire station […]

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What Are You Afraid Of?

A young woman in our church is doing her best to live a quiet and godly life before her husband.  She wants to be faithful in obedience to God in reaching her husband for Christ.  These are her words:  “I want him to know that in accepting Christ nothing is lost.” Many people fear what […]

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Conformed to the Image of Christ

As a teenager, my parents took us on a wonderful trip–two weeks to Yellowstone and back.  Part of the way back was a ride through the Badlands of South Dakota, the last part of the trip before turning south and heading home.  Near the little village of Keystone, stands the magnificent Mt. Rushmore with its […]

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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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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. — Colossians 3:15 (NIV)