‘Stories Worth Telling’



“I Don’t See Any God Up Here”

I can barely remember 1957, but I remember the stir caused when the Russians put their satellite called “Sputnik” in space. The tiny satellite frightened America and all of the free world. Communism, as led by the Russians, was outpacing us in space exploration. President Eisenhower immediately called for stronger teaching of math and science in American schools. Shortly after […]

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Linsanity

What is the fascination with Jeremy Lin? If you don’t know who Jeremy Lin is, you are one of the few people. Lin is the point guard of the New York Knicks. Earlier this season, Lin was sleeping on his brother’s couch. Now he is one of the biggest names in sports. How big is […]

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Shaking My Head

Texting has some great–and some not so great–shorthand. For the most part, these are abbreviations. You know like, IMHO, that is, “in my humble opinion.” Or, BTW, which is “by the way,” but my favorite is SMH, shorthand for “shaking my head.” It’s a way of saying that what you have seen or heard is […]

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“Run, Athena, Run!”

Have you ever thought about running the length of the country? Have you ever run 15 miles in a day? Would you even consider giving it a try? How about running 15 miles six days a week for five and a half months? Last week several members of our church met Athena Papadopoulas, a young […]

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Tim Tebow And Jeremy Lin

Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin are the two biggest sports personalities of the year. It seems they have captured the imagination of the American people. Jermey Lin has the fastest selling NBA jersey. During the NFL season Tim Tebow had the first or second fastest selling jersey for NFL players. What is it that makes […]

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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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Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:11-12 (NIV)