‘Stories Worth Telling’



One Of The Funniest Things I’ve Ever Seen

Two weeks ago I traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for an important meeting. I dressed for the occasion–white shirt, suit, and tie. Not long after I entered I-12, I came on two sights that grabbed my attention. The first was normal, well, at least almost normal. Remember, I have on a suit and tie. I […]

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“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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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 he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. — Isaiah 53:5-6 (NIV)