‘Stories Worth Telling’



It’s A Secret!

It was winter and a boy who looked to be in the first or second grade struggled with the zipper on his jacket. I still occasionally struggle with the zipper on my jackets. Getting the two sides of the zipper lined up, holding both sides tight, and pulling the zipper just right isn’t easy. After […]

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Your Safety Net

I am reading a wonderful book by Robert Lewis of Fellowship Bible Church, Little Rock entitled “The Church of Irresistable Influence.” The book describes what we might today call compassion ministries. He sees his church as having irresistible influence because they build bridges to the world. One of his chapters begins with his telling the […]

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Pulling On a String

Recently, I read a fascinating story about the first suspension bridge constructed across the magnificent Niagara River Gorge.  The gorge is 825 feet across–and worse–200 feet straight down.  It was pre-1850 and all suspension bridges were suspect.  Even small bridges collapsed under the weight of light traffic, some carrying no more than humans and cattle. But […]

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Digging A Hole for Yourself

Photo by CatDavisDesign I watched in amazement as rescue workers pulled 19 year old Jakub Maly from a seven foot deep sand pit on a beach in South Florida.  The video showed Maly being pulled from the pit after a two hour rescue by over sixty workers. Maly and the remainder of the Austrian Olympic Swim team took advantage of a […]

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FBI’s Most Wanted

I found the capture of Whitey Bulger fascinating.  Bulger ran the largest New England crime syndicate out of Boston for years.  By all reports, he had a raging temper, was well connected, and ruthless.  For sixteen years he eluded the FBI, apparently running from place to place.  The last several years, he lived in plain […]

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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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It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” — Romans 14:11 (NIV)