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Take Small Bites

Yesterday, I spent most of the day in central Louisiana at a meeting of Louisiana Baptist leaders. Many of those are pastors of churches. Anytime pastors get together they talk about the demands of the job. How do you finish large projects? How do you prepare three or four sermons or Bible studies a week? […]

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It’s Time to Decide Your Life’s Priorities

“The time for us to decide our life priorities is before they are tested. Only then can we be ready for challenges when they come”–Jim Denison. “We make our decisions, and then our decisions turn around and make us”–Frank Boreham. “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day […]

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The Arm of the Lord

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”–Maya Angelou. “Sometimes, we can’t truly understand the Bible until we obey it”–Eugene Peterson. “I am so thankful for the quiet written Word, for the history and presence of the church of the Lamb, […]

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Can You Be Grateful and Unhappy at the Same Time?

“It’s impossible to be grateful and unhappy at the same moment in time. Any moment, hour, day, or week that you are unhappy, you have chosen to let your focus rest on something other than the gifts you have been given. Let your unhappiness serve as an alarm to redirect your focus and energy. If […]

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Can You Know the Will of God?

When I was a younger teenager, I distinctly remember being in a Sunday night discipleship class where we asked the question, “Can you know the will of God?” I have long forgot the contents of that hour, but I’ve not forgotten the question. Is it possible to know the will of God? That is still […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)