The Problem with Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a great occasion. It emphasizes fun, togetherness, remembrance, and romance. Who could be upset with that? Yet, there is something really wrong with Valentine’s Day, especially as it relates to married couples. The problem is that it is only one day but the marriage is year round. Everyday can’t be Valentine’s Day. […]

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The Days of Elijah

When you examine the stories of Elijah the prophet of Israel, you notice the perilous days in which He lived. Elijah lived in a day of moral relativism. People could worship Baal or the Lord or they could worship both and think nothing of it. Baal was the storm god. He provided people with rain […]

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Are We Living in the Days of the Judges?

“In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). The last verse of the Judges explains why so many awful events took place in Israel during the time of the Judges. Every person was doing whatever seemed right to him. Since there was […]

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Searching for Glowworms

Martha and I have been searching for Glowworms lately. Of course, we first had to figure out what glowworms are. While reading “The Secret of Guidance” by F.B. Meyer we ran across an interesting quotation concerning glowworms. Meyer described how to discern the direction and guidance of God. He talked about what he called the […]

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Living Godly Lives

With minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy […]

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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 blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” — Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)