When Life Becomes Too Difficult

“We were faced with some tough decisions. Are we going to abandon our faith or apply our faith? Allow our grief to make us bitter, or allow God to use that grief to make us better? How are we going to live so that our Lord and Adam are honored by our lives while we wait to join them […]

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How to Think Differently

“You are what you eat and what you think.” That’s what my mama told me. In later years, I have kidded her by saying, “If we are what we eat, then we must be fried.” We certainly had a lot of (really good) fried food growing up. Both aphorisms are true. Eating matters and so […]

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What a Non-believer Can Teach Us About Jesus

You wouldn’t expect a non-believer to be able to teach you anything about Jesus, but one did and Jesus commended him for what he did and how he demonstrated his faith. Matthew gives us the account of the centurion (presumably a Roman and a gentile, possibly a proselyte to Judaism) who had a seriously ill […]

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How You Can Bless the People Around You

Very few things in life are more important than being blessed. When Jacob stole the blessing from Esau, Esau’s pain was deep and intense. As Esau came to his father and realized that Isaac had given Esau’s blessing to his brother Jacob, he cried out in pain “bless me also my father!” The blessing had […]

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The Week in Review Sunday, August 13, 2017

I’m always amazed at how busy a week can be. When you look back over the entire week and all the things you have done, you really see the intensity of the week. In your busyness, you may have missed some of the posts of the week. If so, you can check them by clicking […]

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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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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)