How Sharp is Your Ax?

“Give me six hours to cut down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax”–Abraham Lincoln. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”–Proverbs 4:23. “In a short while the whole of the country was aflame,” he said. “Every church was stirred to its depths. Strong […]

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Is There A War on Women?

Some people say there is a war on women. I agree, but not with the way this war is commonly described. I think it’s a different war completely, one that strikes at the very heart of what it is to be a woman. You may be saying, “But you’re not a woman and you don’t […]

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“You Have Everything You Need”

I bought my first personal computer in the early 80s. During that time I was professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. That early personal computer was a perfect fit for my work at the seminary. I was writing books, articles, and preparing notes for lectures. And while I wasn’t […]

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What Can You Buy with a Five-Dollar Bill?

You may smile at the title of this post. After all, there is really not much you can do with five dollars. At least, that’s the way it seems. Almost 2 weeks ago on Wednesday night (when we have church-wide services and activities), I left the church building with one of our pastors later in […]

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What Jesus Teaches Us About Generosity

Generosity is at the heart of God. As He is loving, kind, merciful, and just, He is also generous. He is the giver of all good gifts, and He is faithful to meet our needs. Jesus teaches His followers to be generous. The following are some of the things He wants us to know and […]

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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 the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)