Looking Toward the Future

This has been quite a week. Here are three items you need to know. First, we had a great week of Vacation Bible School. We enrolled almost 1400 children and adults. We saw many children pray to receive Christ, and we are looking forward to following up on their decisions. On Thursday morning, one of […]

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The Holy Spirit and Prayer

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. . . . If you, then, though you are evil, know how to […]

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The Number One Reason Why Missionaries Leave the Field

Do you remember why most people change jobs? I wrote about that several days ago.  It’s the age-old problem of relationships.Now there has been a new study of why most missionaries leave the field. When I read the headline I immediately thought of several areas that would impact missionary service. I thought of money, family, […]

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What Would You Do With $524,160.00?

What would you do with $524,160? You probably already know the answer to that question. Most of us don’t have to think about how we would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. What would you do with 524,160 minutes? That’s the number of minutes in a year. Most of us will not have $524,160, but […]

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I Want to be that Man

“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do [God’s] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys”–C. S. Lewis, the Screwtape […]

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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)