Keeping Confidence

As I counsel with people I often tell them they need someone in their life they can talk with who will keep their information completely confidential. I probably don’t have to tell you how many people have been hurt by a “friend” divulging sensitive information. It’s hard to find someone who can be trusted. This […]

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The What and the Why of Work

I grew up in the church and I was raised by Christian parents, but neither of those prepared me for God’s teaching about vocation and work. Vacation Bible school, Sunday school, and various Bible studies never fully equipped me to understand God‘s plan. When you look at biblical teaching about work you find the what […]

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Leading the Church

NOTE: Please do not unsubscribe! This article is pertinent to my local congregation. If you do not want to read this article, simply delete. I will resume the daily devotionals Monday Morning. I appreciate your reading and subscribing.     I want to invite you to our second of four congregational meetings for the year […]

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Life Lessons from Psalm 23

God’s Word is filled with lessons about life. It is one of the reasons the Bible has sold more copies than any  other book in history, possibly over one billion copies. Within Holy Scripture there are multiple passages which draw us closer to God and help us cope with the daily struggles of life. Psalm […]

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Is There More to Psalm 23 Than Meets the Eye?

Psalm 23 is very familiar with most people, even those who are aren’t believers or aren’t really interested in Scripture. This psalm is so well known that I often ask people to hear it as if they are hearing it for the first time. Psalm 23 affects me powerfully. I remember the first time I […]

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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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Verse of the Day

[Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time] Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!” — Matthew 20: 17-19 (NIV)