Why People Quit Their Jobs

Do you know why people quit their jobs? Nothing has changed. People quit their jobs now for the same reason they always have. They quit to get away from bad managers. Here are the statistics. More than half of the people surveyed say they left their old job to get away from a bad manager. […]

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The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

Yesterday I almost ran over a goose. For a while I didn’t know what was going to happen. He (or she) was stubborn and so was I. In the end everything worked out fine. I slowed, and he turned the other way. We were spared from having an ugly confrontation. From that little drama my […]

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Four Encouraging Trends for the Church

I’m a pastor, and I give almost all of my attention to my local church. I don’t survey all churches, and I certainly don’t know where they are going. But as a pastor, I sense four encouraging trends for the church. First, I see a renewed desire to know the Word of God. This is […]

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Much Given–Much Required

Last week I took one of our members to view the new construction. Because of what he is doing, he definitely needed to see the building first-hand in order to get a feel for the size and scope of the work. The word he used more than any other was “amazing.” When I took Martha (my wife) […]

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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 angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)