Quotes You Can Use (October 28, 2011)

“Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive. . .” C. S. Lewis. “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623 – […]

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It Was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

It must be the best book title of all time. The title is “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst. It’s a children’s book, of course, about a boy named Alexander who has a “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.” Alexander woke up with gum in his hair […]

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My Series on Public Speaking

I well remember my first speech class in college. I agonized over the three minutes that I was assigned to speak. Trying to find the right subject and the right delivery almost overwhelmed me. Speaking in public is a tremendous privilege and a frightful prospect. Over the last two months I have written five posts on […]

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To Blog or Not to Blog

My friend David Hankins is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.  He has preached at our church several times in the past.  Recently, he wrote a blog entitled: “Be Slow to Blog.”  The title was taken from the Letter of James to the church where James said that we should be “quick to […]

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To Infinity and Beyond

My friend David Hankins is the Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.  He has preached at our church several times in the past.  Recently, he wrote a blog entitled: “Be Slow to Blog.”  The title was taken from the Letter of James to the church where James said that we should be “quick to hear, […]

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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)