Do You Know What Today Is?

I remember reading a story several years ago of a woman who was getting ready for work. Her husband was already dressed for work and was in the kitchen getting ready to eat. She came into the kitchen and cheerily asked: “Do you know what today is?” He didn’t know quite what to say but […]

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Top Posts For 2011 #9

One of the first posts that I wrote became a popular post early on and continues even now. Public speaking frightens us gravely and rewards us immensely. All you have to do is look at the Republican presidential debates. People notice public speaking. The person who can speak well gets noticed and heard. Think of […]

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Praying For An Awakening

Like many of you, I am praying for spiritual awakening. I am praying for it in my church, in Louisiana, and in America. What would a spiritual awakening resemble? There are two concrete examples for spiritual awakening in America. The first began in 1734. The second took place approximately 1792-1840. Jonathan Edwards is generally described […]

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What Can One Person Do?

When we look at the sadness in our world, this seems to be the most often asked question: “What can one person do?” We’ve all been there. When we see millions of hungry people, what can one person do? When we see national budget deficits, what can one person do? When we see a culture […]

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Looking To God For Revival

I am praying for revival and awakening in America. I am not alone. In Louisiana, many of the churches–Baptist and many others–are seeking God by prayer and fasting. We are asking God for what only He can do to change our society. Churches often try to program change, but real change cannot be programmed. Rather, […]

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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)