If You Want Life To Be Different . . .

If you want life to be different, you have to do something different. It’s not rocket science. It’s not something that only I could come up with. My guess is that your normal fourth grader could come to the same conclusion. If that is true, then why do we keep doing the same things over […]

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Quotes You Can Use (December 30, 2011)

“I remember being moved when I read the last will and testament of the late J. P. Morgan. He is noted as perhaps the most influential banker in history. I have often wondered about the reaction of his children when they read their father’s will after his death in 1913. I hope they sensed the […]

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Who’s Packing Your Parachute?

It is one of the great questions of all time. It has to do with gratitude: “Who’s packing your parachute?” Charles Plumb is a motivational speaker who speaks to a wide audience around the world. He wasn’t always a motivational speaker. During the Vietnam War he was a fighter pilot who flew seventy-five missions off […]

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When You’re Making Plans . . .

Yesterday I posted the plans that Martha and I have for the new year. We are obviously excited about 2012. Several of our hopes and dreams will culminate this year. It’s fun to see events coming to pass that you have prayed about and hoped for. I hope that you will read “Our plans For […]

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Our Plans for the New Year

Martha and I are excited about 2012. I always like to start something new. When I was a student, I could get really excited about the beginning of a new school year. As a seminary professor both the beginning–and the ending–of the school year brought on a lot of anticipation. We have a big year […]

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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)