What’s Next?

The question for me about Christmas has always been something like this: “What do we do now?” or, “What do we do next?” What happens when the decorations are put away? It’s easy at Christmas simply to ask “What’s next?” without ever really asking what we are going to do about the coming of Christ […]

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Merry Christmas from Martha and Waylon

Martha and I want to wish you a merry Christmas, a Christmas in which you experience the presence of God in your life. We know that we are blessed as a family. We are thankful for our children, sons-in-law, and our wonderful grandchildren. A large part of our blessings has been the opportunity to serve […]

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My Favorite Day of the Year

This is it. Christmas Eve is my absolute favorite day of the year. It always has been. At this point in my life, I’m sure why Christmas Eve means so much to me. If you read to the end of the post, you’ll be able to understand why as well. The reason why it matters to me […]

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Quotes You Can Use (December 23, 2011)

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not because I see it, but because by it I see everything else”–C. S. Lewis. “Living for Christ does not mean that you won’t have problems, but living for Christ will give you the best life possible”–Waylon Bailey “Eternity is a long time […]

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Comet Lovejoy

In the world of astronomy everything is spectacular, but something happened recently that even has astronomers astounded. Comet Lovejoy, discovered November 27, 2011, by amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy, followed a deadly orbit that was too near the sun. Astronomers were almost certain that the comet could not survive its path through the sun. On December 16, 2011, it passed […]

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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)