Quotes You Can Use (November 18, 2011)

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”–Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire. “The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.”–James Yorke. “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.”–The Hymn “Come, Ye Disconsolate.” “The command ‘Be ye […]

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What Joe Paterno’s Exit Teaches Us

Joe Paterno coached the Penn State Nittany Lions for forty-six years. He won more college football games than anyone in the history of the sport. He was a fixture on the sidelines and in the headlines. He was affectionately known as Joe Pa. Last Wednesday evening he was removed as head coach at Penn State. […]

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My Responsibilities as President of the Louisiana Baptist Convention

I am humbled to be elected president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. I am also deeply appreciative of all those who have called, texted, emailed, tweeted, posted on Facebook, and spoken to me in person. Thanks for your affirmation and love. Let me explain the convention. Each year the convention elects a president who will preside over […]

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I Must Forgive; Do I Have To Trust?

I must forgive; do I have to trust? Is anything harder than forgiving? When we have to deal with the tough issues of life, forgiveness stands near the top of the list. C. S. Lewis said something like this: Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely thing until they have something to forgive. When you’ve […]

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How To Restore a Broken Relationship

Can a relationship be restored? Can a marriage plagued with infidelity become a marriage again? Can broken trust ever be regained? The story of Hosea deals with all of these issues. Hosea’s wife “played the harlot,” left the marriage, and abandoned the children. The English and Hebrew texts even give the indication that two of […]

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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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