We Choose To Because It Is Hard

Over the Mardi Gras break part of our larger family visited Florida. One of their stops was Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. They enjoyed an unusual tour of the giant building that we all see when a rocket or the space shuttle is launched. The grandsons had multiple stories to tell about the […]

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Quotes You Can Use (March 2, 2012)

“Jeremiah. . .experienced God’s word to be of great power, like a fire that scorches and like a hammer that breaks rocks. J.B. Phillips said somewhere that while he was doing his well-known trnslation of the New Testament, he often felt like an electrician working on the wiring of a house with the power on”–Dallas […]

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What is the fascination with Jeremy Lin? If you don’t know who Jeremy Lin is, you are one of the few people. Lin is the point guard of the New York Knicks. Earlier this season, Lin was sleeping on his brother’s couch. Now he is one of the biggest names in sports. How big is […]

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Is There An Unpardonable Sin?

Is there such a thing as an unpardonable sin? Is there some sin so heinous that it cannot be forgiven? I get asked this question often, and often we somehow expect that there are sins that simply cannot be forgiven. Sometimes, the question has to do with who can go to heaven. Over the next few […]

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Shaking My Head

Texting has some great–and some not so great–shorthand. For the most part, these are abbreviations. You know like, IMHO, that is, “in my humble opinion.” Or, BTW, which is “by the way,” but my favorite is SMH, shorthand for “shaking my head.” It’s a way of saying that what you have seen or heard is […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)