Marriage is Wonderful but You Have to Work At It

“Marriage is wonderful but you have to work at it.” Those words came from a simple man who understood life and really understood his marriage. Through the years I have contemplated his advice to me: “you must work at your marriage.” My friend probably didn’t know that he was espousing sound psychological theory. In fact, it’s […]

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Tips for Becoming a Better Public Speaker

Nothing ever terrified my father like speaking in public. It didn’t matter what the occasion demanded. Any words in front of a group brought on sheer terror. He prayed in church and served as mayor of our small town, but it didn’t matter. Having to speak to any group created real fear. For this reason and the fact […]

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Tips to Make Your Marriage More Meaningful

“Don’t yell unless the house is on fire.” Those were words that I read shortly before we were married. I’ve never forgotten those words. That was a good tip then, and it is good advice now. You can make your marriage more meaningful. We can work at our marriages, and we can change. Here are five tips […]

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Why Baptism Matters

Years ago, I made a commitment to lead First Baptist Church according to the teaching of the New Testament. This means that we emphasize and encourage baptism as an essential aspect of a life of obedience to Christ. I also made a commitment to give the church the reasons why we do things the way […]

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Flying Upside Down

This summer, we had the joy of watching the Blue Angels perform at their home base of Pensacola, Florida. It was a great experience. What made this so much more special was that we watched from offshore aboard a ship. My favorite maneuver is when the jets turn straight up. A normal plane can’t make […]

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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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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)