How to Pray for Your Church

While we pray for so many things–most of them entirely pleasing to God, do you pray for your church? Shouldn’t our churches be near the top of the list of our prayers? I want to encourage those who attend FBC Covington to covenant to pray for the church. For those of you who attend other […]

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What Every Christian Needs

Martha and I have had a wonderful month away. We have traveled and stayed at home. We have spent time with my mother and the families of both of our daughters. We deeply and sincerely appreciate your kindness in giving us this time. I don’t think I can emphasize enough what a privilege it is […]

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I Want to be Like Chick-fil-A

Martha and I have had some vacation and travel time which we have enjoyed immensely. As we traveled we have eaten a couple of times at a Chick-fil-A. Every time we pull into this fast food restaurant, we predictably talk about the same thing. It goes something like this, “Look at the number of cars!” […]

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Praying for Wisdom

All of us need God’s wisdom, even if we don’t always acknowledge that we do. How many times in your life have you said, “I just wish someone would tell me what to do?” Life can get very distressing. We truly do need God’s wisdom. Here is the good news. God has all wisdom, and […]

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Praying for What You Don’t Have

Sometime back in my teen years, my mother taught me about prayer. She said that many people pray what she called “Gimme, gimme, gimme” prayers. In case you missed the point, she meant that people are always asking God for things, usually selfish and trivial in nature. They are praying “Give me” prayers. What should […]

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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)