Our Plans for the New Year

Martha and I are excited about 2012. I always like to start something new. When I was a student, I could get really excited about the beginning of a new school year. As a seminary professor both the beginning–and the ending–of the school year brought on a lot of anticipation. We have a big year […]

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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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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 blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” — Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)