My Most Popular Post for September

Being new to blogging (I went public with my blog on June 1, 2011), I have a great interest in what makes a good post. Obviously, a good post has to be well-written and pertinent to whatever is taking place in your life. If it doesn’t fit “where you are,” it can be very well […]

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Preparing to Speak Well

In this series on public speaking, I have written several “tips” and “secrets” (http://waylonbailey.com/2011/08/tips-for-becoming-a-better-public-speaker/) of speaking well in public, but I really know of only the following secret. Work hard and prepare well. Public speaking is difficult. It requires hard work and good preparation. Next week, I will write about oral preparation. Today, I want to […]

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Making Your Days Count

Moses described the brevity and difficulty of life and asked God to teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12). Moses’ request shows us that we truly need God to guide our thoughts and to direct our paths. When left to our own thoughts we tend […]

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Seeking To Be More Effective For God

Transformational Church! I hope that you have seen the words and heard about the Transformational Church survey. Transformational Church is simply an attempt to make First Baptist Church as effective as possible. We want you to experience the power of God in your life. We ultimately want to touch the whole community with the transforming […]

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Why is Ecclesiastes in the Bible?

My friend calls Ecclesiastes the “strangest” book in the Bible. It is certainly one of the most difficult to teach. Though right next to Proverbs in the Old Testament canon, Ecclesiastes and Proverbs are worlds apart. Proverbs is made up of short, pithy sayings that reinforce the idea of the protection and care of God. My […]

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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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There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18 (NIV)