I Think I’ll Have Chicken

Last week Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy created a firestorm when he gave an interview to the Biblical Recorder, the Baptist state paper for North Carolina. In the interview, Dan Cathy stated the goal of the company is to follow biblical principles, including the principle of marriage. In a day when CEOs (like Target, JC Penney, Nabisco, […]

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Take Care Of Your Body

Last week a disturbing–but not unexpected–report came out that showed as many people die from inactivity as those who die from smoking. If you really think about it, the report is not surprising at all. Little or no activity kills. As Christians, we should take this to heart. God created us, and put us on […]

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Keep On Being A Nonconformist

“Holiness is neither automatic nor inevitable” (John Stott). For this reason, we need exhortations to move on with our desire to become like Christ. Paul gave the church at Rome an exhortation to move toward holiness that has blessed the Christian church throughout history. “I appeal to you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, […]

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Doing The Important First

Remember when technology promised to make our lives easier? Remember how we were supposed to have time for the important parts of life while having more leisure as well? Has that been the case with you or are you more rushed than ever before? We all need more time and we all need to deal […]

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Quotations You Can Use (July 20, 2012)

“We ought, therefore, to be very careful how we fulfill the common tasks of daily life. We are making the character in which we have to spend eternity. We are either building into ourselves wood, hay, and stubble which will have to be burnt out at great cost; or the gold, silver, and precious stones, […]

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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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Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. — Psalm 119:165 (NIV)