Does Facebook Destroy Marriages?

Facebook has had an eventful week. First, the company went public after being valued at $104 billion in an Initial Public Offering, making founder Mark Zuckerberg an instant multi-billionaire. Quite a few of the founding investors became millionaires overnight. Then Zuckerberg married his fiance in a surprise ceremony (the 100 or so guests thought they were attending a […]

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Who’s Best At Raising Children?

Recently, I wrote about traditional marriage and why it matters. This post is not about traditional marriage or same sex marriage. This post is about a different subject that affects more people. I want you to think with me about who is best at raising children. (By the way, if you would like to see […]

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Taking Another Look At Trouble

Since I was a boy, I have been fascinated with the life of David. I am particularly intrigued about his time as a shepherd. It’s important to know that no one wanted to be a shepherd. The shepherding duties in the family were passed from one child to another as the younger child reached an […]

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Learning To Live At Peace With God and Yourself

This is a verse to teach your children: “The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace. Because He trusts in Thee” (Isaiah 26:3, NASB). The King James Versison is also very instuctive: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” How do you come […]

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Pentecost Sunday

In all my years in ministry and in the church, I have never celebrated Pentecost Sunday. This year I intend to do so. I hope you will join with me in observing this wonderful day when God sent His Spirit for the blessing of the church. Pentecost occurred seven weeks after the Passover feast. Passover […]

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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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[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. — Galatians 5:13 (NIV)