Why Should a Church Grow?

It’s been my life–thinking about church and what makes church better. I grew up in a family that loved church and did their best to make it better. I think about church all the time. Therefore, it was natural when I wrote a post several weeks ago about how churches grow. The post was¬†specifically about […]

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A Look Backward and Forward

Each year at significant milestones, I report to the church where we are and where we are going. This allows the church to reflect and look back as well as look forward. Part of my responsibility is to lead the church in understanding God’s vision. One way that I do so is to have a […]

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Quotes You Can Use (January 6, 2012)

“You see things, and you say, ‘why?’ But I dream things that never were, and I say, ‘why not?’ “–George Bernard Shaw. “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug”–Mark Twain. “. . . there is no material cure for a spiritual ill, […]

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Driving Out The Bad

Years ago Martha and I built our “dream house.” We bought five wooded acres on a small river in an out of the way area and secured someone to draft plans. Actually, it was my dream house. I grew up with a farm and room to roam. Martha, who grew up in town, could probably […]

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My Most Popular Post For 2011

My blog is now six months old. It has been a fun ride. I’ve enjoyed writing about subjects that I am passionate about and interacting with my readers. It’s really fun to get to correspond with people all over the world. I want to thank you for reading and for recommending my blog to your […]

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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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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)