Flying Upside Down

This summer, we had the joy of watching the Blue Angels perform at their home base of Pensacola, Florida. It was a great experience. What made this so much more special was that we watched from offshore aboard a ship. My favorite maneuver is when the jets turn straight up. A normal plane can’t make […]

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Repentance Gets A Bad Rap

Repentance gets a bad rap. We all know why. First, there is the public perception of repentance. We have all seen the preacher on the street corner calling for repentance or the automobile with “repent!” written all over it. Worst still is the cartoon of a man wearing a sandwich board calling for repentance. People […]

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Learning to Feed Yourself

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with a young woman who is a new believer.  We discussed a number of issues in her life, including dealing with anxiety.  She wanted help in dealing with her anxiety and handling the other issues.  She basically wanted to know how to get more out of her new faith. […]

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A Checklist for Taking the Next Step

During that brief time in my life when I flew a private plane, we always used a checklist to make sure that everything checked out. After all, you never wanted to hear or think “oops” in the cockpit. You will be happy to know that a checklist is standard practice for the most accomplished airline […]

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Nice Paint Job

I received an email from Robert Bruce. He writes for a helpful website called Copyblogger. It went like this: “I used to have a sweet 1986 Nissan 200 SX. Thing had a fire-engine red paint job, perfect body, custom wheels, the whole package. She’d turn every head on a slow cruise through downtown, and we drove that […]

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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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[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3 (NIV)