Living at Ease in Zion

Some of the most famous words of the Hebrew prophets come from the prophet Amos. Amos lived in the eighth century BC and prophesied against Israel’s Northern Kingdom with its capitol in Samaria. Amos called for justice and righteousness. He cared for the poor and powerless and called on the wealthy to care as well. […]

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A Wonderful Time to Begin Again

I love the new year. I love that you get to start over, make resolutions to make you better and a better person, and look at things in a different way. At the beginning of this new year, I am beginning my blog again after a few weeks without the responsibility of daily writing. It […]

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What Can One Person Do?

With 7.6 billion people in the world and problems beyond measure, what can one solitary person do? It seems there is nothing we can do to make any difference. Fortunately, the Word of God is filled with examples of people who made a difference for God. They lived for the glory of God and for […]

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A Resolution You Need to Keep

I recently read that almost 60% of us make New Year resolutions. I also read that most of those are not kept until the end of January. I want to ask you to make and keep a very important resolution. “Who’s Your One?” will be our church emphasis for 2020. Would you prayerfully consider making […]

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It is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I agree with the songwriter that “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Most of us would agree with that statement to some degree. After all, families get together, people wish each other a “Merry Christmas,” and we give presents to people we wouldn’t normally seek to bless. But I think of it as […]

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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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Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. — 1 John 3:18 (NIV)