Our Time Away

Martha and I are grateful to have time to be away during the month of July. We have found this extended period is a great refresher for us as we look forward to the fall. I am excited about August and the next two years as we complete the expansion of our building. We anticipate […]

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God and the Fourth of July

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that thes liberties are the gift of God?”–Thomas Jefferson. “Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by […]

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What Makes You Happy?

Everyone wants to be happy, and I fit in with that sentiment. As I counsel with young couples preparing to be married, it is clear that they all want happiness. What makes you happy, and how do we get it? Those are questions we all want answered. Early yesterday morning, I read a devotional based […]

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What Is Occupying Your Time?

Good things in life can keep you from the best things. It happens in every part of life. You become preoccupied with things which are good and they keep you from the things which are best. I often see this in my schedule. It’s not that I’m not doing good things, but it is that […]

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Learning Scripture

If you want to grow in your faith and become like Jesus, you must – – absolutely must – – learn Scripture. I want to walk you through a simple exercise for learning Scripture and applying it to your life. Early yesterday morning I read Romans 15:13. This verse contains one of the concluding statements […]

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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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But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)