What Are You Putting in Your Mind?

Last week Martha and I saw a brief video clip of a young dad and his daughter. The mom was obviously taking the video as the father prepared his daughter for school. The daughter seemed to.be in the first grade or so. It was fascinating to watch the dad perform magic–not magic in the normal […]

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Good Christians Make Good Citizens

“Good Christians make good citizens”–Justin Martyr, Christian Apologist who died A.D. 165 in Rome. “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way”–1 […]

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The Ring of Truth

Many years ago I read  a book by the famous Bible translator J.B. Phillips. The book was about the New Testament and how he saw it as being true. He said as you read the New Testament you recognize that it contains “the ring of truth.” This is an amazing book. The people of my church have […]

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Position Wanted!

I well remember hearing my brother-in-law talking about his job. For some reason or the other, the job wasn’t going exactly the way he wanted. This is what he said, “I was looking for a position and got a job.” I laughed about it then, and I still smile when I remember that story. All […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)