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The Most Helpful Book I’ve Read

I have now lived enough years to have read a fair amount of books, and my work as a preacher and pastor also demands that I read. For that reason, I am often asked, “Which books have helped you the most?” I usually don’t have a ready answer for what turns out to be a […]

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What I Wish Every Parent Knew

Over the last two days, I have written concerning leadership (“A Lesson in Leadership“) and Satan’s schemes (“How Satan Uses our Missed Shots Against Us”). Today, I want to apply these lessons practically to the most foundational and effective organization in society. Nothing has the power to effect change and produce good like the home. […]

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How Satan Uses Our Missed Shots Against Us

I hope you saw yesterday’s “A Lesson in Leadership.” It was an amazing story of encouragement in the midst of stress and hurt. The story had to do with a missed shot in a basketball game. Instead of chewing out the young player, the veteran, Draymond Green, encouraged the young player to put the missed […]

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What We All Need

Yesterday morning I started my day with just what I needed. First, I spent time with God, praying for the day and all the things I had to get done. Then I prayed for discernment and understanding to deal with some very difficult issues. You can read about some of those issues here. Then, almost […]

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Don’t Quit!

Paul encouraged the churches of Galatia to not grow weary and quit. “And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the […]

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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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For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, — Colossians 1:9 (NIV)