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Learn to Guard Your Heart

Scripture refers to the heart in a number of ways, but it seems primarily to be the center of a person, a place which controls all other aspects of life. In this sense, the heart is the center of our relationship with God. If that goes, everything goes. We must make sure we guard out […]

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Living Healthy and Working Effectively

Later today I have the wonderful opportunity to speak with frontline chaplains who work in crisis situations. These are people who work with people when the very worst has happened. I can’t imagine how difficult their job is. I’ve been asked to help them with their jobs and with their lives. I hope to be […]

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Help Your Heart–Help Your Mind

After a long hiatus from running, I have finally gotten “on the road again.” For me, being on the road again has nothing to do with singing. It has to do with running (which I used to do) and jogging (which I do now). I am thankful to be able to get outside and run. […]

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What Just Happened Here?

Last week I witnessed a near altercation in a big box store parking lot. I had a hard time believing what I was seeing and a hard time understanding what took place. Martha and I were traveling out of town last Friday afternoon when we realized we needed to stop off and pick up an […]

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What You Do in Private

On the Wednesday of Passion Week, “Jesus spent this day [Wednesday] in private. . . . preparing himself for what would soon become the most public of events. In contrast to the solitude of this day, he would soon drag a cross through crowded streets and be executed in full view of the multitudes 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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For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. — 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NIV)