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A Hard Mother’s Day

This past Sunday was a hard Mother’s Day. I don’t think I have ever experienced such anguish as I prepared for to preach my Mother’s Day sermon. Mother’s Day is always hard, but this one became especially difficult. You, no doubt, already know about how often women who could not conceive simply go out of […]

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Has Life Gotten You Down?

No one could ever say that life is easy. In Scripture we find a very realistic look at life. Whether Job in the loss of everything he had or Paul and Peter placed in prison and finally executed, Scripture shows us life as it really is. What happened to John the Baptist is one of […]

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The Best Advice I Can Give You

I am a pastor of a local church. I spend a lot of time with people. I rejoice with those who rejoice, and I mourn with those who mourn. Sometimes the mourning seems to far outweigh the rejoicing. Right now I am trying to help individuals and families who are suffering from the bad decisions […]

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When Life Doesn’t Work as You Planned

Sometimes life simply doesn’t work as we’ve planned. It happened that way when Rick and Kay Warren’s 27 year old son committed suicide after a long struggle with mental illness. Recently, Kay Warren posted on her Facebook page about how to help people for whom life has not turned out as they planned: “The truest […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)