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Why I Write

I am often asked why I write a blog. After all, it’s not part of my job description. I certainly would have a lot more time if I didn’t do this, but I really feel led of God to do so. Here are three quick reasons why I write: First, I laughingly say I need […]

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The Kind of Introduction You Never Forget

Years ago, I made one of my most memorable pastoral visits ever. Actually, maybe it wasn’t so memorable. I have no idea who I visited or what we talked about, but I definitely remember how the evening began. I visited a couple with young children, or at least with one little child. It was a […]

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What Would You Do?

Last week I attended a meeting of Baptist leaders. It was a good meeting with many important decisions made. One of the parts of the meeting was a devotional by one of the pastors. I have thought about it repeatedly ever since. The message by pastor Wayne Hunt was brief, to the point, and penetrating. […]

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“Pray”

I remember it so well. I live north of New Orleans. Thousands of commuters travel the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway everyday. The bridge itself is 24.3 miles, the longest continuous bridge in the world. It has¬†beautiful sunrises and sunsets, pelicans, and even an occasional lost dolphin or manatee, but there’s not much else to see as […]

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Who’s Packing Your Parachute?

It is one of the great questions of all time. It has to do with gratitude: “Who’s packing your parachute?” Charles Plumb is a motivational speaker who speaks to a wide audience around the world. He wasn’t always a motivational speaker. During the Vietnam War he was a fighter pilot who flew seventy-five missions off […]

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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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Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. — Proverbs 17:9 (NIV)