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Remembering My Father

My father passed away Valentine’s Day, 1998. It’s been seventeen years, but it is still fresh in my mind. Though he died on Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t make Valentine’s Day sad. It simply makes it a special day to remember and reflect. At the time of his death, a friend told me the time would […]

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Four Things We Know About Hard Times

We all can be sure of one thing–everyone experiences hard times. Our heroes of the faith all experienced hard times. Hebrews 11 is filled with examples of faithful people who struggled with the hard times of life. What can we know about hard times? Here are four things we can know about the struggles of […]

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Living with Trouble

The Apostle Paul knew a thing or two about trouble. He experienced it over and over. In 2 Corinthians 11 Paul listed his afflictions. Almost all of these came because he followed Christ. “Five times I have received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I have been beaten […]

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What You Can Do When Trouble Comes

Trouble comes to all people. James acknowledged this when he wrote: “Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials” (James 1:2). Isn’t it amazing that James dealt with suffering at the very start of his letter? By doing so, he acknowledged the universality of trial and trouble. Afflictions, troubles, and difficulties are […]

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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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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 (NIV)