“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;

then peace-loving,



full of mercy and good fruit,

impartial and


~James 3:17 NIV~




Dennis Miller continues to slowly improve at home.  Donna Fay has pneumonia again.  She’s at home too.



Please pray for Rev. David Cutrer who  is hospitalized.  He is a pastor and an employee of McKneely Funeral Home.



From Johnny Owens concerning Gayle Owens

Mom still in hospital. Doing well overall, weak but vitals all good. Have her on oral meds for bacterial infection and started her a little while ago on IV meds plus probiotics. Hoping to go home either Tuesday or Wednesday. Cardiologist group released her but doctor group that admitted her must also release her. Cardio rehab worked with her once Saturday & once today (should have been twice today). When she goes home she should have them plus a home health nurse…. I was told she may be able to have an aide as well. Appreciate y’all, keep up the prayers.




Rev. Rod Smith

On Sat Nov 3, fell and broke my femur. When asked how I fell I said, “Down and hard” I was about to go to bed, lost my balance and fell.So I have been in the hospital or swing bed ever since I wii go home this Friday..I am doing well, walking, and expect to recover.




David got his weekly injection and another good lab report yesterday.  His RBCs held stable this past week.  His weight is also holding stable.  Today, David sees his retina specialist for a check-up.



Dec 19, 1979 – Dec 8, 2018


And a resident of Mobile, AL died Saturday December 8, 2018 after an automobile accident. He was born December 19, 1979 in Bogalusa. Robert graduated from Parklane Academy in McComb, MS in 1997 and later received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Alabama. Robert worked as a counselor on the Crisis Team of AltaPointe Health Systems. He loved going to the beach and staying physically fit by exercising and working out. In his spare time, Robert also enjoyed playing his favorite video games.

Survived by:

Parents: Breaux and Sandy Tageant of Franklinton

Twin Brother: Robin Tageant of Mobile

Sister: Heather Tageant of Franklinton

Nephew and Niece: Brogen Blitch,
Brynley Tageant

Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Oveid and Frances Pope and Robert Joseph and Jewel Tageant.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm Wednesday December 12th at First Baptist Church of Franklinton (950 Self Street, Franklinton, LA 70438). A funeral service will be held in the church at 2:00 pm Wednesday with Rev. Jim Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Henry Patronus, Frank Nelson, Stephen Switzer, Nick Vester, Chad Fisher, Evan Tageant, Blake Ruffino, Dar Blitch




Yesterday, there was a massive fire at FBC, Bossier City.





Read the Christmas story –  Luke 11




Read the Bible 

  • Amos 8-9
  • Psalm 141
  • Matthew 9




Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 2018





Jesus is the reason for the season!

Anna Lee






“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

~Matthew 25:40~



Please continue to pray for Pete and Gloria Gill.

Pete Gill is still in hospital. Please add him to prayer link tomorrow we will be meeting with cancer doctor this week to see what kind of treatment he will be needing. He is still having copd trouble. Thank you so much. Gloria



Please continue to pray for Dennis Miller.  He is having medical personnel come to the house as well as additional appointments.  Pray for his family too.



Debbie Wilkinson is back in Houston for a check-up.  Pray for her and her doctor at MD Anderson.



Thomas “Tommy” Elvin Morgan

September 12, 1947 – December 08, 2018

Thomas “Tommy” Elvin Morgan, a resident of French Settlement, LA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA. He was born September 12, 1947 in Amite, LA and was 71 years of age. Tommy graduated in 1965 from Amite High School and played on the 1963 State Championship Amite High School football team. He attended Pearl River Junior College as a left handed pitcher and played semi pro baseball. He was also a member of the U.S. Merchant Marines. Tommy retired as a safety professional working at numerous industrial facilities on the Gulf Coast, U.S. Virgin Islands and facilities across the U.S. He was an avid LSU football and baseball fan, making numerous trips to Hoover Alabama and Omaha Nebraska to watch his tiger baseball team. Tommy enjoyed fishing with his family, especially his grand kids and friends and regularly playing Yahtzee with his 95 year old mother. He is survived by his son, Kevin Joseph Morgan; daughter, Stacey Lynn Smith and husband, Dwayne; mother, Christine Bourgeois; sisters, Elizabeth Daray and Lori Sanders and husband, Max Sanders; brother, John Morgan; grandchildren, Devin Morgan, Colby Morgan, Kristina Morgan, Matthew Smith and Danielle Smith, numerous nieces and nephews; and former wife and friend Rose Giardina. He is preceded in death by his father, John Henry Morgan; brother, Ronald Alan Morgan; infant sister, Mary Catherine Morgan. Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 9:00 am until funeral services at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Mulberry Street Cemetery, Amite, LA. Pallbearers will be Terry St. Romain, Dwayne Smith, Devin Morgan, Colby Morgan, Eddie Gloyd, and Michael Daray. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



The Christmas story continues.  Luke : 10
Read the Bible today.
  • Reflect on God as King of Kings.
  • Catch up on any reading you missed this week.
Why the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is Collected at Christmas
It’s cold outside.  Stay in today if you can.
Anna Lee


“In this way they will know God’s secret, which is Christ himself.

He is the key that opens all the hidden treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge.” 

~Colossians 2:2-3 GNT~



Please continue to pray for Eric and Missy Lee.



Susie Sharkey‘s pneumonia is better.  Pray she can stay well,



Gayle Owens (Shared by Johnny)

I would like to thank everyone again for all the prayers, concern and comments for Gayle Owens. She is doing better, still in hospital. Has a bad bacterial infection in her stomach which is very contagious. Those of you who asked about visiting please do not do so at this time. Trying to get her over it and not give it to anyone else. She walked a little on Saturday but very weak. Her stats were good when walking, heart beat got up but came down quickly as it should. Still having some shortness of breath issues. Her cough came back but meds did their job and stopped it. She may be here for another day or so just do not know at this time. I am hoping she will not be released until the infection is gone and she is walking better and stronger. She will probably disagree…Thanks again for everything.



Jules Tanksley ( Shared by SariBeth Sitman Tanksley)

After 38 days… little girl we are so happy to bring you home to the most wonderful place on earth! Thankful for all of our amazing CHNOLA family. You saved her life and we will forever be grateful… round 1 down and many more to go! A wonderful Christmas present for our family came early and we couldn’t be happier. God bless Baby Jules!



Read the Christmas Story – Luke 9



Read the Bible

Amos 6-7

Proverbs 23

Matthew 7-8




Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – Day 8https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering-resources




Youth on Mission will meet at 5 P.M. in the missions room.  Please tell your youth to bring their Bibles with them.



Children in Action will meet Wednesday night at 6:00 in the missions room.




Share the message of Jesus this holiday season.  If you are not in attendance at a church this morning, please consider watching a live broadcast from FBC Kentwood or another church.

Anna Lee


4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,

5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,

6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,

7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

~Titus 3:4-7~



Mr. Jimmy Tolar is feeling better, but still having issues with fluid.  Keep him and his family in your prayers.



Mrs. Bessie Hayden is home!  Call or visit with some encouraging words.




The theme for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering this year is “Every church, Every nation”.




The video for day 7 is “Keeping the Well from Running Dry”
Read the Christmas Story – Luke 8
Daily Bible Reading
  • Amos 4-5
  • Psalm 140
  • Matthew 6



Churches are presenting wonderful programs.  I hope all of you get to attend at least one of them.

Anna Lee




“The King will reply,

‘Truly I tell you,

whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,

you did for me.’

~Matthew 25:40~



Gayle Dees Owens – Chesbrough

Probably a lot of you already know that mom, Gayle Owens had a heart attack at Mike’s Catfish Saturday evening during her reunion. Sent to Hammond, transferred to Covington, her cardiologist and team waiting as we arrived. Said the “Widow Maker” artery was 100% blocked. Put in a stint in about 30 minutes. Lots of fluid on lungs Sunday, removed with bipap machine and lasis. Went home Monday. Shortness of breath Tuesday and worse on Wednesday. Was told to go to ER. Lots of fluid again with coughing. She was actually in breathing distress when I got here. Got the machine on her again with lasis and starting getting the fluid out of her lungs again. Was also running a fever so she was admitted to ICU. Breathing better, still has some fluid, receiving lasis every 12 hours. Still has the cough and shortness of breath. Said SOB is probably due to heart damage. Fluid buildup was probably caused by one of the new meds. Should go home tomorrow. Just wanted to share. All prayers appreciated. Thanks…  Johnny



Daryl Bridges – Kentwood

Just wanted to thank my brother in law Randal for taking Daryl for his doctors appointments Thursday and Wednesday so that I could work! The appointment on Tuesday was with Dr Dudoussat his neuro surgeon! He said that Daryl was doin good! And still doesn’t require surgery! God is so good! Wednesday’s appointment was with the Shock Trauma center and the said basically the same thing! He still has 12 weeks of recovery and then we will see about getting his appendix removed and checked out! Thank you all for the prayers and love shown to us during this time! We appreciate everything so very much! Please continue to pray for us, as we are still standing in the need of your prayers! Thank you thank you thank you! We serve an awesome God! Linda



Jimmy Mcgraw – Amite

Jimmy was put in the hospital Friday. He was dehydrated and having bad abdominal pains with nausea. His tumor has enlarged and is pressing on the intestines. We are not sure at this time what the next steps will be. Please keep him in your prayers. Carolyn



Mike Moore – West Monroe

Thankful that Mike got good results! The spot has not grown, so they consider it to be benign. We go back in 6 months, and if it has stayed the same, we will go back to yearly visits. Thank you for the prayers!  Robin




Day 6 of week of Prayer for 2018 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering





Read the Christmas Story – Luke 7



Read the Bible

  • Amos 1-3
  • Proverbs 22
  • Matthew 5



Let Jesus live in your daily actions.  What can/will you do special for someone today?

Anna Lee

Thursday Addition

I have some updates I want to share this afternoon, rather than wait until tomorrow morning.



Dennis Miller is home.  He will be seeing a specialist soon.




Marie G. Irwin

October 27, 1931 – December 01, 2018

resident of Amite, Marie Irwin (Genevieve Marie Guillory Irwin) known as “Blackie” to all of her friends and relatives from Eunice, LA passed to the Spiritual realm on Saturday December 1, 2018 at Summerfield Senior Living of Hammond. She was born October 27, 1931 in Eunice and was 87 years of age. She was a longtime resident of Amite, LA where she co-published two weekly newspapers, The Tangi Talk and Kentwood News for over 36 years. Her passing was swift as she went to be with her beloved husband, Bill. Although he preceded her in death twenty years ago, they were never apart. She talked of him daily with joyful memories. She and Bill bought the newspapers in 1960 when they moved to Amite and were quickly absorbed into the local communities. They loved their adventurous journeys traveling during Bill’s Navy days, but they set their anchor on a 40- acre patch of land on Chicken Farm Road and raised their family. They were active members of St. Helena Catholic Church and the Florida Parish Skeet and Gun Club. Marie loved to socialize and was also a member of the Amite Stem and Garden Club. She was an avid reader. After her vision weakened, she became a voracious audio book fan. The Louisiana State Library Books for the Blind became her magic carpet. She escaped the confines of her hospital bed and listened to tales of mystery, but was especially fond of history and politics. Despite her infirmities, she never lost her zest for life. She was devoted to her family and children. She is survived by her children, Michael William Irwin and Susan Lagsdin, Robert Grey Irwin and Jacqueline Shockley, Lynne Marie Vance and Charley Vance, Scott Patrick Irwin and Peggy Irwin, and Mary Elizabeth Chapman and Bryan Chapman; 10 grandchildren, Will Vance, Ben Vance and Brittany, Christopher Irwin, Billy Chapman and Liza, Sam Chapman, Rebecca Chapman, Laura Beth Chapman, Anna Chapman, Amelia Vetter and Michael, and Jeff Irwin; 3 great grandchildren, Hayes Vance, Henry Vance, and Emaleigh Irwin; brothers and sisters, Lucille Orzeske, Maggie Guidroz, Al Guillory and Jeanell, and Amy Robideaux; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, William K. “Bill” Irwin; father, Alcius Louis Guillory; mother, Isabelle Dardeau Guillory; three brothers, Raymond Guillory, Francis Guillory and Herbert Guillory. The family wishes to extend gratitude to all who have cared for her over the past few years. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall on Thursday, December 13, 2018, from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM. A Funeral Mass will be held at noon at St. Helena Catholic Church. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Amite’s local chapter of St. Vincent de Paul c/o St. Helena Catholic Church. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



Betty Lou Simmons Guy

January 18, 1939 – December 06, 2018

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at her home. She was born January 18, 1939 in Kentwood and was 79 years of age. She was an active member of Spring Creek Baptist Church and the local Garden Club. She was a substitute teacher at Jewel Sumner High School for several years and was a wonderful role model for all the staff and students she encountered. She was an avid seamstress and loved to crochet and make quilts. She enjoyed baking pies and cakes and writing letters to her friends and family. She loved her family and her church. She is survived by 3 sons, Marty Wayne Guy, Kentwood, Perry Gene Guy and wife, Tami Curtis Guy, Bay St. Louis, MS, and Boyd Glynn Guy and wife, Veronica Celeste Guy, Lafayette; 3 grandchildren, Chantal Guy Dale and husband, Timothy Dale, Denham Springs, Abigail Elizabeth Guy, Lafayette, Zachary Thomas Guy, Lafayette; great grandson, Alaric Dale; brother, Gene Simmons, Kentwood, special niece, Janet Simmons Pike. Preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Denmon Guy; parents, Boyd and Floy Simmons; nephew, Kevin Simmons; sister in law, Catherine Simmons. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 11:00 a.m on Monday, December 10, 2018. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church Building Fund. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com




“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;

then peace-loving,



full of mercy and good fruit,

impartial and sincere.”

 ~James 3:17 NIV~




Gloria Gill asks for prayer for her husband. Pete Gill, who is hospitalized at North Oaks with pneumonia and COPD.



Carolyn Mcgraw asks for pray for her husband, Jimmy Mcgraw.  He is at MD Anderson.

Update on Jimmy
Jimmy saw Dr. Saux (oncologist) today. He gave us more hope than the hospital doctors did. He said tumor had not grown a lot. He seems to think chemo is working. He is going to continue with chemo. He won’t do chemo this week. I think he will start back next week. He wants to give him time to recover from his hospital stay. The growth probably occurred during the 5 weeks he was off chemo.
We were relieved that he didn’t tell us there was nothing left to do for him.
He has had a much better day today.
The bowel obstruction that put him in the hospital seems to have cleared up.

Thanks for all the prayers. We know this is in God’s hands and prayers are powerful.




Pray for Mike Moore of West Monroe who is going to Memphis today to check on the tumor in his liver.



Read the Christmas story – Luke 6



Read your Bible Daily

  • Joel
  • Psalm 139
  • Matthew 4



Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Day 5 – “Not a Flash in the Pan”



This is a great day to “Let Others See Jesus in You”!

Anna Lee