He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.

And what does the LORD require of you?

To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

~Micah 6:8 (NIV)~



There are still many people sick.  Some have short-term illnesses, but some have long-term issues.  I’ve listed many.  Keep praying form those that you are aware of.

Today, I want to say many people have passed away recently.  It is our responsibility to pray for those left behind.  Many of their concerns and heartaches are just beginning.  Today, let’s pray for the families and friends of those whose earthly lives have been completed.  Let’s focus on doing something for those who are left to continue living.  I’ll post three of the latest deaths.  You can look back at past post to see other deaths.  You may also know of some I posted recently.  This will be the first Christmas without their loved one for some families.  Other families have already had the first Christmas, but are still having a difficult time.



Beverly L. Bardwell

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on April 18, 1955

Departed on January 1, 2018 and resided in Westfield, Indiana

Beverly L. Bardwell, age 62 went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 1:58 pm. Beverly was born on April 18, 1955 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She grew up in Greensburg, LA and lived in multiple states through her life although she considered Louisiana home and Indiana a second home. Beverly is survived by her husband of 43 years Arlon Bardwell, son Joshua Bardwell (Amanda Bardwell), daughter Megan Miller (Brendan Miller), three grandchildren Ailynn and Jace Bardwell and Cayden Miller, as well as her sister Janice Cambre (Dr. Bob Cambre) and brother Terry Sibley (Lauren Sibley). She is preceded in death by her dear mother Nell Sibley, father Columbus Sibley, brother Hugh Sibley, and sister in law Frankie Sibley. Beverly was an avid sports fan, especially of LSU athletics and she loved cooking, sharing southern hospitality, and her cats. She was especially crazy about her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a woman of great faith even in illness and suffering and as someone who loved her family and friends deeply.

A visitation will be held from 4-5 pm on Friday, January 5th at Flanner Buchanan-Carmel, with a celebration of life service following at 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

David Lynn Power, Sr.

November 23, 1947 – December 27, 2017

A resident of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his home. He was born November 23, 1947 in Biloxi, MS and was 70 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Meryl Marie Power; 2 sons, David L. Power, Jr. and Matt Philip Power; grandson, David L. Power, III; 3 brothers, Tyrone Power, John Power, and Gerald Power; sister, Phyllis Fabre; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Anthony P. Power, Sr. and Lylia DeRouen Power; brother, Anthony P. “Tony” Power, Jr.; sister, Patsy Giavotella. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, 110 E. Factory St., Amite, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018. For an online guestbook, visit

Vida M. Tyrney

April 26, 1943 – January 02, 2018

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. She was born April 26, 1943 in St. Louis, MO and was 74 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jim Tyrney; son, Jedediah D. Tyrney and wife, Kristy; 3 grandchildren, Madeline, Grace and Violet Tyrney;  sister, Kathy Els and husband, Kenneth and her sister in law, Frankie Tyrney Husser. Preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ella Bohmie and her brother, Edward Bohmie, Jr. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10 AM until religious services at 12 Noon Saturday, January 6, 2018. Interment Line Creek Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit



Louisiana Baptist youth leader, NOBTS student, dies on mission field




Read the Bible

  • Genesis 10-14
  • Proverbs 2
  • Matthew 4

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The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering poster at church now has two new “lights”.  We have room for more.  Another way to say that is “We can always give more for people to learn about Jesus”.


The Friday Morning Bible Study will meet tomorrow.  We will be toasty warm and have coffee available.  Also, the temperature will be warmer.  Join us as we study God’s Word at 10:00 A.M. at FBC, Kentwood.


Thank-you for reading this post and praying.  Don’t forget to pray for the Peter Pedeaux family and all those who are searching for him in the swamp near Tickfaw State Park.

Anna Lee