I can do all this through him

who gives me strength.

~Philippians 4:13~



I have some updates I failed to give earlier.


Mrs. Bessie Hayden has not had foot surgery yet.  She home and resting for now.”’



Miss Fay Shoemaker is doing very well.  She is pleased with her “apartment” which have a large picture window to allow her to watch birds, a long-time joy.  I failed to get her address, so if you have it and would share it, I would appreciate hearing from you.



Adrian Phillips is back at home.  He received the care he needed at Greensburg and is thankful to be feeling much better.



Mrs. Betty Catherine Hatcher has been home for about a month.  Her Sunday school class has been faithful to visit and share with her.



Pam Sellers’ friend, Vicki, who has a brain tumor is being monitored and has not required surgery yet.  Pam thanks all the “prayer warriors” for praying for Vicki and Chris.




Edgar “Bear” Bennett

March 10, 1938 – January 22, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. He was born March 10, 1938 in Amite and was 79 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Jane Davidson Bennett; surviving children, Lonnie Bennett and wife, Stacy, David Bennett and Darryl Bennett; grandchildren, Brock Bennett, Michael Rogers, Emily Wales, Mary-Catherine Bennett, Brogan Bennett, and Katelyn Bel; only great granddaughter, Kimberly Bennett; brother, Earl Bennett and wife, Nell, and his daughter in law, Susan Fitzhugh. Preceded in death by his father, Homer Bennett; mother, Janie Barlow Bennett; son, Donnie “Bo” Bennett; daughters, Connie and Krissy Bennett; brothers, Jerry and Ronnie Bennett; and his sister, Mildred McDaniel. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10 AM until religious services at 1 PM Thursday, January 25, 2018. Interment Killian Chapel Cemetery, Amite. Pallbearers will be Justin Bennett, Daniel Bennett, Brock Bennett, Brogan Bennett, Bryan Dykes and Jack “Catfish” Granger. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible

  • Exodus 11-12
  • Proverbs 10
  • Matthew 20

Don’t get discouraged if you fall behind.  You have several options that are much better than quitting.

  • You can work steadily and catch up at some point.
  • You can pick up where you are and read as often as possible and just take a little longer to complete the Bible.
  • You can choose a variation of this plan, such as reading the Old Testament passages this year and reading the others next year.
  • The point is to READ!  Find what works for you.



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I’m looking forward to seeing the children for missions class tonight.  They are practicing some of the things they have learned at their young ages.  One joy each week is our circle prayer time for missionaries.



Let’s all continue to learn the things God would have us to learn and then, to apply those things.  It’s never too late to work at such a wonderful goal!

Anna Lee