One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. 

For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”

~Acts 18:9-10~



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 4
  • Psalm 89:27-52
  • Ephesians 4




Please pray for Clay Widas and his family.  He was bitten by a copperhead Sunday night in his backyard.  He is home recovering now.



Howard Williams was not expected to live through the night.  Please keep his family in your prayers.


Amber Prine Ragan

Recovery Update: 7/23/18 – We received some really exciting news today! Amber will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow (Tuesday). We were told at first, once she was discharged that we would have to stay in the Houston area for a day or two. Dr. Lang does not feel like that is necessary anymore. She is really doing great! She continues to amaze the medical staff here with her progress. We were moved from ICU last night into a regular room on the Neuro floor. The noise level is much better here and we have more privacy. Amber has been up walking more today and we plan to take her for a stroll later this afternoon. We wanted to share another Super Star Hero with all of you. Meet Dr. McPherson, this is the anesthesiologist that held Amber’s hand throughout the 10 hours of surgery. We all fell in love with him immediately. His gentle eyes and his soft comforting Australian voice is something that Amber will always remember. He is the one that made it possible for Amber to call us from the operating room. He came by to visit with her this morning. He told her that she was a huge help in the successful outcome of the surgery. We have met so many wonderful people during our stay at MD Anderson. Her discharge will take place sometime after lunch tomorrow. We will have to stop often for Amber to walk around and stretch her legs. Once again, we feel truly blessed to have been placed here under the care of the best medical team in the world!!




There was a set of Gray twins, Bert and Jack, who grew up in Amite.  Jack died a year ago last March.  Bert just passed away in Virginia.  I’ve been told both of them died as a result of falls.  Please pray for the extended Gray family, many of whom still live in this area.



Geraldine Calmes Lanier

April 27, 1937 – July 22, 2018

Geraldine Calmes Lanier, a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at her home in Amite. She was born April 27, 1937 in Thibodaux, LA and was 81 years of age. She was a retired bookkeeper for Tangipahoa Parish Teachers’ Credit Union. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church where she sang in the choir and an active member of the Amite Art Club. She is survived by her children, Bill Lanier, Paul Lanier and wife, Marta Raquel, Steven “Brown” Lanier and wife, Joel, Randy Lanier and wife, Janelle, Marc Lyle Lanier and wife, Donna, Marcheta Lanier, and Joan Rose Lanier Padgett and husband, Clint; brother, James Calmes and her numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Mark Wells Lanier; son, K.P. Lanier; parents, Floyd and Ophelia Bouterie Calmes; and her sisters, Mildred C. Martin and Kathleen C. Husser. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, on Thursday from 6 PM until 9 PM and at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 9 AM until 11:30 AM with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12 Noon. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery, 20145 E. Bell Rd., Amite. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.


Today at 11 – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe   Please feel free to join us.



Livia-and-A Necklace (Operation Christmas Child)


It is less than four months until the shoeboxes are collected and begin their trip to boys and girls this year!

       What a joy it is to pack and ship shoeboxes each month!


Two church staff changes in our area

  1. Jacob Williams, a former youth minister at Osyka, was voted in to return as pastor at Osyka.
  2. Brock Birch, the youth minister at East Fork will be moving to Silver Springs to serve as pastor.


Be thankful the weather is going to be slightly cooler today.  Rain will probably not be here until next week.  Help others who may have a problem with staying cool and hydrated.

Anna Lee