”For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.” 

~John 1:17 NLT~



Jimmy Tolar is home.  Thank God for his faithful caregiver, his wife Naomi Tolar.  Pray for other caregivers, who gladly put their lives “on hold” to care to someone else.

  • Eleanor Morris who postponed her surgery to care for Buddy
  • Betty Taylor who has centered her life around taking care of Andy
  • Mr. Cete Dillon who has cared for “Miss” Ruby for a long time and continues to do so daily..
  • The list is long.  Think of some caregivers and pray for them.



Some people have unique ways to see needs and meet them.  What a blessing people can be to others when they are willing to give of themselves!




Three obituaries:

Herschel Norwood, Jr.

December 20, 1960 – October 17, 2018

Herschel Norwood, Jr., a resident of Amite, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born December 20, 1960 in New Orleans and was 57 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Mattie Fernandez Norwood; daughter, Melanie Snow; 2 sons, Josh and Jeremy Norwood; 8 grandchildren; mother, Katie Cutrer; sister, Lola Howlett; and brother, David Allen Norwood. Preceded in death by father, Herschel Norwood, Sr.; and sister, Jackie Kubcek. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. For an online guestbook, visit

James Harvey Welch

May 06, 1935 – October 17, 2018

A resident of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 6, 1935 in Gillsburg, MS and was 83 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Murline Lindsey Welch; 2 children, Ken Welch and Carolyn Robinson and husband, Bruce; step-children, June Blades, Margaret Avants and husband, Ben, Vicky Varnado and husband, Frank, Judy Macko and husband, Don, Tina Strickland and husband, Ronnie, Renee Wilkinson, husband, Donald, Frank Church and wife, Irene, and Brandie Church; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; brother, Walter Welch and wife, Ella; sisters-in-law, Wilma Welch and Linda Welch. Preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Olivia Welch; daughter, Donna Welch; sister, Willie Murl Welch; 2 brothers, E. H. Welch and Eddie Clayton Welch. Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Leroy McElveen. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Strickland, Don Macko, Frank Church, Jr., Cody Blades, Bruce Robinson, and Derek Ard. Honorary pallbearer will be Wade Chaney. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




George “Jerome” Wayne

October 24, 1943 – October 15, 2018

George “Jerome” Wayne, a resident of Amite, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. He was born October 24, 1943 and was 74 years of age. He was a beautiful person with a compassionate heart for and genuine interest in people and also had a special love for animals. His joy was playing jazz piano, flying ultralight planes, driving European cars, and even had a brief stint riding motorcycles. He was a gifted listener, wise counselor, and very easy to be with. He will be missed greatly. He is survived by his son, Michael Wayne; daughter, Rebecca Wayne Rogers and husband, J.D.; grandson, Hiett Wayne Rogers; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by parents, Clifford and Zuleima Wayne; first wife, Peggy Jo Wright Wayne; second wife, Anne Gayle Lehmann; grandson, Holden Wayne Rogers; 2 brothers, William Clifford Wayne and John Gordon Wayne. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until Memorial Services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 25-26
  • Proverbs 1
  • Revelations 9



“I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary”



It’s time to stop watching and listening and post this for you.  I hope you can agree with the words here, “I believe ….”.  If not, please read the lyrics and the story again and listen and watch to the video.  If you need someone to talk with, contact a pastor or Christian friend.  If you need help finding someone to talk with, please contact me through “contact” at the top of this page.


Those who believe ,”do”.  I know many people who are “doers”.  They help others to learn about God and trust in Him.  Appreciate the doers.  Become one of them in a way that fits who you are.  Get our of your comfort zone if you need to.   Doing is very rewarding and is God’s plan for all of us.                                                                        (Matthew 28:19-20)

Anna Lee