First, let me apologize for thinking it was Wednesday yesterday.  Sometimes, in retirement, weekdays all run together.  I think the benefit from getting my days wrong is that you prayed for Jimmy and Linda Williams yesterday and will get another chance to do so today.



Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains!

For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

~Isaiah 49:13~



Read the Christmas story – Luke 19



Read the Bible today

  • Nahum
  • psalm 27
  • Matthew 16





Debbie Wilkinson got another report from MD Anderson.  Things are about the same.



David saw his hematologist yesterday.  His report continues to be about the same too.  His labs don’t change very much.  His injection of Procrit increased to 40,000 units.  The doctor is slowly trying to locate the perfect dosage for David.  The blood level dropped from 9.4 to 8.5, but is still high enough to not get another unit of blood.  We will get back on our Monday routine by going for labs and Procrit on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  David was blessed with a fruit/candy basket Saturday and carolers last night.  MDS has not taken the holiday off our schedule, only added to it.




Bryan and Rita Tate will be coming home Friday so they can spend the holidays with their family.



Ruby Pearl Didone Steel Rosamond

January 11, 1949 – December 16, 2018

Pearl, age 69, born on January 11, 1949 departed from this world on the night of December 16, 2018 leaving pain and suffering behind, transitioning to her Heavenly home to be met by Jesus, family and friends. Pearl spent most of her life working as a Certified Nursing Assistant. When not working, she was spending time with family and friends. Leaving behind to cherish her memories are 2 sons, Christopher Rosamond (Kristi) and Samuel Jim Tom Rosamond (Melinda); 2 former daughters in law, Sherri Rosamond and Mildred Rosamond; 4 grandchildren, Stormie McNabb (Colby), Dustin Rosamond (Madison), Matthew Rosamond and Joshua Rosamond;1 brother, Earl Didone (Barbara); 1 sister, Sue Tucker (Kenny); 3 step-sisters, Barbara Didone, Linda Baker, and Glenda Williams; 1 step-brother, Michael Bedwell; and a cherished friend, Mrs. Yvonne Lott. Preceded in death by 2 husbands, Walter Steele and Tommy Rosamond; parents, Ruby Stokes and Jesse Didone, Sr.; 2 brothers, Eddie Didone and Frank Bedwell; 2 step-sisters, Marie Bedwell and Jean Stokes; a grandson , Little Tommy Rosamond; and a nephew, Cory Didone; and 2 step-fathers, Frank Bedwell and Aubrey Stokes. Visitation at Taylor Creek Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Don Meadows. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Kurt Konrad Kundler

January 03, 1938 – December 17, 2018
A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at his home. He was born January 3, 1938 in New York, NY and was 80 years of age. He was a US Navy Veteran and a retired Pipefitter from Local 198. He is survived by 2 sons, Kelly Kundler and wife, Tammy, Gonzales, and Kenneth Kundler and wife, Mary Margaret, Kentwood; 3 grandchildren, Kolt Kundler and wife, Amanda, Prairieville, Kade Kundler, Gonzales, and Kristen Kundler, Knoxville, TN; 3 great grandchildren, Kynslee Kundler, Kayne Kundler, and Kace Kundler; brother, Joseph Kundler and wife ,Vera, Dover, DE; and sister, Anita Wallace, Greenville, TN. Preceded in death by his wife, Carmen Thomas Kundler; grandson, Kody Kundler; and an infant brother. Visitation at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Even with illnesses and deaths, there is much to love about the holidays.  Don’t let the problems of life cause you to lose hope, faith, and love.

Anna Lee