I turned the computer on twice during the night, but today has been unusually busy at the house: four friends checking on us, a nurse, a nurse practitioner, etc.  Then, there have been the phone calls, mostly ones we didn’t want to have.  This resulted in me not getting back to write TPL.  I apologize.  I suppose I should it written it early this morning. I must admit I’m thankful for all who came and all who called today.





“…worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness”

~Psalm 29:2b~



Amber Prine Regan has had a good check-up this week at MD Anderson.  She is celebrating her birthday, a one year since last surgery, and another good report.  Thank God for all three of these things.  Pray for her as she will begin another treatment soon.




Freddie Carter of Greensburg will begin another round of treatment.  Thankfully, he has done well with the treatment so far.  Keep Freddie, Tiny, and their children in your prayers.




Donnie Eudy, husband of my sister, Julie, had been fighting a battle with facial skin cancers.  Thank God for his doctor who has worked diligently to help Donnie.  Pray for Donnie as he is checked on a routine basis.




Mr. John Phillips is still in rehab.  Pray for his bones to heal enough for him to be more independent and back at home.




Kathy Wales is progressing following her hip surgery.  Pray for continues progress for her.




Gordon A. Burgess

July 16, 1934 – July 10, 2019

Gordon A. Burgess passed away peacefully on July 10, 2019 while being comforted by his wife of 65 years and his brother. During a life that began in Fouke, Arkansas on July 16, 1934, Mr. Burgess was a consummate provider. He provided by first being employed for the Kansas City Southern Railroad and later in the oilfield where he worked his way to owning Louisiana Casing Crew in Harvey. All of the influences, talents, and work experience culminated when he was elected Parish President of Tangipahoa parish were he provided, along with the hard work of a great number of people, a place many are very proud to call home. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Independence and a U. S. Army Veteran. A loving husband, dad, uncle, brother and friend, Mr. Burgess always died to self in order to serve others.  He was preceded in death by his father A.J. Burgess and his mother Estelle Duke Burgess. He is survived by his wife Margaret, their son Wade (wife Amy and son Alex), brother Paul (daughter Angela, sons Duke and Steve), sister Linda (husband Galen and daughters Kelli, Kristi, Regina, and Emily) nieces, nephews and a host of grand nieces and nephews. Mr. Burgess will lay in state at the Tangipahoa Parish Council Chambers, 206 E. Mulberry St., Amite, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visitation will be at House on the Rock Church, 727 W. Oak St., Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Isaiah 40: 28-31




Please monitor the weather situation.  We may experience some difficult days as a result of a storm named Barry.

Anna Lee