Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.  

For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

~Psalm 95:2-3~




Scripture Writing for Nov. 21 – Psalm 107: 28-32




Thankfulness #21 – Today, I’m thankful for social media.  I know several people who are happy about not being a part of social media, but I think it is all what you make of it.  I am thankful for social media and other things like this website that are above my technical skills to create or repair, but fully in my ability to use.   I think it is like an automobile, you can drive it carefully or drive like you don’t want to live any longer.  Everyone can make their own choice.  For those of us who choose to use social media, let’s strive to maintain some values in the world of computers and other modern technology.




Mr. Ed McGehee is very sick at North Oaks.  Pray for him and for his family as adjustments are made.




Mrs. Velma Anthony was bitten on both arms by a dog.  Pray for her as she recovers.




Baby Hudson‘s surgeon said the baby’s heart is fixed.  Now, the doctors will begin to work on his ability to eat and digest food.  Please keep praying.




Emilie McKenzie is back in school and practicing for the Christmas program at church despite her broken arm.  Thank God for her progress and pray for her as her treatment/healing continues.




Eleanor Morris’ sisters all went to her house Tuesday.  While there, Evelyn fell and fractured her hip.  Late yesterday afternoon, she had surgery and a rod was used to make her hip work better.  Please pray foe Evelyn and those who will care for her while she is healing.




At about 5 P.M. yesterday, Hope Jones of Amite delivered the “shoeboxes” her church kids packed.  Today, she will have back surgery in Baton Rouge.  Thank God for her determination and priorities.  Pray she will be back serving at her church real soon.




Please continue to pray for Rachel Morris and Irene Brumfield.  I have been told they are both in Ochsner in New Orleans.




Today, I’m sharing about another former student who passed away.

Roger Navarra

August 11, 1958 – November 20, 2019

Roger Navarra, a resident of Independence, LA for the past forty years passed away peacefully at the age of 61 on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. Roger was born on August 11, 1958, in Amite, LA. Roger was valedictorian of his Oak Forest Academy class, an Honor Graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, and a member of the 13 Club. For 34 years he worked as a State Farm Insurance Agent where he served his community in Independence and Tangipahoa Parish. For the last 13 years, it gave him great joy to serve as Deacon of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Independence, LA. His love for Mater Dolorosa Catholic School and its children were unsurpassed. Roger was a loving father and grandfather, and the highlight of his life were his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Charlotte(Navarra) Phillips and spouse, Kevin, New Orleans, LA; his son, Dominick Richard Navarra and his spouse, Christine Lai, Denver Colorado; grandchildren, Miriam, Dominick, Alistair, and Martin Phillips, all of New Orleans; his sister-in-law, Lou Navarra, and niece, Brittany Navarra Lauzervich, husband, Clay and great niece, Sidney, all of Maurepas, LA; and his fiancé’, Traci Montgomery Beatty. He is preceded in death by his parents Dominick and Margarett Navarra, sister, Ramona Navarra, and brother, Dominick “Richard” Navarra. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at 11:00AM on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church in Tickfaw, LA. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Joseph Michael “Mickey Joe” Guzzardo
  • October 20, 1947 – November 19, 2019
  • Independence, Louisiana
  • Joseph Michael “Mickey Joe” Guzzardo, Sr., age 72, of Independence, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born on Monday, October 20, 1947, in Independence, Louisiana to Sam J. Sr. and Josephine Gulino Guzzardo. Mickey Joe was an Army veteran who served his country in Vietnam with duty, honor and courage. He enjoyed life and loved, fishing, classic cars, playing cards and going to the casinos, but he especially loved spending time with his family.

    Mickey Joe is survived by his loving wife, Lena Domiano Guzzardo his daughter, Leanne Nicole Guzzardo, his son, Joseph “Joey” Guzzardo, Jr., his mother, Josephine Gulino Guzzardo, his sister, Sandra Guzzardo Morgan and her husband Wayne, his brother, Sammy Guzzardo, Jr., also many nieces, nephews and close friends.

    Mickey Joe was preceded in death by his father, Sam J. Guzzardo, Sr. and his sister, Diane Crowe.

    A Visitation for Mickey Joe will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Independence. A Funeral Mass Celebrating Mickey Joe’s Life will immediately follow visitation at 12:00 pm in the church. Interment and Military Honors will follow at Colonial Cemetery in Independence.

    Mickey Joe’s guest book can be viewed at




Do something today that will outlast your lifetime!

Anna Lee