“Remember what Christ taught, and let his words enrich your lives and make you wise.”

~Colossians 3:16 (TLB)~




Smiley Conerly is still able to be at home.  A recent change in medication is helping.  Please continue to pray for Smiley and Carol Jean.




Austin and Brittany McDaniel’s baby will probably be delivered today.  Pray for this excited young couple.



I am so pleased to share two reposts concerning special ladies.




My cousin, Scott Tolleson, is still hospitalized and seems to be improving.  As you pray for him, please pray for his wife, Brenda, who is having a terribly hard time adjusting to not being able to care for him.




David went to The Grove, new Oshsner in Baton Rouge, yesterday.  Due to the virus, that will be our destination for a while.  There were many precautions in place so the virus would not be spread.  I got to wait in the car again.  I enjoyed reading from the book of Mark this time.  David’s blood level was 10.5, another good number, the best one so far.  The nurse practitioner he saw yesterday asked about the lack of his walker.  She was totally amazed to see him.  She told him to continue doing whatever he is doing.  We thank God for each of these days and thank you for your many prayers.




Dianne Strickland

March 16, 1946 – April 18, 2020
Dianne, age 74, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family Saturday, April 18, 2020. She was a native of Kentwood and a longtime resident of Hammond. Dianne loved the Lord and was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church for many years. Her family always came first. Dianne was a loving partner, mother, grandmother, and friend who is already dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dianne is survived by loving partner, Ed Chehardy and her “favorite child,” Shadow; her daughter, Rhonda Strickland Hartis and husband Charles; daughter, Jeannie Strickland Sciacca and husband Tony; son, Jesse ‘Jay’ Strickland and wife Tammy; grandchildren, Jessica Hartis, Landon Hartis, Brayden Stephens, Cole Sciacca, Jordyn Sciacca, Justin Strickland, and Cody Wilson; great-grandchildren, Jace Strickland, and Conner Strickland; sisters, Frances Varnado Griffin, Celia Smith, and Rachel Coggins; and brother, Deloy Smith, Jr.

Dianne is preceded in death by her daughter, Deanna Dianne Strickland, parents, Deloy and Neva Smith, Sr.; cherished aunt, Willie Mae Sumrall; and great-grandson, Karson Husser.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please consider making a donation in the name Neva Dianne Strickland to Ameracare Family Hospice, 303 W 21st Ave, Covington, LA 70433, 985-893-3301, www.ameracare.com.

Due to the current order by Gov. Edwards, the family is not able to invite the public to a visitation or funeral services as intended.





Read the Bible in 2020 – April 21

  • 1 Joshua 22:21-23:16
  • Luke 20:27-47
  • Psalm 89:14-37
  • Proverbs 13:17-19



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Don’t forget to plan to have Prayer Meeting with FBC, Kentwood tomorrow night at 6 P.M.