“I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel.

For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end.”

~Daniel 6:26 (NIV)~




Some reasons you might want to thank God today:

  • Jesus loves you
  • Your family loves you
  • Your house didn’t flood
  • No tornadoes in our area
  • No sickness in your family
  • A job with good benefits
  • Another year of school completed
  • You are “graduating”, despite the virus
  • Someone called you
  • Someone visited you
  • You have a church family
  • Your child/grandchild was baptized
  • You get to work in VBS this year
  • Your church is finding a way for worship despite the virus
  • A neighbor brought you fresh vegetables
  • You are not in the hospital
  • Your grown children check on you
  • Your car runs smoothly
  • Your roof doesn’t leak
  • You had a good day yesterday 
  • You were able to rest well last night
  • You have a telephone
  • Etc.





Prayers needed today!  Today, I want to ask for prayers for those who are undergoing chemo, having scans, doing more blood work, getting another opinion, quarantined with the virus, facing additional surgery, etc.




I also encourage you to pray for those who are lost, discouraged, depressed, losing their homes, dealing with children who are in trouble, families with seemingly unsolvable differences, families with members working too many hours, families facing an unwanted move, families with very little food in the pantry, families with more bills than money, older people who cannot afford their medication, families separated by too many miles, neglected children, families with no air conditioning in our hot climate, families needing drivable automobiles, people who need a job, etc.




You can pray for specific people you know in some of these situations or pray in general.  These are some of the needs around us.  Some of these needs may even be in your family or household.  You don’t need names.  They need prayers!  Hopefully, this list has you thinking and praying,




Dorothy Ann “Puggy” Tate

February 04, 1948 – June 07, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at her home. She was born February 4, 1948 in Maringouin, LA and was 72 years of age. She is survived by her children, Davis Tate and wife, Beverly and Stephanie Graham and husband, Micheal Graham; grandchildren, Shane Tate, Krystal Tate, Lakin Graham, Levi Graham and Ely Graham; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Tate, Keegan Herrington and Anderson Tate;13 brothers and sisters. Preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Davis Tate; father, Albert Sparks; mother, Camilla Palermo Sparks; brother and sisters, Albert Sparks, Jr., Jessie Sparks, Linda Baker and Jeanette Sparks. Graveside Services will be held at New Jerusalem Cemetery at 11:00AM Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Services conducted by Bishop Rick Maricelli. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Ivy Wallace Wall, Jr.

February 03, 1942 – June 07, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at  his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 3, 1942 in Independence, LA and was 78 years of age. He graduated with a bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Southeastern Louisiana University. He was a self employed dairy farmer, owner of JaniKing Commercial Cleaning and treasurer/operator of Gulf Dairy Milk Product Association. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Arcola. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sandra Crawford Wall; daughter, Deborah Wall Miller; son, Ivy “Huck” Wall, III and wife, Kelly; 5 grandchildren, Ben Pierre Miller, Brandi Victoria Miller, Ivy Wall, IV, Ivan Huck Wall and Grace Kelli Wall; great- grandson, Preston Wright; brother, Robert Wall; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Gregory Wall; granddaughter, Ashley Sue Miller; parents, Ivy Wall, Sr. and Zula Brown Wall. Special thanks to the Saxon family for their love and support during this time. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Wednesday and from 10:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Bob Simpson. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.





Read the Bible in 2020 – June 9th

  • 1 Kings 5:1-6:38
  • Acts 7:1-29
  • Psalm 127:1-5
  • Proverbs 16:28-30



I received word yesterday that Tangipahoa Baptist Church will hold their VBS early in July.  Pray for those leading, teaching, and children who will be attending.




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Have a terrific Tuesday!

Anna Lee