The Lord’s Day

“The LORD does not look at the things people look at.

People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

~1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)~




Pray for Barrett and Ruby Travis and family.  Barrett is at North Oaks being checked to see if he possibly had a stroke.




Continue to pray for families in which a member needs to be hospitalized or undergo surgery.  There a severe limitations on family visitors.  This is very difficult for everyone.  If you know someone in this situation, be an encourager to the patient and/or the family.





Beverly “Toni” Carloss Gray, of Kentwood, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at North Oaks Medical Center at the age of 80. She was born on Sunday, April 7, 1940, in McComb, Mississippi, daughter of the late Rembert and the late Cewilla Venable Carloss. She retired as a hairdresser in Covington, Louisiana and enjoyed gardening, crafts, reading, cooking and various church activities.

Toni is survived by her only child, Philip “Rock”Alan Gray, II (Diane), a grandson, Chase Alan Gray (Tiffany), a granddaughter, Devan Gray Richoux (Lester, III), a great-granddaughter, Lily Leanna Richoux, a very special double first cousin, Carrine C. Wilson, a step-grandson, Duane Leftwich, two step-granddaughters, Stephanie Leftwich and Valerie Leftwich Davidson (Brian) and six step-great-grandchildren, Peyton, Makaylah, Jackson, Bradlee, Bailey, and Dylan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Philip Alan Gray and a daughter-in-law, Leanna W. Gray.

A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date at Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood, Louisiana. Donations in her honor can be made to The Church of Our Redeemer, P.O. Box 1001, McComb, MS  39649




Charles Lynn Rowland

January 22, 1963 – June 12, 2020

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Tangi Pines Nursing Center in Amite. He was born January 22, 1963 in New Orleans and was 57 years of age. He is survived by his 5 children, Christopher Rowland (Melissa), Kristy Rosamond (Christopher), Richard Rowland (Allie), Michael Rowland, and David Rowland; 6 grandchildren, Joshua Rosamond, Jacob Blayze Neal, Realyn Grace Rowland, Kinzlee Diana Rowland, Jessica Patterson, and Heather Calmes; great-granddaughter, Ava Calmes; 5 brothers and sisters, Frank Rowland (Sherri), Charlann Henry (Donna), John Noble (Cindy), Ronnie Noble, and Eva Suzanne Rowland; brother-in-law, Ronnie Temple. Preceded in death by his sister, Ronda Temple; parents, Charles B. Rowland and Vivian Earles Rowland; grandparents, Beatrice Earles, and Frank and Eva Rowland. Graveside Services will be held at Tangipahoa Cemetery at 11:00AM on Monday, June 15, 2020. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – June 14

  • 1 Kings 12:20-13:34
  • Acts 9:26-43
  • Psalm 132:1-18
  • Proverbs 17:6



Attend the church of your choice today, either in person, a live-streamed service (possible local), or a televised service or two.  If you don’t have a church, check some out or ask a friend.  You’ll be spiritually richer.

Anna Lee