“But you must never stop looking at the perfect law that sets you free.

God will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey, and don’t just hear and forget.”

~James 1:25 (CEV)~




I have asked you to pray for a friend’s husband several times.  He has had cancer in one eye and goes periodically for check-ups.  Mike Moore lives in West Monroe.  His latest check-up showed no tumor in his eye and no sign of cancer in his lungs or liver.  Thank-you, God!




Pray for our country this weekend.  Pray for the political and health conditions to be what God wants for us.




Remember Smiley Conerly’s services today.  If you will not be able to attend, please pray for the family today.




Carlton E. Smith, Sr.

July 21, 1935 – July 01, 2020

A resident of Magnolia, MS, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Kentwood, LA. He was born July 21, 1935 in Lewiston, LA and was 84 years of age. He is survived by his 3 sons, Terry Wayne Smith, Mitchell Smith and Carlton Smith, Jr. and wife, Desiree’; daughter, Sharon Smith Austin; step-son, William Edenfield; step-daughter, Dorothy Edenfield; 10 grandchildren, Jason Edenfield, Cody Smith, Brent Smith, Courtney Smith, Allie Smith, Jessica Smith, Cassie Wheaton, Cole Tallia Mark Burgess and Haley North; 7 great-grandchildren, Riley Marie Businelle, Presley Grace Businelle, Kimberly Wheaton, Kenzie Wheaton, Hadlee Renee Tallia, Ethyn Isaac Oliver, and Elyh James Smith. Preceded in death by wife, Susan Irene Smith; parents, Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Sr. and Thelma Gaines Smith; daughter, Sharon Austin Smith; great-grandchild, Layden Chance Mathis; sister, Barbara Smith Peters; brothers, Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Jr. and Donald Ray Smith. Graveside Services will be held at Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa, LA at 11:00AM on Friday, July 3, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Melvin Rushing. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 3

  • 2 Kings 22:3-23:30
  • Acts 21:37-22:16
  • Psalm 1:1-6
  • Proverbs 18:11-12



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Be safe and healthy this weekend.

Anna Lee