But Peter and John replied,

“Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him?

You be the judges!

As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

~Acts 4:19-20~




I have an update on Sue Smith.  Surgery went well and she is doing fine.  Keep praying her liver transplant is a success.




Bryan’s Journey

Today is our final traveling day for this round. Ready to be home for 3 months ! All test, procedures were good. One more month long trip to Houston in the fall and he will be finished with treatments.

We are thankful for all the Prayers , telephone calls, visits, cards from all of our friends and family.

We have been blessed . God had been faithful.




Monnie Bridges McNabb

July 21, 1939 – July 07, 2020

Monnie Bridges McNabb, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, LA. She was born July 21, 1939 in Tangipahoa, LA and was 80 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John McNabb; son, Michael McNabb and wife, Kim; daughter, Monica Miley and husband, Travis; grandchildren, Courtney Woodard, Mallory Brabham and husband, Joseph, Brittany Woodard, Shelby Woodard, Christopher McNabb and wife, Brita, Landon McNabb and wife, Brooke, Kelsey Fitzgerald, Kaleigh Dyar and husband, Justin, Emily Miley, Gracie Miley and Emmett Miley; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Billie Rae Bullock; brother, Maurice Jay Bridges and wife, Judy; sister-in-law, Ann Huff; brother-in-law, Barry McNabb and wife, Helen. Preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Tena Bridges; daughter, Lynette Woodard; brothers, Thomas “Pud” Bridges, Garland “ Rocky” Bridges and Curtis Bridges; sisters, Betty Wales and Rhonda Bridges. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, July 10, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Jerry Kennedy. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation, 1109 South Chestnut Street, Hammond, LA 70403. Donate For an online guestbook, visit



James “Jim’ McKean, Jr.

October 20, 1933 -July 8, 2020

James “Jim” Marshall McKean, Jr. passed on to the next life surrounded by family on July 8, 2020 at his home in Greensburg. He was born on October 20, 1933 in Slidell and was 86 years old.

A loyal member of the Iron Workers Local 623, Iron Workers Local 58, and Boilermakers Union of Baton Rouge. He worked for nearly 50 years in the construction industry. He was also a dairy farmer for many years. When he retired, he then focused on expanding and growing the family farm, raising bees and collecting honey.

He is survived by his wife Glenda Moak McKean. They were married on December 1, 1962 in New Orleans. They enjoyed 57 wonderful years together building their family farm. Also survived by siblings Bill and Paul McKean; children Lisa (David) King, daughter-in-law, Karol McKean, Patricia (David) Bartkowiak, Roy (Jan) McKean, Beckie McKean, Betty (Tommy) Turner; sisters-in-law Martha Moak Martin and Barbara (Henry) Wallace; siblings-in-law Fay McKean, Ralphadean McKean, and Henry Doughty; grandchildren Josh (Shonagh) McKean, Victoria (Jeff) Lewandrowski, Kaleigh and Jacob McKean, Tyler King, Amanda (Quentin) Freeney, Matt (Pamela) LaRoche, Christine (Joshua) Chadwick, Roy (Selena) McKean Jr., Crystal (Bobby) Finley, Tommy Jr. (Jennifer), Charlotte, DeAnn, Tammy, and Glenda McKean, Cody and Casey Goraum, Alice and Alan Turner; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by parents Isabel Barber and James Marshall McKean, Sr.; sons Jimmy, Jason, and Tommy McKean; siblings Lee (Irene) McKean, Elizabeth (Leonard) Soeller, John Mckean, Theresa Doughty, Peter McKean; sister-in-law Helena McKean; sister-in-law Ester Moak Pope; sons-in-law Ronnie LaRoche, Tommy Carswell; grandson Clayton Turner.

He donated his body to science. Visitation will be 2-3 PM prior to a memorial service on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Arcola Baptist Church, 64401 I-55 Frontage Rd, Roseland, LA 70456, where he and Glenda were members. A graveside service will be announced in the near future where his ashes will be returned to rest by his sons in Greensburg Cemetery.

Family requests either live plants or artificial flowers suitable for the cemetery in lieu of flower arrangements.

Honorary pallbearers include:
Henry Wallace, David King, Josh McKean, Jacob McKean, Tyler King, Orian Williams, Ken Pope, Kaleigh McKean, Victoria Lewandrowski.




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 9

  • 1 Chronicles 7:1-8:40
  • Acts 27:1-20
  • Psalm 7:1-17
  • Proverbs 18:22



Baptist Press



Vacation Bible School at FBC, Kentwood

I spoke with the secretary via phone yesterday.  She said everything was going well with VBS.  Over 100 people are in attendance each day.  The family night program will be at 5 PM Sunday.  It will be live-streamed like a regular church service.


Operation Christmas Child

Thank-you so much for the donations to Operation Christmas Child this year.  Wanda Smith has been an awesome internet shopper for some of the classes.  Thank-you so much, Wanda.




I’m very thankful for those of you who pray each day.

Anna Lee