“From inside the fish

Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.”

~Jonah 2:1 (NIV)~


This Scripture leads me to think we can pray for God any where and any time!




Scott Womack‘s procedure for Friday was postponed until Tuesday due to a hospital emergency situation.  Please continue to pray for Scott’s procedure.




Carol Ann Cleveland was better today.   Please continue to pray for her.




Friends, John and Barbara Forshag, are quarantined.   She tested positive for the virus.  He was tested later and has no results yet.  Both are experiencing mild symptoms.  Please add them to your prayer list.




Sheryl Andrus Carnegie, formerly of Amite, has cancer.  Her recent trip to MD Anderson showed no cancer.  Pray she is in “remission”.




Travis A. Howes

September 30, 1935 – July 30, 2020

A resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his home. He was born September 30, 1935 in Ponchatoula, LA and was 84 years of age. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda Howes; 2 sons, Bryan K. Howes and wife, Carla, and Steven K. Howes and wife, Colleen; 1 daughter, Rene H. Dyer and husband, Trey; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Olga Howes; 3 brothers, Warren Howes, Stanley Howes and Alden Howes. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, August 3, 2020. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Vivian Lambert Trabona

January 14, 1947 – July 29, 2020

Vivian Abiline Lambert Trabona, age 73, passed away peacefully July 29, 2020 in Covington, La. She was born January 14, 1947 in Independence, La. to Harrell and Audrey Faust Lambert. After graduating Amite High School, at the age of 18, she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Nick Paul Trabona, on December 13, 1965. She also shared her love for her family as a wonderful mother and a loving and doting grandmother and great-grandmother. Vivian loved Christ and was a very active member in St. Helena Catholic Church. She had continuous faith in God’s Word. At home “her chair” was surrounded by biblical study books and scripture. Vivian was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Vivian is survived by her husband, Nick Paul Trabona, son, John Kevin Trabona, daughter Nikole and husband Tommy Shane Blalock, grandsons, Kevin Scott Trabona, Caleb Todd Trabona and Brittany Woods, 3 great grandchildren, Jacelyn, Kaden and Charla Grace Trabona. Also survived by her siblings, sister Bonnie Travis, brothers Lanis, Richard “Dickie”, Aubrey, Homer and Fred Lambert. Only surviving aunt, Mary Lambert Trabona. Predeceased by parents, Harrell and Audrey Faust Lambert. A mass in her honor will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at St. Helena Catholic Church, 122 South 1st Street, Amite, La. at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow the services at Saint Joseph Abbey Cemetery, 75376 River Road, Covington, La. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Full of Grace Ministry, 122 South 1st Street, Amite, La. 70422.McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit





Henry Sibley, Jr. 73, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away on July 31, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born October 15, 1946. Henry was a Hammond High School graduate and a 1967 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. He was retired from Louisiana Weights and Measures and was also a retired dairy farmer. He served on the Tangipahoa Parish School Board for 10 years. He was an active member of Eagle Heights Community Church. He was a kind and gentle-natured person, whose greatest treasure in life was his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Robertson Sibley, two daughters, Robin Strahan (Roy), and Lisa Dunn (Kevin), and one son, Henry Sibley III. He is also survived by one brother, Nolan Sibley (Betty). He has eight grandchildren, Joshua Dunn (Sarah), Caleb Dunn (Bethany), Hannah Dunn, Roy Strahan III (Christian), Rhett Strahan, Caroline Sibley, Jenna Sibley, and Jack Sibley. His two great-grandchildren are Alyse Dunn and Ella Kate Dunn. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sibley Sr. and Sybil Miles Sibley.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the family has opted for a private funeral service to be held at Eagle Heights Community Church. This service will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Robertson and Pastor Kevin Dunn.The service will be livestreamed at at 11:00 am on August 3, 2020. Pallbearers will be his grandsons along with his good friend Fillmore Tucker. Interment will be at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery.




Spring Creek Baptist Church reports a great VBS.  Thank God for those who worked to make VBS possible and for the decisions that were made by the children.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 21

  • 2 Chronicles 30:1-31:21
  • Romans 15:1-22
  • Psalm 25:1-15
  • Proverbs 20:13-15




Have a great day.  Spread some “Sonshine” in our troubled world.

Anna Lee