Give thanks in all circumstances;

for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

~1 Thessalonians 5:18~

Read the Bible in 2020 – November 19

Ezekiel 39:1-40:27
James 2:18-3:18
Psalm 118:1-18
Proverbs 28:2

Baptist Press

Operation Christmas Child

Update – 1003 Shoeboxes turned in at Kentwood, FBC so far.

Today’s hours – 10-12

Monday will be the last day for 2020.

Today – First delivery of cartons of shoeboxes to next location.

Reminder – Please place two extra strong rubber bands on each box.

Louis J. Ruffino Sr.

Louis J. Ruffino, Sr., a native of Amite, LA and a resident of Walker, LA, passed away on November 17, 2020 at the age of 81. He was a veteran who proudly served our country in the Air National Guard. Louis was an engineer at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans during the Apollo Flight Program. He had a love for antique cars and dancing every weekend. There are many fond memories spent vacationing as a family to such locations as London, Disney World, and Gatlingburg. Louis will be greatly missed by all. Survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Josephine “Phyne” Piazza Ruffino; daughter, Toni Lynn Chisholm; son, Louis J. Ruffino, Jr.; sister, Loretta Pace; grandchildren, Parker Ruffino, Kyle Chisholm; and a great-granddaughter, Lexi Ruffino. Also survived by his special uncle who had a great impact on his life, Louis S. Ruffino, Jr. Preceded in death by his parents, John Ruffino and Grace Piazza Ruffino. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, 7738 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs, on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 865 Hatchell Lane, Denham Springs, at 1 p.m. The graveside service will be held at Colonial Cemetery, Independence, LA, at 3 p.m. Flowers will be accepted, but the family would also like to give people the option to make a memorial donation in Louis’ name to The American Heart Association.

Thankfulness – Day 19

Today, I am thankful for HUGS! As a child, I received and gave hugs. That is a faint, very distant memory. As an adult and especially in the more recent years, hugs became a part of who I was. Covid-19 has taken away hugs. It has been much too long since freely giving hugs was possible. I wish to be able to hug again. Hugs say more than “I love you”. They carry many messages such as “Thank-you”, “I’m so sorry”, “It’s good to see you”, and “I’ve missed you”. Hugs are what I must look forward to when this pandemic is over. Brace yourself. I will have to make up for all the lost hugs! With news of potential vaccines this week, I feel there might be a time to more hugs. I can hardly wait!

Anna Lee