I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness;

I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

Psalm 7:17

Angie Nielson’s parents are doing better. Thankfully, many people who get Covid now are recovering. Hopefully, the new vaccine will make Covid-19 less stressful in our world.

Charles “Chuck” Brister

Amite, Louisiana

Sep 26, 1951 – Nov 23, 2020 (Age 69)


A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 26, 1951 in Independence, LA and was 69 years of age. Chuck is the son of the late J. H. and Betty Brister of Roseland. He is a graduate of Amite High School and a member of First Baptist Church in Amite. Chuck started out in business in Nov. 1972 as Chuck’s Glass & Radiator Works in Roseland. In 1975 he moved their business to Amite and started Amite Glass & Radiator Works. In Jan. 1985 they sold Amite Glass Works and took over his dad’s manufacturing business of Go Karts, known as Brister’s Thunder Karts, bringing it to national recognition where he developed Utility Vehicles known as the Chuck Wagon. Chuck has been a board member of First Guaranty Bank and Smitty’s Supply. He served with great honor as the 2008 Oyster King. The real fun of his life was spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren and watching all of their activities. He loved boating, flying, car shows, traveling, and going out with his many friends. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen Brister; two daughters, Denise Brister Murphy and husband, Patrick and Amanda Brister Bales and husband, David; grandchildren, Kamryn Denise Murphy, Kaylyn Denise Murphy, Lexon Rae Bales and Maison Brister Bales; sister, Gail Brister Helms and husband, Don; and 1 niece, Melissa Tate. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Amite from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Services conducted by Rev. Trey Waldrop. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible in 2020 – November 25

Daniel 1:1-2:23
1 Peter 3:8-4:6
Psalm 119:65-80
Proverbs 28:14

Prayer Focus

Today, let’s focus our prayers on those who are having a difficult day today, during the Thanksgiving season, without a loved one who was here to celebrate Thanksgiving, 2019. We can all name a number of people in this situation. Pray for them.

Thankfulness – Day 25

Today, I’m thankful for all the beautiful fall weather we have been having. God provides it every year about this time. Whether this time of year reminds you of raking leaves, warming fires inside or outside, family gathered together, holiday foods, fireworks, or anything else from your memory, I think we all find time to be thankful. What a great blessing to be able to thank God for all He has done for us!

If you have not already done so, find time to be thankful to God.

Anna Lee