But you, LORD, do not be far from me.

You are my strength; come quickly to help me.

~Psalm 22:19~

Kent Sims

March 26, 1955 – February 14, 2021

Curtis Kent Sims died at 9:55AM on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. He was born March 26, 1955 in Brookhaven, MS. He was a life-long resident of Kentwood, LA. He was a truck driver and co-owner of a local trucking company, Simco Industries, Inc. from 1982 until closing to retire in 2016. He is survived by one son Jonathan Kent Sims; three granddaughters Logan Moneyhun, Jasie Sims, and Lanna Sims; one sister Judy S. Jones; one sister-in-law Ann Smith; four nieces Ashley Bridges, Amber Bridges, Angel Newman (Matthew), and Sherry Sassone (Chris). He is preceded in death by his parents Jimmy and Marie Sims; son Jason Wayne Sims; grandson Michael “Boc” Sims; brother LaRue Smith; brother-in-law, Jimmy Jones; and nephew Greg Smith. Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Please continue to pray for all the people in the south who are without heat, water, and/or power. These conditions can be harder here because we, as a country, are not prepared for them. Pray for Mrs. Mildred Birch, 90, and other senior adults who seem to be having more issues than most people. Pray also for those who are working to restore services. It is certainly a blessing to hear of people helping others. Hang in there. We have a few more days before this is over.

Read the Bible chronologically in 2021 – February 18

February 18th Readings
LEVITICUS 7:1-8:36

February 19th Readings
LEVITICUS 9:1-11:47

February 20th Readings
LEVITICUS 12:1-14:32

February 21st Readings
LEVITICUS 14:33-16:34

Baptist Press

Many churches cancelled services again last night. Pray services will be able to be held Sunday.

Prayer focus for today

Continue to say special prayers for power company workers, first responders, medical personnel, and others who are working to make our lives safer and more comfortable.

We certainly have time to say extra prayers and to contact people to check on them. Let’s not fail in this duty.

Anna Lee