For the word of the LORD is right and true;

he is faithful in all he does.

~Psalm 33:4~

I forgot to post that Charles Warren got to go home Wednesday. I hope you got to see pictures or video of the happy family and many co-workers there to be a part of the celebration. It was such a good feeling to see Charles with his hands raised and a smile on his face as he was released after five months of hospitalization due to Covid. What a fighter he is! What great support his family and co-workers have shown!

Rev. David Luce spent a long day testing at Ochsner yesterday. One of the tests needs to be repeated and is scheduled for May 19th. Keep praying.

A friend purchased 19 shirts at the Hope Center so they can be made into dresses for Operation Christmas Child. They have already been washed, folded, and delivered into the hands of the lady who will guide others in the repurposing of the dresses. Another friend sent me money yesterday. It has been used to purchase socks, stickers, and erasers. I didn’t mind shopping for his 90 year old supporter. I’m thankful for those who contribute to make the “shoeboxes” possible. Another friend who is just learning about mission opportunities told me this week how the videos I have shared have helped her to understand needs of others. I hope the videos are helpful to you too.

This is the obituary for Donna Bennett’s mother. I wish I had known this lady.

Maxine R. Owens

JULY 23, 1925 – MAY 3, 2021
Obituary of Maxine R. Owens
Maxine Roberts Owens passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 in Monroe, Louisiana at the age of 95. She was born July 23, 1925 in Colfax, Louisiana to Earnest “Pee Wee” and Nola Shepherd Roberts.
She retired from the Louisiana Department of Social Services. She completed training for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview TX. After her retirement, she faithfully volunteered until 85 years of age as Chaplin at LSU Medical Center Shreveport and at the VA Nursing Home in Shreveport.
Maxine was very active in her church. She loved to minister to those in need. She always had a meal cooked when you were expected and loved to make your favorite dishes. She made the best sour cream cakes! Maxine baked thousands for family, friends, and strangers. Her family was everything to her, right behind her faith and she lived to tell anyone and everyone about either. She was proud of her large family often saying, “It all started with me!” Maxine was a great listener and could make you feel better at times by never saying a word. She was RELENTLESS in her encouragement and UNFAILING in her support. She always had a smile on her face and a laugh ready. She brought much comfort to so many people.
Left to cherish her memory are her Husband, Clay Owens; Children, Vickie Johnson and husband Kenneth of Colfax, LA and Donna Bennett and husband Robert of Monroe, LA; Grandchildren, Denise Parker and husband Gary, Kim Bunting and husband Bryan, Sherri Sellers and Husband Ronnie, Terri Wright and husband Kyle, Kenny Johnson and wife Jo, Keith James and wife Miranda, Brian Hicks and wife Teresa, Chris Bennett and wife Wendi, Keith Bennett and LaDonna Mock; 17 Great Grandchildren; and 14 Great Great-Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Collins; children, Francis Bullitt, Terry P. Bullitt, Cindy Collins and Karen Collins Holeyfield; her parents; and her beloved Yorki, Misha.
A visitation for Maxine Roberts will be held Friday, May 7, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, Louisiana 71108. A celebration of life service will occur following the visitation at 12:30 PM. Interment will be in Centuries Memorial Park. Officiating the service will be Pastor David Logan. Serving as pallbearers are Brian Hicks, Keith James, Kenny Johnson, Bryan Bunting, Ronnie Sellers and Brandon Pennington. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Johnson, Robert Bennett, Gary Parker and Dr. Wayne Barksdale.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to your local animal shelter in memory of Maxine and Misha.

Say special prays for her daughter, Donna Bennett, who just got out of the hospital.

Anthony Thomas “Coach Tony” Misita

July 29, 1933 – May 04, 2021

A resident of Independence, La, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 29, 1933 in Amite, LA and was 87 years of age. Long time Louisiana assistant Coach Tony Misita passed away today. Misita started his high school head coaching career in Amite High School, Amite City, La., later moved to Ville Platte High School and Baton Rouge Central High school. Coach Misita then turned to the collegiate ranks having stints at Southeastern Louisiana under Coach Pat Kenelly as linebacker coach and later served as the Lions defensive coordinator with Oscar Lofton. Misita also joined the ranks at Louisiana Tech, Misita serving as Defensive Coordinator coaching on Maxie Lambright’s staff from 1967-70 while quarterback Terry Bradshaw led the bulldogs to multiple years of victories. Coach Misita moved on to coach at Tulane University with Coach Bennie Ellender, and later as defensive lines coach from 1984 until 1987. Tony entered the SEC conference with the University of Mississippi Rebels having stints with Coach Ken Cooper and Coach Steve Sloan as a defensive line coach. After his coaching career, he taught at Mater Dolorosa Catholic School in Independence for ten years. He is survived by wife, Sylvia Thompson Misita; 1 daughter, Susan Misita Petty and husband Spurgeon; 3 sons, John Michael Misita and wife, Cindy, Dwayne Thomas Misita and Anthony Jay Misita; 2 sisters, Josie Vaccarro and Ann Marie LeBlanc; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Fleming, Joseph Misita, Micah Marie Misita, Kaci Misita Guidry, Nicholas Misita and Austin Shaw Dillon; 6 great- grandchildren, Aidan Fleming, Mary Payton Fleming, Denton Bowen, Benjamin Guidry, Drew Peyton Dillon, Ava Tyler Dillon. Preceded in death by his daughter, Toni Lynn Misita; parents, Roy and Mary Misita; brother, Salvador Roy Misita. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Friday, May 7, 2021. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

This photo of Coach Misita shows him as she was almost sixty years ago when he was my teacher.

Sam Liberto, Jr.

August 01, 1934 – May 05, 2021

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born August 1, 1934 in Clarksdale, MS and was 86 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Judy Sharon Liberto; 3 daughters, Darlene Liberto Blades and husband, Ladd, Margie Liberto and husband Ken Womack and Rosemary Liberto Brister and husband William “Billy” ; son, Sammy Liberto, III and wife, Melissa; grandchildren, Landon Blades and wife, Cristen, MaryAnn Blades and husband Curt Bridges, Whitney Brister Eaton and husband Danny, Blake Brister and wife Esther, Samantha Liberto-Womack and Jake Liberto; great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Charleigh and Alex Blades, Rosy, Ladd and Wade Bridges, and Dax and Zoe Eaton; brother, Thomas Liberto. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam Liberto, Sr. and Rosalina Liberto; sister, Margaret Liberto Zepponi. Graveside Services will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 9:00AM Saturday, May 8, 2021. Services conducted by William “Billy” Brister. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Mr. Sam had been sick for a long time. Pray for the family as they adjust to his loss.

“L. J.” Leon Jesse Pevey

December 10, 1944 – May 06, 2021

A resident of Pine Grove, LA, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at his home. He was born December 10, 1944 in Amite, LA and was 76 years of age. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Dena Guyn and Donna Rogers; sister, Harriet Ann Garrie; grandchildren, Jamie McLemore, Jeremiah Danhour, Andrew Peters and Rachael Guyn; 6 great-grandchildren; nephew, Walter Lee Berry; niece, Vickie Lynn Wright. Preceded in death by his father, Hulon Leon Pevey; mother, Nettie Eugenia Pevey; son, William Scott Pevey; 3 grandsons, Jordon Danhour, Johnnie McLemore and Jacob Danhour. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Laverne King. Interment Shiloh Cemetery, Pine Grove, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – May 7

PSALM 12-17
PSALM 19-21

Lola’s Lion

Prayer Focus Today – Those who feel alone, not wanted, and not loved

Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee