“The Good News about God’s kingdom will be preached in all the world, to every nation. Then the end will come.”

~Matthew 24:14 (NCV)~

Rev. David Luce has continued to improve. He drove to Ochsner in New Orleans where he learned the new valve replacement is working well. Also, the valve that was not replaced is working better because of the replaced valve. Thank-you for your continued prayers for him and his family.

Josiah Huckaby is better. Thank-you for praying for this child who always seems to be smiling. He is a big blessing to many people.

Bertie Simpson Hughes

August 05, 1929 – June 25, 2021

Bertie Simpson Hughes, a resident of Osyka, MS, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021 in Hattiesburg, MS. She was born August 5, 1929 in Gloster, MS and was 91 years of age. She is survived by 2 children, John R. Hughes and Alex (Pat) Hughes; 5 grandchildren, Christine E., John R. Jr., Tracy M., Alyssa C. and Alex P. Jr.; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 1 brother, Bobby Ray Simpson; and many beloved nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Preceded in death by her son, Walter A. Hughes; parents, Ollie P. Simpson and Bertha Caston Simpson; brothers and sisters, Earl Simpson, Jewell Simpson, Reba Simpson, Burnell Simpson, Geneva Varnado, Mary Alice Blackwell and Ollie Dell Gore. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Interment Osyka Cemetery, Osyka, MS. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – July 30

June 30th Readings
2 KINGS 16:19-20
2 CHRONICLES 28:26-27
ISAIAH 13:1-16:14

July 1st Readings
2 CHRONICLES 29:3-31:21

July 2nd Readings
PROVERBS 25:1-29:27

July 3rd Readings
PROVERBS 30:1-31:31

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May your day be a blessing to others.

Anna Lee