“If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him . . .

but . . . if you don’t ask with faith,

don’t expect the Lord to give you any solid answer.”

~James 1:5-8 (TLB)~

I forgot to tell you Tommy Hood was able to leave MD Anderson and is now back at home. Thank God for the progress Tommy has made in his treatment.

Mrs. Bessie Hayden did not get to come home because of complications. Pray for her as she puts up a battle.

Please remember to pray for my former student, C.J. Schiro, who is fighting Covid-19. There are others who are more local. Add them to your list.

Vickie Williams Gill

June 21, 1960 – August 24, 2021

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born June 21, 1960 in Magnolia, MS and was 61 years of age. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a retired school teacher from Spring Creek Elementary School with 31 years of devoted service. She is survived by her husband, Douglas Gill; 2 sons, James Neyland and wife Kris and Matt Neyland and wife Amanda; 3 grandsons, Mason, Liam, and Aiden Neyland; step-children, Jason Gill, Brad Gill, Lacey Yarborough, Sandy Gill, Brandy Gill, and Steven Miller and wife Tammy; step-grandchildren, Levi Gill, Elliott and Luca Yarborough, Megan Gill, Douglas Miller, Mark Miller, and Brantley Gill; brother, Jimmy L. Williams and wife Millie; sister, Sonya W. Newman; nephews, Jeremy, Jacob, and Jesse Williams and Colby and Asa Newman and their families. Preceded in death by parents, Cade and Elaine Blades Williams; nephew, Gabriel John Newman; step-son-in-law, Jacob Yarborough. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Friday, August 27, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. Jacob Williams. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church or the charity of your choice. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – August 26

EZEKIEL 26:15-28:26
2 KINGS 25:3-7
JEREMIAH 52:6-11
JEREMIAH 39:2-10

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May God bless you for blessing others!

I want to leave you today with this thought.

“God is in control!”

Anna Lee