“We are helpless in the face of this large army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but we look to you for help.”

~2 Chronicles 20:12 (GNT)~

May we always look to Him!

Jeanne Bond Tate’s nephew, Jacob Wilson, died in an accident Monday night. Please be in prayer for all the family and friends.

Lorrie Lynn Robert requests prayer for one year old Bobby Wayne who had emergency surgery last night following an accident.

Ronald Lee Smith

November 28, 1951 – September 04, 2021

Ronald Lee Smith, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away at 9:11AM on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, LA. He was born November 28, 1951 in Amite, LA and was 69 years of age. He is survived by his, 2 daughters, Shelly Lynn Smith and Susan Renee Smith; grandson, Braedyn Lee Smith and one on the way, Jaxson Ronald Smith; wife, Angela L. Smith; brothers and sisters, Norma Mae Arnone, Norman Harvey Smith, Jr., Joseph L. Smith, Johnny E. Smith and wife Sylvia, Lionel Freddie Smith and wife Mary Frances, Donald L. Smith and wife Linda, and Annie Mae Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Norman Harvey Smith, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Keen Smith; sister, Bertie Mae Smith; brother, Lewis Willie Smith. Pallbearers will be Larry Smith, Daryl Smith, Eric Short, Everett Short, Travis Short, and Brian Fairburn. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Wednesday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Services conducted by Bro. J.B. Davis. Interment Amite Cemetery, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Byron Jefferson Statham

October 17, 1968 – September 06, 2021

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, LA. He was born October 17, 1968 in Baton Rouge, LA and was 53 years of age. He was a U.S. Army Veteran where he served on the Infantry(Manchu). He is survived by his mother, Susan Wall; brother, Aaron Statham; niece, Alison Statham; numerous cousins and family. Preceded in death by his father, Byron “Sam” Statham; grandparents, Archie and Paul Jean Wall and Tom and Jenell Statham. Graveside Services will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 1:00PM Tuesday, September 14, 2021. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Joyce Brecheen McGregor

April 01, 1934 – September 06, 2021

A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at Baton Rouge General in Baton Rouge, LA. She was born April 1, 1934 in Amite , LA and was 87 years of age. She drove a school bus many years for St. Helena Parish Schools and was a legal secretary many years in Greensburg. She is survived by her son, Gary Conleay(Emily)Locust Grove, GA; son, Randy Conleay(Debra)Hammond, LA; son, Jay McGregor(Lisa) Mt. Hermon, LA; daughter, Dawn Bridges(Oscar) Greensburg, LA; grandson(that she raised), Justin Lehmann St. Charles, MO; brother, Milton Brecheen Greenville, TN; sister, Caroline Lynn, Frisco, TX; sister in law, Carol Brecheen Weimar, TX; daughter in law, Brenda McGregor; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Sonny) McGregor; parents, Clifton and Opal Brecheen; brother, Winston Brecheen; sister, Anita Sowell; daughter, Audrey Conleay Lehmann; son, Mark McGregor; grandson, Aaron Lehmann; grandson, Hunter McGregor; great grandson, Konnor McGregor Strickland. Visitation at Greensburg First Baptist from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – September 8

DANIEL 6:1-28
DANIEL 9:1-27
2 CHRONICLES 36:22-23
EZRA 1:1-11
1 CHRONICLES 3:17-19

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Pray for all those in our area whose world has been turned upside down because of Hurricane Ida. Many people are still without power, but the linemen are out working daily. Thankfully, many people have stepped up to provide water, snacks, and meals for them. Continue to pray for members of the National Guard, Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief, and many others who have stepped up to help meet some of our needs. Special thanks to those who wear no uniform be who see a need and take care of the need.

Today’s Prayer Focus – Volunteers who serve our community without pay! Thank God for their desire to help others and willingness to help because they have willing hands and hearts. (I’m thankful for all who help others, but it certainly takes special people to help without getting a paycheck.)

Anna Lee