“Let go of your concerns!

Then you will know that I am God.

I rule the nations. I rule the earth.”

~Psalm 46:10 (GW)~

I got to visit with Donna Fay Miller for a few minutes. She has been homebound even more than we have been. She has had some heart procedures since I last saw her. It was wonderful to see her again.

Tommy Hood received very good news at M.D. Anderson yesterday.

Tommy had a CT/PET scan, labs and a MRI yesterday. We went to the sarcoma doctor today and they gave us some news we were NOT expecting. There is no presence of tumor activity. The original tumor in his hip soft tissues, muscles and bone and his lung mets and the tumors surrounding his heart are gone. No active tumor activity! They are changing his chemo and doing up to 6 more treatments to make sure we get all the nasty cells that still may be present, but the doctor said he is on path to live a long, healthy life! Happiest day of my life since the birth of my boys! All I can say is that God is working! Prayers are working! We have a wonderful medical team, but to be at this point after only 6 rounds of chemo is a miracle to me. I think I’m still in shock! God is GOOD! Thank y’all for all your prayers! We still have a long road to get to ring that bell and get our “get out of jail” cancer card, but today we celebrate! Monday starts round 7. We are going into it mentally healthy after the news today…There is minimal scaring. My son is a warrior and I know his mental and physical strength have helped us reach this point. He is my hero! Kenna (Mom)

Lois May Bush Miller

May 28, 1932 – October 11, 2021

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg, LA. She was born May 28, 1932 in Abita Springs, LA and was 89 years of age. She was a faithful member of Hillsdale Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and WMU leader. She was a proud graduate of Charity Hospital School of Nursing. During her career she was employed at Southeast Louisiana Hospital in Mandeville, Sharoy Clinic in Amite and as a public health nurse in St. Helena parish. She is survived by her children, Ginger Claire Miller Hutto (Stan) and George “Andy” Miller (Lorna); grandchildren, Mandy Pierre, Christopher Miller(Ashley), Joseph Hutto(Ashley)and Kathryn McElveen(Malcolm); great-grandchildren, Caleb Thompson, Emmalyne Hutto, Amelia Hutto, Joseph Wayne Hutto, Delilah May Hutto, Ella Claire McElveen, Elijah McElveen and John Levi McElveen; brother, Robert J. Bush. Preceded in death by her husband, George D. Miller; parents, Elvin R. Bush and Bashie Hano Bush; sisters, Shirley Bush Tycer and Marguerite Bush Chaplain. Visitation at Hillsdale Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, October 15, 2021. Interment Hillsdale Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite, LA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hillsdale Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Kenneth “Kenny” Brandon Temple

November 21, 1973 – October 09, 2021

A resident of Palm Bay, FL, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Orlando VA Medical Center in Orlando, FL. He was born November 21, 1973 in New Orleans, LA and was 47 years of age. Kenny was a a devout Christian who loved God with all of his heart and a U. S. Navy Veteran. He is survived by his 2 sons, Keenan and Kason Temple; brothers and sisters, Danelle Watts Daurapau, Tracey Varnado, Earl Leonard “Skip” Temple, Jr., Raegen Presley, Rebecca Pope and Jack Pope; aunt and second mom, Shelia Ryals Gilbert; uncle, Terry Ryals; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by mother, Catherine LeJune Ryals Temple; father figure, Bill Pope; grandparents, Bertle “Big Momma” Ryals and Roy “Big Poppa” Ryals; great-aunt, Lois Finch; 2 aunts, Brenda Adams and Polly Carlson. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 15, 2021. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

October 13th Readings
MARK 9:14-29
MATTHEW 17:14-21
LUKE 9:37-43
MARK 9:30-32
MATTHEW 17:22-23
LUKE 9:43-45
MATTHEW 17:24-27
MARK 9:33-37
MATTHEW 18:1-6
LUKE 9:46-48
MARK 9:38-41
LUKE 9:49-50
MARK 9:42-50
MATTHEW 18:7-35

This is a long list, but if you look at it closely, you will see it is only verses from three different chapters.

Baptist Press

Today’s Prayer Focus

Let’s say special prayers for all of our police forces. Several policemen were killed over the weekend. We need to pray for the families, their fellow officers, future police in training, etc. Pray for citizens to still have an officer to call upon when needed.

May you be a blessing to others today.

Anna Lee