“Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

and do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge him,

and he will make straight your paths.”


Vera Cutrer King

April 02, 1951 – October 12, 2021

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Lodge at Tangi Pines in Amite, LA. She was born April 2, 1951 in Independence, LA and was 70 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Lucy Baker and husband, Scott; son, Edward Reynolds; son, John King; grandchildren, Katie Wagner and Mary Kate, Cameron Baker, Courtney Baker, Matthew Reynolds and Tiffany, Dustan Reynolds, and Skylar King; great-grandchildren, Owen Reynolds, Emily Reynolds and Brayton Reynolds; mother, Lavada Bennett; brother, Ray Cutrer and wife Debbie, Newton Cutrer, Woody Cutrer and wife Cindy, Bill Cutrer and wife , Angie and Tim Cutrer; sister, Patricia “ Tinker” Cutrer; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Preceded in death by her father, Joe Cutrer; husband, Rodney Miller; brother, Lester Cutrer. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Sunday, October 17, 2021 and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, October 18, 2021. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Killian Chapel, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Annie Laura Brecheen Reeves

October 10, 1933 – October 13, 2021

A resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in Pride, LA. She was born October 10, 1933 in Greensburg, LA and was 88 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Varnado and husband Joe; grandchildren, Rodney Varnado and wife Megan and Brit Varnado and wife Ashley; great-grandchildren, Jade Ducote, Jolie Varnado, Peyton Varnado, Riley Varnado, Reeves Varnado, and Kylie Odendahl; sister, Elrena Harrald and husband Donald. Preceded in death by husband, Rupert James Reeves; parents, Orland and Edna Brecheen; 3 brothers, Edward Brecheen, Orland “Buddy” Brecheen, and Clovis Brecheen; sister, Edna Mae McMichael. A Memorial Services will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible in 2021

October 15th Readings
JOHN 8:21-59
LUKE 10:1-11:13

Baptist Press

Louisiana Baptist Message

What is the new season of the year?

No, it is not fall! It is shoebox packing season in many of our churches, businesses, and clubs. It is the time of the year when all the shopping and collecting pays off. What a blessing it is to see the items go into the boxes and know that in about five weeks they will begin their journey from where we live to a child somewhere around the world, often in a country you cannot easily point to on a map. Be sure each box and each recipient is prayed for. I also like to thank God for those who contributed and packed the shoeboxes.

If your church, school, club, etc. does not pack shoeboxes, I cannot fully explain what blessings you are missing out on. If your church, school, club, etc. would like to learn more and receive guidance, step-by-step, I volunteer to be your guide. I’ve learned so much over the many years of packing that I think I can explain, encourage, and guide you as you work through the process. I surely can tell you what a blessing it is to all who participate in any way. Be prepared to be blessed.

Today’s Prayer Focus

Today, let’s pray for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.





Churches that pack

Churches that distribute

Child who receives

Family of the recipient

Anna Lee