“Search me, O God, and know my heart;

test me and know my anxious thoughts.

Point out anything in me that offends you,

and lead me along the path of everlasting life.”

~Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT)~

Pray for Mr. “Cete” Dillon as he has stitches removed from his face today. Last night, he said his face was still tender from the procedure. I know he and his family will appreciate our prayers.

David and I talked with Andy Taylor. His heart is beating regularly again. Betty got her routine shot in the eye yesterday. They have sweet attitudes and count all these procedures as blessings.

Maddie Miracles – Maddie had more miracles yesterday. This is the update posted yesterday: Maddie is done with surgery. It was all done laparoscopically…praise God!! She had an enlarged gallbladder so that was good to get it out. Appendix is also gone and they found where an ovarian cyst had ruptured and they cleaned that up. We will get to see her in about an hour and depending on how she feels she should get to go home tomorrow or Saturday! God is so very good ALL the time. Thank you for your prayers. Please keep them coming for the recovery time.

I had a pain management doctor perform my procedure Tuesday. This was a very new experience for me, but not for her. She told me I could go back to my regular routine the next day and might feel better the next day or it might take several weeks. The second day after my procedure seems to be my timeline. Despite some issues, like periodic headaches from the anesthesia, I felt no pain in my back. I am so thankful.

Pauline Gennaro Magliolo

January 03, 1934 – October 20, 2021

A resident of Independence, LA, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. She was born January 3, 1934 in Independence, LA and was 87 years of age. In her younger years, she loved traveling with her two sons for their baseball games and tournaments. She was room mother for her two sons at Mater Dolorosa Catholic School and sang in the Christmas choir for Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. She is survived by her sons, Vincent J. Magliolo (Jenny) and Gerald J. Magliolo (Terri); grandsons, Christopher (Sarah), John Vincent, Eric, and Spencer Magliolo; granddaughters, Mallory and Haley Magliolo, Caroline and Claire Dupas; and great-grandchildren, Braden, Ian, Ava Sophia, and Augustin Magliolo. 2 sisters, Manette Bateman (Carey) and Virginia Armato (Pete); sister-in-law, Mary Gennaro; Preceded in death by her husband, Salvador John “Sonny Boy” Magliolo; parents, John and Genevieve Gennaro; 2 brothers, Sam Gennaro and Anthony Gennaro (Audrey); sister, Josie Garafola (Sam). Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday and from 9:00AM until 10:30AM on Wednesday. A Funeral Mass will be held at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Independence, at 11:00AM on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Services conducted by Fr. Reuben Dykes. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

October 22nd Readings
MATTHEW 20:1-16
MARK 10:32-34
MATTHEW 20:17-19
LUKE 18:31-34
MARK 10:35-45
MATTHEW 20:20-34
MARK 10:46-52
LUKE 18:35-19:27

Prayer Focus Today

Today, let’s pray for all the individual, churches, and other groups who are packing “shoeboxes”, whether it be online or personally. Thank God for each shopping trip to get just the right items. Thank God for the individuals who will again give of their time to pack all they can into each shoebox. Thank God for hearts that love and care for some of the poorest children in the world and whom God has given the desire to help, love, and Pray for through the simple items packed in a box.

Samaritan’s Purse works hard to make sure each needy child gets a shoebox. That’s one shoebox in their lifetime! May each shoebox have just the right items to greatly impact the life of the child who will receive it.

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Anna Lee