“Do not be afraid;

keep on speaking,

do not be silent.”

~Acts 18:9 (NIV)~

Benjamin Claiborne Harrell, III

May 06, 1950 – November 09, 2021

A resident of Ponchatoula, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at his home in Ponchatoula, LA. He was born May 6, 1950 in Magnolia, MS and was 71 years of age. He was a mason and a former MP with the Army Reserve. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Amy Harrell, Laura Harrell Giancola, and Lillie Harrell Brooks (Josh); 3 grandchildren, James, Jackson and Davis Brooks; 2 brothers, Bruce Harrell (Kathy) and Ronnie Harrell (Christian). Preceded in death by his wife, Marlise Ory Harrell; parents, Benjamin Claiborne Harrell, Jr. and Norma Newsom Harrell. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, November 12, 2021. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

November 12th Readings
ACTS 12:6-14:20

Baptist Press

Louisiana Baptist Message

Operation Christmas Child

Next week is the drop-off week for shoeboxes. FBC, Kentwood is a collection site. Please see me Sunday if you are able to help us.

Two quotes I found this morning:

Give without remembering.

Receive without forgetting.


Birds start each new day with a song.

Thankfulness – Day 12

Today, I am thankful for OPPORTUNITIES I have had, have, and will have. Many have helped me grow. Some have taught me lessons I needed, and some were beneficial to others. Opportunities all lead to choices. Hopefully, good choices. The path of life looks like a gameboard. There are places in life that tell us to pick up a card, read it, and choose our next move. That becomes our future.

Have a blessed day. Be a blessing to others.

Anna Lee