You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For, ‘In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.'”

~Hebrews 10:36-37 (NIV)~

Norma Travis Muse

January 16, 1940 – November 16, 2021

Notice for Norma Travis Muse

Norma Rae Travis Muse, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Springfield LA on November 16, 2021 at the age of 81. She was born January 16, 1940 to the late Winfred Walter Sr. and Pearl Bryant Travis. Norma is preceded in death by her parents, husband, James Edward Muse Jr. and son James Edward Muse III. She is survived by her children Liz Muse Sharp (Ronnie), Trudy Muse Shockley (Walter) and Stephen Muse (Melissa); grandchildren Ron Sharp, Jordan Shockley, Brayden, Sydney and Taylor Muse; siblings Peggy Crawford, Warren Travis (Norma) and Winfred Travis Jr (Kathryn). Visitation will be held at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church in Kentwood on Monday, November 22 from 5-8 PM . Visitation will continue Tuesday, at 9 AM until the service at 11 AM with the burial immediately following in the church cemetery. The family would like extend thanks to Audubon Hospice—Stacey Browhow, Nurse and Vanessa Creel, CNA, as well as Total Live-in Care—Sandra Windham and Melanie Howard for the compassionate care you all gave to our mother. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pine Ridge United Methodist Church or Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home in Covington, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Please be in prayer for this family.

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

November 19th Readings
1 CORINTHIANS 4:1-7:40

Louisiana Baptist Message

Baptist Press

Operation Christmas Child

Our Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off at FBC, Kentwood has now received and packed over 1,000 shoeboxes. We are so thankful to be a part of this ministry. I personally appreciate all the churches and individuals who have brought us shoeboxes and those at our church who have teamed up to pack the shoeboxes, load the trailer, contribute during the year, etc.

I am thrilled that so many children will receive the toys, hygiene items, clothing, and school supplies. I was thrilled to meet the gentleman who brought 60 boxes that his family packed this year, the first year they knew about this opportunity. All the visits with the people who delivered shoeboxes have been great! Thank-you to each of you!

Thankfulness Day 19

Today, I am thankful for the faster communications of today’s world. I remember during my teen years and the war reports which would be a day old before an airplane could fly the video back to our country to be aired on the nightly news. That was an great improvement over previous methods. Today with our phones, computers, etc., we can watch as news happens. When these things affect our families, we are very thankful for the quickly received information.

Anna Lee