“God has made us what we are.

In Christ Jesus,

God made us to do good works,

which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.”

~Ephesians 2:10 (NCV)~

I firmly believe in doing good works, but that doesn’t save us. God wants to save us from our sins and draw us to be His children. Good works alone will not get us to heaven.

Christmas reading for December 8 – Luke 8

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

EPHESIANS 5:15-6:24

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Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions

Video – Day 7

God uses missionaries to train new workers, so many more can be saved. That’s one purpose of all churches. Help missionaries all around the world by contributing to this offering.

Christmas Programs in our area churches continue. I hope you will be able to attend several. Ask any church member. They will be able to tell you about the Christmas events in their church.

Churches do many extra things at this time of the year. They come in the form of gift baskets, warm coats, Christmas meals, programs, school uniforms, school supplies, etc. May each one have eternal meaning in our lives and in the lives of others. May our “good works” continue all year long and impact many lives for Jesus!

Neva Spears Cureton

July 24, 1939 – December 06, 2021

Neva Spears Cureton, was born July 24, 1939 in Independence, LA to Howard C. Spears and Berta M. Spears. She passed on December 6, 2021 in Kentwood, LA at the age of 82. She worked at the U. S. Post Office in Tangipahoa where she also became Post Master and retired after 36 years of service. Along with working for the postal service, Neva ran a dairy. Neva married Robert J. Cureton but became a widow at a very young age. She was happiest when she was with her family and devoted her life to helping anyone in need. She had no children but leaves behind her siblings, Charlene Sterling, Ernest Spears (Ovelene), Audrey Dunham, Gloria Pierre, and Sherrie Thompson (Chuck); also including many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Cureton; parents, Howard and Berta Spears; 3 siblings, Edward Spears, Clyde Spears, and Sandra S. Forbes. The family would like to thank Community Care Hospice for their service, especially Neva’s hospice nurse Lyndy Varnado. We would like to give a special thanks to the caretakers, who where wonderful, Paulette Spears, Sherry Tanguis, Jessenda Tate, and Nicole Rizzo. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon. There will be an Eastern Star Service at 10:00AM. Interment will be in Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa, LA. Pallbearers will be Kendell Ott, Jonathan Ott, David Spears, Steven Spears, Kirk Spears, Kerry Spears, Timmy Anthony, Mike Williams, Lil’ Dominick Calderone, III. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeff Brumfield, Colby Curtis, Michael Spears, Michael Dugar, Hunter Perry, and Dominick Calderone, Jr. For an online guestbook, visit

Anna Lee