Friday Afternoon

 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.

The one who believes in me will live,

even though they die;

~John 11:25~

I know I caused some of you to worry about the absence of TPL for the last week. David and I took a VACATION, our first pleasure trip in more than fifteen years. We’ve had a lot of family sickness, as many of you know. All of our trips in the last fifteen plus years have been family-related, but not this one! It was for us. We wondered if we could even make the trip, but the Lord provided! We were strong enough. We took a few naps. We spent time in Branson, MO., one of our favorite places. If you are surprised we wanted to try this trip, you should know our children were more SURPRISED! We’re glad to be home and thankful for our great and successful week.

Today is the day we recognize the death of Jesus on the cross. The most special day is Sunday, because that is when we celebrate the resurrection! There will be special services, programs, etc. at churches this weekend. I hope you will be in attendance for them.

I have a few prayer requests to share this afternoon. If you know of others I should share, please let me know.

Tommy Hood of Amite completed his treatment at M.D. Anderson. His 20 treatments were sometimes difficult, but he left Houston with no active tumors and will go back every three months for the next two years for check-ups. Thank God for this awesome improvement and good news about Tommy.

Avery Campbell, the young daughter of Rick and Krystal Slaven Campbell, is in North Oaks. She has been sick for a while, but the last few days have been very difficult. I’m happy to report that today’s news from her mom is better. The family appreciates your continued prayers.

Yesterday, about mid-afternoon, Mrs. Ruby Dillon was taken to North Oaks due to a suspected virus. She was given medication in the ER and given a room about 1:30 this morning. Pray for her to feel comfortable.

Phillip Connerly

December 19, 1934 – April 14, 2022

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at his home in Kentwood, LA. He was born December 19, 1934 in Kentwood, LA and was 87 years of age. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Fran Bauer and husband Keith and Lori Stewart and husband, Darren; 5 sons, Phil Connelly and wife, Sue, Rocky Strickland, Keith Strickland and wife, Glenda, James Connelly and wife Rene, and Jeff Connelly; 1 sister, Mary Hughes and husband, Jack; 1 brother, Jody Connelly and wife, Carolyn; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Clifton Kemp and Leona Estelle Connelly; wives, Dorothy Nell Welch, Beverly Jean Bryan, and Ann Winnifield Weaver; sister, Margaret Ann Foster; daughter-in-laws, Pamela Grace Easley and Debra Lynn Hodges; nephew, David Kemp Connelly. Graveside Services will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 10:00AM Monday, April 18, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Justin Craft. Pallbearers are Mark Womack, Craig Berberette, Dr. Bernard Trappey, Barrett Travis, and Sammy Liberto. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read and Write Scripture Today

April 15 – Matthew 10:1-8

Thank you for missing TPL and for praying every day.

Anna Lee