• It is written: ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
    ‘every knee will bow before me;
    every tongue will acknowledge God.’

Somehow, I managed to delete the name from an obituary yesterday.

Jenny Sue Weedman

November 27, 1967 – July 19, 2022

Angelo J. Giardina

January 12, 1927 – July 20, 2022

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at his home. He was born January 12, 1927 in Amite, LA and was 95 years of age. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, a dairy farmer, and owner of Amite Liquid Feed. Angelo was an avid golfer and a master storyteller. He was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church. Angelo is survived by his three sons, Angelo Thomas Giardina (Trudy), Kenneth Gerard Giardina (Melba), and Gerald Anthony Giardina (Melinda); grandchildren, Dwayne Giardina (Andilyn), Lauren Cutrer (Drew), Jared Shows (Mahsa), Andrew Giardina, Marlie Giardina, and Jude Giardina; great-grandchildren, Ava Cutrer, Mark, Mason, and Myles Giardina, and Aidan Shows; brother, Salvador Giardina (Dianne); sister-in-law, Gloria Giardina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Marie Vullo Giardina; parents, Angelo and Frances Schillage Giardina; two brothers, Nick Giardina and Joseph Giardina. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 9:00AM until 11:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at Noon on Monday, July 25, 2022. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. Special thanks to dear friends, Roy and Jean Fiorelli, and neighbors, Chris and Connie Liuzza, for their love and support throughout the years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Helena Catholic Church Full of Grace. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read and Write Scripture Today

July 22 – I Timothy 3:15

if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

Baptist Press

Baptist Message

OCC Workday – One week from today

If you are interested in working a few hours before next Saturday, please let me know. There is always something that needs to be done.

OCC – Thank you to the donor who again sent money to help with our shoebox needs. You have no idea how quickly I smiled when I saw your envelope yesterday. Your faithfulness is so appreciated! May God bless you for helping get shoeboxes to little children around the world. May the message of JESUS reach and stir each heart.

Pray for our schools today.

I clearly remember the smiles and happy greeting from the cafeteria workers during my elementary years and my high school years. Does that mean they were not tired or carrying personal burdens? No, it meant they smiled and always had a kind and friendly greeting for me (and for all the other students).

Today, let’s pray for the cafeteria workers. They have a special talent to “smile and be kind despite their personal problems“.They may not know what happens with each child in the classroom or at home, but can make a difference in lives as they place food on plates while smiling and giving a happy greeting.

Think about this. One drop of water doesn’t seem like much, but a glass of water contains lots of individual drops. So does a lake or ocean. Each drop counts. Your “drops” might be smiles, kind words, time, money, etc. Make your “drops” count today.

Anna Lee