Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,

for his compassions never fail.  

They are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

~Lamentations 3:22-23~

These verses reminds me of this solid hymn. We may not sing it now, but is certainly is based on Scripture and such a comfort in our hectic times. I haven’t asked lately, but my daughter and son-in-law claim this hymn as their “rock”.

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning with Thee
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine with 10, 000 beside

Thomas O. Chisholm wrote the poem in 1923 about God’s faithfulness over his lifetime. Chisholm sent the song to William Runyan in Kansas, who was affiliated with both the Moody Bible Institute and Hope Publishing Company. Runyan set the poem to music, and it was published that same year by Hope Publishing Company and became popular among church groups.[1] The Biblical lyrics reference Lamentations 3:22-23.[2] The song was exposed to wide audiences after becoming popular with Dr. William Henry Houghton of the Moody Bible Institute and Billy Graham, who used the song frequently on his international crusades.[3] Since the middle 20th century, this hymn has been the university hymn of Cairn University.

In 2019, the song entered the public domain in the United States.[4]

What a way to begin a day!


*Matthew 3: 1-4:17

*Luke 3:1 – 4:13

*The greatest temptation for me would be . . . .

PRAYER FOCUS: Prayer Warriors

We all have family or friends we can count on to pray when we ask them to pray or who will pray for us when they see a need, without us even making a request for prayer. Thank God (and them) for being a part of our lives.

Marybelle Hayden Brumfield

June 15, 1928 – January 3, 2023

Marybelle Hayden Brumfield passed peacefully on January 3, 2023. She was born June 15, 1928 in Amite, LA where she lived her entire life. She graduated from Amite High School in 1946 and was awarded a Scholastic Scholarship to SLU. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 75 years, Donal James Brumfield. Marybelle and Donal were high school sweethearts and she chose to forfeit her scholarship to be near Donal in Baton Rouge where he attended LSU. They were married in Baton Rouge in 1948. Marybelle and Donal have two devoted daughters, Donnie Kay Gray and Judy Husband. Marybelle was lovingly known as Gran to her five grandsons, Robert Husband, Mark Husband, Joel Hendry, John Husband, and Benjamin Husband. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Brennley Husband, Brooke Husband, Luke Husband, Maryclare Husband, Emmelia Husband, and baby Mia due in April; sister, Yvonne Vining; and brother, Alfred Hayden. She was preceded in death by her parents, Forace and Leander Hayden; brothers, Ellis and Horace Hayden; and a sister, Gussie Stevens. Marybelle was a very special angel here on Earth. She adored her family and was completely devoted to them. She touched so many lives and was beloved by all. Her constant advice to her family was, “Always put God first in your life and you will be happy”. Marybelle was a soldier of life and her family will honor her always. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 8:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, January 7, 2023. Interment Hayden Grove Cemetery, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Barbara Wicker Harris

March 11, 1958 – January 3, 2023

A resident of Clinton, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 11, 1958 in Independence, LA and was 64 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Chuck Harris, Jr.; 2 sons, Josh Porta and wife Missy and Jason Harris and wife Amanda; granddaughter, Katelynn Jo Porta; mother, Sandra Nell Wicker; 2 sisters, Debra Lowe and husband Boyd and Cathy McIntyre and husband Mitchell. Preceded in death by father, Eliga R.N. Wicker, Sr.; brother, Eliga R.N. Wicker, Jr.; and sister, Glenda Faye McIntyre. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, January 6, 2023. Services conducted by Bro. Jason Skipper. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Jimmy Davis‘ obituary is not available yet.

Sunday’s Sermons and Passages

Morning – “Reading your Bible is Required” – Matthew 4:4

Evening – “A House Divided” – 2 Samuel 2

OR “Ill Intent” – 2 Samuel 3

I think the Lord is sending us a great weather day. I hope we can all enjoy some time outside. Put it on your schedule.

Anna Lee