Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

~Ecclesiastes 7:9~


When I was working on “shoeboxes” earlier this week, the secretary told me a visitor in the office requested prayer for Gerald Hyde. I forgot to add him to TPL. We were told he was hospitalized. I don’t know where or if he is still there. Hopefully, someone will inform me today. (HINT! HINT) Please pray for Gerald, his family, and his friends.


Today, I want to list some additional homebound people who are sick.

Kay Simpson

Bobby and Betty Simpson

Elton ShawE

Mickey CadeRM

Andy and Betty Taylor (Andy is scheduled to go home Monday.)HOMEBOUND


Diane Hymel Butscher

1947 – 2023

iane Hymel Butscher, 75, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away peacefully at her home on January 26, 2023. She was born on July 25, 1947, to Emile and Mickey LeBourgeois Hymel.

Diane was a graduate of Hammond High School and Southeastern Louisiana University where she received her bachelor’s degree in education. She spent her life giving to others as an educator, mentor, friend, wife, mother, and grandmother.

Osyka, Mississippi held a special place in her heart and was also where she raised her children and spent her life with her husband, W.A. Butscher, Jr. Her Kentwood High family was also a special part of her life.

She is survived by one brother, Larry Hymel, and one sister Cheryl (Mike) Rogers; her daughters, Yvette (Damon) Smith and Laurie (Mike) Diaz; her five grandchildren, Cassidy Smith, Kyndall Smith, Gabriel Diaz, Kathryn Diaz, Grace Garcia and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband William Butscher, Jr. of Osyka and her parents Emile and Mickey Hymel. She touched more lives than she knew and left a legacy of love. She will be missed by all.

A private memorial will be held for family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a cause dear to her and her family.


Our workshop begins at 9:00 in the Kentwood FBC fellowship hall.

You will be preparing items for the shoeboxes which will be packed in a few months.

Adults and school age children are invited to come help.

Please bring a snack to share and some items for the shoeboxes (ink pens, pencils, solar calculators. washcloths, or bar soap)


Sunday, February 5

Morning – “Heaven Will be Heavenly” – Rev. 21: 4

Evening – “Dancing for the Lord” – 2 Sam. 6


February 2

*Matthew 26: 31-35, 69-75

*Luke 22:54-62

*I hesitate to confess my sin when . . . .

Anna Lee