But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

~Jude 1:20~


  • Psalm 145: 17-21
  • Luke 1: 46-55
  • A holy God can rescue me from . . . .


Sherrie Ann Snow Magruder

August 12, 1961 – February 22, 2023

Sherrie Ann Snow Magruder, age 61, a resident of Covington, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of the Bogue Falaya Baptist Church. Sherrie loved gardening, transplanting and sharing plants, hosting friends and family at the camp, and being “Honey” to her three grandsons. She had an easy laugh and a beautiful smile. She will be fondly remembered by the many students that she mentored over the years at Lee Road School and Bowling Green School. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Virgil Ray Magruder, her children, Jennifer Magruder Wozniak and husband, AJ and Virgil Ray Magruder, Jr. as well as her three grandsons, Parker James Wozniak, Patton Robert Wozniak, and Penn Snow Wozniak. She also survived by her mother, Loretta Scimeca Snow and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert “Bobby” Lee Snow, two brothers, David Scott Snow, MD and Shawn Snow and her grandparents. Visitation at Bogue Falaya Baptist Church, 78689 Hwy 25, Folsom, LA from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Services conducted by Bro. David Watson. Interment Bogue Falaya Baptist Church Cemetery, Folsom, LA. Pallbearers are Virgil Ray Magruder, Jr., Paul Garrett, MD, Dannie Garrett, Ken Weber, Luke Snow, and Thad Snow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bogue Falaya Baptist Church. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

I don’t know that Sherri ever lived in this area, but her in-laws did. Her father-in-law worked with my daddy at the telephone company. I remember them and was disappointed when the family moved from Amite many years ago because our family lost a great family of friends.


Today, let’s thank God for all the people in our community and in every community, who help families when we build a home or need repairs. This includes construction workers, electricians, plumbers, appliancee repairmen, and many others who come to our rescue when we need them.

God allows our young people to choose their own careers, but each locality has people who focus on helping people in these ways. Many men can do lots of handiwork, but there seems to always be something they may need help with. Today, let’s thank God for all the people in our community that keep our homes functioning correctly so we can focus on what we know and love to do.


I remember as a child reading the Baptist Message. It was my weekly newspaper, as much as the Tangi Talk. Today, it is not published as frequently, but it certainly has a number of good and varied articles. If you don’t have the opportunity to read it at home, read it online. Thd latest paper includes these and other articles:


LCU to host racial reconciliation speaker at C3 event

Louisiana BCMs, other student organizations to host Collegiate Day of Prayer

Former Angola inmate Hyde begins Mississippi prison ministry

New Orleans Mardi Gras parade shooting leaves one dead, four injured



Southern Baptists oust Saddleback Church over woman pastor

Asbury moving extended revival meetings off campus

Border Patrol begs for help to stop 800 percent surge of migrants sneaking in from Canada

Report: Chinese Communists ‘hope to erase’ Christianity

More U.S. & INTL …

I know there are enough varied articles for all of us to find some to read and enjoy.


Andy Taylor needs our prayers as he recovers from his procedure.

I have almost recovered from my oral surgery, but will go back and have another step in the process in two weeks. I have completed some of my medicine for now. That’s good. Keeping up with several medicine schedules can be a challenge. All of you probably know what I mean by that.


Please pray for all the homebound and do something to connect to one or more of them today. You can prepare a food and deliver it, call and check on someone, send a card, etc. Another greatly needed task is driving people to the doctor or even the store.. Some elderly people do not have enough money to pay for this help.


A number of years ago I learned to improve our “Shoeboxes” by including tote bags and encouraged a group of ladies to take on the challenge of making them. They have done so ever since. As a matter of fact, they even work extra hard to prepare them a year in advance. Today, I’m going to count the ones I’ve had stored up since last year.

These ladies have enjoyed their personal mission all these years, but are getting to the age and physical condition where some of the work is difficult. Back-up workers are needed to assist with one tack in particular. I’m sure God will provide them so our shoeboxes can continue to have a tote, the first item we add to every “Shoebox”.

I know God provides a variety of skills and talents so someone can accosmplish each task of His work. Think about the skills and talents you have and how you use/could use them. The hymn, “OUR BEST“, comes to me as I write this.

Have a wonderful day as you do your best for Him today in one or more ways.

Anna Lee