And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

II Corinthians 9:8


  • May 11
  • Matthew 9: 19-21
  • I Timothy 6:5-10
  • “Surrendering my possessions to God is . . . .”


Kris Lillie

January 16, 1972 – May 7, 2023

A resident of Picayune, MS, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Highland Community Hospital  in Picayune, MS. He was born January 16, 1972 in Kentwood, LA and was 51 years of age. Because of his love for helping and taking care of others, he pursued a degree in nursing. In his spare time, he loved working with flowers and plants. He was an avid orchid grower and a member of the Gulf Coast Orchid Society. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Cox Lillie; sister, Danita Lillie; niece, Gabrielle Lillie Maloy and husband, Connor; great-niece, Talia Rae Maloy; and expected great-nephew, Atticus  Reid Maloy;  uncle, David White; cousins, Brittany White Murphy, Brant White, Hunter Murphy and Hayden Murphy; Special devoted friend, Uncle Mike. Preceded in death by grandparents, Stewart  and Audrey Cox; aunt, Patti Cox White; uncle, Sonny Cox. Visitation at Roseland Baptist Church from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Services conducted by Bro. Rick Elder. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Kris and his family were friends of ours from church in Roseland.

Ray Little ne.

March 9, 1929 – May 8, 2023

U.S. Veteran

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2023 at The Lodge at Tangi Pines in Amite, LA. He was born March 9, 1929 in Roseland, LA and was  94 years of age. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his son, David Little; 2 grandchildren, Micah Little and wife Reagan and Cody Little; great-grandchildren, Jace and Casen Little. Preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Creel Little; son, Paul Little; parents, Hulon and Irma Smith Little; 7 brothers and sisters. Visitation at Big Creek Church of Christ from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Services conducted by Rev. William Edwards. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. Special thanks to the Lodge at Tangi Pines and Modern Hospice. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.For an online.

David has know the Lirrle family since he was a young boy.


Today, let’s focus our prayers on those in special care facilities for a long time. I had a grandmother, Jennie, who needed that kind of care for almost as far back as I can remember. She was in Baton Rouge for most of those years because there were no places closer to our family. When closer places opened, she chose to stay where she was because she loved being there and was greatly loved and appreciated by the owners, staff, and patients. (That hard to believe, but true.)

We were unable to see her daily or even weekly, but more like every few weeks. Modern medical care possibly could have enabled the family to have her closer. Thank God for the many options today. Love, pray for, and visit your relatives and friends who are such homes. They get love and attention, but there is no love and attention like that from family members.

Thankfully, my grandmother and many others are able to have great years and experiences there. My grandmother was the unofficial hostess. fill in switchboard operator, ceramic class helper, Avon lady, guide, etc. She loved her beautiful room and home so much. We loved her greatly. I was the oldest of nine grandchildren and have great memories of her in Roseland and Baton Rouge. I’m thankful to say she was able to attend her church there because of some friends she made there.

Please make sure your prayer list contains names of relatives, friends, and church members who live in a long-term care facility.


The days of this month are quickly passing by. Many special school events happen during this month. Ofter, life-changing decisions are made. Pray for students, especially those who are graduating from high school or college. Pray with them as big decisions are made.


I was able to get a copy of Bro. Darryl’s plans for sharing at church this month. Here’s the information for Sunday, May 14.

“God Loves You”

Ezekiel 16: 1-14, 60-63, and 117: 12-24.

You may want to read and meditate over these passages for the next few days.

Have a wonderful day. Try to spend some time doing something for others.

Anna Lee


Bubba Roberts told me last night that he had a brother-in-law from Mississippi who passed away. Please pray for the Reid family.