“God can do anything, you know—

far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” 

~Ephesians 3:20 The Message~




Pray for Jimmy and Linda Williams of Osyka.  He is back at the hospital for the second time since his surgery.




Pray for Debbie Miller Wilkinson of Amite.  Her trips to MD Anderson are now every two weeks.  She has such a sweet spirit!




Please continue to pray for Phillip Strickland of Osyka.  He is bravely fighting his battle.




Patricia Ann “Pat” Goebel McNeil

July 07, 1945 – December 29, 2018

Patricia Ann “Pat” McNeil, age 73 of Greensburg, LA, left this world to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 29, 2018. She was born to Richard Henley Goebel, Sr. and Mary McCaa Cantrell on July 7, 1945. She is preceded in death by her father, Richard; step-father, Alfred “Daddy” Charles Cantrell; mother, Mary; husband, Charles Lewis McNeil; and 2 sons, Stephen Troy McNeil and David Chance McNeil. Pat is survived by her daughter, Charlene Hydock and husband, Kenny; son, Jeremy Scott McNeil; 7 grandchildren, Ken Hydock, Melissa Hydock, Kasey Erbe, Joshua, Abel and Haley McNeil and Acea Sibley; a great grandson, Ryker Hydock; brothers and sisters, Barbara Roberts, Richard Goebel, Robyn Cantrell, Mike Cantrell, and Mark Cantrell. She also leaves behind a multitude of people from around the world that she called family. Serving the Lord and ministering to people in need were Pat’s passion and delight. She spent much of her time counseling and ministering to people all over the world – sharing with them the wonderful love of Christ and providing them guidance and hope. She was an active member of House on the Rock church in Amite, LA where she was known as “Mom” to many in the congregation because of her unconditional love and compassion to the congregation. Visitation will be held at House on the Rock Church, 727 W. Oak St., Amite, LA 70422 from 2:00PM until a Celebration of Life Service at 4:00PM on Thursday, January 3, 2019 with a reception following in the fellowship hall for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to House on the Rock Mission Fund. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Arbert Martin Williams

May 02, 1942 – December 30, 2018

Arbert M. Williams, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at his home. He was born May 2, 1942 in Osceola City, LA and was 76 years of age. He is survived in Amite by wife of 59 years, Connie G. Williams, Amite; 3 daughters, Ruth Dennis, Metairie, Rose Constanzi, Loranger, and Becky Klein, Loranger; 1 sister, Delores Charpio, Jefferson; brother, Carl Williams, Thomas, GA; 3 grandchildren, Stacie Dennis, Ryan Pierre, and Brandon Klein; and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Ruth Williams; daughter, Judy W. Pierre; grandson, Timothy L. Pierre, Jr.; 2 sisters and 1 brother. He was a member of New Sharon Baptist Church. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Paul E. Gregoire, Jr.. Interment Briar Patch Cemetery, Loranger, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.





Yvonne Minerva Cox Rohner

January 22, 1934 – December 30, 2018

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Yvonne “Evie” Rohner passed away peacefully at home in Amite on December 30, 2018. She was loved dearly by her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her calling in life was music. She loved entertaining family and friends by playing her piano or organ. Though she never read a note of music, she could listen to a song and use her natural talent and play it “by ear.” She is survived by three daughters, Jeannie Watkins, Diane Rohner, and Dorinda Rohner; eight grandchildren, Danny Watkins, Timmy Lawrence, Misty Nicolosi, Jason Lawrence, Scarlett Sigrest, Melvin Battles, Mike O’Hara, and Nicole Watkins; twenty great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Cathy O’Hara; parents, Bob and Mary Cox; a brother, Wink Cox and sister, Polly Bueche. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 12 Noon until religious services at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019. Services conducted by . Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



Read the Bible Today – Psalms:  I Will ….

  • Psalms 2:7-8
  • Psalms 3:6
  • Psalms 4:8

You have an option!

  • Write these four verses.  Underline “I Will” in each verse
  • OR
  • Read the four serves.  Underline the “I Will” in each verse.




Happy New Year!

Anna Lee





New Year’s Eve

Update on Dee Dee Stokes Gill – She’s getting better with more feeling on the left side of her body.




Pray for the College and Career Class of FBC, Kentwood.  They will be going to a conference for a few days this week.




My unspoken request continues to be in much pain.  Continued prayers will be appreciated.




Ethel Elaine Woodard, the mother of Margaret Caraway of Greensburg, passed away.

New Year’s Eve – Posted Early

“Sing to God, sing praises to his name;

lift up a song to him.

His name is the LORD.”

~Psalm 68:4 ESV~




I don’t know how much money was contributed to the Lottie Moon Offerings, but will post the amount when it is given to me.   Thanks to all who participated in the Lottie Moon March!




Please offer of prayers for Mr. Kent Raiford of Arcola and for his faithful caregivers.




Update on Bryan Tate:

He’s finished 4 rounds of chemo. Now we start 4 rounds of antibodies that will search and attack any active cancer cells that might have “ got away”. He is in remission ( no active cancer cells) at this time. This will carry us through month 8 of treatments. Not sure what the last four months of treatment will be. But we know it’s a year of active treatment. Then we hope he will be in maintenance. It’s a long journey 2-3 years but blessed with great Doctors and treatments. God has blessed us with the best Dr., team, friends and family. Our Dr. team has commented on our support from home several times. We look towards 2019 with praises and assurances that our Lord will bless us and provide our needs.




Pray for David and me as we travel to Baton Rouge on another holiday for his healthcare.




Claude D. “Pete” Gill

July 31, 1950 – December 29, 2018

A resident of Spring Creek passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at North Oak Medical Center in Hammond. He was born July 31, 1950 in Spring Creek and was 68 years of age. He was a member of Osyka Baptist Church and a retired dairy farmer and boilermaker. He is survived by his wife, Gloria McNabb Gill; daughter, Becky Lynn Grimes and husband Joseph; son, Tristan Gill; grandson, Aidan James Grimes; brother, Edgar Ray Gill. Preceded in death by parents, Jewel and Minnie Gill; two brothers, Gene and Fred Gill; two sisters, Edna Mae Hoyt and Patsy Lee. Graveside Services will be held at Spring Creek Cemetery at 11:00AM on Monday, December 31, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Jacob Williams. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Cynthia Maddox Almond

May 02, 1939 – December 29, 2018

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born May 2, 1939 in Haynesville and was 79 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Perry Wayne Almond; 2 sons, Donald Stewart and wife, Suphin Stewart, and Patrick Stewart; 3 grandchildren, Rawlin, Rath and Ryan Cauthron; 3 great-grandchildren, Rawlin Raith, Randilyn, and Chance Cauthron. Preceded in death by daughter, Ann Renee Starkey; granddaughter, Randilyn Starkey; parents, Sam and Lena Maddox; 2 brothers, Jerry Paul Maddox and Ray Nelson Maddox. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Interment James Chapel Cemetery, Holden. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



Bible Reading Plan for 2018 – Last Day!  Those who followed this plan have read the whole Bible this year.

  • Malachi 3-4
  • Psalms 150
  • Matthew 28



I pray you know the Lord and Savior as this year, 2018, ends and we begin 2019.

Anna Lee


As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep.

I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.

~Ezekiel 34:12~





My unspoken request – Continued prayers needed for pain relief and a good report on latest treatment.




Prayers for Cal Schuler’s family.  He passed away suddenly yesterday.  He and I have mutual relatives in Shreveport and NE Texas.




Obituary for Wayne Langley

Wayne Lavelle Langley
  • July 18, 1939 – December 26, 2018
  • Arrangements for Mr. Wayne Langley are at Bailey’s Funeral Home, Springhill, LA Monday December 31st Visitation 10a-12p. Service to follow. Burial will be at Old Sarepta Cemetary, Sarepta, LA. (northeast of Shreveport).




Read the Bible 

  • Zech 13-14
  • Psm, 149
  • Matt. 25-26




Read the Bible in 2019 – We will be following Biblical themes in 2019.  In January our theme will be “I Wills” from Psalms.

You have options of how you will follow this in 2019.  One, you may read the verses and focus on the “I Will”.  Second, you may choose to write the verses in a notebook or even make a computer file and underline all the “I Will”s.  Copies will be available at FBC, Kentwood to those who wish for a hardcopy.  You may also ask me to send you an email.

This will require less time than most Bible reading plans and will be an option.  Of course, you are welcome to follow any plan you choose.  This is one of the options provided by Sweet Blessings.

I think you may enjoy checking out the web site to see all the things they offer.  http://www.swtblessings.com/2018/12/january-scripture-writing-plan-psalms-i.html




FBC, Kentwood will have their annual march for the Lottie Moon Christmas.  You can participate if:

  • You are putting in your gift Sunday
  • You a have already given.
  • You plan to give next week.
  • You are not giving, but will support the fund given through your prayers.




Thank-you for checking in and praying today.

Anna Lee




Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you;

he will never let the righteous be shaken.

~Psalm 55:22~





Dee Dee Stokes Gill of Amite had a stroke Christmas Day.  She’s having more tests and hopefully going home today.  Let’s pray she fully recovers from the paralysis.




Buddy Morris seems to be doing well while on a break from treatment.  He goes to Ochsner in New Orleans for a scan on January 2nd.  Pray for the family as they anxiously await that day.



Read the Bible

  • Zach. 11-12
  • Prov. 31: 1-9
  • Matt. 24-25



Calvin Leslie McNabb
January 23, 1961 – December 26, 2018

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give your rest. Matthew 11:28

Calvin Leslie McNabb passed away on December 26, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, surrounded by his family. Calvin was born January 23, 1961 in Brandon, Mississippi to Gene and Sara McNabb. He was a pipeliner by trade. His true love was nature. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but also enjoyed watching animals as his health no longer allowed him to hunt and fish. Calvin is survived by three sons, Eric Ballard, Colby McNabb and wife, Stormie, and Tyler McNabb; a grandson, Xavier Ballard; parents, Gene and Sara McNabb; three brothers, Bryan McNabb and wife Beverly, Waylon McNabb and John McNabb; sister, Gail Domingue and husband, Ed, and numerous extended family. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Alton “Bud” McNabb and Gary McNabb; paternal grandparents, Alton and Della McNabb; and maternal grandparents, Hoyt and Nanny Whittington. Visitation at Shiloh Baptist Church, Pine Grove, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Laverne King. Interment Shiloh Cemetery, Pine Grove. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



Wayne Langley of Amite passed away.  Please pray for the family.



Lida Marie Lindsey Coates
August 28, 1951 – December 26, 2018

Lida went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the young age of 67. She was a dedicated member of Jerusalem Baptist Church. Lida was very passionate about her career at the Post Office and loved every minute of work. She cherished the time she had caring for her family and adored being a caregiver for them. Lida was a very loving wife, mother, and sister who is already deeply missed by all who loved her.
Lida leaves behind her adoring husband of 35 years, Warren L. Coates; stepson, Chad Coates and wife Gayla Coates; sisters, Mary Lindsey Strickland, and Margie Lindsey Lascaro and husband Anthony; sister-in-law, Barbara Arbie Lindsey; brothers-in-law, Lolan Coates and wife Caroline, and Herman Coates; brothers, John Lindsey, and Tommy Lindsey and wife Becky; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Elaine and John Lindsey; brother, Fred Lee Lindsey; sisters, Vera Nell Matherne and husband Leroy, Essie Pearline Williams and husband Robert; sister-in-law, Barbara Lindsey; brother-in-law, Harold Stickland; stepson, Marty Coates; and her mother and father-in-law, Albert W. Coates and Zemmer Coates.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson, Ponchatoula, Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Bro. David Collins, Bro. David Cutrer, and Dr. Phil Weaver will officiate the service with Interment to follow at New Zion Cemetery in Kentwood.



David Leo Miller
May 31, 1950 – December 26, 2018


and a resident of Mount Hermon died Wednesday evening December 26, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a 1968 graduate of Mt. Hermon High School where he played baseball and basketball for the Yellow Jackets. David was awarded Mister M.H. S. and also voted Most Courteous by his classmates. He later attended Sullivan Vocational School and worked for many years at Magee Feed, Inc. in Franklinton. He was a former member of the Louisiana Army National Guard. David was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church where he often sang music specials during services. He always loved music as well as hunting and the outdoors. David often grew tomatoes and planted a small garden in earlier years. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather that devoted much of his time to care for his beloved family.

Survived by:

2 Daughters and a Son in law: Cindy and Donald Wills,
Crystal Miller all of Franklinton

Son: Christopher Miller and Stephanie Stogner of Franklinton

Grandchildren: Alyssa Simmons and husband Brandon Simmons,
Scott Wills,
Sydney Wills,
Daniel Miller,
Gabby Miller,
Immanuel Miller,
Zoie Miller,
Isabella Miller

Brother and Sister in law: Rev. Joey and Karen Miller of Franklinton

Sister and Brother in law: Brenda and Michael Miller of Mt. Hermon

Also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his wife Theresa Miller, infant son Andrew Miller, daughters Sarah Sims, Alison Miller, grandson Nekoda Rogers, parents Leo Miller and Eula McKenzie Miller.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Sunday December 30th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Sunday with Rev. Scott Spinks and Rev. Joey Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Christopher Miller, Scott Wills, Brandon Simmons, Scott Miller, Richard Miller, Shane Miller

Honorary Pallbearers are Immanuel Miller and Odell McKenzie

Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com

Be safe is all the rain.  If possible, stay at home.

Anna Lee


Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

~Luke 2:13-14~


I hope each of you had a joyous Christmas and centered some on your attention on Jesus, the true focus of the Christmas holiday.




Thank-you for praying for Fannie Seal as she had knee replacement surgery Monday.  She is up and walking.



Nancy Pledger is thankful for your prayers for her family at the time of her sister’s death this past week.  Please continue to pray for them today and in the days to come.



Say special prayers for those who are hospitalized during this holiday week and for their caregivers as they balance home and hospital environments this week.



Pray for families going through the holidays without loved ones who passed away in 2018.




Read the Bible Today

  • Zech. 7-8
  • Prov. 30
  • Matt. 22



FBC, Kentwood will celebrate the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Sunday with a missions march during morning worship Sunday.



Thank God for the little things that have made your life so special in 2018.

Anna Lee