Happy birthday to my 31-year-old son, Nathan Snoddy, whose birthday is on April 8, and other area residents: Connie Herzog, of Amite, and Brother Warren Kinchen, April 8; my cousin Jeff Bradshaw, of Mississippi, April 11; Rosa Lee Sykes, Bryan Woods and Robert Schivers, all April 12; and Nancy Carruth, April 13.

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April Greensburg First Baptist Church birthday stars are Ben Gill, Ross Freshe, Ashley Woodard, Bryan Burhoe, Sean Wilkinson, Gabe Carraway, Anthony Shaidee, Fran Saucier, Jimmy Taylor, Amber Dover and Glenda Wascom.

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Anniversary blessings to these couples: Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Speed, April 12; Mr. and Mrs. Collin Bamber, April 30.

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Wedding congratulations to Megan Dioron, of St. Gabriel, and Trevor Stubbs, of Pride, married on July 24.

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To Charlene Smith being named Landmark Bank director, way to go! Landmark Bank locations are: Greensburg, Clinton and Zachary. Charlene is the former mayor of Zachary, among other achievements.

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Extended to the family of Darby H. Carroll are love and prayers. My memory of Mr. Carroll is when I was employed with Amite Tangi Talk. He ran an auto parts business.

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We may be wondering if Jesus is still present and with us,when our lives are turned upside down by loss and disappointment.

Rest assured, He is. Romans 38:39 tells us, “Neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come ... shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Fran Snoddy writes Butterfly Wings for The Advocate Extra. Contact her at (225) 777-4363.