A special happy birthday to Ruth White, of Loranger, and Bevi Carson, of Pride, both Oct. 5.; Sheila Varnado Ellzey, of Amite, and Manetta Goodwin, of Montpelier, share Oct. 6; Margaret Woodward Caraway, Greensburg, and Marcia White, of Matoon, Illinois, Oct. 7; Yvonna Ard Machester, of Montpelier, Oct. 9; Liz Kinchen, of Jessie Stone Road, Oct. 12.
Amite Cornerstone Church dedicated Marco Leto, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Leto, at the Sept. 27 morning service. His grandfather, Mark Leto, did the honors. Also giving his inspiring testimony was 18-year-old Cody Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller.
Engagement congratulations to Gabrielle Smith, of Hammond, and Richard Hillstow, of Tickfaw, who are planning a wedding at St. Peter Catholic Church in Covington; also, congratulations to Janel Weber, of Clinton, and Joseph Washington, of Earville, who wed July 11; and, congratulations to Jessica Prayden and Daniel Williams, both of Baton Rouge, on their Nov. 6 nuptials at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Baton Rouge.
Love and prayers are extended to the families who have lost these loved ones: Louise Nesom Tynes, Logan Craig, Walter Cory, Marie Vullo Giardina, Patrick Munn, Peggy Gayle Tycer and Mary Beth Tanner.
We often find ourselves in unexpected places where we never planned nor wanted to be.
Wherever Jesus finds us this day, his word tells us to forget what lies behind and press forward toward him in Phil. 3:13-14. In moving forward, the past is no barrier.
Today is the day to begin anew; even if you have tried and failed before, it is never too late for a fresh start.
Fran Snoddy writes Butterfly Wings for The Advocate Extra. Contact her at (225) 777-4363.