Archive - 2011


Augustus decrees a census
An angel appears to Mary
A virgin becomes pregnant
Joseph yields to God

Immanuel is coming
A star in the east
Magi query Herod
Shepherds visited by Angels

Bethlehem center of the universe
No room in the inn
A stable in a cave, rags and trough
Christ the Lord is born

Magi worship
Gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh
Flee to Egypt
A dying king seeks to kill

Bible calls Him great
Son of the most high
Occupy David’s throne
Reigning over all

Jesus will save His people
The Word flesh
Living among us
Dying that we might be

He is a child given to us
Wonderful Counselor
Mighty God
Everlasting Father
Prince of Peace

Clay Corvin Dec 10 2011


Lord I want to lead a worthwhile life
Help me on my journey
Evaluating, measuring, gauging
How do I know what is good?

Time moves so fast
Things seem to be it
Accumulating, amassing, owning
Do the most toys win?

Satisfaction always a step ahead
What delights fades with each days light
Night terrors, what ifs, despair
Help give me courage to see YOU

People count
The Word describes your interaction with mankind
Jesus died for us
Every thought you have towards me is a thought for good

Your Word encourages me
Your strength lifts me
Your love leads my way
Thank you Lord today

Relationship is the key
Abundance comes out of our friendship
Interaction, commitment, service
Putting others first changes me

Meeting needs
Dying to self
Submitting my life unto you
Equips me to live in abundance

Jesus is Lord
He calls me to the least
People need help
Lord use me

Clay Corvin November 5, 11


A good man
A giant of our faith
A bondservant of the Lord God
Jesus called him at an early age
Never veered from his faith
Loved Jesus everyday

Walking in Christ
The Word molded him
Milton lived to do the right thing
He loved his wife and two children
They were the center of his life
As Milton marched to the drumbeat of Christ

Faithful, generous and patient
Seeking diligently to help others
College students, seminarians and people in need
His pocketbook belonged to Jesus
So did his hands and feet
A good man, a giant of our faith

He walked with the power and authority of Jesus
Never failing to promote the kingdom
Always concerned for the lost
He cared for people
Sent by Jesus to do His work
At age 90 still concerned for the lost

Devoted, capable, unselfish
Strong, sensitive, skilled
Good cook, a good host, a good friend
Now with Jesus
“Well done” Christ said
We will see you soon my friend

Clay Corvin June 24, 2011



A prince
No crown
Considered serving a joy
Loved his family and those around

His business was his ministry
His word his bond
People trusted
Boots served

His church was important
He loved Jesus
Faithful, trustworthy and true
A model you could follow

Each one of his children was special
He believed that
They knew it
Boots lived it

A business man, father
A servant
Wonderful husband
He is home with Jesus
Home with his precious wife

Clay Corvin. 4/20/11


A kind, gentle man
Concerned about the lost
Caring for friends no matter the cost
Wise and humble his spirit sweet
John Henderson lived as Christ directed

His heart sought the Lord at every opportunity
The Psalms his refuge in a storm
John listened well
Quiet and direct, when John spoke people listened
Friends sought him out

John and Alice were partners
They forged a good life
Focused on each other and the church
Serving in the community
People counted with John and they knew it

Hard worker
Persistent in his faith
John did the important things
The things that helped people
The things that put Christ first

Clay Corvin
March 9, 2011


John held center stage when he walked into a room
Bright and warm hearted he was a friend to all
John was an encourager he cared about others
He enjoyed farming and loved the outdoors
John knew what it took to make a farm work

His family was the center of his life
John loved Martha Ann with all of his heart
Together they enjoyed and rejoiced in John Wesley
The Lord was John’s foundation
He followed Jesus all of his life

Liberty Baptist Church and the Church family
Were John’s extended family-he prayed for each person
John served Amite, Wilkinson, Pike, Walthall, Adams and Jefferson
He gave these folks the best he had
He was committed to the people of Mississippi

Always cheerful and welcoming
Never looking at the negative side of life
John lived for Jesus
He sacrificed his time and energy
Living each day to honor and glorify the Christ

Clay Corvin
March 9, 2011


Harold was the kind of person who built community
He was involved, behind the scenes, a solid citizen
It was his lifestyle to care about others
He sought no recognition for himself
Arriving home with the Lord he was greatly honored

Harold was a teacher
A family leader who loved his children
Doted on the grandchildren-they were extra special
Committed to the Lord Jesus Christ
His actions everyday demonstrated this

He was a persistent communicator of kindness
Equipped to serve and serving consistently in his community
His witness strong because of the way he cared for others
A life lived with a sense of God’s love and care for mankind
Harold was a friend, an encourager, a servant

Harold knew the importance of theological education for pastors
He cared about New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
He invested in the lives of future generations
His life was an open book, his heart deep and strong for Christ
An humble man Harold is now with His Lord and Savior Jesus

Clay Corvin
March 8, 2011


Fearless and faithful wife of Bill Hamm
Who was waiting for her with Christ
A capable and loving mother
She never ever accepted “that’s how things are”
Her focus was to “make things the way they should be”

Her heart was in her Christ like life
Energetic, hard working, determined
She accomplished much
Her focus: Christ, church, family, friends
Sybil was excited about life

Adventurous, wise and discerning
Very little slipped past her
Always alert to help, to encourage
Sybil was an unusually good listener
Now she is waiting and listening for us with Jesus

We cannot disguise our heartache
Her absence leaves us missing
We treasure her memory
We celebrate a friend, a mother
What a great time she had living for Jesus

Clay Corvin
March 4, 2011



We can rejoice in Vanita Wood’s life
It was well lived
Youthful to the end
By a determined follower of the Lord Jesus Christ

She was competent and capable
Loyal to family, friends and her Lord
Quick to help
Slow to criticize

Vanita Wood was gifted with great insight
People never fooled her
She understood what she was doing
Always focused on what the Lord would have her do

Her family was central to her existence
She was loving and kind
Wise and merciful
A foundation stone that touched them all

Vanita Wood was never distant
Even in her quietness she communicated
People were important to her
Life was for living in Christ

Every day was another day to care
Generous, peaceful and unchanging
One day we will see her again
Until that time we will not forget her love

Clay Corvin
February 19, 2011


My heart weeps for Alan Day
We miss him in New Orleans
Edmond is brought to its knees
Southern Baptist are hurting
Alan has gone to his Father
Lord we miss him here on earth

Brilliant communicator
Trusted God’s inerrant Word
Filled with Jesus
Taught God’s Word
Willingly, patiently shared Christ
All things are possible with Jesus

Obstacles were things he reveled in surmounting
He knew Christ had a job for him to do
Alan felt his place was with his church
A shepherd, a spiritual leader like no other
Beloved, a friend you could count on
His church will miss his steady hand

Our hearts weep for Alan Day
He was a devoted father
Building his family with his lovely and loving wife
Investing his heart and soul
He was a daily example
His children lived his teaching

A mighty man of God
He faithfully served
His life is being celebrated today
Heaven rejoices over Alan’s life
Lord we release him to You
But we will not forget Richard Alan Day

Clay Corvin