“What does it profit a man

to gain the whole world

and lose his own soul?”

~Mark 8:36~



Today, let’s pray for our area churches.  We can all name several dozen of them.  Some seem to be on the upswing, some declining, and some barely holding on.  Let’s pray for God-filled pastors and teachers, active members, and visitors seeking Jesus to live in their hearts.  May those visitors be welcomed into a friendly church that is cleaner than their homes and providing a safe, healthy environment to train adults, youth, children, and babies as they should be.  Let’s be a welcoming  church following up with those who visit. At the same time, may we have strong outreach programs and daily awareness of our opportunities to invite and encourage others.  In our daily lives, may we live more like Jesus each day and be a positive witness for Him no matter where we are.


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Scripture Writing I John 4:7-12

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  • I have food to eat that you know nothing about.

                                                                               John 4:32

Have a blessed Tuesday!
Anna Lee


“I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere”

~1 Timothy 2:8a, NKJV~


There are so many people to pray for today.  I’ll list a few.  You choose some to pray specifically for today.

  • Those who do not KNOW Jesus lives in their hearts
  • Grieving
  • Those with long term illnesses in hospitals and extended living facilities
  • Caregivers
  • Missionaries
  • Pastors
  • Church leadership
  • School leaders
  • Students on a week off from school
  • Travelers
  • Military
  • Police
  • Firemen
  • EMT personnel
  • Politicians
  • Mothers and new babies
  • Multigenerational famiies


Scripture Writing I Peter 4:7-11

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Make your prayer life meaningful this very day!

Anna Lee 


Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
    a future awaits those who seek peace,

Psalm 37:37


Please continue to pray for Harrell Sharkey as he recovers from surgery.


Thom S. Rainer – thomrainer.com

Waylon Bailey – waylonbailey.com

Interesting Article – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ponderanew/2016/02/07/a-united-methodist-team-examines-the-ccli-top-100-list/


Scripture Writing Ephesians 3:1-6

If you didn’t start this earlier, today is the perfect day to begin.  There is no starting point and no ending point.  Give it a try.  You will need a notebook, a pen, and a Bible.


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Reminder – “Frozen Food Sunday”


Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

~Matthew 11:28~


Iley Dillon had shoulder surgery Thursday morning.  He’s home and beginning a long recovery period.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Johnny Belgard is still at Ochsner in New Orleans.  He continues to slowly improve.  Please pray for him for a while longer.


“John” Elaine Hatfield Lilly-Thompson

Born: May 08, 1929
Died: February 03, 2016




And a resident of Kentwood died late Tuesday February 2, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was born on September 10, 1932 in Mt. Hermon.

Visitation will be Saturday February 6th at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 9 am until 11 am. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday in the church with Re. Joey Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hermon Cemetery.

Mr. James was one of the kindest gentlemen I have ever known.  He will be missed.


Scripture Writing I Corinthians 13:8-13

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Opportunity – Frozen Food Sunday – Tomorrow!


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God has given us this day.  Use it well.

Anna Lee


Turn from evil and do good;

seek peace and pursue it.

~Psalm 34:14~


Andy Taylor has had major oral surgery.  Pray for him as he continues to improve.

Jimmy Alford, David’s brother, is continuing to see doctors to develop a plan of treatment.  Pray for Jimmy and Janie and their family.


Today, I would like to thank the men and ladies who frequently prepare food for events, both good and bad, and who work in the kitchen/fellowship areas setting up, serving, and cleaning up in all our area churches.  What a blessing you are to so many people!  Your efforts do not go unnoticed.


Bible Study this morning at 10John 2:1-12

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Scripture Writing I Corinthians 13:1-7

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song (I wrote the “thank-you” above before I clicked on today’s devotional.  I think this is a clue you and both need to show more appreciation to all those around us who serve in ways that are often unnoticed.


I know that many a time, as I sang this song, I re-evaluated my efforts for Him and decided I could do more in the way of pleases Him.

Anna Lee


Trust in the LORD with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding; 

in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your paths straight.

~Proverbs 3:5-6~


Robbie Lynn C. Kirby is better after a post surgery round with pneumonia.  Keep her in your prayers, please.

Mrs. Bessie Hayden’s great nephew, Hayden Snow (7), has been found to have cancer.  Pray for him as his family begins seeking the treatment plan that will restore his health.

Harrell Sharkey is home following Monday’s surgery.  Thank God for modern medicine.

Continue to pray for Mansell Stinson as he fights the side-effects of diabetes.

Jimmy Schwartz has both good and bad days.  Continue to pray for him.

Pray for a grandson of George and Debbie Bales, Jacob, who is losing his hearing.

Jeff Tolar is progressing well following back surgery.  Please pray for continued progress.


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Scripture WritingRomans 13:8-10

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We’ve studied about the gold rush, watched televisions programs about gold mining, and possibly even tried our hand looking for gold.  It will not go with us when we die.  Let’s look for and study about the things in life that make an eternal difference.

Anna Lee


 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit,

for anger resides in the lap of fools.

~Ecclesiastes 7:9~


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Scripture WritingRomans 12: 9-16

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Women’s Ministry Reminders

  • Friday Morning Bible Study – John 2; 10 A.M.
  • Frozen Food Sunday – Bring food to my classroom Sunday morning
  • Ladies’ Night – February 25th at 6:15 P.M.


Remember, you are writing you legacy today!

Anna Lee