But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,

for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly

about my weaknesses,

so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

 That is why, for Christ’s sake,

I delight in weaknesses,

in insults,

in hardships,

in persecutions,

in difficulties.

For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Donald Milton McDaniel, second son of Della Miller McDaniel and Edward Phillip McDaniel, was born on June 18, 1936 in Greenlaw, LA and died on September 24, 2016, at the age of 80. A resident of Ascension Parish since 1963, Coach Mac was a graduate of Kentwood High School, Southern Mississippi University and Louisiana State University (Master of Education in Administration and Supervision). He began his teaching and coaching career at Chesbrough High School in Tangipahoa Parish in 1959 and ended his career in Ascension Parish in 1992. During the years he coached and taught, he was a member of the faculties of Dutchtown High School, East Ascension Junior High School, East Ascension High School, St. Amant High School and Ascension Catholic High School. He instructed both girls and boys in the finer points of football, basketball and track and taught Physical Education, History and Mathematics. After retirement, he worked on his homeplace in Brittany, LA, traveled to bluegrass music festivals, attended LSU football games with his wife and sponsored prayer and Bible study sessions at his home. Also, he enjoyed eating and socializing with the Hano family. He lived the “good life.” Mr. McDaniel was a member of Ascension Baptist Church, Kentwood Masonic Lodge # 248, Louisiana Coaches Association, Carpenters Local # 1098 and Campers on Mission. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Browning Hano McDaniel; one son, Donald M. McDaniel, II and his spouse Melissa Patton McDaniel of Alpharetta, GA; one daughter, Stephanie McDaniel Cook and spouse William R. Cook of Galvez, LA; one sister, Janice McDaniel Landry Carrigan of Baton Rouge, LA; four granddaughters Morgan, Yardley, Skylar and Camryn. His loving stepchildren are Dianne Hano LeBlanc, Mark Hano, Derrick Hano and their spouses. Mr. McDaniel was preceded in death by his parents, brother, E.P. McDaniel, Jr., brothers-in-law, George “Bolo” Landry and William Carrigan and sister-in-law Kitty Forbes McDaniel. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 8:30 at Ascension Baptist Church, Gonzales, LA on Tuesday, September 27 and from 9:00 until 11:00 on Wednesday, September 28. A Celebration of Life service will immediately follow. He will be laid to rest at Lusk Cemetery in Gonzales, LA. As the prophet said,” People are like grass that dies away; their beauty fades as quickly as the beauty of wildflowers. The grass withers, and the flowers fall away, But the word of the Lord will last forever.” I Peter 24 – 25. We loved him, but God loved him more. Religious Service Information Ascension Baptist Church 13432 Airline HwyGonzales, LA 70737 – See more at:

Shared by his wife, Jackie

Roy E. Crittenden

September 04, 1926 – September 24, 2016



  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11:00
  • Wednesday – Mission Projects Night at Children’s Missions Classes – 6 P.M.
  • Friday – Bible study in the fellowship hall at 10:00
  • Saturday – Training for Operation Christmas Child relation station – 10-noon



Scripture WritingMatthew 7:7-12



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It is Well with My Soul!  I pray you can say that too!

Anna Lee

The Lord’s Day

For the revelation awaits an appointed time;

it speaks of the end and will not prove false.

Though it linger, wait for it;

it will certainly come and will not delay.

Scripture Writing – Matthew 7:4

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Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Saturday Evening

Mr. Roy Crittington and Don McDaniel passed away today.  I’ll post arrangements when they become available.



Thom S.


Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will have their monthly breakfast in the morning to benefit a three month old Blades baby who was exposed to polluted water as the family evacuated their home last month.  The child is very ill.  Donations given at breakfast will go to this family.


Have a great evening!

Anna Lee



The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,

to the one who seeks him;

 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.


Jan Yarborough’s brother-in-law, Don McDaniel,  had a stroke this week.  Pray for him. the family, and the medical staff caring for him.  He is in Baton Rouge.

Mrs. David Luce (Peggy) has had surgery on her wrist.  Pray for her during the healing time.


Scripture Writing – Matthew 7:1-3

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Thank God for another week.  Look forward to serving Him in the next week.

Anna Lee


“Spend your time and energy

in the exercise of keeping spiritually fit.”

~1 Timothy 4:7b TLB~


Bernice Fedele

July 06, 1947 – September 19, 2016

Ethel Mae Cutrer

June 08, 1936 – September 21, 2016

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Scripture Writing – Colossians 3:22-25 –

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  • Bible study group meets at 9 this morning in my classroom/Next week – Meet at 10 in the fellowship hall.
  • Oct. 1 (10-12) – Training for those who want to help receive shoeboxes in November.  If interested, see me.
  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party
  • Wednesday Night – “Mission Project” Night in Children’s Missions


“Let Others See Jesus in You” today!

Anna Lee


Submit yourselves, then, to God.

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you .

~James 4:7~


Henry McKenzie had another does of hospitalization because of his heart rate and blood pressure.  Doctors seems to think Henry will be okay with medication.  Pray for Henry and Virginia.

Jeana Lee-Newton‘s surgery at Ochsner was long, but successful.  She was kept in ICU overnight.  Hopefully, today will be the first of many good days for her.  Please keep praying for her.

I haven’t mentioned Koltyn Gafford lately.  He continues to show improvements.  Pray for him, his family, his doctors, and his therapists.

David saw a doctor concerning his eyes yesterday.  He got a prescription for new glasses for one eye.  It will be a while before the other eye is ready for glasses.  Please continue to pray.


Last night, the cowboys and cowgirls enjoyed cowboy church during our missions class. We will be working to pack the pencil boxes with school supplies for our Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes” next week.  What a blessing it is to work with these children each week!


Scripture Writing – Colossians 3:18-21 –

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What a joy it is to serve God!

Anna Lee


You make known to me the path of life;

you will fill me with joy in your presence,

with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

~Psalm 16:11~


Today, Jeana Lee-Newton, daughter of Ricky and Brenda Russell of Chesbrough will be having major surgery.  Please pray for her as you think about her throughout the day.

PLEASE for jeana she’s having major surgery tomorrow at oschners in Kenner doctors gonna open her up try and get all that mesh out of her.The doctor says that the mesh is holding all that infection in her body and until they get that out she will never get rid of infection they r also gonna try to reverse colostomy, then they will place some type of material over her stomach to pull the two large hernia back in.We have been told this will b a long and tedious surgery probably 10-12 hrs please pray for her and the doctors needless to say she is VERY scared thank u all in advance.


Scripture WritingColossians 3: 15-17

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  • “Fiery Trials” –
  • Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,                                                               whenever you face trials of many kinds.                                                                                                                                                              ~James 1:2~
  • Faith is seeing God in the dark and in the light.                                                                                                                                          ~Our Daily Bread~
  • “Faith is the Victory”




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We will celebrate a cowboy church service tonight during our missions time.  Round up your cowboys and cowgirls, get them dressed in their western duds, and hustle them over to  FBC, Kentwood at 6 P.M. tonight.


Operation Christmas Child – We are coming close to having all the items we need for our shoeboxes.  I have counted and counted again.  If you would like to purchase something, please give me a call.

  • Our Packing Party will be at 6 P.M., Saturday October 29th.  Everyone is invited to participate.
  • Samaritan’s Purse has invited FBC, Kentwood to become a collection/relay site for other churches to bring their boxes to a church closer to their own churches.  Northern Tangipahoa did not have a site, so we will do our best to help in this way too.
    • We will have a training session Saturday, October 1st at FBC, Kentwood from 10 A.M. – Noon.  Feel free to join us and sign up to help during collection week.
    • Collection week is November 14-21.  Then, the boxes will be taken on the the next step of their journey.  Eventually, they will arrive in the hands of boys and girls all around the world.  Each box will contain the items you pack plus some literature about Jesus in the language of the children who will be receiving the boxes.  Then, the children will have the opportunity to attend classes, similar to our Sunday School classes, to learn more about Jesus.  Just think, a box you help pack may be instrumental in leading them to a Christian life and an eternity in heaven one day.



The monthly “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will be Tuesday, September 27th at The Cafe at 11 A.M.  Join us if you are available.  Everyone chooses their own lunch.  We end with birthday cake.


The Friday Bible Study group will meet at 9:00 again this week in my Sunday School classroom.  Then, next week we will be back in the fellowship hall.


It’s great to be a part of so many meaningful activities.  I hope you are also involved in activities that have eternal rewards.  If not, join in somewhere or begin something new.

Anna Lee