The Sovereign LORD is my strength;

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

he enables me to tread on the heights


Pray for Carol Jean Gill of Spring Creek.  She will be undergoing testing for a problem she has had for a while.  The doctors want to prevent it from getting worse.

The others whom have been listed this week seem to be doing well.  Thank you for praying for them.

Gloria Gill had her medication changed again.  She will have her heart closely monitored to watch for additional problems.


Harold Owens McDaniel

January 26, 1930 – January 18, 2017


This morning – Bible study – John 15.

Bible Reading Plan – Exodus 10-12 and Psalm 20



“Ask of Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance

and the ends of the earth Your possession.”

~Psalm 2:8 HCSB~

“I’m Bound for the Promised Land”/”On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand”


We had a good night at the cabin last night.  Join us some Third Thursday.

Anna Lee


You will keep in perfect peace

those whose minds are steadfast,

because they trust in you.

Jeffrey Brister is progressing following his knee and shoulder surgeries.  Pray for the pain he has to ease a little more.

Luther Terrell is back home.  His surgery was less complicated than expected, which is a good thing.

Tish Fairburn and Gail Pittman McDaniel are both scheduled to return to Kentwood today if all continues to go well for them today.

Pray for Gloria Gill as she sees her cardiologist today.  Her A-fib was improving with the drip medication.



Bible Reading Plan – Exodus 7-9 and Psalm 19


Third Thursday – Tonight at the Alford cabin at 6:30 P.M.

I read that Mike Pence is going to have the Bible open to II Chronicles 7:14 tomorrow when he is sworn in as vice-president.

But they make themselves humble in my sight.

They pray and look to me.

And they turn from their evil ways.

Then I will listen to them from heaven.

I will forgive their sin.

And I will heal their land.

After all,

they are my people.

Hymn of the Day – Sung at church last night – “Set My Soul Afire”

I think that is a perfect request for the beginning of a new day.

Anna Lee



Gloria Gill was taken to the ER in Lacombe this morning.  She is getting drip and should be able to come home this afternoon.  She already had a scheduled appointment with her cardiologist for tomorrow and will be keeping that appointment.


God is our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear,

though the earth give way

and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam

and the mountains quake with their surging.


Luther Terrell – Surgery early this morning



Bible Reading Plan – Exodus 4-6, Psalm 18, and video (Exodus 1-18 @





  • Tonight at 6 – Missions for Children
  • Thursday – Third Thursday at the Cabin at 6:30
  • Friday – John 16
  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies Birthday Party

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.

And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.

But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)~

“Yield Not to Temptation” – What a message!


If you read the “story” about you’ll understand “He’ll carry you through”.  There are numerous times in our lives when we need Him to do just that!

Anna Lee


Tuesday Evening Updates

Tish Fairburn – Tish’s surgery went well.  The doctor thinks he was able to remove the whole area that was the problem.  Pray for her in the coming days.

Gloria Gill – Gloria’s A-fib has returned.  She saw a local doctor today and will use medication until she can see her heart specialist Thursday.

Carl Wayne Stevens – Carl Wayne is in the ER now.  He is also dealing with A-fib tonight.  I’m not sure at this time if he will be admitted to the hospital.  Please pray.

There is another family will some special needs tonight, but that is all I want to say for now.  Pray for their needs to be met.



So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

~Isaiah 41:10~


Good report!  Gail Pittman McDaniel‘s surgery is reported to be very successful.  She will be at North Oaks until Thursday, is all continues to go well.  Please continue to pray.

Tish Cooper Fairburn will have her kidney surgery this morning.  She has a very positive attitude and is also expected to be in the hospital until Thursday.  Please pray for her.


Luther William Davis

February 23, 1930 – January 16, 2017

Kevin Hurst Gill

February 02, 1957 – January 15, 2017

Margie Lee Renner Truex

May 13, 1935 – January 14, 2017

Bible Reading Plan – Exodus 1-3 and Genesis 17
“Come to Me,
all of you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.”
~Matthew 11:28HCSB~
“Come, Christians, Join to Sing”


Children in Action 

  • Wednesday at 6 P.M.
  • Meet in FBC Sanctuary
  • We’re studying about the Good Samaritan.



David and I hope to see many of you Thursday for the Third Thursday at the Cabin.  We begin at 6:30 P.M.


Be a “Good Samaritan” today.

Anna Lee


For I know the plans I have for you,”

declares the LORD,

“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future.



Jeffrey Brister had surgery on a knee Saturday and on his shoulder that had four breaks yesterday.  Pray for a complete recovery over time.

Luther Terrell will have back surgery on Wednesday.  His procedure will be out-patient.

Pray for the Pittman/McDaniel family as Gail has brain surgery this morning at North Oaks.

Pray for Phillip Strickland and his family as he begins week two of treatment.


Scripture Reading – Genesis 48-50 and Psalm 16.


The Two Rivers Association WMU will meet at 10 this morning at East Fork.  The leadership team will meet at 9:00.  We will be honoring the WMU service of Rachel “Cis” Cox, Shirley Gregot Lane, and Aileen Young.


David and I invite you to come to the cabin Thursday night at 6:30 for a meal, a time of fellowship, enjoying some great music, and a sweet devotional and prayer period.  As I often say, “It’s my favorite time of the whole month”!  We  simply call it the Third Thursday Gathering.




Men’s Day – Next Sunday at FBC, Kentwood.  Start with breakfast and devotional and end with men leading the worship service.



“Put on the new self,

created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

~Ephesians 4:24 NIV~

“My Faith has Found a Resting Place”


God is good, especially during our biggest trials of lives!

Anna Lee





Be strong and courageous.

Do not be afraid or terrified because of them,

for the LORD your God goes with you;

he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Mrs. Wilma Welch told someone to tell me to add Jennifer Cotes, 36, of Maringouin, to the Prayer Link.  She is the granddaughter of Mr. Eddie Welch and the mother of of two.  She  was just diagnosed with a tumor in her brain and one on her eye.  Prayers will be very much appreciated.

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Juanita Booty.  She is undergoing more tests and treatment at the same time.  Pray she can get some rest.  Pray for the family too.

Jeffrey Brister was in a motorbike accident in Tickfaw.  He broke his shoulder in four places and also broke his knee.  He had knee surgery yesterday.  Pray for him as he awaits shoulder surgery.


Bible Reading Plan – Genesis 46-47 and Psalm 15



Thom S.


Third Thursday at the Cabin – 6:30 this Thursday



 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said,

“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

~John 8:31-32 (NIV)~

“Footsteps of Jesus” – one of the first hymns I learned to play


Whose footsteps do you desire to follow today?

Anna Lee



“God is working in you,

giving you the desire and the power

to do what pleases him.”

~Philippians 2:13 NLT, 2nd ed.~


Majel Dean is progressing well following knee surgery.  Please continue to pray for her.

Frances Gay will require surgery to remove a tiny spot in her breast.  Surgery is scheduled for the 25th at Ochsner clinic in Covington.  Please add Fran and her family to your prayer list.

Jeffrey Brister had a motorbike accident in Tickfaw yesterday afternoon.  It was taking his bike home from the repair shop when it malfunctioned.  Jeffrey has a broken left shoulder and a broken left knee.  He will have surgery today at North Oaks.  Pray for Jeffrey today and in the days of recovery time he faces.



Bible Reading Plan – Genesis 43-45 and Psalm 14


Bible Study – If you would like a study guide for our next lessons, please see me Sunday.



Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar.

For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen,

cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

And he has given us this command:

Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

~ 1 John 4:20-21 (NIV)~



Have a wonderful day!

Anna Lee