Thursday

“If we live in the light

— just as he is in the light

— then we have fellowship with one another” 

~1 John 1:7a TEV~

Mrs. Susie Wales is back at home.  Her new medications seem to be helpful.  She will see her doctor again in a couple of weeks.  She and her family thank you for praying for her.

Summer Mixon

Update 5/27:

Nurse said all is about the same Summer Mixon is improving but slowly. They are checking her for a stomach bug so they have isolated her and asked that visitors be kept to a minimum. Thank you for all the continued prayers. Jesus has his hand on her and He will pull her through.

Read the Bible in 2015Proverbs 1

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

Thom S. Rainer Website – http://thomrainer.com

God’s greatness compels us to go, Platt tells new missionaries –  http://imb.org/updates/storyview-3167.aspx#?cid=imbel

Devotional, Scripture, Quotes, and a Song 

  • “I’m Stumted” –  http://odb.org
  • I am afraid that . . .                                                                                                                                     your minds may somehow be led astray                                                                                                           from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.                                                                             —2 Corinthians 11:3 niv
  •  What is greater than God—and more evil than the devil? The poor have it. The rich need it. And if you eat it you will die.I missed the solution by allowing my mind to be distracted from the obvious answer: “Nothing.”                                                                                                                                                             “Our Daily Bread”                                                                                                                                                                  Focusing on God helps us to take our eyes off our circumstances.                                                               “Our Daily Bread” 
  • “What Can Wash Away My Sin?  Nothing But the Blood of Jesus” –  http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/n/b/nbtblood.htm

At the end of the day, can we say we spent, at least a portion of our day, doing something of eternal value?  When the answer is, “No”, I hope we can refocus our efforts for the next day.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

 And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord 

and my spirit rejoices

in God my Savior.

~Luke 1:46-47~

Summer Mixon

Terry’s (Dad’s) Update 5/26:

Summer Mixon is in Critical but stable condition. Her vent O2 is at 40% and the peek is at 5. They started a test phase where they are they are letting her breath on her own without assistance from the vent for a couple of hours. Kidney functions have improved. Liver panel will be done tomorrow to check it. A BigThank you to everyone one again for all the prayers. Jesus has His hand on her!

Updater (Yesterday)

Please stop and say a prayer for Summer! They turned the vent off and will leave it off for two hours. She is on oxygen and her level is at 92% (I hope I’m explaining right)! If she does well they will most likely take tube out tomorrow!! I don’t have anymore info but I promise to update as soon as I do!! Please also continue to pray…. ! This is the first day that terry hasn’t been there because he had to work frown emoticon
It is very difficult but we know that God has this!!
Thank you all again!!

Devotional, Scripture, a Quote, & a Song

  • “Marked By His Name”odb.org

  • The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.                                                                    ~Acts 11:26~            
  • “Those who bear Christ’s name identify with Him because we have been changed by His love and grace. We declare to the world that He has made an eternal difference in our lives and we long for that in the hearts of others too.”
  • “Onward, Christian Soldiers” –  https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/871

My memories of this great hymn go back as far as my memory allows.  I’m sure the same if true for many of you.  Be sure to read the interesting comments as you listen and pat your feet.

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Read the Bible in 2015Psalm 60-62

Lowry Grambling Carruth

Lowry Grambling Carruth passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the age of 86. He was born and raised in New Orleans. After graduating from Warren Eastern High school and LSU, he became a contractor building houses in Lakeview. Later he started a family business with his brother, father and uncle, Carruth Brother’s Lumber Company, which he handed down to his sons and grandsons. He was a long term member of First United Methodist Church on Canal St., where he sang in the choir for many years. He was a selfless and faithful servant of Jesus Christ who truly lived the Gospel. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law who taught his children a strong work ethic, Christian values, and love of family. He will be sadly missed by Lois Evelyn Moody Carruth, his wife of 64 years; his five children, Linda Galloway (Sidney), Lloyd (Elizabeth), Lee (Diane), Wayne (Sharon) and Donald (Lener); 20 grandchildren and great grandchildren; his sister, Alice Mayeur; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Ellison McGehee and Meta Easley Carruth and his brother H. A. “Buddy” Carruth. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, (in Metairie Cemetery) on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. A graveside service will be held at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Kentwood, La at 3893 Highway 440, Kentwood, LA 70444. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Odyssey House of New Orleans http://ohlinc.org/donate.html or the Salvation Army. To view and sign the family guestbook, please log on to www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from May 25 to May 31, 2015

– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=lowry-grambling-carruth&pid=174934043&fhid=5630#sthash.eHGzEjWN.dpuf

VBS at FBC, Kentwood

  • Next week, 8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
  • Contact the church office for more information. 229-8111

Have a great day.  Be a blessing to someone.  Share God’s love in any way you choose.

Anna Lee

                                                                 

Tuesday

“Give special attention

to those who are in the family of believers.”

~Galatians 6:10 NCV~

Yes, that is in the Bible!

Devotional, Scripture, & a Song

  • “Calming The Storm”odb.org

  • He arose and rebuked the wind,                                                                                                                and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!”                                                                                                      And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.                                                                                             ~Mark 4:39~
  • “Peace be Still”  http://www.hymnary.org/text/master_the_tempest_is_raging

As a child, I remember the music building up and then, the peace that followed.  I              have tried to always remember that calming peace and the one who provides the “peace during the storm”.

 

Read the Bible in 2015 –  2 Samuel 20-24

 

Women’s Ministry today –  “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party”

  • 11 A.M. TODAY
  • The Cafe (side room)
  • Honors ladies who are 60+ and celebrating birthdays this month.
  • All ladies are welcome.  Children and grandchildren too!
  • Dutch treat!

 

The weather will bring storms today.  Remember the one who “calms the storm”!

Anna Lee

Monday

“Epaphras … always prays for you

that you will grow to be spiritually mature.”

~Colossians 4:12a NCV~

 

Summer Mixon

….(Summer’s kidney) functions have improved slightly and should continue on an upswing. She is still critical but stable all vital signs are good. Vent is still at 70%.  She is showing some fluid outside the lungs due to the heavy amount of fluids they have been giving her. They will watch and drain if necessary. She is still heavily sedated. Thank you for all the prayers and support for our family and Summer.  Jesus has His hand on us.

Sylvester Humphrey

Syl is doing better, but is stuck in ICU.  The doctor said Saturday that Syl still has quite a way to go and that it will be a slow process.  Shirley, his wife, is a good caregiver.

Susie Wales

“Miss” Susie is still at Ginger’s.  The phone number there is 225-292-2932.  It seems like she will be back in St. Helena in a few days.  Thank you for praying.

 

Koltyn Gafford

The Gafford family is seeing amazing progress with Koltyn that they thought a few months ago would not be possible – with greater muscle control and the revival of his personality. Please continue to pray that the seizures will end and that this sweet fella will continue to touch the lives of all he meets. And continue to pray for Kristin and Brad and the rest of the family as they face new challenges in the days to come. “This is amazing grace…that I would be set free. Oh, Jesus I sing for all that you’ve done for me.”

Devotional, Scripture, & a Song

Read the Bible in 2015Exodus 29-32

Have a great day celebrating the memory of those who gave their all for our country,

Anna Lee

Sunday Evening

I didn’t include this when I posted this morning, so here it is now.

 

I think there is a little “chipmunk” in all of us.

Devotional, Scripture, & a Song

  • Chipmunk Chatter” – odb.org
  • Fear not;                                                                                                                                                                     I will help you.                                                                                                                                            ~Isaiah 41:13~

“If anyone says to this mountain,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’                                                                                                                    and does not doubt in his heart                                                                                                                     but believes that what he says will happen,                                                                                               it will be done for him.”                                                                                                                                                                                    ~Mark 11:23~

 

Sunday

Summer Mixon is still in Critical condition but stable. Her liver biopsy showed only the inflammation and the known NASH and Fatty liver disease. Which is a good thing. All vital signs are good, lab work is basically the same. Kidney functions have decrease some so they are watching them closely. She is still on the vent at the same settings as in the last report. Again we would like to thank all for the prayers and support through this trying time. Jesus has this and He knows what tools will be needed to heal our Summer.

 

Doug Toney 

Saturday May 23, 2015
Doug is more alert and has his voice back! He is still dehydrated and has a high sodium level. He still can’t swallow, but maybe soon. He has a long way to go before he is better. We still ask for prayers.

 

Read the Bible in 20152 Corinthians 11-13

Saturday

But these are written

so that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah,

the Son of God,

and by believing you may have life in His name.”

~John 20:31, HCSB~

 

 

Pray for Brian and Tamara Richards as they continue the process to adopt a child from Haiti.

Please pray for Summer Mixon, the daughter of a former student Terry, who is in critical condition in ICU.  Pray for the medical staff as they try to reduce the amount of oxygen she is using following gall bladder surgery.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Stuck In The Mud” –  odb.org

  • He . . . brought me up out of . . . the miry clay,                                                                                   and set my feet upon a rock.                                                                                                                                                              ~Psalm 40:2~                                                                                                                                          “Justified by His blood,                                                                                                                          we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”                                                                              ~Romans 5:9~ 

  • “Saved” –  cyberhymnal.org                                                                                                                                                                          

Baptist Press bpnews.net

Read the Bible in 2015Luke 5-6

East Fork Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 

  • “Journey Off the Map”
  • June 22-26
  • Preschool – 6th Grade
  • 5:00 – 8:30 P.M.
  • Commencement – Sunday, June 28th @ 6 P.M.

Pray for safety for those who are traveling this holiday weekend.  Remember those who gave their lives providing and protecting the freedom of citizens of our country.

Don’t forget the 90th birthday celebration for Mrs. Kathryn Kuss at FBC, Kentwood from 1:00 – 3:00 this afternoon. 

Anna Lee

 

Friday Afternoon

Melissa Johnson called to request prayer for her family.  Melissa’s uncle, Jose Martinez, passed away while on a Mediterranean cruise.  It will be a couple of weeks before the body can be sent home, so his wife, daughter, and son-in-law will fly in sooner.  A sudden death is hard, but these circumstances are much more difficult.  Melissa said he had his heart attack while doing something wonderful, a once-in-a-lifetime cruise.  Please pray for Melissa and all the family.  Melissa said Jose lived in Kentwood for many years so many of you will remember him.

Friday

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth,

no one can enter the kingdom of God

unless he is born of water

and the Spirit.  

~John 3:5~

 

Read the Bible in 2015:  Jeremiah 42-46

Hope Center will need some men , especially those who have helped some in the past, to step up and volunteer to work in Sylvester Humphrey’s place while he is recovering from yesterday’s surgery.  If you can take a turn, please call 247-2235 to get your name on the schedule.

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Third Thursday Meeting

We were blessed again to have a great group of people at the cabin for the Third Thursday meeting.  There was certainly a sweet, sweet spirit tonight.  Thanks to all of you who came, including one new person.  My God be honored!  What a special ending we had with “God Bless America” being sung by everyone.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Wisdom Seekers” –  http://odb.org/
  • Blessed are those who find wisdom.                                                                                                                                      ~Proverbs 3:13 NIV~          
  • “Open My Eyes that I May See” 

Reminders

  • Tomorrow, Saturday, will be the 90th birthday celebration for Mrs. Kathryn Shaw Kuss at FBC, Kentwood from 1:00 – 3:00.  Invitations were not sent to people who reside in the Kentwood area, so feel free to stop by to speak with her and her family.  She requests no gifts, just your presence.
  • The monthly “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be Tuesday of next week.  Join the ladies at The Cafe at 11:00 A.M.  The ladies meet in the side room.

Be a blessing to someone by your words and actions today.

Anna Lee

Thursday Evening

I have some things I want to go ahead and share tonight.  Most of you won’t read it until Friday though.  I’ll also post in the morning.

Sylvester’s Humphrey

Syl’s surgery was delayed because of an emergency surgery that require the surgeon’s attention.  I talked with Shirley just before and after she talked with the doctor post-surgery.  The surgery went well.  Sylvester is in ICU now because of a vent, but is considered stable.  Let’s all pray he has a complete recovery in a timely manner.

IMB Missionary Eies Unexpectedly in Malawi

 http://subsaharanafricanpeoples.imb.org/stories/view/malawi-missionary-dies?cid=95916

Steve Echols

Many of us remember and love Steve and Julie Echols and will be interested in the latest step in his work.

http://christianindex.org/echols-bpc/