“God reigns over the nations;

God is seated on his holy throne.”

~Psalm 47:8, HCSB~


Bobbie said Glen Magee, Jr. walked out of the hospital where he had surgery yesterday.  Let’s pray the surgery was very effective and Glen will be pain-free when he gets home.

Bobby Lawson – Continue to pray for him.

Cindy Carmadelle (wife of the of Mt. Nebo pastor) will have surgery Monday at St. Tammany to take care of a bleeding problem in her leg.  She is on bed rest now.

Friday Bible Study

  • Today – Rachel
  • Next week – Elizabeth (See me if you would like a study guide.)

“Young” Ladies Birthday Party 

  • 10:00 A.M. Tuesday
  • Kentwood Cafe

Christmas Party to Pack Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

  • Saturday, November 1st at 6:00
  • Wear a Christmas shirt or sweater (red/green)
  • Bring a Christmas party food

Coming Soon

  • Annual Lottie Moon Tea
  • Focus on Lottie Moon and the annual offering for international missions
  • 2:00 on Sunday, November 30th at FBC, K
  • Ladies and girls from all churches in our association are invited.

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Devotional, Scripture, Quote, and a Song

  • “Tiny Island” –
  • Speak evil of no one,                                                                                            . . . be peaceable,                                                                                                     gentle,                                                                                                                   showing all humility to all men.                                                                                                                    ~Titus 3:2~
  • Your witness is only as strong as your character.
  • “This Little Light of Mine” –

(How sweet it was to see and hear this song from the ladies and girls at Ladies’ Night:  Fill My Cup, Lord last night!  We were sharing our memories of songs we learned at church as a child.)

Hope Center – I’m working on the schedule for the next two weeks.  If you would like to volunteer to work for a half day, please let me know.  I’ll be there this afternoon and tomorrow morning (247-2235).

Yesterday, I read an article about the 10 items people do not receive at food banks, but would like to get.  They are:

1. Spices.

2. Feminine Products.

3. Chocolate.

4. Toiletries.

5. Canned meats and jerky.

6. Crackers and tortillas.

7. Baby toiletries.

8. Soup packets.

9. Socks.

10. Canned fruit other than pineapple.

Read More: 10 Things Food Banks Need But Won’t Ask For | to keep your “little light” shining brightly today!

Anna Lee


“The kings of the earth set themselves,

and the rulers take counsel together,

against the Lord and against His Anointed,

saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces

and cast away Their cords from us.’

He who sits in the heavens shall laugh ….”

~Psalm 2:2-4~


Today, let’s focus on the homebound. It surely must be a difficult change to accept.

Mrs. Susie Wales

Mrs. Evelyn Bridges

Mrs. Pat Gill

Mr. Bobby Lawson

Mrs. Hellen Morris

Mrs. Catherine Yarborough

Mr. and Mrs. Ed McGehee

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Harrell

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Williams

Others, whose names are not coming to me this morning

Ladies’ Night, “Fill My Cup, Lord”, is tonight at 6:15.  I hope to see many of you tonight at FBC,K.  Come, have a good time with a room full of ladies.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Clean the Closet” –
  • Search me, O God,                                                                                                                                               and know my heart.                                                                                                                                                         ~Psalm 139:23~                                                                                                                                              “Wash me,                                                                                                                                                                 and I shall be whiter than snow.”                                                                                                                                                              ~Psalm 51:7~
  • “Whiter than Snow, Lord” –

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I hope you are enjoying the new format.  I am.

Friday Morning Bible Study – Join us at 10:00 at FBC, Kentwood for a study of Rachel.

  • Genesis 29: 6 – 35
  • Genesis 30: 22 – 24
  • Genesis 35:15 – 20
  • Next week, Elizabeth.  (See me for a study guide.)

Have a fantastically blessed day!

Anna Lee


“For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised;

He is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the peoples are idols,

But the Lord made the heavens.”

~Psalm 96:4-5, NKJV~


I have many friends who received important medical results this week.  Some got reports better than they expected, but other reports were not as good.  Please pray for these unnamed people and all others who are having tests and facing possible serious health issues.

Pray for Porgy Scarle of Fluker as he is in the midst of his second week of radiation.  Pray for Joanie as she faithfully stays by his side each day.

Continue to pray for Bobby Lawson.  Yesterday, his sister said she expected him to be released from North Oaks to return home.  His still has health issues.  Your prayers will be much appreciated.

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church

  • Pine Ridge will hold their monthly breakfast Sunday at 8:00 A.M.  Donations will benefit a worthy cause.
  • You are invited to the Pine Ridge UMC Fall Revival October 26-28. We will have supper together each night at 5:45PM followed by worship at 6:30 PM. Matt Rawle, pastor of The Well UMC in Ponchatoula, will be our guest preacher. His theme will be “Alive Again” and we will be looking at the lives of people who became alive again after meeting Jesus. We will also have special guest musicians each night, with a special choir on Sunday night, Lori Foster on Monday night, and Katie Hutto McElveen on Tuesday night. Sunday at 4 PM, we will have a special old fashioned Hymn Sing, where you can hear and request some of your favorite hymns old and new before our supper and worship services.Pine Ridge UMC is located 6 miles west of I-55 on LA Hwy 440 (exit 57), at the corner of Hwy 440 and Tut Blades Rd. Contact Kevin Smith if you have any questions. Please help us spread the word and we would love to see you at our revival services. If you are unable to make it, please pray that God would move among us in a mighty way.
 Ladies Night: “Fill My Cup, Lord”

Ladies from three  years old to 103 are invited to attend this special event at FBC,Kentwood.  We begin at 6:15 with hot coffee, chocolate, and apple cider as well as coffee cakes. The programs includes music, a devotion, and a surprise demonstration.  You will need a clean plastic container (an old water bottle, juice bottle, or milk container).

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song
  • “One Who Understands” -
  • The Lord searches all hearts                                                                                     and understands all the intent of the thoughts.                                                                                                       ~1 Chronicles 28:9~
  • “Near the Cross”

(Favorite hymn of my grandmother, Jennie Wilkinson Draughon)

We don’t know what this day holds for us.  It may or may not be all good, but we know if we stay next to Jesus and allow Him to “walk” with us it will all work out according to His purpose for our lives.  May we learn to accept both the good and the bad days with our eyes on Jesus.

Anna Lee

Tuesday Afternoon

Both Darlene Strickland and Sherry Day received good medical reports.  Sherry will still need surgery, but the surgeon is confident he will be removing scar tissue.

Estelle Watson sent word to add Tim Miller to our prayer list.  He had a stent put in and has now developed complications.

Thank-you for your prayers.


Nothing is wrong here, I just got side-tracked.

I sought the Lord,

and he answered me.”

~Psalm 34:4a, HCSB~

Mrs. Eula Jenkins of north Louisiana is hospitalized.  Some of her children have been our friends for years.  “Miss” Eula is 101 and looking forward to her November birthday.  She visited in this area last month.

Glen Magee, the younger one, is in Florida for neck surgery.  Let’s pray for successful surgery and a great recovery so Glen will not have so much pain each day.

Sherry and Tommy Day will be seeing a surgeon today.  They are checking on a possible reoccurrence of her cancer.  Say some special prayers for her as she faces another battle.

Macy Gueldner

The Lord’s Church is hosting Gold City Quartet at 6 P.M. on November 2nd.  Donations will be received, but no tickets sold.  You are invited to enjoy the service with them.

Virginia Lou Webb Brabham

Born: December 29, 1940
Died: October 20, 2014

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Undeserved Praise” -
  • I have not come to call the righteous,                                                   but sinners, to repentance.                                                                                                                                       ~Luke 5:32~
  • “Serve the Lord with Gladness”

This hymn has been published in 19 hymnals.  That speaks highly of the song.  I hope it rings in your heart and hears throughout the day.

Young at Heart – New Zion Baptist Church at 10:30 this morning.

Have a wonderful fall day!

Anna Lee


“How blessed is he who considers the helpless;

The Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble.”

~Psalm 41:1, NASB~


Operation Christmas Child

  • In Ukraine, a shoebox gift distribution took place at a Connect Center where kids come as the court system takes custody of them. Many have physical issues related to lack of care by parents, some have AIDS, and some have no parents at all. They are here for 3 months before being sent to an orphanage. This is an extremely emotional time and place for them. An OCC ministry partner has been working at this Connect Center for 15 years and has recently had a favorable response to begin planning for OCC’s discipleship program The Greatest Journey!
  • A ten year-old boy from Nicaragua shared his testimony, “Now that I have Jesus in my heart, I know that I have to grow and trust in God. I’ve been sick and have been healed. I have also had big changes in my life- the best of which has been my salvation. My parents tell me that I’m now a son who makes them glad. I’ve been impacted by learning of Christ’s sacrifice for us. Many thanks for all you’ve done for me. God bless you.”
  • In 2006, OCC delivered over 44,000 shoebox gifts to children in need living in Vietnam!
  • Nebojsa had epilepsy and often went to the hospital for treatment. When he received his box in the hospital, he opened it impatiently. Inside, he found a hat and gloves, candies and a school set including a compass and ruler. When he saw this, Nebojsa started crying. His mother explained that he was failing math class because he told the teacher he forgot his supplies, but the truth was that his family didn’t have the money to buy them. He held the supplies in his arms for a long time, with tears in his eyes.
  • “I had total knee replacement six weeks ago and this is what I did to keep my hands busy and my sanity intact, 41 ragdolls and 65 hats for Operation Christmas Child. Praise the Lord!” – Judy S.
  • “No matter what storm you face, you need to know God loves you. He has not abandoned you.” – Franklin Graham
  • “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV)
  • Christmas Packing Party
    • 6 P.M. on Nov. 1st at FBC, Kentwood
    • Bring in any additional items you want to contribute this week.
    • Wear red and/or green or Christmas clothing.
    • Bring your favorite Christmas party food.
    • Prepare to be blessed!


Hope Center in Roseland is an opportunity to give of yourself all year long.  I am scheduling volunteers for each week.  Let me know when you are available.  It is best for scheduling if you work 9-1, 1-5, or 9-5 on a regular basis.  For example, one couple works every Thursday afternoon.  If you cannot commit on a regular basis, please sign up as you become available.  If you are a member of any Two Rivers Baptist Church, you are automatically qualified to become a volunteer.


Devotional, Scriptures, and Songs

  • They shall still bear fruit in old age;                                                                                                            they shall be fresh and flourishing.                                                                                                                                                              ~Psalm 92:14~                                                                                                  Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the Lord,                                   of all the best thereof.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ~Numbers 18:29~                                                                                                   
  • “Our Best” –  & &

The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.

Anna Lee


     “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us,

that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

~2 Cor. 5:21~


Betty Simpson sent me a message that Mr. Bobby got a boot on his broken foot.  If things go according to the doctor’s plans there will be a two-week check-up with the boot coming off after four more weeks.  Thank God the bread was not any worse.

Someone sent me a message that Jodi Sherman passed away Friday.  I have no additional information to share at this time.  Please pray for her family.

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Some opportunities for ladies next week:

  • Monday – Associational WMU meeting and potluck lunch at NZBC at 10:00.  If you are a volunteer at Hope Center, please wear your green shirt.  (Interested men are invited to attend.  You will not be the only men there.)
  • Tuesday – Monthly Young at Heart at NZBC at 10:30.  The guest speaker, Mrs. Travis, will share information about the history of the Sixth Ward.  Everyone, ladies and men, are invited to attend and stay for potluck lunch.
  • Thursday – “Fill My Cup, Lord” is the theme for Ladies’ Night at FBC, K.  We will meet at 6:15.  Come and bring a friend.  Ladies from other churches are invited.
  • Hope Center – To volunteer, you can contact me or call the Hope Center at 247-2235. Thanks to all who have brought donations or provided support in any way.  There is certainly an air of excitement as we see God at work there each day.  Of course, men are also involved in this ministry too.  There plenty of work scheduled for next week that men can help with.

Devotional, Scripture, and  Songs

  • “The Right Foundation” –
  • Whoever hears these sayings of Mine,                                                                  and does them,                                                                                                              I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.                                                                                                               ~Matthew 7:24~
  • “How Firm a Foundation”                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “The Wise Man Built His House upon a Rock”                       –

Have a very blessed Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee


“Be swift to hear!”

~James 1:19~


Begin praying now for Susan Rimes who will be having her thyroid removed some time soon.  She’s waiting to see the surgeon to set up the appointment.

Pat Frazier will be having knee surgery December 4th.  Pray for her as she looks forward to getting this done.

Bobby Lawson continues to need our prayers.  She continues to be at North Oaks and awaiting some  surgery.

Keep Resa Birch DeLee in your prayers.  She continues her treatment and dealing with the side effects.

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Mr. James Frazier called to be scheduled to work at Hope Center.  As we talked, he shared information about the speaker at Young at Heart Tuesday morning.  Mrs. Travis will share of her wealth of knowledge the Sixth Ward of St. Helena Parish.  This will begin at 10:30 at New Zion Baptist Church.

Have a great day.  Come see us at Hope Center today from 9:00 – 1:00.

Anna Lee


“Seek the Lord while He may be found;

call to Him while He is near”

~Isaiah 55:6, HCSB~


Please continue to pray for Joe and Jean Easley.  Joe is scheduled to come home today. Jean fell and broke an arm.  Pray for those who are serving as caregivers for this pair.  Thank God for the faithfulness of friends.

Jimmy Schwartz is undergoing treatment at Mary Bird Perkins in Hammond five days a week.  The treatment is short, but the ride back and forth is more time consuming.  If you would like to be a part of the team transporting Jimmy to Hammond, please call to set up a day.  Thanks for your help.

Betty Taylor’s appointment with the eye specialist went well.  Please pray for her  as she always has to rest while the vision issues and headaches follow the injections.  Thank God for a doctor and a procedure that is helpful to her problem.

Nancy Carruth is home.  Let’s pray her procedure is effective in relieving her pain.

Mr. Earl Dees’ Obituary -

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Third Thursday – We had a sweet time at the cabin last night.  Again, it can be labeled as “the highlight of my month”!

Bible Study Today – “Rebekah”

Associational WMU Meeting – Monday morning at 10:00 at NZBC, potluck lunch to follow

Praying for our nation to stand strong on its Christian foundation!

Anna Lee


“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications,

prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks

be made for all men,

for kings and all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life

in all godliness and reverence.”

~1 Timothy 2:1-2, NKJV~


Mr. Bobby Simpson broke his food Monday while working at the family cemetery.   Yesterday, the doctor said it was a clean break of a small bone in the side of his foot.  Today, they will learn what will be done to help correct the break.  Please be in pray for Mr. Bobby.

Nancy  Carruth was admitted to a hospital in Baton Rouge last night.  She had a couple of kidney stones that she would like to be rid of.  It may be necessary to have some stents today.  Add her to your prayers today.

Pray for Betty Taylor as she sees her eye doctor again today.  Thank God she has a doctor who will help her maintain her vision.

Pray for Andy’s sister, Cindy Juban, as she continues her battle with a tumor.  She is slowly losing her vision.

I asked Cheryl Santangello for an address when we can send cards to her son, Johnnie “Lil Man” Santangello.  The good news from the family is that Johnnie and Megan will be getting married this week.  You can send cards to him/them at Post Office Box 294, Independence, LA 70443.  Please continue to pray for the Johnnie and the family.

Macy Gueldner


(Be sure to click on the picture so it will enlarge for you.)

Mr. Earl Dees of Fluker passed away last night.  Please continue to pray for the family as they begin a new phase of like without him.  He will be missed by many people.

Third Thursday – It’s that great day!  Come to the cabin at 6:30 tonight for Christian fellowship.  It is my favorite day of the whole month!  If you need directions, call or message me through the “Contact” link on this page.  I’m looking forward to another great night.  It certainly is smelling good in here!

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Devotional, Scripture, a Quote, and a Song

  • “Mysterious Detours” –
  • Our fathers trusted in You;                                                                                   they trusted, and You delivered them.                                                                                                                   ~Psalm 22:4~
  • We don’t need to see the way when we stay close to the One who does.                                                                                                  ~Today’s Devotional on Our Daily Bread~

Thanks for “tuning in” today and doing the requested exercise, praying.  You are so important in God’s big plan for our life on earth.

Anna Lee