Now faith is confidence in what we hope for

and assurance about what we do not see.

~Hebrews 11:1~


Please continue to pray for those who have been included on our prayer list lately and for those you know of who have not been listed.
Gary Joe Crowe

January 23, 1946 – February 24, 2017

Charles Edward Davidson

January 18, 1945 – February 24, 2017


Bible Reading for Today – Deut. 13-14 , Psalm 57, and Video, “The Law”                                      (

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him.

~Psalm 34:6a HCSB~

“Hear Our Prayer, O Lord”

Lyrics –

Hymn Story –

YouTube – – Beautiful!

Don’t forget those paperback Bibles.  

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee



But you, dear friends,

by building yourselves up in your most holy faith

and praying in the Holy Spirit,



Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell is better.  Phyllis is still staying with her.  Mr. Phillip is still at Greensburg and slowly improving.  Keep praying, please.

Bettye Fussell was set to come home yesterday.  I know home will look so good to her. Please continue to pray for her.


Joe Crowe of Bolivar passed away yesterday.  I’ll post arrangements when they are available.  Please pray for Susanne and other family members.


Read the Bible – Deut. 10-12 and Psm. 56


Thom S.


Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God

with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

This is the first and greatest commandment.

And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

~ Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)~

“Take My Life and Let it Be”


Sunday Night – FBC, Kentwood – Concert by the Richards – 6 P.M.  (I’ve never heard or heard of this group, but I understand this couple sings wonderfully.) . You are invited to join us for the free concert.

Don’t forget to collect the used PAPERBACK Bibles for the jail ministry.  There is a box under the stairwell or bring your own box.  New PAPERBACK Bibles are also appreciated.

Monday, March 6th – Associational WMU Meeting at FBC, Greensburg at 10:00 to learn about the Annie Armstrong focus  for 2017 – Potluck lunch/Fellowship to follow.  Everyone is welcome whether you participate in WMU or not.  You can bring your PAPERBACK Bibles when your come.


Anna Lee


I have fought the good fight,

I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith.


Today, let’s pray for Adrian Phillips whose blood sugar level got too low.   Thankfully, he got some good help and is better.

Pray for Joe and Susanne Crowe.  Joe is having Hospice care in Baton Rouge.  They are from the Amite area.  Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.

Scarlett Splane was in a traffic accident and tore her foot/ankle area up.  She’s had extensive surgery at Ochsner on Jefferson Highway and will be “out of commission” for about six weeks.  Please pray for her and help her out in a very practical way if you can.

The flu continues to spread.  It’s a form that was not covered by the vaccine, so the injection will not protect you from it.  As always, using good judgment is wise.


Scripture Reading – Deut. 7-9 and Psm. 55



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.

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me,

and I will listen to you.

You will seek me

and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

~Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)~

“In His Time”


  • Today’s Bible Study – John 20
  • Sunday – Last day for children to turn in forms for mission trip
  • I’m again collecting PAPERBACK Bibles, new or used, to be distributed to prisoners at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.  You can leave them at FBC, Kentwood.
  • Tuesday “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Meet at The Cafe at 11:00
  • Monday, March 6 – Associational WMU Focus on Annie Armstrong Offering



Reminder – If you have a request for me to put on The Prayer Link, you should contact me by phone, 985-229-4753, by email,, or even Anna Lee Alford on Facebook.

Anna Lee


Even youths grow tired and weary,

and young men stumble and fall;

but those who hope in the LORD

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.


Continue to pray for Bettye Fussell, please.  She may possibly be able to come home Friday.  Pray for a good day for her today.

Estelle Raborn in home.  Pray for her and her husband, Bobby, as they continue her long battle.

Phillip Strickland is in the waiting stage between treatment and surgery.  Please pray for him and his family.

Andy Boone continues to be at Ochsner.  Your continuing prayers will be appreciated.

David got good news from his electro physiologist (heart specialist who did David’s ablations) yesterday.  David had done well since the last ablations and was released unless he needs the doctor again .


Daily Bible Reading – Deut. 4-6 and Ps. 54 . It’s time to watch the video “Deuteronomy the Covenants” which can be found at



Do not those who plot evil go astray?

But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.

~ Proverbs 14:22 (NIV) ~

“May God Depend on You?

How I miss the songs of my childhood.  My faith grew so much because of them and the lessons they taught me!

The question is: Can God depend on you?

Anna Lee






Look to the LORD and his strength;

seek his face always.


Mrs. Othell Williams stays at home most of the time.  She has been blessed to have sons to stay with her and help her daily.  Loren is staying now.  Johnny, who lives nearby, checks daily.  Please pray for “Miss” Othell.

The Harrrells, both Mr. Phillip and “Miss” Annie Bell, showed improvement yesterday.  I hope the flu goes completely away for both of them today.

Bettye Fussell did get her first treatment yesterday.  She is still in Ochsner on Jefferson Highway.  Keep Bettye and her family in your prayers.

Gail Morris Smith has been taking double treatments for three weeks.  Today she is taking the last one.  Let’s thank God, with her and her family, that the treatments have been completed.


Bible Reading for Today – Deut. 1-3 and Psalm 53 . (We have completed four books of the Bible and a good portion of Psalm too.)



“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.”                                                                                                  ~James 1:22 NLT~

“Be Ye Doers of the Word”

It’s always amazing for a verse to “come to me” and immediately, a song comes to mind.  That was super easy today!
Anna Lee




“There is no one holy like the LORD;

there is no one besides you;

there is no Rock like our God.


Please continue to pray for Bettye Fussell and Mr. Phillip and “Miss” Annie Bell Harrell.

David and I had a good visit with Debbie R. Miller yesterday.  She was glad to see us, as always.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

It seems we had been to a number of wakes and funerals lately.  That represents a number of friendships.  We never regret the special friendships God has blessed us with.


I have a good report to share.  David’s brother and sister-in-law from Holden finally got a trailer to live in while they continue to repair their home that was damaged in the August floods.  They are enjoying sleeping and eating in their new environment.


Donna M. Brown

September 04, 1965 – February 18, 2017

Louisiana Baptist
Bible Reading  – Numbers 35-36 and Psalm 52
The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,”
“You shall not murder,”
“You shall not steal,”
“You shall not covet,”
and whatever other command there may be,
are summed up in this one command:
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Love does no harm to a neighbor.
Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
~ Romans 13:9-10 (NIV)~
“Blessed Assurance”

I hope you have that assurance.  If not, search for someone today who can guide you to that special, life-changing assurance.

Anna Lee


Monday Afternoon

Jimmy Schwartz‘s memorial service was certainly a memory maker and just the way he would have wished it to be.  He will be greatly missed.

David and I saw Debbie Miller early this afternoon.  She seems to be doing much better.  That’s an answer to our prayers and the prayers of many others.

Mr. Phillip Harrell has had a heart issue and has the flu.  He’s at Greensburg hospital.  He is uncomfortable, but clearly thinking of “Miss” Annie Bell who is at home with the flu.  Phyllis  is with her.  Please pray for this couple and their caregivers.


My name will be great among the nations,

from where the sun rises to where it sets.

In every place incense and pure offerings

will be brought to me,

because my name will be great among the nations,”

says the LORD Almighty.


Bettye Fussell had some problems yesterday.  Pray for her and her family today.


Jimmy Schwartz

Visitation at First Baptist Church of Kentwood from 8 AM until religious services at 11 AM on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Bible Readings for the Week

Chapter 2 - God's Covenant with Abraham
• Read Numbers 31-32
• Read Psalm 50
• Read Numbers 33-34
• Read Psalm 51
• Read Numbers 35-36
• Read Psalm 52 
• Watch Read Scripture: Deuteronomy
• Download the Poster (take notes!)
• Read Deuteronomy 1-3
• Read Psalm 53
• Read Deuteronomy 4-6
• Read Psalm 54
• Read Deuteronomy 7-9
• Read Psalm 55
• Watch Theme Video: The Law
• Read Deuteronomy 10-12
• Read Psalm 56

In this week’s reading, we see the torch of Israel being passed from one generation to the next before they enter the Promised Land (remember the verdict God handed down to the rebellious generation in Num. 14). This is done, most symbolically, in the leadership of the Israelites being handed from Moses to Joshua. This new generation, with Joshua at the helm, tastes their first victories in battles with regional city-states on the east side of the Jordan River, an area called Moab.

However, Moses’ role is not yet done. You will also open the book of Deuteronomy this week, which is a collection of teachings by Moses that adapts the laws given at Mt. Sinai. He reshapes the covenant laws to address this new generation about to go into the Promised Land. His wise words provide inspiring promises to the Israelites if they keep the covenant laws, and he offers sobering warnings of what will happen if they do not.

Pay Special Attention: Deuteronomy 6:4-5, commonly called “the Shema,” became a prayer in Jewish tradition that was uttered twice a day. This practice continues on today, thousands of years later.

Baptist Press
Children in Action – Those who will be going to the missions fair next month will need to get their t-shirt order and $10.00 turned in by Sunday.

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men.”                                ~ 1 Timothy 2:1, NKJV~


“Sweet Hour of Prayer”


I trust you will be calmed in spirit and drawn closer to God through the words, music, and video for “Sweet Hour of Prayer”.

Anna Lee

Sunday Afternoon

This morning I forgot to include Ora Lee Wilson‘s name.  She has learned that her pacemaker battery died last week and is functioning temporarily on a back-up battery.  She will be having surgery to replace her ten-year-old pacemaker soon.  Pray for her as she waits and then, goes through the surgery.

James “Jimmy” Charles Schwartz, Sr.

October 27, 1941 – February 18, 2017


But you, LORD, do not be far from me.

You are my strength; come quickly to help me.


Arrangements for Jimmy Schwartz

  • Visitation 8-11 A.M. Monday at FBC, Kentwood
  • Memorial Service at 11 A.M.

Please be in prayer for the family.


Bible Reading for Today – Numbers 31-32 and Psalm 50

If you get behind, work hard to catch up.  That is much better than dropping out.  I just did some catching up myself.

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives.         

~Colossians 3:16a NLT~

“Fill My Cup, Lord”


Have a blessed Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee