Friday

You, LORD, reign forever;

your throne endures from generation to generation

 

It was good to be with David yesterday and get to visit Jimmy Schwartz.  Please continue to keep him in your prayers.

Pray for Andy and Betty Taylor as Andy regains his strength and gets some more resting time.

 

Scripture Writing – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+9%3A+6-7&version=NIV

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“Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers”

                                 ~Ephesians 6:18b NLT, 2nd ed.~

“Angels from the Realms of Glory”

 

Lottie Moon Christmas Tea!  

  • Ladies, we’re still in the getting ready stage, but the fellowship hall is taking on a special spirit.  I hope you will know you are invited to participate.  We especially want girls in your families to be able to attend with you.  We think this will be a special occasion you will want to share with more than one generation of your family.  The girls will be our entertainment.  It will be fun and encouraging to hear their voices.
  • It’s also encouraging to see the ladies and girls from our neighboring churches.  It helps build unity of spirit even though we attend different churches.
  • What a great way to being the Week of Prayer for International Missions!
  • FBC, Kentwood has 427 stamped Christmas cards for the parish prisoners to send to family members.  Ladies from our association are welcome to bring their cards to the tea Sunday.  I can deliver them to the jail Monday for you when I deliver our cards.

 

We will have Bible study this morning at 10.  I’ll give you your next lessons today.

 

Share some of the sweet Christmas spirit with others today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

He said in a loud voice,

“Fear God and give him glory,

because the hour of his judgment has come.

Worship him who made the heavens,

the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

~Revelation 14:7~

 

I know you may be interested in checking of some people today via visits, calls, or cards.  This information may be helpful to you.

North Oaks

Elton Shaw – may be coming home today

Frances Strickland

Hazel Allen

Greensburg

Anne Hurst

Shira Easley

Kentwood Manor

Catherine Yarborough

Home

Andy Taylor

Margaret Callihan

Jimmy Schwartz

 

Opportunities

Lottie Moon Tea – Sunday at 2 P.M. (Don’t let a little rain keep you away from this wonderful opportunity.) . I’m looking forward to the girls of our church and other churches serving and singing.  I especially  look forward to the excitement of the girls who will have wonderful memories of this day and who will learn so much from this day.  I quote one little girl, “I’m going to a tea party, Mimi!  I’m going to a tea party.”  I look forward to all the little girls from all the churches as the ladies of our association give their girls this awesome opportunity!   I’m thankful that party will be at church! 

Bible Study – 10 A.M. Friday morning – John 12

 

Mission Offerings

Georgia Barnett – We exceeded out goal for Louisiana Missions

Lottie Moon – Our efforts for International missions begin Sunday with the Week of Prayer and the Lottie Moon Tea Sunday.

 

Scripture Writing – December, Day 1 – Isaiah 7:14-17

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The Word Became Flesh] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.                                           ~ John 1:1-2, 14 (NIV)~

“There’s a Song in the Air”

Lyrics – http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh249.sht

Story – http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/history-of-hymns-theres-a-song-in-the-air

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaE1ce7JY-Q

I hope that song and the spirit of the song follow you throughout this day.

Anna Lee

 

Wednesday

And whatever you do,

whether in word or deed,

do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,

giving thanks to God the Father through him.

 

Scripture Writing – November 30 – Choose your own verses.

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Thankfulness, Day 30 – Today, I am thankful for many and varied talents that other people possess that enrich my life in some way,  I’m glad God blessed them so they can bless others!

 

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives.                                               ~2 Peter 3:10-11 (NIV)~

“Jesus Is Coming Soon”

 

I’m posting now to beat the predicted rain that I’m hopeful we will receive.

Anna Lee

 

 

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Tuesday

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

his love endures forever.

~I Chronicles 16:34~

 

Thankfulness, Day 29 – Today, I am thankful for contentment that I have found in many aspects of my life.  There are still some areas of life that I feel we don’t want to feel contentment with.  I find it is a matter of decisions about what we value when it comes to contentment.

 

Mrs. Anne Hurst has a few more days at the hospital in Greensburg.  As I wrote that sentence, I realized I remember her talking about the good care she gets there.  I read “contentment” in her words.

Remember Andy Taylor and his family this morning as he has an angiogram in McComb at the heart hospital.

 

Scripture Writing: Psalm 105:1-7

 

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“Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act”                                                                                                                                  ~Psalm 37:7a NLT, 2nd ed.~

“In His Time!”

 

Pray that those who need rain so much will receive it.

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday Evening

Mrs. Margaret Callihan was headed back to Kentwood this afternoon.  Pray for her caregivers as they help her at home.

 

Coach Elton Shaw is in North Oaks with pneumonia and dehydration.  Please pray for him and for his family.

 

Andy Taylor got the result of his cardiology report.  He has an area in the lower heart that needs checking, so he will have an angiogram at 8:30 in the morning at the McComb Heart Hospital.  Please be in prayer for Andy and Betty and their family tonight and tomorrow.

 

Monday

From yesterday –

Thanksgiving, Day 27 – I’m thankful for the cooler weather so we can enjoy different foods. Yesterday, I made vegetable beef soup. Today, I enjoyed shrimp gumbo.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving

and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him

and praise his name.

~Psalm 100:4~

Thankfulness, Day 28 –   Today, I want to say that I always appreciate those who agree to take on responsibility when a need is presented to them.  They are dependable, so once they agree to do something, you can count on them.  Even better than that, I appreciate those who don’t have to be asked, but who can see a need and volunteer without being called upon.  I know God surely wears an extra big smile when they “volunteer”.

 

Ann Trappey asks for prayer or her family.  Ann’s sister, Helen Lilly, who was the primary caregiver for their mother is very ill.  Ann’s mother is recovering from another broken hip and running out of time at the present location.  Pray for Ann’s brrother as he tries to work out some things to help their family situation.  Sometimes, families carry many burdens at one time and the load seems so overwhelming.  Your prayers will me a lot to this family.

Debi Bales and her family need special prayers for their mother who is in Landmark Nursing Home.  I know your prayers will be appreciated.

 

Scripture WritingPsalm 118:25-29

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Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name;

make known among the nations what he has done.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ~1 Chronicles 16:8 (NIV)~

“Praise Ye the Lord!”

 

Homebound Video Ministry – Start-up will be delayed by one month due to technical issues.

Lottie Moon Christmas Tea – Sunday at 2 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  Come enjoy some lady time, enjoy the mission emphasis, hear some music from each of the churches, and sample some afternoon treats!  All ladies, from 33-103 years, are encouraged to attend.

 

Enjoy this day the Lord has planned for us today.  I’m sure that, no matter what, he has a real “treat of a day” ready for us.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Sunday

In that day you will say:

“Give praise to the LORD,

proclaim his name;

make known among the nations what he has done,

and proclaim that his name is exalted.

~Isaiah 12:4~

 

Mr. Buddy Waller will NOT be having surgery, but will continue his present treatment.  Thank-you for praying for him.

Mr. J.D. Smith is home and feeling much better.  Thank-you for your prayers for him.

Mr. Burnell Simpson is enjoying good caregivers and good company.  He’s at home if you would like to stop by.

 

Homebound Video Ministry – I’ve been gather information about those who would like to watch videos of the services of FBC, Kentwood.  Everyone has been thrilled to know these will be available next soon.  If you, or someone you know, would like to have the services on DVD delivered to you each month, please let me know today or in the next few days.

 

Scripture WritingPsalm 118:25-29

 

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.                                                             ~ Colossians 3:16 (NIV)~

“Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart”

 

This is the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Saturday

I will give thanks to the LORD

because of his righteousness;

I will sing the praises

of the name of the LORD Most High.

~Psalm 7:17~

Mrs. Margaret Callihan is now hospitalized in North Oaks where she will possibly have surgery next week.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Tomorrow morning, the ladies of Pine Ridge will host their monthly breakfast.  Donations will be used to help a family in need.
Thankfulness, Day 26 – Today, I’m thankful for the freedom of worship we have and all the area churches that have impacted my life or the life of my ancestors.  There is great joy in going into the church where your family attended and served three or four generations ago.  It helps you connect with people you didn’t know.  I’m thankful to say my family has a rich history of church service, which I hope I’m passing down to my descendants.  I have made several meaningful church connections since we moved to the Pine Ridge community.
Scripture WritingPsalm 118:8-14
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Homebound Video Ministry – If you know of church members who are unable to attend church, please give me their names.  Thank-you!
“Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”                                                                                           ~Luke 18:16b~
“Jesus Loves the Little Children”

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anna Lee

Friday

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,

do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,

giving thanks to God the Father through him.

~ Colossians 3:17 (NIV) ~

 

Thankfulness, Day 25 – I’m thankful for our cabin.  It’s been home to family, holiday celebrations, church meetings, Third Thursday gatherings, garden clubs, birthdays celebrations, anniversaries, teacher meetings, and more.  Most gathering were good, but some were sad.  God was here for all of them.  We are blessed with this special place. Thank-you, God, for allowing us to have this special building.  May you allow us to use it much more.

 

Scripture WritingPsalm 118: 1-7

Friday Morning Bible Study will meet as usual today.

 

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And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.                                    ~ Colossians 3:17 (NIV)~

“Precious Name” 

 

Take that “Precious Name” with you wherever you go today.

Anna Lee