“God will bless us,                                                                                        and all the ends of the earth will fear Him.”                     ~Psalm 67:7, HCSB~

Notice that the second word about is not “can” or “might”. but “WILL”!

Pray for the family of Macy Gueldner.  A virus is visiting the family during the holiday season.  Pray for them to be able to distinguish Macy’s treatment side effects from the virus.  Pray they will be able to enjoy some of the holiday as a family.

Macy’s grandmother, Martha Dragro, learned yesterday there is no more cancer in the lymph nodes.  That’s a step in the right direction.  She is thanking God.

The Camardelle family seems to be having a serious of issues.  Now, their daughter Taylor has been involved  in a car accident, but thankfully she will be fine.  Thankfully, Cindy is doing better and better and has been able to return to a weekly shift at the Hope Center.

Wade Daniels has opted for surgery.  Pray for him that this will help him recover completely and quickly.

Mr. David Vining is a fine man from Amite.  He is currently hospitalized with extremely high high blood sugar numbers.  Please pray for him and his family.

More in a while….




“May God be praised!

He has not turned away my prayer

or turned His faithful love from me.”

~Psalm 66:20, HCSB~


Pray for our country, especially police officers, MO, the people of larger cities, and all if America.   May we all turn to God this day and every day!

Please continue to pray for Wade Daniels as he chooses between surgery and a brace.


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • Our Daily Bread – “Resting in God” –
  • He did not waver . . .                                                                                               through unbelief . . .                                                                                                             being fully convinced that what [God] had promised                                             He was also able to perform.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ~Romans 4:20-21~                                                                                                                                 I know whom I have believed,                                                                                                                                                                            and am persuaded that He is able                                                                                           to keep what I have committed to Him.”                                                                                    ~2 Timothy 1:12~
  • “I Know Whom I Have Believed” –

Thankfulness – Day 25

Today, when we seem to have awakened to a new day of unrest in our country, I thank God He is still the same.  I also thank God for people who stand up for the values/ideals in our country because they are right and pleasing to God.  May our nation come through this time of unrest quickly and stronger.  May God look down on us and be pleased with us as individual and as a nation.  May we all be able to safely rest our hearts and lives in His caring arms.

Anna Lee

Monday Evening

No, I have not been shopping all day, but I have been very busy.

Thankfulness: Day 24 – Today I am thankful for people who give assistance in all sorts of ways – police, emergency health care,  non-emergency health care, teachers, firemen, and many others.  Because they serve, many others benefit.  We need to be more aware of all those who serve to our benefit, but often are unpaid or underpaid, who lives are sometimes put in danger, and who continue to serve because it is their calling.  Be sure to show your appreciation to them.

 Macy Gueldner is in Memphis for treatment.  As so often happens, problems have developed that have altered their plans.  The family is very thankful for St. Jude Hospital and all those who  work there.

This is a holiday season when many families like to be together.  Pray for safe travels, thankful family members, and wonderful new memories.

Devotional – Our Daily

I’ll try to do better tomorrow.

Anna Lee



 “The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,

and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” 

~Psalm 34:18~

(Holidays are extra difficult for some people.  Do something to help ease their pain.)

Bad weather will be in our area this morning.  Make wise decisions.

Tresa Rhodus

Born: August 23, 1964
Died: November 22, 2014

New Zion Baptist Church will hold a Thanksgiving dinner this morning after morning worship.

Tonight, the  Community Thanksgiving Service will take place at the Kentwood Methodist Church.

Today ends the collection process for OCC Shoeboxes.  I’m thankful to hear the numbers in our area are good, but know we could always do better.  Our goal for next year has been set.  We hope to meet, and exceed, that new goal.  I trust our other local churches, schools, and organizations plan to do the same.  Blessings will abound!

Next Sunday, we will have the annual Lottie Moon Tea for our association in combination with Ladies’ Night.  All girls and youth are invited to come with their mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers.

Devotional, Scripture, Quotes, and a Song

  • “Outlasting Bitterness” – http://odb
  • If anyone has a complaint against another;                                                     even as Christ forgave you,                                                                                       so you also must do.                                                                                                                                                        ~Colossians 3:13~                                                 Notice that next to last word.  It’s not easy,                                                       but “must” leaves no room for doubt!
  • Hate hurts the hater more than the hated,

            no matter how justified it may seem.                                                                                                      

                                                                ~Our Daily Bread~

            When we forgive someone,    

             we look more like Jesus than at any other moment in our life.                                            

                                                                                                            ~Our Daily Bread~

Thankfulness: Day 23 – Today, I want to thank God for “timeless truths” (the site used above, but mainly the truths we have been taught which were taught to generations of families before us and will continue to be taught for generations of families until the Lord returns.

Hanging on to “timeless truths”!  We can both share them and still keep them!

Anna Lee


“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…

teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.”

~Matthew 28:19-20a, NASB~


Susan Rimes continues to improve.  Let’s hope and pray with her that this surgery will enable her to live a healthier life.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

David and James took the 222 shoeboxes packed by our church to FBC, Franklinton Friday morning.  They saw, at the one collection site,  over 1,800 boxes that had already been collected and witnessed a very organized collection process.  Thank-you to each one who helped in any way.  Think of all the little children who will have an opportunity to “meet” Jesus because of the shoeboxes.  God bess you for your efforts!

Christmas cards with stamps on the envelopes will be given to the prisoners in the parish jails through the associational Women’s Ministry.

Cards have been donated, but need stamps.  Please place stamps, in multiples of ten in the jar on the table under the stairs to the balcony of FBC, Kentwood.  The deadline for the stamps is November 30th.  Thank-you for helping provide an opportunity for families to be reconnected at Christmas.  Thank-you to those who have already donated stamps.

Baptist Press -

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “The Warmth of the Sun” –
  • “I am weary with my groaning;                                                                               all night I make my bed swim;                                                                               I drench my couch with my tears.                                                                           My eye wastes away because of grief.”                                                                                                                  ~Psalm 6:6-7~                                                                   
    “The Lord has heard my supplication;                                                               the Lord will receive my prayer.”                                                                                                                            ~Psalm 6:9~   
  • “At Calvary”

Thankfulness: Day 22 – Retirement

Today, as I reflect back over the last few years, I can truly say I am thankful to be retired.  It’s not that I sit and rock all day though.  It’s that I have the opportunity to do so many things I could not do while I was working.  I think God that I had a job that allowed me to earn my retirement, health to be able to enjoy retirement, and all the opportunities these years have provided.  God has richly blessed me.

Have a great weekend!  Be a blessing to someone!  

Anna Lee


“God has listened;

He has paid attention to the sound of my prayer.”

~Psalm 66:19, HCSB~


Thankfulness: Day 21 – Third Thursday Gatherings 

David and I love to have others come to our Third Thursday gatherings.  As many as we have had, we almost always have some new people (two last night).  We consider ourselves so blessed to have these meetings and know we are blessed more than anyone else.  As I have said before, the meeting is the highlight of each month for us.  That’s saying a lot!  If you were present you know about “JOY”.  I think it leaves with our guests and lingers in our hearts after our gathering.  We are so blessed!  We are very thankful God has blessed us this way!

Macy Gueldner –

Karen Miller’s mom, Mrs. Rigby, was readmitted to the hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama yesterday.  Please continue to pray for Mrs. Rigby, her family, and friends.

Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Today – Hannah
  • Next week – no study

Tuesday – Birthday Party at The Cafe  

  • 11:00 A.M.
  • Honors “young” ladies from FBC, Kentwood

Hope Center

  • Three more freezers arrived yesterday.
  • An addition seems to be in our future.
  • Call me to volunteer for the next couple of weeks.

Baptist Press –

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Have a fantastic Friday!

Anna Lee

Thursday Addition

Lloyd Hayden sent me these requests.  Whether you know them or not, please take a little time to say a special prayer for them.  Thanks.

Please add Shirley Little to the prayer list,she’s in ICU at Independence. Also add Jimmy McNeese who is being treated for prostate cancer and Mary Smith who is undergoing test. Continue to keep Alcyon on the list as she await’s results from test.


“Tell to the generation to come

the praises of the LORD,

and His strength

and His wondrous works that He has done.”

~Psalm 78:4b, NKJV~


Thankfulness: Day 20 – Today, I want to share how happy I am that God sees and plans the “big picture” of our lives. My newest example is that Boyd and Jennie, who were living in Prague, were offered a job for one year in the States.  God had it all arranged, even though those who do this special assignment are usually older and more experienced.  Since that time, Boyd’s dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor and passed away.  Being stateside made it much easier for the family to have some quality time with his family.  Now, Mallory has been burned and is being treated in one of the best burn centers.  It doesn’t just happen by accident that they are living only 20 miles from one of the best burn units in the country!  God is so good.  He sees the “big picture” and plans our lives in accordance to what is best for us!

Those who need our continue special prayers:

  • Mr. Bud Callihan – North Oaks
  • Mr. Bobby Lawson – home
  • Sherman Cutrer – doing well and soon to come home
  • Theresa Rhodus and her family – Lafayette
  • Mallory Hatchel – Richmond
  • Jimmy Schwartz – completing radiation this week
  • Martha P. Drago – getting ports today for treatment to begin soon
  • Macy Gueldner – home, but continuing treatments
  • Mrs. Nyra Rigby – home in Alabama
  • Ray Blackwell – home
  • John Alan Blackwell – home
  • Susan Rimes –  home
  • Don Dickinson – home
  • Anne Hurst – home

Pray for the youth of many churches as they attend the Youth Evangelism Conference which begins this weekend.

Community Thanksgiving Services 

  • Sunday, November 23rd at 6 P.M.
  • Kentwood Methodist Church
  • Fellowship to follow

Lottie Moon Tea

  • 2 P.M. Sunday, November 30th
  • Fellowship Hall of FBC,K
  • Ladies of all ages from all churches are invited.
  • Music, Skits, Missions, Lottie’s special cookies, etc.
  • Program involves people from a number of churches

Mission Project – Bring postage stamps in multiples of ten and place in the jar on the table under the stairs to the balcony of FBC, K or turn in to Anna Lee or the church office.  The stamps will be placed on Christmas cards for prisoners to send to their families.


Third Thursday Meeting – 6:30 tonight at the cabin

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at The Cafe
  • Honoring Fran Walker, Kim Schwartz, Velma Anthony, Billie Jo Hutchinson, Fay Gehringer, Rita Tate, Ruby Schwartz, Bessie Hayden, Theople Hurst, Kay Forman, and Hazel Smith

Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Meets tomorrow, but not the day after Thanksgiving
  • 10:00 A.M. at Fellowship Hall of FBC,K
  • Studying women of the Bible

Team Kid

  • No meeting on the 23rd due to the community Thanksgiving service
  • Meets of Nov. 30th and Dec. 7th before a Christmas break

Devotional. Scriptures, Quote, and a Song

  • “Can You Help?” –
  • Faith by itself,                                                                                                               if it does not have works,                                                                                           is dead.                                                                                                                                                      ~James 2:17~                                                                                          


Thanks for praying each day.  After praying, decide how you can best be a doer, not just a hearer, today.
Anna Lee