“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


“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Cleanse your hands, you sinners;

and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

~James 4:8, NKJV~


Macy Gueldner’s family is celebrating an anniversary this week.  It’s been a year since she was diagnosed.  The lives of each family member have been greatly changed, but they certainly “stepped up” and did all within their power to support Macy in her big battle.  I thank God for the grandmother who reached out to us for prayer and for the faith and faithfulness of the family during this difficult year.  It’s been my honor to pray for Macy and the family this year.

Mr. Jay Hugh Young is in rehab in Hammond.  Let’s pray he will soon be well enough to return to the Sixth Ward.

Disaster Relief Work in the West Monroe area yesterday:

  • The La. Baptist Children’s Home had thirty trees down.
  • “There were 51 volunteers today (Tuesday) completed 20 jobs assessed many others, with three injuries
    One fell and broke his hip, one fell and broke his arm and one passed out due to being overheated and a diabetic.
    Pray for their recovery.”

(Information via Dr. Gibbie McMillian)

  • Of course, in addition to the children’s home, there were churches, homes, businesses, etc. that had damage.  Many people are without electricity.  Many people cannot move around easily because of the number of trees down.  Let’s lend support in any way we can.  Thankfully, we have our Baptist Disaster Relief workers willing to step in and do all they can.  What a great program!

I hope you are making plans to attend our Third Thursday meeting tomorrow night at the cabin.

Yesterday, at Hope Center, I talked with one of two ladies there that I did not know. It turned out they live in my neighborhood.  It was good to meet them and to begin a new friendship through our ministry at Hope.  Hope Center is doing well in bringing like-minded people together and in providing a service that is needed in our association.  Thank-you to each person who helped with the vision, the opening process, or the daily operation there. May God  richly bless you for your concern for the needs of others.

Operation Christmas Child – We will be packing the shoe boxes November 1st.  It’s not too late to bring in a few more items for the children.

Friday Morning Bible Study – There are some guides for the study of Rebekah on the table at the entrance to the fellowship hall.  You may want to get one to use as we look forward to our study Friday morning.

Looking ahead to next week:

  • Associational WMU meeting at New Zion Baptist Church Monday at 10:00
  • Young at Heart Tuesday morning at New Zion Baptist Church Tuesday at 10:30
  • Prayer Meeting/Touch Ministry at FBC,K Wednesday at 6:00
  • Ladies’ Night (A Coffee Break) at FBC, K Thursday at 6:15
  • Friday Morning Bible Study of Rachel at 10:00

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Seeing Upside Down” –
  • Those who are well have no need of a physician,                                             but those who are sick.                                                                                                                                                                 ~Matthew 9:12~
          I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen.                                                     I must bring them also.”                                                                                                                                                                          ~John 10:16~

   ( Are you, as a Christian, participating in classes, projects, activities, programs, etc.            that will “Bring Them In”?  I think that is our purpose here.)

Consider the eternal value of your life.  Are you making a difference?  

Anna Lee


“God, hear my prayer;

listen to the words of my mouth.”

~Psalm 54:2, HCSB~


Thank God for all those who safely came through the bad weather last night.  Pray for emergency workers as they work in areas, such as West Monroe, where there was extensive damage.  Pray for LA Baptist Disaster Relief Teams, especially the chain saw teams, as they work to help people recover from the storm.  Be thankful for people who are trained and willing to help others in need.

Continue to pray for Mr. Earl Dees and his family and Mrs. Anne Ellzey and her family.  Thank God and pray for those who dedicate their lives to helping care for those with medical needs.

Pray for those on the front line in the fight to save others from Ebola.  Thank God for people such as Dr. Kently Brantley and Nina Pham, nurse, who work with those who are so ill.  May God watch over each one who gives their lives to helping those who are ill.

Robert Redmond

Born: August 21, 1948
Died: October 10, 2014

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “A Forever Hello” -
  • He who has prepared us for this very thing is God,                                       who also has given us the Spirit.                                                                                                                                         ~2 Corinthians 5:5~
  • “Face to Face with Christ, My Savior” -

Hope Center

Applications for the food bank will be taken this morning from 9:00 – !:00 P.M. and again Thursday fro 1:00 – 5:00 P.M.  Today, we will begin replacing the summer clothing with winter clothing.

If you are willing to volunteer on a regular basis, please let me know.  Thanks!

Friday Morning Bible Study 

The study guide for Friday’s study of Rachael will be available in the hallway by the entrance to the fellowship hall.  Pick your copy up at your convenience.

If you have not been attending, this is a good time to begin.  Pick up your copy of the study guide and read the Scriptures by Friday morning at 10:00.  Completing the study guide is optional.  We would love to have you join us.

Third Thursday Meeting

David and I are looking forward to seeing many of you Thursday night.  As always, feel free to bring a friend or or come on your own.  Christian friends and fellowship are so much a part of our lives!  See you at 6:30.


There will be an associational WMU meeting Monday, October 20th, at New Zion Baptist Church at 10 A.M.  I hope to see many of you there.

Be a blessing to others today!

Anna Lee