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Saturday Addition

Please pray for Tish C. Fairburn as she awaits results of tests done in Houston last week.  Waiting is harder than having the tests done.

Pray for Mrs. Anne Hurst who has injured a leg.  I know she will appreciate your prayers.

Please pray for Rufus Williams of Line Creek.  He has a problem with some toes that is getting him some good attention and care.  Thankfully, he seems to be better already.

The Rufus Williams of Spring Creek is still hospitalized and improving.

Saturday

Come to Me,

all of you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

~Matthew 11:28 HCSB~

 

 

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 4-6 and Psalm 14

Pray for all the children, including my to GA ones, who are headed off to camp in the next few days.  I know of several groups headed out to several different camps.  I pray they are safe and well-fed spiritually.  I also pray for the youth leadership attending camps with them.  May they have abounding love and patience as well as wisdom in dealing with all the situations they will face.

VBS finished at some churches and begins at others.  Pray for young lives to be changed in the VBS opportunities.

 

I have noticed the music in some stores the last couple of days.  Thankfully, I heard “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling” and other wonderful hymns in one.  It made my day happy.

 

More later….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

“God will raise us from the dead by his power,

just as he raised our Lord from the dead.”

~1 Corinthians 6:14 NLT~

 

Matt, Shea, and Lindsey made it home safely.  Pray for them as they make jet lag adjustments.

Marllise Ory Harrell, a childhood friend from Rosalind passed away.

http://harrymckneely.com/obituaries/marlise-jeanne-harrell

Minnie Iva Jenkins McNabb

December 19, 1924 – June 13, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituaries/view/id/4263489?fh_id=10545

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 1-3. Psalm 13, and Video non Jeremiah at jointhebibleproject.com

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Thank God He chose to give you this day, rain or no rain.

Anna Lee

Thursday

 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ,

you are blessed,

for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

~1 Peter 4:14~

I am happy to report that Denis Travis is doing better.  The last I heard he was still in ICU at North Oaks.

Let’s continue to pray for Steve Scalise and others who were at the ball park in Alexandria, VA yesterday.  God, please turn our people around and help us become a country with a focus on You as we were in the past.

Nikki Rhodus’ grandfather passed away yesterday.  Please be in prayer for her family as they face this great loss.

 

Looking forward to Father’s Day Sunday.  It’s a great time to honor some special men in your family.

 

I am loving all the Facebook posts of VBS in area churches.  It’s wonderful to hear of the children’s response to those who volunteer each summer and impact young lives in such a positive way.  God’s kingdom grows through VBS each summer.  May we do our part to nourish the young lives all the rest of the year!

 

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Read the Bible – Song of Solomon 5-8 & Psalm 12

 

Have a Thursday that impacts someone else in a positive way!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

I will remember the deeds of the LORD;

yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.

Please pray for our friend, Dennis Travis from Montpelier.  He is in ICU at North Oaks because of high potassium levels.

I haven’t listed Justin Lambert on TPL lately.  He has greatly improved, but the family is asking for more prayers that his healing process will continue,

Two grandchildren arrived in Atlanta yesterday.  Thanks to all of you who prayed for uneventful flights.

 

Read the Bible – Song of Solomon 1-4, Psalm 11, & video on Song of Solomon found at jointhebibleproject.com.

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Louisiana Baptist Messagebaptistmessage.com

 

Children in Action (Missions class) for children at FBC, Kentwood tonight at 6 P.M.

The next Third Thursday at the Cabin Gathering will be in September.

“Young” Adult Birthday Party – Fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:00 A.M. at The Cafe.

 

Proudly display your American Flag today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Tuesday

 Remember the former things, those of long ago;

I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me.

Please pray for Matt, Shea, and Lindsay as they begin their long journey home today.

Pray for Mallory and Miles as they complete their trip stateside this afternoon.  Pray for those left at home too!

 

New Baby – Brynnlee Havin was born to Bro. Gary and “Miss” Cory yesterday.  All are doing well.

 

Read the Bible – Ecc.. 9-12 and Psalm 10

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Vacation Bible Schools seem to be doing very well this week!  Thank God for the boys and girls attending and all the volunteers working.

Pray God uses the volunteers at area Vacation Bible Schools to impact young lives today.

Anna Lee

Monday

Remember the wonders he has done,

his miracles,

and the judgments he pronounced.

Mrs. Estelle Raborn is home again from North Oaks.  Please be in prayer for her and Mr. Bobby each day.

Pray for two of our grandchildren who will make their first international flights without their parents Monday and Tuesday.  They are very experienced travelers having flown regularly since they were babies.

Frankie L. Gehringer, Jr.

May 12, 1932 – June 09, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/frankie-gehringer-jr-

Peggy “Peggy Sue” Mitchell Newman

November 12, 1961 – June 10, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituaries/view/id/4260489?fh_id=10545

Reading the Bible – Ecc. 5-8 & Psalm 9

 

Thanks to those who brought red beans and rice.  They have been delivered to The Hope Center in Roseland and to God’s Storehouse in Amite.  Thank-you for helping meet emergency food needs by local families.

 

There will be a number of Vacation Bible Schools this week.  If you are on Facebook, you can check my posts of VBS opportunities in different area churches or you can check the posts of various churches to see when each one is having VBS this year.

 

It’s time to begin thinking of the 350 shoeboxes we will be packing at the end of October.  Please keep your eyes open for hairbrushes, bath soap, calculators, jump ropes, bandanas, small cars and trucks, and small dolls.  You may bring your items to me or to my classroom next to the choir room.  We will need your assistance each month for the next five months.  Let’s get busy and begin accumulating the items we will need for 350 shoeboxes.  Operation Christmas Child is part of Samaritan’s Purse which is under the leadership of Rev. Franklin Graham.  Let’s do our part in accumulating and packing items.  In November, our church will again be a collection site for area churches, clubs, and individuals.  We have ladies available to shop for you if you want to help financially.  I will give you another list of items in about six weeks.

 

There will be no Third Thursday meeting this week or in the next two months.  We will resume the Third Thursday of September.  I will be happy to share my piano for some sweet hymn singing by everyone.

 

Have a wonderful Monday.  Remember, to love your neighbor as yourself today.

Anna Lee

Sunday

Greater love has no one than this:

to lay down one’s life for one’s friends

 

I forgot to share David‘s good news from Friday afternoon.  His eyes are doing great!  The retina specialist said he was graduating David to six months without an appointment.

Speaking of graduating, Mallory did that yesterday, but we did not get to watch it.  The church did not have the wi-fi necessary.  We did see a few pictures and hope to hear a report from the family today.

There have been a couple of area deaths, but I’m waiting for obituaries from the funeral home before I share them.

 

Read the Bible today – Ecc. 9-12 & Psalm 10

 

Vacation Bible School is available at several churches today/this week for your children/grandchildren.

 

Bible Drill class for children will be tonight at 6 P.M.

 

There will be no Third Thursday Gatherings this summer, but we will resume in September.  I do have my piano in the cabin thanks to a wonderful group of young, strong friends from church.  I’ll be looking forward to a good ole hymn singing time.  Come with a list of favorites!

 

Have a blessed Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

… to them I will give within my temple and its walls

a memorial and a name

better than sons and daughters;

I will give them an everlasting name

that will endure forever.

 

Today, our oldest granddaughter  will graduate from Christian International School of Prague at 11:30 A.M. (our time).  This will be a big step for her as she leaves Prague in a couple of days to come stateside for the summer and then go to Baylor University for her first semester.  It also will be a tremendous change for her parents and siblings as the family unit of everyday life will be broken as the first child leaves home.  As you pray for her, please pray for her parents and siblings.

 

VBS ended with a loud bang and lots of energy at FBC, Kentwood last night.  We are so thankful for all the children who attended and pray their lives were enriched. We were blessed by many wonderful volunteers, adults and youth, who made every activity possible.  Parents were faithful in getting their children to the church each day.  There was great success when everyone worked together.  We were blessed to have children make decisions that will change their lives eternally.  I would gladly start again Monday because there was so much that I personally gained to.  Each private conversation and hug meant so much to me.  It was a blessing when they told what they learned.  Yes,  hearts were certainly touched this week.

 

The Third Thursday gatherings will be on hold until September.  This is the first summer break we have ever taken, but our family activities and company schedule is more complicated this year.  I always look forward to the next gathering and realize that if we wait until September for our next meeting I will really have high expectations for that gathering.

 

Bible Reading for Today – Ecclesiastes 1-4 , Psalm 8, and video on Ecclesiastes found at jointhebibleproject.com.

 

Today, please pray for those on your personal prayer list.

Anna Lee

Friday

 This is how we know what love is:

Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

And we ought to lay down our lives

for our brothers and sisters.

Suzie Eads is very concerned about this accident involving a van on a mission trip.
Please join us in praying for the students, their families, and leaders from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala. who were involved in a bus accident near Atlanta on their way to a short-term mission trip in Botswana. Please pray for God’s peace and healing for all involved.
Mr. Harlon Toney is home and having family assistance 24 hours/day.  Today is his 89th birthday!
The VBS Program at FBC, Kentwood will be at 6 P.M. tonight.
Read the Bible – Proverbs 28-31 & Psalm 7.
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No Bible study this morning due to VBS.
VBS has been wonderful!
Anna Lee