Category Archives: Family

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….

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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

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

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;

do not fret—it leads only to evil.  

For those who are evil will be destroyed,

but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

~Psalm 37:8-9~

 

Glen Magee, Jr. is back at work following his heart ablation.  Pray for both Glen and Lisa as they both have been dealing with heart issues.

Gloria Gill is back in A-fib and will have another heart conversion tomorrow at St. Tammany.  Pray this one is the one that will work.

Please continue to pray for Andy and Betty Taylor.  He will be having the cellulitis removed from his toe tomorrow in Franklinton.

Betty asks that we pray for her brother, Warren Zigler, 60, who is having some issues with blood flow in his neck.  Warren lives in Tennessee.

Betty also asks for continued prayers for her aunt, Billie Jean Booty.  She’s at Tulane now, but will be moved soon.

Donna Fay Miller is doing better now.  She was finally diagnosed with a viral, not bacterial problem.  This should end weeks of problems.  She thanking God for allowing her to find the care she needed.

Debi Bales mother, Mildred Jacobsen, is having a difficult season with health issues.  Pray for Debi’s family.

Pray for a former Amite resident and one of my former students, Joanne Seymour.  She has just had a port implanted so she can go through chemotherapy.

Pray for Peggy Luce, wife of Dr. David Luce.  She has completed his first chemo and only has 34 more to go.  They served in a church west of Amite, but now live out from McComb.

David saw his pulmonary doctor about the spot that had been on his lung at one time.  It is still gone.  Thank-you for praying for David and all his issues the last couple of years.  For now, he seems to be doing better with each problem.  God has blessed us again and again.

 

Robert E. Branch

 

Mary Evelyn Duncan Cutrer

 

Betty Jo Hughes
Mission Projects/Needs
  • The PAPERBACK Bibles will be delivered to the jail Thursday morning.  If you have some to contribute, please get them to the stairwell by the office entrance to FBC,Kentwood by noon Wednesday.  If you are unable to get them this time, please bring them for the next delivery.  There are 400+ prisoners in Amite with the population constantly changing, so we will never be able to stay “caught-up”.  There will be a continuous need.
  • Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home Special Needs – FBC, Kentwood distributed a blue half-sheet of paper with a list of need such as dishcloths and batteries.  If you have these items, you can continue to bring them to the office stairwell area.  I am in contact with the LBCH and will see they are delivered to the proper people.

 

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – One of the missionary couples we saw and heard Saturday at M-Jam is supported through the AAEO.  They are doing a special work in a difficult area of New Orleans.  Pray and give so they can continue to do what God has called them to do.

 

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Read the Bible in 2017 – I Samuel 13-14 and Psalm 81.  I think I may have forgotten to tell you to watch the videos on Ruth and I Samuel at jointhebibleproject.com

If you didn’t start this on January 1st, don’t fret.  You can start at day one at any time.  After a year of reading, you will have read the whole Bible.

 

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.

It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.

It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

~Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)~

“His Eye is on the Sparrow” – This is one of my favorite songs.  I’m reading Billy Graham’s autobiography.  It’s easy to think about Ethel Waters singing this song at all the crusades.

 

Spend some time thanking God for all He does for you.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday Afternoon UPDATED

Margaret “Sis” Oliver is in Greensburg Hospital and has been since Monday morning.  She is expected to be there until the end of the week.  Please add her to your prayer list.  I’m thankful to a mutual friend who let me know.  “Sis” Oliver has been transferred to OLOL in Baton Rouge.

David saw our family practitioner this morning and got another good report.  That’s three doctors since yesterday morning for us.  All three ended with good results.  We are so thankful!

Wednesday

He guides the humble in what is right

and teaches them his way.

 

Ora Lee Wilson‘s pacemaker surgery went better than expected.  She’s home!  Let’s thank God for her good report.

Mildred Birch has improved greatly in recovering from her pain pump.  That’s another thanksgiving prayer for us today.

David‘s retina specialist was pleased with David’s progress in maintaining a good eye pressure and good vision.  Thank-you for all your prayers.

Early yesterday morning, I had my own ER visit.  The short version is that after all the testing, I was told I had a strained muscle in my arm.  That is much better than I expected to hear.  I’m wearing my ugly black sling again and am so thankful my problem is minor.

 

Helen Mae Hayden

March 04, 1943 – March 06, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/obituary/4157772

Inez Randall

September 22, 1925 – March 06, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/obituary/4157920

Maxine H. Varnado

July 12, 1924 – March 05, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/obituary/4151271

 

Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer Focus – KELLY & BRANDI PARRISH

https://www.anniearmstrong.com/missionaries/kelly-brandi-parrish

 

Reading the Bible in 2017 – Joshua 13-21 (Skim) and Psalm 68

Time Change Reminder – This Sunday, we need to move our clocks ahead one hour.  If we fail to do so, we will arrive at our church one hour later than we planned.

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

who comforts us in all our troubles,

so that we can comfort those in any trouble

with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

~2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)~

“Near to the Heart of God”

 

We’re beginning something new in our Friday Morning Bible Study Class.  Come join us at 10:00 in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.

 

Today is Wednesday, so I’m looking forward to teaching my Children in Action class tonight at 6 P.M.  Have I told you that I love my little ones?

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

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 JoinTheBibleProject.com.

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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

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“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

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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

 

Thursday

“Never be lacking in zeal,

but keep your spiritual fervor,

serving the Lord.

Be joyful in hope,

patient in affliction,

faithful in prayer.”

~Romans 12:11-12 NIV~

 

Please pray for JoEllen F. Carruth of Greensburg.  She has another complication from her knee surgery, but it NOT a blood clot.  Thank the Lord for that.

Diane Turner continues to have thyroid and a-fib problems.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Dan Turner is having problems with one of the pumps he has to control seizures.  Pray this problem can be corrected.

Pray for Phillip Strickland who has started treatment.  Pray for his family too.

Tish Fairburn will be having surgery Tuesday to have a spot on her kidneys removed.  She’ll be at North Oaks.  Please pray for her.

Pray for all the families who have lost a loved one recently.

 

Scripture Reading – Genesis 38-40 and Psalm 12

 

Associational WMU Quarterly Meeting Monday – Our memorial service for WMU ladies who passed away in 2016.  Please let me know of any dear lady from any of our churches who passed away.  We will meet at East Fork at 10 and conclude with a potluck lunch.

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – John 14

 

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“Don’t just pretend to love others.

Really love them.

Hate what is wrong.

Hold tightly to what is good.

Love each other with genuine affection,

and take delight in honoring each other.”

~ Romans 12:9-10 NLT, 2nd Ed. ~

“Love Devine, All Loves Excelling”

 

Children in Action studied about the Good Samaritan last night and went home with a band aid that said “I love my neighbor.”  I remember learning that my neighbors were not the Pritchetts and the Henrys.  Our neighbors are all people.  Do you love your neighbor or only the people next door?

Anna Lee