Category Archives: FBC

Saturday

We’ve had many days of bad weather.  Today, it finally delayed posting TPL.  First, my satellite was down.  When it came it, the server for TPL needed to be rebooted.  Such is the story of the technology we love to use each day.

Husbands, love your wives,

just as Christ loved the church

and gave himself up for her

Two couples we know celebrated 50 years of marriage yesterday.  When couples stay married that long, love surely is a part of the marriage.  That is because God is the third member of the team.

Pray for the youth from several area churches as they continue their long trip to camp today.  I’m so glad each youth and each adult got to go.

Pray for Courtney Creel who will soon be going on a mission trip to Guatemala with a church from Birmingham.

 

Two area churches are having special events tomorrow.

  • Pine Ridge will have their monthly breakfast to raise funds for a needy cause.  The breakfast buffet will be served at 8 A.M.
  • Taylor Creek will formally celebrate the change of their name at 10:30 tomorrow.

 

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 30-32, Psalsm 21, and the video “The Law” found at jointhebibleproject.com

 

Be sure you clear your calendar so you can be in the Lord’s house somewhere tomorrow.

Anna Lee

Tuesday

“The LORD brings death and makes alive;

he brings down to the grave and raises up.

 The LORD sends poverty and wealth;

he humbles and he exalts.

~1 Samuel 2:6-7~

This verse doesn’t say so, but he also sends the rain and the sunshine.

 

Tropical storm “Cindy” will soon be here.  I think I should ask you to be prepared for lots of rain.  My neighborhood will not flood, but I pray for those facing more flooding, especially those who have not recovered from the flood of last August yet.  Remember to take precautions ahead of time. http://www.actionnews17.com/news/tangipahoa-parish-government-monitors-tropical-weather-2124411

 

Continue to pray for the leaders of our world and our country.

 

Thank God for the many Vacation Bible Schools in our area this summer.  I love seeing the many pictures posted on Facebook.  I think VBS is the greatest thing churches do for children all year long.  Thankfully, most churches have VBS and invest time, money, and love into it each year.

 

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 14-17 & Psalm 17

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Friday Morning Bible Study will be at 10 A.M. Friday in the fellowship hall of FBC.

 

Operation Christmas Child will send “shoeboxes” to thousands of children in November IF we make our purchases and pack the boxes for shipment.  To do this in a big way means we need to shop in a big way beginning now.  Smart shoppers always have their eyes open for sales and for seasonal items.  Those who shop now are welcome to bring their items to my Sunday School room.  I will store them until we pack the boxes.  We want to help some needy children have some special items and INTRODUCE THEM TO JESUS!

 

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

~Colossians 3:2 NIV~

“When they Ring those Golden Bells”

FBC, Kentwood has their bells(chimes) ringing at times that give people who attend church, but live out of town, get to hear them.  People in town can enjoy them every day. Thanks to those who undertook to purchase the bells years ago and to those who keep them going today.  The music is certainly beautiful.

Make a point of hearing some of the songs that first impacted your live.

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

For where your treasure is,

there your heart will be also.

~Matthew 6:21~

 

 

Dennis Travis is out of North Oaks and doing much better.  Thank you for praying for him.

Pray for Mrs. Anne Hurst as she has an MRI on her knee Wednesday and then gets results.

Mr. J.D. Smith will be having shoulder surgery next week.  Pray all goes well and the surgery relieves him of his pain.

Pray for the youth of FBC, Kentwood, New Zion, and Spring Creek as they go to camp in GA at the end of this week.  Pray for the Lord to touch hearts, friendships to be strengthened, and for traveling grace.  I thank God the children will have this opportunity.

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Read the Bible – Jeremiah 10-13 & Psalm 16.

 

Operation Christmas Child – Bring your toy donations to my classroom before Sunday School.  Remember, everything we send must fit in one shoebox, so think of small dolls, cars, jump ropes, stuffed animals, etc.

 

The Bible Study of Ezekiel continues Friday morning at 10.

Opportunities for your children and grandchildren

  • Missions class at 6 P.M. Wednesdays
  • Bible Drill class at 6 P.M. Sundays

 

Our Sunday School Lesson on the Good Samaritan left us with the command to “Do!”. May we all learn the things that are important, for example, caring for others, and “do” them

 

May the Lord watch our and guide the leaders of the many countries around the world.

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

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.
Baptist Pressbpnews.net
No Bible study this morning due to VBS.
VBS has been wonderful!
Anna Lee

Thursday

“But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength.”

~2 Timothy 4:17a NIV~

 

Today, let’s add Mrs. Mary Nell Kliesch to our prayer list.  She has spent some time at North Oaks, but may come home today.  I know she will be appreciative of your prayers.

James Wesley Lee, Jr.

November 11, 1959 – June 07, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/james-lee-jr

 

There will be no Friday Morning Bible Study this week of next week.

 

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

 

Bible Reading for Today – Proverbs 22-24 & Psalm 5

 

I’m looking forward to the VBS Friday night program at FBC, Kentwood.

 

The Sovereign LORD is my strength;

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

he enables me to tread on the heights.

For the director of music.

On my stringed instruments.

 ~Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV)~

Devotional  Thought – “What Would You Do with $524160.00?  – http://waylonbailey.com/2017/06/07/what-would-you-do-with-524160-00/

Dr. Bailey shares very interesting thoughts on his daily blog.  You may choose to receive them, as I do.

May God Depend on You?

 

Pray for Bro. Wendell as she shares the plan of salvation with the older children at VBS today.

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

For our light and momentary troubles

are achieving for us an eternal glory

that far outweighs them all.

 

Please pray for Bobby and Estelle Raborn.  She is back at North Oaks.

Please pray for Mr. Harlon Toney and family.  He will be seeing a new doctor in Baton Rouge today.

Pray for Ryan “Rufus” Williams who is scheduled for a move to Specialty Rehab in Hammond by the end of the week.

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Read the Bible – Proverbs 13-15 and Psalm 2

 

Today, several churches will kick-off their 2017 VBS.  I hope your children/grandchildren/nieces and nephews are lined up to be a part of one.  I am excited to say I will be teaching missions to the older children at FBC, Kentwood.  Today, we will have a guest who will tell about delivering Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes to children in a far-away country.  We start at 8:30 today.
Make today count for His glory!

Anna Lee

 

 

Sunday

Anyone who loves their life will lose it,

while anyone who hates their life in this world

will keep it for eternal life.

~John 12:25~

 

 

Read the Bible – Proverbs 10-12 & Psalm 1

 

VBS Kickoff tonight at FBC, Kentwood – 5-7 P.M.

 

If you have already purchased a VBS shirt, please wear it this morning to remind others to get their shirts.

 

FBC, Amite will also be having VBS this week.

 

 

Byron Otto Kirkland, Jr.

September 20, 1925 – June 03, 2017

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

The one who is victorious will, like them,

be dressed in white.

I will never blot out the name of that person

from the book of life,

but will acknowledge that name

before my Father and his angels.

~Revelation 3:5~

 

 

It’s Vacation Bible School time!  In the coming weeks, almost all our churches will be going “all out” to bring in children and teach children about God and His Word.  The themes will be different, the decorations will vary, the workers will not be the same, but the reasoning is the same in each case.  I encourage you to support the VBS in your church and in other churches.  It’s not about “my church” and “our VBS”, but about helping children learn about God and to come to a personal relationship with Him!

 

FBC, Kentwood will begin Sunday with a registration party from 5-7 P.M.  Bring the family so they will learn to be comfortable with our church and our people.  VBS will begin Monday morning at 8:30 in the sanctuary and conclude at 11:30 in the sanctuary.  Parent night is Friday.  Come see some of what your child/children have learned.  Lend us to us each morning for a week.  I know their lives will be greatly impacted in a positive way.

 

Later, this summer, as other churches have VBS, you will soon realize there are many different themes that will be used this summer.  It’s okay for children to participate in more than one VBS.  Neither my children or I did that, but I certainly see the advantage of being in different programs in different churches.  Each church only wants to be a part the life of the children.  Give your child/children all such opportunities that will work for your family.  That can make a “heavenly and eternal” difference!

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Proverbs 7-9 and Psalm 150.

 

 

You may enjoy reading this Baptist Press article about Tim Tebow, http://bpnews.net/48973/tebow-preps-homeschoolers-for-impressionable-times.

 

Remember to keep the Lord in your weekend.  

Anna Lee

 

P.S. The server needed to be rebooted for me to get into The Prayer Link today.  Jason has already left for a fishing tournament by the time I realized there was a problem.  I was able to tell him about it as soon as he called after the tournament, but he had to travel home to do what was necessary.  By that time, I was sidetracked.  I decided to post what I had written as a Google document this morning.

I want to add the link to the Waylon Bailey document.  It seems like he has VBS thoughts this morning just like I did.  David and I did spend some time at the church this afternoon preparing my room for teaching missions during VBS.

The link is http://waylonbailey.com/2017/06/03/next-gen-vbs/.