Category Archives: Inspirational

Sunday

“Accept one another, then,

just as Christ accepted you,

in order to bring praise to God.”

~Romans 15:7 NIV~

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 

Read the Bible – Jer. 7-9 & Psalm 15

Louisiana Baptist Messagebaptistmessage.org

Waylon Bailey’s Blogwaylonbailey.com

Thom S. Rainer’s Blogthomrainer.com

Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, K

Operation Christmas Child – Don’t forget to make some purchases all along so we will be able to pack lots of shoeboxes for needy children around the world.  You are always welcome to bring them to me before Sunday School, any week of the year.

 

All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me,

because I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for yourselves.

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

~Matthew 11:29-30 HCSB~

“Are Ye Able?” 

 

This is a special day to honor dad and the memory of dads.  They influence their children when they are trying to and when they do no realize they are doing so!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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….

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

I know that my redeemer lives,

and that in the end he will stand on the earth.

 

VBS continues this morning at 8:30!

 

Read the Bible – Proverbs 16-18 & Psalm 3

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Louisiana Baptist Messagebaptistmessage.com

Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet this week due to VBS.

 

What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,

how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

~Matthew 7:9-11 HCSB~

“Jesus Loves Me” – in honor of VBS

 

Know that no matter what you do, Jesus loves you!

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/.

 

 

Friday

     “Love your enemies,

bless those who curse you,

do good to those who hate you,

and pray for those who spitefully use you

and persecute you.”

~Matthew 5:44~

 

Dorothy Fussell graduated from using a walker to using a cane as she recovers from a broken hip.  Thank God for her progress.

Bettye Fussell had a reaction when she was given her treatment this week.  Thank God she was able to have a treatment though.

Please continue to pray for the Dillons, Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby.  Recovery is a slow process.

 

Read the Bible – Proverbs 4-6 & Psalm 149

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 12

VBS Registration – Sunday from 5-7 P.M.

 

. . . It is not by sword or by spear that the LORD saves,

for the battle is the LORD’s.

~1 Samuel 17:47 HCSB~

“Battle Hymn of the Republic”

 

Make the Friday more than a square on the calendar.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

 

For if, while we were God’s enemies,

we were reconciled to him

through the death of his Son,

how much more, having been reconciled,

shall we be saved through his life!

~Romans 5:10~

 

Praise report from Martha Pevey Dagro:

I “graduated” from breast surgeon/oncologist appointments every 3 months to going every 6 months!!!
So thankful and grateful for God’s AMAZING GRACE!!!

 

Request from Frances Gay:

My friend Darlene Ainsworth’s daughter has been diagnosed with MS.  She has 2 small children, 8 yrs. and 4 mos.   She requested prayers.  Darlene’s mother and I were best friends in Eastern Star before she passed away.

Update on Shea Williams:

Shea’s surgery went well.  She’s recovering and looking forward to putting all this behind her.

Read the Bible – I missed a day, so I’ll post two days today.

Wednesday – Psalm 1-2, Psa;m 147, & Video on “Psalms” found at jointhebibleproject.com

Thursday – Proverbs 1-3, Psalm 148, & Video on Proverbs found at jointhebibleproject.com

Have I told you lately how much I enjoy teaching the children at church on Wednesdays (Children on Mission) and Sundays (Bible Drill Class)?  I love my little friends, their eager hearts, their willingness to help each other, and so much more.  If you have a child or grandchild from Pre-K – 5th grade, I hope you are bringing them at 6 P.M. each week.  If not, please do so.

 

VBS Registration and Kick-Off Celebration – Sunday night from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sign up your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends by coming.  Lots of food and games will be available as well as the opportunity to sign up and get t-shirts, etc. for VBS.

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 12   We are enjoying learning about and from this book of the Bible.

 

Sunday School – 9:15 each Sunday.  We have numerous classes, so there is a class “just right” for everyone!

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Louisiana Baptist Messagebaptistmessage.com

 

Thank-you to those who bring red beans and rice for us to share with two local food pantries.  The food is in my car and ready for delivery.  Thanks for supporting a mission project of the Children in Action.

 

 

Keep asking, and it will be given to you.

Keep searching, and you will find.

Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

~Matthew 7:7 HCSB~

“Bring Them In”

 

That’s our responsibility!

Anna Lee

 

Saturday

May your father and mother rejoice;

may she who gave you birth be joyful!

~Proverbs 23:25~

 

Gloria Gill had a good check-up yesterday.  Thank-God for that good report.

Mildred Hyde Crain

February 18, 1930 – May 25, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/?action=obituaries.obit_view&o_id=4245895&fh_id=10545

James Matthew Smith

May 07, 1963 – May 23, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/james-matthew-smith

Jack Quentin Jacobsen

January 18, 1990 – May 23, 2017

Read the Bible – Job 32-34 and Psalm 143

Mission Opportunity – Bring bags of beans and rice to church tomorrow.  They will be given to food pantries to give as emergency help for families.

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me;

my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—

the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

~Acts 20:24 (NIV)~

“Tell the Good News”

 

Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee

Friday

“Honor your father and your mother,

so that you may live long

in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Today, let’s focus our thoughts on needs other than health?

  • Do you know someone who needs to have help in their yard?
  • Do you know someone who cannot change light bulbs?
  • Do you know someone who needs a ride somewhere?
  • Do you know someone who needs helps with their floors?
  • Do you know someone who needs  a babysitter for a couple of hours?
  • Do you know someone who need help with a flowerbed?
  • Do you know someone who needs a fence repaired?
  • Do you know someone who needs a window replaced?
  • Do you know someone who needs something hauled away?
  • Do you know someone who needs medicine from town?
  • Do you know someone who needs to borrow a wheelchair?
  • Do you know someone who needs a sitter for a sick relative?
  • Do you know someone who needs your listening ears?
  • Do you know someone who needs to get out of their house for a while?
  • Do you know someone who needs help with flowers for a grave?
  • Do you know someone who needs a ride to church?
  • Do you know someone who needs to know Jesus?
  • Do you know someone who needs ….

 

Read the Bible – Job 29-31 & Psalm 142

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 11 – 10 A.M.

 

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,

but to save the world through him.

~John 3:17 (NIV)~

“Jesus Calls Us”

 

What is Jesus calling you to do today? this weekend? next week? next month? this year? next year?  with your life?

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Thursday

My dear brothers and sisters,

take note of this:

Everyone should be quick to listen,

slow to speak

and slow to become angry.

~James 1:19 (NIV)~

Bobbie Magee continues to improve following her recent illness.  Thank God for her progress.

Buddy Waller is feeling better and was able to be back in church last night.  Thank God for his improvement.

Ann Rimes Courtney

July 28, 1944 – May 24, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/ann-r-courtney

 

Read the Bible – Job 24-28 & Psalm 141

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 11

 

We will complete our collection of red beans and rice Sunday, so get your bags in to help with the worthy cause.

 

 

The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,

and His ears are open to their prayers.

~1 Peter 3:12a NKJV~

“Near to the Heart of God”

 

What a wonderful place to be!

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

What we have received is not the spirit of the world,

but the Spirit who is from God,

so that we may understand

what God has freely given us.

 

Andy and Betty Taylor are better.  Thank-you for praying for them.

Phillip Strickland is doing much better.  Continue to pray for him and his family as he undergoes treatment.

I understand Bettye Fussell did not have her treatment Monday. but hopefully will next week.  Keep her in your prayers.

Pray for all the area families dealing with sickness, long-term illness, or death.  It is our responsibility to pray for them and to give any help we can.

 

Baptist Press bpnews.net

Louisiana Baptist Messagebaptistmessage.com

Waylon Baileywaylonbailey.com

Thom S. Rainerthomrainer.com

 

Reading the Bible – Job 20-23 & Psalm 140

Children’s Classes at FBC, Kentwood

  • Sunday School – 9:15 A.M.
  • Sunday Night – Bible Drill – 6 P.M.
  • Wednesday Night – Missions Class – 6 P.M.
  • VBS and Camp this summer
  • There is a nursery available for every service.

Adult Bible Study at FBC, Kentwood

  • Numerous Sunday School Classes – 9:15 A.M.
  • Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M.

Youth Opportunities

  • Sunday – 10 A.M. & 6 P.M.
  • Wednesday – 6 P.M.
  • Camps, Trips, etc. – Contact Bro. Wendell

 

VBS at FBC, Kentwood will be from 8:30 – 11:30 June 5-9

 

“The fear of human opinion disables;

trusting in God protects you from that.”

~Proverbs 29:25 MSG~

Yield Not to Temptation

 

Make this world a better place for someone today by showing God’s love.

Anna Lee