Category Archives: Scripture Writing


Therefore confess your sins to each other

and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

~James 5:16~


Phillip Strickland is in a regular room at Ochsner.  He’s still dealing with pain, but hopefully that won’t last too long.  Please pray again today.

Ora Lee WIlson learned the place on her neck is not cancer.  She is thankful and appreciates all your prayers.  Later, she will have surgery to remove it and identify it, but has decided to wait a while.

Ryan “Rufus” Williams continues to slowly improve.  Please continue to pray.

Kenneth Birth continues to deal with back pain.  Pray it eases up some.

Sam Raborn had a tractor accident.  He broke his neck and has had surgery.  Please pray for him as he recovers.  While praying, thank God the accident was not any worse.


Janie Ashmore of the New Zion Community passed away.  Please pray for her family and friends.  I’ll post an obituary when one is available.

Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Jr.

September 13, 1931 – April 18, 2017

Mrs. Helen McCoy Robertson

  • April 18, 2017
  • Frisco City, Alabama


Bible ReadingIsaiah 9-12 & Psalm 111



“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)

“Victory in Jesus”


Third Thursday – 6:30 tonight; Spaghetti’s cooking, Guitars practiced last night, etc.  We’ll be ready!  Y’all come!  Contact me for directions.

Bible Study tomorrow morning at 10:00 – Ezekiel 6


Sunday at FBC, Kentwood – Missions March for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and collection of red beans and rice for food pantries.  That’s in addition to numerous Sunday School classes, wonderful preaching, a nursery (every service), and welcoming members.  Contact the church at 229-8111, another member, or me for more information.

Keep your prayer like active!

Anna Lee


Sunday, 1-1-17

And we know that in all things

God works for the good of those who love him,

who have been called according to his purpose.

~Romans 8:28~


Keep Mrs. Margaret Oliver in your prayers as she recovers from Friday’s surgery.

Pray for Carl Wayne Stevens and his family as he prepares for a heart valve replacement Tuesday.


Wayne Bailey, Pastor of FBC, Covington

Thom S. Rainey, CEO and President of


Join the Bible – Sign up to get a daily email about reading the Bible and watching some videos.  You can also pick up a copy of the Bible reading plan for one year on card stock, so it will hold up to daily use for one year.  These are available at FBC, Kentwood.

Today – Genesis 1-3, Psalm 1, and Video, Genesis 1-11

I think you will love the animated cartoon story of these eleven chapters as you see the drawings appear before your eyes!  It is an amazing video.

Today is a good day to mark some dates on your calendar.

  • Associational WMU, Memorial Service – Jan. 16th at East Fork at 10 A.M.
  • Third Thursdays – We meet every month at 6:30 at the cabin.


“Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God — truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body” (Ephesians 4:21-25 NLT, second edition)

“Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go”


Take the challenge, “Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go”, in 2017.  You can also include whatever He says , I’ll do.

Anna Lee




Great peace have those who love your law,

and nothing can make them stumble.


I did not hear a report following Margaret Oliver’s surgery yesterday.  Let’s pray she is doing well and will continue to do so.


Scripture Writing – Write the verse/verses of your choice today.

(Tomorrow we will begin a new plan for daily Bible readings.)


Baptist Press


    “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

~Psalm 23:6b~

“Surely Goodness and Mercy”


Do something out of your usual daily pattern of life today.

Anna Lee


As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock

when he is with them,

so will I look after my sheep.

I will rescue them from all the places

where they were scattered

on a day of clouds and darkness.



Jerry Lindsay had back surgery yesterday.  The procedure went well.  The recovery will be long.  Keep him and his caregivers in your prayers.

Larry Hendry had rotator cuff surgery yesterday.  Keep him in your prayers as he recovers.

Sandy Wilcox Toney,  a high-school classmate and friend, is sick again.  Please pray for Sandy.  He husband. Doug Toney, has been on our prayer list for a long time, but now is much better.



Operation Christmas Child has send word that some of our shoeboxes were sent to the Philippines.  That interesting to know.


Scripture WritingTitus 3:3-7



“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.

In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

~ John 16:33 (NIV) ~

“All the Thrills My Soul is Jesus”


Friday Morning Bible Study at 10:00 today!


Have a wonderful day by being a blessing to someone!

Anna Lee




Cast your cares on the LORD

and he will sustain you;

he will never let the righteous be shaken.


Brenda Russell shared that her daughter, Jeana, got to come home after being hospitalized for three months.  Please pray Jeana and her family enjoy some good times in Chesbrough to make up for all the lost days.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon said hr daughter, Jana, had successful out-patient surgery yesterday.  Jana is back at home and resting for a few days.

Carl Wayne Stevens had been undergoing medical evaluations lately and has surgery scheduled for Tuesday.  Please say a prayer for Carl Wayne, the medical staff, and the family.

Robert Callihan had rotator cuff surgery and is doing well.  Pray for him as he goes through a long recovery time.


Taunee Sue Champlin Jones

May 19, 1957 – December 28, 2016


Scripture WritingJames 1:16-18

Friday Morning Bible Study – Continuation of John 13


Jesus Comforts His Disciples

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. — John 14:1-3 (NIV)

“One Day”


Do something to tell others about what will happen “One Day”!

Anna Lee








On coming to the house,

they saw the child with his mother Mary,

and they bowed down and worshiped him.

Then they opened their treasures

and presented him with gifts of gold,


and myrrh.  

And having been warned in a dream

not to go back to Herod,

they returned to their country by another route.

~Matthew 2:11-12~

Hymn of the Day – “We Three Kings”


Remember the Don Alexander family in your prayers.  Contact Dawson Primes to help.

(This fire was at the location of the site of where David and I lived our from 1967-1970, long before the house was built.)


William Joseph “Billy” Guzzardo
Robert “Bob” Lee Holmes


Scripture Writing – Philipians 2:9-12

Article shared by our son-in-law, Boyd

I think there is a message/opportunity for all of us here.

Children in Action and other regular services for adults and youth will be held tonight at FBC, Kentwood.  I’m looking forward to seeing the children at 6 P.M.


What does God have planned for you today?

Anna Lee





Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host

appeared with the angel,

praising God and saying,  

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,

and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.



Pray for our friends Matt and Shea who are traveling home today.  They certainly enjoyed being with family for Christmas and meeting their first grandbaby.


Scripture Writing – Philippians 2:5-8


“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • Honoring those with December birthdays
  • Today at 11:00
  • The Cafe
  • Come and bring a friend.



Thom S.



Louisiana Baptist


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”                                                                                                                                              ~Matthew 11:28 NIV~

“Come Christians, Join to Sing” 


Oh, how important music is in worship.  It’s always wonderful to be a part of a great spirit of worship in church.  I love what great hymns add to our services.  

Anna Lee







But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.

I bring you good news

that will cause great joy for all the people.

Today in the town of David

a Savior has been born to you;

he is the Messiah, the Lord.

This will be a sign to you:

You will find a baby wrapped in cloths

and lying in a manger.”


We saw Kent Muse at the funeral home.  He continues to do very well following his liver transplant.  Continue to pray for him.

Norma Muse is at her daughter’s house.  Please continue to pray for her.


Scripture WritingGalatians 4:4-7

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • Honors ladies with December birthdays
  • Tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.
  • The Cafe

Children’s Mission

  • Wednesdays from 6-7 P.M.
  • L-Wing of FBC, Kentwood

Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Continuing in John 13
  • 10 A.M.
  • Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood


Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”                          ~ Luke 2:28-32 (NIV) ~

“The Light of the World is Jesus”


Jesus is the light that we all need to follow.

Anna Lee


Jesus’ Birthday

While they were there,

the time came for the baby to be born,

and she gave birth to her firstborn,

a son.

She wrapped him in cloths

and placed him in a manger,

because there was no guest room available for them.

~Luke 2:6-7~


The Christmas Eve service at FBC, Kentwood was wonderful – beautiful decorations, inspiring Scriptures, Lord’s Supper, Christmas carols, many candles, children singing, plenty of Christmas hugs,  full house, and a “sweet, sweet spirit”!  Happy birthday, Jesus!

I know churches will be full today.  Find your place in your church or another church to honor Jesus on His birthday!

Read some of the Scriptures that tell about Jesus’ birth as a family today.

Scripture Writing – Luke 2: 17-20 

17 After the shepherds had seen him, they told everyone. They reported what the angel had said about this child. 18 All who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary kept all these things like a secret treasure in her heart. She thought about them over and over. 20 The shepherds returned. They gave glory and praise to God. Everything they had seen and heard was just as they had been told.

“Joy to the World”

Lyrics –

Story –,-the-song-and-the-story.html

YouTube –

I trust you have that JOY in your heart!  If not, please find someone today who can help you find that joy.

Anna Lee



Christmas Eve

“Some of these people have missed

the most important thing in life —

they don’t know God.”

~1 Timothy 6:21 TLB~


Think of homebound or needy families around you.  You will be so blessed if you help them to have a better Christmas.  Try it today!  You may like it and want to do for others all year long.  You will be the one who reaps the biggest blessing!


Scripture WritingLuke 2:13-16


“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Waylon Bailey shared yesterday
 (Yesterday’s post)


So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.                                                 ~ Luke 2:16-20 (NIV) ~

“Away in a Manger”


May I suggest you attend a Christmas Eve service today?  It need not be in your regular church.  A number of churches offer this special time each year.  Choose one and participate!  You’ll be surprised by how much it will mean to you!

Anna Lee