Category Archives: VBS


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.



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




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




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,


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




     “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








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

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

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!




Louisiana Baptist


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



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

Louisiana Baptist


Thom S.


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



‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart

and with all your soul

and with all your mind

and with all your strength.’

~Mark 12:30~


Justin Lambert was moved to another room, a sign of more small steps of improvement.  Continue to pray for Justin, his family, and the medical staff helping to make him better.  The family is appreciative of your prayers.

Children on Mission and Mission Friends tonight at 6 P.M.  We’ll be in the L-wing waiting for you.  Children who are 3 through those going into 5th grade are encouraged to attend.


Scripture Writing Luke 12:35-40

Operation Christmas Child Izabella and a Snow Globe

WMU – Quarterly Associational Meeting – Monday at Spring Creek at 10 (Leadership meeting at 9.) followed by a potluck lunch.  We will learn about the recent flooding of the church and pastoriam as well as the progress in recovery.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song 

Baptist Press

Baptist Message (VBS) –

No matter what is on the agenda for today, please wear a smile and share a kind word with others.  You’ll make a difference in your little world today.

Anna Lee


….fixing our eyes on Jesus,

the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

For the joy set before him he endured the cross,

scorning its shame,

and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

~ Hebrews 12:2 ~


Please pray for Mrs. Catherine Yarborough who is in ICU at McComb.  I know your prayers will be appreciated.

Peggy D. Simmons

Peggy Dykes Simmons, 79, of Line Creek, La., died July 10, 2016, at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg.

Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Line Creek Baptist Church and continues Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until services there at 10:30. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


The Lord’s Church will be involved in a home schooling program this year.  If you are interested, you can learn more from someone there.

Vacation Bible School is also being held at Tangipahoa Baptist Church this week.

Operation Christmas Child“Yuliya and a Puppy” –


Scripture WritingLuke 12:31-34


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

I do know about the wreck that happened last night, but am waiting for an official report.  I’ll post that later.

Anna Lee


But let justice roll on like a river,

righteousness like a never-failing stream!

~Amos 5:24~


Please say some prayers for Mrs. Grace Chadwick who has been moved to the hospital.  She and her family will be very appreciative.

Continue to pray for Kathy Dale Forrest.


Vacation Bible Schools this week: Hillsdale and East Fork.

New Zion Baptist Church baptized three youth yesterday and have another one to baptize next week.  Let’s all say a pray of thanksgiving for youth workers and summer camps for youth.  They make a difference in many lives!

Operation Christmas Child – Ted and a Washcloth –

Associational WMU meeting – one week from today at Spring Creek Baptist Church


Scripture WritingLuke 12:27-30

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song


On this day when the weather promises to be hot, I hope you have a warm heart and will share it with others today.

Anna Lee



You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth

and do not need a thing.’

But you do not realize t

hat you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

~ Revelation 3:17~


Please continue to pray for Mrs. Ruby Dillon and David.  Both of them are having continuing eye issues.

Justin Lambert is having some problems that present difficult choices.  Please pray for the family and for the medical staff caring for him.


Two more VBSs in our area this week – Kedron and  East Fork

Scripture WritingEphesians 1:3-7


You may have seen a large church choir on Fox News yesterday morning.  Here’s the Baptist Press story about that.

Bellevue sings of ‘King’ on Fox, Carnegie Hall

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “Learning to Love” –
  • Follow the way of love.                                                                                                                                    ~1 Corinthians 14:1~                                                                                                                                 Love comes from God.                                                                                                                         Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.                                                                                                                                                       ~1 John 4:7~
  • “Love is the Theme”


“Love is the Theme” of Jesus’ life and should tell the story of our lives each day.

Anna Lee