Sunday Addition

Dr. and Mrs. Earl Council request prayers for their family because of the sudden death of their eighteen year old grandson.



Maddie is the granddaughter of one of my classmates.  Her Facebook page is Maddie’s Miracles.  Please be in prayer for Maddie and her family.

We came to Louisiana for birthday parties and bonfire today and Maddie missed it all and wound up in the hospital. They think her appendix ruptured because they can only find fluid where her appendix should be. She is in a good bit of pain in her abdomen but no other symptoms. The hospital in Hammond doesn’t have transplant doctors so they kept her over night to give her IV antibiotics. She will go to her regular hospital in Jackson tomorrow where her doctors are so they can try to figure out what’s going on and see a surgeon that is familiar with her. Prayers are appreciated that they figure this out before it gets any worse. Will update tomorrow once we get her moved. Thanks to our prayer warriors.


For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

~Jeremiah 29:11~



Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 29-30
  • Proverbs 2
  • Rev. 11



The Solid Rock/My Hope is Built on Nothing Less



Reminder – “Young” Ladies Birthday Party

  • Tuesday
  • The Cafe
  • 11 A.M.
  • Ladies being honored
    • Fran Walker
    • Kim Schwartz
    • Velma Anthony
    • Fay Gehringer
    • Rita Tate



Remember “The Solid Rock” and practice “Leaning on Jesus”.

Anna Lee



”For the Lord is always good.

He is always loving and kind, and his faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation.”

~Psalm 100:5 TLB~



Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 27-28
  • Psalm 119:129-136
  • Revelations 10



“The Blood Will Never Lose its Power”

Lyrics –

Story –

Youtube –

We were blessed to hear Andrea’ Crouch in person a few times.  Those were nights I’ll never forget!  If you didn’t read the story of this song, please find time to do so now.  I regret to say Andrea’ Crouch is no longer living, but he’s singing in heaven’s choir now.




Pray for those who have yet to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

Anna Lee






”For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.” 

~John 1:17 NLT~



Jimmy Tolar is home.  Thank God for his faithful caregiver, his wife Naomi Tolar.  Pray for other caregivers, who gladly put their lives “on hold” to care to someone else.

  • Eleanor Morris who postponed her surgery to care for Buddy
  • Betty Taylor who has centered her life around taking care of Andy
  • Mr. Cete Dillon who has cared for “Miss” Ruby for a long time and continues to do so daily..
  • The list is long.  Think of some caregivers and pray for them.



Some people have unique ways to see needs and meet them.  What a blessing people can be to others when they are willing to give of themselves!




Three obituaries:

Herschel Norwood, Jr.

December 20, 1960 – October 17, 2018

Herschel Norwood, Jr., a resident of Amite, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born December 20, 1960 in New Orleans and was 57 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Mattie Fernandez Norwood; daughter, Melanie Snow; 2 sons, Josh and Jeremy Norwood; 8 grandchildren; mother, Katie Cutrer; sister, Lola Howlett; and brother, David Allen Norwood. Preceded in death by father, Herschel Norwood, Sr.; and sister, Jackie Kubcek. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. For an online guestbook, visit

James Harvey Welch

May 06, 1935 – October 17, 2018

A resident of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 6, 1935 in Gillsburg, MS and was 83 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Murline Lindsey Welch; 2 children, Ken Welch and Carolyn Robinson and husband, Bruce; step-children, June Blades, Margaret Avants and husband, Ben, Vicky Varnado and husband, Frank, Judy Macko and husband, Don, Tina Strickland and husband, Ronnie, Renee Wilkinson, husband, Donald, Frank Church and wife, Irene, and Brandie Church; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; brother, Walter Welch and wife, Ella; sisters-in-law, Wilma Welch and Linda Welch. Preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Olivia Welch; daughter, Donna Welch; sister, Willie Murl Welch; 2 brothers, E. H. Welch and Eddie Clayton Welch. Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Leroy McElveen. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Strickland, Don Macko, Frank Church, Jr., Cody Blades, Bruce Robinson, and Derek Ard. Honorary pallbearer will be Wade Chaney. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




George “Jerome” Wayne

October 24, 1943 – October 15, 2018

George “Jerome” Wayne, a resident of Amite, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. He was born October 24, 1943 and was 74 years of age. He was a beautiful person with a compassionate heart for and genuine interest in people and also had a special love for animals. His joy was playing jazz piano, flying ultralight planes, driving European cars, and even had a brief stint riding motorcycles. He was a gifted listener, wise counselor, and very easy to be with. He will be missed greatly. He is survived by his son, Michael Wayne; daughter, Rebecca Wayne Rogers and husband, J.D.; grandson, Hiett Wayne Rogers; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by parents, Clifford and Zuleima Wayne; first wife, Peggy Jo Wright Wayne; second wife, Anne Gayle Lehmann; grandson, Holden Wayne Rogers; 2 brothers, William Clifford Wayne and John Gordon Wayne. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until Memorial Services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 25-26
  • Proverbs 1
  • Revelations 9



“I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary”



It’s time to stop watching and listening and post this for you.  I hope you can agree with the words here, “I believe ….”.  If not, please read the lyrics and the story again and listen and watch to the video.  If you need someone to talk with, contact a pastor or Christian friend.  If you need help finding someone to talk with, please contact me through “contact” at the top of this page.


Those who believe ,”do”.  I know many people who are “doers”.  They help others to learn about God and trust in Him.  Appreciate the doers.  Become one of them in a way that fits who you are.  Get our of your comfort zone if you need to.   Doing is very rewarding and is God’s plan for all of us.                                                                        (Matthew 28:19-20)

Anna Lee





”Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? . . .

So let people see God in and through your body.”

~1 Corinthians 6:20 The Message~



Mr. Jimmy Tolar is home now after five long and difficult weeks in the hospital.  Thank God for this good report.



Robbie Lynn Kirby broke her arm.  Pray for healing and comfort during the healing.



Colleen Strickland is improving, but prayers are still needed.  She is at Hood Memorial.



Phillip Strickland also needs prayers,  Please continue to pray for this young man and his family.



Frances Gay got a good report this week.  Thank God for that.  Pray for her as she goes through six months until  the next check-up.



Pray for Andy and Betty Taylor.  She will have cataract surgery on her eyes in the coming weeks.  Andy will be searching for a new doctor because his doctor is leaving McComb.



Pray for Buddy and Eleanor Morris.  He had to get two unit of blood yesterday.  She is working to schedule hip surgery.




Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 23-24
  • Psalms 119:121-128
  • Revelation 8




The monthly ladies birthday party will be Tuesday at The Cafe.  All ladies are invited to come celebrate with them at 11:00 A.M.




“Why Should He Love Me So?”



Have a very blessed Thursday!

Anna Lee





“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” 

~1 Peter 4:10 NIV~



Afters weeks of hospitalization, Mr. Jimmy Tolar is scheduled to come home today.  I can’t promise it will happen, but I certainly hope it does.



Please continue to pray for Mrs. Bessie Hayden.




Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 21-22
  • Psalm 110:113-120
  • Revelations 7



“Blessed Assurance” – First, focus on those two words.  Dwell in and on the words to this wonderful Fanny Crosby hymn today.  I’ll let you do your own research and locate your own youtube.  

Anna Lee










”[God] will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever.

He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve . . .

The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.” 

~Psalm 103:9-10, 13 NLT~



Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 19-20
  • Psalm 119:105-112
  • Revelations 5



Pray for a good report for Frances Gay today.



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I missed the WMU meeting at my own church yesterday.  I don’t have any details yet, but I have heard the meeting was a success.  I’m anxious to learn what I missed.  The next WMU meeting will be early in November at Kedron with Amite leading our attention to the World Day of Prayer.  I hope you can attend and pray with women from around the world that day.



My daughter-in-law brought me a hymnal being discarded from her church.  I am anxious to spend some time at the piano with it.  I see songs I haven’t sung in a long time and new songs I want to learn about.  When I opened it just now, it opened to “I’d Rather Have Jesus”, an oldie I have loved for years.

Lyrics –

Story –

Youtube –



Isn’t that the way God works?  He took one man”s plan for this song and used it to change him, even more than the man’s son.  I know God used the song and the man to change many a person for the Lord!  I hope you find time to hear George Beverly Shea sing the song, as only he could.  Focus on how God wants to change you and how God has used the man and the song to change many people throughout the world.

Anna Lee