Thursday – I'm Back!

“For we are … created in Christ Jesus to do good works,

which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

~Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)~


Lightning took out my phone and my computer satellite last week.  I changed servers and am back in operation.  Thanks to all of you who checked with me because you missed The Prayer Link.  David said I had computer withdrawal.  I did!  I think that was the longest I have been without a computer since I first go one.  I hope not to repeat that!

 

Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell is home from the hospital and doing a little better.  Please continue to pray for “Miss” Annie Bell and Mr. Phillip.

Mrs. Shirley Frazier has been “down” with a back problem for three weeks.  She is not well yet.  Pray for her to feel better soon.  Her doctor’s appointment is still a month away.

Mrs. Mary Womack will be having surgery soon, but first has to see her surgeon. Pray for her as she prepares for surgery.

 

Mrs. Mary Young Miller survived a collision that could have been much worse. Thank God for His watchcare over her.

 

Jadon’s Story

Has it really been a week?

Posted: 14 May 2011 04:52 PM PDT


Sorry I haven’t updated you. I have been busy helping my daddy build a fence this week…LOL I had a really good week. My seizures are staying around 70 a day. We haven’t noticed a huge increase since we weaned steriods. Hey we are still under 100. We were fighting 200 a one time. We are getting there. We stopped the banzel wean at 300 mg. We were trying to get down to 200 but my seizures increased when we lowered the dose to 200mg. We now know that 300mg is the dose I need to be on. We increased my lamictal yesterday. Of course I’m still not on enough of this to know if it is going to work. So far there has been no change, but we were expecting that. I started sneezing a lot today and my nose is running. I really hope I’m not getting sick again. Please pray that this cold will go away soon. We have an appointment with my neurologist on the 24 so I will let you know what they say. I’m leaving you a picture of me on my new wheels. I can go backwards really well. I can move forward, but I go really slow. This is going to be a great therapy toy for me. Thanks you Katie and Coye!! I love it!!!!

A Sunday Happy

Posted: 15 May 2011 06:14 PM PDT

I have learned a new trick. When my mommy puts me in my car seat, I start waving bye bye. I’ve been waving bye bye for a while now, but now I understand that when we get in the car we are going bye bye. I’ve been doing it every time I get in my car seat. I’m just too smart. My family is so proud of me. I keep showing great cognitive skills. I’m also signing eat more and more everyday. I really wish I could find the ER doctor that told us not to expect much. She couldn’t believe that I was sitting up the day she saw me. She really wouldn’t believe what I’m doing now. I would love for her to see me today. As far as my cold, I’m much better today. Pray that I keep getting better. Thanks for praying for me everyone. Your prayers are helping me do the impossible.

CaringBridge: Callie Cole
Chloe Neyland is doing well.  She is getting stronger.  Keep praying for Chloe and her family.
Please continue to pray for my uncle in Roseland and his caregivers as well as my Texas cousins.
Pray for Mr. Wenous Goings who is in a nursing home in Hammond.
Pray for Mark Shaw as he continues to progress.
Donnie Hammons is better and is back at home.  Thank you for praying for him and his family while he was hospitalized.
You are invited out to the cabin tonight at 6:30 for supper, fellowship, a devotional, and a time of prayer.
Pray for VBS in the local churches.  Plans are already underway for great times this summer.  The VBS at FBC, Kentwood will be the first full week of June.  I’ll post dates for other churches as I learn their plans.
Terry Groce Harvey
(February 10, 1938 – May 13, 2011)
A resident of Amite, died on Friday, May 13, 2011 at Tangi Pines Nursing Center in Amite. He was born February 10, 1938 in Monticello, AR and was 73 years of age. He is survived by wife, Shirley Galatas Harvey, Loranger; daughter, Katherine Helen Mixon and her husband, Jon, Amite; granddaughter, Hannah Grace Mixon. Preceded in death by parents, Jessie Stanley Harvey and Ina Mae Groce Harvey; and an infant brother. He was an automobile enthusiast where he loved to race and work on cars. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until religious services at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Services conducted by Rev. David Cutrer. Interment Oakland Cemetery, Warren, AR on Monday at 2 p.m. conducted by Frazer Funeral Home, Warren, AR.
Hortense T. Branch
(June 23, 1914 – May 16, 2011)

A resident of Arcola, died at 12:10 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2011 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born June 23, 1914 in Vicksburg, MS and was 96 years of age. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 12 Noon Thursday, May 19, 2011. Services conducted by Rev. Louis Morris and Rev. John Perry. Interment Amite Cemetery, Amite. Survived by son, Irvin E. “Gene” Branch, Jr., Central, grandchildren, Irvin E. Branch, III and his wife, Dawn, Denver, CO, Michael Franklin Branch, Las Vegas, NV, Kari Celeste Branch, Gonzales, special family friend, Tracy Dreher, Gonzales, Preceded in death by husband, Irvin E. Branch, 2 brothers, Alton V. Taylor and Dan C. Taylor, daughter-in-law, Mollie Robicheaux Branch. The family would like to thank Pam Hollifield and Jonathan and Karen Kemp for their friendship and unselfish care in her time of need as well as Margaret Thompson of Key Home Health for her devoted service.

Mrs. Ierma Jean Hagen
(August 23, 1934 – May 11, 2011)

Mrs Ierma Jean Hagen was born on August 23, 1934 and passed away at 2:50 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was 76, a native of Crofton, KY and a resident of Kentwood.

Mrs. Jean is survived by her husband, Rev. Richard D. Hagen, Kentwood; 2 sons, Sidney Hagen and wife Dianne, Piedmont, SC and Timothy H. Hagen, Houston, TX; 5 grandchildren, Heather Rachael Hagen, Benjamin Hagen, Jeremiah Hagen, Nathaniel Hagen and Richard Collin Hagen; sister, Maydowney Barnard and husband Herb, Florence, AL.

Preceded in death by her parents, Herman & Hazel Parker Gladdish; sister, Jacquelyn Markham; brother, Herman Gladdish, Jr.

Visitation at Lewiston Baptist Church, Kentwood, on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday, May 16, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until Celebration of Life Services at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bob Simpson, Rev. Russ Kirkland and Sidney Hagen officiating. Interment in Lewiston Cemetery.

An on-line Guestbook is available at http://www.mckneelyvaughnfh.com

McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Continue to pray for the many tornado and flood victims.  Thank God for all the volunteers who are giving of themselves to help others in their time of need.  May these difficult times also be times for sharing Jesus!

Thankful to be back!

Anna Lee

 

 

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