Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.

~Colossians 4:2~

Pray for Patrick Hoosier as he has surgery today to remove a place near his eye.  Pray for his family and the medical staff as you pray for him.  Thanks!

Mrs. Faye Faller is a cousin in Hammond.  She is hospitalized at North Oaks and undergoing tests.  Please pray for this sweet lady who served as secretary at FBC, Hammond for many years.

Please take time to pray for each member of the Jones family today.


Wouldn’t you love to be able to take a turn taking care of these babies?  I would, but would need one to two others to help me.  I’ve kept twins before (nieces).  It was so much fun, but I had to be careful not to get them mixed up!  That was with two, not five!

Rhonda Gayle Bridges
(November 6, 1952 – February 4, 2013)

Rhonda Gayle Bridges (formerly Dunn) stepped into eternal life on Monday, February 4, 2013 in Beaumont, TX holding the hands of her children, her sister and her brother-in-law. She was 60, a native of Greensburg, and most recently a resident of Holden. Rhonda’s children and their spouses, Joseph Bridges and Leslie Hirstius Dunn of Metairie, Kathryn Dunn and Kevin Forrest of Holden, and her beloved grandchildren, Hayden and Amelia Dunn, Trent, Dalton, and Elizabeth Forrest will hold her in their hearts forever. Also left to cherish her memory are her mother, Virginia Martin Bridges Thigpen (Louis), her brother, Cline “Bubba” Bridges (Betty), her sister, Tammy Bridges Boudreaux (Mike), and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was greeted in heaven by her father, Tom Ed Bridges, Jr. and her adored grandparents, Tom Ed, Sr. and Flois Webb Bridges, and Ethel and Effie Miller Martin. Following the exhaustion of her medicare benefits and the lack of a Louisiana facility equipped to meet her needs, Rhonda gratefully spent her last weeks in the loving and compassionate hands of caregivers in Texas, first at Oakwood Manor in Vidor, then at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital (where she enjoyed an ice cream party with her grandchildren and nephews in the ICU), and finally at Harbor House Hospice in Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, she urges her friends and family to contact legislators to impress upon them the critical need for funding to provide longterm, specialized medical services for Louisiana’s poor, elderly and disabled. Donations can be made in the name of Rhonda Bridges to the Anayat House, 2675 McFaddin St., Beaumont, TX 77702, or to Eagle Heights Community Church Hospice Outreach Program, 47318 Rufus Bankston Rd.,Tickfaw, LA 70466. Visitation at Greensburg United Methodist Church, LA Hwy 10, Greensburg, LA on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm; visitation will continue on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 8:30 am until funeral services at 10:00 am. Burial in Pine Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Greensburg. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangments. For an online guestbook, visit

Baptist Press

Check out this article on praying for missionaries.  Each missionary family does not go through the same difficulties, but be assured the devil likess to make things challenging for them at times, just like he does for us.


90 Day Bible Reading: Day 34

2 Chronicles 35:16 – Ezra 10:44

We are in the 15th book of the Bible!  Keep up the reading.  We are making such good progress.  The “story” flows so much better because we are reading it this way.

Do you want to be blessed today?  Take your focus off yourself.  Focus on God and others.  

Anna Lee

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