“The LORD brings death and makes alive;

he brings down to the grave and raises up.  

The LORD sends poverty and wealth;

he humbles and he exalts.

~1 Samuel 2:6-7~

God gives us  a “buffet” in life.  He does the timing for each choice.

As you continue to pray for Wanda Smith and her shingles, pray for her parents too. Wanda’s dad will have a valve replacement today in a Slidell hospital.

Pray for Kenneth Birch and his continuing back problem.  His doctor is investigating the possibility of a SCS, a stimulator to be put in the back to help with the pain.

Pray for Mrs. Sissy Cox of Greensburg as she has cancer surgery tomorrow at Ochsner in New Orleans.  She is Mrs. Velma Anthony’s sister.

There is good news onJustin Lambert.  He has been moved to an cooler hospital room which seems to have improved his condition.  Thank God for that small step of improvement.  Pray for his family and for the medical staff taking care of him as you pray for Justin.

There’s a number of church/community members who are having health issues/other needs.  Do what you can and what you do best for them.

Scripture WritingMicah 7:18-19


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song



Kids of Mission will begin at FBC, Kentwood with a waterslide event at the church from 5 – 7 Wednesday.  Please get your children and grandchildren signed up by turning in the form given at VBS and on the bulletin yesterday or by called the church office (229-8111). Thanks!  Volunteer workers can call the office or talk with me.  There will be a meeting in the L-wing Sunday night at 6:00 for those who want to help.  Weekly meetings of Kids on Missions will begin Wednesday, June 29th.

Operation Christmas Child – This is the time to get involved in the collection of items for the shoeboxes.  Get some cards from the wreaths at the church.  After making your purchases, you can leave your bags in my Sunday School classroom.

Ladies’ Night this month will be a patriotic celebration!  I am so thrilled to tell you we will have both a fantastic speaker and a soloist.  This is surely something you will want to be a part of.  It begins at 6:15 Thursday in the fellowship hall.  Feel free to wear your red, white, and blue.  Visitors are welcome to join us.

Friday morning Bible study will focus on John 7 this week.

The monthly “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be on Tuesday, June 28th.  Ladies being honored because of June birthdays are Bettye Fussell, Sandra Arnold, Alcyon Hayden, and Barbara Hutchinson.


I know of three churches that will host VBS this week – Greensburg, Montpelier, and Osyka.  I also am aware to two churches taking their youth to camp – New Zion and Spring Creek.  Thank God for those giving of their time to help the children and youth.  Pray a hedge of protection around each one involved in these wonderful events.


Thank God for the rain and the beautiful rainbow many of you witnessed yesterday.

Anna Lee