Consider it pure joy,

my brothers and sisters,

whenever you face trials of many kinds,

because you know that

the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Let perseverance finish its work

so that you may be mature and complete,

not lacking anything.

~James 1:2-4~

Once again, I must confess that I did not search for this verse today.  God provided it!


Sherman Cutrer fell over the week-end and broke his hip.  He will have surgery in McComb, possibly tomorrow.  Due to other health issues, this surgery will be more complicated.  Please continue to pray for him and his family.

Henry McKenzie will be having outpatient surgery tomorrow in McComb.  Pray for him.

David saw the retina specialist yesterday.  He said both eyes are improving.  We were so thankful to hear that.  Please pray for continued healing.

Frances Gay was also in Covington yesterday.  Her tests indicated the ulcer is healed.  Thank God for this good report.

Justin and Becky Tanner Nowell’s daughter, Carrie, had surgery to repair a hole in her heart.  All went well yesterday.  Pray for a good recovery and a healthy future for Carrie Nowell.

Harrell Sharkey is still at home and improving.  The family is so thankful for all the prayers on his behalf.


Brian Piner’s mother, Delores, passed away.  Please be in prayer for the Piner family.


Children in Action and Mission Friends will meet from 6-7 P.M. tonight.



Highway 51 is closed in the Roseland-Amite area due to a water leak.  Think your travel plans through before heading that way.

New Covenant Baptist Church in Denham Springs will house the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief work in that area just as The Lord’s Church is the one for our association.

Disaster Relief would appreciate prayers, volunteers, and donations.  They had a good day yesterday working to gut houses that had water damage.


Scripture Writing – Mark 2:15-17

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We WILL have the Third Thursday Gathering at the cabin tomorrow at 6:30.  I think we have much to THANK God for this week.

I am so thankful to see how many of the area churches are helping others in these difficult post-flood days.  I know God loves seeing His people help others in so many ways.  

Anna Lee