May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace

as you trust in him,

so that you may overflow with hope

by the power of the Holy Spirit.

~Romans 15:13~

David went to the doctor yesterday thinking he was doing much better, but left with new concerns.  His  right eye was detaching again, so he had laser surgery.  His left eye was still swollen, so he had an eye injection.  We did not get approval to travel to Jason’s and will return to see the retina specialist in one week.  We are thankful David has some vision, but it is not enough for driving. Pray with us for better news at the next visit.

Thankfulness Day 5 – Today, I’m sharing my thankfulness for our son, Jason. He decided he also wanted a holiday birthday, so he waited a couple of weeks for the Fourth of July. I call him my “firecracker” because he adds excitement and fun to life, much like his dad.


Scripture WritingColossians 3:12-17



If you had a connection to FBC, Amite in the ’50s or a love of missions. you may enjoy the article from page one of the latest edition of “The Baptist Message”.   Alana Ichter Greenwich and her husband, Ron, will be leading the new effort of Louisiana Baptists in Haiti.  The article, “Louisiana Baptists Building Hope in Haiti”, tells of our expanding work in the area.  If you look at the group picture, they are on the left of the middle row.  My connection I that her dad, Rev. Bill Ichter, was my choir teacher about sixty years ago.  Also, when Jennie served in Brazil after completing college, she was the MK school teacher for the Ichter children.  Bro. Bill and “Miss” Jerry now live in the Shreveport are.  Ron and Alana retired from the IMB about a year ago, but their passion for mission lives on!


From such terrible dangers of death he saved us,                                                                     and will save us;                                                                                                                                           and we have placed our hope in him that he will save us again.”                                                                                                                        ~2 Corinthians 1:10 GNT~

Hymn: “Higher Ground”

Lyrics –

Higher Ground

I m pressing on the upward way
New heights I’m gaining every day
Still praying as I onward bound
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”


Lord, lift me up and let me stand
By faith on heaven’s table land
A higher plane than I have found
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay
Tho’ some may dwell where these
My prayer, my aim is higher ground.


I want to live above the world
Tho’ satan’s darts at me are hurled
For faith has caught the joyful sound
The song of saints on higher ground.


I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright
But still I’ll pray till heaven I’ve found
“Lord, lead me on to higher ground.”


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The cool air this morning is certainly refreshing.  Enjoy this wonderful day God has given us!

Anna Lee