“Why do you notice the little piece of dust in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the big piece of wood in your own eye? . . . You hypocrite!

First, take the wood out of your own eye. Then you will see clearly to take the dust out of your friend’s eye.”

~Matthew 7:3, 5 NCV~




Remember that today is the day for the birthday party for “young” ladies over 50.  All ladies are invited to meet at the Burger Basket at 11:00 to honor the birthday ladies.  Lunch is Dutch treat.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Hebrews 6:10-12




I have been sharing news of friends who are involved in missions.  Several local groups are doing missions now.  I just learned that a cousin and his sweet family from another state will be serving in Honduras this week.  Ricky, I’m so thankful for the way you and your family serve the Lord every day of the year and especially today.  May this trip be fruitful for the Lord!




James Rimes told me Buddy Waller has been sick due to a change in medicine.  A change to correct the problem has already been made.  Pray to God for remove this time of sickness so Buddy can return to his routine.




Beth Brabham saw a surgeon yesterday and will have gall bladder surgery next Monday.  Pray for her as she waits until this health issue can be corrected.  She will be at North Oaks for surgery.




Frances Gay asks for prayers for her granddaughter Kaylee Houeye who will  have out-patient surgery this morning at North Oaks to remove her tonsils.  In addition to praying for her surgery, please pray for the recovery time for her.  Your prayers will be appreciated.




My brother-in-law, Donnie Eudy of Ponchatoula, continues to fight damage the sun has done to his fair skin.  He latest report is leading to additional appointments and procedures.  Keep Donnie and others with the same issue in your prayers.




David saw his oncologist yesterday.  The blood level was a little lower, 7.3, but the decision was made NOT to get more blood at this time because of the additional fluid his body would have to deal with.  The Procrit injection was increased from 40,000 to 50,000 units.  It seems the body is making the blood, but the liver and spleen are acting like sponges and absorbing it.  In the meantime, David’s exercises are helping him regain strength and endurance.

David has been strong enough to sit and help unpackage items for Operation Christmas Child and was able to shop for more OCC items in a store on the way home from Baton Rouge.  This is rewarding to both of us because we have been in another country when the “shoeboxes” were distributed.  Not only do the boys and girls get needed items like toothbrushes and soap and they get school supplies and gifts, but they get an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  Each box is found to impact an average of seven people with the message of Jesus.  We believe this is a great mission opportunity and costs us so little.

If you need to know how to get involved with OCC, please ask us.  We would love to give you an opportunity to get involved.

Anna Lee