Seek the LORD while he may be found;

call on him while he is near.

~Isaiah 55:6 (NIV)~




I’m writing this shortly before mid-night, but calling it “Saturday”.




About 6 P.M., we received a rain for a few minutes.  David asked me it I wanted to go out and watch it rain.  I told him it wouldn’t rain long enough for that.  He started out.  At that moment, the rain stopped.  I’m hope we get rain over the weekend that lasts longer, but I am thankful for the rain we received.




Two death notices:

  • Robert Stephen Ellis, III
    November 15, 1948 – October 03, 2019

    A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at his home. He was born November 15, 1948 in Amite and was 70 years of age. He was a graduate of Tulane University. As an avid sportsman, he had a deep love of fishing and hunting with his dogs. In his early years, he was a fiddle player in Just Pickin’ Bluegrass Band. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Robinson Ellis; sons, Bolivar Kemp Ellis of Amite, Jesse Clinton Ellis and and wife, Sumerset Bivens Ellis of Salt Lake City, UT; 2 grandchildren, Emery June Ellis and Ansel Cotton Ellis; sisters, Martina Ellis of Amite and Eleanor Dameron of Takoma Park, MD; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a wide circle of many friends. Preceded in death by parents, Judge Robert S. Ellis, Jr. and Eleanor “Peeps” Kemp Ellis. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit  (Robert was my classmate from the 7th grade through graduation.)

  • Jonathan Serigne, the man we have been praying for for about a week, passed away tonight (Friday).  I have prayed for peace and comfort for this family.  Please pray now and at 8:30 each night for a while.  I’ll post the obituary when one becomes available.



We will meet at 8 A.M. in the fellowship hall to finish up the shoeboxes we need this year.  Thank-you to those who have been coming and to those who will show up in the morning to paint some more.

The packing party will be Saturday, October 26th at 6:00 P.M. in the fellowship hall.  Wear your Christmas colors and bring a Christmas snack.  Packing the shoeboxes is fun!




Scripture Writing – October 5 – I Timothy 5: 14-16 . If you would like your own copy of the Scriptures we will be reading this month, they are available in the sanctuary of FBC, Kentwood.  Take one to share, too.




It’s still Friday, but I’m posting anyway!

Anna Lee