“If you insist on saving your life, you will lose it.

Only those who throw away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live.” 

~Mark 8:35 TLB~




Today, I want to start by saying we got a great rain yesterday.  I know God’s timing is always right, so I am thankful it was our turn to get some rain.




Josiah Huckaby

Josiah is definitely feeling better today. He’s been awake way more today than yesterday. He is still requiring quite a bit of oxygen but I feel like he’s kind of stabled out with that for now. The PICU dr today feels most of his symptoms are viral vs infection. He did test positive for rhinovirus, which is very common. Most kids don’t even know they have it but for kids like Josiah, it can cause some major issues. They have also narrowed down which bacteria is growing in his trach so we know exactly what he needs to be treated with. The current plan is to discharge when he gets back to his normal 0.5 L of oxygen. We have no clue when that will be. I figure at least another day or so because he’s currently on 3 L with his sats are hanging out at the lower end of his allowed range.

And if you were curious about what he’s up to, here’s a pic…he’s just hanging out with his feet propped up, watching Disney Jr while playing with his toy. 😎




Scripture Writing for 10-15-19 – Luke 9: 23-27




Two Time Changes

  • On Nov. 3rd, we change our clocks back one hour.  Do something special for one hour that day with the extra hour.
  • The Operation Christmas Child Packing Party at FBC, Kentwood will begin at 1 P.M., rather than 6 P.M.  We will be able to pack the shoeboxes and finish at a more reasonable time.




“Shoeboxes” – If you want to pack a shoebox(es) as a family project, please let me know.  (You can message me here, see me at church, or give me a call at home.) I can provide you with a red and green official box(es).  You still have a month to pack them, so it is not too late.  FBC, Kentwood packs their boxes early so we can prepare to be a drop-off site in November.




Postage for Shoeboxes – It costs $9.00 to ship each box.  As of the end of last week, we had collected about 70% of the amount we need to ship the FBC boxes.  You can give in the church office any day or put your donation in the offering plate Sunday morning if you choose to do so.  Thanks to those who have helped with postage.  You are greatly appreciated!

Anna Lee