“Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.” 

~Hebrews 11:1 NCV~



“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.” 

~Proverbs 3:5 HCSB~




Scripture Writing for Nov. 24 – James 1: 17-18




Operation Christmas Child:  Monday ends the time to take your boxes to a collection site in 2019.  FBC, Kentwood will be receiving “shoeboxes” today from 4-6 P.M. and tomorrow from 8-10 A.M.  I can’t explain to you how excited I am that boys and girls get “shoeboxes”, a chance to learn about Jesus, and an opportunity to take Jesus into their heart.  I appreciate how much love many of you have put into packing your shoeboxes.




This morning Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast.  There is no charge for the breakfast, but donations are taken to help a family with a need.  This is a great ministry of the ladies of Pine Ridge.  They have been helping families for many years this way.




The Two Rivers Associational Annual Lottie Moon Tea will be Saturday, December 7th at two o’clock at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  Ladies and girls, plan to attend.  You don’t want to miss this special event.




Thankfulness – Day 24 – Family gatherings!  Yesterday, David’s family had a family gathering.  It was a time to enjoy watching the children play, introducing some new family members into the family, to show respect to those who have now become the older generation, and to lovingly think back sweet memories of those who are no longer with us.  Of course, there were lots of hugs and too much good food, but that’s the way families treat each other.  Today, I am especially thankful for the sweet spirit of yesterday’s gathering and all the other ones I can remember.




Smiley Conerly has been searching for answers to his medical questions.  He has learned a little more and will be having surgery on December 9th.  Please add Smiley and his family to your prayer list if they are not already there.




I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week.  Remember, it’s not all about food and family!  What else do you have to thank God for this year?

Anna Lee