4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
Please continue to pray for Angie Nielson’s family. Her dad is hospitalized again with Covid. Her sister is taking care of their mom and brother. Angie is recovering from the virus at home. Pray for other family members to stay well.
Charles Dykes will be having heart valve replacement surgery Thursday. Pray for all to go well during surgery and the recovery process. Pray for his family too.
Pray for Mary Elizabeth Lillie (about 74), formerly of Roseland. She is hospitalized and fighting for her life. Her younger sister, Patti, passed away about four months ago..
Lillie Ruth “Susie” Womack
October 26, 1962 – December 06, 2020
A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at her son’s home in Livingston, LA. She was born October 26, 1962 in Independence, LA and was 58 years of age. She is survived by her son, Anthony Keith Womack and Kendra Sharp; sister, Evelyn Kay Mayeaux; brothers, Richard Paul “Peanut” Womack and wife, Pat, Duncan Womack III, Kenny Ray Womack and wife, Janice; sister-in-law, Clydene Womack; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her daughter, Tince Marie Womack; father and mother, Duncan Womack, Jr. and Grace Womack; brothers, Robert Glenn Womack and Tommy Joe Womack; brother-in-laws, Rodney Mayeaux; nephew, Tommy Smith; grandparents and several aunts and uncles. Memorial Services will be scheduled at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Today’s Prayer Focus
Today, let’s focus again on people who work in the medical field and who are exposed to Covid and other easily transmitted diseases. Thank God for their desire to help people in medical need even if they get exposed to diseases they wish to not take back to their families.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Southern Baptists want to take the news of Jesus to every nation and every people group. You can help with your support. 100% of your gift goes directly to missionaries and their evangelist efforts. Other needs are met through other funding.
Operation Christmas Child 2021
David had an appointment in Hammond yesterday. We don’t leave home often, so we took some time to shop and make purchases of items needed to make packets of school supplies which will be used in Dallas next year to add to boxes that do not have school supplies. We were blessed by a lady in line just ahead of us who was making purchases for classmates of her son for Christmas. She noticed our purchases just as we noticed hers!
“Pencil packs” contain many items other than pencils. We did pencil packs for out shoeboxes last year. My heart was again touched a few days ago when I read about a pencil being cut into eight pieces and each little part sharpened so everyone could have a “pencil”. May your heart be touched by needs of children. May you find a way to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children.
If you are interested in helping to shop for or pack “pencil packs” and/or shoeboxes for 2021, please let me know so I can tell you some of the items we need other than pencils. The “shoeboxes” and “pencil packs” we packed for 2020 are probably on their way to a country where they are needed to bless the lives of little children and to introduce them to Jesus.
I love to tell about “shoeboxes”. If you want me to help you, your church, or any organization with learning about how to help in 2021, I will be thrilled to do so. Starting early is one key to helping lots of children.
Read the Bible in 2020 – November 8
Jesus is the reason for the season.