So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed,

for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

~Isaiah 41:10~

Please continue to pray for David’s sister, Bonnie, who is hospitalized with several issues. Pray for her children as they make decisions and changes.

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Jeanette McGehee and her daughter- in-law, Rhonda. They seem to be improving. Also, pray for Allan McGehee, who is not doing as well.

Please pray for members of the Amite High School class of 1966. We have several classmates fighting cancer, covid, and other health issues. Also, pray for those who have had deaths in their family lately. I’m sure this is true for other schools and other classes, but members of my class share prayer concerns with each other regularly so I know more about them.

David had an appointment with a dermatology surgeon Thursday. All is well, except his actions are rather limited for the next few weeks. Pray he can follow the guidelines to good healing.

Read the Bible in 2021 – January 16

GENESIS 42:1-45:15

Operation Christmas Child, 2021

Work is already being done to begin the boxes we will pack in about nine months. There is much so do, so starting early allows us to pack more “shoeboxes”. I was thrilled yesterday to get a phone call from a member of our church who volunteered to make fishing kits for 150 older boys, ages 10-14. Her heart was touched and the family wanted to “get on board” early so they could accomplish this project and possibly others this year. This is a wonderful example of “Helping Hands”. If you have an idea for a family project, or would like some suggestions, please let me know.

Today is a good day to choose one or more of these activities:

___Call someone you are thinking about

___Write a note to someone

___Pray for a need

___Rejoice with someone about an accomplishment

___Check on someone in the hospital (by calling)

___Volunteer to work in a yard, water flowers, clean windows, etc.

___Deliver a meal or a “treat”

___Share a Scripture

___(Fill in this blank.)

I know/have known people who used Saturday as a day of preparation for Sunday so they could focus on God on Sunday. For example, I remember my daddy polished a pair of shoes for each one of us so they would look like new on Sunday. He did this every Saturday. Now, that is not such a big need, but there are other things that could be done to make Sundays run smoother. I also have know ladies to cook all the food for Sunday on Saturdays. Think about what would be helpful in your home.

Anna Lee