Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

~Genesis 1:26~


  • March 11, 2023
  • Romans 5: 5
  • Galatians 5: 22-25
  • “The fruit of the spirit I most need is . . . .”


Today, let’s focus on those who police our towns and cities, our countryside and our busy city streets, and our small gatherings and big events. Each person who is there for law enforcement is our friend, , our bodyguard, our helper and our protector. If you have young children, grandchildren, or even great grandchildren, teach them to look at police as friends and helpers. Older children, grandchildren and great grandchildren need to be reminded of all the good law enforcement officials can do for us. Let’s be thankful they are there. Let’s call on them when needed and let them “do their jobs” to protect and help others when we are not in need. Pray for them throughout this day God has given us. Don’t do anything foolish to make this your last day. Don’t do anything foolish to cause this to the the last day of someone else’s life! Pray!

Use your prayer notebook to guide you in praying for specific people. Your notebook should have frequent changes because the lives of our family, friends, and others change frequently. Be a blessing in many lives as you pray. One way to touch someone’s heart is to sincerely tell them you have been praying for them. I know bow appreciative I am when someone tells me they are praying for me.


Please remember to change your clocks tonight or in the morning. You need to turn your clocks forward, so you will lose one hour of sleep.


I forgot to add the missionaries for yesterday, so I will share those for yesterday and today.

Day 6 –

Day 7 –

Jennie was closer to home with her job and took a few days to visit with us. We are so thankful she is here. Please pray for her, her fantastic growing and changing family, and her wonderful job where she helps others learn about missions. Through missions, let’s pray they learn more about God and choose to take Him into their hearts and lives.


David and I have grown to love shopping for OCC. We have found some good places to shop and have a basic idea of what a “good price” is for items we shop for. Of course, we do not need to do all the shopping. You can receive this blessing too!

Wednesday night, I was given some spending money so someone could “have something in the the shoeboxes”. God has been blessing us with some good “finds”. Yesterday, we received a check in the mail from a lady who grew up in this general area, but who now lives in another town. She has been a faithful supporter. We will be thrilled to use her gift to purchase more items we need. So far this week, we have bought glue sticks, filler paper, chalk, notecards, working glove, etc. We need to unload today so our vehicle won’t feel so heavy in the back. Then, we will probably look a little more today.

Yesterday, Bob and Jackie purchased flashlights for his class. Wanda, Faye, and Dorothy has been shopping online. This week one of their packages arrived at the church. Several people have been bringing items to us at church. It’s like Christmas to us when all these gifts come in. Packing a large number of boxes requires lots of help.

God has blessed us with generous people who help make the “shoeboxes” possible. We are thankful! You play an important role in the process. Because of you . . . .

This year, we have met a number of “all-year packers” from other churches. They share our excitement for doing a small part in helping children around the world learn about Jesus. We all feel so blessed! Yesterday, as we shopped, there were people from two other churches shopping for OCC. What joy to realize that..

Recently, the 200 millionth “shoebox” was given to a little girl in Ucrania! Does that touch your heart?

Anna Lee