Lord’s Day

A person’s wisdom yields patience;

it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

~Proverbs 19:11~

“f you do not forgive others,

then your Father will not forgive

the wrongs you have done.”

~Matthew 6:15 (GNT)~




Scott Womack is doing well following surgery and will have a check-up later this month.




Pray for those with the Covid-19 virus. those who have been exposed, and those trying their best to stay healthy.  Pray for schools, churches,  businesses, etc. as each one does their part.  Keep praying for those who are sick or quarantined.  You do not have to know all the names to pray for all of them.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 9

  • Ezra 8:21-9:15
  • 1 Corinthians 5:1-13
  • Psalm 31:1-8
  • Proverbs 21:1-2



FBC, Kentwood will have online church services for the next two weeks.  You can follow them on Facebook or You-tube.




Watch this video of some marines at a worship service.




Prayer is the key that opens many doors!
Anna Lee










If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  

For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

~Romans 10:9-10~




I have an important announcement that some of you have not read.  Rev. Darryl Miller of FBC, Kentwood shared this yesterday.

Good morning. The Deacon Council of FBC Kentwood, after prayerful consideration, has by majority vote made the decision to go back to online services only for the next 2 weeks. This decision was reached in light of the fact that we have had multiple positive Covid tests this week from people that have been attending our services. None of these people appear at this time to have life threatening symptoms and our prayer is that they all make a speedy recovery. We value the health of our congregation and pray that no one else gets infected with this illness. Our plan at this time is to reevaluate and hopefully be back at church on August 23rd.

I realize many of you are already aware of this announcement, but not everyone.



What does this announcement bring to our hearts for prayer?

  • People will not get busy and forget to “tune-in”
  • Technology is available for everyone
  • Technical skills needed to locate the message
  • Distractions are at a minimal at home
  • People don’t take “mini-vacations” during church time
  • Visitors come to watch with you, not take you away for the service
  • Families that have members with Covid-19
  • Families that have not worked hard to prevent the spread of Covid-19
  • Families who have members with compromised health issues
  • ?????



Read the Bible in 2020 – August 8

  •  Ezra 7:1-8:20
  • 1 Corinthians 4:1-21
  • Psalm 30:1-12
  • Proverbs 20:28-30



Fall Food Round-Up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – September 21

  • Bring items most needed.
    • Look back on The Prayer Link
    • Contact the church office.



Find a quiet spot and spend some extra time in prayer today.

Anna Lee




As far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

~Psalm 103:12~




Two praise reports this morning:

  1. Margaret Wilson is progressing nicely in recovering from a MS flare-up.  The good news is that she did not have something new like a hear attack or stroke.  Home will look good to her today.
  2. My former student’s son, Alex, is home after hearing he was “just in time” with seeing the doctor.



Read the Bible in 2020 – August 7

  • Ezra 7:1-8:20
  • 1 Corinthians 4:1-21
  • Psalm 30:1-12
  • Proverbs 20:28-30



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I learned something new this morning.  Baptist Press was founded in 1946.  It’s older than I am!  Think of all the updated Christian news it has provided.  Of course, it was not easily available online for all those years!




Be a positive influence on someone in someway today.

Anna Lee


And when you stand praying,

if you hold anything against anyone,

forgive them,

so that your Father in heaven

may forgive you your sins.”

~Mark 11:25~




Please pray for Margaret (Leroy) Wilson, formerly of Amite.  She now lives in West Monroe and has MS.  A few nights ago, she passed out for a while.  After several days of testing, the doctors have eliminated the possibility of a heart attack and are conducting additional testing.  She seems better now, but the family needs some answers.  Please join them in praying for her.  Thank-you.




A former student, Debbie Luce Clark, has a young adult son who got terribly dehydrated and wound up in ICU yesterday.  He’s better, but Debbie and her family would appreciation your prayers for Alex.




It seems like the Covid – 19 virus is really spreading in our area.  Be aware.  Be careful.


Please continue to pray for all the schools as they adapt to the virus in our midst.  Pray both for the students and the adults.  Pray for those making the plans for what is taught and how it is taught.




Pray for businesses as they try to operate on limited staff with limited customers and try to to provide a “clean” environment to do so.  Pray for those who have lost a job or had hours cut due to the virus.  With so many people staying at home, customers are often limited.




Pray for those who are at home during this time.  Some people thrive with being involved with other people.  Pray for them to find ways to get through these weeks without depression taking over.




Karen Reich Jones

June 05, 1953 – July 28, 2020


Mrs. Karen Reich Jones, 67, of Kentwood LA., passed from this life on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Karen was born in New Orleans, LA. on June 5, 1953 and was the daughter of William Reich, Jr and Audrey Head Reich. Karen was a graduate of Grace King high school in Metairie, LA. She lived in St. Rose, La. for many years where she worked as a custom seamstress. She retired from Amtrak in 2015 where she managed the dining cart. For the past twenty years she was a resident of Kentwood, La. Karen and Johnny Jones owned the Paris Flea Market in Kentwood, LA. She loved the outdoors and gardening and took great pride in her plants and flowers. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents; William Reich Jr and Audrey Head Reich.

She is survived by her loving husband of 13 wonderful years, Mr. Johnny Jones of Kentwood, La.; one daughter, Sarah Gauthreaux of New Orleans, LA; one son, Joseph Gauthreaux; three brothers; William Reich lll (Christine) of Metairie, La. David Reich (Anne) of Cartersville, Georgia and Richard Reich (Ann) of Metairie, La.; two sisters, Joelle Nicol of Kenner, La. and Lynne Songy of Gretna,La.; three step-daughters, Stephanie Ott (Jeff) of Arlington, TX, Stacey Jones of Kentwood, LA and Suzanne Hancock (David) of Aledo, TX and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Share condolences at sharkeyfuneralhome.com




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 6

  • Ezra 3:1-4:23
  • 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4
  • Psalm 28:1-9
  • Proverbs 20:24-25



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Operation Christmas Child

The man who asked about what he could do for OCC yesterday has already made the purchases and a package will soon arrive.  What a blessing!  May God bless you and all the others who are helping to provide items for the “shoeboxes” this year.

I’m not sure if we can/will have our regular packing party, will have to have several smaller packing parties, or what.  I’ll inform you when we get closer to that time.




Today is a day of opportunity to share God’s love, to encourage someone, to invite others to participate in our online services. and/or to tell them about Jesus.

Anna Lee











“It is wonderful to be grateful and to sing your praises, LORD Most High!

It is wonderful each morning to tell about your love and at night to announce how faithful you are.”

Psalm 92:1-2 (CEV)

Our God gives second chances!




Please begin praying for Caleb Estay.  He will be having a lump on this neck checked Tuesday.  Pray all goes well.




Please pray for the family of Coach Dickie Meeks.  I taught with him at OFA.  His students thought the moon of him.  He became well know for winning teams and influencing lives in the right direction.  He passed away due to cancer.  His services will be Saturday in Longview, TX.




Read the. Bible in 2020 – August 5

  • Ezra 1:1-2:70 1
  • Corinthians 1:18-2:5
  • Psalm 27:7-14
  • Proverbs 20:22-23



This morning I was blessed with a message from someone who is quarantined, but still wanting to help with Operation Christmas Child.  He asked for a suggestion about something he can order online.  This virus cannot stop the generosity of God’s people!




The Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be in Kentwood on September 21st to pick up our donations for their pantry.  They only ask for this help once a year.  Below is a list of the items they need the most this year:

  • Bottled Juices
  • Cleansing Supplies (Disinfectants)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Freezer Bags
  • Fruit (Canned)
  • Kool-Aid
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Salad Dressings

Your items can be left at the church any time in the next few weeks.




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Find ways to be helpful/encouraging despite the virus!

Anna Lee


Monday Update

Scott Womack had an artery repaired and three new stents.  He will stay overnight and be home tomorrow.  Scott personally call David this afternoon.  They have a special connection – David taught him when he was in the College and Career Sunday School class.  Scott is all lined up now to catch David some fish.  Good friends are so special.  Many prayers were spoken for Scott and his surgeon.




Mary Ann Clemons is HOME!  She will be working to regain her strength.  This is an answer to many prayers.


But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:

While we were still sinners,

Christ died for us.



Remember to pray for Scott Womack as he has that postponed procedure this morning in Covington.




Margaret Estes was allowed to return home yesterday, but must be quarantined for 20 days.  Thank God that she is better and at home.  Pray for the her during this time she must be quarantined.




Pray for Ron and Alana Ichter Greenwich as they begin seven weeks of orientation in Richmond, VA to prepare them to go to Brazil for another three years.  This term will be to train and monitor new missionaries as they do through language study and other training before moving to their assignments.  I’m thankful Jennie will get to spend some time with them again.  It will bring back lots of memories from the 90’s when Jennie was a Journeyman missionary and taught the Greenwich children.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 4 

  • 2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23
  • 1 Corinthians 1:1-17
  • Psalm 27:1-6
  • Proverbs 20:20-21



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Thank-you for praying for others today.

Anna Lee






Another verse from Jonah!

“When I had lost all hope,

I turned my thoughts once more to the Lord.”

~Jonah 2:7 (TLB)~

I read this thought earlier.  It went something like:

When you have big troubles, turn your thoughts to God.  He’s bigger!




Please pray for teachers, administrators, parents, and students.  There are many considerations for everyone to make.




Carol Ann Cleveland got to come home from the hospital.  Thank-you for praying for my sweet friend.




There will be a memorial service for Martha Griffith at FBC, Kentwood on August 15th.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 3

  • 2 Chronicles 33:14-34:33
  • Romans 16:10-27
  • Psalm 26:1-12
  • Proverbs 20:19



Revival at FBC, Kentwood

  • Thursday, August 27 – Bro. Rusty Durand
  • Friday, August 28 – Bro. Joe King
  • Saturday, August 29 – Brandon Digilormo
  • Sunday, August 30 – Bro. Joe Weaver


  • All services – Riverside Revival Band


  • Evening services will begin at 6 P.M.
  • Sunday morning service will begin at 10:30



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Please contact me by writing in the “Contact”  section on this site if you have praises, requests. or updates you would like to share.

Anna Lee






Jesus said to him,

“Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”

 Immediately he received his sight

and followed Jesus, praising God.

When all the people saw it,

they also praised God.

~Luke 18:42-43~




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 2

  • 2 Chronicles 32:1-33:13
  • Romans 15:23-16:9 P
  • salm 25:16-22
  • Proverbs 20:16-18



Update on Susie Eads:  Susie’s surgery went well.  She’s home and resting.  The pathology report was clear of cancer cells.  Say a prayer of thanksgiving for Bobby and Susie.  They thank you for your prayers.




Carol Ann (Mrs. Ira Clevveland) said her sickness was caused by limiting salt and drinking more water.  She is better, but not able to come home from the hospital yet.  Please pray for her and her family.




Please continue to pray for Margaret Estes.  She is still hospitalized and battling Covid-19.  Other family members seem to be improving now.




Mary Ann Clemons has done much better than the doctors thought she would have.  Summer shared her testimony on Facebook.  When you see her, I know she will be happy to tell how God has worked in Mary Ann’s recovery.




Covid-19 Update:


The virus continues to spread.  Some schools are already delaying the start of classes.  Some churches are having to close again due to the virus.  Let’s work together and get through this time.  When the virus hits with people we know and love, it becomes something to be more serious about.  

Anna Lee


The school closure was not in Tangipahoa Parish.  










“From inside the fish

Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.”

~Jonah 2:1 (NIV)~


This Scripture leads me to think we can pray for God any where and any time!




Scott Womack‘s procedure for Friday was postponed until Tuesday due to a hospital emergency situation.  Please continue to pray for Scott’s procedure.




Carol Ann Cleveland was better today.   Please continue to pray for her.




Friends, John and Barbara Forshag, are quarantined.   She tested positive for the virus.  He was tested later and has no results yet.  Both are experiencing mild symptoms.  Please add them to your prayer list.




Sheryl Andrus Carnegie, formerly of Amite, has cancer.  Her recent trip to MD Anderson showed no cancer.  Pray she is in “remission”.




Travis A. Howes

September 30, 1935 – July 30, 2020

A resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his home. He was born September 30, 1935 in Ponchatoula, LA and was 84 years of age. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda Howes; 2 sons, Bryan K. Howes and wife, Carla, and Steven K. Howes and wife, Colleen; 1 daughter, Rene H. Dyer and husband, Trey; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Olga Howes; 3 brothers, Warren Howes, Stanley Howes and Alden Howes. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, August 3, 2020. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Vivian Lambert Trabona

January 14, 1947 – July 29, 2020

Vivian Abiline Lambert Trabona, age 73, passed away peacefully July 29, 2020 in Covington, La. She was born January 14, 1947 in Independence, La. to Harrell and Audrey Faust Lambert. After graduating Amite High School, at the age of 18, she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Nick Paul Trabona, on December 13, 1965. She also shared her love for her family as a wonderful mother and a loving and doting grandmother and great-grandmother. Vivian loved Christ and was a very active member in St. Helena Catholic Church. She had continuous faith in God’s Word. At home “her chair” was surrounded by biblical study books and scripture. Vivian was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Vivian is survived by her husband, Nick Paul Trabona, son, John Kevin Trabona, daughter Nikole and husband Tommy Shane Blalock, grandsons, Kevin Scott Trabona, Caleb Todd Trabona and Brittany Woods, 3 great grandchildren, Jacelyn, Kaden and Charla Grace Trabona. Also survived by her siblings, sister Bonnie Travis, brothers Lanis, Richard “Dickie”, Aubrey, Homer and Fred Lambert. Only surviving aunt, Mary Lambert Trabona. Predeceased by parents, Harrell and Audrey Faust Lambert. A mass in her honor will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at St. Helena Catholic Church, 122 South 1st Street, Amite, La. at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow the services at Saint Joseph Abbey Cemetery, 75376 River Road, Covington, La. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Full of Grace Ministry, 122 South 1st Street, Amite, La. 70422.McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.





Henry Sibley, Jr. 73, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away on July 31, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born October 15, 1946. Henry was a Hammond High School graduate and a 1967 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. He was retired from Louisiana Weights and Measures and was also a retired dairy farmer. He served on the Tangipahoa Parish School Board for 10 years. He was an active member of Eagle Heights Community Church. He was a kind and gentle-natured person, whose greatest treasure in life was his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Robertson Sibley, two daughters, Robin Strahan (Roy), and Lisa Dunn (Kevin), and one son, Henry Sibley III. He is also survived by one brother, Nolan Sibley (Betty). He has eight grandchildren, Joshua Dunn (Sarah), Caleb Dunn (Bethany), Hannah Dunn, Roy Strahan III (Christian), Rhett Strahan, Caroline Sibley, Jenna Sibley, and Jack Sibley. His two great-grandchildren are Alyse Dunn and Ella Kate Dunn. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sibley Sr. and Sybil Miles Sibley.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the family has opted for a private funeral service to be held at Eagle Heights Community Church. This service will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Robertson and Pastor Kevin Dunn.The service will be livestreamed at eagleheights.net at 11:00 am on August 3, 2020. Pallbearers will be his grandsons along with his good friend Fillmore Tucker. Interment will be at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery.




Spring Creek Baptist Church reports a great VBS.  Thank God for those who worked to make VBS possible and for the decisions that were made by the children.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 21

  • 2 Chronicles 30:1-31:21
  • Romans 15:1-22
  • Psalm 25:1-15
  • Proverbs 20:13-15




Have a great day.  Spread some “Sonshine” in our troubled world.

Anna Lee