“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

~Exodus 20:12~



Today, let’s pray for Josiah Huckaby and his family.  May God continue to bless them.

After flu/rsv season settled down, we decided to increase Josiah’s therapy appointments. We were going once a month for each therapy (physical, occupational, & speech). Now we go to physical therapy weekly & occupational/speech twice a month. This boy was already making strides but he just didn’t work much during our sessions. They would show him how to do something & he would refuse to work on it but as soon as we’d get home he’d start trying to do it himself. He’s definitely little MR. INDEPENDENT.

Now he works so hard during each session & it shows…after only 1 full month with our new schedule. He can sit in the tripod position for about 30 seconds now…if you can keep him from getting too tickled to hold that position. He can get on his hands & knees. He is really close to getting into a sitting position from his hands & knees. He does sort of an army crawl now…although he has started going backwards a little bit in the crawling position. He definitely favors doing things with his left hand vs right hand. It’s been a new struggle to get him to use both during therapy. He used to use his right hand until he would get frustrated & then swap to his left hand to complete whatever task he was doing. He has been identifying some items on flash cards by picking from 2 cards…which completely blew me away since we had not worked on that at all. He follows instruction during therapy when he’s not giggling & flirting. He is such a wiggle worm & his PT/OT have both mentioned how tired they are after his session…45 mins of trying to get a really strong wiggle worm to do what he doesn’t want to is completely exhausting! I know from experience!!! 😜 To God be the glory!!!




James Oliver Beddingfield

February 04, 1941 – May 23, 2019

James Oliver Beddingfield of Holden, La passed away at his home on May 23, 2019. Born in Moscow, Mississippi on February 4, 1941. Mr. Beddingfield was a truck driver by trade and was affectionately known as “Swamp Fox” by his truck driving friends. Although he battled a lengthy illness for many years, he was able to celebrate his 59th anniversary with the love of his life on May 21, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Hancock Beddingfield; daughter Janice Lynn and husband Robert Brabham; son James Randall “Randy” Beddingfield and wife Tammy; son Ronald Scott “Scotty” Beddingfield and wife Sarah; daughter Karen Louise and husband David King; daughter Melissa Ann “Missy” and husband Ray Thomas; son Bryan Edward “Bubby” Beddingfield and wife Tina; daughter Jennifer Helen “Jenny” and husband Herbert Woodard; one brother Hayward Beddingfield; 19 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and 2 great- granddaughters on the way. Preceded in death by his father Bapp Woodley Beddingfield; mother Margaret Helen Vick; 4 brothers and one sister. The family would like to thank Concerned Care Hospice: Tiffany Hebert, Rayna Morgan, Belinda Seals, Chaplain J, and Alice Sherard. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Sunday, May 26, 2019, and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 27, 2019. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit



Here for You – God blesses those who work for peace
-Matthew 5:9, NLT




“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at 11 A.M. in Oyska @ Burger Basket




Operation Christmas Child

Did you make a shopping trip for OCC this week?  Please get in the habit of spending a little money each week to support “shoeboxes”.  You can leave your purchases at the FBC office or in the classroom next to the office.  Thank you for helping little children this year.




Read and Write the Bible Today – “Abiding in Christ” – James 1:22




Thank you for reading and praying.

Anna Lee









Be devoted to one another in love.

Honor one another above yourselves.

~Romans 12:10 (NIV)~



Carol Bennett Sealey has been walking the hall at the hospital following her colon surgery.  Please continue to pray for her as she heals.




Dollie Frazier is now able to see much better with both eyes.  Thank you for praying for her as she had cataract surgeries.




Pray for the many graduates who are seeking jobs and for students who are looking for summer/part time jobs.




Pray for those in hospitals, rehabs, and long tern care facilities. Thank God for those who give of their time on a regular basis to visit family, friends, and total strangers.




Read and Write the Bible Today – “Abiding in Christ” – Matthew 4:21








When you have a praise, prayer request, or update, please feel free to click “Contact” on the top of this page and send me a message.  Thanks!

Anna Lee













Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.

~Romans 15:2 (NIV)~



Today, I am asking for special prayer for an awesome young woman.  She is the granddaughter of a high school classmate and has fought a courageous battle.  Enjoy some time reading her Facebook page, Maddie’s Miracles, and praying for her.

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Carol Bennett Sealey’s surgery is completed.  Let’s pray for her as she moves on to whatever is ahead of her.




Mr. “Cete” Dillon has has a number of appointments.  He received a unit of blood this week.  Pray he improves soon.




David got a good report from his cardiologist yesterday.  We’re looking ahead to a full day of appointments next Wednesday.



Maxine Smith Ard

September 27, 1937 – May 20, 2019

Maxine Smith Ard passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019 of natural causes at the age of 81. She was born in the town of Foxworth in Marion County Mississippi on September 27, 1937 and her family moved to Louisiana after World War II while she was still a child. Maxine’s son William was born weeks before her seventeenth birthday as she was married for the first time when she was 15. She completed night school while working full time at a laundromat and part time at a restaurant. On August 9, 1963 Maxine married Lamon Ard and they moved to Montpelier in October of 1967 and they remained married for 49 years “until death they did part” in 2012. For several years Maxine and Lamon fostered boys for the Child Protection Services. Over the years Maxine worked as a bookkeeper, and for what was once the Terrebonne Lumber Company. She retired from Montpelier Gas and Water in 2010 where she managed the billing services. Maxine is preceded in death by her husband Eddie Lamon Ard, parents Melvin Smith and Annie Bedwell Smith, brother, Waymon Smith and nephews Jerry Lott and Bob Lott. She is survived by her son, William (Bill) Pittman and daughter-in-law Mary Agnes Pittman, grandson Jacob Stephen Pittman, granddaughter Katherine Elizabeth Pittman Poche’ and her husband LTJG Alan Poche’, and two great grandchildren, Madison Poche’ and Natalie Poche’. She is also survived by her sister Lillian Smith Nucico, sister-in-law Betty Smith, niece Patty Smith, nephew Chad Smith, her brother, Cercie Smith and his wife Katherine Smith and his children, David Smith, Michael Smith, Linda Smith, Roger Smith, and niece Patsy Lott Howansky. Visitation at Montpelier Baptist Church from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Rusty Durand. Interment Montpelier Cemetery, Montpelier, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Read and Write the Bible Today – “Abiding in Christ” – Hebrews 3:4-6



Say or do something to help build someone up today!

Anna Lee






“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

~1 John 1:7~




Please pray for Maddie

Maddie is the granddaughter of a high school classmate and has a rare liver disease.   She’s beautiful, inside and out!




Carol Bennett Sealey had surgery yesterday.  Pray for her as she recovers from the surgery.




Robin Hayden had a fall that led to surgery about 6 P.M. last night.  Pray for him and his caregivers.    Robin’s mother is Mrs. Hollis Ann Hayden.




Jonnie Clay Harling

December 25, 1940 – May 18, 2019

Jonnie Clay Harling, 78, of Chesbrough, LA, passed away peacefully at 11:19AM, Saturday, May 18, 2019 at his home with his loving sister, “Homer” by his side.

He was born December 25, 1940 in Prentiss County, MS.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Alice Scott Sandifer; stepfather, Lewis Sandifer; father, J.C. Harling and great-niece, Jessica Caine Travis

Mr. Harling was a veteran and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy.  He was a retired seaman with the Merchant Marines.

He was a friend to all and enjoyed life and boy, he loved to dance!  He liked giving everyone a nickname and had a special one for each of the five gals he loved the most in is life.

Jonnie is survived by two sisters, Fay Liuzza and husband, Jack of Amite and Betty Travis – Taylor of Chesbrough; one niece, Tracie Travis of Amite; three nephews, Herman Travis of Chesbrough, Peyton Travis of Tangipahoa and  Reid Travis of Chesbrough; one great-niece, Shelbie Travis; twelve great-nephews, James Ballard, Joshua Clay Ballard, Wesley Travis, Wyatt Travis, Lewis Travis, Landon Travis, Jacob Travis, Samuel Travis, Charles Travis, Daniel Travis, Daniel Travis, Joseph Travis and Caleb Travis; three great-grand-nieces, Alayna Grace Travis, Charli Kate Travis and  Austyn Rae DeMars; one great-great-nephew, Bentley Ray Travis; extended family, Scott Bozzard and wife, Susan and their children, Tyler, Tegan and Trey of Humble, TX.

Private services will be held at a later date under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit, MS.



James Dew has been nominated for the presidency of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Please cover him with your prayers.  He replaces Chuck Kelley who has served many years.–you-are-never-alone




Kay Bennett and the Baptist Friendship House were recently honored by the FBI for their work to to stop human trafficking in New Orleans.




Read and Write the Bible – Philippians 2:1-2



I believe in prayer!  I trust you do too.  

Anna Lee


Where there is no wood, the fire goes out;

and where there is no talebearer, strife ceases. 

~Proverbs 20:26 (NKJV)~

…the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!

~James 3:5~




Pray for Adrian Phillips.  He has been scheduled for more heart procedures today.  Let’s pray the doctors are able to achieve their goals.





David and I left before  6:30 yesterday morning and got home this morning at 3:30.  We did not get to have all the scheduled appointments because the lab test showed a blood level of 6.7.  David was sent to the ER for two units of blood.  It was given slowly and took 15 hours.  It’s good to be home.  David’s appointment with the new doctor has been rescheduled for Wednesday.

David and I are in agreement that as long and hard as the day was for us, we were right were God wanted us to be and He was right there with us!



Xavier Chance Ory

May 8, 2019 – May 17, 2019


Xavier Chance Ory was born on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 and received his precious angel wings on Friday, May 17, 2019. Even though he was only held for a moment, he will be cherished for a lifetime. Xavier’s family will always remember the short time they had together, for now, he is their guardian angel.

He leaves behind his loving mom and dad, Blake and Lily Ory, maternal grandparents, Suzanne and Clifford Edwards; paternal grandparents, Ronda and Bo Douget, and Mark and Anna Peters; Aunts, Candace Day, Erin Burns, Lalia Edwards, and Felicia Sonnie; Uncles, Chris Edwards, Donnie Edwards, Michael Edwards, Dwight Douget, Ashton Douget, Will Douget, Colten Peters, and Ethan Peters; as well as numerous cousins.

Xavier is preceded in death by his uncle, Chandler Douget.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the Service at 1:00 p.m.

Condolences and other information can be found online at
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home.



Read and Write the Bible – “Abiding in Christ” – Job 22: 21-22


Anna Lee



“Look out for one another’s interests,

not just for your own”

~Philippians 2:4 GNT~



Please continue to pray for safety for everyone in our continuing weather storms.  Be thankful and appreciative to those who help keep us stay safe and comfortable and to those who come help clean up, Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief and others.




Sue Mason Hawkins

April 24, 1937 – May 18, 2019

A resident of Amite passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 24, 1937 in Carthage, TX and was 82 years of age. She is survived by 6 children, Mark Hawkins and wife, Sandra, Susan Miller, Davey Hawkins and wife, Rashael, Elizabeth Hawkins, Stacey Slay and husband, Shane, and Tracey McKenna and husband, Duane; 12 grandchildren, Anthony Hawkins and wife, Katelynn, Jordan Hawkins, Sarah and Hannah Miller, Brittany Foley and husband, Michael, Nicholas and Lea Ann Hawkins, Dale and Vivian Slay, Mason, Mitchell, and Mattie McKenna; great-granddaughter, Ava Lynn Hawkins; brother, Robert Earl Mason. Preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Billy Frank Hawkins; grandson, Matthew Blake Hawkins; parents, James Robert Mason and Cecil Arnold Mason; brothers and sisters, Ouida Faye Morris, Ovie Nell O’Dell, and Bela Ray “Bud” Mason; infants sisters, Maxine Mason and Carlyn Ann Mason. Visitation at Kedron Baptist Church, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Monday, May 20, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Byron Humphrey. Interment Killian Chapel Cemetery, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Reading and Write the Bible today – “Abiding in Christ” – James 4: 7-8




My personal request today is that David be able to sleep at night, not just during the day.  Medication doesn’t seem to help.  Please pray with me,  Thanks!

Anna Lee


“The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

~Romans 6:23 NLT~



Today, I would like to add James Morgan to our prayer list.  He has a new stent in his heart that seems to be able to help him not to have majaor heart surgery.  Pray for him and his family.




I would also like to remind you of all the high school and college graduates who will be facing many choices about their future.  Let’s pray they made good choices that will be beneficial to their future.





Read and Write the Bible – “Abiding in Christ” – John 14:23




Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.  I hope you will be able to attend Sunday School and worship today.  If not, there are many opportunities to worship with a church, some of the local churches included.  I think that is a great way to use technology to share the gospel.

Anna Lee