In the same way, faith by itself,

if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

~James 2:17~


Betty Simpson is having a problem with bursitis in her left shoulder.  Let’s pray she gets to feeling better real soon.


Jeffrey Brister‘s surgery for complete shoulder replacement went well.  Now, the time for recovery and therapy will begin.  Pray he gets full use of his shoulder and arm.


Bobby Forbes is home and feeling so much better.  Thank you for your prayers.  Keep praying for the lab reports that are due later this week.


I’ve been watching some weather maps showing a renewed Gulf storm named Harvey.  It looks like we are in for lots of rain.  Let’s pray He blows himself out before reaching us.


Kathren Daniel Miller

February 01, 1967 – August 19, 2017



Read the Bible – Matthew 1-2, Psalm 81, and video Matthew 1-13 which can be found at

Baptist Press

Children in Action will meet at 6 P.M. tonight at FBC, Kentwood.

The Friday Morning Bible Study will NOT meet this week.  We will meet the following Friday at 10 A.M.

We had a nice “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party yesterday.  Next month, we will meet September 26th.

Don’t forget your items for the Fall Food Round-Up.  Leave them under the stairwell to the church office.  The truck will be here September 18th to pick up our items for the LA Baptist Children’s Home.

Items for Operation Christmas Child can be left in my classroom or in the box under the stairs to the balcony.  This week, we are collecting bandanas.  The following week we will focus on brushes and combs.  We could use a few more boxes of markers, highlighters, crayons, pencils, pens, and calculators.                                                               We are progressing well.  We have been working a little each week to keep everything organized.  I get excited every time I get to work there.   If you want to help some, please let me know.


Have a wonderful day today.  
Anna Lee






















When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,

“I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.”

~John 8:12~


Don Clemons seems to have good reports following his surgery.  Let’s join the family in thanking God for this.

Jimmy Alford, David brother. called yesterday to say his doctors see his cancer growing.  He’s waiting for additional information.

Bobby Forbes is expected to be able to return home today.  Let’s pray this happens.  Janie, his wife is a former nurse who will be giving him extra good care at home.

Tom Brister is undergoing tests.  Please pray for him.


Marsha Mistoler Reid

April 23, 1950 – August 19, 2017



Read the Bible – II Chronicles 35-36 & Psalm 80



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – This morning at 11:00 at The Cafe

Honoring: Lois Pittman, Fay Raborn, Molly Carter, Frances Gay, Fay Shoemaker, Eva Watts, Carol Jean Conerly, Evelyn Bridges, Ferrie Gene Blackmon, Sue Connelly



Operation Christmas Child 

David and I shopped yesterday and made many good purchases.  I’m so anxious to open all the bags and look at the items all at the same time.  We found calculators for $.94 at Walmart in McComb (and bought them all), colored pens, jump ropes, small cars, plastic animals, soap, etc.  We experienced excitement and joy as we thought about the children who will receive the shoe boxes in a few months.

Items we didn’t purchase yesterday, but still need – small flashlights and extra batteries, washcloths, and bandanas.



The SON shines every day!

Anna Lee






If then you have been raised with Christ,

seek the things that are above,

where Christ is,

seated at the right hand of God.

 Set you minds on things that are above,

not on things that are on earth.

~Col. 3:1,2~


Rev. Bobby Eads’ mother, Glenda Eads, is critically ill.  Please pray for the Eads family.


Miss Fay Shoemaker was feeling well enough to be in church yesterday.  I’m thanking God for her progress.


Read the Bible – Chronicles 32-34 & Psalm 79

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at 11:00 at The Cafe


“There is a Name I Love to Hear/O How I Love Jesus”


The children in Bible Drill Class learned more about their Bibles last night and read & discussed the story of the creation.  If you have a boy/girl or grandson/granddaughter, ask them to tell you about the creation.  They can tell you the story and locate it in their Bible.  They are so amazing to teach.  Thank you for Betty Simpson and Susan Frazier for faithfully helping with the children of Sundays and Wednesdays.


Thank-you to those who brought calculators for Operation Christmas Child.  We could use some more of the $1.00 calculators that can be found at the dollar stores.  This week, we will be shopping for colorful bandanas.  Some very pretty ones have already been turned in.  Yesterday, three individuals gave me cash to shop for them.  David and I will do that and give a copy of the receipts to the donors.  Yesterday morning and afternoon, I was able to work on organizing the items given so far.  Our grandson has given time periodically this summer.  Last night, after helping before church, our daughter decided to work while I was teaching class to finish up some things.  Later this week, I will be able to list items we are running short on.



I would love to pop out of the shoeboxes as they are opened in a couple of months.  What joy they must experience as they receive the gifts and the opportunity to learn about Jesus!

Anna Lee






For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—

a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,

just as it is written:

“The righteous will live by faith.”

~Romans 1:17~


Bobby Forbes is better and in a regular room.  He will probably be ready to return to his home in Russelltown by Tuesday.  Continue to pray for him and his family.

Jeffrey Brister will have a complete shoulder replacement Tuesday.  This is another step in recovery from his motorcycle accident.

Today the Phillip Harrells celebrated their 76th anniversary.  He said they had company off and on during the day.  I thankful to God for the way He scheduled their guests so the company did not tire them out.


Read the Bible – II Chronicles 28-31 & Psalm 78


The work done at The Lighthouse today looks good.  I hope many of you get to stick your head in tomorrow so you can see the improvement that was made today.


Don’t forget to bring you $1.00 calculators tomorrow.  If you forget them, bring them later.  This coming week, we will be buying colorful bandanas .  They can be turned in on the 20th.  Those working with Operation Christmas Child will appreciate your participation.  More than that, the children who receive a shoebox will be super thrilled.


Don’t forget your food for the Fall Food Roundup for Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  The truck will be in Kentwood early on September 18th.


Thanks for reading and praying.

Anna Lee






 “For to me,

living is Christ,

and dying is gain.”

~Philippians 1:21~



Please pray for my young cousin in his early 20’s who had three seizures yesterday.  Micah had Huntington’s Disease and has faced a brain tumor.  Pray this is not serious.


Pray for Linda Birch Williams who fell after passing out.  She has some broken ribs that will be bothering her for a while.  Pray she can deal with the pain.


Mrs. Mimi Sneed of McComb also has broken ribs.  Hers are a result of the car accident she was involved in a week ago.



Read the Bible. 

  • Thursday – 2 Chronicles 18-20 & Psalm 75
  • Friday – 2 Chronicles 21 – 24 & Psalm 76
  • Saturday – 2 Chronicles 25 – 27 & Psalm 77



Announcements & Reminders

  • Work Day at FBC, K at 9 A.M.
  • Revival for Two Rivers Association – Tonight at 6:30 at FBC, Amite
  • Sunday – 6 P.M. – Bible Drill Class
  • Operation Christmas Child – Bring Calculators next. (You can find them for $1.00 at most dollar stores.  Our next purchase will be bandanas of various colors. You may leave your items in the tote under the stairwell to the balcony or in my Sunday School classroom.
  • Fall Food Roundup for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – Leave your purchases under the stairwell at the office entrance to FBC, K.
  • Tuesday, we will celebrate August birthdays of some of our ladies at The Cafe at 11:00 A..M.


We were blessed to be able to see Baylor University and the excitement there as freshmen moved into the dorms and prepared for classes to begin Monday.  What a great place!  While in Waco we toured the museum that honors the Texas Rangers (police officers), visited the spectacular FBC sanctuary which is 100+ years old, and some other downtown sites.  

Anna Lee


Friday Evening

I have so much to share this afternoon, so I will jump right in.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon had a good day today.  I’m thankful for that!

Darin Fontz was recently honored as an exceptional coach.  He is not able to coach this year because of his health.  We all know football coaches love this time of year.  Pray for Darin as he misses this football season and continues to battle cancer.

Bobby Forbes‘ surgery was more extensive than hoped for.  He was in ICU when David talked with Janie the last time.  Pray for both of them as he recovers from surgery and gets ready for test results to become available.

Mr. I.W. Simmons had surgery that went well.  He will get test results next Thursday.  Pray for him and his family as they await the report.

Rev. Jeff Mizell of Line Creek is not doing as well as he hoped for when he had surgery.  Weeks of resting his voice have not given the hoped for results.  Keep praying.

Debbie Wilkinson, wife of Lee, has been receiving treatment at M.D. Anderson.  Her doctor is now moving to Plan C which should be started in September.  Debbie has a very positive outlook and a strong faith.  Pray for her as she goes to the third option, which is experimental.

Mrs. Mildred Birch will need to return to her cardiologist because of “abnormal” results of a recent test.  Pray for her and for her doctor as they determine what needs to be  done now.


John Henry Pritchett, Sr.

April 12, 1930 – August 15, 2017

I was young when he and “Miss” Juanita with their sons, Chester, Rodney, and Little John, move in next door to our house.  Neither my parents nor the Pritchetts ever moved.  I think of them as my neighbors even thought I got married and moved out of my parents’ home fifty years ago.

Olivia Leigh Stevens

August 03, 2017 – August 03, 2017


Mary Estelle Foster Raborn

September 21, 1942 – August 18, 2017

Estelle received faithful care from her family for a long time.  Please pray for them because they will be so lost without her.  She is well today in heaven.


That’s all for tonight.

Anna Lee






Wednesday Addition

Please pray for Rev. Bobby Eads’ mother, Mrs. Glenda Eads.  She has multiple brain bleeds and is not doing well.  Thank-you for praying.



“Create in me a clean heart, O God,

and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

~Psalm 51:10~

A Legacy of Faith – “The Two Main Reasons David was Forgiven”


We can be forgiven too!




“How You Can Bless the People Around You” by Waylon Bailey, pastor of FBC, Covington