Thursday – Obituary

William Eugene “Bill” Muth
(September 1, 1956 – February 26, 2008)

Died on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, LA. He was a native of New Orleans, LA and a resident of Kentwood, LA. Age 51 years. Memorial Services will be held at First Baptist Church, Kentwood, LA at 2:00PM Saturday. Services conducted by Rev. Butch Reviere. Survived by wife, Rachel Morris Muth, Kentwood, LA, 3 step-daughters, Lauren Fowler, Kentwood, LA, Jennifer Hastings, Kentwood, LA, Keri Lynn Gravois, Kentwood, LA, 1 sister, Sharon LeBlanc, Atlanta, GA, 2 brothers, Mike Muth, Destrehan, LA, and Wade Muth, Kenner, LA. Preceded in death by father, William Peter Muth, and mother, Anna Mae Muth. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

Thursday – FBC

“Live with Urgency” is the theme for the Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer for North America Missions. The goal is $61 million.

Nursery volunteers for March 2

  • Scott and Kristi Womack
  • Tammy Borrelli
  • Nancy Stokes

Calling All Men

  • Camp Living Waters (Loranger)
  • Monday, March 3 @ 6 P.M.
  • Dr. Waylon Bailey, Speaker
  • Love offering
  • Psalm 139:23
  • See Bro. Joey is you would like to attend.

Church Council

  • Sunday, March 2
  • 4:00 P.M.
  • Heritage Room

Acts 1:8 Challenge

  • Our Jerusalem
  • Our Judea
  • Our Samaria
  • Our world!

Thursday – Baptist Press

February 27, 2008

Articles I found interesting:


Thursday’s Devotional

 

 

A GOD WHO UNDERSTANDS

 

There’s a man trying to cross the street. As he steps off the curb, a car comes screaming around the corner and heads straight for him. The man walks faster, trying to hurry across the street, but the car changes lanes and is still coming at him.

So the guy turns around to go back, but the car changes lanes again and is still coming at him.

By now, the car is so close and the man so scared that he just freezes and stops in the middle of the road.

The car gets real close, then swerves at the last possible moment and screeches to a halt right next him.

The driver rolls down the window. The driver is a squirrel. The squirrel says to the man says, “See, it’s not as easy as it looks, is it?”

There have been times when I’ve discovered that experiencing something is more difficult than it looks. For example, when I was younger, I was full of ideas on how parents ought to be raising their children. However, after having three of my own, I’ve discovered that “it’s not as easy as it looks.”

Maybe there was a time when you thought someone ought to be handling a divorce or a death in the family better than they do. But after experiencing it for yourself, you found out that “it’s not as easy as it looks.”

S
ometimes there’s no way to know what it feels like to go through something without actually experiencing it yourself. That’s why the incarnation is so important. There’s no way we can say to God, “Living here on this earth — it’s not as easy as it looks!” God knows. He’s taken on flesh and blood and walked this earth. He’s experienced temptation, frustration, persecution, disappointment and a host of human emotions. He knows how tough it is. He understands. And that’s why He is in a position to be of help to us.

“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb. 4:15-16)


I
t’s true. Living life on this earth is “not as easy as it looks.” But may you find comfort today in knowing that God understands that more that you can begin to imagine.

H
ave a great day!

Alan Smith
Helen Street Church of Christ
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Thursday

Bro. Joe Baugh said his father-in-law, Mr. Robert Spencer (92), is doing much better and is almost back healthwise to where he was a few months ago. Please continue to remember to pray for Mr. Spencer and for “Miss” Barbara as she cares for her dad.

Please pray for John Merle. He is an 8 year old boy who is at St.Jude Hospital undergoing test for internal bleeding.

Debbra Smith

Pray for Michael Bankston. His family’s home (the old Bankston’s store east of Arcola) burned yesterday. Everything was lost.

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Jeanette Rhodus. She is at North Oaks and waiting for a pathology report. When she is released, she’ll come to Kentwood Rehabilitation. Please pray for her progress.

Scarlet Williams Broussard in in Hood Memorial with an infection. Please be in prayer for her.

Pray for Ralph Owens, Jr. He is undergoing treatment for cancer. Ralph lives east of Arcola.

Karen Miller’s brother, Aubrey Perry, will begin nine weeks of chemo next week. Pray for him and his family as he goes through this process.

Mrs. Barbara Erwin’s sister in Bogalusa had a heart attack. Please pray for her and those caring for her.

Thursday – Update on Baby Aaron

Hello everyone-

I am sorry it has been so long since I posted an update on Aaron. The past couple of days have been very hectic, as we were released from the hospital around 6 p.m. yesterday. We were surprised to be released, but are glad to be away from the hospital environment.

This morning all of us moved (in two trips via tiny Ford Focus) back to the Camden RMH and we are settled back in over here now. We will remain here in the local area as we wait on our next visit and echo at CHOP.

The surgical conference on Tuesday did not yield a firm plan for Aaron’s surgery. The doctors are still concerned about Aaron’s mitral valve. While it appears to be functioning properly, its construction seems abnormal. They are concerned that he has an ‘arcade’ mitral valve. If so, they will not be able to do the two-sided repair surgery originally discussed. This would be the most preferable option b/c it would be one surgery that would allow Aaron use of both sides of his heart. If his mitral valve will not sustain his heart, they will have to close off one ventricle of his heart through a set of two surgeries called Norwood procedures. The first surgery is done preferably b/t 3-6 months of age, with the second surgery being done b/t 2-3 years of age. This is the less desirable of the two options at this point.

Right now, the plan is to remain here until our follow-up echo on 3/12. If all looks good, they will release us home to MS. They want Aaron to have a heart catheterization b/t 4-6 weeks of age, either here or in MS, so they can get a better idea of his heart’s function (the function of the mitral valve, particularly) at that point. We feel like they will formulate a more firm plan for surgery after the heart cath.

We are a little discouraged b/c of the uncertainty of everything. Thankfully, Aaron seems to be doing well and is adjusting to life away from the CCU. As his mom, it’s hard to look at this precious, perfect-looking child and know that his heart is broken inside. It is also hard to watch him eat and breathe and to see that he is laboring harder than he should sometimes. I wish I could take it all on for him, but I know I cannot. Please pray that God will give us strength to wait on His timing and His perfect plan for Aaron. We love you each and every one.

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