Jesus turned and saw her.

“Take heart, daughter,” he said,

“your faith has healed you.”

And the woman was healed at that moment.

~Matthew 9:22~



Today, I’m asking for two more ladies who are both “daughters”.

  • Carol Ann Cleveland of Amite and a former classmate is hospitalized in ICU in New Orleans with a low sodium issue.  Please pray for my sweet friend.
  • Vickey Dean, wife of Charles Dean, formerly of Spring Creek.  Vickie tested positive for the virus, but has no symptoms.  He whole family has been quarantined.  Please pray for a “negative, all clear” test result.



Please pray for our country to get back on a track to greatness as planned by our forefathers.




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 31

  • 2 Chronicles 29:1-36
  • Romans 14:1-23
  • Psalm 24:1-10
  • Proverbs 20:12



FBC, Kentwood is planning a revival next month.  Pray the virus situation will be improved by then.




Pray for the students and teachers as classes are beginning to resume after a L-O-N-G break.




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Do something to bring some “Sonshine” in another person’s day.

Anna Lee


“Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it,

because its wickedness has come up before me.”

~Jonah 1:2 (NIV)~




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 30

  • 2 Chronicles 26:1-28:27
  • Romans 13:1-14
  • Psalm 23:1-6
  • Proverbs 20:11



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One of our prayer concerns last week:

Border closure cuts short Louisiana DR mission, puts ‘Bahama Rebuild’ on hold

Thank God for answering prayers for help at the mission and for returning our mission team home safely.  More work is needed.  Keep praying for this area.






Update on Mary Ann Clemons

She is now in a rehab.  Not having visitors is hard for patients and their would-be visitors.  Please keep praying.




Keep up with the latest statistics so you can make wise decisions.

Anna Lee











Wednesday Addition

Martha Bolian Griffith

July 08, 1953 – July 28, 2020

Mrs. Martha Bolian Griffith, 67, of Kentwood, LA, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.

Mrs. Martha was born in Tylertown, MS on July 8, 1953 and was the daughter of Rev. Fred L. Bolian and Stacy Waller Bolian. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood, LA. She loved the church and loved the ladies of the church. She loved her family with her whole heart. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a selfless person. She put others before herself. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 46 wonderful years, Gerald Griffith of Kentwood, LA; one daughter, Melanie Harrell of Kentwood, LA; one sister, Karen Canoy and Stan of Hattiesburg, MS; two grandchildren, Gabriel Harrell and Victoria Harrell of Kentwood, LA and a host of family and friends.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed;

save me and I will be saved,

for you are the one I praise.

~Jeremiah 17:14~




Mrs. Mildred Birch is feeling better and finally able to eat.  Thank you for your continued prayers for her.




Please continue to pray for the Estes family.  Two are hospitalized.  Thankfully the family is showing  improvement.




Mrs. Martha (Gerald) Griffith passed away late yesterday.  Please be in prayer for Gerald and other family members.




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 28

  • 2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21
  • Romans 11:13-36
  • Psalm 22:1-18
  • Proverbs 20:7



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“Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it,

because its wickedness has come up before me.”

~Jonah 1:2 (NIV)~




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 28

  • 2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21
  • Romans 11:13-36
  • Psalm 22:1-18
  • Proverbs 20:7



Dominick A. Fedele

May 25, 1941 – July 26, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Kentwood surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 25, 1941 in Tickfaw, LA and was 79 years of age. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran and worked many years for Exxon Mobile in Baton Rouge. His desire was to come back to Kentwood and be closer to family. In 1974, he decided to start a farm in Kentwood and later became a City Carrier in the Town of Kentwood for the U. S. Postal Service for 37 years. He is survived by wife, Bridgette Cutrer Fedele; daughter, Rachel Spitale and husband, Matt; grandchildren, Owen, Isabella, Noah, Alyssa, Lyla, Joni Claire, and Bearett Spitale, and 3 sisters, Vicky Stanley, Gloria Perilloux, and Loretta Morgan; 3 brothers, Pete, Sal, and Eddie Fedele. Preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Fedele; son, Don Aaron Fedele; parents, Basile and Victoria Fedele; 3 sisters, Josie Ritchie, Lena Wilson and Mary Giacone; 2 brothers, Joe and Mickey Fedele. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday and from 8:00AM until 11:15AM on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For an online guestbook, visit




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Help out a friend, neighbor, or complete stranger today.  Make their day with your kindness.

Anna Lee






For I am convinced that neither death nor life,

neither angels nor demons,

neither the present nor the future,

nor any powers,

neither height nor depth,

nor anything else in all creation,

will be able to separate us from the love of God

that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 8:38-39~




Today’s hymn – “The Love of God”



Read the Bible in 2020 – July 27

  • 2 Chronicles 19:1-20:37
  • Romans 10:14-11:12
  • Psalm 21:1-13
  • Proverbs 20:4-6



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Thanks to all who have contributed to Operation Christmas Child purchases.  Special thanks to the classes who have made bulk purchases and to their super-shopper, Wanda Smith.




Please continue to pray for the individuals and families who are fighting the Covid-19 battle at this time.




As you pray for the children who will soon be going back to school in one form or another, please add prayers for teachers in all the schools and all grade levels.  They are going back to school this year in a whole new situation.  It’s like the first year for every teacher!  Big hearts for lots of students and the joys of teaching help them as they prepare.  Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.  Pray for good health for all.




Have a marvelous Monday!

Anna Lee














“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Then you will experience God’s peace.”

~Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)~




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 26

  • 2 Chronicles 17:1-18:34
  • Romans 9:25-10:13
  • Psalm 20:1-9
  • Proverbs 20:2-3



Please continue to pray for all those with the Covid-19 virus, those that have been exposed and who are quarantined, and the families of those who are sick.




Please help me collect lots of these two items for Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes”.

  1. Dollar Tree checker sets
  2. Bandanas

You can drop off the items you find at the office of First Baptist Church, Kentwood.




Whether you are attending in person or online, I hope you are blessed by church services today.  Services at FBC, Kentwood begin at 10:30 this morning and 6:00 this evenin.

Anna Lee





Saturday Additions

I received two phone calls today asking for prayer, so I will go ahead and give you some additional praying to do.

  • Glenda Harrell asks for prayer for Scott Womack who will be having a procedure in Covington Friday.
  • Ora Lee Wilson called to ask for prayers for the Estes family.
    • Vince Estes is hospitalized with Covid-19.  He is very sick.
    • Several other members of the Estes are also sick, but at home.



“And this is the testimony:

God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Whoever has the Son has life;

whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

~1 John 5:11-12 (NIV)~




Bryan Tate is home.  Pray the pneumonia is gone.




Charles Patrick Rohner

  • September 15, 1967 – July 18, 2020

  • Lyons, Colorado

Charles Patrick Rohner, 52, surrounded by his loving family went to be with his Savior on July 18, 2020 at his home in Big Elk Meadows in Lyons, CO @ 1PM. He was born September 15, 1967 in Greensburg, LA.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jodie Wright Rohner of 7 years, married August 16, 2012. Also survived by his Father, Charles Leon Rohner and wife Leslie of Ponchatula, LA, His mother, Alice Lorriane Bailey of Hammond, LA. Charles has two wonderful brothers who he was very close to, Heath Rohner and wife Tammy of Roseland, LA and John Rohner of Hammond, LA.
Charles is also survived by his 5 loving children, Lauren Baker and husband Micah of Covington, LA, Brennah Rohner of Manassas, VA, Haven Rohner of Manassas, VA, Sydni Bougere of Ponchatoula, LA and Tucker Powell of Ponchatoula, LA.
Charles has a loving niece and nephew, Danielle Harvin and husband Schley of Amite, LA , and Devin Rohner of Roseland, LA.
Charles has wonderful in-laws that he loves very dearly, Robert and Vicky Blaze of Ponchatoula, LA, and Rodney and Marie Wright, of Shoals, IN.
He is also survived by a host of Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins that he held dear to his heart.
Charles is proceeded in death by his grandparents, Harmon and Alice Chapman of Amite, LA, and Clarence and Polly Rohner of Greensburg, LA. He was also proceeded in death by his beautiful Sister-in-Law Cynthia Elaine Wright of Hammond, LA.
Charles was a loving and kind soul. He had a great love of music and enjoyed playing his guitar. He loved adventure and doing new things. He was fun and loved spending quality time with family, friends, and co-workers. He also enjoyed reading and learning something new every day. Charles moved to Big Elk Meadows in Lyons, CO where he and his wife enjoyed hiking, fishing, and wonderful views of God’s creations. Charles was a proud Navy Wartime Veteran. He served his country during operation Desert Storm / Shield. He served his country proudly from 1989-1994 as an Interior Electrician on the USS Acadia AD-42.
The visitation of Charles will be from 11:00 AM-1:00PM on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home in Hammond, LA. Services will begin at 1:00PM conducted by Pastor Scott Boney also held at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at a later date.
The family and Harry McKneely and Son, request that face mask be mandatory, and social distancing be observed, with extra caution being used in the presence of the family, dealing with their tremendous loss they don’t need the burden of being infected by the COVID Virus. Thank all of you for your cooperation.

An on-line guest book is available at




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 25

  • 2 Chronicles 14:1-16:14
  • Romans 9:1-24
  • Psalm 19:1-14
  • Proverbs 20:1



Please continue to pray for those who have Covid-19.  My sister’s friend has been released from the hospital and is home.  Pray he continues to improve.

Anna Lee







“For the Lord is always good.

He is always loving and kind, and his faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation.”

~Psalm 100:5 (TLB)~




Gibbie McMillan and the mission roofing team are back at home.  They have plans to return to the church and complete some additional work when conditions improve.  Thank-you for praying for their safe return.




Update on Josiah Huckaby:

Yesterday we saw pulmonary. It was definitely a bittersweet appointment. Our pulmonologist is retiring & it was our last visit with him. We will be transitioning to a new doctor over the next couple of months but we have a great nurse practitioner that is going to help with this. She is very familiar with Josiah and even was part of his care team during his long hospitalization after birth.

As far as the visit, we are attempting to wean him off of diuretics again. They weaned his respiration rate. I think they were a bit surprised about how good he physically looks after such a rough fall/winter. Josiah won’t be able to attend preschool this fall like we originally had hoped. Out of all the doctor’s vent patients, we were 1 of only 2 that were told no school. We were also told after looking back through Josiah’s entire medical history, that he MIGHT be vent/trach free about the time he turns 5. This is exciting for us because it’s the 1st mention of a timeframe since before he got his trach. Now, we know ultimately God is in control & this could change for better or worse but it’s a huge praise nonetheless. To God be the glory!!!

Job Huckaby

I know you will want to continue to pray for Josiah and his family.




Lori Lantz Rhodes

SEPTEMBER 29, 1969 – JULY 21, 2020

Lori Lantz Rhodes, age 50, passed away peacefully at her home on July 21, 2020.

She was born on September 29th, 1969 in Opelousas, Louisiana, and grew up in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana College where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and met her husband, Keith Rhodes. The two married in 1991, had their first son, Zachary, in 1994 and their second, Benjamin, in 1996. In 2019, she lovingly claimed the title of “Lolli” with the birth of her grandson, Oliver.

Lori worked as an elementary school teacher for 19 years, where she found great love in teaching children to read. She sang beautifully in church choirs, in her kitchen, in the car, and anywhere else she could raise her voice in worship. Through all life’s struggles, she found encouragement and peace in worship. Lori Rhodes loved fiercely and abundantly, most especially her family, though her love extended to all the people she came across. She treated everyone with a great deal of kindness and hardly ever met a stranger, even if she was halfway across the country. One of Lori’s favorite places to be was the beach, stretched out in the sand with her toes in the waves, closely followed by the Dr. Seuss theme park at Universal Studios, Seuss Landing. Almost matching her passion for her family, friends, and students was her passion for dessert. Lori took great delight in savoring life’s sweet moments. Quick to laugh and even quicker to smile, her infectious joy and love were a reflection of the faith she had in Christ and will be carried on by all those who loved her.

She is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Lantz, and her uncle, James Robert Jones. She is survived by her husband, Keith Rhodes; sons, Zachary (Lauren) and Benjamin Rhodes; grandson, Oliver Rhodes; mother, Glenda Lantz; brother, Jeff (Marjorie) Lantz; sisters, Sharon Anding, and Tressa (Derek) Ratchford; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

Services for Lori will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home, officiated by Bryan Reed, of The Simple Church. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive guests on Saturday evening from 5-8 p.m.

Pallbearers include Eddie Merrill, Jeff Lantz, Kevin Rhodes, Derek Rathcford, Jay Hardy, and Marty Kent. Honorary pallbearers include her nephews.

Her family takes great comfort in knowing that Lori is now talking, singing, dancing, and laughing, completely healed at the feet of Jesus.

In lieu of flowers, Lori’s family asks that you donate books at to Bossier Elementary and J.A. Phillips Elementary School to continue the work that she loved.

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Read the Bible in 2020 – July 24

  • 2 Chronicles 11:1-13:22
  • Romans 8:26-39
  • Psalm 18:37-50
  • Proverbs 19:27-29




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Thank-you so much for your encouragement and support for these concerns.

Anna Lee