“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;
full of mercy and good fruit,
~James 3:17 NIV~
Update from the Sylvester Humphrey:
Endosonographic finding today for Sylvester. Today’s exam consistent with invasive cancer. It is a stage T1b tumor in the upper 1/3 of the esophagus. Preferred curative treatment is surgical resection. If Sylvester is averse to this, which he is, could consider referral to Ochsner NO for evaluation of endoscopic resection/treatment with photodynamic therapy vs Radio frequency therapy. The ENT just called and she will be getting in touch with someone at Ochsner NO in the next day or so. Thank you all for your prayers. We love all of you. Trusting God to do what is best and give us and the doctors discernment.
(You may know Sylvester from the Amite post office or the Hope Center in Roseland.
Reminder – Senior adult holiday lunch at FBC, Kentwood at 11 A.M.
Christmas Bible Reading – Luke 5
Read the Bible
- Hosea 13-14
- Provers 21
- Matthew 3
I’m looking forward to teaching the boys and girls in Children in Action tonight. We will learn about the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. See you at 6 P.M.
“A Piece of the Puzzle” – Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Do something today to make the holiday season extra special for someone.
“A man is a fool to trust himself!
But those who use God’s wisdom are safe.”
~Proverbs 28:26 TLB~
Prepare for Christmas – Read Luke 3
Read the Bible
- Reflect on God as “Giver”
- Catch up on any readings you missed this week.
Mrs. Gayle Owens had a heart attack and is in Lakeview Hospital in Covington. She’s doing well and may come home soon.
Wayne Langley‘s cancer is in remission, but he now has Guillian Barre’ Syndrome. He is at home. Glenda and hospice are taking good care of him.
Bryan Tate will be returning to MD Anderson early this week. Pray his platelets continue to increase so he can receive his next treatment. Pray for Rita too.
The Lottie Moon Tea was well-attended at East Fork yesterday. Over a hundred people were present. The tables were beautiful. Lottie Moon was remembered. Stamped Christmas cards were turned in. Children sang beautifully. Missions were encouraged. A good time was had by all. God and Lottie Moon were honored.
Lottie Moon Week of Prayer – Day 2 – https://www.imb.org/2018/12/03/wop-day-two/
Make the most of this day!
You, LORD, reign forever;
your throne endures from generation to generation.
Please pray for Rev. Marshall Wallace, pastor of Landmark Baptist Church east of Amite. The doctors have determined he has had a heart attack. He is in ICU at North Oaks. He was too sick to make it to his doctors at St. Tammany.
Pray for Mrs, Mildred Birch as she continues physical therapy and makes plans to return to her home as soon as possible.
Read the Bible
- Hosea 9-10
- Proverbs 20
- Matther 1
Read the real Christmas story – Luke 2
Lottie Moon Tea
- 2 P.M. today
- East Fork Baptist Church
- Young ladies from 3 – 103
- Bring your stamped Christmas cards.
Churches will begin their Christmas presentations now that December is here. I hope you are able to enjoy one or more this year.
[The Word Became Flesh]
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
~John 1:1-2, 14 (NIV)~
Today, I want to share Dr. Waylon Bailey’s post entitled “I Love God’s Promises”. He is the senior pastor of FBC, Covington and has been there since 1989.
To get ourselves prepared for Christmas, many people start on December 1st and read one chapter of Luke each day. Today’s reading is Luke 1. (If you have been reading the suggested passages I post each day, you will already have done this and will be on Luke 24 today.
Read the Bible
- Hosea 7-8
- Psalms 137
- Luke 24
The Lottie Moon Tea is tomorrow afternoon at 2 P.M. at East Fork Baptist Church. The tea is for all ladies from three to one hundred three. There is no charge, but you can participate in missions by bringing some stamped Christmas cards. The cards will be delivered to the parish jails in Amite and Greensburg. I remember seeing one of those cards that was written to grandparents one year. I know they felt such a blessing as they treasured that card. I wish I had known who provided that card so I could have let the family express their appreciation. You never know who will get the cards you send and who will be reading the card later, but know this. The cards are important in touching lives. Your card can make a big difference in a family. While you are at the tea, you will be blessed to hear some of our area children share Christmas songs. Let’s teach our little ones there is much more to Christmas than a jolly man in a red suit.
The senior adults of FBC, Kentwood will be honored with a holiday meal Wednesday at 11 A.M. in the fellowship hall.
“I pray you may be active in sharing your faith,
so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.”
~Philemon 1:6 NIV~
Bryan and Rita Tate are waiting for his platelets to increase so he can go to MD Anderson for the next treatment. Then, they hope to be home for Christmas. Keep the in your prayers.
Quick update on little man:
Since Josiah never got a swallow study in the hospital, our speech therapist didn’t feel comfortable trying baby food as an outpatient. So today he had his 1st swallow study…and even though he was mad & crying the entire time (because he decided not to take a nap today & he was being restrained) he did great!!! He now gets to start working in eating baby food & chewing on hard munchables (like carrot sticks & puffs). With no limitations on the amount of baby food he eats…they said to “just feed that boy”. 😁
Also, he has a heart cath scheduled for Monday (12/3) to check his right upper pulmonary vein that was balloned in October 2017. His pulmonary hypertension hasn’t improved since it slightly increased while he was sick with a UTI in August. So there is some concern that that pulmonary vein may be starting to narrow again causing the increase in his pulmonary hypertension. They can’t get a good look at it on his echos so they want to be certain that nothing is being missed.
This boy is growing so much & his little personality continues to blossom. He keeps us on our toes with all his shenanigans! He has come so far in the last 5 months. To God be the glory!!! 💙💛💙
The colon test did not show a problem, so possibly all David’s issues relate to his MDS. David got a unit of blood yesterday and will have a TTE and heart conversion today. Keep praying and give God the glory for all the medical knowledge and procedures available to those with a need. David’s procedures this week have been at Ochsner in Covington and Baton Rouge (two days) and Lakeview in Covington today. We’re thankful to be able to get around to those with more training and knowledge than we have,
Read the Bible
- Hosea 5-6
- Proverbs 19
- Luke 23
The Lottie Moon Tea is Sunday at two at East Fork. Please bring stamped Chrsitmas cards so we can deliver them to the parish jail.
I trust you will see God working in your life today.