“God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” 

~Philippians 2:13 NLT~




Betty Taylor’s sister, Glenda Phelps, will have heart surgery early morning, possibly at 7:00.  Keep Glenda and her family in your prayers.




Fieldon John Fulda

April 30, 1931 – October 08, 2019

Fieldon John Fulda, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, LA. He was born April 30, 1931 in Camden, AR and was 88 years of age. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and teacher.

He was a music educator for over five decades, including Southeastern Christian College and Burgin High School in Kentucky; and at Amite High School, where he taught band and choir for 28 years. He loved his band and choir “kids” through whom his legacy continues. He is also a retired Church of Christ minister serving in Indiana, Kentucky and Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from LSU and Master’s Degree from SLU. He was proud to be a member of the Golden Band from Tigerland and was a lifelong LSU sports fan, beginning as a Boy Scout assisting spectators. His voice will be missed during the national anthem and alma mater at LSU home football games. He was  a featured soloist in numerous oratorios and other religious works throughout the U.S. and performed in and directed local theater productions. For many summers he was the director at Antioch Music Camp in Kentucky.

He was an alumnus of Amite High School, where he was a member of the Key Club and was elected Tri-State Governor. He was a co-founder of the Tangi Dog Training Club and a member of the Amite Arts Council. He loved reading, fishing, and was an avid beekeeper.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Clytae Wright Fulda;  three daughters, Jana Fulda Russell and Greg, Lisa Caryn Fulda and David Lam, and  Beth Fulda van Mullem and Robbie; grandchildren Johanna Garland-Fulda Russell,  Lauren Ansley van Mullem and Julia Catherine van Mullem; brother George Earle Fulda, Sr., step-grandchildren Sarah and Jerod King, Megan and Mark McCarver, Justin and Lydia Russell, and Benjamin and Katy Russell; and nieces and nephews Chuck, Cindy, George and Nina. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles Julius Fulda, Jr. and Georgie Virine Stafford Fulda; brother, Charles Julius “Pete” Fulda, III. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Sunday and from 9:00AM until Religious Services at Amite Church of Christ at 11:00AM on Monday, October 14, 2019.  Services conducted by Bro. Don McGee and Rev. Josh Milliron. Interment Mulberry Street Cemetery, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




The October Quarterly Two Rivers WMU meeting will be held at FBC, Kentwood on Monday, October 21.  Please plan to attend.




The Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party will be Saturday, October 26th at 6 P.M.  I hope you plan to attend.  You are asked to wear Christmas colors and to bring a Christmas snack.  Let’s get those boxes packed and sent out to children so they and their families can hear about Jesus.




Scripture Writing for October 11 – I John 2: 7-11




Mission Giving Opportunities

  • Georgia Barnette (Louisiana)
  • Postage for shoeboxes ($9.00/Shoebox)



Enjoy weather that is a little cooler and the possibility of some rain.  It’s been a long time since we had a good rain!

Anna Lee






Listen to advice and accept discipline,

and at the end you will be counted among the wise.


Many are the plans in a person’s heart,

but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

~Proverbs 19:20-21 (NIV)~




Please pray for Betty Taylor’s sister, Glenda Z. Phelps.  She was rushed to the doctor today because of a heart issue.  She will be having surgery soon, but the family does not yet know when.




Smiley Conerly still has questions, but no answers.  David an I can relate to this.  Many of you can too.  Pray for Smiley and Carol Jean as they continue tests and waiting.




Pray for the unrest in our world today.  Pray for the president and other leaders too.




The obituary for John Fulda is not available yet.




Scripture Writing for October 10 – I John 2: 1-6




Thank God for the little things people do for us that have a big impact on our lives.  Last night, someone shared some freshly killed game.  That’s what I’m cooking today.

Anna Lee












It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere.

Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.

                                                   ~Deuteronomy 13:4 (NIV)~





Rev. John Fulda entered heart surgery knowing it might now be successful.  He passed away just before 6 A.M. yesterday.  He was known to many as a Church of Christ pastor and/or a chorus teacher at Amite High School.  He was a positive influence in many lives.  Arrangements have not been made yet because of many family members who will be traveling home for the services. I’ll post an obituary when one is available.




Scripture Writing for October 9 – Hebrews 13: 5-8




Thank-you for praying today.

Anna Lee







“For to me, to live is Christ

and to die is gain.” 

~Philippians 1:21 NIV~




David had lab work, saw a NP, and got his weekly injection of Procrit yesterday.  The good news is that his blood level held at 8.6, which is good for him.  As always, we are so thankful for your prayers.  Please feel free to continue to pray for us.



Jonathan Edward Serigne

Jonathan Edward Serigne, AKA Batman, took final flight October 4, 2019. As a Holy Cross alumnus of 2001, he made it just in time to get the best seats for the hundredth game against Jesuit. Jonathan always lived life to the fullest and encouraged others to do the same. His infectious smile, confident personality, and caring demeanor attracted friendships everywhere he went. Even in his final days, he kept a smile on his face. Along with Holy Cross, he loved his LSU tigers, Nicholls Colonels, fraternity TKE and Saints. He leaves behind a wife, Randi Rousseau Serigne, two children, Jacques and Stella Serigne, his father and mother, Jack and Bonnie Serigne, brother and sister, Jack Serigne III and Stephanie Kostopoulos, and dozens upon dozens of grieving and loving family and friends. Losing him has left a void in all of us and is apparent by the number of people who’ve prayed and reached out to him. Just like Batman, he has one super power, he never gave up! He fought to stay with those who loved him till the very end. We all hope to see him again, as Jonathan would say, “same bat time, same bat channel.” Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will begin at 2:00 PM. Interment will be private. To celebrate and honor the life of Jonathan, the family requests guests wear their favorite Batman inspired attire.

(Jonathan is the son-in-law of our friend, Darryl Rousseau of Ponchatoula.)




Scripture Writing for October 8 – Jeremiah 33: 2-3




Today, I would like to share this inspirational thought shared by Pastor Rick Warren.  I hope you will take time to read this.

“Happiness Habit: Give Your Life Away”




Cooperative Program article from Baptist Press








Louisiana Baptist Message



Reading articles and sites like these give information and enlighten our minds.  Spend some time each day reading good articles.

Anna Lee







Sleep didn’t come my way, so I am up tonight writing this for Monday.  If you are awake too, please pray I will be able to sleep some soon.



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

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

If you do this, you will experience God’s peace.” 

                                                           ~Philippians 4:6-7 NLT~



I want to mention three people to you tonight.

  • Smiley Conerly will be seeing a pulmonologist tomorrow.
  • Bryan Tate is in MD Anderson in Houston.
  • Ruby Dillon had a good day Sunday, the best day since she has been home from  the hospital.



Scripture Writing for October 7 – Jeremiah 33: 2-3



Mission Opportunities

  • Annual Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana
  • Collecting money for postage for shoeboxes – $9.00 per box
  • Packing party for Operation Christmas Child on October 26 at 6 P.M.
  • Two Rivers Associational WMU will meet at FBC, Kentwood this month



Thanks for praying about my sometimes crazy sleep patterns.  I usually don’t sleep during the day so wasted sleep time at night usually means I just lose the sleep.  

Anna Lee

God’s Day!

11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. 

12 We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

                                                              2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

Scripture Writing – October 6 – Matthew 11: 27-30
I hope you have a church you regularly attend.  If not, today is a wonderful day to begin looking for one.  If you don’t have a plan, we would love to have you visit us at First Baptist Church, Kentwood.  Sunday school begins at 9:15 and worship at 10:30.  Services tonight begin at 6 P.M.  We have classes/opportunities for all ages.
Anna Lee


Seek the LORD while he may be found;

call on him while he is near.

~Isaiah 55:6 (NIV)~




I’m writing this shortly before mid-night, but calling it “Saturday”.




About 6 P.M., we received a rain for a few minutes.  David asked me it I wanted to go out and watch it rain.  I told him it wouldn’t rain long enough for that.  He started out.  At that moment, the rain stopped.  I’m hope we get rain over the weekend that lasts longer, but I am thankful for the rain we received.




Two death notices:

  • Robert Stephen Ellis, III
    November 15, 1948 – October 03, 2019

    A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at his home. He was born November 15, 1948 in Amite and was 70 years of age. He was a graduate of Tulane University. As an avid sportsman, he had a deep love of fishing and hunting with his dogs. In his early years, he was a fiddle player in Just Pickin’ Bluegrass Band. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Robinson Ellis; sons, Bolivar Kemp Ellis of Amite, Jesse Clinton Ellis and and wife, Sumerset Bivens Ellis of Salt Lake City, UT; 2 grandchildren, Emery June Ellis and Ansel Cotton Ellis; sisters, Martina Ellis of Amite and Eleanor Dameron of Takoma Park, MD; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a wide circle of many friends. Preceded in death by parents, Judge Robert S. Ellis, Jr. and Eleanor “Peeps” Kemp Ellis. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit  (Robert was my classmate from the 7th grade through graduation.)

  • Jonathan Serigne, the man we have been praying for for about a week, passed away tonight (Friday).  I have prayed for peace and comfort for this family.  Please pray now and at 8:30 each night for a while.  I’ll post the obituary when one becomes available.



We will meet at 8 A.M. in the fellowship hall to finish up the shoeboxes we need this year.  Thank-you to those who have been coming and to those who will show up in the morning to paint some more.

The packing party will be Saturday, October 26th at 6:00 P.M. in the fellowship hall.  Wear your Christmas colors and bring a Christmas snack.  Packing the shoeboxes is fun!




Scripture Writing – October 5 – I Timothy 5: 14-16 . If you would like your own copy of the Scriptures we will be reading this month, they are available in the sanctuary of FBC, Kentwood.  Take one to share, too.




It’s still Friday, but I’m posting anyway!

Anna Lee