Monday

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus,

the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” 

~Hebrews 12:2 NLT~

 

 

 

Dollie Frazier needs our continued prayers.  She has had strokes in both eyes.  Knowing Dollie, I know how appreciative she will be for your prayers.

 

 

 

Denise LaBarbera Rose’s son, Austin, had cancer but now is healed and clear on the problem.  Join the Rose family in thanking God for Austin’s wonderful recovery.

 

 

 

Macy Lee, younger daughter of Tim and Beth, will be having surgery soon to remove her gall bladder.  Join others in praying for all the details of her surgery and recovery.

 

 

 

 

Yesterday, I posted about Darrell Wall problem with congestive heart failure.  He called me at 7 A.M. yesterday.  What a sweet “visit” we had.  He is closely following the diet that doctors have given him and is confident that will be beneficial.  Pray he can remain on that diet and that it will help overcome his problem.

 

 

 

Thankfulness: Day 18 – Volunteers!  I have been working in various aspects of church life for about fifty-five years.  I have loved doing so, but have to give credit to all those who have volunteered to work with me.  I know God loves all those sweet hearts who give of themselves in order to benefit others in some way.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for Nov. 18 – 2 Corinthians 9: 13-15.

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child Collection Hours

Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood

310 Avenue E
Kentwood, LA 70444-2518

Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 20: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 22: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 24: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

 

 

This is the week!  We begin collecting shoeboxes from individual and groups today so they can begin the long journey to boys and girls in impoverished countries.  I’m so excited to say this is our fourth year to serve as a collection site.  If you have packed shoeboxes, please get them to FBC, Kentwood or another collection site during the next week.   We certainly can’t leave the shoeboxes in Louisiana when they have such meaningful materials for so many children.  Thank-you to each individual, class, club, church, who packed boxes and to the volunteers who will be working to move the boxes along on the journey.

Anna Lee

The Lord’s Day

“I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

 ~Philippians 1:6 ESV~

 

 

 

This morning, I want to ask you to pray for Darrell Wall.  He’s from Roseland and was at “David’s Party” four months ago.  He is now hospitalized with congestive heart failure.

 

 

 

James Hayman fell at his place about a week and a half ago.  Please pray for his wife and other family members.

 

 

 

Thankfulness – November 17 – Today, I’m thankful for household appliances that make life so much easier than it was for our ancestors.  It’s a tie between washers and dryers and refrigerator/freezers, stoves, and microwaves.  Thinking back to ancestors who lived without these appliances, I know I am thankful to live in this era.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 17 – 2 Corinthians 9: 10-12

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – This is the week when various churches will be set up to collect the shoeboxes you packed.  It is also a reminder that you have one more week to pack shoeboxes.  FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site again this year.  I’ll post hours tomorrow.  Remember, each box touches the life of a family, not just a child.  How valuable do you consider it to be to be able to introduce whole families to Jesus by simple sending a box of hygiene items, school supplies, toys, etc.?  I see each box as having eternal value!  How will you make a difference for God?

 

 

 

Have a great Lord’s Day.  If you are unable to attend church, be sure to take advantage of the great pastors you can watch on television, computer, or even your phone.  There’s no excuse for not hearing God’s servants speak today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  

You know the way to the place where I am going.”

~John 14:2-4~

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Nov. 15 – Psalm 147: 1-7

 

 

 

Thankfulness – Day 15 – Today, I’m thankful for the hard times, the valleys, in my life.  They help me grow enough to get to the good times, the mountains, in my life.   We don’t live on the mountains all day every day.  I think the growing in our lives come when we are in the valleys and facing a mountain.  God goes with us through the valleys and the mountaintop days.

 

 

 

Lottie Moon Christmas Tea – December 7th at 1 P.M. at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  This is for all ladies and girls in Two Rivers.  I hope you will be there.

 

 

 

The weather forecast is for a sunny, warmer day without rain.  Get out of the house and do something special for yourself or someone else.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

~Psalm 23:6~

I think most of you will be able to sing a song you learned years ago that is a paraphrase of this song.  I know it immediately ran through my mind when I read the verse.

 

 

 

Thankfulness, Day 14 – Today, I am thankful for reliable transportation.  Not the newest or most expensive, but reliable.  Reliable transportation gets us to the doctor, to the grocery store, to church, etc.  Thank-you, God, for reliable transportation!

 

 

 

Please pray for Don Hammons of Arcola.  He had surgery this week and is recovering at home.

 

 

 

Emilie McKenzie  has also had surgery, on her elbow.  She will have a second surgery soon.

 

 

 

Vinessa Capro Harrison

April 10, 1951 – November 10, 2019

Mrs. Vinessa Capro Harrison, born April 10, 1951 in New Orleans, quietly departed this life the evening of Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Amite, LA. Vinessa was an active and beloved part of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives. She loved bringing the family together and sharing her wonderful cooking. She never met a stranger and was always there with a shoulder to cry on and a hand to hold. As a result of her generosity, caring and fun personality, she was loved by many. Her spirit and influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents Vincent Capro Jr and Florence Langlinais, her beloved husband Dennis J. Harrison, and her sister Kerrie Crocker. She is survived by her children: son William G. Henrich III, wife Mira and children Sam, Violet, Jack & Logan of Conyers, GA; daughter Kelly A. Henrich and her daughter Jarrin of Amite, LA.; son Timothy P. Henrich, wife Lori and children Emma & Adam of Sioux Center, IA.; son David J. Lambert of Amite, LA; daughter Florence Espinal, husband Abel and daughters Eva & Grace of Yorktown, VA; son Dennis J. Harrison Jr, wife Ginny & their son Henry; daughter Amanda Harrison; Paul Lambert Jr, wife Denise and their four children; and two great-grand children Liam & Adeline Creel.She is also survived by her significant other David Carroll of Amite, LA; sister Dana Poche Donovan of Slidell, LA; brothers-in-laws William Ola & Joseph Crocker; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services to be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at 2pm at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Vinessa’s name to the American Heart Association http://www.2.heart.org.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for November 14th – Psalm 115: 12-19

 

 

 

Coming Soon! – Lottie Moon Christmas Tea at Spring Creek Baptist Church

 

 

 

OCC Collection Week begins Monday.  FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site.  If you are not close to us, please check the OCC website for locations and time at a site near you.  Remember, each site has their own hours.  They will NOT be open all day every day of the week.

 

 

 

More than 3,600 Southern Baptists chose to leave the comfort of their homes so they could share the gospel with the nations as IMB missionaries. How many more can we send together through this year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering?

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“Your attitude must be like my own, for I, the Messiah, did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give my life as a ransom for many.” 

~Matthew 20:28 TLB~

 

 

Thankfulness: Day 12.  David’s blood level was 9.3 yesterday, not bad since he had not had Procrit for two weeks.  He got it yesterday and already has orders to get it next week.  We had not heard of Procrit this time last year, but are so thankful we have had the opportunity to have David benefit from it.  Can you imagine the medical scientists who worked to develop and test this drug to help people?  We run to the pharmacy or the doctor for medications that benefit us without thinking about the long process of developing them and getting them to us when we need them.  Today, I am thankful for David’s access to this and other medications.  I”m also very thankful they are available to others too.

 

 

 

Burrell J. Carter

June 17, 1935 – November 11, 2019

The Honorable Burrell J. Carter, born June 17, 1935, passed away on November 11, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Judge Carter was a lifelong resident of Greensburg, Louisiana. He was married to Helen Bridges Carter for over 60 years. Judge Carter graduated from Greensburg High School as Valedictorian in 1953 and attended LSU and LSU Law School, graduating first in his law school class of 1958. He served in the Army during the Berlin Missile Crisis and rose to the rank of Captain. He practiced law in Greensburg until 1974, when he was appointed District Judge, 21st Judicial District, where he served until being elected to the First Circuit Court of Appeal. He served as Chief Judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeal for over 10 years, overseeing the planning and construction of the First Circuit building on Capitol Lake. He retired in 2012 but continued to serve on ad hoc appointments to many courts, including on multiple occasions, the Louisiana Supreme Court.

His civic pursuits were widespread including being elected Mayor of Greensburg at 21 years of age, and he served as President of the Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation, Adjutant General of the State American Legion, Chairman of the Greensburg United Methodist Church Administrative Board for over 30 years, President of the 21st Judicial District Bar Association, and three-term Chairman of he Louisiana Conference of Court of Appeal Judges. Judge Carter also contributed many articles to national and state legal journals.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen Bridges Carter, son, Representative Robby Carter and his wife, Kerry Anthony, daughter, Libby Peak and her husband, Craig, grandchildren Taylor Carter Peak, M.D., Captain David Kramer Peak, M.D., Robert Burrell Carter, Helen Ruth Carter, and Jessica C. Ledet, J.D. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert T. Carter and Elizabeth J. Carter. Judge Carter was especially proud of the accomplishments of his family, whom he loved dearly.

Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, Louisiana, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 and at Greensburg United Methodist Church from 9:00 a.m. until funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Ken Reed, Rev. Don Lum, Rev. A. W. O’Quinn, and Fr. Mark Beard. Burial will follow in Greensburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his three grandsons, Julius Freidman, Bimbo Relan, Marshall Harvin, Ricky Webb, and Justice Jeff Hughes. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gov. John Bel Edwards, Gov. Mike Foster, Gov. Edwin Edwards, Judge Bob Downing, Judge Walter Lanier, Sr. , Judge Kenneth Fogg, Judge Janice Clark, Judge Billy Kline, Judge Duke Welch, Judge Zorraine Waguespack, Chief Judge Gene Thibodeaux, Chief Judge Charles Jones, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, John Gallaspy, Ed Walters, Don Carmouche, Senator Cleo Fields, Ken Johnston, Dr. Nollie Felts, Frank Johnson, Dr. Randy Moffett, Randy Webb, District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, Joey Guzzardo, and Johnny McClendon.

Special thanks to Shirley Lee, Wendy Webb, Lisa Foreman, Lisa King, and the staff of the Ochsner Cancer Center.

 

 

 

Anna Catalanotto Schillage

May 22, 1920 – November 11, 2019

 A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. She was born May 22, 1920 in Amite, LA and was 99 years of age. She is survived by daughter, Kathy Faison; son, Joseph J. Schillage, Jr.; 3 grandchildren, Julie Schillage, Chris Faison and Cristie Kent; great grandchildren, Cole, C.J. and Lilly Faison, Easton and Jaxson Calogero; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Schillage, Sr.; parents, Mike and Anna Campo Catalanotto; 9 brothers and sisters, Charlie Catalanotto, Joe Catalanotto, Bill Catalanotto, Jake Catalanotto, Vince Catalanotto, John Catalanotto, Mary Cavaretta, Lilly Campo and Cat Catalanotto. Graveside Services will be held at Colonial Mausoleum, at 10:00AM Thursday, November 14, 2019. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

From Wyoming to the World with Love

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Please contact me today if you can work one or more two hour shifts for the collection of “shoeboxes” during the week of November 11-25.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 12 – I Chronicles 16: 8-14

 

 

 

Warning: We are under a wind advisory today as that old North Wind blows in some extremely cold weather tonight.  Get prepared today!  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

~Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)~

 

 

 

I think we need to pray about the cold weather which is expected soon.  Be prepared.  Stay in when the roads are icy.  Stay warm.  Who do you need to pray for during this extra cold season?  Who do you need to help in some way?  Make good decisions!

 

 

 

Louisiana is leading the state in flu cases!  That fact, plus David’s compromised immune system, caused us to decide to limit our crowd exposures for a while.  We plan to miss services at church Sunday mornings.  David does not have a new problem, but we are hoping to prevent one.  We are trying to keep him as healthy as we can.

 

 

 

Please pray for our friends, Cete and Ruby Dillon.  She is not feeling her best.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 9 – Psalm 100: 1-5

 

 

 

Begin to pray for us as we make plans for the Operation Christmas Child Collection Center which will be receiving shoeboxes November 18 – 25.

 

 

 

It’s time to cook some winter foods.  Enjoy them this week.  Pray for those who do not have proper food, clothing, or heat.  If you know of a need, please call the church office or someone whom you think can help out.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

~Romans 15:13~

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Isaiah 12: 2-6

 

 

 

World Day of Prayer – Kedron Baptist Church – 10 A.M. today followed by a covered dish meal.  All ladies are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

You have about three more weeks to pack “shoe boxes” and get them turned in this year.  I hope you have packed some this year.  If you need more information about turning them in, please ask me.

 

 

 

Thankfulness – Day 4 – Today, I an thankful for friends whether they are church family, neighbors, classmates, former co-workers, former students, etc.  We are able to support and encourage each other.

Anna Lee