“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

~Exodus 20:12~



Today, let’s pray for Josiah Huckaby and his family.  May God continue to bless them.

After flu/rsv season settled down, we decided to increase Josiah’s therapy appointments. We were going once a month for each therapy (physical, occupational, & speech). Now we go to physical therapy weekly & occupational/speech twice a month. This boy was already making strides but he just didn’t work much during our sessions. They would show him how to do something & he would refuse to work on it but as soon as we’d get home he’d start trying to do it himself. He’s definitely little MR. INDEPENDENT.

Now he works so hard during each session & it shows…after only 1 full month with our new schedule. He can sit in the tripod position for about 30 seconds now…if you can keep him from getting too tickled to hold that position. He can get on his hands & knees. He is really close to getting into a sitting position from his hands & knees. He does sort of an army crawl now…although he has started going backwards a little bit in the crawling position. He definitely favors doing things with his left hand vs right hand. It’s been a new struggle to get him to use both during therapy. He used to use his right hand until he would get frustrated & then swap to his left hand to complete whatever task he was doing. He has been identifying some items on flash cards by picking from 2 cards…which completely blew me away since we had not worked on that at all. He follows instruction during therapy when he’s not giggling & flirting. He is such a wiggle worm & his PT/OT have both mentioned how tired they are after his session…45 mins of trying to get a really strong wiggle worm to do what he doesn’t want to is completely exhausting! I know from experience!!! 😜 To God be the glory!!!




James Oliver Beddingfield

February 04, 1941 – May 23, 2019

James Oliver Beddingfield of Holden, La passed away at his home on May 23, 2019. Born in Moscow, Mississippi on February 4, 1941. Mr. Beddingfield was a truck driver by trade and was affectionately known as “Swamp Fox” by his truck driving friends. Although he battled a lengthy illness for many years, he was able to celebrate his 59th anniversary with the love of his life on May 21, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Hancock Beddingfield; daughter Janice Lynn and husband Robert Brabham; son James Randall “Randy” Beddingfield and wife Tammy; son Ronald Scott “Scotty” Beddingfield and wife Sarah; daughter Karen Louise and husband David King; daughter Melissa Ann “Missy” and husband Ray Thomas; son Bryan Edward “Bubby” Beddingfield and wife Tina; daughter Jennifer Helen “Jenny” and husband Herbert Woodard; one brother Hayward Beddingfield; 19 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and 2 great- granddaughters on the way. Preceded in death by his father Bapp Woodley Beddingfield; mother Margaret Helen Vick; 4 brothers and one sister. The family would like to thank Concerned Care Hospice: Tiffany Hebert, Rayna Morgan, Belinda Seals, Chaplain J, and Alice Sherard. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Sunday, May 26, 2019, and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 27, 2019. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit



Here for You – God blesses those who work for peace
-Matthew 5:9, NLT




“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at 11 A.M. in Oyska @ Burger Basket




Operation Christmas Child

Did you make a shopping trip for OCC this week?  Please get in the habit of spending a little money each week to support “shoeboxes”.  You can leave your purchases at the FBC office or in the classroom next to the office.  Thank you for helping little children this year.




Read and Write the Bible Today – “Abiding in Christ” – James 1:22




Thank you for reading and praying.

Anna Lee









Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.

~Romans 15:2 (NIV)~



Today, I am asking for special prayer for an awesome young woman.  She is the granddaughter of a high school classmate and has fought a courageous battle.  Enjoy some time reading her Facebook page, Maddie’s Miracles, and praying for her.

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Carol Bennett Sealey’s surgery is completed.  Let’s pray for her as she moves on to whatever is ahead of her.




Mr. “Cete” Dillon has has a number of appointments.  He received a unit of blood this week.  Pray he improves soon.




David got a good report from his cardiologist yesterday.  We’re looking ahead to a full day of appointments next Wednesday.



Maxine Smith Ard

September 27, 1937 – May 20, 2019

Maxine Smith Ard passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019 of natural causes at the age of 81. She was born in the town of Foxworth in Marion County Mississippi on September 27, 1937 and her family moved to Louisiana after World War II while she was still a child. Maxine’s son William was born weeks before her seventeenth birthday as she was married for the first time when she was 15. She completed night school while working full time at a laundromat and part time at a restaurant. On August 9, 1963 Maxine married Lamon Ard and they moved to Montpelier in October of 1967 and they remained married for 49 years “until death they did part” in 2012. For several years Maxine and Lamon fostered boys for the Child Protection Services. Over the years Maxine worked as a bookkeeper, and for what was once the Terrebonne Lumber Company. She retired from Montpelier Gas and Water in 2010 where she managed the billing services. Maxine is preceded in death by her husband Eddie Lamon Ard, parents Melvin Smith and Annie Bedwell Smith, brother, Waymon Smith and nephews Jerry Lott and Bob Lott. She is survived by her son, William (Bill) Pittman and daughter-in-law Mary Agnes Pittman, grandson Jacob Stephen Pittman, granddaughter Katherine Elizabeth Pittman Poche’ and her husband LTJG Alan Poche’, and two great grandchildren, Madison Poche’ and Natalie Poche’. She is also survived by her sister Lillian Smith Nucico, sister-in-law Betty Smith, niece Patty Smith, nephew Chad Smith, her brother, Cercie Smith and his wife Katherine Smith and his children, David Smith, Michael Smith, Linda Smith, Roger Smith, and niece Patsy Lott Howansky. Visitation at Montpelier Baptist Church from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Rusty Durand. Interment Montpelier Cemetery, Montpelier, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Read and Write the Bible Today – “Abiding in Christ” – Hebrews 3:4-6



Say or do something to help build someone up today!

Anna Lee






But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

~Acts 1:8~

This tells us to share our faith with others around the world, not just our friends and neighbors.  That is our “mission”.
  • Mr. “Cete” did not get additional blood yesterday, but will get it Monday if the plans don’t change.  Please keep Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby in your prayers.
  • Read and  Write the Bible Today – “Abiding in Christ” – Ephesians 3:20
  • VBS, Vacation Bible School, signs are popping up all around.  Please take note of the dates and locations so the little ones in your world don’t miss out.  The children can’t make it to VBS if you don’t go out of your way to get them there!
  • Schools are ending for 2018-2019.  That means lots of energetic and fast moving boys and girls are riding bikes and playing ball each day.  Pay special attention when you drive!
  • Have a great Saturday.  Don’t get too hot!
Anna Lee


“The LORD watches over all who love him.” 

~Psalm 145:20 NIV~



I remember watching the Monday morning march with Buckskin Bill from Baton Rouge.  David and I now have a Monday morning ride to Baton Rouge.  Today, we meet my sister, Julie, in Ponchatoula so she can do some driving for us.  God had certainly been watching over us as we have traveled many medical miles in the last couple of years.  Thankfully, He has been with us all the way on this journey.



Read and Write the Bible – I John 1: 5-6




Yesterday, the local churches honored their graduates yesterday.  Let’s join together to pray for and encourage each one of them.  Their lives are all changing as they face the next steps of their future.  Let’s pray they welcome God to travel these new steps with them.

Anna Lee









If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.  

But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Daniel 3:17-18

(These are the very verses we learned in our missions class last night.)



Brett Frazier did start back to “light” work Monday.  I’m sure the regular routine was a good change for him.  Please continue to pray for him.




Please pray for a young teen, not from our area, who tried to take her life with pills.  Jaelyn is getting treatment for anxiety.  She’s a beautiful young lady living in a




Please pray for Dollie Frazier as she has eye surgery this morning.




Please . pray for my cousin, Scott Tolleson, who has HD.  He has had complications from recent falls and is hospitalized.




There will be a fundraiser at FBC, Greensburg for Ronnie Webb, Jr.  I was told he is out of state getting treatment.  The lunch will be Friday at noon.  Contact FBC, Greensburg for more information or to request tickets.




May is the month to purchase hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child.

  • Soap
  • Washcloths
  • Toothbrushes
  • Stick deodorant
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Bath scrubbers



Read and Write the Bible  – John 15: 4-5




Don’t forget today is the National Day of Prayer.  Join in tonight at FBC, Amite at 6:30.  You will be blessed.




Thank-you for praying today.

Anna Lee






“You are my friends if you do what I command.” 

~John 15:14 NLT~




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Make your plans to attend the National Day of Prayer meeting at FBC, Amite tomorrow night at 6:30.




Read & Write the Bible “Abiding in Christ” – Psalm 91: 1-2




Thanks go the person who sent a box of beads for use in the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Also, thanks to those of you who have contributed plastic Easter eggs for the shoeboxes.  Each and every item will go in shoeboxes in the fall.  We collect now and pack later.  Don’t forget to take the time to check out the items in the tote on the organ.  These items represent some of the items we will use this year.  You can also contribute by giving to the Operation Christmas Child Fund at church.  Marking you envelope “OCC” or “Shoeboxes” is all you have to do.




The weather has been beautiful.  We have enjoyed sitting on the patio.  Pray for everyone to be able to get out or to look out and enjoy God’s creation.




Please continue to pray for those who have needs.  They might be spiritual, physical, emotional, etc.

Anna Lee







“Some of these people have missed the most important thing in life—

they don’t know God.” 

~1 Timothy 6:21 TLB~





I’m not sure it happened yesterday, but Brett Frazier was planning, with his doctor’s approval, to go back to work yesterday.  I’m thankful for the progress Brett has made and hopeful he will continue to do so.




Angie Addison Redmond

April 22, 1922 – April 28, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg, LA. She was born April 22, 1922 in Greensburg, LA and was 97 years of age. She is survived by 2 nieces, Betty Hatcher and Carolyn Dykes; 1 nephew, Curtis Dykes; 1 great-nephew, Jimmy Hatcher and wife, Barbara; 2 great-great-nephews, Major Hatcher and wife, Charita, and Justin Hatcher. Preceded in death by husband, A.J. Redmond; parents, Hosa and Georgie Addison. Graveside Services will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Services conducted by Rev. Darryl Miller. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Sue Ellen Blanchard Carter

May 18, 1943 – April 26, 2019

Sue Ellen Blanchard Carter died peacefully at home on April 26, 2019. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 18, 1943. She was married to the love of her life, William M. Carter, Sr. for 48 years of what everyone described as the greatest love story that they have ever seen. Sue Carter was a loving wife, caring and supportive Momma, devoted daughter and cherished “Sista”. She was a selfless giver, she gave all she had and never asked for anything in return. She gave her time, her talents, her wisdom, but most of all her heart. She always found the good in everyone, always positive, full of joy with some added spunk. Sue retired from Walmart in Waveland, MS after 21 years of service. She was adored by everyone who knew her and will always be remembered as “Sweet Sue”. We will miss her every single day but knowing that she is at peace is such a comfort.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William M. Carter, Sr. Parents, Martin O. Blanchard, Jr and Myrtle C. Blanchard of Bay St. Louis, MS. She is survived by her 4 children, William M. “Billy” Carter, Jr. and wife Yolanda of Kentwood, LA, Sandy Carter Newman and husband Mitch of Kentwood, LA, Jenny Carter Jackson and husband Albert of St. Francisville, LA, and Douglas Martin Carter, Sr. and wife Mary of Picayune, MS; 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 siblings, Martin O. Blanchard, III and Maureen Blanchard of Bay St. Louis, MS. Visitation at Taylor Creek Baptist Church, 1936 Hwy 440, Kentwood, LA from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Don Meadows. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read & Write the Bible – Romans 5:1-5




Vacation Bible Schools are being scheduled and planned in area churches.  It is not too early to mark your calendar, register for VBS, and to purchase a t-shirt.




Thanks to all who have ministered to David and me during his illness.  Your goodness and love continue to flow into our lives.  We both would much rather be doing for others, but this is God’s plan for our lives at this time.  We continue to be blessed and blessed again.

Anna Lee