Sunday

Taste and see that the LORD is good;

blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

~Psalm 34:8~

 

Marion Antoinette “Doll” Gray Willson

July 09, 1936 – January 24, 2020

A life-long resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg. She was born July 9, 1936 in Kentwood and was 83 years of age. She was a retired dairy farmer and a member of Pine Ridge United Methodist Church. She is survived by 2 sons, Paul Willson and wife, Mary Ann, Kentwood and Jimmy Willson and wife, Laurie, Houston, TX; daughter, Tracy Willson Desselles and husband, Gary, Abita Springs; 7 grandchildren, Jim Willson, J.J. Willson, Adam Willson and his wife, Lori, Bracy Willson Pinegar and husband, Jeff, Cristen Willson Blades and her husband, Landon, Colby Desselles and Bailey Desselles; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Nancy Birch and husband, Ladell, and Peggy Varnado and husband, Dr. Jimmie W. Varnado; 2 sisters-in-law, Kay Gray and Toni Gray; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ray Willson; parents, James and Nettie Gray; sister, Velma Georgia Gray; 5 brothers, James Hulon Gray and wife, Minette, Huey Gray and wife, Dorothy, Leahman Gray,  Philip Gray, and James Monroe Gray. A graveside service will be held at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine Ridge, LA at 1:00PM on Monday, January 27, 2020 conducted by Rev. Dr. Michael Townsend. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 26

  • Exodus 2:11-3:22
  • Matthew 17:10-27
  • Psalm 22:1-18
  • Proverbs 5:7-14

 

 

David and I had a good week with OCC.  Today, we are announcing what the classes at our church are purchasing for February.  If you are not finished shopping for January, it is never too late.

 

 

 

 Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast benefit this morning at 8 A.M.  Enjoy the fellowship and food.  Contribute to a need in the community chosen by a team of ladies who are always alert to needs and have a heart to help out.

 

 

 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

~Ephesians 3:16~

 

 

 

David’s brother-in-law

Harold Benton Newman

  • June 5, 1933 – January 20, 2020
  • Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
  • Harold  Benton Newman
  • Harold Benton Newman, originally of Hammond, LA, died Monday, January 20, 2020, at his home in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, at the age of 86. He was born June 5, 1933, to the late Shelby and Anita Newman. He was a resident of Mississippi for the past 33 years.
    Harold is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bonnie Alford Newman; brothers Shelby William (Bill) Newman, Glenn Earl Newman, and Rudolph Paul (Rudy) Newman, sister Joyce Love Newman, children Harold Keith Newman, Sharon Kay Newman Ott (Mike), and Matthew Eric Newman (Susan); grandchildren Becky, Christina, Bryan, Miranda, Mikayla, and Kaylen; and 6 great-grandchildren.
    In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his sisters Mary Ann Newman Mulkey and Elsie Jean Newman Smith, and daughter Diana Sue Newman Brown.
    Harold was a veteran of the Army National Guard, and retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation (Highway Department). He was an animal lover, an avid outdoorsman, and a life-long fisherman.
    Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in Harold’s honor at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, Louisiana, on February 1, 2020, from 11 am to 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, and to honor Harold’s love for animals, the family asks you make a donation to Raven Woods Animal Sanctuary in Arcola, Louisiana or Tangi Humane Society in Hammond, Louisiana.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 25

  • Genesis 50:1 – Exodus 2:10
  • Matthew 16:13-17:9
  • Psalm 21:1-13
  • Proverbs 5:1-6

 

 

I have been crafting for OCC.  It has been a real joy!  If you like to craft and know the value of OCC, you may want to get with me for some joint projects.  If you are shopping monthly, you will realize the first month is ending.  Are you pleased with what you purchased or crafted in January?  Stay tuned for our February needs….

Anna Lee

 

 

Thursday

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

~Philippians 4:13~

 

 

Update on Irene Lascaro from Linda Hendry

Irene broke her hip for the third time. It is broken in two places. The miracle is that she does not have to have surgery. Just extensive rehab, Already up walking. Thank you for the prayers.

 

 

 

Christian Ratliff is home.  Pray for him and his family as they make adjustments at home.  Thank God for his good care at the hospital and for all those who have helped the family while Christian was hospitalized in Baton Rouge.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 21, for mistake I made yesterday.

  • Genesis 42:18-43:34
  • Matthew 13:47-14:12
  • Psalm 18:16-36
  • Proverbs 4:7-10

 

 

January Bible Study at New Zion was wonderful.  We attended all four nights and heard the introduction at FBC,K last Wednesday.  Bro. Darrell did a great job and managed to get people involved in discussions at each table.  We loved seeing our New Zion friends and spending the time with them studying God’s Word.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast benefit Sunday morning at 8 A.M.  The food and fellowship is always good.  The cause is worthy.

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for those who have been on our prayer list lately and for those I did not list too.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

You are my refuge and my shield;

I have put my hope in your word.

~Psalm 119:114~

 

 

 

Mr. Sherrill Caraway was able to return to his home yesterday after spending an uncertain week in the hospital in Baton Rouge.  Pray he will feel good and improve at home.

 

 

 

Christian Ratlliff’s ear surgery went well.  Once he is healed from surgery, his new devices will be turned on.  Pray all go as smoothly as planned.

 

 

 

Julie Smith Eudy, my sister, will be having surgery at Ochsner Hospital on Jefferson Monday.  Please begin to cover her with your prayers.  Please pray for the surgery and the recovery period.

 

 

 

Julie and I have completed the process of cutting, surging, folding, and grouping more than enough colorful washcloths for the shoeboxes we will pack in October.  They are beautiful!  I am anxious for the children to have them to enjoy for many years.  Our present projects include stuffing two-pocket folders for the boys and girls in the two older age groups.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 21

  • Genesis 42:18-43:34
  • Matthew 13:47-14:12
  • Psalm 18:16-36
  • Proverbs 4:7-10

 

 

The January Bible Study of Jeremiah is going well at New Zion Baptist Church.  There are two more nights.  It’s not too late to join the group.  They start at 6:30 P.M. with Bro. Darryl Miller teaching the group.

 

 

 

The Kentwood youth are planning for the annual Valentine Banquet which will be Saturday, February 8.  A steak supper will be served that night.  You can purchase your $20 tickets at the church office or from a youth.  Proceeds from the banquet will help with the cost of youth camp this summer.

 

 

 

We all know about being selfish.  Let’s practice being selfless today in our prayers and actions.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

“God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” 

~Philippians 4:19 ESV~

 

 

 

Sherrill Caraway had to stay another night at the hospital.  Hopefully, today is the day he will be able to return to Greensburg.  Keep praying for him.

 

 

 

Christian Ratliff will be having  implants in his ears to help improve hearing loss due to his illness.  Surgery is this morning at seven.  Please pray for hearing improvements.

 

 

 

I don’t have an update on Irene Lascaro.  Please continue to pray for her though.

 

 

 

The Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting will be at 10:00 this morning at East Fork Baptist Church.  ALL LADIES are invited to attend.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 20

  • Genesis 41:17-42:17
  • Matthew 13:24-46
  • Psalm 18:1-15
  • Proverbs 4:1-6

 

 

The January Bible Study at New Zion Baptist Church will continue focusing on Jeremiah.  Bro. Darryl Miller will continue to lead the group through Wed.  The meeting begins at 6:30 each night.

 

 

 

Be alert in the colder temperatures the next couple of days.  Stay warm and healthy.

Anna Lee

God’s Day

The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.

~Habakkuk 3:19~

 

 

 

 

Smiley Conerly and David talked last night.  Smiley’s diagnosis is lymphoma.  This week he will begin treatment.  Keep Smiley on your prayer list.

 

 

 

Pray for Debbie Miller Wilkinson.  She’s at M.D. Anderson for her monthly treatment/update.  Please keep her in your prayers.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 19

  • Genesis 39:1-41:16
  • Matthew 12:46-13:23
  • Psalm 17:1-15
  • Proverbs 3:33-35

 

 

Bro. Darryl Miller will be teaching the January Bible study at New Zion Baptist Church this morning and Sunday- Wednesday nights.

 

 

 

Announce the Two Rivers WMU meeting at your church.  Make plans to have some other ladies ride to East Fork with you for 10 A.M.  WMU ladies who passed away in the past year will be honored.

 

 

 

Have a great day doing what God would want you to do today.

Anna Lee

Tuesday

“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 

~2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV~

 

 

 

George Pike is having gamma knife surgery today.  Please remember him in your prayers.

 

 

 

Today, I would like to add two family members.

  • David’s brother-in-law, Harold Newman, is very sick.  Harold and Bonnie live in Bay St. Louis.
  • My first cousin, Scott Tolleson, is having surgery in Shreveport this morning. Scott is 63 and suffers from Huntington Disease.l

 

 

I haven’t mentioned the items I collect for a jail ministry.  Yesterday, someone asked if I was collecting 2020 calendars.  Yes, I would love to have them if you have some extra ones or find them at a good price.   Thanks for helping those in jail.

 

 

 

WMU Memorial Service & 
Quarterly Meeting, Monday,
January 20, 2020 @ 10:00
@ East Fork Baptist Church
If a WMU member in your church has passed on, please contact me by text or call me at 225-485-4648.
Come join us in honoring deceased members, bring a dish and bring a friend. Thank you!                                                                                                      Linda Graves of EFBC
Read the Bible in 2020 – January 14

 

  •  Genesis 30:1-31:16
  • Matthew 10:1-23
  • Psalm 12:1-8
  • Proverbs 3:13-15

 

 

 

God loves for us to be concerned about other people and to act with compassion.

Anna Lee