Even though I got an early start today, my computer got a late one.

“The LORD has heard my plea for help;

the LORD accepts my prayer.”

~Psalm 6:9~


Connor Corkern is at Children’s Hospital because his seizures got more than they could handle at home.  Pray the doctors will be help to get him some help quickly.

Sherry Day is scheduled to come home today.  Continue to pray for improvement.

Macy Gueldner – http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner

Have you fallen in love with this precious child like I have?

Another person I have known all my life has passed away.  He lived on the same street where Daddy lived, just about a block away.

Joseph “J.B.” Benjamin Crain
(September 3, 1929 – October 14, 2013)

 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7. A resident of Roseland, died at 5 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2013 in Saint Amant. He was born September 3, 1928 in Roseland and was 85 years of age. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Roseland and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a loving husband father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends. Survived by wife, Mildred Hyde Crain; daughter, Pamela “Nancy” Cavaretta and husband, Carl; 3 grandchildren, Kim Smith and husband, Jody, Stacy Cavaretta and Brandon Cavaretta; 4 great grandchildren, Katlyn Cavaretta; Joel Smith, Samantha Cavaretta, and Bronwyn Cavaretta; sister in law, Linda Brister. Preceded in death by daughter, Marcia Jo Crain; parents, Joseph Crain and Florence Rutland Brister; 4 sisters, Agnes Landry, Algie Schumacher, Lonell Chadwick and Betty Spears; 3 brothers, Bobby Brister, Junior Brister and Elmer “Baby” Brister. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Roseland from 11 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Alan House. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. The family would like to thank Canon Hospice for their care and compassion. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Dreams of Childhood” – http://odb.org/

This reminds me of Art Linkletter.

Baptist Press – BPNews.net

Values – Rising Above – “Bouncing Back” – http://www.values.com/your-inspirational-stories/1485-Bouncing-Back


Hymn of the Day – “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/u/turnyour.htm

Announcement – We will have our monthly Third Thursday meeting at the cabin Thursday at 6:30.  Feel free to join us.

Please feel free to contact me about praises, requests, or updates you wish me to post.

Anna Lee

Monday Afternoon

I learned yesterday that Betty Simpson has had pneumonia.  Since she wasn’t at church yesterday, I assume she is not well yet.  I’ll give her a call tomorrow.

From Kaye Roberts

Bubba’s Mother is in the St Dominic hospital in Jackson having tests run.  She had been in rehab in McComb but had another fall Sunday.  In running tests in McComb, the Dr. said looked like she’d had a light stroke so they sent her to Jackson.

Please keep her and family in your prayers.


Say a special prayer for the Hoosier family.  Pat has been moved to ICU at Tulane so doctors can keep a closer watch on him.

Mattie E. Gibson
(October 13, 1942 – October 4, 2013)

A resident of Loranger, she died at 7:32 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013 in Loranger. She was born October 13, 1942 in New Orleans and was 70 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Efferson and husband, Lorin, Loranger; grandson, Edward Whalen and wife, Ashley; sister, Brenda Gibson, Tickfaw; 2 brothers, John Gibson, Loranger and Pat Gibson, Terrytown; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson, Brian Whalen; parents, John and Viola Gibson; sister-in-law, Gayle Gibson; uncle and aunt, J.O. and Eunice Ratliff; nephew, Kenny Ratliff. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Richard Baker and Rev. Marshall Wallace. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Elton Luther Easley

Elton Luther Easley, a native of St. Helena Parish and resident of Central passed away on October 12, 2013. He was 77 and was very proud to have served our country including two years in South Korea in the US Army. After his return he continued to serve in the Army Reserve rising to the rank of Sargent First Class and retiring after 37 years. He was also proud to have worked in the Louisiana Department of Highways from which he retired with 30 years of service. Elton had a special love of family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him. He immensely enjoyed being a cattleman and spent many of his post-retirement days tending his farm with the peace and joy God wishes for all of us. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marcia Moschitta Easley, five sons, Michael Easley and Suzette Sweeney Polito, Mark Easley, Steven Easley and wife Stacy, Scott Easley and wife Joanna and Todd Easley and wife Bridget. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Nicole Easley Farrell and husband Josh, Lee, Luke, Dylan, Chase, Rachel and Jackson Easley, four step-grandchildren, Kaylen Rabalais, Joseph, Kayla and Adam Navarre, two great-grandchildren, Adalyn and Boden Farrell, a sister, Bessie Blanchard and husband Ernest, three brothers, James and wife Katherine, Lester and wife Beverly and Will and wife Dot and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Jimmy and Jewel Easley and in-laws John and Velma Moschitta. Visitation will be Monday, October 14, 2013 at Seale Funeral Home 9995 Hooper Rd, Central, LA from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 10:00 am until religous services at 11:30 am at New Zion Baptist Church, 3841 Hwy 38, Kentwood, LA, 70444. Pallbearers Lee, Luke, Dylan, Chase, Brennan and Dale Easley, Vernon Wagner and Josh Farrell. Honorary pallbearer Jackson Easley. The family wishes to thank Bridgeway Hospice, Dr. Patrick Stagg and especially dear friend Dr. Stephen Antrobus for their compassionate caring efforts. The family appreciates the condolences and kind words from everyone who knew or knew of Elton and kindly request in lieu of flowers donations be made in his honor to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

NOTE: Due to the funeral being held at New Zion Baptist Church, Young at Heart will not be held this month.

Elizabeth “Libby” J. Abernathy
(February 11, 1929 – October 13, 2013) 

A resident of Chesbrough, died at 9:54 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born February 11, 1929 in Ware, MS and was 84 years of age. Survived by husband, Michael Abernathy, Chesbrough; son, Carl Hopkins, Chesbrough; daughter, Virginia Johnson, Virginia; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, Grady Jones, Greenville, AL, Marvin Jones and Carl Jones, both of California; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Brenda Milton and parents, Grady and Effie Jones. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com

Chandra Nicole McLean

(February 19, 1971 – October 10, 2013)

A resident of New Orleans, LA, she died on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. She was born February 19, 1971 in West Monroe and was 42 years of age. She is survived by her father, Joseph “Sonny” McLean, Jr. and wife, Lee, Greensburg; step father, Russell Kiser, Conroe, TX; 2 sisters, Amber McLean Kilcrease, Baton Rouge and Jennifer Miller and husband, Mitch, Greensburg; 2 nieces and 1 nephew, Heather, Emily and Joseph Miller; grandfather, Quincy Travis, Greensburg; and boyfriend, Tyrone Johnson, New Orleans. Preceded in death by her daughter, Stephanie Nicole McLean; mother, Elizabeth McKee Kiser; niece, Courtney Elizabeth DeShea McLean and grandparents, Joseph McLean, Sr. and Martha McLean, Frank and Frances McKee and Loyce Travis. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.





 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  

In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope

through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—

kept in heaven for you.”

~I Peter 1:3-4~

Teddi Titus was doing much better Friday morning, so she is at home in Kentwood with all her family.  Lauree, on behalf of the family, thanks you for your prayers and concern for  Teddi.

Penny Dees McDowell continues to slowly improve, but is still in ICU at North Oaks.  Thank God for her progress, but please continue to pray for her improvement.  Penny’s family thanks you for all your prayers and expressions of concern.

Macy Gueldner and family moved to Ronald McDonald House at St. Jude’s today.  Read the journal posts from Friday.


James Hulos Robertson
(April 26, 1931 – October 9, 2013)

A resident of Amite, died at 9:55 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at St. Helena Nursing Home in Greensburg. He was born April 26, 1931 in Hillsdale and was 82 years of age. Survived by wife of 61 years, Betty Jenkins Robertson, Amite; 3 daughters, Jeannie McCoy and husband, Johnny, Arcola, Kay Smith and husband, Mike, Greensburg and Rose Sanders and husband, Dale, Kennesaw, GA; 1 son, Dale Robertson and wife, Jeri, Amite;10 grandchildren, John McCoy, Jr., Jeremy McCoy, Mary Beth Freche, Josh and Jake Sanders, Colorado Robertson, Betsy Ehret, Rebecca Bardwell and Codie Whetstone; 14 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mae Jean Smith, Hillsdale, Vivian Morgan, Lafayette, 3 brothers, Emmett Robertson, Baker, Terry Robertson, Hillsdale, and Eugene Robertson, Pine Grove. Preceded in death by parents, Hilton and Nellie Robertson and brother, Jerry Lynn Robertson. Visitation at Kedron Baptist Church from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Jake Williams. Interment Kedron Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, John McCoy, Jr., Jeremy McCoy, Marcus Smith, Josh and Jake Sanders and Colorado Robertson. Honorary Pallbearer will be Daryl Robertson. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Gorgeous Inside” http://odb.org/

Values – Love – “Walls” – http://www.values.com/your-inspirational-stories/1491-Walls

Hymn of the Day – “Just as I Am, Without One Plea” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/u/justasam.htm

I chose this hymn today because it came to my mind as I read “Walls”.  I trust you will by doubly blessed by reading the story of the origin of this hymn.  Hymns speak to me through words, music, and background stories.

“Lucy” Bible study – Friday morning at 10:00 – “Accusations” – Everyone is welcome to attend.

I’m so blessed to get to share with you.  Thank-you for reading and praying.  You have such an important part – praying!

Anna Lee


I just realized I forgot to publish this EARLY this morning.  I’m fine.  I just had a long, busy day.

“This good news of the kingdom

will be proclaimed in all the world

as a testimony to all nations.

And then the end will come.”

~Matthew 24:14~

(It was such a joy to share about the Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions last night with two groups of children at TeamKid.  They have such tender hearts and attentive ears.  Pray they will always be open to sharing their money so others can hear about Jesus and always know that Jesus loves them and and wants them to share that message with others.)

From Martha Pevey Drago (written last night)

….our oldest son Jeremy’s daughter Macy has been diagnosed with leukemia. They left for St Judes today. Please put her on your prayer link. Thanks Martha

Penny Dees McDowell

Words cannot express how much our family appreciates all the prayers that our dear personal and even not personal friends have offered up for the healing of our sweet Penny. It means so much just to know that others are as concerned about your loved one as you are. Penny is still in ICU and is still very sick, but is definitely making improvement in the right direction. As of tonight (Sunday), the doctors have ordered that she have no visitors except immediate family for the remainder of her time in ICU. They said that this is because she needs COMPLETE rest in order promote the healing process. Please keep praying for her healing. Thank you so much again. We love you.
Penny’s Family

Please continue to pray for my aunt, Naomi, in Texas.  Her doctor thinks she needs surgery on her vertebrae, so her internal medicine doctor will be consulted today.  She is pain and very uncomfortable.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Public Praise” – http://odb.org/

Missions – Georgia Barnette Missions Offering for Louisiana http://georgiabarnette.org/mission-studies/

Did You Know?

Nearly 50 percent of Louisiana’s residents do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?

Values – Encouragement – “You are More Powerful than You Think” – http://www.values.com/your-inspirational-stories/1505-You-Are-More-Powerful-Than-You-Think

Hymn of the Day – “Let Jesus Come into your Heart” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/l/e/letjesus.htm

During October, we are collecting jackets, winter scarves, gloves, and hat for distribution through Re-Store.  This cooler weather means today is a good time to look though your closets to see what your family will not be using this year.  Collection baskets are available inside the main and office entrances to FBC, Kentwood.  Thanks for sharing.

You are invited to participate in FBC,K visitation at Kentwood Manor at 10 A.M. this morning.

Anna Lee


“Ask of Me,

and I will make the nations Your inheritance

and the ends of the earth Your possession.”

~Psalm 2:8~


David Bales got a good biopsy report.  Thank-you for praying.  The family appreciates each one of your prayers.

Spencer Claire Webb is at St. Jude and will need to have an eye removed today to remove cancer.  Pray for the Spencer, the family, and the medical staff, both today and in the days to come.

Hymn of the Day – “Jesus Loves the Little Children” http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/e/jesloves.htm

A lesson in values http://www.values.com/your-inspirational-stories/1521-A-Step-Back-I-Cannot-Take

Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions – http://georgiabarnette.org/when-the-church-returns/

Devotional – Our Daily Bread -Fire and Rain –  http://odb.org/

Bible Study – This morning at 10:00 – FBC Fellowship Hall – Everyone is invited.  No workbook.  No homework.  Bring your Bible.

We’ve got so much to talk with God today.  Let’s get on with the praying.

Anna Lee

Wednesday Afternoon

Kaye Roberts’ brother, Jimmy Alford, is checking into Ochsner at Jefferson at 3:00 this afternoon to have cancer surgery tomorrow.  Please be in prayer for Jimmy and for his family.


The “Lucy” Bible study Friday morning at 10:00 will be on perfection.  The next three lessons will be on gifts, accusations, and devotion.  Please feel free to join us at any time.


Linda Ritchie Tryniecki   (Linda was a college classmate.  Her husband was David’s high school and college classmate.  Pray for Linda’s family.)

(November 23, 1948 – September 24, 2013)

Linda Ritchie Tryniecki, a resident of Amite, died at 8:15 am on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born November 23, 1948 in Bogalusa and was 64 years of age. Linda was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother and a faithful friend. Her memory will be cherished by her loving husband, Jim Tryniecki of Amite; her daughters Melissa Bordelon and husband Nic, Mandeville; Debbie Gallagher and husband Mike, Alexandria; Angela Tryniecki of Mandeville; eight grandchildren: Kelsey, Bryce and Karley Bordelon of Mandeville; Madison, Kaitlyn and Shawn Gallagher of Alexandria; Alex and Adam Dumestre of Mandeville; and a sister, Juanita Trout and husband Larry of Red Deer, Alberta Canada. She is preceded in death by her parents Robert Virgil and Nita Ritchie of Bogalusa. Linda devoted her professional life to the countless students that she taught and teachers that she mentored over her 26 year career. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. Her first few years of teaching found her at Amite Elementary, Holy Ghost Catholic School and Merryland Kindergarten and PreSchool. She then found her home at Mater Dolorosa Catholic School in Independence where she taught Kindergarten and 2nd grade for eight years. Her desire to help Mater Dolorosa flourish brought her out of the classroom and into the leadership role as Principal of Mater Dolorosa for six years. These years spent with the students, teachers and families of Mater Dolorosa Parish were her most cherished. After retiring from her role as Principal, she returned to her alma mater of Southeastern to share her expertise and experience as an Instructor and University Supervisor of Student Teachers for six years. She always expressed her joy in being able to mentor these future educators. The family wishes to thank the doctors and ICU nursing staff of North Oaks Hospital for their devoted care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Linda Tryniecki Scholarship established for Mater Dolorosa Catholic School set up at Chase Bank. Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2013 and at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, from 8 am until Religious Services at 10:00 am on Friday, September 27, 2013. Services will be conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment will be at St. Dominic Cemetery in Husser. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



“Oh, magnify the Lord with me,

and let us exalt his name together!”

~Psalm 34:3, ESV~

Pray for the family of Mrs. Ruby Ziggler.  She’s not doing well.

The revival at New Zion Baptist Church has been wonderful.  The attendance has been very good.  Rev. Bruce Worrell is preaching.  Andy Taylor is leading the music.  Tonight’s 6:30 service is the last one.

The senior adults on the trip to Branson have arrived safely and are looking forward to making some special memories.  They appreciate East Fork Baptist Church for organizing the trip.  Pray for good health and safe travels for each person.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Insignificant” – http://odb.org/

Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions –  Projected Allocations http://georgiabarnette.org/about-gbo/2014-projected-allocations/

Hymn of the Day – “Did You Think to Pray” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/d/i/didyouth.htm

Values – Friendship – “True Friends” – http://www.values.com/your-inspirational-stories/1476–True-Friends

Baptist Press – BPNews.net

Nairobi mall terror witnessed by missionaries

We had five of our eight “young” ladies present for their birthday celebration yesterday.  Many friends were there to support then.

It’s still not too late to turn in school uniforms to be given to Re-Store in Amite.  Our project for October will be collecting jackets, sweaters, winter caps, gloves, etc..

Have a special day.  Do something meaningful.

Anna Lee