30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.

 31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

~Proverbs 11:30-31~



Read the Bible

  • Deut. 17-18
  • Eccl. 1:12-18
  • Luke 19


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Louisiana Baptist Message


Waylon Bailey

Thom S. Rainerhttp://


“Serve the Lord with Gladness” today!
Anna Lee


          “I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,           and have been saved from my enemies.

~2 Samuel 22:4~




Services for Gail M. Smith – March 24 at Line Creek Baptist Church



We will NOT have the Third Thursday Gathering tomorrow night.  David has been sick all week.  We don’t want to share his problem with anyone else.  See you next month!



Read the Bible 

  • Deud. 9-10
  • Prov. 31
  • Luke 15



Friday Morning Bible Study

  • Romans 1
  • Fellowship Hall
  • 10 A.M.



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Waylon Bailey



Thomas Rainer –



Baptist Message –



Children in Action

  • FBC
  • Tonight at 6 P,M.
  • Children – K-5



Don’t leave God out of this day!  He created this day for us!

Anna Lee





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

17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 

18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 

19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 

21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

~Ephesians 3:16-21~


Please continue to pray for Gail M. Smith and her family.

Birdie Mae Little Spitale

March 05, 1931 – March 08, 2018

On March 8th 2018 Birdie Mae Little Spitale said her final goodbye to her daughters to join her Lord and mother in heaven. On this day, March 8th, she also joined her husband on his birthday. She passed away after a long struggle with dementia at Tangi Pines Nursing Center. She was a native of Arcola and a resident of Amite. She was born to Hulon and Irma Smith Little on March 5, 1931 as Birdie Mae Little. Over the years, she worked very hard on the family farm. Also, she worked at Currier’s Cleaners, B. Stern’s, Tangi Pines Nursing Center, Amite Elementary, and Amite High School. Upon retiring, she enjoyed reading, LSU Football (especially Mike the Tiger), and going out to eat. In the last few months of her life, she enjoyed dining at Murphy’s in Amite where everyone treated her with much kindness. She leaves behind her 2 daughters, Debra and Kathy Spitale who will miss her dearly. She raised them to be strong independent women with strength to endure life without her but she will always and forever be with them. She is also survived by her brother, Ray Little, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee A. Spitale; sisters, Muriel Heth, Daphne “Pat” Hayden, and Wilma Lois Brown; brothers, Cecil Little, Robert Little, and Louis J. Little; parents, Hulon and Irma Smith Little. Kathy and Debra would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Tangi Pines Nursing Center for the care and respect given to their mother. Also, a special thank you to Debra’s family at Thrift Town Pharmacy.  A thank you also to Peggy Wall who also sent special cards that our mom loved to read. The family requests donations to be made to McKneely Funeral Home in Amite. Visitation at Big Creek Church of Christ from 11 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Don McGee. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Read the Bible

  • Deud. 3-4
  • Psm. 30
  • Luke 12


Baptist Press



Operation Christmas Child Needs

  • Small, $1.00 flashlights from Walmart  (Extra batteries not needed)
  • Items can be left in the red basket at the main entrance.


Items needed for Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

  • Umbrellas
  • Hair spray
  • Items can be left in blue baskets at office entrance (under stairwell)



Today is the day to move you clock forward/ahead before you go to bed tonight.  That means you lose an hour of sleep, but will have more light each morning.


Pray for outreach efforts from area churches.

Thanks for praying today!

Anna Lee




 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you,

if you have faith and do not doubt,

not only can you do what was done to the fig tree,

but also you can say to this mountain,

‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’

and it will be done.

~Matthew 21:21~



Glen Magee‘s surgery is scheduled for 8 A.M. Friday.  Please pray for him as he has by-pass heart surgery.



Aubrey McMillan called last night to ask for prayers as he faces heart surgery for 10 by-passes Tuesday at Our Lady of the Lake.  Please pray.



Olivia Widas is at Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge where she will have her appendix removed this morning.  Please pray for her surgery and her recovery.



Wayne Langley, husband of Glenda Cobb, has been very sick and was recently diagnosed with lymphoma.  Please pray for Wayne and Glenda and the family.



Wilton Hughes is better and back at home.  Thank-you for your prayers for Wilton and his family.



Rev. Bill Ichter is doing better.  Thanks for your prayers for this wonderful man who has served God faithfully for many years.  He worked with Rev. Billy Graham to some crusades in South America.




Read the Bible

  • Mark 13-15
  • Proverbs 25
  • Luke 3
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A Bible study of the book of Romans will begin Friday of next week.  Join us at FBC, Kenwood at 10 A.M.
The monthly birthday party is on the fourth Monday of each month at The Cafe.  Make plans to attend in March.  We had a good time yesterday.
I’m looking forward to working with the children as they learn about missions tonight.  
Anna Lee


Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

~Hebrews 11:1~



Mr. John Alan Blackwell is in room 5416 at North Oaks to clear up a medicine issue.  Please add him to your prayer list.



Wilton Hughes had a mild heart attack and is already improving.   Please remember him in your prayers.



Mr. Lester Zachary. 92, had a mild stroke last week.  He’s at the Amite Nursing Home.



Mary D. Genco

December 08, 1952 – February 24, 2018
Mary D. Genco officially received her angel wings at her death on February 24, 2018 but she earned them in her many years of delivery care and comfort to her patients as a nurse. Mary was born on December 8, 1952 in New Orleans to Frank and Claire duTreil. She was an LPN for many years and was Dr. Charles “Bo” Alford’s labor and delivery nurse for many years. She proudly became a Registered Nurse in 1995 and was the first teacher of the Tangipahoa Parish School System’s first CNA program at Amite High School in 1996. Se became a school nurse in 1998 and during Hurricane Katrina volunteered at Tangi Pines Nursing Center in Amite. She eventually became one of the Weekend Supervisors there also. Mary was a dedicated nurse who offered a great deal of care and comfort to her patients. No person was too poor, too old, too young, or too sick to receive her unrelenting compassion and care. Mary is survived by her husband, Charles V. Genco; her three children, Christy Lyn Morgan (Joel), Paul C. Genco, II (Megan), and Charly Lyn Genco (Nick); her precious grandchildren, Sophia JoAnn Morgan and Gunnar Cole Morgan; and her sister, Christina Davidson. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Claire duTreil. Mary died at Tangi Pines Nursing Center due to complications of Alzheimer’s surrounded by her family and was attended by many of the people who worked for her there many years earlier. The family would like to thank all of Mary’s sitters over the years, especially Betty Taylor who has been her friend since 1981 and helped raise her children and took care of her when she became ill. Also a special thanks to all of the staff and employees of Tangi Pines Nursing Center for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Louisiana Alzheimer’s Association, 3445 N. Causeway, Suite 902, Metairie, LA 70002. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall, Amite, from 8:30AM until 11:30AM on Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12:00 Noon at St. Helena Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • Reflect on God as Author
  • Catch up on reading if you got behind



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“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at 11 A.M. at the Cafe



Hopefully, we will have a dry spell before the next rain.

Anna Lee










I have fought the good fight,

I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith.

~2 Timothy 4:7~



Josiah Huckaby

Update: Seems like little man has accomplished so much since my last update 2 1/2 weeks ago. The original plan was to start CPAP trials but they decided to just swap him completely to CPAP…he did amazing! He has been weaned off of all of his IV sedation and now we are working on weaning his oral sedation meds. Last Thursday (2/15/18), it was mentioned we could start discussing home planning! They decided they wanted to start trach collar trials this week, which is more like him getting regular oxygen without the extra support of the CPAP or vent. After our doctor talked to pulmonary, they both felt it would be safer to send Josiah home on a vent instead of pushing him to go home on a trach collar. He has a bad record of doing really well with changes at first but after some time he gets worn out and tanks. They were afraid we would get home with the trach collar and this would happen. So the decision was made to not do the trach collar trials and to go straight to a home vent (which will also help us get home a little faster)…they swapped him over to that yesterday afternoon. He has to be on the hospital issued home vent for 2 weeks with no changes (and his vent settings have to be at or below a certain number…he is very close and we only have 1 setting to work on as of right now) before they will swap him to the vent he will come home with. He will then have to be on our home vent for a certain amount of time before coming home. I’m actually a bit relieved that he will be coming home on the vent…this way he can take his time with the extra support he needs and we will work on weaning it from home. We are very excited about the progress he has made and the fact that “coming home” is actually a part of our vocabulary now…😉! Our prayer is that they will be able to find his “sweet spot” on the vent as quickly as possible and that he doesn’t get sick!!! He had a stomach bug over the weekend that we thought was going to set him back again but he did so well recovering from it. Also, we are now able to start our trach training as well…we are a bit nervous but definitely ready to jump in there and get this show on the road! And last thing, Josiah will be 1 in 2 weeks…so we are busy planning his hospital birthday party! YAY! He also has 2 teeth that have finally broken through and he’s weighing in at a whopping 21 lbs 4 oz now. Sorry for the long update, but there’s a lot of exciting things going on in the Huckaby house!!! To God be the glory!!!

Let’s keep praying for Job, K.K., and Josiah.



Mike Woodard is the brother of a friend.  He got sick and was taken to the hospital yesterday with serious issues.  His is at North Oaks in a step-down room.  He is septic and needs our prayers.




This morning the the Ladies’ Brunch at Hillsdale Baptist Church at 10 A.M.  We will learn about needs at the Louisiana Baptist Children’s home and how we can help.




If you have any partial skeins of yarn you will not be using, please leave them in the red basket at the main entrance to FBC, Kentwood.  They will be used for Operation Christmas Child projects.




Tuesday, we will meet at 11 at The Cafe for lunch and to celebrate ladies who have had birthdays this new year.  All ladies are invited to join us.




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Friday Morning Bible Study – We have one more week of Ezekiel.  Then, we will begin Romans,  The beginning of a new book is the perfect time to commit yourself to attending a Bible study.



Read the Bible

  • Numbers 4-6
  • Proverbs 24
  • Mark 16



Pray for the many families who have had deaths lately and for individuals who need to make a decision to allow Jesus in their hearts.

Anna Lee


The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

~Zephaniah 3:17~


Today is the day!  We will meet at the fellowship hall at 9:00 A.M. to make some items, many of them kits for children to do the crafting.  I know there are many things to do on a Saturday morning rather than to go to to create something to give away, but I think this will bless your heart more than most of these other activities.  Bring your children or grandchildren.  There’s something for everyone to do!  Most of all, the more we do the more we have to give away!  We also get to send some love with each item!  Best of all, each shoebox will lead to an opportunity to lead a family to Jesus.  Thursday night, I got to talk with someone from another church that packs many shoeboxes each year.  There was such an excitement in her voice as she told about what they do.  Giving is a real blessing!



A week from today, Hillsdale Baptist Church is hosting a brunch at 10 A.M.  They want to share their idea about an opportunity to help the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  The WMU ladies (and others) are invited to participate.  If you plan to attend, please contact Katie at 985-974-4752.  Let’s get involved in the effort to help the children and in Hillsdale’s efforts to revive their WMU.   Give them a call with the count from your family, class, or group.



Read the Bible

  • Leviticus 16-17
  • Psalm 21
  • Mark 10



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Have a blessed day!

Anna Lee