Friday

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.

But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

~Galatians 5:13~

 

 

Let’s look at that last phrase – Serve one another humbly in love.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Ezra 7-8
  • Job 25
  • 2 Cor. 8

 

 

Irina and a Pencil Sharpener – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoebox-stories-irina-and-a-pencil-sharpener/

 

 

Baptist Message – http://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Thomas “Cotton” McCaa

December 17, 1932 – July 04, 2018

Thomas “Cotton” McCaa, was born on December 17th, 1932 in Greenville, Mississippi and finally gained his Independence on July 4th, 2018. A true patriot, Thomas was a military man, serving his country for twenty eight years in the United States Air Force, decorated for his valor in the Vietnam War and serving around the world. He retired to the Greensburg, Louisiana area where he resided for 20+ years. Thomas is survived by his son, T.J. McCaa of La Quinta, California and a daughter from a previous marriage, Robbie Sue Abels of Kosciusko, Mississippi. He leaves behind two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Thomas was a member of The Masonic Lodge #96 of St. Helena. Visitation at Day’s United Methodist Church, Greensburg, from 9:00AM until religious services at 10:00AM on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Larry D. Robertson. Interment Day’s Cemetery, Greensburg. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Serve one another humbly in love.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Tuesday

In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

~Ephesians 3:12~

 

 

Kevin Ryan Keyser

Died: June 30, 2018

“Do not be afraid, I am with you

I have called you each by name

Come and follow Me,

I will bring you home

I love you and you are mine.”

Kevin Ryan Keyser, 40, passed quietly from this world, surrounded by family on June 30, 2018. Kevin was born October 13, 1977, in Baton Rouge, LA. He attended Our Lady of Mercy Parochial School from kindergarten through grade eight and was a 1995 graduate of Bishop Sullivan Regional Catholic High School. He joined the Louisiana Air National Guard and entered Southeastern Louisiana University in 1995. He graduated with a degree in Business Management from SLU in 2002. While there, he was a member and officer of Kappa Alpha Order. While with the LA Air National Guard, Kevin was assigned as a member of the 159th Fighter Wing as a Fuels and Oxygen Specialist. His military awards and decorations include the Basic Training Graduate Ribbon, Firearms Expert Ribbon, Air Force Achievement Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Armed Forces Service Medal with “M” device, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, Louisiana Emergency Service Ribbon, Louisiana Achievement Medal, Louisiana War Cross, and Louisiana Longevity Ribbon. Following his service with the USAF, Kevin entered the Louisiana Army National Guard and served as a Fuels Specialist in both the Air Guard and Army Guard, supporting a multitude of State and Federal emergencies, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He gained the respect of both his superiors and his subordinates. Kevin attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, graduating in 2007, as a member of U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the U.S. Homeland Security Agency. He was assigned in 2008 to the Port of Houston, then to the Port of Baton Rouge. He was selected to attend the prestigious Firearms Instructor School in West Virginia, and returned to serve as the Firearms Instructor for the Houston Regional Area. While assigned to Houston, he was Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Field Operations, Director of Field Operations, and received the Award for Professionalism, and the Award for Firearms Excellence. Kevin so enjoyed motorcycles, boating, hunting, and all things outdoors. His most treasured times were those spent with his children. Kevin is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Sybil and David Keyser, and his maternal grandparents, Margie and Wally Wells. He is survived by his beloved children Karson Gaines Keyser and Kelsey Anne Keyser of Roseland; parents Colonel (Ret) and Mrs. Gary L. Keyser; and brothers Major (Ret) Gary W. Keyser, Michael Keyser, Chris and wife Lauren Keyser; nieces Kate, Abby, and Emma Keyser of Mandeville, and Caroline and Lillian Keyser of Baton Rouge; and former wife Bridget Gaines Keyser of Roseland, LA. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Rabenhorst Funeral Home (825 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802) from 10:00 am until the Funeral Service at 11:00 am officiated by Father Miles Walsh.  Burial will be private. Pallbearers are his three brothers, Gary, Chris, and Michael; his former father-in-law Carl Gaines; Kyle Mandelbaum of Houston, and Reginald Porter of Amite, and his son, Karson. Honorary pallbearers are Shane Ward and Ken Oertling.

Read the Bible

  • Ezra 1-2
  • Ps. 81
  • 2 Cor. 5

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

Dulcimers become widow’s instrument for ministry – http://www.bpnews.net/51197/dulcimers-become-widows-instrument-for-ministry

What’s your ministry?

 

 

Baptist Message – http://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Youth from many of our local churches are at camp this week.  Pray for safety, a good time, and stronger friendships, but mostly for God’s love to reach hearts.

 

 

Some churches are having VBS this week.  Pray for all involved in each one.

 

 

We all have family and/or friends who are not in the best of health.  Pray for each one by name.

 

 

We all have family and/or friends in nursing homes/extended living centers.  Pray for each one by name.

 

 

We all have family and/or friends who do not know Jesus as Lord and Savior.  Pray for each one by name.

 

 

Many people will be traveling, spending time outdoors, cooking outdoors, and/or doing activities in the heat.  Pray for each person to be well hydrated and safe.

 

 

Your prayers make a difference to you when you pray for others by name.  Your prayers for others always make a difference to them.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Friday

““A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.”

 ~Proverbs 15:14NLT~

 

 

 

The youth are doing well at M-Fuge this week.  Please continue to pray for them.  They will return to Kentwood Saturday.

 

 

 

Mr. Sambo Cutrer, Sr. of Line Creek passed away.  I’ll post arrangements when they are available.

 

 

I’m so excited about the Missions Project Day tomorrow.  I’m almost ready.  Thanks to some of my Children on Mission.  They have really learned the “do” part of our pledge.  I’ve been thankful for their help and company this week.  We have some great projects to work on.  Bring your scissors.  If you haven’t been come, and join the fun and fellowship.  Get to know someone else a little better in the process.  You can be a part of “do” too!

 

 

Bible Study this Morning – Romans 12

 

 

Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 10-12
  • Job 16
  • I Cor. 6

 

 

“Nadia and a Doll” – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/shoeboxstories-nadia-and-a-doll/

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

 

Thank-you for reading and praying.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Remember the former things, those of long ago;

I am God, and there is no other;

I am God, and there is none like me.

~Isaiah 46:9~

 

 

Mr. Buddy Morris is in North Oaks for a procedure this morning.  Please pray for both Buddy and Eleanor.

 

 

David saw his retina specialist.  He has done extensive work on David’s eyes a number of times.  He always uses the M-word to describe David’s eye progress.  That word is MIRACLE!

 

 

Connor Corkern

How about this smile, huh? I’m doing so good here on my 24th day of being at Children’s. We are hoping I’ll be home by this weekend, praise God! {Say a few prayers for this, please!}

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • I Chron. 4-6
  • Job 15
  • I Cor. 4

 

 

We missed Bible study last week due to VBS, but will resume our study of Romans Friday at 10 A.M.

 

 

For those who are interested in the Southern Baptist Convention and other timely news, please read Baptist Press.    http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

I’m thankful for the t-shirts that are being made available to us.  I’ve starting working on them.  My progress seems slow, but with lots of help Saturday for the Missions Projects Day we should be able to add to lots of OCC shoeboxes.  Please bring some scissors, fabric scissors for t-shirts, to work Saturday.  See you about 9 A.M.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

~John 3:16 NLT~

 

 

Pray for JoEllen Carruth of Greensburg as she has tests done in Baton Rouge tomorrow morning.

 

 

Several people in our area had surgery last week and are slowly recovering.  Thank God for the forward progress.  As you continue to pray for them, please also pray for their families, especially where young children are involved.

 

 

The Southern Baptist Convention will be this week in Dallas.  Pray for those in attendance.

 

 

William Jeremy Ferguson

October 17, 2008 – June 07, 2018

William Jeremy Ferguson, 9, a resident of McComb, MS passed away June 7, 2018 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  Visitation will be Sunday June 10, 2018 from 1:00 PM until services at 3:00 PM at Holmesville Baptist Church in McComb.  Burial will be in the Holmesville church cemetery.  Bro. Lee Mathis will officiate.  Hartman Jones Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

William was born October 17, 2008 in Hammond, LA to Jeremy Neil Ferguson and Monica Edwards Norrell.  He attended Franklin County Elementary School and had just completed third grade. He was a member of Sunnyhill Baptist Church as well as Holmesville Baptist Church. He loved to fish, play baseball, swim, hunting, playing x-box, four wheel riding, and TV watching.  He enjoyed all these activities as well as many others with his siblings.  He loved people of all ages, welcoming them all as friends.  He started a bible club at Franklin County Elementary School.  He was a perfect angel and will be missed greatly.

He is preceded in death by paternal great grandparents, Walter Cleveland Ferguson and Aline Pigott Ferguson, John Grimsley and Nettie Lee Grimsley; his paternal grandfather, Walter Neil Ferguson; maternal great grandparents, Thomas Edwards and Linda Lebo, and Joe Lebo; step grandfather, Johnny Wade.

He is survived by his parents, Jeremy Neil Ferguson and Charity of McComb and Monica Norrell and Ryan of Kentwood; grandparents, Linda and William Edwards of Kentwood and Betty Edwards of Kentwood, and Sue Ferguson of McComb; step grandparents, Bobby and Carol Dykes of Kentwood and Dianne Wade of McComb; two brothers, Austin Abbott of Kentwood and Levi Sterling of McComb; five sisters, Magan Cagle and her husband Wade of McComb, Alyssa Abbot of Kentwood, Jordan Etheridge and her husband Josh of Centerville, Emma Grace Ferguson of McComb and Brelyn Norrell of Kentwood; a nephew, Braxton Cagle; a special cousin, Kinley Edwards; along with numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be:  Kenneth Petty, Jeff Coon, Ryan Norrell, Tracy Edwards.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 24-25
  • job 14
  • 1 Corinthians 2

 

 

I hope you have plans to be in God’s house this morning.  If not, it is not too late to change plans to do that.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“God says he will accept and acquit us — declare us ‘not guilty’ — if we trust Jesus Christ to take away our sins.

And we all can be saved in this same way, by coming to Christ, no matter who we are or what we have been like.”

~Romans 3:22 TLB~

 

 

Big requests for Connor Corkern:

Buckle up folks, the Connor coaster has begun… 🙏🎢💙
Connor man was extubated yesterday and seemed to do great with minimal oxygen support for a few hours. Yesterday evening he began having withdrawals from the fentanyl he was given while intubated. He started methadone to treat his withdrawal symptoms and we saw relief soon, thank You, Lord! He started bipap last night due to increased respiratory distress and remains on this now. His left lower lung is back full of gunk and not moving air, which is not good. In addition to all these new hurdles, he has a small pleural effusion. This is a small pocket of fluid on the outside of his left lung that limits the expansion of his left lung, ultimately making it harder to overcome his pneumonia. The effusion isn’t large enough to drain through a chest tube so we are just monitoring it for now.

Here is where we need our prayer warriors: Please pray for his stamina to heal, for his pneumonia to loosen and break up, for him to be able to cough up all this mucus, for the effusion to resolve on its own, and for his fentanyl withdrawal symptoms to quickly dissipate! God hears our prayers and continues to be so good to us. Coye and I cannot begin to express just how grateful we are to you all. Your constant love and support through this storm have been so encouraging and what our hearts need. Love to each one of you!

 

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is now in room 1709 at North Oaks Rehabilitation.  Pray for her as she builds her strength back up.  Pray for Mr. “Cete” too.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • I Kings 21-22
  • Job 9
  • Romans 8

 

 

Baptist Press

 

 

Spend some time today thinking about how you can be useful in service to God.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Friday

God is not unjust;

he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

~ Hebrews 6:10 (NIV) ~

 

 

Bro. Darryl and “Miss” Laurie have a grandson! 

Joseph Wayne Hutto was born at 5:59 PM Wednesday.  He weighed 6 lb. 9.5 oz. and was 19  3/4 in. long.  Parents are Joe and Ashley Hutto.  Joseph is welcomed home by two big sisters.  Both mother and baby are doing well.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • 1 Kings 1-2
  • Job 4
  • Acts 26

 

 

Bible Study

  • 10 A.M. at FBC, Kentwood
  • Romans 9
  • Bring your Bible.

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Message – http://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Need to find a Sunday School class?  Contact the church office of FBC at 229-8111

 

 

Need to sign up children for VBS?  Contact the church office of FBC at ww9-8111

 

 

Third Thursday at the Cabin – Hopefully next month!

 

 

 

The more you give of yourself, the more you will be blessed!

Anna Lee