Thursday

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.

Are you not much more valuable than they?  

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

~Matthew 6:26-27~

 

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 42
  • Psalm 106:25-48
  • Hebrews 6

 

 

Baptist Press http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Baptist Message – http://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Thom Rainer https://thomrainer.com/

 

 

Waylon Bailey – http://waylonbailey.com/

 

 

Georgia Barnett – http://waylonbailey.com/2016/09/17/who-is-georgia-barnett-and-what-difference-does-it-make/

 

 

Spend time reading and absorbing information from these and other sites that at there for us.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.

”So shall it be! Amen.

 

You may, or may not, remember when I asked for prayer for the Moore family, Mike and Robin.  Robin would come to Roseland to visit relatives when we were children.  I still love to see her when she comes south from West Monroe to visit.  Robin’s husband, Mike, had a tumor behind one eye.  His doctors have kept watch on him and always gave a good report, until now!  His cancer is now in the liver.  Please pray for Mike Moore and his family as they begin a difficult journey.

 

 

Today is See You at the Pole day!  Students across the nation will gather at their flag poles to pray and to be a witness for the Lord.  Locally, the students will also meet at The Lighthouse of FBC, Kentwood tonight to continue their celebrations.  Students of various schools and churches are expected to be in attendance.  Pray for our students this morning, tonight, and each day, that they will be bold witnesses.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 35
  • Song of Solomon 3: 6-11
  • Titus 3

 

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

 

Mission Opportunities in September

  • Children’s Missions – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Youth Missions – Sundays at 5 P.M.
  • WMU – Quarterly meeting at Hillsdale featuring Kay Bennett as speaker – 10 A.M. on September 17th
  • Mission Project Day – Saturday, September 15th from 9:00 to Noon
  • Georgia Barnett  Offering for North America

 

 

Love God and Love others!

Anna Lee

Friday

http://waylonbailey.com/A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

~Proverbs 19:11~

 

 

Pray for Jimmy and Linda Williams of Spring Creek.  Jimmy is in Lakeview Hospital in Covington and undergoing a number of tests.  Let’s pray his problems can be addressed quickly.

 

 

Cora Morris of Kedron had hip replacement surgery in Baton Rouge.  All went well.  Let’s pray her recovery is uneventful and swift.

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has a bad cough that the doctor describes as a sinus issue.  She has improved a little.  Please pray for her and her faithful caregiver, Mr. “Cete”.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 19
  • Job 40
  • I Thessalonians 5

 

 

I’m sharing some of my favorite sites again today.  I hope you enjoy them.

 

 

Retirement allows people to leave a career people may have been very happy with and to find new areas of interest.  I enjoy seeing where people spend their retirement time.  I hope their choice makes them very happy.

Anna Lee

Monday

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”

~Philippians 4:19 NLT~

 

 

Read the Bible

Sunday

Isaiah 9

Job 35

Philippians 3

Monday

Reflect on God as humble.

Catch up on any missed readings.

 

 

Clay Widas is doing better now as he recovers from the copperhead bike.  Thank you for praying for him.

 

Please continue to pray for Glenda Harrell and Yvonne Birch as they are are home making recoveries from recent procedures.

 

Buddy Morris was at church last night.  Pray for him as he has his second round of chemo Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

 

 

Pray for all the teachers, students, and support staff who are preparing for the start of school soon.  Pray it will be a good academic year for all of them.  Pray it will be a good year when students and teachers will “let their light shine” for Jesus each day.  Pray there will be a decrease in bullying and other actions that have no place in our schools.

 

 

Baptist Message – http://baptistmessage.com/

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

Waylon Bailey – http://waylonbailey.com/

Thom Rainer – https://thomrainer.com/

 

 

The new college and career class at FBC, Kentwood is off to a good start.  Their teachers will be Jeff and Deana Simmons.  All young adults who graduated from high school in recent years are encouraged to join them at 9:15 each week.

 

Saturday, Bro. Stan Statham was telling us a little about his recent mission trip to Haiti when there was an uprising there.  He, and all the others, are safely back at home.  Now, he is telling the story of their experiences and God’s great power and work during the week.  TheyTomorrow, he will be speaking at the monthly Young at Heart meeting at New Zion Baptist Church west of Kentwood on Highway 38 at 10 A.M.  New Zion will be thrilled to have you there to hear the story and to share lunch with them.  This is a community event.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  They will gladly share their covered dish lunch will all.

 

 

There was a segment recently recorded at FBC, Kentwood to tell about Louisiana missions as part of the Georgia Barnett Week of Prayer for 2018.  We will be watching the video at 6 P.M. Wednesday night.  Come view it with us!  May it inform and encourage the mission work being done in Louisiana.

 

 

The satellite problem has finally been solved.  I’ll spare you the long, difficult story.  I’m just thankful to be back.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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