Thursday

“I have made up my mind to obey your laws forever,

no matter what.” 

~Psalm 119:112 CEV~

 

 

Today, let’s pray for those who are struggling with decisions.

  • Education
  • Family
  • Purchases
  • Church participation
  • Health
  • Etc.

Decisions can be difficult.  They also can change our future in a big way.  Pray about the decisions you are facing.  Let God lead you in making decisions.

 

 

Read the Bible – “I will….”

  • Psalm 42:5-6
  • Psalm 42:11

 

 

2018 relief efforts still need volunteers

The calendar has turned to a New Year, but hundreds of people in the Southeast continue picking up the pieces following the massive storms that hit the region in 2018.


After Calif. wildfire, ‘God just keeps’ providing

Following Northern California’s deadly Camp Fire, one church has experienced apparent supernatural provision and spiritual harvest amid its ministry efforts. Others have devoted themselves to counseling and listening.


Churches ramp up background checks to ensure safety

As churches become aware of potential safety issues, more are signing up for background check services through LifeWay Christian Resources’ OneSource program.


Court limits Jack Phillips’ religious bias lawsuit

Christian cake artist Jack Phillips can proceed with his latest lawsuit alleging Colorado harassed him based on his religious beliefs, but he may no longer seek damages from nine of the 10 defendants targeted.


Ashford: ‘Be our better selves’ in the public sphere

As an observer of Christianity and public life, Bruce Ashford sees the good, the bad and the ugly of American political engagement. In a new book, “Letters to an American Christian,” he is seeking to change it for the better.


FROM THE STATES: Ill., Ala., Md. evangelism/missions news; ‘Our prayer is that hundreds are saved and baptized’

Today’s From the States features items from: Illinois Baptist; The Alabama Baptist; BaptistLIFE (Maryland)


‘In Jesus’ name’: Evangelicals meet Mideast leaders

Southern Baptists are praying in Jesus’ name in the offices of Muslim princes and presidents hosting evangelicals on tours promoting religious freedom in the Middle East.

 

Read these and other timely articles at Baptist Press (www.bpnews.net).

 

 

 

Read Christian articles/books and watch Christian programs.   Build yourself up spiritually.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“God can do anything, you know—

far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” 

~Ephesians 3:20 The Message~

 

 

 

Remember the many families with sickness or loss of loved ones.

 

 

 

Lila Jean Watson

March 01, 1966 – January 01, 2019

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond. She was born March 1, 1966 in Independence and was 52 years of age. She is survived by her husband, David Watson, Sr.; 2 sons, David Watson, Jr. and Randy Watson; 5 grandchildren, Brenlee, Carson, Kayden, Noah and Addie Watson; 3 sisters, Shirley Cooper, Faye Carney, and Ruthie Dykes; 3 brothers, Edward Dykes, Jackie Dykes, and Jerry Dykes and his wife, Cathy; brother-in-law, Michael Watson; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Coy Dykes, Jr.; mother, Martha Traylor; brothers, Eugene Travis, Phillip Dykes, William Dykes, Carl Ray Dykes, Tommy Lane Dykes, and Jimmy Dykes, Sr. Visitation at My Father’s House Church, Tangipahoa, from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 4, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Melvin Rushing. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Baptist Messagehttp://www,baptistmessage.com

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child suggests we purchase hats, gloves, and scarves during January.  Also, it is always suggested you make purchases that are bargains at any time.  You can bring your items to my classroom.

I hope you enjoy some of the videos from OCC that I post.  They encourage me to get back into the collection stage of this process.

 

 

 

The college and career class of FBC, Kentwood is in Atlanta for a conference.  Pray for hearts to be touched.  Also, please pray for safety as they travel.

 

 

 

Read the Bible and mark the ‘I Will’s”.  (Writing the verses is optional.)

  • Psalm 9:1-2
  • Psalm 13:6

 

 

 

Use your talents for the Lord today.

Anna Lee

 

Sunday

As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep.

I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.

~Ezekiel 34:12~

 

 

 

Read the Bible today.

  • Malachi 1-2
  • Proverbs 31:10-31
  • Matthew 26-27

 

 

 

Get your new Bible Reading Guide at FBC, Kentwood this week.  This year we will be reading according to topics.  Our January topic is “I Will” from Psalms.

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttp://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Waylon Baileyhttp://waylonbailey.com/

 

 

Thom S. Rainerhttps://thomrainer.com/

 

 

I hope you find some time to reflect on articles in these websites this week.
Anna Lee

Tuesday

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” 

~Philippians 4:13 ESV~

 

 

Rev. David Cutrer has some blockages checked, but will not need anything else done.  Thank God for David’s good report.

 

 

My David received another good report yesterday.  David saw his retina specialist who helped him be able to see following cataract surgeries.  Yesterday, the doctor checked David’s eyes and said it was another miracle that they eyes are not experiencing more problems.  We thank God for the good report and for the wonderful Christian doctor who helped David get through a very difficult experience.

 

 

 

Baptist Press Articles


 

 

Read the Christmas Story – Luke 12

 

 

Read the Bible Today 

  • Obadiah
  • Proverbs 24
  • Matthew 10

 

 

There are many Christmas programs scheduled for local churches.  Connect with one or more and be blessed.

Anna Lee

 

Tuesday

“Who is wise and understanding among you?

Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”

~James 3:13 NIV~

 

 

Josiah Huckaby

Josiah had his heart cath today. He did great but we were a bit surprised with the results especially since we weren’t seeing symtpoms of anything. The short & simple explanation is: they weren’t able to balloon or stent anything because of several issues they found. We will have to come back in a few weeks to try to stent 2 pulm veins…one of those is completely closed. We will also be looking at adding a new med to try to slow down the progression of his pulm vein disease. It is not a commonly used med here but Texas children’s hospital has been using it with some pretty good results. Our interventional radiologist that did the cath recently moved here from Texas & we’ve heard a lot of good things about him & the hospital he came from. They seem to “specialize” in pulmonary hypertension, so we feel confident in his abilities to help us navigate through the next steps of treatment for Josiah. We know that God’s plan for Josiah is far better than anything we could remotely come up with. We will continue to praise Him & His faithfulness.

I am always amazed at how God created us/our bodies & with every bit of new information about Josiah, we learn just how amazing we are as His creations. And just how much care & detail He knitted us together with. The doctor showed us pics of the issues & showed us how his body has compensated so that it could continue to function as close to “normal” as possible. It just blows my mind!

To God be the glory, great things He has done!!! 

 

 

Susie Sharkey

Susie Sharkey has pneumonia.  Pray she will have a complete recovery in God’s timing.

 

 

David – We received good news yesterday.  David’s blood level was 9.6.  Although 14-18 is normal, 9.6 is  an improvement.  He got he procrit injection.  We will see his hematologist next Monday.  Please pray David can maintain or improve the 9.6.  We are thankful to have some days at home this week.

 

 

Lottie Moon Week of Prayer – Day 3

 

 

 

Graham: G.H.W. Bush ‘in the presence of God’

http://baptistmessage.com/graham-g-h-w-bush-in-the-presence-of-god/?fbclid=IwAR01wMop8HhFSfp1yJbuFlm9hz9p4o5Mq_37wWWrDQLfZEcDDbZS3HwxNrU

 

 

 

Read the Christmas Story – Luke 4

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Hosea 11-12
  • Psalm 128
  • Matthew 2

 

 

Enjoy the crispness of the air today.  The weather is expected to be “just right”!

Anna Lee

 

Thursday

 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

~Colossians 3:17~

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Hosea 3-4
  • Psalm 136
  • Luke 22

 

 

Pastor’s Wife Tragically Killed in New Orleans Carjacking

http://baptistmessage.com/pastors-wife-tragically-killed-in-new-orleans-carjacking/?fbclid=IwAR0_yofIwBLRycukSqR2lWDpb2W5PDWUhT98UxeSsL8IVMCDj5T_Rqujnqo

83-year-old travels globally for Great Commission

http://www.bpnews.net/52030/83yearold-travels-globally-for-great-commission

 

 

 

Minn.-Wis. Baptists continue CP climb

http://www.bpnews.net/52032/minnwis-baptists-continue-cp-climb

 

 

DR efforts continue in Carolinas, across U.S.

http://www.bpnews.net/52027/dr-efforts-continue-in-carolinas-across-us

 

 

Tebows ‘called’ to ‘Run the Race’ film

http://www.bpnews.net/52025/tebows-called-to-run-the-race-film

 

 

Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court

http://www.bpnews.net/52018/reconsider-roe-v-wade-brief-urges-supreme-court

 

 

I hope these reading suggestions are “food for thought” today.

Anna Lee

Wednesday

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

his love endures forever.

~1 Chronicles 16:34~

 

 

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Mildred Birch as she continue physical therapy at Greensburg in hopes of getting home soon.

 

 

Mr. Jimmy Tolar has been moved to rehab in Hammond.  Keep him in your prayers.

 

 

Mrs. Bessie Hayden is now in rehab at Kentwood.  She’s one step closer to getting back home.  Keep praying for her.

 

 

Pray for David as he has a procedure in Covington this morning.

 

 

Read the Bible

  • Hosea 1-2
  • Proverbs 18
  • Luke 21

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

 

Baptist Messagehttp://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

Lifewayhttps://www.lifeway.com/

 

 

 

Don’t forget to turn in your stamped Christmas cards Sunday morning or at the Tea at East Fork Sunday at 2 P.M.

Anna Lee