Monday

And when you stand praying,

if you hold anything against anyone,

forgive them,

so that your Father in heaven

may forgive you your sins.”

~Mark 11:25~

 

Mrs. Ruth Cutrer asked us to pray for Rev. Toby Miller, who formerly led the music program at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  Bro. Toby is in St. Tammany Hospital recovering from surgery.

Mr. J.D. Smith was able to return home yesterday because his shoulder has healed sufficiently for him to be “on his own” again.  Let’s pray for him and for Donna’s family as they adjust to the change.

Mr. Don Clemons will be having surgery at St. Tammany Hospital this morning.  I know the Clemons family believes in the power of prayer.  Let’s pray as God leads the doctors this morning in the surgery.

Mrs. Evelyn Bridges has been moved to St. Helena Nursing Home.  I pray she and her faithful family make a good adjustment to her move.

Daron Fontz, Jill Brister’s brother, continues to need our prayers as he fights cancer.  As you pray for peace and comfort for him, pray for the family to have peace and assurance too.

Please pray for my sister, Julie, as she flies to Atlanta where she will meet up with family there and then drive with Mallory to Kentwood tomorrow.

 

 

Read the Bible – I Chronicles 1-10 (skim), Psalm 65, & video on I Chronicles

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Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is progressing nicely at FBC, Kentwood.  Many of you bring in items yesterday.  You can leave your items in my classroom or in the tote under the stairwell to the balcony.  Thank you for your help.  Packing the shoeboxes for all the children would not be possible without you.  Please shop for pencils and pens this week.  The following week we will be purchasing $1.00 calculators which can be found at Walmart and the dollar stores.  You are making a difference!!!

 

 

“Into My Heart” – I’ll leave you with this song, which is a prayer for each of you who have not already allowed Jesus you reside in your heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

~Romans 5:8~

 

Please remember Debbie Miller and others who are in long-term care facilities.  Visits, small gifts, treats, or cards are always welcome.

Continue to remember Estelle and Bobby Raborn in your prayers.  He is a faithful care-giver.  That’s a difficult job.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon continues at physical therapy at North Oaks on Morrrison.  Her phone number is 230-1706.  Pray for Mr. Cete too.  Their 70th anniversary is three weeks away.

Speaking of anniversaries, and I usually don’t, Mr. Phillip and “Miss” Annie Bell Harrell will also be married a long time this year.  They will soon celebrate seventy-six years of marriage.

 

Margarite Crawford Brooks Fontenot

March 20, 1933 – August 04, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/margarite-fontenot

 

Read the Bible – Malachi 1-2, Psalm 63, and video on Malachi.

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Sunday School at FBC, Kentwood begins at 9:15 followed by worship at 10:30.  We have a class for everyone at all services.  A nursery is available for young children during all our services on Sundays and again on Wednesday.  Our night services begin at 6:00.

 

It’s time for the new school year to begin.  Be alert to children waiting for buses, the addition traffic including buses, and school zones.

 

“Be Ye Doers of the Word”

Lyrics and music – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-qgu6dNIT0

 

There are many to pray for, visit, call, send cards to, prepare a meal or a treat for, etc. This might be a good day to do some of those things.

Anna Lee

 

Friday

If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?

But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door;

it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

~Genesis 4:7~

 

Ruby King of Roseland was able to go home from rehab yesterday.  Let’s pray she continues to improve.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon continues to be at North Oaks Rehab.  Please pray for her.

 

Read the Bible – Zachariah 9-14 & Psalm 62

Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 19 – 20:9

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Operation Christmas Child – What a blessing to go into a store to purchase items for OCC shoeboxes and see a Sunday School member shopping for items for shoeboxes, to have messages about what someone has purchased, but will not be able to turn in until next week, or to walk into the church and find bags of items someone dropped off for us. This is a major project that takes many hands and many hearts.  I’m so thankful for all those who participate and do so over and over to help collect the many items we will need.

 

“Trusting Jesus”

 

Remember to have faith and to trust.

Anna Lee

 

 

Thursday

Jesus said to him,“Receive your sight;

your faith has healed you.”  

Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God.

When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

~Luke 18:42-43~

 

Tish Fairburn is doing very well.  Thank God for her good reports.

Ruby King has made good progress at rehab and will be going home today.  Please continue to pray for her as she faces the challenges of being at her home.

Andy Taylor is seeing some positive results of Monday’s surgery.  Please continue to pray for him and for Betty.

Bettye Fussell and Miss Fay Shoemaker both had good days yesterday.  Thank God for days like that.  Let’s pray that today is also a good day for both of these sweet ladies.

Berryl Billiott and a serious heart blockage.  Pray for him he seeks and receives proper treatment.

 

Read the Bible – Zachariah 5-8 & Psalm 61

Study Ezekiel – Friday mornings at 10:00 at FBC

Bible Drill Class for children through 5th grade – Sundays at 6 P.M.

Bible Study – Sunday mornings for all ages at 9:45.  There are classes for all ages.  I will be happy to help anyone/families locate a class/classes.

 

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Operation Christmas Child – Last night, someone asked me to shop for them, as I have done before.  If you would rather not do the shopping, I will be glad to do that for you.  I will also show you what I purchased and give you the receipt.

This week we are shopping for pencils and pens. The following week we will be purchasing the $1.00 calculators.  They are on sale now at some stores.   If you find them, you may want to make your purchase now.

 

Be a blessing to others today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross,

so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness;

“by his wounds you have been healed.”

1 Peter 2:24

From K.K. Huckaby:

Well…Josiah has been in the NICU for 147 days now. Doesn’t seem like it’s been that long but then again it does. 😊 He has made some major improvements over the last week. He was taken off the vent Friday & put on CPAP! Yay!!! Also, he’s been weaned off quite a few of his medications. God is so good and we can’t praise Him enough for what He’s done so far & continues to do!!!

Brandon Toney, the son of Dale and Sandy Toney, is much better.  Thank-you for praying for him.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is still at North Oaks Rehab.  Please pray for her to regain her appetite.

 

 

Read the Bible – Zachariah 1-4, Psalm 60, and video on Zachariah

Baptist Press – http://bpnews.net

 

Operation Christmas Child – This week we are collecting pencils and pens.  Next week we will be collecting the $1.00 calculators.  I’ve seen them on sale, so you may want to buy some of them while they are on sale.  Also, this weekend, shopping will be tax free, so you may want to shop ahead on our list.  Other items we will be collecting include bandanas (Dollar Tree – 2 for $1.00), hair brushes (Dollar Tree $1.00)), small flashlight, about 4-5 inches (packages of 10 at Walmart).  Buy two sets of batteries for each flashlight.  Bars of soap and washcloths will also be on our list.  I haven’t checked prices, but you be the judge for yourself.  I hope you are enjoying shopping as much as I am!

 

 

“The Light of the World is Jesus”

 

 

Tonight, I get to teach missions to boys and girls.  They bring great joy to me.  We meet at 6 P.M. if you know of someone who would like to join us.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Tuesday

 Jesus turned and saw her.

“Take heart, daughter,” he said,

“your faith has healed you.”

And the woman was healed at that moment.

 

 

Mr. J.D. Smith continues to improve from shoulder surgery.  Keep him in your prayers.

Baby Lampton Dean Titus, son of Tedd and Kayla, is still in need of our prayers.

Continue to pray for Estelle Raborn, Mr. Bobby, and other family members.

The rehab facility is giving “Miss” Ruby Dillon a good workout each day.  She is working hard so she can get back home.

 

 

Read the Bible – Haggai, Psalm 59, and video on Haggai (Http://jointhebibleproject.com)

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“Did You Think to Pray?”

 

 

That’s a good question!  Did you think to pray?  Better, yet, did I think to pray?

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Friday

“If you are a follower of Christ Jesus . . .

all that matters is your faith

that makes you love others.”

 ~Galatians 5:6 CEV~

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon continues to improve at North Oaks.  She appreciates your prayers.

Mrs. Estelle Raborn will be released from the Lake and coming home today.  Please continue to pray.

Jason Dean is hospitalized with colitis.  Pray for his improvement.

Gabe Humphrey, grandson of Sylvester and Shirley Humphrey, is having some health issues.  Please pray for the proper treatment for him.

Miss Fay Shoemaker‘s release from the hospital has been delay one day.  Please continue to pray for her.

Ruth Cutrer of Osyka had a heart ablation for her a-fib yesterday.  Pray it holds.

 

Read the Bible – Daniel 1-2, Psalm 55, and video on Daniel (http://jointhebibleproject.com)

Today’s Bible Study at 10 A.M. – Ezekiel 18

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We’re looking forward to sorting and counting the highlighters, markers, and crayons that will be turned in at FBC, Kentwood Sunday morning.  I get so exited thinking of all the boys and girls who will be blessed by the items we are packing in shoeboxes this year.  Operation Christmas Child is in full swing!

 

“The Beautiful Garden of Prayer”

 

Prayer is important to me.  I hope it is to you too.

Anna Lee