“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

~Matthew 11:28~



Read & Write the Bible – I Corinthians 13:1-7

One of my favorites passages in the Bible!




The soup that was collected at church has been removed and will be delivered this week by a friend.  Thanks for bringing the soup to help meet needs people have.




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After you read the article about Ray City, GA, pray for God to show you, me, and others how we can work for the Lord in Kentwood.



David and I have been on the receiving end of lots of love, prayers, cards, visits, etc.  I want to thank you and tell you how much it means to us.  So many of our conversations lately has been focused on you and how you have touched our lives.  We have been blessed abundantly!  God has worked though you in so many ways!

Anna Lee



Turn from evil and do good;

seek peace and pursue it.

~Psalm 34:14~


Read & Write the Bible – Romans 13: 8-10



Thank-you to those who brought soup for Hope Center.  I know it will be put to good use.



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Continue to pray for those from our area who are homebound or hospitalized and for those who lost a loved one recently.

Anna Lee















Be completely humble and gentle;

be patient, bearing with one another in love.

~Ephesians 4:2 (NIV)~



Josiah Huckaby

Josiah is finally out of the cath lab (they finished up about 1:30 pm) & settled in his room (since about 2 pm). He seems to be doing good. The veins in his legs have rerouted themselves due to all the central lines he’s had in the past. This caused an issue with putting in the stents because they are no longer straight but look like sideway V’s. The other option was to go through the neck but they would’ve had to do a u-turn to get the stent in one vein & just leave the other vein closed since it had completely collapsed. The only other option was to go through the liver…so that is what they did. It was the most direct path to get both stents in place. So he now has 2 stents. They have him on IV sedation since he can’t move for 6 hrs. They will be monitoring his liver visually & by labs to make sure he doesn’t have any internal bleeding following the cath. The dr was pleased with the stents & he will have to have another cath in about 2.5 months to increase the stent size which will provide more stability for the veins. After that, he will most likely have a cath every 3-4 months for about a year then they will decrease to about every 6 months. He will also be on a new med for 4-5 months as a trial to see if it will slow down the progression of his pulmonary vein stenosis. If all goes well tonight and he can get back to his home settings on the vent, he should be able to go home tomorrow. To God be the glory!!! 

Continued prayers for Josiah and his family are greatly appreciated.



Diane Strickland

Diane Strickland had back surgery yesterday.  All seems to have gone well.  Let’s thank God for this good report.



Douglas Crawford of the Line Creek area passed away yesterday at home.  Please be in prayer for his family.




Barbara “Barb” Gaut Graham

December 07, 1934 – January 26, 2019

Barbara “Barb” Gaut Graham of Baton Rouge passed away January 26, 2019 at the age of 84 with her three daughters by her side. A private funeral service was held. Barb was a beautiful soul with a spirit that was strong and free. She was loved by many for her kind heart and fun nature. She treasured her time with her family and made family and friends feel loved and special. She enjoyed traveling and was always willing to bring along anyone that wanted to join her. A trip with Barb was like no other, and she had a way of helping others see the beauty in simple things that might have gone unnoticed. Barbara leaves behind her daughters Kim Lowery (Bill), Wendy LeBlanc (Mark) and Dana Bass (Brandon). She especially enjoyed her role as Meme, and she adored her grandchildren Keely Roussel (Ryan), Caroline LeBlanc, Aubrey and Brandon Le Barrett, and her great grandchildren Kate and Ryder Roussel. She is also survived by her sister Gail Ragusa. She was preceded in death by her parents Pearl Swindle, F. L. Swindle and Arlie Gaut, and brothers Gary Gaut, Sr. and Ron Gaut. The family would like to thank the compassionate caregivers at Capital Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Hospice in His Care, and a special thank you to Chaplain Tommy Cain, Sr. for his spiritual support. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you perform an act of kindness in memory of Barb. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.



Joseph “Ricky” Fabre, Sr.

July 20, 1979 – January 28, 2019

A resident of Amite passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at his home. He was born July 20, 1979 in Hammond and was 39 years of age. He was an outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He is survived by his parents, Billy and Tammy Fabre; son, Joseph “Ricky” Fabre, Jr.; sister, Nikki Fabre; nephew, Ryatt Ellis; grandmother, Pauline Stevens. Preceded in death by grandparents, Richard Stevens, Joseph I. Fabre, Sr. and Lou Fabre. Visitation at Kedron Baptist Church, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Friday, February 1, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Jake Williams. Interment Kedron Cemetery, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Read the Bible

  • Psalm 120:8-9
  • Psalm 138: 1-2
  • Psalm 144: 9-10




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Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee


“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body.

We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” 

~Romans 12:4-5 NLT~




  • Brandon McElveen had five bypasses.  He is in his mid-40″s.  Thank God for the successful surgery.
  • Andy Taylor‘s cataract surgery went well.  Pray for Andy and Betty as he recovers,
  • Eleanor Morris continues to improve on walking on her new hip.  Thank God for allowing her to have this surgery.
  • David had a long day yesterday in Baton Rouge including visiting in the High Grove Ochsner that just opened.  We were thankful to have Jennie with us and driving.  David was able to get his Procrit shot even thought his number was 10.1 because the number was “trending downward”.  Pray for David’s energy level and strength to increase.


Sandra K. Smith (Bro. Danny Smith’s sister=in-law)

1950 – 2019 

Sandra K Smith, 68, of Lacombe died Friday January 25, 2019 at Lacombe Nursing home. Sandra was born February 2, 1950 in Hicksville, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Bill (and Joyce) Albertson and the late Beverly Fiig Burt. Sandra was an avid member of the Lions Club. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Leon (Buck) Smith. She is survived by her son Scott Smith and his wife Kelley Smith. She is survived by her siblings Charles Albertson Sr. Butler, IN; Joana and Neil Bonecutter of Edgerton, OH; Sarah and David Clark of Hicksville, OH; Martha and Kim Elson of Hamilton, IN; and Mary and Tim Algire of Montpelier, OH. She has four grandchildren Tyler Welch of Slidell; Blaine Welch of Slidell; Ryan Welch of Slidell; and Emma Welch of Slidell. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents and two siblings. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Lions Club of Mandeville, 720 Lafitte St., Mandeville, LA 40448. Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, Covington, LA in charge of arrangements. To view and sign the family guest book please visit WWW.bagnellfuneralhome.com.



Read the Bible

  • Psalm 119: 116, 117. 145, & 146.
  • If you have not received your February Bible reading guide, you can get one at FBC, Kentwood.




Bring cans of soup for “Soup”er Bowl Sunday.  They will be given to the Hope Center.  Help the Youth on Mission help others.




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Stay alert to the weather situation.  Be alert and available to help others.

Anna Lee




“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


“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.



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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



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.



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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