“I am the door;

if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved.” 

~John 10:9 NASB~





Pray for Mike Lambert who is hospitalized again.  Your prayers will be appreciated by his family and friends.




Read and Write the Bible Today – Hebrews 6: 16-18




If you have beads and other nice throws from recent parades, those items can be used in packing shoeboxes.  Also, small to medium size stuffed animals are also good.  You can leave these items in the church office or in the classroom next to the choir room.  Thanks for sharing your freebies.




Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/




Disaster Relief provides help in many forms.   The Gospel is shared with people in times of need in addition to meeting physical needs.  You can become one of those who go and serve as needed when needed.

SBDR shines ‘ray of hope’ after southern storms

by David Roach, posted Monday, April 15, 2019 (14 hours ago)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated April 15 at 3:25 p.m. with information from Louisiana.

ALTO, Texas (BP) — Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units have deployed across the South following a weekend of storms that caused at least eight deaths, injured dozens more and left damage from Texas to Georgia.In east Texas, DR units from both Texas Baptist Men and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention deployed after an EF-2 and an EF-3 tornado touched down. At least four people in Texas died, according to media reports, including two children who were killed when a pine tree fell on the car carrying them near Pollok, Texas.

“When things seem really bad, we’re able to come in and just introduce that ray of hope for them to take the next steps,” Texas Baptist Men spokesman Rand Jenkins told NBC’s Dallas affiliate.

Texas Baptist Men, a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, deployed DR teams to the hart-hit towns of Franklin and Alto, Texas, April 14, according to a BGCT news release. Their ministry has included feeding units, chainsaw crews, shower and laundry units, temporary roof installation, assessment and chaplaincy.

SBTC volunteers were headed toward Franklin with a quick-response mobile kitchen within two hours of an April 13 tornado, the North American Mission Board told Baptist Press. Self-contained like a food truck, the quick-response mobile kitchen is designed to serve a few hundred simple meals quickly before a larger feeding operation can be established. The unit also focuses on evangelism, the SBTC said.

A second SBTC DR team dispatched to Alto and focused on feeding and recovery.

“Lots of [church] members have gone out with chainsaws helping to clear the trees and the debris,” said Gary Pridemore, pastor of First Baptist Church in Alto, where the SBTC team has established a base of operations. Locals and outside volunteers “have been working like beavers getting all the trees cut up and roads cleared.”

In Mississippi — where at least one person died according to media reports — six local chainsaw teams deployed along with three teams focused on chaplaincy and assessment, NAMB said.

In Alabama, a DR team did chainsaw work in the city of Troy while another team did chainsaw and roof tarping work in Etowah County, Alabama Baptist DR director Mark Wakefield said.

At least one county worker died near Birmingham, Ala., when a vehicle struck him as he attempted to clear fallen trees from a roadway, according to media reports.

In Louisiana — where at least two deaths were reported — a DR team from Blanchard performed tree removal and roof repair work, according to Louisiana’s Baptist Message newsjournal. The team also distributed Bibles and water.

At one point on April 14, nearly 90,000 people across the South were without power because of the storms, the Associated Press reported.

Pridemore, of Alto, Texas, requested prayer for the safety of DR workers, the recovery of injured people and the spread of the Gospel.

“Pray that [DR work] will open doors to the ministry of the churches,” Pridemore said.



Thanks for reading and praying today.  As you pray, also remember those whose names have been listed lately and those whose names were not listed, but who have  spiritual, physical, emotional, medical, or financial needs.

Anna Lee






“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 

~1 Corinthians 13:7~




David goes for blood work in Hammond.  Depending of the CBC, we will either come home or go to Baton Rouge for blood.




Read and Write the Bible Today – Galatians 6: 7-10



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God has given us this day.  Let’s make Him proud of how we use it.

Anna Lee






The LORD is my strength and my defense ;

he has become my salvation.

~Psalm 118:14~



I heard that tomorrow is homecoming at FBC, Kentwood.  I’ve been out so much that I know no details.  If someone will fill me in, I will post it.  Thanks!

Read the Bible – Proverbs 19:17 & 22:9
Baptist Press has some great articles today.
I wasn’t there, but I understand the Gathiers had a wonderful concert at FBC, Covington last night.  They are one of my favorite groups.  I always try to catch them on the television on Saturday evenings.
Please pray for all the young families who are not bringing up their children in church and keeping them there as long as they live at home.  This article one of  several I have read lately that broke my heart.

Sidney C. Simmons

January 03, 1933 – March 28, 2019

Sidney C. Simmons, a resident of Bolivar, LA , passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at his home. He was born January 3, 1933 in Magnolia, MS and was 86 years of age. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his daughter, Charlotte Newman; 2 sons, Richard S. Simmons and wife, Patricia, and Gary B. Simmons; 3 sisters, Jeanette Maxie, Patsy Dillon, and Iris Kay Walker; a brother, Percy Simmons; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Golda Simmons; a sister, Ivy Lee Robertson; and 2 brothers, Bernard Simmons and Reginald Simmons. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Tim Lacoste. Interment Bolivar Cemetery, Bolivar, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

I hope I gave you some “food for thought” and prayer today.
Anna Lee


“My old self has been crucified with Christ.

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.

So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” 

~Galatians 2:20 NLT~



Thanks to all of you who prayed for Jimmy Alford and his family.  Some of you were aware of my “unspoken request” and some prayed because I had an unspoken request.  It was at Jimmy’s request I no longer posted his name.  He didn’t like to draw attention to himself.

The family was truly blessed by the outpouring of love for Jimmy and his family.  I ask that you pray for his wife, Janie, and hopefully she will be able to have the knee surgeries she has postponed for so long while she cared for Jimmy.  Pray for Leesha and Shaun and their families.

May Jimmy’s family and many friends be encouraged by his example.  May God be glorified, even now, by Jimmy’s example of caring, doing, serving, and giving of himself.




Read and Write the Bible – Philippians 2: 6-11




Baptist Press bpnews.net

There are plenty of great articles for you to read today.  I suggest you consider making Baptist Press your daily newspaper.  That could cause a positive change in anyone’s attitude and daily conversations, as well as being a source of positive Christian information in our world that often seems to omit any mention of God.




Baptist MessageBaptistMessage.com

Many of these articles are of a more local nature.  Learn what God is doing in and  through our people in our state.




My your life shine for Jesus today!

Anna Lee












“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” 

~Hebrews 10:24 NIV~




Baby Jules Tanksley, daughter of KeriBeth and Jamie Tanksley, will be having her second open heart surgery.  Pray for the staff at Children’s hospital, the family, and for Jules.




Rosa Emma Miller Turner

April 26, 1947 – March 25, 2019

She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls Proverbs 31:10 Rosa Emma Miller Turner of Hillsdale, Louisiana passed away peacefully on Monday March 25, 2019 at North Oaks Hospital. She was born in Baton Rouge on April 26,1947. She was the daughter of James T. Miller and Anne Mae Siebert Miller. Shortly after her birth her mother passed away and God blessed her with a wonderful woman who raised as her own daughter, Rosa S. Miller. She graduated from Woodland High School in 1965 and Southeastern Louisiana University in 1973 obtained a degree in Business. Rosa Emma was a retired Educator. She loved her lord and savior Jesus Christ and instilled in all of her children and grandchildren her favorite bible verse “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it… Psalms 118:24” Survived by her three children, James Keith Newell and wife Karen, Kimberly Newell Landry, and Robert Klint Newell; brother, Ted Miller and partner Henry Mayes Jr.; grandchildren, Kari and Eric LeBlanc, Scott and Haleigh Villeneuve, Kaylie Villeneuve, Keifer Newell, Lake Newell, Nicole Newell, and River Newell; great-grandchildren Owen, Ethan, Charlie, Lucien, and Brayson. Preceded in death by her parents. We would like to thank Dr. Smitty Smith and North Oaks Medical Center for their care and comfort during her final days. Visitation will be held at Hillsdale Baptist Church on Friday, March 29th from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM. Services conducted by Rev. Darryl Miller and Rev. Randy Carlin. Interment in church cemetery. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




Read and Write the Bible – Philippians 2:1-5




Midwest recovery begins as additional flooding looms





It is one thing to know your brother-in-law as a kind, caring, helpful, and humble Christian man, but it is certainly another to witness hundreds of people stand in a winding line for so long to file through to say good-bye to him.  Pray for the family at they continue to celebrate Jimmy’s life today.  

Anna Lee


One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

~Psalm 27:4~



Linda Bridges‘ recent surgery has left her with new issues to endure and overcome.  Pray for her as she faces these problems.  She looks forward to being 100% again.



Brett Frazier has been moved to a private room.  Please continue to pray for Brett and his family.




My unspoken request has become a much bigger and more complicated issue.  Pray for this person and the entire family.





The Hope Center  in Roseland is in need of some people who can do heavy lifting.  They are Tuesday – Friday if you are able to help them.




Former IMB missionary leader Steve Smith, 57, dies




Tomorrow morning at 8 A.M., Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast to help someone in the community with a need.  Come get a great breakfast and help a family at the same time.



Read and Write the Bible Today – Matthew 5:16, 42



Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee












“Don’t copy the behavior or values of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

 ~Romans 12:2 NLT~



Read and Write the Bible Today – John 15: 12-13




Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – It’s time to contribute to the fund to support missions in North America (United States and Canada).  Let’s be a part of winning the lost who live around us,




Baptist Messagehttp://baptistmessage.com/




Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/




Thom S. Rainerhttps://thomrainer.com/about/




I hope you can find time this weekend to read these sites and others.
Anna Lee