“Tell them to use their money to do good.

They should be rich in good works

and should give happily to those in need,

always being ready to share with others

whatever God has given them.

By doing this they will be storing up

real treasure for themselves in heaven —

it is the only safe investment for eternity!

And they will be living a fruitful Christian life

down here as well.”

~1 Timothy 6:18-19 TLB~


Summer Mixon 

Update 6/1:

Summer Mixon is being transferred to Tulane tomorrow if all goes as planned. Her liver enzymes and bilirubin keep going up so they are moving her to where the liver specialist is located. Thank you to Donnie Stratton for taking care of our girl, we are so blessed to have you in our life. Thank you everyone for all the prayers, Jesus has this and we are believing that she will be healed.

Rev. Bill Ichter was the youth minister when I was a child.  Later, God sent Jennie to Brazil to teach his grandchildren for two years.  We stay connected.

Tomorrow,June 2,we celebrate 66 years of marriage. It will be a bitter sweet occasion. Joy and gratitude to God for these years;BUT sadness because my dear wife,-for sometime now has had Alzeimers, an illness that little by little takes all of the personality from the person. We are grateful to God,because if He had not given us long lives(I will be 90 this year, and she will be 85.) we would not have the problems we are having, problems that normally affect older people.

She has been a faithful and virtuous woman;admirable mother of 4 children she dedicated much of her time taking care of while I traveled all over Brazil and other parts of the world; an exemplary grandmother and great grandmother. God has been very merciful to us, because she perceives absolutely nothing. that is happening to her.,however those of us who take care of her see her precious personality disappearing little by little.I am so grateful to God for having brought Alana and Ron back after serving 31 years in Brazil exactly at this time that I need them so much.

VBS, Day 2 at FBC, Kentwood begins at 8:30 this morning.

There will be no Friday morning Bible study this week because of VBS.

Frozen Food for Families

Sunday, is our day to bring frozen food to my Sunday School room so it can be distributed later that day.  Share some by placing it in quart size freezer bags and labeling it.

Read the Bible in 2015I Kings 1-4

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Devotional, Scripture,  a Quote, and a Song

  • “Feeling Insignificant?” – odb.org
  •  I will praise You,                                                                                                                                             for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.                                                                                                                                               ~Psalm 139:14~
  • ” Lord, I look out into the vastness of the heavens                                                                 and I see the grandeur of Your infinite power,                                                                           yet You look at me from heaven and see someone You know, love, and care about. Thank You that You find value in me.”
  • “This is My Father’s World” http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh144.sht

Invest in people today!

Anna Lee


Surprise!  I didn’t think I would be posting this A.M., but here I am.


“All of you should be of one mind.

Sympathize with each other.

Love each other as brothers and sisters.

Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.”

~1 Peter 3:8 NIV~


Sylvester Humphrey (Director of Hope Center)

Sylvester was discharged from the hospital today; nearly two weeks in the hospital. Thank you all for the prayers. Please continue to pray for his complete recovery, as he still has some time before he is completely well. His blood count is still really low, and will be requiring Home Health, antibiotics, PT, respiratory treatments, etc. God is so good. He has blessed us through all of this. It is a blessing to have so many praying for him!! We love you all!!!

Doug Toney

Sunday May 31, 2015
Update: Doug is doing so much better, but has a very very long road of healing ahead of him. He was cleared to eat yesterday, but is having trouble with that. It will take time. He is awake more and talking more. Please continue to pray.

Summer Mixon

Update 5/31:  Summer Mixon is in a room, she is still having issues with her bilirubin being elevated. The doctors are consulting with a Tulane and Ochner liver specialist to discuss the next step in her recovery. As of now they are thinking she will need to be moved to Tulane or Ochner to be where the specialist is located but have not made any arrangements to move her as of yet. Thank you everyone for the continued prayers.

Koltyn Gafford

Koltyn is progressing very well with his therapy. He is able to pull his head up and hold it upright from a pull to sit position. This picture was taken while Brad was carrying him and he was picking his head up off his shoulders all by hisself.
His arms and legs are moving all over the place.
He is able to roll to his side unassisted.
He hates tummy time.
Just the other day we were given/donated a stander that helps him build his leg muscles back up. He has been able to stand in it for about 15mins at a time without his knees buckling, which is awesome. His personality is definitely starting to come back a lil more each and everyday. Anytime you talk to him he smiles or even chuckles back at you. This has been the greatest accomplishment for me to watch so far!
He is starting to recognize things and people a lot better. Kyler is able to keep him smiling and laughing all the time. He loves to watch his favorite character Marshal on Paw Patrol, it makes him laugh as well.
We are still having some issues with seizures which some days are better than others but aren’t going to get us down. We keep striving to get him to his next level of achievement. He is a very strong brave lil boy and will continue to progress each and every second of everyday.

Read the Bible in 2015 –  Exodus 33 – 36

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “The Blame Game” –  odb.org
  • The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold!                               The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!                                                                                                                                                                                             ~John 1:29~
  • What Can Wash Away My Sin?   (Nothing But the Blood)- http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/n/b/nbtblood.htm

VBS at 8:30 this morning at 8:30.  Come early for registration.

Anna Lee



          But from everlasting to everlasting

                               the LORD’s love

                  is with those who fear him,

                      and His righteousness

           with their children’s children–

                            ~Psalm 103:17~

Does this verse remind you of Mr. Charley Kuss?  It does me.

Mr. Charley was know for praying for his children and his “children’s children”.

Summer Mixon was better today and moved to a regular hospital room.  Thank you for your continued prayers for her.

Please continue to pray for Earl Warren who is hospitalised in Covington.

Add Mrs. Ava Ballard to your list.  She is also in Covington.  Despite numerous tests, the cause of her pneumonia has not yet been identified.  Please pray for her.

Ivy McDaniel, Jr.

(October 15, 1939 – May 30, 2015) 


Read the Bible in 2015 Colossians 1-3

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Have a great Lord’s Day!  

Anna Lee

P.S.  Monday’s Prayer Link will be posted in the afternoon.  “See” you then.


“God has listened;

He has paid attention

to the sound of my prayer.

~Psalm 66:19, HCSB~


Please add Earl Warren of Roseland to your prayer list.  He is hospitalized in Covington.

I’m so thankful to add that Summer Mixon is improving.  Keep praying.

Terry Asher Turner

Born: September 16, 1949
Died: May 27, 2015


Read the Bible in 2015  –  Luke 7-8

Devotional, Scripture, & a Song

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Keep praying.  

“God has listened; 

He has paid attention 

to the sound of my prayer. 

~Psalm 66:19, HCSB~

Pray for V.B.S.!

Anna Lee


“We are co-workers in God’s service.”   

1 Corinthians 3:9 NIV


“Each of us finds our meaning and function

as a part of [Christ’s] body.

But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe

we wouldn’t amount to much, would we?”

 ~Romans 12:5 MSG~


“Two are better off than one,

because together they can work more effectively” 

Ecclesiastes 4:9 GNT

I hope you found a message in these Scripture.  I did!

Sylvester Humphrey is doing much better.  He has been moved to a regular room and no longer requires oxygen.  Pray for him (and Shirley) as he continues to improve.

Doug Toney is also progressing.  Please continue to pray for endurance for a long recovery for both Doug and Sandy.

Robbie Lynn Callihan Kirby has, thankfully, completed two years since being cleared of pancreatic surgery.  Please continue to pray for her.

Dr. Derry Magee is preparing for his heavenly home and will get his ticket there in a few days.  He family is arriving to be there for his “departure”.  I must add that he and “Miss” Dora were so special to our family when we moved to Kentwood.  We, like many others, felt a big hole in our town when they had the opportunity to go to Texas A&M.  Heaven will be gaining a great Christian man.

Michael (Mickey) Joseph Catalanotto

Born: May 14, 1933
Died: May 28, 2015

Michael (Mickey) Joseph Catalanotto, 82, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at his home in Roseland, LA. He was born May 14, 1933 in Amite, LA to Charles and Lucy Bellavia Catalanotto. Mickey grew up in Amite, LA. He attended Amite High School where he became known as “Cadillac” Catalanotto and was the “STAR” fullback for the Warriors. He continued his football career in college at LSU and played on the Freshman Baby Bengals team. “Cadillac” was known for “eating up a lot of yardage through the middle and off the ends.” Mickey married Betty Jean Strickland in 1953 in Raymond, MS. They were happily married for 63 years at the time of his death. Mickey began his teaching career at Kohn Junior High School in New Orleans where he taught and coached for 27 years. He completed his last three years as a teacher and coach at Independence High School. Mickey was a 3rd degree member of Knights of Columbus, Council 10911, and was instrumental in organizing the semi-annual Chicken Barbeques held at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall. Mickey was an avid outdoorsman. During the summer months, he spent time on his custom built shrimp boat, “Big Blue”. A good yield would be 800 pounds of shrimp and 3 hampers of crabs in one night. When Mickey and Betty moved to Roseland in 1982, he had a special connection with the land where he lived and would take great pride in grooming it and raising cattle. One of his favorite things to do was fishing. He always had an entertaining tale to tell after fishing with his friends or family. Mickey loved hunting with his beloved sidekick, Mocha. He was so proud of Mocha’s accomplishment as a Hunting Retriever Champion and played a big role in training Mocha. Mickey is survived by his spouse, Betty Strickland Catalanotto of Roseland; his children, Michael Charles Catalanotto (Toni) of Kenner, Judith Catalanotto Tesvich (Peter) of Hammond and one brother, Emile Catalanotto (Brenda) of Amite. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Amanda Tesvich Brown (Mark) of Charlottesville, VA, Preston Luke Tesvich of Melbourne, FL and Madison Laurel Catalanotto of Baton Rouge. In addition, Mickey is survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Catalanotto and Lucy Bellavia Catalanotto. A funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Mark Beard and visitation will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall at 122 South 1st Street, Amite, LA 70422 (985) 687-8422 on Monday, June 1, 2015. Visitation will begin at 8:30 AM and a funeral mass will begin at 12:00 Noon. Burial will follow the funeral mass at Greensburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nic LaBarbera, Mark Kolwe, Greg Marten, J.E. Lee, Mark Catalanotto and Daniel Goldsby. Honorary pallbearers will be Angelo Giardina, Charles Santora, Tommy Bellavia and John Campo. Masses said in Mickey’s honor will be most appreciated. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

Read the Bible in 2015 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+47-52&version=NIV

Devotional, Scripture, & a Song

  • “Mysterious Ways” –  http://odb.org
  • As the heavens are higher than the earth,                                                                                         so are My ways higher than your ways.                                                                                                           ~Isaiah 55:9~
  • “We’ll Understand it Better By and By”

Remember, we are co-laborers!  Each of us has our responsibilities!

Anna Lee


“If we live in the light

— just as he is in the light

— then we have fellowship with one another” 

~1 John 1:7a TEV~

Mrs. Susie Wales is back at home.  Her new medications seem to be helpful.  She will see her doctor again in a couple of weeks.  She and her family thank you for praying for her.

Summer Mixon

Update 5/27:

Nurse said all is about the same Summer Mixon is improving but slowly. They are checking her for a stomach bug so they have isolated her and asked that visitors be kept to a minimum. Thank you for all the continued prayers. Jesus has his hand on her and He will pull her through.

Read the Bible in 2015Proverbs 1

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

Thom S. Rainer Website – http://thomrainer.com

God’s greatness compels us to go, Platt tells new missionaries –  http://imb.org/updates/storyview-3167.aspx#?cid=imbel

Devotional, Scripture, Quotes, and a Song 

  • “I’m Stumted” –  http://odb.org
  • I am afraid that . . .                                                                                                                                     your minds may somehow be led astray                                                                                                           from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.                                                                             —2 Corinthians 11:3 niv
  •  What is greater than God—and more evil than the devil? The poor have it. The rich need it. And if you eat it you will die.I missed the solution by allowing my mind to be distracted from the obvious answer: “Nothing.”                                                                                                                                                             “Our Daily Bread”                                                                                                                                                                  Focusing on God helps us to take our eyes off our circumstances.                                                               “Our Daily Bread” 
  • “What Can Wash Away My Sin?  Nothing But the Blood of Jesus” –  http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/n/b/nbtblood.htm

At the end of the day, can we say we spent, at least a portion of our day, doing something of eternal value?  When the answer is, “No”, I hope we can refocus our efforts for the next day.

Anna Lee




 And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord 

and my spirit rejoices

in God my Savior.

~Luke 1:46-47~

Summer Mixon

Terry’s (Dad’s) Update 5/26:

Summer Mixon is in Critical but stable condition. Her vent O2 is at 40% and the peek is at 5. They started a test phase where they are they are letting her breath on her own without assistance from the vent for a couple of hours. Kidney functions have improved. Liver panel will be done tomorrow to check it. A BigThank you to everyone one again for all the prayers. Jesus has His hand on her!

Updater (Yesterday)

Please stop and say a prayer for Summer! They turned the vent off and will leave it off for two hours. She is on oxygen and her level is at 92% (I hope I’m explaining right)! If she does well they will most likely take tube out tomorrow!! I don’t have anymore info but I promise to update as soon as I do!! Please also continue to pray…. ! This is the first day that terry hasn’t been there because he had to work frown emoticon
It is very difficult but we know that God has this!!
Thank you all again!!

Devotional, Scripture, a Quote, & a Song

  • “Marked By His Name”odb.org

  • The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.                                                                    ~Acts 11:26~            
  • “Those who bear Christ’s name identify with Him because we have been changed by His love and grace. We declare to the world that He has made an eternal difference in our lives and we long for that in the hearts of others too.”
  • “Onward, Christian Soldiers” –  https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/871

My memories of this great hymn go back as far as my memory allows.  I’m sure the same if true for many of you.  Be sure to read the interesting comments as you listen and pat your feet.

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Read the Bible in 2015Psalm 60-62

Lowry Grambling Carruth

Lowry Grambling Carruth passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the age of 86. He was born and raised in New Orleans. After graduating from Warren Eastern High school and LSU, he became a contractor building houses in Lakeview. Later he started a family business with his brother, father and uncle, Carruth Brother’s Lumber Company, which he handed down to his sons and grandsons. He was a long term member of First United Methodist Church on Canal St., where he sang in the choir for many years. He was a selfless and faithful servant of Jesus Christ who truly lived the Gospel. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law who taught his children a strong work ethic, Christian values, and love of family. He will be sadly missed by Lois Evelyn Moody Carruth, his wife of 64 years; his five children, Linda Galloway (Sidney), Lloyd (Elizabeth), Lee (Diane), Wayne (Sharon) and Donald (Lener); 20 grandchildren and great grandchildren; his sister, Alice Mayeur; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Ellison McGehee and Meta Easley Carruth and his brother H. A. “Buddy” Carruth. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, (in Metairie Cemetery) on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. A graveside service will be held at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Kentwood, La at 3893 Highway 440, Kentwood, LA 70444. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Odyssey House of New Orleans http://ohlinc.org/donate.html or the Salvation Army. To view and sign the family guestbook, please log on to www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from May 25 to May 31, 2015

– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=lowry-grambling-carruth&pid=174934043&fhid=5630#sthash.eHGzEjWN.dpuf

VBS at FBC, Kentwood

  • Next week, 8:30 – 11:30 A.M.
  • Contact the church office for more information. 229-8111

Have a great day.  Be a blessing to someone.  Share God’s love in any way you choose.

Anna Lee