” ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you;  

the LORD make his face shine upon you

and be gracious to you; 

the LORD turn his face toward you

and give you peace.” ‘

~Numbers 6:24-26~


Anne Newton Ellzey of Roseland moved to her heavenly home to join her husband, Jerry, and other family and friends.  Pray for her children, grandchildren, friends, and many former students in the Amite area.

Read the Bible in 2015 – Mark 1-2 –

  • If you are following this, you have now read five books of the Bible and parts of six others.  Aren’t you thankful you have done this?
  •  If you haven’t started reading, the year is not lost, begin today.


Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions –

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “The Go-Between” –
  • The people stood afar off,                                                                                                                             but Moses drew near . . .                                                                                                                         where God was.                                                                                                                                       ~Exodus 20:21~
  • “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” 

This is your day to make some preparations for the Lord’s Day.  Doing some today will make tomorrow a better day.

I trust you have had a great week, despite the weather, the job, some of the problems  in your life, etc.  It is the week God gave you.  He had a purpose.  Did you handle it the way He wanted you to?

Anna Lee


“The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few.

Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest

to send out workers into His harvest.”

~Matthew 9:37-38, HCSB~


Chip Caraway

Chip is doing well and is at home.  Thanks for praying for him.

Eddie Muse

Eddie is much better.  Thank-you for praying.

Harold Stokes

Harold, of Amite, will be having heart surgery at OLOL Tuesday.  Please begin praying for him and his family.

CaringBridge – Macy Gueldner

We are now more than halfway done with the last phase of Macy’s treatment!!! 7 weeks of induction, 8 weeks of consolidation, and 61 out of 120 weeks down of maintenance… only 59 weeks to go! Macy’s counts were good again today. This marks several weeks of good counts, so I’m expecting an increase in chemo soon. She got Vincristine today and started her week of steroids… YUCK! This should be her “bad week,” but last month’s wasn’t too bad, so please pray for a not-so-bad bad week.

All in all, we’re enjoying our semi-normal, crazy life. I don’t know about y’all, but I’m counting down the days until Spring break!! It can’t get here soon enough! We’re loving the warmer weather, but could stand to dry out a bit. Where’s the sun? Has anyone seen it?

Cynthia Vining Smith

Born: July 21, 1942
Died: March 11, 2015

A resident of Kentwood, died at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born July 21, 1942 in New Orleans and was 72 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Smith Cooper and husband, Andre, Memphis, TN; son, James Leslie Smith, East Fork; 3 grandchildren, Mitchell Dane Smith, Memphis, TN, Jordan Andre Cooper, Memphis, TN and James Dakota Smith, Ft. Smith, AR; 1 sister, Susan Johnson and husband, Lonnell, Amite; and 3 nephews, many cousins and other family members. Preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Ray Smith; father, John Tillman Vining; mother, Essie Mae Morris Vining and sister, Johnnie Mae Vining. Visitation at East Fork Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Shumock. Interment East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Obituary for W. Nix Miller

Nix Miller, age 68, of Tuscaloosa, AL died March 10, 2015 at Hospice of West Alabama. The memorial service will be at 2pm Friday, March 13, 2015 at Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville, Alabama. Burial will follow at Winston Memorial Gardens. Visitation will precede the service at 1pm.

Nix was preceded in death by his parents Marguerite & Huey Miller Sr, & brothers Huey Miller Jr, and Brent Miller of St. Helena Parish, La. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beverly G. Miller, his daughter Miranda Miller Little, John Boone Little(grandson), Johnny Zeb Little(son by marriage) all of Tuscaloosa, Al.; sister Wanda(Earl)Callender, West Feliciana Parish, La, brother Stan(Kathy)Miller, East Baton Rouge Parish, La, Hardy(Lisa)Miller, Baton Rouge, La, and John(Juvelyn)Miller of St. Helena Parish, La. Brother in law, Thomas(Susan)Graham, Highland Village, TX & Max(Dianne)Sanders, Haleyville, Al. He has countless other beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mr. Miller was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Louisiana-Monroe & earned a BA & MA degree at the University of North Alabama, Florence, Al. He was an educator with the Haleyville City School system for 14 years. He was also an entrepreneur and the founder of Miller’s Seafood of Haleyville, Al and owned Miller’s Seafood, Inc. DBA D’Johns Restaurant, St. Francisville, La for a collective 27 years. He was a member of the Tuscaloosa County Cattleman’s Association and First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa. He is presently a member of First Baptist Church, Haleyville, AL.

Nix was a very loving & compassionate husband, daddy, grandfather, father in law, son, brother, uncle, teacher, employer, & friend to many. He will be missed by all of his former students, customers, and friends, but mostly by his family. To know him, was to love him. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Al. For more information visit

Pallbearers will be: Tim DeLaney, Cody DeLaney, JJ Summers, Nathan Dobbs, Will Romine, Bobby Taylor, Will Walker, and Shane Cook
Online condolences may be left at

Read the Bible in 2015 Isaiah 56-61

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Giving Up Our Mirrors” –
  • [Bezalel] made the laver of bronze and its base of bronze,                                                                  from the bronze mirrors of the serving women.                                                                          ~Exodus 38:8~
  • “Spirit of the Living God” –

Annie Armstrong Mission Offering –

Some people just try to endure/get through Fridays.  Do better than that.  Make today really count for God, others, and yourself.

Anna Lee


 But for you who revere my name,

the sun of righteousness will rise

with healing in its wings.

And you will go out

and leap like calves released from the stall.

~Malachi 4:2~


Please pray for Cynthia Smith of the East Fork community.  She is in North Oaks.

Pray for Anne Ellzey of Roseland.  She is also in North Oaks and not doing well.

Mrs. Oma Zachary of the Hillsdale area is also in need of our prayers.  Of course, as you pray for these ladies, pray for their families.

Eddie Muse has been admitted to North Oaks.  Pray for his family, Eddie, and the medical staff caring for him.

Philip Morgan had a spinal surgery that is now requiring another procedure.  Pray this is successful.

Skip Caraway’s surgery went well.  Please continue to pray for him during the recovery period as he waits for the pathology report.

Pray for Kentwood senior adults who have been on our prayer list a number of times lately.  For example, Mr. Bobby Lawson, Joe Easley, Mrs. Catherine Yarborough, Mrs. Hellen Morris, Mrs. Cecile Alford, Mrs. Mildred Birch, and others.

Mr. Edward Garner

Baptist Press  – 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Hand Me The Binoculars!”  –

  • The heavens declare the glory of God;                                                                                            and the firmament shows His handiwork.                                                                                ~Psalm 19:1~                                                                                                                                                     

Read the Bible in 2015Job 21 – 22

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions

The BCM lunch at SLU went well yesterday.  There was plenty of help and all the food people/classes was delivered to the church on time.  Also, the helpers who went did a good job.  Let’s prepare to do it again next year….

Take in the beauty of the world God created.  Choose something like the clouds, a tree, a rainbow, a leaf, a bird, or a horse to admire.  Think what a a mess you would have made if you had tried to create anything.  Thank God for His creation.

Anna Lee


Then God said,

“Let us make man in our image, 

in our likeness, 

and let them rule over the fish of the sea

and the birds of the air, 

over the livestock,

over all the earth, 

and over all the creatures

that move along the ground.”  

~Genesis 1:26~


Please pray for the families and friends of the eleven military personnel who apparently crashed last night.

Please pray for Martha Pevey Drago, mother-in-law if Meghan Sharkey Drago.  Martha is having surgery for a cancer issue.

Skip Caraway, a former student, is also having surgery today.  Please add him and his family to your prayer list.

Deborah Bales is getting some improvement with her knee and nerve issues.  Thanks for praying for her, but please continue.

Devotional – “Shocking Accessibility” –

Read the Bible in 2015 – Psalms 23-27

Annie Armstrong Offering for North America

What does God have on your schedule today?  Make it a priority!

Anna Lee


“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro

throughout the whole earth,

to show Himself strong

on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”

~2 Chronicles 16:9a, NKJV~


Koltyn Gafford (Written by his dad)

Sorry for not doing updates as much trying too get things in order again.. Koltyn is doing well in therapy, still have a long road but he is working hard, he is adjusting being at home, I think he knows he is at home cause he knows between his bed and his mama and daddy’s bed which he loves to sleep in every night and we don’t mind that at all! Brother and sister are very happy that we are all home together! I want to thank everyone who has been bringing us food every night! Thank you so very much!! Continue to keep praying for Koltyn as he still works very hard on the road to recovery!!!

Please say special prayers for Anne N. Ellzey of Roseland and her family.

Sherry Day received a “less than the best” medical reports yesterday.  Pray for strength and encouragement for her and her family,

Pray for future missionaries as they leave for a big city for “hands on” training.

Annie Armstrong Missions Offering – More about Annie

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Unexpected Encounter” –
  • The Lord repay your work,                                                                                                                  and a full reward be given you                                                                                                            by the Lord God of Israel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ~Ruth 2:12~
  • “Be Ye Doers of the Word”  

Thom Rainer –


Read the Bible in 2015

Be  thankful today.  Do the things God leads you to do.  Be a Ruth!

Anna Lee


Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel.

Since the first day that you set your mind

to gain understanding

and to humble yourself before your God,

your words were heard,

and I have come in response to them.

~Daniel 10:12~


Devotional, Scriptures, & a Song

  • “Cat Gate” –
  • I am the door.                                                                                                                                                  If anyone enters by Me,                                                                                                                            he will be saved,                                                                                                                                                  and will go in and out                                                                                                                                         and find pasture.                                                                                                                                                                           ~John 10:9~                                                                                                                                                        If anyone would come after Me,                                                                                                                he must deny himself                                                                                                                               and take up his cross                                                                                                                                 and follow Me.”                                                                                                                                                 ~Matthew 16:24~
  • “The Way of the Cross Leads Home” –               

Annie Armstrong Offering for North America

“Who is Annie?”

Read the Bible in 2015 – Genesis 36-39

Have a great day.

Anna Lee