Saturday

God is our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear,

though the earth give way

and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam

and the mountains quake with their surging.

“Selah”

~Psalm 46:1-3 NIV~

 

Koltyn Gafford

Koltyn went into respiratory distress yesterday, so he is back in ICU.  Please keep praying.

Baptist Press –  bpnews.net

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • Our Daily Bread – “Leaving it Behind” http://odb.org/
  • 28 Then, leaving her water jar,                                                                                                                       the woman went back to the town and said to the people,                                                       29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did.                                                          Could this be the Christ ?”                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ~John 4: 28-29~
  • “We Have Heard the Joyful Sounds” https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/991

Read the BIble in 2015 –  Matthew 3-4

Have a blessed day!

Anna Lee

Friday

So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

~Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)~

This Scripture reminds me of some of the thoughts about fear Bro. Gibby McMillian shared last night at the cabin.

 

 

Koltyn Gafford

Koltyn made it to Children’s Hospital about 2:30 yesterday.  Pray for him and his family as he makes adjustments to all new people, new routine, and new therapy.

Kathy Jo Thompson

Kathy Jo will be having a new stent for her headaches this morning in N.J.

Ricky Edwards

Ricky is the husband of my former student, Cindy Knight of Amite.  He iw involved in an accident yesterday morning.  He was been hospitalized for observation, but thankfully was restrained and only has a broken sternum.  Unfortunately, the other driver was killed.

Ray Blackwell

Pray for Ray and his family during this difficult days.

Bobby Lawson

According to family members, Mr. Bobby has had a couple difficult days.  Please pray for all of them.

Hazel Smith

“Miss” Hazel is an amazing lady.  She is always upbeat.  Her four daughters are taking turns at her home and “just a cooking and cleaning”, as she puts it.  Thank God for families that are close and help when needed.

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

Read the Bible in 2915 – Isaiah 7-11

Thank-you for reading and praying.  I’m looking forward to Bible Study and Hope Center today.  It will be another great day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Thursday

For I know the plans I have for you,”

declares the LORD, “

plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future.

~Jeremiah 29:11 NIV~

 

Koltyn Gafford

Pray for Koltyn and his family as they transfer from Baton Rouge to New Orleans today. Koltyn will have rehab at Children’s Hospital.

Cush Shaw

Mrs. Kathryn called to tell me the date of her brother’s surgery.  On January 26th, he will be having a surgery to prevent serious problems.  The surgery will be long and complicated.  Begin now to pray for him and for his family.

Jimmy Schwartz

Pray for Jimmy as he continues to deal with some new cancers on his head.

Lauree Titus

Pray for Lauree as she battles seasonal health issues.

Gail Brister

Gail learned her broken nose from her recent fall is still in place so surgery will not be necessary.  Pray she continues to heal in a timely way.

Ann Weaver

Gail’s sister got a good report on what appeared to be a mass, but is not.  Thank God for this good report.

Mrs. Bernice Lee

Continue to pray for “Miss” Bernice and her family.  I learned yesterday that she is the oldest member of New Zion Baptist Church.  She is in Greensburg.

Thank-you!  Thank-you!  Thank-you!

Thank-you to all those who help with various mission projects.  Currently at FBC, K, we are receiving gifts for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, items for Hope Center, kitchen items for Camp Living Waters, and Operation Christmas Child.  In addition, gifts have been given to a missionary family and a young missionary teacher.  Thank-you to members who have a heart for missions and helping others in so many ways.

Support for Bereaved Families

This is one of those weeks when several people we have know have passed away.  First, we went to honor a friend a little older than David.  His family stuck close to him and helped him get through some difficult days.  Many friends lined up to show their love and support for the family at the funeral home.

Last night, we went to the wake for a younger man who passed away suddenly.  Again the lines were long and the support was overwhelming. Many of the people were also there for the wake earlier in the week.  I’ve never seen so many people stand in the cold and later the “Disney-style lines” back, forth, and around inside the whole funeral home for a couple more hours as I saw last night.  Love was again so apparent.

We have another friend who passed away this week.  Again, I expect long lines of friends who will be showing their love and respect.  As many of you know and I know too,  the love and encouragement of others means so much at a time such as this.  Let me say I am overwhelmed  with love for people of this area who take take and put forth such effort in times of death.  Keep on showing your love for others while they are living and to those who have lost a family member.

Third Thursday at the Cabin

We’re looking forward to having another gathering in the cabin at 6:30 tonight. We’ll be blessed by each of you who comes and joins in the Christian Fellowship.

Lottie Moon Offering

Baptist Press – https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/14aea12837efaa50

Friday Morning Bible Study

Tomorrow morning, we will be studying Proverbs 31.  You are invited to join us as we study these Scriptures.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Kindness Gone Viral” – http://odb.org/
  • Jesus loves all of us as little children.

    13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them.                                                                                                     14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.                                                                                                     15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”     16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.                                                                                                               ~Mark 10: 13-16 NIV~   I pray that you…may have power…to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.                                                                                  ~Ephesians 3:17-18~ 

  • “Jesus Loves Me”  –   http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/j/e/s/u/jesuslme.htm        One of the special nights we have had is when we sang this and other songs as people from another country sang the same songs in their native language.  We had unity in Christ at the same time we had so many differences.  What a blessed experience!  What an experience that teaches us of the Christianity that unites us when so many things try to divide us.

Read the Bible in 2015 – Job 3-4

Thank-you for opening this blog, reading, and praying!  You make a difference in many lives!

Anna Lee

Wednesday

                    Be strong and courageous.

                    Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, 

           for the LORD your God goes with you;

          he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

~Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV~

Please for for Steve Bennett (from Amite, not Roseland).  He is the son of Mrs. Pat Frazier of Kentwood.  Steve is very sick.

Rev. David Luce loves just our of McComb and formerly lived in the Amite area.  He is having some heart issues.  Please add him to your prayer list.

Bobby Lee Garantine, Jr.

Born: May 27, 1981
Died: January 12, 2015

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2904130&fh_id=10545

Operation Christmas Child

Baptist Pressbpnews.org

  • “13 Things Mission-Minded People do Differently”
  • “Top Images of 2014”  
  • “1,000 Lashes begin for Saudi Blogger”
  • Etc.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

WMU Quarterly Meeting

  • Tuesday
  • 10 A.M.
  • Spring Creek Baptist Church (New building)
  • Y’all come!

Third Thursday

  • Tomorrow is the third Thursday of the month.
  • David and I invite you to come to our cabin at 6:30 P.M.
  • We will have a great time of Christian fellowship.
  • Don’t bring anything but a friend or a relative.
  • Need directions? – Call or message me through The Prayer Link.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

Read the Bible in 2015

Psalms 3-5 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+3-5&version=NIV

I thank God for another day and anticipate counting the blessings that come to me today.  God is very good to us all!

Anna Lee

Tuesday

“I have made up my mind to obey your laws forever,

no matter what.”

~Psalm 119:112 CEV~

 

Please pray for Mrs. Bernice Lee, 94, of St. Helena Parish.  Her years are finally catching up with her.

Rev. John Gilbert, 92, a former director of Missions in this area, passed away.  His services will be Saturday in Franklinton.  He was loved by many people and made a difference in many lives.  He was the yearly entertainment at many Harvest Banquets at Roseland Baptist Church and a great friend to my family.

http://www.crainfh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2902619&fh_id=13316

Two Rivers Associational Meeting

  • Tuesday, January 20th
  • 10:00 at Spring Creek Baptist Church in the new building
  • Rev. Ronnie Chiasson will be speaking on mission opportunities.
  • Please bring food that does not need to be reheated (sandwiches, salads, and desserts).
  • All ladies in the area are invited to attend.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Out of the Darkness” –  http://odb.org/
  • I cried out to God . . . .                                                                                           Who is so great a God as our God?                                                                                                         ~Psalm 77:1,13~                                                                 O Lord, how great are Thy works!                                                                                                               ~Psalm 92:5~
  • “How Great Thou Art” http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/h/o/w/how_great_Thou_art.htm                     Please take time to read the story of how/where this great hymn was written.

Lottie Moon Offering 

Thursday at 6:30

Join us at the cabin for supper, fellowship, and a devotional time.  The music is always so inspiring.  Bring a friend.

Hope Center is continuing to have a 50% off sale on winter clothing.

Camp Living Waters 

  • Needs kitchen items for five apartments (dishes, pots, appliances,  silverware, dish towels, casserole dishes, etc.)
  • Bring to FBC, Kentwood and leave in the stairwell area at the office entrance.
  • I’m setting a deadline of Monday.  If you need more time than that, please let me know.  Otherwise, I’m going to transport them to CLW’s.

Read the Bible in 2015 – Joshua 6-10

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Joshua+6-10

Thank-you so much for taking time to read and pray daily.  
Anna Lee

 

Sunday

“[God] is able to do exceedingly abundantly

above all that we ask or think,

according to the power that works in us.”

~Ephesians 3:20, NKJV~

 

Dr. Nathan Luce had a BIG group of youth and adults for the January Bible Study on Deuteronomy last night.  He retold the Bible with his wonderful storytelling skills.  It was fantastic. The Bible study will continue through Wednesday night at New Zion Baptist Church at 6:30.

Devotional, Scriptures, and Songs (I wrote the first paragraph before looking up TODAY’S OBD.  Everything seems to fit just like puzzle pieces!  It was surely God’s plan!

          “TELL Me the Story of Jesus” http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/e/tellmsoj.htm

Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions

Third Thursday

  • You are invited to the cabin Thursday night at 6:30 for fellowship, supper, music, and a devotional.
  • Come and be blessed!
  • Call or send a message if you need directions.
  • We hope to TELL about Jesus and his love through what we say, sins, pray, and do.

Read the Bible Plan for today – Genesis 3-7

Prayer Time

  • Pray for all the families in this area who have been  touched with the death of a family member.  Reach out to them in a personal way.
  • Pray for those who are sick.
  • Pray for the message of Jesus to be told to many people who have not heard the message resulting in lives being changed.
  • Pray for an extra measure of boldness to TELL the story of Jesus today.

Everyone need to hear the “story”.  TELL it this day and every day in words or actions today.

Anna Lee

 

 

Sunday

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life
through our knowledge of him who called us
by his own glory and goodness.”
~2 Peter 1:3~

 

Koltyn Gafford (Written by his dad)

  • Update 1/10/15 5:00pm Fever has gone down. Started antibiotics. Awaiting lab, X-ray results and culture results   We will have a better idea tomorrow! Thank you for all your prayers!!
  • New Facebook page for you to follow –Team Koltyn Update and Information Page

Alice Faye Lee 

Alice Faye fell and broke her right shoulder a few weeks ago.  It seems it is healing satisfactorily so that she will not require surgery.  That God for that blessing.

Charles Parker (His parents were really special to us!)

http://www.thompsoncares.com/obituaries/Charles-Parker-8/#!/Obituary

Camp Living Waters

  • CLW is in need of any kitchen items to help in setting up some kitchens for leaders/workers who are there for a week or so.
  • Bring your items to FBC, K today and place them in the stairwell at the office entrance.

Disaster Relief Training – If you are interested in training, please go to the Louisiana Baptist Convention (Disaster Relief) and sign up for training in Hammond at the end of the month.

Operation Christmas Child

  • Get your bag(s) to place your items in from the table across the hall at FBC,K’s kitchen.
  • Return to the same area this month and place in containers in the same area.
  • Plan to do this each month until we pack the boxes.
  • You and work individually and/or as a group.

Baptist Press

  • bpnews.net
  • David and I attended several concerts by Andrea Crouch.  He was both gifted and inspired.

Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “What’s Your Motto” –  http://odb.org/2015/01/11/whats-your-motto/
  • Do not fear . . . ;                                                                                                           you are of more value than many sparrows.                                                                                                                    ~Luke 12:7~                                                     Praise the Lord, O my soul.                                                                                                              ~Psalm 146:1~
  • “It is Well with My Soul” – http://nethymnal.org/htm/i/t/i/itiswell.htm

Lottie Moon Offering

Read the Bible in a Year 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!  

Anna Lee