”‘I know what I am planning for you,’ says the LORD.

‘I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you.

I will give you a hope and a good future.

Then you will call my name.

You will come to me and pray to me, and I will listen to you.’”

 ~Jeremiah 29:11-12 NCV~




Read the Bible – Reflect on God’s “compassion” and catch up on any passages you may have missed reading this week.



Brian Tate is home again.  Please continue to pray for Rita and Brian.



David gets his first injection today.  Pray all goes well.  After four, an evaluation will be done.



The Scripture for our Mission Friends class – “I can do everything by the power of Christ.  He gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13   I taught this to the children as we marched around the room.  Now, I can only say it with a marching beat.

“Just a Closer Walk with Thee”



Don’t forget the “Young” Ladies Birthday Party tomorrow.  There is always some sweet fellowship at out gatherings.  By the way, Mrs. Nadine Council started these gathering for her Sunday School class more than ten years ago.



If you have OCC “shoeboxes” to turn in, but sure to hand them to me or leave them in the church office.  The collection dates are November 12-19.  That’s when the boxes from individuals, clubs, schools, and other churches are turned in.  Once again, Kentwood will be a collection site.



Have a great week!

Anna Lee













Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

~1 Peter 4:10~




Shawn Alford, David’s nephew, had back surgery yesterday and was able to go home with his family – wife and three daughters.  I know he was well cared for.  Thank you for praying for him yesterday.  Pray for good results.



Mrs. Mimi Sneed will have outpatient surgery this morning at North Oaks.  Keep her in your prayers.



Cheryl Wilson‘s first chemo is today.  She and her family are anxious.  Pray for calm spirits all the way through her six months of treatment.



Bryan Tate has been moved to MDA to continue his treatment.  Pray for him and for his family.




Monday’s with Maury

Maury Scobee with Billy and Ruth Bell Graham
‘Mondays with Maury’ Features Stories from Billy Graham’s Longtime Personal Assistant
Maury Scobee served as Billy Graham’s personal assistant for more than 40 years, and he has a wealth of stories from his time with the late evangelist.

This first installment in the Library’s new series of short videos includes reflections from Maury about two of the most important women in Mr. Graham’s life: his mother, Morrow, and his wife, Ruth Bell Graham.



I really enjoyed meeting with the ladies of Antioch Baptist Church yesterday.  They love missions and work to accomplish various projects.  Sharing with them was a pleasure.




The Children in Action will meet tonight at 6:00 in the missions room of FBC, Kentwood.

Read the Bible
  • Jeremiah 9-10
  • Psalm 119: 65-72
  • Revelations 1
“Throw Out the Lifeline”




Thank-you for spending some time with me this morning.

Anna Lee


                       Above all, love each other deeply,       

              because love covers over a multitude of sins.

~I Peter 4:8~




Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 61
  • Psalm 117
  • 2 Peter 2




This morning I found a new video about the Georgia Barnett Offering.  You may want to see it.  Try my Facebook page.




Songs I Love




Grace Joiner Chadwick

November 27, 1921 – September 26, 2018

Grace Joiner Chadwick, a resident of Roseland passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg. She was born November 27, 1921 in Tickfaw and was 96 years of age. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Roseland for 78 years. She is survived by her daughter, Fay Todd and husband, James; son, Bobby Joe Chadwick and wife, Annette; grandchildren, Leticia Brister, Jeffrey Brister, Justin Brister, Robert “Robby” Chadwick, Christina Dupuy and husband, Michael, and Jennifer Bel and husband, John; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Betty Pal, Robert, LA and Gladys Stevens, Burgettstown, PA; 1 brother, Redrick J. Joiner, Loranger; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, William A. “Shorty” Chadwick; parents, Redrick J. Joiner and Nell Kyzar Joiner; grandson, Elmer Brister, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Amelia Grace; 8 sisters and 3 brothers. Pallbearers will be Justin Brister, Andrew Brister, Waco Bickham, Peyton Bickham, Joel Dupuy, Boddy Chadwick, Colby Chadwick, and Omar Banos. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Services conducted by John Bel and Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. For an online guestbook, visit


Martha Quinn Traylor

October 21, 1932 – September 26, 2018

Martha Q. Traylor, a resident of Amite, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was born October 21, 1932 in Oscar, KY and was 85 years of age. She is survived by 4 sons, Edward Dykes, Mt. Hermon, Jackie Dykes and Vicky Wall, Osyka, MS, Jerry Dykes and wife, Kathy, Mt. Hermon, Peyton Travis and wife, Jane, Kentwood; 4 daughters, Shirley Cooper, Paducah, KY, Faye Carney, Bolivar, Ruthie Dykes, Bolivar, and Lila Watson and husband, David, Sr., Wilmer; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Thomas James Traylor; 6 sons, Eugene Travis, William Dykes, Carl Ray Dykes, Tommy Lane Dykes, Jimmy W. Dykes, Sr. and Phillip “Philcole” Dykes; parents, Henry and Eunice Cooper; and numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation at Greenlaw Baptist Church, Kentwood, from 10:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Monday, October 1, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Randel Carmardelle, Rev. E. J. Didone, and Rev. Melvin Rushing. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Quote that I ran across yesterday –

Love the people

God gave you

Because He will

Need them back

One day.

I have a long list of people I have loved who no longer walk the face of this earth.  Some were family member, but others were special friends.  Once they are gone from this earth, I can only plan to see them in heaven one day, but when I get there it will be wonderful to again see all of these people who touched my life.  We have to invest our lives in others to realize how important they are to us.



Oh, what precious memories I cherish!

Anna Lee





Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”  

Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”

~Acts 26:28-29~



Today, I would like to ask for continued prayer for Jimmy Tolar, Theople Hurst, Bessie Hayden, Phillip Strickland, Linda Callihan, Buddy Morris, Buddy Waller, Brian Tate, and Wilma Smith.



This morning Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will serve breakfast at 8:00.  The breakfast gives us an opportunity to contribute to a local family with a need.  The ladies of the church carefully select a family each month.  The breakfast is delicious.  The opportunity to help meet a need is a good ministry in our area.



Tuesday, the “young” ladies of FBC,K will gather to honor our members who have had birthdays during the month.  The ladies being honored at The Cafe Tuesday at 11:00 are Yvonne Birch, Ann Smith, Jan Yarborough, Mary Miller,  Glenda Schilling, and Betty Simpson.  The lunch is dutch treat.  The birthday cake is always delicious.



Mission opportunities for our children and youth

  • Children in Action – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Youth on Mission – Sundays at 5 P.M.



Mission opportunities for all

  • Georgia Barnett offering for Louisiana ministries
  • Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”



Read the Bible today.

  • Isaiah 57
  • Psalms 113
  • I Peter 3



Today’s inspirational song – “Because He Lives”




Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.

Anna Lee




“And pray for us, too,

that God may open a door for our message,

so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.”

~Colossians 4:3 NIV~

(This is the prayer of every missionary.)



Pray for Mrs. Theople Hurst.  He had a fall causing a lingering headache.



Please continue your prayers for Jimmy Tolar and his family.




Lane Allen Gottschalck, age 3 of Hammond, Louisiana, gained his wings on Thursday afternoon, September 13, 2018 to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was surrounded by family and friends at his passing in New Orleans at Children’s Hospital. He was born on Friday, May 8, 2015, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Lane was deeply loved by his parents, Chester and Whitney Rousseau Gottschalck; sister, Breanna Gottschalck, brother, Trevor Gottschalck; aunts and uncles, Randi Rousseau and Jonathan Serigne, Matthew Rousseau, Clay and Melanie Gottschalck, Craig and Rhonda Gottschalck; maternal grandparents, Cheryl Rousseau James and Darrell Rousseau;and paternal grandparents, Billy and Diane Gottschalck; many great-aunts, great-uncles,cousins, and friends.

Lane is preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Keever James and Edith James McLendon and Andrew and Ruby Rousseau; paternal great grandparents, Theodore and Mearl Cooper and Elmer and Hermine Gottschalck.

Lane was a sweet little boy who brought joy and happiness to every life he touched. Every day he was helping his mom and dad with the farm animals while riding on the ATV.  He loved listening to music, watching and listening to YouTube and playing video games with his brother Trevor.  Some evenings you could find Lane riding a sheep or a calf at the rodeo arena while under the watchful eye of his parents.

Lane enjoyed the beach with his family and watching the ocean waves lap over his feet. He fought many battles in his short life and was a true fighter until the very end. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation for Lane will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and continue Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Harry McKneely& Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Funeral Service celebrating Lane’s life will immediately follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.Interment will follow at Stevens Cemetery in Tickfaw, Louisiana.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond.

Lane’s guest book can be viewed

Guy R. Catalano

July 14, 1962 – September 16, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. He was born July 14, 1962 in Independence and was 56 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Gayle Frickey Catalano; sons, Branden Lee Catalano and Michael Scott Catalano; step-children, Lalonnie Marie Hines and husband, Thomas, Christy Gaudet, Keith Anthony “Bubba” Gaudet, Jr. and wife, Gretchen; 11 grandchildren, Isaiah Catalano, Michael Gaven Catalano, Jase Catalano, Sage Mathis Hines, Safia Elise Hines, Austin Doyle, Ethan Doyle, Aodhan Pope, Ethan Gaudet, Emma Gaudet, and Landon Gaudet; great-granddaughter, Violet Doyle; 3 sisters, Congetta Wheeler and husband, Earl, Mary Anne Hadley, and Kathleen Anthony; brother, Brian Keith Catalano. Preceded in death by parents, Guy and Bernice Catalano; and a sister, Angela Hawkins. Visitation at Independence First United Pentecostal Church from 9 a.m. until Memorial Services at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Billy Hutson. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 52
  • Psalms 110
  • James 3



Several of the ladies who attended the WMU meeting yesterday told me they had a wonderful time and learned so much from Kay Bennett of Friendship House.  Thanks to all who contributed items for the Friendship House.



Thanks too, to those who contributed to the Fall Food Round-up for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.



Week of Prayer for Louisiana missions. Georgia Barnett Week of Prayer, day three.

Sunday, FBC, Kentwood will be sharing videos of some of our parents of children who have been impacted by missions.  You will want to see them Sunday and/or watch the clips online.



I wonder what opportunities each of us will have today to share our faith.  It may not be videoed for public viewing, but I’m sure that together we can impact our area for the Lord.  Some of these encounters will be planned, but some will happen spontaneously.  Either way, thank you for sharing your faith today.

Anna Lee



When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

~Matthew 19:25-26~




Jimmy Tolar was transferred from North Oaks to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge.  Keep praying for him and his family.



Darryl Ray Carruth will be having an angiogram this morning.  JoEllen asks that you keep him in your prayers.




Beverley W.” Doodle” Watson, 71, of Kentwood, passed away, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at her residence.

She was born December 16, 1946 in Clinton, LA. She was the daughter of Roy S. Williams and Elvira Sharkey Durnin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one son-in-law, Donald Moffat and two nephews.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Willie Ray Watson of Kentwood; four sons and daughters-in-laws, Scott and Lori Foster of Kentwood, Mike and Molly Foster of Gillisburg, Doug and Crystal Watson and Randy Watson of Kentwood; her sister, Peggy Williams Moffat of Zachary; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Wednesday at New Zion Baptist Church, 3841 LA-38, Kentwood, LA 70444 from 10AM until services at 12noon with Bro. Larry Blades officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit.

Ms. Watson’s request was no flowers, please. Make memorial contributions to a charity of your choosing.

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“Doodle” fought a long, hard battle!



Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions – Day 2

Day 2 focuses on missions education.  I am a firm believer in teaching others to love and do missions. “Missions Starts Here”.



Today, the Two Rivers Associational WMU will be meeting at Hillsdale Baptist Church to focus on the Friendship House, which is funded through the North American missions.  Kay Bennett will share about her work.  The meeting begins at 10 and will conclude with a covered dish lunch.  I hope you will be there at 10 A.M.



Read the Bible

  • Focus on God as Eternal.
  • Catch up on any readings you missed this week.



Thank-you for investing time in prayer each day.  

Anna Lee


”A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.”

~Proverbs 15:14 NLT~



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 48
  • Psalm 108
  • Hebrews 12



You can get a good overview of missions in Louisiana by looking at this site.



It’s beginning to look a lot like a missions project day!  I hope to see you Saturday morning at 9 A.M. in the fellowship hall to work on some project for Operation Christmas Child.  Everyone, men, women, boys, and girls, is invited to participate.    This will be out last project day before the collection week, which is coming up in November.



I was asked to add a very sick child to our prayer list.  He is Lane Gottschalk.  Please pray for him.



Please continue to pray for the people in the path of Hurricane Florence.  Pray for the storm trackers as they make predictions that influence many lives.  Pray for electrical personnel and a disaster relief people as they head into that area to help the people who will have problems with the storm.



Many of the storms of our lives don’t come with names in alphabetical order or so much warning, but they some unannounced and without all the outside help.  That’s okay, because God is there for us.  He can handle any of the problems we face if we give him our worries.

Anna Lee