Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.

Anyone who does what is good is from God.

Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

~3 John 1:11~



Bill Frazier‘s neck surgery went well yesterday.  Pray for him as he recovers from surgery.




Montpelier Baptist Church  is again sending s mission team to Nicaragua.  This trip  will include 14 mission volunteers and lots of support from others who cannot make the trip.




Tangipahoa Baptist Church is also sending a mission team to a central American country.  I got this information verbally and do not have an exact number of those going.  I did learn the church gathering items to send.  I’ll post a list of items if I can get one.

V.R. “Cuestick” Blades, Jr.

August 12, 1933 – July 15, 2019

A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at his home. He was born August 12, 1933 in Greenlaw, LA and was 85 years of age. He is survived by his daughter, Shelia Anderson; 2 sons, Gary Blades and James Allen Blades; 2 sisters, Evelyn Glenn and Pearline Coker; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Rita Dunn Blades; his mom, Annie Rhodes Blades; his dad, Vernie Red Blades, Sr.; 1 son, Brian Scott Blades; and 1 daughter, Rebecca Blades. Interment was held at Kedron Cemetery, Amite, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clarity Hospice. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – James 5: 7-9



Operation Christmas Child in very important to me.  I am enjoying some time shopping and gathering as well as unpackaging and organizing.  Let me know if you want to help in any way – purchasing, crafting, organizing, 

A neighbor brought me three bags of medicine and baby food containers she washed and prepared for packaging small items.  A lady gave me money for fishing supplies.  I bought some items needed and look forward to packaging for boys to enjoy using.  Another lady gave me money to shop with.  I bought pencils and pens with her money.  One class at church has purchased bandanas and stuffed animals.  A lady gave me some handmade stuffed animals.  Another lady drew faces on them. 

Do you need me to shop for you?  Do you need me to give you suggestions for your purchases?  If so, Walmart has one subject composition books for a quarter.  It certainly would be helpful if some of you would purchase boxes for these while they are on sale.  Do the math.  That is a good deal on notebooks.  You can leave your purchases in the church office or in the classroom by the choir room. 

I can always use more craft items like beads, school supplies like highlighters, crayons, and markers, and soap and washcloths.  We open the soap and let it harden so it doesn’t mold and so it will last longer.  I certainly have learned lots of tricks.

If you have time and a pair of scissors, I can always use help cutting t-shirts to make jump ropes.  I think there is an opportunity for everyone.

Anna Lee






Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.

Anyone who does what is good is from God.

Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

~3 John 1:11~



Frances Pehota McElveen

July 31, 1921 – July 17, 2019

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at her home. She was born July 31, 1921 in Middlefield, CT and was 97 years of age. She was a U. S. Navy Veteran. She is survived by 2 daughters, Carol Jenkins and Pamela Alston; son, G.G. McElveen and wife, Cathy; sister, Stasia D’Aquilla; 2 brothers, Donald Pehota and wife, Ann, and Eugene Pehota and wife, Judy; 10 grandchildren, Brandon McElveen and wife, Ashley, Kacey Leyrer and husband, Greg, Lori Trahan and husband, Cory, Ryan Jenkins and wife, Misty, Daniel Alston, Matthew Alston and wife, Claire, Kelli Schwebel and husband, Jacob, Katie Derbins and husband, Peter, Patrick Alston, and Dustin Alston; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Glynis G. McElveen; parents, John and Caroline Pehota; brother, Tom Pehota, 4 sisters, Florence Sokolaski, Nell Beckley, Cecilia Stannard, and Helen Iverson; 2 sons-in-law, Gerald Jenkins and John Alston. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall on Friday from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12:00 Noon on Friday, July 19, 2019. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Two weeks short of being 98!  She’s certainly one of the ladies  I have know who  have lived a lone time!



Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – I Thessalonians 5: 15-18




We received a call last night about the need for trained disaster relief workers to help with flooded houses as a result of that storm named Barry.  If you care trained and able to give some time to help others, call the to volunteer,




Louisiana Baptist Message




If you haven’t picked up some items for Operation Christmas Child yet, today would be a good day to do so.

Anna Lee






For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. ~Colossians 2:9-10 (NIV)~




Please pray for Mr. John Fulda of Amite.  He is having a heart procedure today.




David W. Bennett

May 15, 1965 – July 12, 2019

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born May 15, 1965 in Amite, LA and was 54 years of age. David’s legacy will live on through the multiple “gifts” he donated through the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency. He is survived by his loving mother, Dorothy Davidson Bennett; 1 son, Michael Rogers; 2 brothers, Lonnie Lee Bennett and wife, Stacy, and Darryl Keith Bennett; nephews, Brock Layne Bennett and William Brogan Bennett; nieces, Mary-Catherine Bennett and Raelynn Nicole Jackson. Preceded in death by his father, Edgar Lee “Bear” Bennett; 1 brother, Donnie Ray “Bo” Bennett; 2 sisters, Connie F. Bennett and Krissy N. Bennett; grandparents, Homer Lee Bennett, Janie Barlow Bennett, Sim Thomas Davidson and Ida Lee Galloway Davidson. Memorial Services will be scheduled on a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – I Timothy 5:11-16




The Hope Center in Roseland is is need of clothing for premie babies.  If you have some and are willing to share, they will have items to give to meet needs.




Operation Christmas Child – School supplies are now widely available in stores.  As you shop, keep your eyes open for items that will be useful in shoeboxes.  Suggestions are single subject notebooks, copy paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, pencil sharpeners, big erasers, safety scissors, glue sticks, pencil boxes, etc.  Your purchases can be left in the church office or in the Sunday School room next to the choir room.  Thank-you for helping to provide items for the shoeboxes.  Don’t miss the good deals.




Operation Christmas Child – fishing kits!   I have received a bag of small containers that will be perfect for fishing kits.  Items needed are fishing line, hooks, weights, and small floats.




Operation Christmas Child – Clothesline kits – Items needed are wooden clothespins and clothesline string.




Operation Christmas Child – Tic Tac Toe games – Items needed are flat glass stones and small felt or foam sheets.




Operation Christmas Child – Eating utensils.  – Teaspoons are used in most places.  You can either purchase spoons alone or you can get sets with a knife, fork, and spoon.




Operation Christmas Child  – Sewing kits –  Small spools of thread, sewing needles, assorted buttons, small scissors, etc.  If you want to add some small pieces of fabric and trim, that would be good.




Operation Christmas Child – Necklace/bracelet kits – Assorted beads, cording, etc.




Operation Christmas Child Miscellaneous items – Washcloths and soap, $1.00 flashlights and extra batteries, small stuffed animals, small dolls, small balls, jump ropes, dominoes, small plastic animals, small trucks and cars, small farm figure, but now military figures or weapons.




What would you as an individual, your family, your class, your club be willing to do to provide some of the items for children in many poor countries this year?   Remember, now is the time to collect.  We have to pack the boxes and ship them by November.  I am available to answer questions you may have.  Call me or contact me through this page.

Anna Lee



















I turned the computer on twice during the night, but today has been unusually busy at the house: four friends checking on us, a nurse, a nurse practitioner, etc.  Then, there have been the phone calls, mostly ones we didn’t want to have.  This resulted in me not getting back to write TPL.  I apologize.  I suppose I should it written it early this morning. I must admit I’m thankful for all who came and all who called today.





“…worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness”

~Psalm 29:2b~



Amber Prine Regan has had a good check-up this week at MD Anderson.  She is celebrating her birthday, a one year since last surgery, and another good report.  Thank God for all three of these things.  Pray for her as she will begin another treatment soon.




Freddie Carter of Greensburg will begin another round of treatment.  Thankfully, he has done well with the treatment so far.  Keep Freddie, Tiny, and their children in your prayers.




Donnie Eudy, husband of my sister, Julie, had been fighting a battle with facial skin cancers.  Thank God for his doctor who has worked diligently to help Donnie.  Pray for Donnie as he is checked on a routine basis.




Mr. John Phillips is still in rehab.  Pray for his bones to heal enough for him to be more independent and back at home.




Kathy Wales is progressing following her hip surgery.  Pray for continues progress for her.




Gordon A. Burgess

July 16, 1934 – July 10, 2019

Gordon A. Burgess passed away peacefully on July 10, 2019 while being comforted by his wife of 65 years and his brother. During a life that began in Fouke, Arkansas on July 16, 1934, Mr. Burgess was a consummate provider. He provided by first being employed for the Kansas City Southern Railroad and later in the oilfield where he worked his way to owning Louisiana Casing Crew in Harvey. All of the influences, talents, and work experience culminated when he was elected Parish President of Tangipahoa parish were he provided, along with the hard work of a great number of people, a place many are very proud to call home. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Independence and a U. S. Army Veteran. A loving husband, dad, uncle, brother and friend, Mr. Burgess always died to self in order to serve others.  He was preceded in death by his father A.J. Burgess and his mother Estelle Duke Burgess. He is survived by his wife Margaret, their son Wade (wife Amy and son Alex), brother Paul (daughter Angela, sons Duke and Steve), sister Linda (husband Galen and daughters Kelli, Kristi, Regina, and Emily) nieces, nephews and a host of grand nieces and nephews. Mr. Burgess will lay in state at the Tangipahoa Parish Council Chambers, 206 E. Mulberry St., Amite, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Visitation will be at House on the Rock Church, 727 W. Oak St., Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Isaiah 40: 28-31




Please monitor the weather situation.  We may experience some difficult days as a result of a storm named Barry.

Anna Lee





“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

~Matthew 11:28-29 NIV~




Kathy Jo Thompson‘s brain surgery went well.  Most of the tumor was removed.  Pray for Kathy Jo as she continues to recover and improve.




Jennie Rick Rogers

April 09, 1932 – June 26, 2019

Jennie Rick Rogers, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at her home in Amite. She was born April 9, 1932 in New Orleans and was 87 years of age. She is survived by children, Dewey Hayden and wife, Rose Ann, Amite, Glenda Cannatella and husband, John, Metairie, Juanita Scroggin and husband, Bruce, Amite, Marvin Hayden and wife, Brenda, Amite, Jerome Rogers and wife, Freida, Tennessee, Charles F. Rogers, Jr. and wife, Debbie, Amite, Cheryl Capdeboscq, Amite, Jeanie Stewart and husband, Melvin, Amite, Jason Rogers, Amite; special great-granddaughter that she raised as her own, Mallory Rogers; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; sister, Leona R. Spackey. Preceded in death by husband, Charles F. Rogers, Sr.; parents, Frank and Martha Rick; son, Kenneth Rogers; grandsons, Jeremy Rogers and Reuben Rogers; great- grandsons, Caleb and Chase Bankston; siblings, Frank Rick, Jr., Monroe Rick , Sr., Charlie Rick, Sr., Freddie Rick, Sr., Jessie Rick, Jimmie Rick, Joseph Rick, Sr. and Winnie Rick. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Steven Keyes. Interment Lowery Cemetery, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit




Margie “Maw” Phillips

November 29, 1945 – June 27, 2019

A resident of Pine Grove, LA, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at her home. She was born November 29, 1945 and was 73 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Phillips; 2 daughters, Lisa Williams and Jill Broussard; 1 son, John Jones and wife, Cheryl; mother, Anna Belle Hayman; 2 sisters, Winnie H. Killebrew and husband, Charles, and Becki Hayman and Paul Teston; 2 brothers, Thomas W. Hayman and Edward W. Hayman and wife, Connie; 14 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Thomas E. Hayman. Visitation at Shiloh Baptist Church, Pine Grove, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Laverne King. Interment Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Pine Grove. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Timmy Dale Stewart, Sr.

September 10, 1961 – July 03, 2019

Timmy Dale Stewart, Sr., a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home in Amite, LA. He was born September 10, 1961 in Hammond, LA and was 57 years of age. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Arcola. He is survived by his mother, Merylin Ragan Robeau; 1 son, T.J. Stewart, Jr. and Selena, Amite; 4 grandchildren, Jayda Marie Stewart, Gage Allen Stewart, Mya Leigh Stewart and Cayden Allen Stewart; 2 sisters, Patricia Abadie and Penny Smith; 1 brother, Rocky Stewart. Preceded in death by his wife, Susan Denise Stewart; father, Wallace Stewart; brother, Ricky Stewart. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Monday, July 8, 2019, and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Bob Simpson. Interment Natalbany Cemetery, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Thank-you to all who attended “David’s Party” yesterday.  He was honored and blessed by your attendance, love, and encouragement.  Our family thanks you too.

Thanks to our children and their spouses as well as the grandchildren who planned, worked, and worked some more to honor “Granddaddy”.    Granddaddy continues to fight his health battles and will win the final victory!

Speaking of family.  We were also blessed at home to have everyone here for about 20 hours.  Two left last night.  Three left early this morning.  Four will leave later this morning.  Jennie will stay here a couple more days and will go with us to see doctors Monday and Tuesday.  We are blessed with a great family.  Members of our extended family also helped with the party.  Some church family helped by providing desserts and helping to make sandwiches.  We appreciate all of you!

May God bless you for showing David and our family such sweet love!




Scripture Writing – “Patience and Perseverance” – Psalm 130: 5-6




Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!  Honor and serve Him today!

Anna Lee










….but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. 

~Isaiah 40: 31~




Carol B. Sealey is continuing to improve.  Yesterday, she posted a photo of pictures colored by her granddaughter.  Keep fighting Carol.  Everyone else, keep praying.




Brady Haynes has had another surgery.  He’s better, but not well yet.  Keep praying.




David’s former co-worker lost his mother, Mrs. Amy Taylor.  Please be in prayer for the family.




The next Two Rivers’ Associational WMU meeting will be July 15th at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  Mark it on your calendar.  Make sure it is on your church calendar.



I have been unable to work on Operation Christmas Child as I normally do.  If you can, please step up and help with purchases and crafts for the shoeboxes so we will be ready to pack when the time comes.  I will be glad to speak to those who need ideas of what needs to be done.




Scripture Writing Plan = “Who I am in Christ” – Romans 5: 1-5. 11




Pray for the many spiritual, physical, emotional, and financial needs around you.

Anna Lee









“Lord, take notice of the threats they have made, and allow us, your servants, to speak your message with all boldness.”

 ~Acts 4:29 GNT~

In connection to this verse, I want to share an article.  No threats, just boldness!

Mythbuster: Louisville pastor triples attendance in 6 months by knocking on doors,8782?fbclid=IwAR0HoT_sjSS9GlxfnaKnzf4hPPmLCHvKvvUo3bCEZMaH3X0PeZ6Bz60Q6XA#.XQ736WU34Yk.facebook




Today, I want to tell you about three members of the same family who have been experiencing health issues.  You may not know any of them, but I am sure you recognize that periodically a family will have multiple needs.  Pray for this family today, please.

  • Mike Moore, married to Robin Wilson, had a cancer behind an eye.  His latest concern was his liver, but tests came back negative.
  • Melanie Wilson Mitchum has had a severe reaction to a medication or medication combination, but hopefully the problem has identified.
  • David Bryant, a cousin of the Wilsons, has been very sick.  After a long fight, he is better.  Today, he will be having surgery.




Gaylon Cutrer had Monday and Tuesday appointments this week.  Pray her gets a good report today.




Buddy Morris seems to be holding his own.  His next appointments will be mid-July.




Bryan Tate has completed ten months of initial treatment at MD Anderson and is moving into the next phase of treatment.  One big advantage is more time at home and less time at Houston.



David’s blood level was 8.4 yesterday, so he didn’t need blood.  He also did not get his Procrit.  Hopefully, this is a good sign that his MDS is more stable.  Then, we can focus on the liver.




Lawanna Carter Smith shared the obituary for her sister, Sandra.

Sandra Breeland Fontenot

October 26, 1950 – June 23, 2019

Sandra Breeland Fontenot, 68, of Quitman, Mississippi passed away on June 23, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on October 26, 1950 in Kentwood, LA.

Sandra is survived by her husband, David Fontenot; sons, Michael Fontenot and Joshua Fontenot; daughter, Aimee (Jacob) Sudduth; mother, Molly Carter; brothers, Ronald Breeland, Keith Carter, Edwin Ensign and Matt Ensign; sisters, Debbie Whittle, Linda Carroll and Lawana Carter Smith; grandchildren, Rebekah Sudduth, Elizabeth Suddeth, Madison Fontenot and Sophie Fontenot and aunts, Emily McMillan and Ann Carrier.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edwin Ensign, Jr..

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 27, 2019 after 5:00 pm at Wright’s Funeral Home, Quitman, Mississippi.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, 2:00 pm at the Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood, Louisiana.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Who I am in Christ” – Revelations 1: 5-6, 12:11




Prayer is simply talking to God and listening to God.  Give it a try today.

Anna Lee