“Bless the LORD, O my soul;

and all that is within me,

bless His holy name!  

Bless the LORD, O my soul,

and forget not all His benefits:

Who forgives all your iniquities,

who heals all your diseases,

who redeems your life from destruction,

who crowns you with lovingkindness

and tender mercies,

who satisfies your mouth with good things.”

~Psalm 103:1-5a~


Macy Gueldner

Susan Rimes had an appointment with her new doctor today.  She has an infection and a number of stones.  Pray for procedures that will be fully effective and timely.

Wanda Smith has had treatment on one foot that doesn’t seem to have helped yet.  In the meantime, she has developed problems with the other foot.  Pray for her as she continues therapy and doctor’s care.

Yvonne Birch and Smiley Conerly are slowly improving, but not at the rate they had hoped for.  Pray for them as they continue their recoveries from surgery.

Pray for Larry Carruth,  Randy Taylor,  and Jessica Garner and their families.  Pray for caregivers also.

Wanda Bridges and her good friend, Dana Reid, are both hospitalized in Baton Rouge.  Wanda has has a procedure done and should be home soon.  Dana had a heart attack.  I’m not sure what will be done for her or how long she will be hospitalized.

Mrs. Mary Nell Kliesch shared that Holly Kliesch Fronn’s baby boy may arrive a little early due to pregnancy problems.  Pray for Holly and her baby, as well as R.C., the proud daddy. The due date had been December 15th.

Continue to pray for Clint Smith.  Thank God that he got a quick diagnosis and surgery today.  Pray his recovery will be complete when he recovers from the surgery.

Mrs. Shirley Frazier, Mrs. Evelyn Bridges, M/M Joe Williams, and M/M Phillip Harrell need our continued prayers as they face their health issues daily.

Ruby Schwartz’s sister, Linda Boudreaux, had back surgery today and is already home.  Pray for Linda and Paul and their family.

Jimmy Schwartz shared tonight that he is doing surprisingly well.  He body is now producing blood rather than destroying it.  Thank God for Jimmy’s good report.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Overshadowed”

Moral Stories – “Face Difficulties Positively”

Hymn of the Day – “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us”

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Thankfulness –  Day 22 – Transportation

Having a vehicle or other means of transportation gives us numerous opportunities. People who live in cities can often get around well without their own transportation, but for those of us who live in small towns or rural areas, a vehicle is usually necessary. Think of all the opportunities to worship, ministry, etc. we have access to because of owning a vehicle.  Be sure to use you transportation to help/serve/encourage/minister to other.

We had another great night at our Third Thursday meeting.  What a blessing it is to me!  We took some time to “count our blessings”.  They are many!

Tomorrow morning at 10:00, we will begin the “Mayberry” Bible Study.  This will be a four-week study and will be completed before Christmas.  We will skip the day after Thanksgiving.  We meet in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.  Everyone is welcome to join us.

Have a great day!  If you haven’t packed your shoebox(es) for Operation Christmas Child, the deadline is upon us.  Sunday will be the last day to turn in boxes this year at FBC, K.

Anna Lee



“Paul and Barnabas, along with many others,

remained in Antioch teaching and proclaiming the message of the Lord.”

~Acts 15:35, HCSB~

Please continue to pray for Jean Easley and her family as they care for her.

From Becky Carruth Lindsey

It is with a heavy heart that I come to you once again to ask for
prayers for our family. Daddy (Larry Carruth) will no longer be
treated for his cancer. Today, we met with his Oncologist and at this
point, Daddy has decided he no longer wants to receive treatment. He
has been admitted to hospice and will remain at home. Please keep our
family in your prayers as we take this journey.

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Day 16  – Thankfulness – Day 16 – Teachers

Today, I would like to say thank-you to all the teachers who taught me and helped me on my path to education.  Some of them are still living, but most have passed away.  I am so thankful for the way they encouraged and enlightened me.  I’m also thankful for the teachers who taught my children, who taught/teach my grandchildren, and those who worked with me as I taught.  Think of all the things you know and can do because you had teachers.  Be sure to express your thanks to them too.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “To Whom it is Due”

Moral Stories – “Determining Your True Path”

Hymn of the Day – “Blest be the Tie that Binds”

I ask special prayers today as I speak about Lottie Moon and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at 11 A.M.  I hope to share information that informs people and encourages them.  I thank God for the opportunities He gives me to share with others.

Anna Lee


“Know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for Himself;

the LORD will hear when I call to Him.”

~Psalm 4:3~


My aunt, Naomi, will have surgery at noon today to repair the vertebra she broke Saturday.  Please pray for her and for her family.

I told you about Macy going to St. Jude for treatment.  Here is a link to her Caring Bridge site so you can read and pray.  It looks like the next few months are going to be filled with intense treatment.

Continue to pray for the Hoosier family.  When one hurts, they all hurt.  When more than one hurts, ….

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “God Provides, but How?” –

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This reminds me of Mr. “Red” Pittman who lives west of Kentwood.  He makes various wooden crafts and gives them away.  I own a garden angel and wooden cross he made.  Mr. “Red” is a cancer patient, but hasn’t stopped using his crafting skills and new ideas to bless others.

Hymn of the Day – “Others” –

This hymn is the first one that came to mind after that inspirational thought.  It represents how we should live our lives, but never seem to do enough.  May we all strive to focus on others and being less self-centered!

Thank-you so much for praying for these needs and for the continuing needs in our community.  You are a blessing!

Anna Lee


“With men this is impossible,

but with God all things are possible.”

~Matthew 19:26~


Pat Hoosier is have a week of chemo.  After a three week break, he will begin round two of six rounds.  While he is having round two, his wife will have surgery on her hands.  Pray for the three girls as they maintain their family life and take care of their parents.

Pray for Elaine Stewart.  She is having surgery today for round three of cancer.  Pray she does well again this time.

The Disaster Relief program of Southern Baptist churches has been busy.  They are still working at one disaster area when another need develop.

The topic for tomorrow’s “Lucy” Bible study is Spiritual Gifts.  Join us at 10:00 if you are interested.

FBC will be collecting jackets, gloves, scarves, and sweatshirts this month to be given to “Re-Store”.  Bring your items and place them in the collection baskets at the main and office doors.  The items will be taken to Amite at the end of the month.

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Values – Making a Difference – “On Teaching Cadets”

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Hymn of the Day – “Onward Christian Soldiers” –


I trust this song will be with you throughout the day today.  Enjoy it.

Thanks for your prayers each day.  You make a difference!

Anna Lee


   “Since you were brought back to life with Christ,

focus on the things that are above —

where Christ holds the highest position.  

Keep your mind on things above,

not on worldly things.”

~Colossians 3:1-2~


Kaye Roberts said her brother, Jimmy Alford, developed A-Fib Saturday.  This was a surprise to them because he had been doing so well Friday. Pray for them to stay encouraged as Jimmy recovers from the surgery.

Father of the Line Creek pastor

Mr. Kenneth Irvin passed away about 9:00 P.M. last night. Please remember this family in your prayers. Thanks

Peggy Stinson, sister of Lois Pittman, is developing some side effects.  Pray for her as getting around is becoming more difficult.

Continue to pray for Kathy Jo Thompson.  She is feeling better, but not good enough.

In the hospital.. Dr adjusted shunt level… Feeling alil bit better… Behind my right ear is killing me… It’s so tender I can’t even lay on that side… Not sure how long I’m gonna b in here or what else dr is going to do… (Just fix me lol)

Mrs. Rubie Lee Zeigler, 81, of Magnolia died September 28, 2013 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. She was born September 22, 1932 to Willie and Ruthie Temple Phelps.

Visitation will be Sunday September 29, 2013 from 5 until 8 PM at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home and will continue on Monday September 30, 2013 and from 9 until services at 10:00 AM at Hartman-Sharkey funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Guiding Light Church cemetery.

Mrs. Zeigler was a member of Guiding Light Pentecostal Church. She was a dairy farmer and a wonderful mother and cook. She loved the Atlanta Braves and wrestling. Mrs. Zeigler came in second place for Mother of the Year at church in 2013 only being beat by one rose. Her family stated that she was always their Mother of the Year.

Mrs. Zeigler was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of over 60 years, Edward Zeigler, an infant daughter Evelyn Zeigler, a granddaughter Ronda Mapes, a brother James Phelps, two son-in-laws; Tommy Mapes and Craig Dillon.

Mrs. Zeigler is survived by her children; Betty Taylor (Andy) of Osyka, Glenn Zeigler (Tonya) of Denham Springs, David Warren Zeigler of Springfield, TN, Glenda Phelps (Jimmy) of Magnolia, Sandra Burges (Jerry) of Magnolia, Teresa Sanchez (Ernie) of Osyka and Gary Zeigler (DeLisa) of Osyka, her grandchildren; Tommy Mapes, Jr, Pennie Gayle Mapes, Rebecca Lynn Alexander (Micky), Ricky Mapes, Melissa Taylor, Kellie Dalrymple (Scott), David Zeigler, Angel Smith (Joe), Ernest Phelps (Jessica), Cody Phelps, Brandon Dillon, Gerald Burges, Kayla Sanchez, Kristie Sanchez, David Sanchez, Michael Bailey Dean, Jr and Justin Blades, a sister Billie Jean Booty, along with numerous other great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Tommy Mapes, Jr., Ernest Phelps, Cody Phelps, Brandon Dillon, Gerald Burges, Justin Blades, Jamie Hughes and Jon-Micah Tolar.

Devotional –  “Drink Lots of Water” –


Values – Overcoming – “Finding Out The Truth” –


Hymn of the Day – “God Will Take Care of You”

Be sure to read how this song came about.  That means so much to me because this is my “stand-by” song for the difficult days of my life since I was a child.  I have banged this song out on the piano many a day.  The first few verses would be loud and harsh.  As I accepted the meaning of the song, the loudness softened and the harsh tones became sweeter.  I played many verses some days before I finally got to the sweet, soft music I needed.  I know I took my problems out on the piano, but at least I felt better and no longer felt the way I did when I started to play.  This song will always be special to me.

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This day was created by God for us.  What will you do doing on this special day?

Anna Lee


“Through Him then,

let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God,

that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.”

~Hebrews 13:15, NASB~

Paul Morgan‘s biopsy was done yesterday.  He is doing well.  Pray for Paul and his family as they wait while the biopsy is analyzed.


Please continue to pray for Glenda and Tyrone Harrell.


Melissa Johnson said she is over compensating for her injuries and causing more problems.  Pray for her as she continues to get well.  Pray for her as she continue to go through physical therapy.


Tomorrow will be the annual Homecoming Day at New Zion Baptist Church.  The morning service will be followed by Dinner on the Grounds.


Pine Ridge United Methodist Church encourages us to help the people of Colorado by providing “Cleaning Buckets”.



The Week of Prayer for Georgia Barnette State Missions begins tomorrow.  Click here for a sneak peek.



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Hymn of the Day – “Tell Me the Old, Old Story” –


Scott Ralston Bahm

(November 12, 1968 – September 12, 2013)

A resident of Loranger, died at 7:25 AM on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans as a result of Melanoma Cancer. He was born November 12, 1968 in New Orleans. Survived by mother, Virginia Husser Bahm, Loranger; sister, Cheryl Bahm, Husser. Preceded in death by father, Ralston Bahm. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Sunday, September 15, 2013, and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 10:00 AM Monday, September 16, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Don Bassett. Interment Neal Cemetery, Hwy 445, Loranger.


Reminders – All these items can be delivered to FBC, Kentwood,

  • Fall Food Round-Up early Monday morning
  • Collection of uniforms and children’s shoes for  Re-Store
  • Help a family whose home was burned out last week (information available at FBC,K)


Have a great day.  Do something today to help someone in some way.

Anna Lee


“Let us test and examine our ways.

Let us turn back to the Lord.”

~Lamentations 3:40 NLT~

Pray for Carol New.  She now has a neurostimulator to help with the pain.  She will also be wearing a brace for about three months.  Thanks for your continued prayers for her.

Eva Smith is much better.  She no longer has a-fib and is only on 40% oxygen as compared to 100% oxygen 24 hours earlier.  The fluid around her heart has gone away with medication.  Thanks for praying for her yesterday.

Continue to pray for Robbie Lynn.  Her family appreciates your prayers.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Love and Prayer” –

“God pours His love into our hearts that it might flow out to others.”

Inspirational – A Moment of Hope – “Fields of Faith”

I hope you have enjoyed these short clips.  I know my heart has been touched.  I fell I have found a new mission project.

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