“Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God?

So what’s the point of all this comparing and competing?

You already have all you need.”

~1 Corinthians 4:7-8 The Message~




Robin Alford‘s next surgery will be Monday.  Her mom and aunt will arrive Thursday to help take care of her at her home.




Donal Alford had a hospice referral yesterday.  Please continue praying.




Ericka Janelle Taylor

November 09, 1987 – February 22, 2020

On Saturday morning, February 22, 2020, Ericka Janelle Taylor went to her heavenly home. Ericka was a resident of Greensburg Louisiana. Ericka had a beautiful soul and a kind heart. She was always willing to help anyone in need. She had a passion for photography, loved doing hair and was incredibly talented in the art of doing make up. She loved fixing her nieces up for their recital each year. She loved watching LSU with her Papaws, going out to eat with her Mama, long talks with her Daddy and shopping with her Mamaw. Ericka was a single mother to a beautiful little boy Brendon Austin, who just celebrated his fourth birthday. Ericka cherished her baby boy with all of her being. He was the love of her life. Along with her son, Brendon Austin, she leaves behind her parents, Clint Taylor and Angela Travis who both reside in St. Helena Parish. Ericka also leaves behind her grandparents Joe and Margaret Estes of Kentwood and Jimmie Taylor of Greensburg, her brother Austin Taylor, her sister Krista Keller, brother n law Justin Keller, nieces Makynna and Annalee Keller and nephew Scott Keller. She also leaves behind her Uncle Vince and Aunt Sherry Estes and her Uncle Joey and Aunt Jamie Estes and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her step dad Darren Travis, great grandpa Gene Smith, grandma Sandy Taylor, great grandma Herlon Taylor, great grandma Boncie Smith and great grandma Bernice Birch. Ericka was loved dearly and will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her. Pallbearers are Vince Estes, Joey Estes , Blake Estes, Justin Keller, Joseph Brabham and Butch Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Clint Taylor, Austin Taylor, Brendon Broussard, Joe Estes, Jimmie Taylor, Scott Keller. We will celebrate her life with visitations Wednesday at Taylor Creek Baptist Church from 6-10 pm and Thursday Morning from 8:00-11:00am. The grave side service will be at Greensburg Cemetery. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – February 26

  • Leviticus 19:1-20:21
  • Mark 8:11-38
  • Psalm 42:1-11
  • Proverbs 10:17



Be a blessing today!

Anna Lee






Now faith is confidence in what we hope for

and assurance about what we do not see




Josh Thornton is home following his emergency gall bladder surgery.  He will be on limited activity for a week.  Pray for him and his family as he heals.




Smiley Conerly is at Forrest General where the doctors are carefully watching his fluid levels.  Your continued prayers are appreciated.




Donald Alford is at home.  Having oxygen at home has been very helpful.  Please continue to pray for Donald and his family.




David got a good report and procrit yesterday.  His blood level was 9.9.  I thank God for that and for watching out for us as we traveled in the rain yesterday.




Read the Bible in 2020 – February 25

  • Leviticus 16:29-18:30
  • Mark 7:24-8:10
  • Psalm 41:1-13
  • Proverbs 10:15-16



As I was checking David in for appointments, Operation Christmas Child came up as something I was working on since I last saw the lady in the office.  She didn’t have a clue, so I began talking about Samaritan’s Purse, Rev. Franklin Graham, and Rev. Billy Graham.  That’s when the man behind me stepped up and said Samaritan’s Purse rebuilt his home after flooding.  That caught everyone’s attention.

I copied this from their webpage:

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

As our teams work in crisis areas of the world, people often ask, “Why did you come?” The answer is always the same: “We have come to help you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Our ministry is all about Jesus—first, last, and always. As the Apostle Paul said, “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5, NIV).

Mission Statement

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan’s Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel.

You may want to check out their site to learn more.



I hope you will learn more about Samaritan’s Purse.  Their focus is helping people and sharing Jesus.  I believe in Samaritan’s Purse.

Anna Lee





“Rejoice with those who rejoice,

weep with those who weep.” 

~Romans 12:15 ESV~




Please keep Joshua and Danielle Thornton in your prayers.  Josh had emergency surgery to remove his gall bladder.  He will be on limited activity for the next week.




Please continue to pray for Kristy Alford and her family.




Read the Bible in 2020 – February 24

  • Leviticus 15:1-16:28
  • Mark 7:1-23
  • Psalm 40:11-17
  • Proverbs 10:13-14




Operation Christmas Child

Thanks to all those who turned in items for OCC yesterday.  We are so thankful for your support.  Everything is being grouped and sorted into the proper groups for packing in the coming months.  The boys and girls who will receive the “shoeboxes” will be so excited.  I will be excited to know they have the opportunity to learn about Jesus.  Shoeboxes are a means of reaching families all around the world without ever taking a step out of our area.  Each one is an economical meals of witnessing to about seven people.  That means a small effort on our part makes a big difference eternally in lives of people we will never meet.  What an opportunity!




The family that had the tea to earn shipping money for OCC shoeboxes earned enough to ship 24 shoeboxes.  What awesome support the family provides for these two young “packers”!  They are planning another tea about Mother’s Day.  I’ll let you know, so you can plan to attend too.

Anna Lee










Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;  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 40:30-31~




Please put infant Nora Collins Carruth on prayer list she was born last night (Friday night) weighing only 2 lbs 2 oz., she is the granddaughter of Danny & Lisa Carruth.  (Greensburg)

Bill and Linda Frazier




Josiah Huckaby is home again.  Keep him in your prayers.




Donald Alford went home last night.  Your prayers will be greatly appreciated for Donald and his family.




Read the Bible in 2020 – February 23

  • Leviticus 14:1-57
  • Mark 6:30-56
  • Psalm 40:1-10
  • Proverbs 10:11-12



Late Friday, the Hope Center’s new location in the curve south of Roseland, will be open for you to see.  I’ll post more during the week.



You meet the nicest people as you shop for items for “shoeboxes”.  They recognize you as a shoebox shopper because of what and how many items you buy.  We met a lady, store manager, yesterday who insisted on providing someone to take our purchases to the car for us.  Today, we will need help getting them from the car.  I know we can depend on church friends for that.  That’s another blessing.




Have a wonderful “Lord’s Day”!

Anna Lee







Look to the LORD and his strength;

seek his face always

~1 Chronicles 16:11~




Paul Morgan is about ready to leave the hospital following heart surgery.  The decision about going home or going somewhere else is still undecided.  Pray for the Morgan family.




Please continue to pray for Billie Callihan Strahan as she faces the reality of the stroke.




Robin Alford will be having a second surgery next week.  Keep her in your prayers as she in limited in mobility for a while.




A doctor noticed something on David‘s blood work that concerned him.  An extra lab and an appointment were set us.  God took care of the lab so no treatment was required.  We are so thankful.  God has been so good to us.  We are blessed and thankful!




Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will have their monthly breakfast benefit Sunday morning to help with expenses of someone from the Kentwood area.  Breakfast is served at 8:00 A.M.  Come support a local family.




Read the Bible in 2020 – February 21

  • Leviticus 11:1-12:8
  • Mark 5:21-43
  • Psalm 38:1-22
  • Proverbs 10:8-9



Operation Christmas Child

  • The 150 t-shirts for the older groups of boys and girls are purchased and decorated.  Today, they will be rolled and banded to add to the shoeboxes.  What a great addition to our boxes.
  • Ribbon wands are being made too.  Some will be from plastic tablecloths and some from ribbon.  What fun they will be for little girls!
  • We have more new items to sort and add to our stash today.
  • What a blessing the shoeboxes are to us as we give many people the opportunity to learn about Jesus!
  • Volunteers are assisting with various tasks.  Let us know if you want to help.  There is always something to do.
  • David invited a young man to see our OCC storage/work room.  He was speechless at first.  I think we can call on him to assist us some now that he has a better idea of our vision.
  • To volunteer to help, send a message to me by using the “Connect” tool on this tool.  Give us an idea of when you are available and include your phone number.




Thank-you for reading and praying.  Now, feel free to do/say something special for/to someone who will appreciate you time and attention.  

Anna Lee









“Make allowance for each other’s faults,

and forgive anyone who offends you.

Remember, the Lord forgave you,

so you must forgive others.” 

~Colossians 3:13 NLT~





Smiley and Carol Jean Conerly came home yesterday.  Please continue to pray for them.




David’s brother, Donald Alford, did not get to go home yesterday.  The doctors are still making adjustments in his treatment.  Your prayers for Donald, Angela, Janet, Willie, and Julia are greatly appreciated.




Kristy Alford had to go to the hospital.  There is a plan for a new treatment which is scheduled for Friday.  Pray for Kristy and her family.




Becky Alford, daughter of Walton and Peggy Alford, fell and broke her leg in five places.  She had surgery and will be living in an assisted living facility for a month while she cannot use her leg at all.  Please pray for Becky.




Read the Bible in 2020 – February 20

  • Leviticus 9:7-10:20
  • Mark 4:26-5:20
  • Psalm 37:30-40
  • Proverbs 10:6-7



It’s time to think about OCC purchases for March.  He is the suggested list of purchases by Sunday School classes.  If you are not a member of a class, please choose something from the list or purchase or make anything you choose.


Operation Christmas Child, March, 2020


Nursery & Preschool Large Erasers
Grades 1-5 Hair Brushes
Youth  Pens
College and Career Checkers
Gateway Girls’ Underwear (Sizes 2-14)
Joy & Friendship Circle. Colored Duct Tape
Bank  $1.00 Calculators
New Creations & Renewal Bandanas
Rebekah  Toothbrushes (Holders & floss can also be included.)
Seekers, City Hall, & Staff Marbles
Faithful Clothes Pins & Clothesline

We greatly appreciate all those who are supplying items for the “shoeboxes”.  I keep telling myself that each shoebox impacts seven people.  It’s hard to call it quits when there is great potential in the next box!

Anna Lee














“Everyone will know that you are my disciples,

if you love one another.”

~John 13:35 NIV~





Please continue to pray for Paul and Sandy Morgan.  Paul is slowly recovering from his heart surgery and is now in a regular room.  He is able to sit up some, but still has a high heart rate.  Sandy requests your continued prayers for Paul.




Once again, the doctors say Donald Alford may get to go home today.  Angela, Donald’s wife, and his three children, Janet, Willie, and Julia, have all been very faithful to stay with him and assist him as needed.  I know Donald is thankful for them.




Bro. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church and our associational compassion minister announced Sunday that he and Tammy will be moving to Florida next month.  He has completed his studies at NOBTS and will get to serve in his home state.  He will be missed by many, but not forgotten.




Yesterday, I learned a couple from Chesbrough who are not members of our church donated LOTS of items for Operation Christmas Child.  David and I got them moved and have started to go through them.  What a blessing they will be to boys and girls as they receive the shoeboxes.   We are so thankful for all the wonderful things Vernon and Linda Russell brought.  Vernon is David’s cousin.

My sister, Julie, is making the cutest owls for the boxes for ages 2-4 children.  They are beautiful and will be wonderful treasures for the children who receive the shoeboxes.  Julie got in over a hundred more colorful t-shirts yesterday, so she has already started adding the cute designs to the shirts.

Thanks too the Sunday School classes that are bringing in items for the “shoeboxes”.  We are making lots of early progress this year!  David and I are thankful.




Read the Bible in 2020 – February 19

  • Leviticus 7:28-9:6
  • Mark 3:31-4:25
  • Psalm 37:12-29
  • Proverbs 10:5

Don’t forget you can also listen to these Scriptures daily  at




Love multiplies as you give it away.

Anna Lee