Wednesday

“Your attitude must be like my own,

for I, the Messiah, did not come to be served,

but to serve,

and to give my life as a ransom for many.” 

~Matthew 20:28 TLB~

 

 

 

Ora Lee Wilson is doing well.  Please remember to thank God for her health and life following a dog attack..

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 13 – I Chronicles 16: 23-36

 

 

 

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Thankfulness, Day 13 – Today, after working in the cold to make sure we were going to be okay when warmer temperatures arrive in a few hours, I am thankful to have a home to live in.  It’s 3:30 A.M.  I got up to check on things at 2:00 A.M.  I wouldn’t have to work and check on things if I hadn’t been blessed with so much.  I’ve seen lots of homeless people on television lately and heard some shelters have been opened for the homeless in New Orleans.  I’m thankful God blessed me with this  place that is warm and still has running water and electricity.  Nights like this help us count our blessings!  We’re snug as two “bugs in a rug”!  I pray you are too!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“Your attitude must be like my own, for I, the Messiah, did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give my life as a ransom for many.” 

~Matthew 20:28 TLB~

 

 

Thankfulness: Day 12.  David’s blood level was 9.3 yesterday, not bad since he had not had Procrit for two weeks.  He got it yesterday and already has orders to get it next week.  We had not heard of Procrit this time last year, but are so thankful we have had the opportunity to have David benefit from it.  Can you imagine the medical scientists who worked to develop and test this drug to help people?  We run to the pharmacy or the doctor for medications that benefit us without thinking about the long process of developing them and getting them to us when we need them.  Today, I am thankful for David’s access to this and other medications.  I”m also very thankful they are available to others too.

 

 

 

Burrell J. Carter

June 17, 1935 – November 11, 2019

The Honorable Burrell J. Carter, born June 17, 1935, passed away on November 11, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Judge Carter was a lifelong resident of Greensburg, Louisiana. He was married to Helen Bridges Carter for over 60 years. Judge Carter graduated from Greensburg High School as Valedictorian in 1953 and attended LSU and LSU Law School, graduating first in his law school class of 1958. He served in the Army during the Berlin Missile Crisis and rose to the rank of Captain. He practiced law in Greensburg until 1974, when he was appointed District Judge, 21st Judicial District, where he served until being elected to the First Circuit Court of Appeal. He served as Chief Judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeal for over 10 years, overseeing the planning and construction of the First Circuit building on Capitol Lake. He retired in 2012 but continued to serve on ad hoc appointments to many courts, including on multiple occasions, the Louisiana Supreme Court.

His civic pursuits were widespread including being elected Mayor of Greensburg at 21 years of age, and he served as President of the Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation, Adjutant General of the State American Legion, Chairman of the Greensburg United Methodist Church Administrative Board for over 30 years, President of the 21st Judicial District Bar Association, and three-term Chairman of he Louisiana Conference of Court of Appeal Judges. Judge Carter also contributed many articles to national and state legal journals.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen Bridges Carter, son, Representative Robby Carter and his wife, Kerry Anthony, daughter, Libby Peak and her husband, Craig, grandchildren Taylor Carter Peak, M.D., Captain David Kramer Peak, M.D., Robert Burrell Carter, Helen Ruth Carter, and Jessica C. Ledet, J.D. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert T. Carter and Elizabeth J. Carter. Judge Carter was especially proud of the accomplishments of his family, whom he loved dearly.

Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, Louisiana, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 and at Greensburg United Methodist Church from 9:00 a.m. until funeral services at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Ken Reed, Rev. Don Lum, Rev. A. W. O’Quinn, and Fr. Mark Beard. Burial will follow in Greensburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his three grandsons, Julius Freidman, Bimbo Relan, Marshall Harvin, Ricky Webb, and Justice Jeff Hughes. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gov. John Bel Edwards, Gov. Mike Foster, Gov. Edwin Edwards, Judge Bob Downing, Judge Walter Lanier, Sr. , Judge Kenneth Fogg, Judge Janice Clark, Judge Billy Kline, Judge Duke Welch, Judge Zorraine Waguespack, Chief Judge Gene Thibodeaux, Chief Judge Charles Jones, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, John Gallaspy, Ed Walters, Don Carmouche, Senator Cleo Fields, Ken Johnston, Dr. Nollie Felts, Frank Johnson, Dr. Randy Moffett, Randy Webb, District Attorney Scott Perrilloux, Joey Guzzardo, and Johnny McClendon.

Special thanks to Shirley Lee, Wendy Webb, Lisa Foreman, Lisa King, and the staff of the Ochsner Cancer Center.

 

 

 

Anna Catalanotto Schillage

May 22, 1920 – November 11, 2019

 A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA. She was born May 22, 1920 in Amite, LA and was 99 years of age. She is survived by daughter, Kathy Faison; son, Joseph J. Schillage, Jr.; 3 grandchildren, Julie Schillage, Chris Faison and Cristie Kent; great grandchildren, Cole, C.J. and Lilly Faison, Easton and Jaxson Calogero; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Schillage, Sr.; parents, Mike and Anna Campo Catalanotto; 9 brothers and sisters, Charlie Catalanotto, Joe Catalanotto, Bill Catalanotto, Jake Catalanotto, Vince Catalanotto, John Catalanotto, Mary Cavaretta, Lilly Campo and Cat Catalanotto. Graveside Services will be held at Colonial Mausoleum, at 10:00AM Thursday, November 14, 2019. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

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Please contact me today if you can work one or more two hour shifts for the collection of “shoeboxes” during the week of November 11-25.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 12 – I Chronicles 16: 8-14

 

 

 

Warning: We are under a wind advisory today as that old North Wind blows in some extremely cold weather tonight.  Get prepared today!  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Lord’s Day

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

 ~2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NIV~

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 10 – Psalm 136: 1-12

 

 

 

Thankfulness, Day 10 – Today, I’m thankful for telephones.  That’s how we regularly stay connected with our children since they do not live near us.  It was fun listening to David call them during commercial breaks in the LSU game yesterday.

 

 

 

I hope you believe in keeping the prayer-lines busy.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

~Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)~

 

 

 

I think we need to pray about the cold weather which is expected soon.  Be prepared.  Stay in when the roads are icy.  Stay warm.  Who do you need to pray for during this extra cold season?  Who do you need to help in some way?  Make good decisions!

 

 

 

Louisiana is leading the state in flu cases!  That fact, plus David’s compromised immune system, caused us to decide to limit our crowd exposures for a while.  We plan to miss services at church Sunday mornings.  David does not have a new problem, but we are hoping to prevent one.  We are trying to keep him as healthy as we can.

 

 

 

Please pray for our friends, Cete and Ruby Dillon.  She is not feeling her best.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 9 – Psalm 100: 1-5

 

 

 

Begin to pray for us as we make plans for the Operation Christmas Child Collection Center which will be receiving shoeboxes November 18 – 25.

 

 

 

It’s time to cook some winter foods.  Enjoy them this week.  Pray for those who do not have proper food, clothing, or heat.  If you know of a need, please call the church office or someone whom you think can help out.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.

And be thankful.

~Colossians 3:15~

 

Today, I want to share an update on David.  It took a year to learn his two issues – MDA,  red blood cells not producing enough blood, and non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver.  We don’t know the causes of these diseases, but David has been very sick.  With good medical treatment at Ochsner, he has greatly improved.

I’ve been saying he is the best he has been since the first problems showed up.  Yesterday, we got two good reports.  David is doing more than “hanging in there”.  He feels and looks much better!  The two medical professionals we saw yesterday acknowledged he is doing well, not cured, but better than expected.

His blood level yesterday was 10, higher than it has been since he got sick.  He is in the “low normal range” and was not given Procrit for the first time in many weeks.  He has received 23 units of blood, but none have been needed in about four months.  His liver is doing well.  We go back in three months.  If all continues to do well, he will be put on a six month schedule for his liver.

I want to thank God for David’s improvement.  He has carried us through!  I also want to thank many of you who have him on your daily prayer list.  We are appreciative of all of you who tell us he has been prayed for daily.  Please continue too do so.

 

Thankfulness – Day 5 – Today, I am thankful for the wonderful improvement in David’s health.  Thanks to God for walking with us on the good days and the very difficult days.  Thanks to you for your prayers for David (and me).

 

 

 

John Pierce

January 06, 1966 – November 02, 2019

John Murray Pierce, born in 1966 in New Orleans, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Amite, LA on November 2, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Murray Pierce and Dorothy Fowler Pierce. His grandparents were Basil and Myrtle ‘Snooks’ Pierce, Albert Floyd, and Alma Fowler. He leaves behind the love of his life, Anissa Pourciau; her son, Gene Pourciau; and beloved dogs Trigger, Hammer, Shooter, and Bullet. He was the youngest sibling of J. Michael Pierce (Teresa), Natchitoches, LA; Brenda Pierce Falanga (James), Metairie, LA; Patti Pierce, Kentwood, LA; and Sandy Pierce Shows (Marshall), Brandon, MS. He also left two nieces (Lisa Falanga Davis and Sarah Shows Odom) and four nephews (Joseph Babin, Jeffrey Falanga, Justin Tyler Pierce and Cameron Shows). John was employed by Smitty’s Supply, Inc., for over 15 years, working in Amite, LA, Shreveport, LA, and Jasper, TX. John graduated from Jewel Sumner High School, where he was a multi-sport athlete. A member of Lewiston Baptist Church, he was a wonderful friend who loved his family and was a master at cooking crawfish for the annual Pierce crawfish boil. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed riding his Arctic Cat with his dogs, family and friends; and getting firewood, building wood racks, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He trained horses and raised many dogs that he loved. He was passionate about football, LSU and Saints! During his time with Interstate Batteries he enjoyed attending many Nascar races and was a big fan of Bobby Labonte. John will be greatly missed.
A celebration of John’s life will be held at Lewiston Baptist Church on November 12 (visitation at 9:00 AM and service at 11:00 AM). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lewiston Baptist Church, 74576 N. Lewiston Road, Kentwood, LA 70444.

 

 

 

Rev. Kenneth Istre moved to his heavenly home.  We have know him a long time and always enjoyed our brief visits with him at Mike’s Catfish Inn.  He was one of three preachers who attended our wedding as a friend.  One of his daughters shared this information.

The Celebration of Life will be held in Jennings, La. on Saturday, November 9th. Visitation will be held at 10:00AM,
Jennings Church of Christ
1812 N. Cutting Avenue, Jennings LA.
with services to follow at 1:00.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to:
Christian Youth Encampment
Attention: Justin Simmons
PO Box 411
Glenmora, LA
71433

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 5 – Colossians 3: 12-17

 

 

 

Putting our thankfulness into printed words is meaningful!  Try it.  It can be done privately and kept that way or shared.  The key is to express your thankfulness.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Saturday

“Whoever can be trusted with a little can also be trusted with a lot . . .

If you cannot be trusted with things that belong to someone else, who will give you things of your own?”

 ~Luke 16:10, 12 NCV~

 

 

 

Monday, the Two Rivers WMU will meet at Kedron Baptist Church at 10:00 for the World Day of Prayer led by the ladies of Kedron.  A covered dish meal will follow the meeting.

 

 

Jimmy “Rusty” Williams, Jr.

May 20, 1977 – October 30, 2019

Jimmy “Rusty” Williams, Jr., a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at his home in Kentwood, LA. He was born May 20, 1977 in Baton Rouge, LA and was 42 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Tessa Williams; father and mother, Jimmy Williams, Sr. and Linda B. Williams; brother, Justin “Rufus” Ryan Williams and wife, Dondi; special aunt and uncle, Carla Birch and Shelton Day; special uncle, Chad Redmond; nieces and nephews, Elaina Williams, Brody Williams, Taylor, Colby and Lauryn Ridgedell; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Curtis and Linda White; brother-in-law, Ben Avidas and wife Janna; 2 sister-in-laws, Steph Ewald and husband, Rodean and Donna Stout and husband; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; special pets Razor, Izzy and Blue. Preceded in death by his brother, Jonathan “Red Dog” R. Williams; maternal grandparents, Herbert and Dorothy Birch; paternal grandparents, Jewel and Elaine Williams and Howard Williams; son, Hugh Michael Jones. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 7:00PM until 9:00PM on Sunday, November 3, 2019, and from 8:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, November 4, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 2 – I Corinthians 1: 4-9

 

 

 

Thankfulness – November 2 – I am thankful for my heritage of common, hard-working people.  I’m thankful for the many good values that were were passed down.

 

 

 

Spend some time thanking God today.

Anna Lee