“Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this.”

~1 Thessalonians 5:18 GW~




Linda Callihan had a problem and spend some time in the ER this week.  I think it has been worked out now.




Pray for Sylvester and Shirley Humphrey as they make important medical decisions concerning Sylvester’s health.



We had a phone call at 5:45 last night, Saturday.  The infectious disease doctor thinks he has found something in some previous blood work.  David will have extra blood drawn when we are at Ochsner Monday morning and will probably go  back in the hospital for antibiotics when the doctor gets the new results for the lab work.  Please keep praying.



Operation Christmas Child Collection Time Today – 4-6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood




Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 39-45
  • Psalm 131
  • Proverbs 14
  • Luke 12-13



This is a good day to give thanks!

Anna Lee





2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 

4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”



Darryl Bridges had a four wheeler accident.  Despite a number of broken bones, the doctors have decided he will not need surgery.  Pray for Darryl and his caregivers during the time when he will be wearing a brace and a sling.  He is hospitalized in New Orleans.




Jules Tanksley is still in Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.  She is doing well.  Pray for her and her family as the doctors make sure her heart is “good to go” to the Sixth Ward where she will live.  Thank God for her progress and for the medical staff who have given her such good care.




Robert Strickland is doing well following his recent nose surgery.




Pray for Phillip Strickland and his family.  Phillip and his mother have had a number of medical issues.




Linda Callihan will be traveling to MD Anderson every four months for follow-up visits.




Brian Tate is home again from Houston.



Buddy Morris is getting a break from his treatments.  He’s feeling pretty well.



Theople Hurst is doing well following her procedure.  She is working to regain her strength now.  Keep praying for her.



Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 33-35
  • Psalm 130
  • Luke 10




L.E. Toney

October 17, 1926 – November 13, 2018

And a resident of Pine passed away early Tuesday morning November 13, 2018 at his home. He was retired after a career of over 40 years at the bag plant of the Bogalusa Paper Mill. During this time, L.E. also operated a successful dairy farm and later raised beef cattle. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church for 67 years while acting as the music leader for 65 years.

Survived by:

Son and Daughter in law: Tommy and Gail Toney of Lacombe

Daughter in law: Viviana Toney of Pine

2 Grandchildren and Spouses: Jennifer and Mike Beninato of Varnado,
William Scott and April Toney of Pine

6 Great-grandchildren: Anna Beninato,
Will Toney,
Grayson Toney,
Hannah, Haley and Hayden Jacobs

Great-great-grandchild: Evelyn Duvall

Brother: Harlon Toney of Kentwood

4 Sisters and a Brother in law: Louise and L.H. Turnage of McComb, MS,
Elnora Melear of Franklinton,
Agnes Smith,
Genevieve Koch both of Lexie, MS

Sisters in law and a Brother in law: Juanita and Johnny Ramshur,
Nell Crain all of Pine

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death recently by his wife of 67 years Burnettie Crain Toney and son James Edwin “Jim” Toney, his parents Jessie and Charlotte Toney, brothers John Ellis Toney, Angus Toney and sister Lucille Grace.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday November 14th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue Thursday at Pine Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11:00 am Thursday with Eld. Adam Luper officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Will Toney, Bruce Stogner, Terry Toney, Roger Stephens, Jeff Smith, Regan Knight

Honorary Pallbearers: Bennie Crain, Kenneth Gerald, James Slocum

Obituaries can be viewed online at

Glenn Lee Husser

August 04, 1960 – November 14, 2018

A resident of Husser, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2018 at his home. He was born August 4, 1960 in Baton Rouge, LA and was 58 years of age. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by wife of 40 years, Karen Husser; Daughter, Daphne Husser Reid and Husband, Kevin; Son, Shelby Husser and Wife, Shannon; 6 grandchildren; Sister, Beverly Husser; Mother, Parmys Husser Smith. Preceded in death by father, Larry Husser; and Brother, Richard Husser. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Wayne Jenkins  –



Operation Christmas Child Drop-off Kentwood Location – 10-12  this morning



Our friends have been encouraging during this time.  They have found various ways to help us get through this time.  We are most appreciative.

Anna Lee








“News about Jesus spread even more.

Many people came to hear him and to be healed . . . but Jesus often slipped away to be alone so he could pray.” 

~Luke 5:15-16 NCV~




Newborn Jules Tanksley has had heart surgery is is doing well under the watchful care of the staff at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.  Please continue to pray for the parents as they fight for good health for their baby.



Mrs. Theople Hurst will be having a pacemaker implanted Wednesday at St. Tammany in Covington.  Please pray for her.



Renee’ Terrell will be having a procedure on her back in Brandon, MS on Tuesday, November 27th.  Add her to your list of people to pray for.



Buddy Morris had a sudden new problem this week.  Pray for him and his family.



David is home from Ochsner where he spent the last week.  Because of a blood disorder, he blood was drawn numerous times a day.  The first thing David said this morning was that it was nice not to sleep without being disturbed.  While in Ochsner, numerous tests were done.  The final diagnosis is that the new problems are related to his MDS.  Today, he will have an injection, his fourth, of procrit at Ochsner on O’Neal.



Ann Hyde Ballard

February 11, 1933 – July 17, 2018

A resident of Roseland passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born February 11, 1933 in Chesbrough and was 85 years of age. Ann was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all she knew. She began her career as a nurse and later went on to own and manage numerous family businesses. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Ballard Durio and husband, Russell; 2 sons, Jimmy Ballard and wife, Aimee, and Freddie Carl Ballard and wife, Pearl; 12 grandchildren, Rachel Ballard, Robert Ballard, Leslie Cuti, Trenton Ballard, Jennifer Davenport, Keri Thornton, Bryan Saint, James Ballard, Josh Ballard, Logan Ballard, Baylor Blanchard, and Emilee Edwards; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Hyde and wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Sally Higgins. Preceded in death by husband, Freddie Ballard; parents, Charles and Ethel Hyde; 2 sisters, Rita Lea and Elizabeth Stevens; 2 brothers, Charles and Johnny Hyde. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • 10th
    • Ezekiel 23-26
    • Proverbs 11
    • Luke 7
  • 11th – Reflect on God as “Maker”




Operation Christmas Child Collection Week

Today is the first of eight days set aside to turn in the many “shoeboxes” that we have been lovingly packing during the past months.  You can check Samaritan’s Purse website for the location of a drop off site near you.  FBC, Kentwood will again serve as a collection site.  I am so thankful to say some friends at FBC, Kentwood will take over that responsibility so David and I can focus on his health this year.  Remember that each box not only has gifts, but also an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  It is estimated that each box will impact an average of seven people.  What an impact each box has.  What an opportunity for us “tell” children about Jesus!




It has been good to know The Prayer Link was missed on the days I didn’t get it published.  I only do the publishing from home.  It’s good to be back at home and doing one of may favorite things.

Anna Lee






6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 

7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 

8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.





Danny Farris is improving from his fall from a deer stand.  He is in rehab and now well enough to have brief visits from friends.  Please continue to pray for Danny and Joanne.



Mrs. Mildred Birth fell and broke a hip.  She has had surgery.  She is now in rehab at Greensburg where she has three one-hour  sessions of rehab each day.  Her spirits are good, as always.  Don’t think a broken hip and 88 years of age will slow this spunky lady down for too long!



David is and has been in Ochsner on O’Neal in Baton Rouge since Monday.  He received four units of blood and has been carefully monitored.  He has undergone a number of tests in addition to all the the blood work to help identify the cause of his anemia and weight loss.  So far, that still has not been identified.  Testing will continue this morning with part two of a nuclear scan checking for infection somewhere in his body.

The last few days of Bible readings have covered:
  • Ezekiel 4-22
  • Psalm 122-127
  • Proverbs 9-10
  • Luke 2-6



Don’t forget the OCC shoeboxes.  They can be turned in Monday, November 12 through Monday, November 19.  FBC, Kentwood is a collection site and will be open two hours each day.  Refer to a previous post of The Prayer Link or check the collection sites listed on Samaritan’s Purse.



Thanks for the many prayers for David.  Please continue to pray.  He is just a medical mystery some times!

Anna Lee


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

~Romans 15:13~


Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 1-3
  • Proverbs 8
  • Luke 1



World Day of Prayer

  • Kedron Baptist Church
  • Monday at 10 A.M.
  • Program will be lead by FBC, Amite since Cora Morris is not fully recovered yet.
  • Covered dish lunch after the meeting.



Coming soon – Collection week for “shoeboxes”

  • November 12-19
  • FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site
  • Check the Samaritan’s Purse website for locations and times.  Each site sets their own time, so just because one is open at a certain time doesn’t mean another site will be open.
  • Sign up at the church is you are available to help with the collection process.
  • Contact me if you would like to help prepare the last of our “shoeboxes” for shipping.



Today, I ask for prayer for David.  He is not feeling his best.  Tomorrow, he gets injection #3.



When I got up, the clock said 3:00, early but acceptable.  Then, I realized the clock had not been changed!  I think I’m going back to bed.  Let this serve as a reminder….

Anna Lee


But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats ; do not be frightened.”

~1 Peter 3:14~



Mrs. Theople Hurst said her doctor said she is “good to go” without any procedures.  She’s already working on the “going”!



Robert Strickland will be having a surgery on his nose this morning.  Pray all goes well during the surgery and the recovery time.



David had his second injection of procrit.  The doctor’s evaluation will be a week after the fourth injection, so no news for three more weeks.  We’re building up our spirit of patience!

Galatians 5:22-23 Modern English Version (MEV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 meekness, and self-control; against such there is no law.



Maddie’s Miracles

After all the doctors talked this morning they have decided to add a medicine if she had a decent day they may let her go home. Prayers the medicine helps. She is ready to go but she knows if it doesn’t get better she will just have to come back.

21 hrs

Doctor just came by and said Maddie can go home!! We are so very happy that she is feeling well enough to go home!!God is so very good ALL the time. Keep the prayers coming so she doesn’t have to come back!




Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 43-44
  • Psalm 119:161-168
  • Revelation 18



My mouse battery died, so I had to stop to charge it some.  That’s what happens in our lives too!

Anna Lee


”‘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