“There is no fear in love;

but perfect love casts out fear,

because fear involves torment.

But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”

~1 John 4:18~




I have three good reports to share today.

  1. Carol Bennett Sealey is again improving.  This lady is a fighter!
  2. Adrian Phillips – “All was good at Heart Dr today Next goes to Oral Surgeon to have all teeth pulled before he goes to have Heart Valve Surgery His stents are doing good.”
  3. David‘s blood count was up to 7.7.  The nurse practitioner said David will get a larger does of Procrit next week which should help his blood build itself up.




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



Look for some bargain buys today for the “shoeboxes” we will pack in a couple of months as part of Operation Christmas Child.



There are churches having VBS this week.  Get the kids involved, especially if they have not had the opportunity to another VBS this year.



Have a  great day as you make someone’s day brighter.

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





“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” 

~Romans 10:9-10 NLT~





Please pray for Tommy Strickland and family as the search continues for Tessie in Colorado.  Also, pray for safety for those who are searching for her.

Almost two weeks later, woman swept away in stream remains missing




Please pray for my lifelong friend, Fay Chadwick Todd, from Roseland.  She is having surgery today in Baton Rouge.  Fay and her family will appreciate your prayers.




David has seen doctors Monday and Tuesday.  He is “hanging in there”.  Yesterday, his blood level was 7.6.  He got the Procrit injection.




Madison was back here last night.  Jennie and Madison are “On the Road Again” traveling to Texas.  Pray they have a good traveling day.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Ecclesiastes 3: 11-14.




Ladies, don’t forget to mark you calendars for Monday so you will be in Spring Creek for the Two River’s Quarterly WMU meeting.   Janie Wise will be there!




Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee










“Please remember what you told your servant Moses: ‘If you are unfaithful to me, I will scatter you among the nations.

But if you return to me and obey my commands and live by them . . . I will bring you back to the place I have chosen for my name to be honored.’” 

~Nehemiah 1:8-9 NLT~




Beth Graham Lee gave a gift with numerous items for boys and girls to Operation Christmas Child at FBC, Kentwood in honor of David.  I thought that was great for OCC and certainly an honor because David firmly believes in OCC because in addition to the gifts they receive, boys and girls around the world in the poorest countries have an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  I think I will have to package some gifts in honor of some people.  You may want to do the same.  I will place the package from Beth on display so you can see it and get some ideas.  School supplies, small games, small puzzles, jump ropes, brushes, plastic dishes, spoons, toothbrushes, flashlights, and other small items would be perfect items to pack.




Scripture Writing Plan – Psalm 25:1-5




Janie Wise, the Louisiana WMU director, will be speaking at the WMU meeting at Spring Creek next Monday morning at 10.  Make a special effort to meet this sweet lady who loves Jesus and loves missions.  She’ll bless your heart.




Let’s get busy and see how many people we can honor by giving gifts to OCC this year.

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










Scripture Writing – “Patience and Perseverance” – Lamentations 3: 22-26




Jimmy R. Williams is scheduled to be released from the hospital.  Pray he will continue to improve at home.




David and some of his many friends will be celebrating their memories today.  Join me in thanking God for David today.  

Anna Lee






I keep my eyes always on the LORD.

With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

~Psalm 16:8~



Sandra Hughes is now home following her his surgery.  Thank God for her progress so far.  Pray for continued improvement.




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Bible Reading Plan – “Who I am in Christ” – Romans 8:11-14




Operation Christmas Child 

My granddaughter, Madison, and I worked in the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) room yesterday.  A lot of progress was made.  As I worked, I noticed we need more items.  I want to share this link with ideas of items to pack for each age group.  I suggest picking items and buying multiple items of those things.  All donations can be left in the church office or the classroom next to the choir room.  This link will be helpful in getting you started.  I bought some zip lock bags and some sale items yesterday.  The day before I bought some items from Dollar Tree.  School supplies are being put out now.  I read this morning that Dirt Cheap has lots of school supplies in.  Let’s use the link to see what OCC suggests and the sales to get lots of school supplies.

Let’s get the items turned in so we can have a great packing party again this year.  Let me know if you have a couple of hours to help preparing items or want to make some items at church or at home.  

Anna Lee