If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.  

But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Daniel 3:17-18

(These are the very verses we learned in our missions class last night.)



Brett Frazier did start back to “light” work Monday.  I’m sure the regular routine was a good change for him.  Please continue to pray for him.




Please pray for a young teen, not from our area, who tried to take her life with pills.  Jaelyn is getting treatment for anxiety.  She’s a beautiful young lady living in a




Please pray for Dollie Frazier as she has eye surgery this morning.




Please . pray for my cousin, Scott Tolleson, who has HD.  He has had complications from recent falls and is hospitalized.




There will be a fundraiser at FBC, Greensburg for Ronnie Webb, Jr.  I was told he is out of state getting treatment.  The lunch will be Friday at noon.  Contact FBC, Greensburg for more information or to request tickets.




May is the month to purchase hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child.

  • Soap
  • Washcloths
  • Toothbrushes
  • Stick deodorant
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Bath scrubbers



Read and Write the Bible  – John 15: 4-5




Don’t forget today is the National Day of Prayer.  Join in tonight at FBC, Amite at 6:30.  You will be blessed.




Thank-you for praying today.

Anna Lee






“Some of these people have missed the most important thing in life—

they don’t know God.” 

~1 Timothy 6:21 TLB~





I’m not sure it happened yesterday, but Brett Frazier was planning, with his doctor’s approval, to go back to work yesterday.  I’m thankful for the progress Brett has made and hopeful he will continue to do so.




Angie Addison Redmond

April 22, 1922 – April 28, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg, LA. She was born April 22, 1922 in Greensburg, LA and was 97 years of age. She is survived by 2 nieces, Betty Hatcher and Carolyn Dykes; 1 nephew, Curtis Dykes; 1 great-nephew, Jimmy Hatcher and wife, Barbara; 2 great-great-nephews, Major Hatcher and wife, Charita, and Justin Hatcher. Preceded in death by husband, A.J. Redmond; parents, Hosa and Georgie Addison. Graveside Services will be held at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Services conducted by Rev. Darryl Miller. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Sue Ellen Blanchard Carter

May 18, 1943 – April 26, 2019

Sue Ellen Blanchard Carter died peacefully at home on April 26, 2019. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 18, 1943. She was married to the love of her life, William M. Carter, Sr. for 48 years of what everyone described as the greatest love story that they have ever seen. Sue Carter was a loving wife, caring and supportive Momma, devoted daughter and cherished “Sista”. She was a selfless giver, she gave all she had and never asked for anything in return. She gave her time, her talents, her wisdom, but most of all her heart. She always found the good in everyone, always positive, full of joy with some added spunk. Sue retired from Walmart in Waveland, MS after 21 years of service. She was adored by everyone who knew her and will always be remembered as “Sweet Sue”. We will miss her every single day but knowing that she is at peace is such a comfort.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William M. Carter, Sr. Parents, Martin O. Blanchard, Jr and Myrtle C. Blanchard of Bay St. Louis, MS. She is survived by her 4 children, William M. “Billy” Carter, Jr. and wife Yolanda of Kentwood, LA, Sandy Carter Newman and husband Mitch of Kentwood, LA, Jenny Carter Jackson and husband Albert of St. Francisville, LA, and Douglas Martin Carter, Sr. and wife Mary of Picayune, MS; 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 siblings, Martin O. Blanchard, III and Maureen Blanchard of Bay St. Louis, MS. Visitation at Taylor Creek Baptist Church, 1936 Hwy 440, Kentwood, LA from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Don Meadows. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read & Write the Bible – Romans 5:1-5




Vacation Bible Schools are being scheduled and planned in area churches.  It is not too early to mark your calendar, register for VBS, and to purchase a t-shirt.




Thanks to all who have ministered to David and me during his illness.  Your goodness and love continue to flow into our lives.  We both would much rather be doing for others, but this is God’s plan for our lives at this time.  We continue to be blessed and blessed again.

Anna Lee

Monday Addition

Thursday, FBC, Amite will host a National Day of Prayer event at 6:30 P.M.  You are invited to attend.




David‘s blood level was still at 7.3.  He did not get blood and hasn’t had any for more than a month.  His kidneys were doing well.  We’ll get info on liver Thursday.  He weight is up to 150.




Donald B. Easley, Sr.

March 31, 1938 – April 27, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Kentwood, LA. He was born March 31, 1938 in Easleyville, LA and was 81 years of age. He is survived by 1 son Donald B. Easley, Jr. and wife, Terri; Peggy Allen, significant other and care giver; Jan LaBorde, the mother of his children; 5 grandchildren, Brannon Holton, Micah Holton, Donald B. “Trey” Easley, III, Dustin J. Easley and wife, Kristen and Jacy Lynn Porta; 4 great- grandchildren, Bryce Holton, Braxton Holton, Stella Holton and Aleah Porta; 1 brother, Tommy Lane Easley and wife, Kaye; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Julie Easley; parents, Toler Tom Easley and Lillie Mae McKlemurry; 1 brother, John L. Easley, Sr.; 1 daughter, Janet Ann Easley. Pallbearers, Brannon Holton, Micah Holton, Trey Easley, Dustin Easley, Mark Easley and Jerry Simmons. Honarary Pallbearers, Tommy Easley, Paul Pittman, Joe Earl Easley, Gerald McMillan and Jacy Porta. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Donnie Easley. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. A special thank you to Community Hospice Care. For an online guestbook, visit




Keep praying for all the needs around us.

Anna Lee





“But if we live in the light, as God is in the light, we can share fellowship with each other.

Then the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, cleanses us from every sin.

If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

 1 John 1:7-8 NCV~



David‘s blood level continues to run low, but about the same.  The doctors are beginning to think this is the “new normal” for him.  Yesterday, he was given an option regarding receiving a unit of blood.  David chose not to get it yesterday, but to wait until he feels the need more.  He can get his blood any day this week, so we don’t have to wait until next Monday.  Thank you for your continued prayers.

Linda Gabel Brown

November 07, 1947 – April 21, 2019

A resident of Amite passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 7, 1947 in Denham Springs and was 71 years of age. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite. She is survived by her husband, Harold Brown; 3 daughters, Ronda Durbin and Robbie Lee, Donna Cutrer and husband, Ric, and Sheree Peek; grandchildren, Brandon Voight and wife, Lauren, Todd Voight and wife, Georgette, Devin Peek and wife, Jessica, Kayla Populis and husband, C.J., Kyle Hayden and wife, April, Kelly Ewing and husband, Dustin, Tyler Durbin, Brittany Cutrer, Baylor Cutrer and wife, Baileigh, and Justin Cutrer and wife, Pam; great-grandchildren, Daisy Voight, Hunter Voight, Ryleigh Voight, Triston Voight, Keaton Peek, Anna Peek, Eli Peek, Carter Stephens, Karigan Ewing, Tinsley Populis, Lawson Hayden, Luke Hayden, Levi Hayden, Ariat Cutrer, Owen Cutrer, and Eden Cutrer; brothers, Paul Gabel and wife, Gloria, Red Gabel, and Carroll Gabel and wife, Karen; sisters-in-law, Ann Hall and husband, Jimmy, Dianne Brown, Marilyn Russell and husband, Lawrence, Carolyn Santangelo and husband, Tony, Missy Miller and husband, Ricky, and Robin White. Preceded in death by father, Ernest P. Gabel; mother, Grace Grantham Gabel Raborn; step-father, Clyde Raborn; grandson, Stephen Voight; brothers, Cecil Gabel, Robert Gabel, and Doodle Gabel; sister, Beverly Van Osdell; sister-in-law, Tammy Brown. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday with a Rosary Service at 5:30PM. Visitation will resume at McKneely Funeral Home from 8:00AM until 10:00AM on Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at 10:30AM on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. Pallbearers will be Brandon Voight, Todd Voight, Devin Peek, Kyle Hayden, Tyler Durbin, and C.J. Populis. Honorary pallbearers will be Ric Cutrer, Jimmy Hall, Dustin Ewing, Carroll Gabel, Baylor Cutrer, and Robbie Lee. The family would like to thank Dr. Oubre and staff, Dr. Robert Kidd and staff, Americare Hospice and North Oaks Medical Center for their excellent care. For an online guestbook, visit




Read & Write the Bible – Lamentations 3: 27-31




Operation Christmas Child at FBC, Kentwood

  • Last year, we received parade throws like beads and small stuffed animals.   If you have some that you have no plans for, please leave them at the church office or in the classroom next to the choir.  We will find them very useful when packing OCC “shoeboxes” later this year.  Thank-you so much!
  • The large basket on the organ has some plastic “eggs” already.  If you have some you don’t need to keep, please share them.  They will be use for OCC in several different ways.




Children in Action meets at FBC, Kentwood meets at 6 P.M. on Wednesday nights.  They have been studying missions in Chile and praying for missionary needs.

Youth on Mission meets at FBC, Kentwood meets at  5 P.M. on Sunday nights.  This group recently complete a nice project for the senior adult ladies at church.

Anna Lee









“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 

~1 Corinthians 13:7~




David goes for blood work in Hammond.  Depending of the CBC, we will either come home or go to Baton Rouge for blood.




Read and Write the Bible Today – Galatians 6: 7-10






God has given us this day.  Let’s make Him proud of how we use it.

Anna Lee






When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.”

With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

~John 19:30~




Read and Write the Bible 

  • April 9th – 2 Thessalonians 1: 6-10
  • April 10th Colossians 1: 9-11




“Bryan’s Journey” – Rita wrote a good update telling of the latest progress and plans in Bryan’s treatment and a little of their life when in Kentwood.

Jason and Becki took David to the doctor Monday.  David blood level was 7.6.  The doctor decided to hold off on the blood, but to give the Procrit injection.  Friday, we will be going for more blood work.  The doctor is beginning to think David’s blood level is possibly okay at this level.  I’ll let you know what happens Friday.
Gaylon Cutrer  seems to be having a setback with his MDS, one of the problems David also has.  Pray for him as he is spending more time seeking help.
By the way, both Bryan Tate and David Alford were able to be in church Sunday.   Isn’t that great?  They both need your prayers as they continue to face their medical problems.
As you pray for Gaylon, Bryan and David, please pray for Ruth, Rita, and me as we lovingly try to be the caregivers God would have us to be.  We are all thankful God is making each stop of this journey with us.
This is Wednesday.  I hope that you will make it to one of God’s earthly houses to hear God’s Word being shared.
Every day is a good day for missions!  I’ve been so anxious to do some shopping and crafting for Operation Christmas Child, one of my favorite missions.   I like to be ‘hands-on” with some of my missions, so this works for me.
Today, in places far from Kentwood, lots of mission work is being done by those who have answered God’s calling on their lives.  Please pray for them.  Thank God for their willingness to serve,  Do your part in supporting them.  One way you can participate is to give or give again to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
Anna Lee

Monday Addition

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.

~Romans 10:17~




Today’s obituary is about Lalou, another one of my former students.  It is always hard to post these.  I recall that I called her “LouLou”, with her permission.

Lalou Schwebel Voight

July 23, 1962 – March 31, 2019

Lalou Schwebel Voight, a resident of Amite, LA , passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at her home in Amite, LA. She was born July 23, 1962 in Baton Rouge, LA and was 56 years of age. She was a member of Cooper’s Chapel UMC. She is survived by husband: Weston Y. Voight; 2 daughters: Crystal Alexander and husband Wendell and Whitney Voight; 2 step sons: Brandon Voight and wife Lauren and Todd Voight and wife Georgette; 2 brothers: George F. Schwebel and Tommy Schwebel and wife Terri; 5 grandchildren: Evan Alexander, Daisy Voight, Hunter Voight, Triston Voight, and Ryleigh Voight. Preceded in death by parents: Fred and Vera Schwebel; 1 stepson: Stephen Voight; 1sister: Carol Heisler. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2019, and from 8:00 a.m. until religious services at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. James Moore. Interment Sharkey Cemetery, Amite, LA. Donations may be made to Leah’s Girls Support Group 53483 S. Bennett Rd. Independence, LA 70443. For an online guestbook, visit




Today, David and I made our weekly trip to Ochsner on O’Neal in Baton Rouge.  We were pleased to learn he will continue on the same medication and the same Monday schedule.  MDS is not the big problem; the nonalcoholic cirrhosis will be more troublesome.  David got his 18th unit of blood while we were there.  We go back next Monday.  We continue to appreciate all your prayers.


I learned a new acrostic today.

F – Face

E – Everything

A – and

R – Rise


That’s our goal!

Anna Lee