Monday

“THE LORD IS THE ONE WHO WILL GO BEFORE YOU.

HE WILL BE WITH YOU; HE WILL NOT LEAVE YOU OR ABANDON YOU.

DO NOT BE AFRAID OR DISCOURAGED.”

~DEUTERONOMY 31:8~

 

Three deaths to pray for family members:

Gwen – Taught with her and knew her family from Roseland

Judy – grew up in Roseland and were in school at same time

James – Bethel Baptist Church and several Morgan friends and former students

 

Obituary for Dr. Gwendolyn “Gwen” Hastings Autin

Gwen, age 63, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 15, 2020. She was a native of Amite, LA and a resident of Tickfaw, LA. Gwen was an avid member of Natalbany Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Hammond. She loved to play the piano and organ and did so for many years at her church. Gwen earned a PhD in math and dedicated over 42 years to education. She taught at Oak Forest Academy, Albany High School, and Southeastern Louisiana University, where she worked in the Math Department as well as the Department of Teaching and Learning. Gwen enjoyed attending plays at the Saenger Theatre with her friends and colleagues. She was a highly intelligent woman who loved to teach. Whether it was math, scripture, or the piano, she made sure she shared her knowledge. Gwen had a one of a kind soul and loved her family fiercely. She will be forever missed.
She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Johnny Lee Autin; daughter, Angelina Autin Kelly (Scott); sons, Jaimie Lee Autin (Chrissie), Ryan Matthew Autin (Kayla Unbehagen); mother, Sylvia Miller Hastings; sister, Brynn Campo (Sam); brothers, Malcolm “Bo” Hastings (Glenda), Kenneth Hastings (Mary), Benjamin Darrel Hastings (Brittany); grandchildren, Carter Marshall Autin, Jackson Ramsey Autin, Hunter Sidell Kelly, Wyatt Tobice Kelly; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Malcolm Gwyn Hastings.

Service information is still being developed by the family and will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Please check back.

JUDITH STRODE CHADWICK

Judith Strode Chadwick  passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the age of 72.  She was born on Monday, September 15, 1947 in Amite, Louisiana to the late Claribel and Charles Strode.  She was a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Judith is survived by her husband, James Chadwick; sons, Kevin Chadwick and Brian Chadwick and daughter-in-law, Jill; grandchildren, Cameron and Myles Chadwick; sisters, Gloria Jones, Marie Russell, Patti Raborn (James), Brenda Tucker (Johnny), and Kathy Lawrence (Dean); and many loved nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Judith was also preceded in death by her brothers-in-law, Gordon Jones and Don Russell; father- and mother-in-law, Arvil and Josie Chadwick.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Sunday, March 15, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 am.

A special heartfelt thanks to all of our friends and family who have called, sent messages, and offered their help, love and prayers during this journey as God called her home. We would also like to thank the Hospice of Baton Rouge nurses and team for her care.

Interment will follow in Joiner Cemetery, Loranger, Louisiana.

 

 

James Morgan

Services Wednesday

McKneely Funeral Home, HAMMOND

 

David and I watched two church services yesterday, FBC, Kentwood and West Rome Baptist Church in Georgia.  The message I got from both of them was to have faith, not fear.  I talked with my sister, Julie.  She said that was the message she received from the service in Hammond she watched.  Let’s practice FAITH!

 

 

 

I read the new guidelines saying there will be for no crowds greater than fifty people.  We will see how creative people are to manage gatherings and still manage to gather.  I know it can be done.

 

 

 

Mrs. Ann Chapman sent this update.

Our Emma is now back at MS College. Deloy and Krisa are there and will be bringing her home in the morning. Deloy’s office has closed and he will be working from home the next two weeks. Krisa, being a nurse, has been given the OK to work. We continue to pray that Emma stays clear of the virus. I will be chatting with her across the fence only, but that is fine just to see her smiling face will be a blessing. God bless each of you. Stay safe.
My love, Ann

Karen Seymour, a former student, is one of many people we know who has health issues that make it dangerous for her to be sick.  Let’s pray for her and many others who already have heath issues and now deal with this virus all around.  Pray to God for guidance in staying healthy and in helping others stay healthy too.

 

 

 

Pray for the health care workers and others who are on the front lines of fighting this medical battle.  Maybe, you can find a way to help one or more of them this week.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 15

  • Numbers 22:21-23:30
  • Luke 1:57-80
  • Psalm 58:1-11
  • Proverbs 11:12-13

 

 

 

Today, take a break from watching the news and count your blessings.  I’m sure you will be able to list many.  Mine include:

  • Having God’s peace about everything
  • My Bible to read for comfort
  • Having David by my side as we go through this
  • Having my computer and television to watch services and medical updates
  • Telephones to stay connected to family and friends
  • Ochsner hospital will screen those who enter, but still will be available to give treatment
  • Family and friends who are only a phone call away
  • Food in the pantry and freezers
  • Walmart grocery pick-up
  • Many things I love to do at home
  • Ability and materials to craft for Operation Christmas Child  even when we cannot go shopping for shoebox items
  • ETC.

Now, make your own list.  It will make you feel better.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Out of his fullness we have all received grace

in place of grace already given.

~John 1:16~

 

 

 

Robin Alford‘s second surgery on her foot went well yesterday.  Pray for her as she heals.

 

 

 

Please pray for James Morgan and his family.  He had a heart issue late yesterday.

 

 

 

David got his Procrit shot yesterday and a good report from his kidney and cancer doctors.

 

 

 

Connor Miles is finishing hight school and has started getting invitations to different schools.  Yesterday, he was invited to attend West Point.  Connor is the grandson of Dr. J,P. Miles and the son of Brian and Jennifer Miles.  After spending some time with him a couple years ago, I agree he is worthy of such a great institution.  That won’t be his only invitation though.  Pray for Connor and all the other seniors as they make important decisions about their future.

 

 

 

I have read various reports on the coronavirus, and are as puzzles as many of you are.  Yesterday, the IMB, International Mission Board, postponed travel to many places.  This will slow down the spread of the Good News of Jesus.  Pray this time of uncertainly will soon pass.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 10

  • Numbers 14:1-15:16
  • Mark 14:53-72
  • Psalm 53:1-6
  • Proverbs 11:4

 

 

Make today special for someone.  Tell them about Jesus.

Anna Lee

Sunday

Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel.

Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.

~Daniel 10:12~

 

 

 

Time Change – If you did not change your clocks last night, do so now.  Spring forward means you lose an hour.

 

 

 

Read thee Bible in 2020 – March 9

  • Numbers 11:24-13:33
  • Mark 14:22-52
  • Psalm 52:1-9
  • Proverbs 11:1-3

 

 

Annie Armstrong – Day 8

PRAYERS FOR MISSIONARIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

If you are not in a Sunday School class at FBC , Kentwood and would like to help with our “shoeboxes”, the following are some items we do not have enough of yet.

  • Soft baby dolls – like at Dollar Tree
  • $1.00 calculators
  • 8″ scissors
  • $1.00 flashlights
  • Extra flashlight batteries
  • Rounded point scissors
  • Manicure sets
  • Sewing kits

 

 

 

It’s been almost a week since we got the call that Donald Alford had passed away.  He wasn’t sick but a little more than two months.  His death was the third one in less than a year in David’s family – two brothers and a brother-in-law!  Pray for families who face multiple sorrows today.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for “tuning in” this morning.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

~Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV~

 

 

 

Mrs. Ferrie Gene Blackmon had a heart attack.  Now, she has four new stents.  She is in St. Tammany hospital.

 

 

 

Smiley Conerly is home and able to manage his fluid level satisfactorily.

 

 

 

Donald “Red” Alford’s wake and funeral are completed.  They were planned and carried out in a uniques manner that “fit” Donald perfectly.  Thanks to all who came and supported the family.

 

 

 

Bible Reading 2020 – March 4 & 5

March 4

  • Numbers 2:1-3:51
  • Mark 11:27-12:17
  • Psalm 47:1-9
  • Proverbs 10:24-25

March 5

  • Numbers 4:1-5:31
  • Mark 12:18-37
  • Psalm 48:1-14
  • Proverbs 10:26

 

 

 

Annie Armstrong 2020 – Days 4 & 5

  • BIBLE TO METAPHYSICAL BELT

DAVE & MARY ELLIFF

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

https://www.anniearmstrong.com/elliff/

 

 

 

Disaster Relief – Tennessee Tornadoes Suggestions

  • Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
  • Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief

 

 

Samaritan’s Purse has a new interactive game for children 5-9 to use on smart phones or computers.  It helps them experience Bible stories in a whole new way.  Go to SAMARITANSPURSE.ORG/TGJ-APPto give it a try.

 

 

 

Be a blessing to someone today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Monday

“Keep company with him and learn a life of love.

Observe how Christ loved us.

His love was not cautious but extravagant.

He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us.

Love like that.”

~Ephesians 5:2 The Message~

 

 

Smiley Conerly got to spend some time at home this weekend.  It may sound like a small thing, but to Smiley and Carol Jean it was huge.  Thank God for everyday blessings.

 

 

 

Pray for Kristi Alford’s family as they celebrate her life, including her strong faith, today.

 

 

 

Pray for Donald Alford’s family as they make arrangements this morning for his services.

 

 

 

Annie Armstrong Day 2

CREATING UNITY IN DIVERSITY

J.D. & ANDREINA FASOLINO

TORONTO, ONTARIO

https://www.anniearmstrong.com/fasolino/

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 2

  • Leviticus 25:47-27:13
  • Mark 10:32-52
  • Psalm 45:1-17
  • Proverbs 10:22

 

 

Don’t forget the Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting today at FBC, Greensburg at 10 A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Addition

David’s brother, Donald Alford, passed away this morning. Please be in prayer for his sweet family to continue to find peace and comfort. I have been so amazed to see how well ALL his family worked together to meet his every need. He was loved here on earth and celebrated his first Sunday in heaven with some family and friends who were there to meet him.

Friday

“If you are a follower of Christ Jesus . . . all that matters is your faith that makes you love others.”

~Galatians 5:6 CEV~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – February 28

  • Leviticus 22:17-23:44
  • Mark 9:30-10:12
  • Psalm 44:1-8
  • Proverbs 10:19
  • Remember you can have these Scriptures read to you at OneYearBibleOnline.com.

 

 

Don’t forget the Open House at the new Hope Center just south of the curve in Roseland.  The open house today is at 5:45.  I hope to see you there.

 

 

 

The parents of the children of FBC, Kentwood are planning a church cookbook to raise some money for camp for the boys and girls this summer.  Your recipes can be turned in at the church.  I hope to find some time before Sunday to get some together for them and hope you will be doing the same.  To make it super easy, you can use your phone to take a picture of the recipes and send it to one of the mothers.  Let me know if you need more information on who to contact.

 

 

 

Don’t forget the WMU meeting at Greensburg Monday morning at 10 A.M.

 

 

 

Say special prayers today for Kristi Alford and for Donald Alford and their families.  Thanks!

 

 

 

My sister and a friend are delivering 250 t-shirts for OCC today.  I am thrilled for Julie’s support and for the shirts that will bless many young lives.  She has enjoyed making the shirts extra special.

 

 

 

What are you planning to do today to impact the lives of others?  I can always give you some ideas for OCC purchases or crafts.  

Anna Lee