“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus,

the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” 

~Hebrews 12:2 NLT~




Dollie Frazier needs our continued prayers.  She has had strokes in both eyes.  Knowing Dollie, I know how appreciative she will be for your prayers.




Denise LaBarbera Rose’s son, Austin, had cancer but now is healed and clear on the problem.  Join the Rose family in thanking God for Austin’s wonderful recovery.




Macy Lee, younger daughter of Tim and Beth, will be having surgery soon to remove her gall bladder.  Join others in praying for all the details of her surgery and recovery.





Yesterday, I posted about Darrell Wall problem with congestive heart failure.  He called me at 7 A.M. yesterday.  What a sweet “visit” we had.  He is closely following the diet that doctors have given him and is confident that will be beneficial.  Pray he can remain on that diet and that it will help overcome his problem.




Thankfulness: Day 18 – Volunteers!  I have been working in various aspects of church life for about fifty-five years.  I have loved doing so, but have to give credit to all those who have volunteered to work with me.  I know God loves all those sweet hearts who give of themselves in order to benefit others in some way.




Scripture Writing for Nov. 18 – 2 Corinthians 9: 13-15.




Operation Christmas Child Collection Hours

Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood

310 Avenue E
Kentwood, LA 70444-2518

Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 20: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 22: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 24: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM




This is the week!  We begin collecting shoeboxes from individual and groups today so they can begin the long journey to boys and girls in impoverished countries.  I’m so excited to say this is our fourth year to serve as a collection site.  If you have packed shoeboxes, please get them to FBC, Kentwood or another collection site during the next week.   We certainly can’t leave the shoeboxes in Louisiana when they have such meaningful materials for so many children.  Thank-you to each individual, class, club, church, who packed boxes and to the volunteers who will be working to move the boxes along on the journey.

Anna Lee

The Lord’s Day

“I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

 ~Philippians 1:6 ESV~




This morning, I want to ask you to pray for Darrell Wall.  He’s from Roseland and was at “David’s Party” four months ago.  He is now hospitalized with congestive heart failure.




James Hayman fell at his place about a week and a half ago.  Please pray for his wife and other family members.




Thankfulness – November 17 – Today, I’m thankful for household appliances that make life so much easier than it was for our ancestors.  It’s a tie between washers and dryers and refrigerator/freezers, stoves, and microwaves.  Thinking back to ancestors who lived without these appliances, I know I am thankful to live in this era.




Scripture Writing – November 17 – 2 Corinthians 9: 10-12




Operation Christmas Child – This is the week when various churches will be set up to collect the shoeboxes you packed.  It is also a reminder that you have one more week to pack shoeboxes.  FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site again this year.  I’ll post hours tomorrow.  Remember, each box touches the life of a family, not just a child.  How valuable do you consider it to be to be able to introduce whole families to Jesus by simple sending a box of hygiene items, school supplies, toys, etc.?  I see each box as having eternal value!  How will you make a difference for God?




Have a great Lord’s Day.  If you are unable to attend church, be sure to take advantage of the great pastors you can watch on television, computer, or even your phone.  There’s no excuse for not hearing God’s servants speak today.

Anna Lee









Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

~Psalm 23:6~

I think most of you will be able to sing a song you learned years ago that is a paraphrase of this song.  I know it immediately ran through my mind when I read the verse.




Thankfulness, Day 14 – Today, I am thankful for reliable transportation.  Not the newest or most expensive, but reliable.  Reliable transportation gets us to the doctor, to the grocery store, to church, etc.  Thank-you, God, for reliable transportation!




Please pray for Don Hammons of Arcola.  He had surgery this week and is recovering at home.




Emilie McKenzie  has also had surgery, on her elbow.  She will have a second surgery soon.




Vinessa Capro Harrison

April 10, 1951 – November 10, 2019

Mrs. Vinessa Capro Harrison, born April 10, 1951 in New Orleans, quietly departed this life the evening of Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Amite, LA. Vinessa was an active and beloved part of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives. She loved bringing the family together and sharing her wonderful cooking. She never met a stranger and was always there with a shoulder to cry on and a hand to hold. As a result of her generosity, caring and fun personality, she was loved by many. Her spirit and influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents Vincent Capro Jr and Florence Langlinais, her beloved husband Dennis J. Harrison, and her sister Kerrie Crocker. She is survived by her children: son William G. Henrich III, wife Mira and children Sam, Violet, Jack & Logan of Conyers, GA; daughter Kelly A. Henrich and her daughter Jarrin of Amite, LA.; son Timothy P. Henrich, wife Lori and children Emma & Adam of Sioux Center, IA.; son David J. Lambert of Amite, LA; daughter Florence Espinal, husband Abel and daughters Eva & Grace of Yorktown, VA; son Dennis J. Harrison Jr, wife Ginny & their son Henry; daughter Amanda Harrison; Paul Lambert Jr, wife Denise and their four children; and two great-grand children Liam & Adeline Creel.She is also survived by her significant other David Carroll of Amite, LA; sister Dana Poche Donovan of Slidell, LA; brothers-in-laws William Ola & Joseph Crocker; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services to be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at 2pm at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Vinessa’s name to the American Heart Association




Scripture Writing for November 14th – Psalm 115: 12-19




Coming Soon! – Lottie Moon Christmas Tea at Spring Creek Baptist Church




OCC Collection Week begins Monday.  FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site.  If you are not close to us, please check the OCC website for locations and time at a site near you.  Remember, each site has their own hours.  They will NOT be open all day every day of the week.




More than 3,600 Southern Baptists chose to leave the comfort of their homes so they could share the gospel with the nations as IMB missionaries. How many more can we send together through this year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering?

Anna Lee
















“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




From Wyoming to the World with Love




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






“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











“Pour out your heart to him,

for God is our refuge.” 

~Psalm 62:8 NLT~



Carol B. Sealey‘s Update:

I want to thank everyone for all the prayers, phone calls, and text messages these past several months. I know Barbara Bennett Gaines has been keeping everyone updated on my condition but I wanted to update what’s going on. Back on May 21st I had surgery for colon cancer and then the nightmare began. After being sent home I developed abdominal Sepsis. I was put back in the hospital and put on antibiotics. After being sent back home, without any medication, I again came down with severe sepsis with septic shock. Everything in my body was shutting down. I was dependent on dialysis due to end stage renal disease. The doctors told my husband that he had to make a decision because I was never coming out of ICU. After Steve talked to our son and my sister he decided no, he wasn’t giving up. These doctors didn’t know that I have a higher doctor than they are and he wasn’t ready for me yet because all of a sudden I was coming back. There was so many folks, some I knew and others I didn’t know, praying for me. As of today I am cancer free, off of dialysis after being on it for nearly 3 months, kidneys all of a sudden kicked in and started working. I was in a wheelchair when I left the hospital because I could not feel my legs and could not walk. As of today I am walking with a walker inside the house but have to use a wheelchair outside. I still have a ways to go but each day is a little better. My God is awesome. Without him I wouldn’t be here today.




Update on Josiah Huckaby:

It did my heart good to walk in & see little man laughing this morning!!! He’s only given us some brief smiles over the last week. Sunday & Monday were good days!!! They were able to wean his oxygen from 4L to 2L. When he gets to 1.5L, we can start weaning his vent pressures back to home settings. He’s still having quite a bit of GI issues so they are running some extra tests to make sure we aren’t missing anything. They have swapped him from our regular feed schedule to a continuous feed (which means he is getting a small amount of formula all day) in hopes that the lower rate/volume will be less stressful on his stomach until the problem is resolved. We have no idea how much longer we will be here but praise the Lord we are finally headed in the right direction!!! To God be the glory! Job Huckaby




All our shoeboxes have the shipping paid.  Thank-you to all who helped ship the boxes that were packed.  We need to fill one more carton and then prepare for the drop off collection week.

Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood

310 Avenue E
Kentwood, LA 70444-2518

Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
If you are interested in helping, please let me know the days you are available.  You can do that by using the “Contact” button on this site.  Thanks for your help.

Robert George Hyde;

Born August 1, 1938, went to be with our lord on Monday, October 28, 2019 atthe age of 81 years. Bobby, as he was known to all, was born in Hammond,Louisiana, first born son of Jesse George (Doc) and Daisy Fitzgerald Hyde. Hewas a member and deacon at Bedico Baptist Church and a member of The GideonsInternational for more than 30 years. Bobby was a third generation butcher andowner of Hyde Packing Company, a rancher, cattle buyer, lifetime member andformer president of Louisiana Cattleman’s Association, and a lifetime member ofthe National Rifle Association.
He loved and owned many animals-a variety of bovines including Cross Breeds,Long Horns, Watusi and Buffalo, together with Horses, Goats, Sheep, Deer,Peacocks and even a Bear named Lucy. He was also known for the many varietiesof muscadines he grew.
Bobby is survived by his beloved childhood sweetheart and wife of 63 years,Janice Coumes Hyde; by daughters Fern Hyde Tricou and husband Scott, Robin HydeBrady and husband Derek; and by son, Robert Jesse Hyde and wife Brigette;grandchildren, Ashton Montana Brady, Robert Beau Derek Brady, Irma Shelby Hyde;sisters, JoAnn Hyde Johnson (Douglas), Nancy Carol Hyde Baham (Curtis);brother, Norman Carl Hyde (Gertie); together with many, nieces, nephews,cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse George (Doc) and DaisyFitzgerald Hyde; and grandparents, George J. and Augustine Baret Hyde, RobertThorn and Bertha Dutruch Fitzgerald.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the many family andfriends for prayers, love, food and help provided. We also wish to thank thenurses and staff at North Oaks Hospice for their help and support. Donations inBobby’s memory may be made to The Gideons International or North Oaks Hospice.
Family and friends will be received at Bedico Baptist Church, 28156 Highway 22East, Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454, on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 5:00 pmuntil 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, November 2,2019 from 9:00 am until funeral services begin at 11:00 am with his cousin, Susan Lana Hefner officiating.



Roger Dale Miller

January 19, 1948 – October 28, 2019


A resident of Tickfaw, LA, passed away on Monday, October 28,2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 19, 1948 in Baton Rouge, LA and was 71 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of Vietnam. He is survived by 1 daughter, Rebecca Miller Crowe and husband, Allen, Tickfaw, LA; 3 sons, Tod Miller and wife, Alisa, Kentwood, LA, Brad Miller and wife, Kim, Liberty, MS and Mike Miller and wife, Julie, Amite, LA; mother of his children, Barbara Sue King; step-children, Lisa McDaniel Thacker and husband, Corbin, Russ McDaniel and wife, Shay; 12 grandchildren, Destiny, Burgandy, Allen, Jr., Emily, Ali, Brittany, Tyler, Skyler, Chase, Lawson, Miguel and Faith; great-grandson, Wade;1 brother, Kenneth Wayne Miller and wife, Paula , Amite, LA; and numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Eloise Johnson Miller; brother, Randal Miller; parents, Ernest and Lela Mae Durbin Miller. Visitation at House on the Rock Church, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Services conducted by Pastor Jeff McKneely. Interment Montpelier Cemetery, Montpelier, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing – John 15: 20-25




Don’t let the cold days ahead catch you unprepared for the lower temperatures.

Anna Lee



Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

~Galatians 5:24~




Mrs. Peggy Luce is looking and feeling better.  Not even a bad fall can stop her.  Her family credits your prayers for helping her heal quickly.




Susie Sharkey is still in Ochsner in New Orleans undergoing tests and hoping for answers soon.  Please continue to pray for her.




Scripture Writing for October 25 – Matthew 111: 1-6




Don’t forget the packing party tomorrow at 1 P.M.  Rain or shine we will pack many “shoeboxes” to send to impoverished countries where the boxes will share the message of Jesus.  Wear Christmas colors and bring a Christmas snack.  Don’t miss this blessing!




I’m going to post this before the next shower comes and my computer goes out.  Remember to pray today.

Anna Lee