Monday

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

~2 Corinthians 4:6~

“This little light of mine. I’m going to let it shine.”

“Hide it under a bushel, no!”

“Shine all over Kentwood.”

“Let it shine ’till Jesus comes!”

Today, let’s pray for Debbie Wilkinson as she is at MD Anderson.  One test trial will end today and another test trial will begin.  Pray for Debbie to maintain her wonderful attitude and spirit!  Her “light” shines brightly every time I see her.
Last night at church, we talked about El Shaddai, which means “God is sufficient”.  He is!  If you doubt that, use your Bible, phone, or computer to look up verses that tell us God is sufficient.  Find some that speak to your heart and claim them for your own.  Write them in your Bible, around your house, and in your heart!
Two weeks ago, the lab tech who drew David’s labs gave his a bracelet that says “Never Give Up!”.  I wear it because it doesn’t fit him.
Pray for me as we go back today.  Pray that I might pray of each patient at the cancer center that I see.  May each one of them know that “God is enough” to meet every need they have!
Read and Write the Bible Today – Luke 6: 27-31
The Sunday morning church service from my church is available on the church’s Facebook page, “Kentwood First Baptist Church”.  It is available live at 10:30 on Sundays and stays there for you to see as you choose.  I always share it, so it is available on my FB page and the pages of several others.
There is “work in progress”, so please overlook any little problems you see.  They are being addressed so the final product is of good quality.  In the meantime, I know you can get the message and be blessed through the preaching and the singing.
Several other local churches are also broadcasting live, so check them out too.  You will be able to participate in “church” all week long.  I love to use and to see how others use technology to share Jesus with others.  You might find a way to do so too!
Anna Lee

Sunday

A psalm of David.

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

~Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Pray for Jimmy Harrell as he faces a major surgery.  Pray for his church, family, and friends as they travel this journey with him.

 

 

 

Hopefully, you’ll be in Sunday School and church this morning.  If you are not able to be there, be sure to check your television and computer for good options.  FBC, Kentwood will transmit there morning worship at 10:30 this morning.  You are invited to worship with them.  That’s what we will be doing!

 

 

 

Read and write the Bible Today – Luke 3: 10-11

 

 

 

Pray for the many who are facing various problems and needs today.

Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

“He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” 

~Psalm 23:3 NIV~

 

 

Please pray for Smiley Conerly as he has a heart procedure today in Hattisburg.  He is scheduled to be in the hospital overnight.

 

 

James “Buddy” Coon

February 25, 1944 – March 14, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA , passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at home in Kentwood, LA. He was born February 25,1944 in Tylertown, MS and was 75 years of age. He was owner and operator of Kentwood Auto Salvage for over 36 years. He is survived by wife, Kathleen L. Coon; 2 daughters, Pamela Golmon and April Laird; 1 son, Chad Coon; 5 step children, Christy Brown, Fry Brown, Christopher Brown, Katie Brown, and Clint Brown; 4 grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Tinsey DeBlanc, Norma Jean Gibbs, and Penny Lynn Cook; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, James and Murial Coon; former wife, Dorothy Coon; 1son, Derrick Coon; 1 brother, Roger Dale Coon Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019, and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA 70444.For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

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Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – John 13: 12-17

 

 

What a blessing our family, friends, and neighbors have been to us!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“Your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them, and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to.” 

~Matthew 6:32-33 TLB~

 

 

Pray for Mrs. Joann Travis.  She has had a recent leg procedure.

 

 

Andy Taylor said he has had some problems with recent changes in his medication.  Keep Andy and Betty in your prayers.

 

 

Pray for Renee Terrell who had a fall yesterday when a dog tripped her up.  She has several sore areas.

 

 

Also, thank God Mrs. Carol Jean Gill is okay after a fall because of her dog that landed her in a fire ant bed that Mr. Fernie Ray had poisoned the night before.  Thankfully, she had no ant bites.

 

 

Pray for the family of Mrs. Catherine Yarborough.

 

 

 

Mrs. Othell Williams is in Camelot Community Care and doing well.  She will soon celebrate her 97th birthday.

 

 

Ronnie Byrd

Tuesday Morning: They started Ronnie on dialysis, the doctors didn’t want to wait any longer because He was starting to get an infection.

Wednesday: Ronnie is doing better, doctors may remove him off dialysis tonight. If he continues to do good, he may be going home tomorrow we hope. “Isn’t GOD GREAT”

 

 

 

Thank God for the great improvement Buddy and Eleanor have made.

 

 

 

Jennie Grace Ridgedell Frohn

September 29, 1932 – March 05, 2019

Jennie Frohn, 86, of Amite, Louisiana passed away peacefully on March 5, 2019. Jennie was born on September 29, 1932 to the late Thomas J. and Grace Hayden Ridgedell. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Tom Ridgedell, Jr., Wade Ridgedell, and C.W. Ridgedell, and two sisters, Helen Ridgedell and Evelyn Ridgedell Bennett. Jennie graduated from Amite High School. She married the love of her life, Robert Henry Frohn on January 22, 1955. They just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. They were lifelong residents of Amite, Louisiana. Because of her love of flowers, she fulfilled her dream by owning and operating Frohn’s Florist and Gifts for many years. She was a dedicated Christian lady who shared her love of God with her family and friends. Some of her favorite pastimes included being outside gardening, cooking delicious meals, and playing bridge. She is survived by her husband, Robert Frohn; sister, Jenelle Ridgedell Lawrence, Baker, LA; sister-in-law, Jill Ridgedell; one daughter, Alison Frohn Field and husband, Ricky, Amite, LA; three grandchildren; Christopher Bordelon, Hammond, LA; April Field Kemp and husband Jonathan, Hammond, LA; and Richard Henry Field and wife Kelly, Amite, LA; and three great granddaughters, Grace Kemp, Gretchen Field and Hayden Field; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2019 at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, Louisiana from 8-11 am and religious service at 11 am conducted by her nephew, Rev. Brian Ridgedell. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible Today – Ephesians 2: 8-10

 

 

 

Saturday night will be the day to change your clocks again.  Move the time ahead or you will be late for Sunday School and church.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child items to bring to the classroom next to the choir room:

Hair brushes

Small purses

Marbles

Flashlights with batteries

Hair ornaments

Plastic soap containers

Small games and puzzles (must fit inside a shoebox)

Spoons to eat with

Small plastic cups and bowls

Clothes pins and cording for clothes lines

Small cars, trucks, and tractors

Fish hooks, bobbins, floats, and fishing line

Pot holders, plastic measuring cups, dish towels, and serving spoons

I hope you will look for some of these items as you do your regular shopping.

 

Have a wonderful day.  Do something special to help someone today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.

Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

~Philippians 2:3~

 

 

Allen Stewart had skin grafts from burn injuries and was released from the hospital yesterday.  Pray for him as he heals.   We all know burns are painful.

 

 

Update on Mike Yarborough:

Prayers are Powerful! ! ! The cauterizing of the ulcer seems to be holding. Mike’s blood count is up and he’s been moved out of ICU. Hoping for a discharge today or tomorrow. I’ll be flying up there Monday morning for a week hoping to keep him from over doing it when he does get home. Thanking all of you for your prayers and concerns. I’m forever grateful. Also say a prayer for me as I’m be on that plane.

                                                                                                                                          Jan

 

Update on John Forshag – Thank you for praying…. doing a bit better… on cortisone to reduce swelling.

 

 

Read and Write the Bible – 2 Corinthians 9: 7-9

 

 

 

The Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions begins today.  The theme is “Sending Hope”.

JORGE & REBECA SANTIAGO

COMERIO, PUERTO RICO

https://www.anniearmstrong.com/santiago/

 

 

 

If you are able, gather with others in God’s house today.  If you cannot do that, listen and watch as God’s Work is shared on television.  There are several reputable pastors to choose from.  On a local level, Kentwood, First Baptist Church’s service is broadcast live at 10:30 on their Facebook page.  You are invited to join them or other local churches this morning.  I’m so thankful we can be a part of our church during this time of David’s illness.  Of course, being in your church is always best.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love,

joy,

peace,

forbearance,

kindness,

goodness,

faithfulness,

gentleness

and self-control.

Against such things there is no law.

~Galatians 5:22-23~

 

 

Jason Dean‘s gall bladder surgery went well this morning.  Pray for Jason as he recovers.

 

 

Becki Alford, our daughter-in-law, is probably going to have the same surgery soon.  Please pray for Becki and her family.

 

 

Friday is a big day for the unspoken prayer request I have been asking for you to pray about.

 

 

 

Please be in prayer for the many families who have lost a loved one recently.

 

 

 

Also, pray for families with a lost, unsaved, family member.  Pray that family member will make the decision to turn their life and their eternity over to God.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible – Deuteronomy 6: 4-9

 

 

 

I will be printing the Bible reading list for March and making it available tonight.  If you don’t get it Wednesday night, you can get a copy Sunday.

 

 

Thank you for your many kindnesses to my family.  We are very appreciative.

Anna Lee

Sunday

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;  but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

~Isaiah 40:30-31~

 

 

David is receiving his third unit of blood.  We don’t know if he will be coming home or staying for additional testing or treatment.  Thanks for your prayers.

 

 

I received some updates from Bro. Darryl.

  • Linda Callihan is doing very well and is back to working some.
  • Ferrie Gene Blackmon is doing well.
  • Oops!  I don’t remember any more this morning, but you probably do.  Please pray as needed.

 

Read and write the Bible for yesterday and today.

  • Micah 6:8
  • I John 2: 15-17

 

 

Pine Ridge is having its monthly breakfast benefit at 8:00 this morning.  Enjoy a great breakfast and help someone with a special need.

 

 

FBC, Kentwood is having a blood drive today.  It was in the Lighthouse (old post office) last year.  Stop by to make a difference.  Yesterday, the head oncologist at Ochsner said there is only one source of blood, people.  So people who can, give some to help others!

 

 

If I have my dates right, this morning there is a breakfast for ladies at 8;45 and a brief speaker before Sunday School at FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

Think about your life this week.  Who has physical needs?  Who has spiritual needs?  Who has other needs?  I think this will give you lots of opportunity for prayer.

Anna Lee