“Love your enemies!

Do good to those who hate you.

Bless those who curse you.

Pray for those who hurt you.

If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also.

If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also.” 

~Luke 6:27-29 NLT~



The Brave Sometimes Wander Too Far Alone!

New Update on David – I guess David got too confident with the improvement in mobility he made last week.  While I was in the laundry room and Jennie was in the cabin, David left the den and went to the bathroom using in cane.  He leaned the cane on the counter, but it slipped.  He stooped to pick it up, did not hold on to anything, and landed on his back.  He called me, so I went to the den expecting to find him.

He was on his back in the bathroom and had a bleed on the back of the head, so we got him up, into the car, and went to the ER in Greensburg.  Thankfully, testing showed he was okay.

Today, we are still thankful for the improved mobility he achieved through the PT and OT.  We do wish he was more careful though.  God watches out for us sometimes when we make poor choices.  David is not even sore today!



Bible Reading/Writing for Feb. 10 – I John 4: 13-16



Janet Vinet

February 03, 1938 – February 07, 2019


A resident of Amite, LA , passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Amite, LA. She was born February 3, 1938 in Thibodaux, LA and was 87 years of age. She is survived by 3 sisters, Marlyn, Linda (Ron), and Darlene; 1 brother, John; nieces and nephews, Kayo, Jr. (Erin), Kim (Eric), Desiree (Troy) and Louis (Donna);Preceded in death by her parents, Allen James Vinet and Eunice Lena Szush Vinet;
Graveside Services will be held at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, Chalmette, LA at 11am on Monday February 11, 2019 . McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Several area churches now broadcast live worship services.  You can find FBC, Kentwood’s service at 10:30 on Kentwood, First Baptist Church.  This is a convenience for those who are homebound, an opportunity to watch a service from a different church, and a way to share the ministry of FBC, Kentwood with others.  One neat thing about this is you can watch live or any time later when you have the opportunity.



The Youth on Mission group will meet at 5 P.M. today in the missions room.  Thanks to all who helped them with their mission project by bringing soup which was given to the Hope Center in Roseland.



Be the church when you leave your church today!

Anna Lee


From yesterday –

Thanksgiving, Day 27 – I’m thankful for the cooler weather so we can enjoy different foods. Yesterday, I made vegetable beef soup. Today, I enjoyed shrimp gumbo.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving

and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him

and praise his name.

~Psalm 100:4~

Thankfulness, Day 28 –   Today, I want to say that I always appreciate those who agree to take on responsibility when a need is presented to them.  They are dependable, so once they agree to do something, you can count on them.  Even better than that, I appreciate those who don’t have to be asked, but who can see a need and volunteer without being called upon.  I know God surely wears an extra big smile when they “volunteer”.


Ann Trappey asks for prayer or her family.  Ann’s sister, Helen Lilly, who was the primary caregiver for their mother is very ill.  Ann’s mother is recovering from another broken hip and running out of time at the present location.  Pray for Ann’s brrother as he tries to work out some things to help their family situation.  Sometimes, families carry many burdens at one time and the load seems so overwhelming.  Your prayers will me a lot to this family.

Debi Bales and her family need special prayers for their mother who is in Landmark Nursing Home.  I know your prayers will be appreciated.


Scripture WritingPsalm 118:25-29



Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name;

make known among the nations what he has done.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ~1 Chronicles 16:8 (NIV)~

“Praise Ye the Lord!”


Homebound Video Ministry – Start-up will be delayed by one month due to technical issues.

Lottie Moon Christmas Tea – Sunday at 2 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  Come enjoy some lady time, enjoy the mission emphasis, hear some music from each of the churches, and sample some afternoon treats!  All ladies, from 33-103 years, are encouraged to attend.


Enjoy this day the Lord has planned for us today.  I’m sure that, no matter what, he has a real “treat of a day” ready for us.

Anna Lee





In that day you will say:

“Give praise to the LORD,

proclaim his name;

make known among the nations what he has done,

and proclaim that his name is exalted.

~Isaiah 12:4~


Mr. Buddy Waller will NOT be having surgery, but will continue his present treatment.  Thank-you for praying for him.

Mr. J.D. Smith is home and feeling much better.  Thank-you for your prayers for him.

Mr. Burnell Simpson is enjoying good caregivers and good company.  He’s at home if you would like to stop by.


Homebound Video Ministry – I’ve been gather information about those who would like to watch videos of the services of FBC, Kentwood.  Everyone has been thrilled to know these will be available next soon.  If you, or someone you know, would like to have the services on DVD delivered to you each month, please let me know today or in the next few days.


Scripture WritingPsalm 118:25-29


Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.                                                             ~ Colossians 3:16 (NIV)~

“Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart”


This is the Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee


I will give thanks to the LORD

because of his righteousness;

I will sing the praises

of the name of the LORD Most High.

~Psalm 7:17~

Mrs. Margaret Callihan is now hospitalized in North Oaks where she will possibly have surgery next week.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Tomorrow morning, the ladies of Pine Ridge will host their monthly breakfast.  Donations will be used to help a family in need.
Thankfulness, Day 26 – Today, I’m thankful for the freedom of worship we have and all the area churches that have impacted my life or the life of my ancestors.  There is great joy in going into the church where your family attended and served three or four generations ago.  It helps you connect with people you didn’t know.  I’m thankful to say my family has a rich history of church service, which I hope I’m passing down to my descendants.  I have made several meaningful church connections since we moved to the Pine Ridge community.
Scripture WritingPsalm 118:8-14
Homebound Video Ministry – If you know of church members who are unable to attend church, please give me their names.  Thank-you!
“Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”                                                                                           ~Luke 18:16b~
“Jesus Loves the Little Children”



Have a wonderful weekend!

Anna Lee


Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

for his steadfast love endures forever!

~Psalm 107:1 (ESV)~


And whatever you do, in word or deed,

do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,

giving thanks to God the Father through him.

~Colossians 3:17 RSV~


Mrs. Hazel Allen is now hospitalized.  As you pray for her, please pray for her family.

David Bryant

Today & everyday I’m thankful for my family and friends who have Prayed, messaged , called and visited me at the hospital and rehabs. It’s been a long and very emotional 5months but it’s getting better every day. If anyone has to say they almost died twice in 2 months I can be the one. God spared my life twice and kept me around for a reason. Thank you all and it not over yet but I’m getting there. My parents house is being remodeled due to the flood and it been very emotional for them also.

Thankfulness, Day 24 – Today I am thankful for memories of holiday traditions.  It is easy to ponder my family traditions, both when I was a child and when my children were growing up.  David and I have enjoyed large family gatherings and wonderful food.  It doesn’t matter what the traditions have been, it’s okay to make new ones.  I’m thankful that my family overseas can have a traditional holiday with other Americans and my Georgia family never wants for company, family or otherwise.


Scripture WritingJames 1:17-18

Baptist Press

Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday Morning Bible Study

  • 10 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall
  • John 12


Please give me a call if you have any names for the Homebound Video Services from FBC, K.  I need two things,

  1. Name with phone number
  2. Are they presently set up to watch videos and able to use their equipment?



Have a wonderful holiday, no matter how or where you celebrate.  It’s not about food or family.  It’s about God!

Anna Lee




“. . . The urgent request of a righteous person

is very powerful in its effect.”

~James 5:16 HCSB~


Please pray for Buddy Waller today as he sees a surgery to set up surgery.  I think he will be appreciative of our prayers.

A number of people are undergoing medical testing.  Pray for this group of people.

David got a better report from the retina specialist Friday.  He is seeing better.  The retinas are remaining attached.  Swelling is going down in the left eye. The doctor cleared him for driving.  David is enjoying that freedom again.  The doctor also gave him permission to travel to higher elevation, so we will be able to travel to GA for our 14 year old grandson, Braden’s, eagle scout ceremony.  We are thanking God for healing and you for praying.


Scripture Writing 2 Corinthians 9:10-12


Louisiana Baptist


Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off at FBC, Kentwood has now collected 851 shoeboxes.  We will be open through Sunday for those of you who are still packing “shoeboxes”.  Monday, out boxes will travel to the regional location in Hammond.


The church services are now being videoed for our new video ministry to the homebound.  The first videos will be delivered next month.  If you are aware of a homebound person who is interested, please call the church office with the name.  Thank-you!

Christmas stamps are being collected for Christmas cards we already have.  They will be delivered to local prisoners in December.  The deadline for turning in stamps is December 4th.  Thank-you to those who have already given money or stamps.

Children in Action will meet next Wednesday at 6 P.M. as usual.  Last night, we had a great time working on a craft, learning about a missionary family, practicing praying, and preparing an invitation to share with a friend.

The next “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be Tuesday, November 22nd at 11 A.M.  All ladies are invited to join us there.


There will be a Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday, November 20th at the Kentwood Methodist Church at 5:30 P.M.  Fellowship will follow in the fellowship hall.


Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.                                                                                                                                          ~ Psalm 119:105 (NIV)~

“Wonderful Words of Life”


Thankfulness, Day 17 – Today, I’m thankful to add more years to my teaching career though Sunday School, Missions, Bible Study, etc.  I’ve shifted from a full-time teacher and Sunday School teacher to being able to teach regularly in various aspects of my church.  It’s my calling.  I love it!

Third Thursday at the Cabin – Tonight is the night!  6:30 is the time.  We hope to see many of you.

Anna Lee




2 My Father’s house has many rooms;

if that were not so,

would I have told you that I am going there

to prepare a place for you?

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you,

I will come back and take you to be with me

that you also may be where I am.

4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

~John 14:2-4~



Jeanna Lee-Newton is better.  Her mother, Brenda Russell, thanks you for your continued prayers.

Robin Miller Jordan’s husband, Patrick, was released from rehab to go home.  Thank God for this wonderful news.

Pray for our country as we transition to a new administration.


Sharon Rohner Needham

March 21, 1948 – November 13, 2016


Shared by Butch Reviere –

My father-in-law, Rev. Willie J. Passman (a veteran of the Korean era) was received into the presence of our Heavenly Father just after 4pm yesterday, Nov. 14th. Visitation will be at Crain’s Funeral Home here in Franklinton Thursday from 5 til 9 and the celebration of his life and his Savior will be at Acy’s Creek Baptist Church Friday at 11:00am.


Thankfulness, Day 16 – Today, I’m thankful to have taught school so many, forty, years and to have hopefully impacted some knowledge, values, and Christian influence on hundreds of students.  It brings me great joy to see those students now and to get a hug and an update on their lives.


Scripture Writing2 Corinthians 9:6-9




Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.                                                                                                                                              ~Psalm 119:18 (NIV)~

“Open My Eyes that I May See”


You can drop-off your OCC “Shoeboxes” at FBC, Kentwood from 9 A..M. – 5 P.M.

Children in Action, missions class for children from 3 years -5th grade, meets on Wednesdays at 6 P.M. in the L-wing of FBC, Kentwood

Third Thursday at the Cabin – 6:30 tomorrow night
Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood


NEW – We are working on beginning a video ministry to the homebound members of FBC,K next month.  If you know of any one who might enjoy viewing our church services, please contact the church office or me.  We will need to know if you have equipment to show a video.


May God use each of us to be a blessing to others today.

Anna Lee