And hope does not put us to shame,

because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts

through the Holy Spirit,

who has been given to us.


Carol Jean Conerly received very good news yesterday.  She did not cause any injury to her new knee when she fell Sunday.  Thank God for that!

Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby Dillon are both improving a little each day.  Please continue to pray for them.

Jonboy Moore

June 23, 1998 – May 21, 2017


Rebecca Annette Blades

August 19, 1981 – May 14, 2017

Operation Christmas Child 


Read the Bible – Job 16-19 & Psalm 139


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“Young Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • 11 A.M. today
  • The Cafe
  • Celebrating birthdays


Red Beans and Rice – Sunday will end our official collection of beans and rice for local food pantries.  Be sure to get your contributions in.


You are a chosen race,

a royal priesthood,

a holy nation,

a people for His possession,

so that you may proclaim the praises of the One

who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

~1 Peter 2:9 HCSB~

“Tell the Good News”


Tell the “Good News” to someone today!

Anna Lee



Therefore confess your sins to each other

and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

~James 5:16~


Phillip Strickland is in a regular room at Ochsner.  He’s still dealing with pain, but hopefully that won’t last too long.  Please pray again today.

Ora Lee WIlson learned the place on her neck is not cancer.  She is thankful and appreciates all your prayers.  Later, she will have surgery to remove it and identify it, but has decided to wait a while.

Ryan “Rufus” Williams continues to slowly improve.  Please continue to pray.

Kenneth Birth continues to deal with back pain.  Pray it eases up some.

Sam Raborn had a tractor accident.  He broke his neck and has had surgery.  Please pray for him as he recovers.  While praying, thank God the accident was not any worse.


Janie Ashmore of the New Zion Community passed away.  Please pray for her family and friends.  I’ll post an obituary when one is available.

Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Jr.

September 13, 1931 – April 18, 2017


Mrs. Helen McCoy Robertson

  • April 18, 2017
  • Frisco City, Alabama



Bible ReadingIsaiah 9-12 & Psalm 111

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“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)

“Victory in Jesus”


Third Thursday – 6:30 tonight; Spaghetti’s cooking, Guitars practiced last night, etc.  We’ll be ready!  Y’all come!  Contact me for directions.

Bible Study tomorrow morning at 10:00 – Ezekiel 6


Sunday at FBC, Kentwood – Missions March for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and collection of red beans and rice for food pantries.  That’s in addition to numerous Sunday School classes, wonderful preaching, a nursery (every service), and welcoming members.  Contact the church at 229-8111, another member, or me for more information.

Keep your prayer like active!

Anna Lee



I’m sorry to be late.  I had to wait for Jason to restart the server.

Love is patient,

love is kind.

It does not envy,

it does not boast,

it is not proud.

Don Meadows‘ surgery went well.  He’s home and doing well.  Thank you for praying for him.

Bettye Fussell‘s daughter shared this yesterday.

We just want to say a special “THANK YOU” to everyone that has called, text, sent flowers/cards and come to visit my Mom during this hard time. We are amazed at all of the love and support that everyone has shown her. Just to update everyone, she will hopefully be transferred this afternoon from Southwest to Ochsner’s in New Orleans to begin her chemo treatment. Please keep sending prayers her way as she begins this new journey. We know God is in control and we are ready to fight this fight!! Thank you and We love you all!!

Melinda Russell recently joined her husband in China where he is working.  Her mother passed away in Texas, so now she is flying back.  Pray for her as she travels and as the family celebrate her life.

Bro. Stan Statham requests prayer for a volunteer.

BASELA Family- please be praying for Bro. Michael, a Disaster Relief Volunteer from Arkansas who fell from a roof in New Orleans East yesterday while working on a home. He has significant injuries but is in good spirits. I will update after I visit him in the hospital later this morning. -Bro. Stan

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Bible Reading Plan – Numbers 19-21 and Psalm 46


Bro. Stan shares information about Hope Center.

This will be our last week of 1/2 off our winter clothes, shoes and coats. We will be putting out our Spring/Summer clothes February 21st. Come visit us this week for some great values!! Open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 to 5:00. 985-247-2235


This is love: not that we loved God,  

but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

~1 John 4:10 (NIV)~

“Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know”


Mark your calendar for these extras.

  • Tonight – Children’s missions at 6 P.M.
  • Tomorrow  – Third Thursday Gathering at 6:30
  • Friday – Bible Study of John 19 at 10 A.M.
  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at 11 A.M.


Enjoy a little cooler weather.

Anna Lee


Trust in the LORD with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your paths straight.



The workday at the Hope Center has been postponed.


Bring your items for the tornado victims by Monday.  Deliver to FBC, Petal, MS will be Tuesday.


Read the Bible – Lev. 16-18 and Psalm 35


For the director of music.

Of David the servant of the LORD.

He sang to the LORD the words of this song

when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies

and from the hand of Saul.

He said: I love you, LORD, my strength.

The LORD is my rock,

my fortress and my deliverer;

my God is my rock,

in whom I take refuge,

my shield and the horn of my salvation,

my stronghold.

~ Psalm 18:1-2 (NIV)~

“Rock of Ages”


Continue to pray for all those we have been praying for and all those you personally were praying for.

Anna Lee



Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit,

for anger resides in the lap of fools.

~Ecclesiastes 7:9~


The flu keeps going around in our area.  Bro. Joe Weaver of Osyka Baptist is the latest pastor that I know of to be a victim.

Sumner Middle School collects food periodically to deliver to Hope Center in Roseland to be used as the need arises.  I appreciate adults who guide students to do such good activities and students who follow their need.

Tornado Victims – If you have items for the tornado victims, please have them at FBC, Kentwood by the first of the week.  Items can be placed in the stairwell at the office entrance.


Bible Reading for Friday – Leviticus 14-15 and Psalm 34

Bible Study this morning – John 17

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But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love;

for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

~Psalm 59:16 (NIV)~

“I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord Forever”


Thank God for loving you today.

Anna Lee


Thursday Evening

I have a lot of names to share, so I thought I would begin tonight rather than in the morning.

  • Juliana Prescott has not had her test yet.  Keep praying for her.  She’s 2.
  • Bobby Forbes of Arcola was able to come home last night.  He still needs oxygen at this point.  Keep him and his family in your prayers.
  • Pat Hendry of Chesbrough has a bad case of bronchitis.  He was treated at the hospital and should be home by now.
  • Rusty Williams of Spring Creek is doing better and is probably going to come home tomorrow.
  • Buddy Bel of Amite is progressing nicely at St. Tammany following Monday’s heart surgery.
  • Mrs. Kathryn Kuss of Kentwood passed away this afternoon.  Her arrangements are incomplete while waiting for family members to arrive from out of state.
  • Hope Center
    • We began our 1/2 off sale on winter clothes, jackets, and shoes today. The sale will continue through February 24, 2017. We also have 1/2 off on TV’s, strollers, and car seats. Come visit us Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You can sign up for the Food Bank on Tuesdays and Fridays. To sign up you will need a photo ID, utility bill with your physical address, income or SNAP authorization letter. We are located at 63076 Commercial St, Hwy. 51, Roseland, LA 70456. If you have any questions, please call us at 985-247-2235.
    • Attention all Two Rivers churches. The Hope Center will be having a work day on Saturday February 11 beginning at 8 AM. They will be putting the siding on the new building and doing construction on the inside as well. You can call the Hope Center at 247 2235.

      Bro. Don Meadows, Two Rivers Care Minister


He gives strength to the weary

and increases the power of the weak.

I’m happy to tell you that Mrs. Margaret “Sis” Oliver is back at church following a hospital procedure/surgery.  Thank the Lord she is back with us.

Bobby Forbes had four heart by-passes yesterday.  It was a long procedure, but ended with good results.  Pray for his recovery period at St. Tammany Hospital.

MS Trooper Mitch Chappell is now home.  He was injured in an accident while working.  Please be in prayer for him and his family as his healing continues at home.

Mr. Fernie Ray Gill called when he got home last night.  He gave me two updates to share.  He is thankful you are praying!

  • “Miss” Carol Jean Gill required brain surgery yesterday.  It was done via angiogram at OLOL!  She was doing well, but was required to stay overnight for observation.  The brain aneurysm had changed and called for medical treatment at this time.  Thank God for an alert and skilled doctor.
  • “Miss” Gail Pittman McDaniel is in North Oaks Rehab following her brain surgery last week.  Pray for her as she gets stronger so she can return to Kentwood.


The Hope Center in Roseland has a need you may can help with.

Two Rivers Baptist Association Hope Center is in dire need of two electric stoves and a refrigerator. One of the families that needs the stove is a grandmother raising four grandchildren. If you have one to donate, please call the Hope Center at 985-247-2235 or call Bro. Sylvester, the Director of the Hope Center, at 985-510-0397

If you would like to receive a daily devotional, posted by Bro. Don Meadows of The Lord’s Church, please check his Facebook page and become a “friend”.

Don’t forget to bring your items for tornado victims to FBC, Kentwood.  The sooner the better!


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Scripture Reading for TodayEx. 25-27 . and Psalm 25


“For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach,

because we trust in the living God,

who is the Savior of all men,

especially of those who believe.”

~1 Timothy 4:10, NKJV~

Pray for refuges fleeing war zones.

“Jesus Loves the Little Children” (Adults too!)


Thank you for reading and praying.  I believe in prayer.  When you pray, you are saying you believe too!

Anna Lee