Saturday

I lost my post this morning.  Even Jason cannot find it, so here I go again.  This will be in an abbreviated form.

 

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.

It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.

It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

~Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 21

  • Numbers 32:1-33:39
  • Luke 4:31-5:11
  • Psalm 64:1-10
  • Proverbs 11:22

 

 

 

Church services, from FBC,K, will be on the church’s Facebook page on Sundays at 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. as well as Wednesday’s at 6 P.M.  If your church is not live-streaming, I hope you will join us.  Facebook – Kentwood First Baptist Church

Contact Chinero Fowler (on Facebook) if you are interested in an online Bible study on Genesis.

 

 

 

I read about making masks to supplement the current short supply.  Jennie made/is making some to share with her neighbors.  Now, Julie is joining the project. If you have supplies, you may want to make some to share.  The patterns are available online.

 

 

 

Josiah Huckaby

  • 19th -And in the blink of an eye…we are back in the hospital!

    We went for an appointment in Memphis today & he started having some respiratory trouble. They went ahead & sent us home from clinic but told us to come back to the ER if he got worse. Half way home he got really flushed looking & was having more trouble. We checked his temp & it was 104.6 so we turned around & came back to the ER. I always have Tylenol with us so we gave that & by the time we got back to Memphis his temp was down to 101.9 and was at 100.5 about 2 hours ago. So far his X-ray shows pneumonia in his left lung, they have started antibiotics, & they are running some tests to determine if he has a bacterial or viral infection. We are still in the ER but hopefully we will be in a room soon.

    To God be the glory! Job Huckaby

  • 20th -Update: We have had several people asking if Josiah was tested for COVID-19. Due to the new hospital protocols for admission to the PICU, he did fall under the guidelines for testing. His test came back negative this afternoon. Praise the Lord! His FLU/RSV tests came back negative, as well as the respiratory viral panel they ran. They also swapped him to a hospital vent last night for 2 purposes: due to the new protocols in place & so they could better control adjusting his settings throughout the night. They were able to put him back on his home vent this evening. He’s still requiring a lot of oxygen but they have been able to keep all his other settings at our home levels. He also hasn’t had a fever since last night.

    Thank y’all so much for praying for our family! To God be the glory!!! ❤️ Job Huckaby

 

 

 

This morning I saw photos of the Samaritan’s Purse portable hospital I told you about.  It reminded me of the good work some organizations do.  Feel free to support them.

 

 

 

I told you about singing The Doxology while washing your hands to make sure you are washing long enough.

This morning, in making a comment to a FB friend, I used the phrase, “in times like this”.  That led me to my second song for today – “In Times Like This”.

As I was working on this I was reminded of another favorite – “One Day at a Time” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEtKfyvTHig&list=PLwLMaSuIV0XGegRiJLFmqPZPuzc9Vd1Hh&index=23

As I reflected on the last few days, I was reminded to friends who called or dropped food off at the house (porch only) – “Make Me a Blessing” – You never know what a blessing you are to others.  A phone call from you may be the only voice some people hear today other than the voices on the television.

Here’s my song list for today.  I hope you sing along.

  • “The Doxology” (Remember to add the “Amen” at the end.)
  • “In Times Like These”
  • “One Day at a Time”
  • “Make Me a Blessing”

 

 

God is still in control.  He loves us.  He has us in His hands – another song for tomorrow.

Think of God and others.  Don’t have a pity party!  We are all in this!  Support and encourage one another!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

~Psalm 100:4~

 

 

Scripture Writing for November 28 – Psalm 118: 225-29

 

 

 

Thankfulness: Day 28 – Today, I am thankful for all those who are working today/this weekend so that others can celebrate Thanksgiving with family members.  In some professions, everyone cannot be off at the same time.  Let’s give credit to those who work during the holidays.

 

 

 

Today, let’s pray for those with spiritual needs.  Do you remember the hymn, “The Ninety and Nine”?  I remember my mother explaining the message of the song to me when I was young.  I’m thankful for hearing the hymn and having someone to help me understand just how much God loves me.  He loves you enough to seek you out and give you the opportunity to choose to live for Him!  It’s your choice!

 

The Ninety And Nine (Live)

There were ninety and nine that safely
lay
In the shelter of the fold;
But one was out on the hills away,
Far off from the gates of gold.
Away on the mountains wild and bare;
Away from the tender Shepherd’s
care.
“Lord, Thou hast here Thy ninety and
nine;
Are they not enough for Thee?”
But the Shepherd made answer: “This
of Mine
Has wandered away from Me.
And although the road be rough and
steep,
I go to the desert to find My sheep.”
But none of the ransomed ever knew
How deep were the waters crossed;
Nor how dark was the night the Lord
passed through
Ere He found His sheep that was lost.
Out in the desert He heard its cry;
‘Twas sick and helpless and ready to
die.
“Lord, whence are those blood-drops
all the way,
That mark out the mountain’s track?”
“They were shed for one who had
gone astray
Ere the Shepherd could bring him
back.”
“Lord, whence are Thy hands so rent
and torn?”
“They’re pierced tonight by many a
thorn.”
And all through the mountains,
thunder-riv’n,
And up from the rocky steep,
There arose a glad cry to the gate of
heav’n,
“Rejoice! I have found My sheep!”
And the angels echoed around the
throne,
“Rejoice, for the Lord brings back His
own!”

 

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” 

~1 Timothy 6:17 NIV~

 

Josiah (Home Monday)

We are finally home!!! It was quite a stressful day yesterday waiting to be discharged…and it’s a bit of a long story but they were finally able to discharge us around 6pm last night. It feels so good to all be under the same roof again! Josiah was so excited to be home & he fell asleep watching us unload his stuff.

After 23 days in hospital for what started out as tracheitis and rhinovirus and then he ended up with Norovirus…we will definitely be doing “winter lock down”. We wish this wasn’t necessary but this was a big reminder for us that although he is doing really well, common illnesses can hit him REALLY hard.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!
Job

 

I admire Job and KK so much!  They eagerly took on all the challenges of his medical needs.  I was thrilled to again read their closing statement, “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!”  I’m thrilled the doctors were able to get Josiah well again.  I know you are too.

 

 

 

Thankfulness, Day 6 – Today I am thankful for young parents like these who have a strong faith and big hearts.  May they be a shining example of daily Christian living to young parents and to others.  “To God be the glory!”

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 6 – I Thessalonians 5: 12-18

 

 

 

How will you show your faith and love this week?  Invest in others.  That reminds me of thee words of a favorite hymn.

https://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Others/

 

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

“Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person.

Never tell your neighbors to wait until tomorrow if you can help them now.” 

~Proverbs 3:27-28 The Message/GNT~

 

 

 

Scripture Reading and Writing – “Patience and Perseverance” – 2 Corinthians 6: 3-5

 

 

 

Pine Ridge Methodist Church will serve their buffet breakfast as their monthly fundraiser Sunday morning at 8:00.  You are welcome to participate.  The breakfast is delicious.

 

 

 

Keep Operation Christmas Child in mind when you do your regular shopping.  There’s many things available that will be helpful in the “shoeboxes”.  Some ideas for you today:

  • 5″ flashlights from Walmart
  • Extra batteries for flashlights
  • Highlighters
  • Glue sticks
  • Ivory soap
  • Washcloths
  • Small baby dolls
  • Marbles
  • One-subject notebooks
  • Crayons
  • Calculators

You can leave your items in the church office or in the classroom next to the choir room at FBC, Kentwood.

 

 

 

Coming soon – Fall Food Roundup for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home – Pickup at FBC, Kentwood will be Monday, September 16th.  They need family-size quantities.  Some of their most needed items are:

  • BBQ Sauce
  • Bottled Juice
  • Children’s Cereal
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Flavoring for baking
  • Canned Fruit
  • Jell-O Pie Filling and Pudding
  • Kool-Aid
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Paper Towels
  • Pickles and Relishes
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Sugar

If it is easier to give money than to buy and transport food to the church, a check is always welcome and allows them to get items that are still needed.  This once-a-year collection has to feed the children in all the cottages at the children’s home for a year.  Be generous.

 

 

 

Don’t live a life focused you yourself, but focus your life on other people.  There is a great old hymn “Others” that comes to mind this morning.

 

Have a great Saturday!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“My old self has been crucified with Christ.

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.

So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” 

~Galatians 2:20 NLT~

 

 

Thanks to all of you who prayed for Jimmy Alford and his family.  Some of you were aware of my “unspoken request” and some prayed because I had an unspoken request.  It was at Jimmy’s request I no longer posted his name.  He didn’t like to draw attention to himself.

The family was truly blessed by the outpouring of love for Jimmy and his family.  I ask that you pray for his wife, Janie, and hopefully she will be able to have the knee surgeries she has postponed for so long while she cared for Jimmy.  Pray for Leesha and Shaun and their families.

May Jimmy’s family and many friends be encouraged by his example.  May God be glorified, even now, by Jimmy’s example of caring, doing, serving, and giving of himself.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible – Philippians 2: 6-11

 

 

 

Baptist Press bpnews.net

There are plenty of great articles for you to read today.  I suggest you consider making Baptist Press your daily newspaper.  That could cause a positive change in anyone’s attitude and daily conversations, as well as being a source of positive Christian information in our world that often seems to omit any mention of God.

 

 

 

Baptist MessageBaptistMessage.com

Many of these articles are of a more local nature.  Learn what God is doing in and  through our people in our state.

 

 

 

My your life shine for Jesus today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 

11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Luke 2:10-12

Pete Gill had his first chemotherapy treatment yesterday afternoon.  He will be having treatments five days a week for three and a half weeks.  Pete sends his thanks to those who are praying for him.
Pray for Dee Dee Stokes Gill of Amite who had a stroke Christmas Day.    Dee Dee is hospitalized in North Oaks.   She has shown some improvement since Tuesday.
I have an unspoken request for a man who had a procedure yesterday in Baton Rouge and is hospitalized overnight.
Read the Bible
  • Zach 9-10
  • Ps. 148
  • Matt. 23

 

 

“Count Your Blessings” each morning you wake up!

https://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Count_Your_Blessings/

Anna Lee

Monday

”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 NIV~

 

 

Mrs. Theople Hurst will see her doctor today and learn what his plan is for her treatment.  Pray for “Miss” Theople and her family.

 

 

Buddy Morris has a three month break from treatment.  He will still get weekly labs.  Thank God for the progress Buddy has made.

 

 

Robert Strickland will be having surgery on his nose tomorrow.  Please cover him with your prayers today and tomorrow.

 

 

Phillip Strickland will have surgery Wednesday at Ochsner in New Orleans.  Keep Phillip and his family in your prayers.

 

 

Betty Taylor will be having her second cataract surgery Thursday.  Remember Betty and Andy in your prayers.

 

 

 

Read the Bible – Reflect on God’s wisdom and catch up on any readings you may have missed this past week.

 

 

If you plan to turn in “shoeboxes”, you only have two more weeks.  Then, FBC, Kentwood will become a collection site for our area.  That important week is November 12 – 19.  For the next two weeks, I will be working with our shoeboxes off and on.  If anyone has a few hours to help, please let me know when you are available.

 

 

“Surely Goodness and Mercy”

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and praying.  That shows you believe in the power of our prayers. 

Anna Lee

 

Saturday

”[Jesus] understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.

There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” 

~Hebrews 4:15-16 NLT~

 

 

 

Back problems can keep nagging until they get the attention they require.  Pray for Renee’ Terrell and Ginger Simmons as they move on from testing to take care of their back problems.

 

 

Pray for Phillip Strickland as he prepares for surgery Tuesday.  As you pray for him, please also pray for his family.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

Jeremiah 39-40

Psalm 119:153-160

Revelation 16

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”

  • Meet at the church this morning at 9:00 to help finalize packing of some of your shoeboxes.
  • If you have any shoeboxes to turn in Sunday, please bring them to my Sunday School room before Sunday School.
  • Our church will again serve as a collection site from other churches, schools, clubs, and individuals.  Collection week is November 12-19.  If you would like to sign up to help, please sign the list on the clipboard under the stairwell to the balcony.

 

 

 

 

“No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus”

 

 

 

May you be blessed as you reflect on “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus” today.  May you have the opportunity to share this story with someone….

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Thursday

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

~Psalm 8:3-4~

Mr. Jimmy Tolar was at prayer meeting last night.  It was good to see him back in his regular place.  Let’s keep praying for him and for his caregiver, his wife, Naomi.
Brian Tate will be traveling back to Houston today for his next treatment.  Pray for him and his family.
Mattie’s Miracles Maddie and Nana had a good night. No fever!!! Hopefully they will let her try to eat something today and we can see how she does. Keep the prayers coming! We love our prayer warriors!
Sylvester Humphrey has need of our prayers.

 

BASELA family, I have an urgent prayer request for you. With permission from the family, I share this news from a text I received just a short time ago.

Sylvester Humphrey, serves as director of The Hope Center in Two Rivers along with his wife Shirley. Today, “Sylvester was diagnosed with cancer in the pharynx area. He is going for a PET scan and CAT scan Friday morning. We will see a surgeon in the near future to determine where the starting and stopping points of the cancer are and then a treatment plan will be determined.”

Please keep both Sylvester and Shirley in your prayers during this time. I’m sure as details become available, they will share them.

Bro. Don Meadows, Taylor Creek Baptist Church

L B Young

February 28, 1925 – October 23, 2018
A resident of Pine Grove passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 28, 1925 in Eunice and was 93 years of age. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He is survived by his daughters, Rebecca Young Leake, Pine Grove, and Penny Young Dyess Kessler and Julian Kessler, Minneapolis, MN; sons, Russell Wayne Young, Pine Grove, Stephan Lane Young and Gina Young, Denham Springs; grandchildren, Shari Michelle Leake Wilhelm, Oceanside, CA, Brandi Lynn Leake, Valley Falls, KS, Amy Elizabeth Dyess, Seattle, WA, Michael Wayne Dyess, Baton Rouge, Garrett Lane Young, Denham Springs, Clay Nesbit Jr., Denham Springs; great grandchildren, Tyler Dawson Wilhelm, Oceanside, CA, Hannah SueAnn Wilhelm, Oceanside, CA, Becky Aline-Louise Twombly, Valley Falls, KS; and a sister, Betty Leger, Eunice. Preceded in death by his wife, Ella “Aline” Russell Young; parents, Willie and Rita Smith Young; brothers and sisters, Horace Young, Ira Young, Rose Seidel, Willard Young, Joyce Smith, and Rogers Young. Special thanks to Montpelier Baptist Church family and Bridgeway Hospice especially Hannah, Bonnie, Stephanie, and Brandi. They were a tremendous source of Christian comfort and support to the family. In lieu of flowers send memorial contributions to Montpelier Baptist Church Mission Program, 2241 St. Helena Ave, Montpelier, LA 70422. Visitation at Montpelier Baptist Church
from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Rusty Durand. Interment Montpelier Cemetery, Montpelier. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Hope Center is having a Building Fund Raiser on October 25, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We will be selling Pastalaya Dinners for $8.00. The meal will include Pastalaya, Green Beans, Bread and Dessert. Tickets will be sold at Hope Center or can be obtained from any of our volunteers. Hope Center is a Food Bank and Thrift Store. Come by and visit us. Open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Located at 64076 Commercial St, Hwy 51, Roseland, LA 70456. 985-247-2235 Please share this post so more people will see it.
Read the Bible
  • Jeremiah 35-36
  • Psalm 119:145-152
  • Revelation 14

 

 

 

“Make Me a Blessing”

 

 

This has been one of my favorite songs because of the message.  I trust you like the message too.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

”We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.” 

~Romans 5:3 NLT~

 

 

Maddie’s Miracles – https://www.facebook.com/Maddies-Miracles-390075544489525/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBu5O5cLSuLjgZ4o-k668SD_a96SoeVLV0Xdm-VgfMjL5YBAP8k8vOeZV9JLpLuOOmTIvcvNK0_D1fD

 

 

 

Pray for Rev. Ronnie Nielsen and others as they travel to Romania and minister to the needs of the people there.

 

 

 

Pray for Betty Taylor as she faces cataract surgery tomorrow morning.  Pray she will continue to be able to see well enough to care for Andy and herself.

 

 

 

Read the Bible today.

  • Jeremiah 33=34
  • Proverbs 3
  • Revelations 13

 

 

Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”

Members of FBC, Kentwood can turn their “shoeboxes” in to me or to the church office.  FBC, Kentwood will again serve as a collection site for others.  That will be November 12-19.  Check the Samaritan’s Purse website for the locations near you and the time each site will be open.

 

 

 

Trunk or Treat – FBC, Kentwood – Sunday evening, 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

Children’s Church – ages 4-12 during Sunday morning worship

 

 

“I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary”

 

 

 

How can you meet a need today?

Anna Lee