Wednesday

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,”

says the Lord God,

“who is, and who was, and who is to come,

the Almighty.”

~Revelation 1:8~

 

Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell is in St. Tammany because of chest pains.  Hopefully, the doctor will know more tomorrow.

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is scheduled to return home on the 23rd.  I know both she and Mr. “Cete” will be happy when that day comes.

 

Read the Bible – Acts 27-28 & Romans 132

 

Third Thursday at the Cabin – Tomorrow night at 6:30

 

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

“Wonderful Words of Life”

 

I hope you have looked at the links.  I learn something new that touches my heart each time I post information about a hymn.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

You, LORD, are my lamp;

the LORD turns my darkness into light.

~2 Samuel 22:29~

 

Jordan Hawkins, a football player who was injured Friday night, is better and back at home Saturday afternoon.  I’ve always been happy to hear that those who left a campus in an ambulance were able to return home with less serious injuries than first considered.  Thank you, God, for Jordan’s good report yesterday and for those of all schools who had such injuries.  Seeing both sets of players gather in one hurdle and praying speaks highly of the schools, the families, the coaches, and the players.

 

Please pray for Gloria Gill again.  Her A-fib has returned.

 

Rev. Wendell Rhodus will be preaching this morning at FBC, Kentwood at 10:30.  I’m looking forward to hearing him again.

 

Tonight, there will be an associational meeting for Two Rivers at FBC, Kentwood at 6 P.M.  Everyone is invited to come to FBC, Kentwood tonight for 6 P.M.

 

Tomorrow morning, the Two Rivers WMU will meet at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  All are invited to come hear Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church speak about the Two Rivers compassion ministry.  Come get some hints for your church.

 

Thursday night, at 6:30, we will gather at the cabin for our monthly Third Thursday gathering.  If you have not been before, I invite you to come join us.  For more information, you can contact me through this site or you can call us.

 

Pray for me as I share missions with the children who are new members of FBC, Kentwood.  Pray I can teach them in an informative, yet fun way.  Mainly, I pray they learn information about missions that will stick with them and influence them for the rest of their lives.

 

“Beneath the Cross of Jesus”

 

Read the Bible – Acts 21-22 & Psalm 129

 

Looking forward to this Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

~1 Timothy 2:1-2~

 

I have a special request for a family that I choose not to name at this time.  Pray for a family that we have known for a long time.

Mrs. Anne Hurst is back at home.  Please keep praying for her.

 

Read the Bible – Act 17-18 and Psalm 127

 

I’ve followed Alan Smith’s posts for many years.  He has inspired me with the way he shared God’s Word.  I’ve only known his through his posts, but I feel we share many aspects of our faith. This is the one he posted for today.

Personal note:  It is with a great deal of sadness that I announce that this is the last TFTD message that I will be sending out.  For the past 20 years or so, I have been sending out TFTD, sometimes as often as five times a week.  During those 20 years, I have been blessed to have the opportunity to establish a relationship with thousands of people around the world, from the United States to Nigeria, from Scotland to Australia, from China to Antarctica (yes, really!).  Your words of encouragement through the years have been a tremendous blessing to me.  Many of you helped me get through a really tough time in my life, and for that I will be eternally grateful.  But it is time for TFTD to come to an end.  I believe that God has other plans for me, and my attention needs to be focused in other directions.  From time to time, I will still post a blog on our church website (www.cruciformcoc.com), and you are welcome to keep an eye on that (and make comments!).  For all that you have done for me, and for all the ways that you have blessed my life, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I am truly blessed with wonderful friends.  May God richly pour out His blessings on you all.

“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” (Jude 1:24-25)

=====  Thursday’s Thought For The Day (Oct. 12, 2017)  =====

GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR FRIENDS

I heard about a farmer who was detained for questioning about an election scandal.   The attorney asked him, “Did you sell your vote?”

The farmer said, “No sir, not me.  I voted for that there fella ’cause I liked him.”

The attorney said, “Come, now, I have evidence that he gave you fifty dollars for a vote.”

The farmer said, “Well, now, it’s plain common sense that when a fella gives you fifty dollars you like him.”

I suppose that’s one way to define a friend.  In fact, Solomon said, “Many entreat the favor of the nobility, and every man is a friend to one who gives gifts.” (Proverbs 19:6).

But, a true friend involves a depth of relationship.  It’s someone you enjoy doing things with, someone you enjoy talking with, someone you wouldn’t hesitate to turn to in times of need.  I like how I once heard someone describe a friend as someone you could call at 2:00 a.m. if you needed something.  Solomon lets us know how important friends are in the difficult times of life:

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.  For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.  But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.  Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone?  Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.  And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

Give thanks to God for the friends who are a blessing in your life.  And let those friends know how special they are to you!

Have a great day!

Alan Smith
Cruciform Church of Christ
Spring Lake, North Carolina
www.cruciformcoc.com

You are such a blessing in my life.  I look forward to sharing with you each day.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Tuesday

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

~Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV~

 

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

~James 5:16b, NKJV~

 

Maddie’s Miracles – Maddie is the granddaughter of a friend and former classmate.  You can read the posts on Facebook.  She is a beautiful young lady.

Maddie went back for her check up today (Monday). The pneumonia is still there and has moved. The pulmonologist said her lungs sound like a hurricane. She will take ten more days of antibiotics and see if it gets any better. She can’t get back on her kidney meds or get her port fixed until this clears up. Please pray for it to be gone!! She is still very tired and wheezy but no fevers so that’s a blessing. Thanks to all our prayer warriors! God is so very good ALL the time.

 

Bro. Mike Stafford, pastor of Greenlaw Baptist Church, is in OLOL undergoing some unplanned medical tests.  Please pray for him.

Josiah Huckaby – grandson of Bubba and Linda Huckaby

I can’t believe our little man turned 7 months old yesterday! Seems so crazy that it’s been that long since we started this journey. He is doing good & is off of the invasive ventilator. He is still on the non-invasive ventilator but definitely an improvement from where he was last week. He still hasn’t had his heart cath. They have rescheduled it for tomorrow. This is our 4th time being on the schedule so hopefully he won’t get bumped tomorrow for any emergencies. We are ready to have a clearer picture of what is going on. God is good & He’s got this!

Phillip Strickland‘s testimony was shared by his parents.  They also thanked those who have prayed for Phillip.  I’m passing it on to you.  Phillip is taking another treatment today.

My God is an awesome God!! In December of 2016 I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and was told I had one of the largest tumors these doctors have ever seen. Through prayers and my faith in God, after my rounds of radiation that tumor was completely gone and everyone was amazed at the response to treatment that I had. After my surgery to remove the remaining disease we found out the cancer had spread to my liver which they think it had probably been there all along but didn’t show up in the type scans I initially had. Though this was a set back, I never lost faith because I knew God had my back and I knew I had lots of people praying for me. After my 6th chemo treatment we had another round of scans and as of today I have no active cancer cells in my liver. I still have a long journey ahead of me but I wanted to make this post today as a testament to my faith in God’s healing power and his love. #strongerthancancer

 

 

Read the Bible – Acts 11-12 & Psalm 124

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Wednesday Night at 6 P.M. – Children of FBC, Kentwood will have missions and crafts class.

 

“Holy Bible, Book Divine” – I’ve had the privilege of teaching the children at church Bible Drill classes this summer.  It is amazing what they can learn and remember.  It’s never too early, or too late, to begin teaching children about the Bible.

 

Operation Christmas Child – Only 25 days until the packing party!  It’s time to begin finalizing that we have what we need for the “shoeboxes”.  David and I are so excited to be a part of this ministry!

 

Our prayers count!

Anna Lee

 

 

Sunday

 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,

and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

~Hosea 6:6~

 

David’s brother, Jimmy Alford, will begin his treatment tomorrow.  Join us in praying, please.

 

Pray for the people in the path of “Nate”.  Other than the storm surge in MS and AL, the damage seems to be minimal.

If you can and have had the necessary training, plan to be involved with the Disaster Relief work in MS and AL.

 

Read the Bible – Acts 7-8 & Psalm 122

 

“God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand”

 

This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

~Psalm 118:24~

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

These are the things you are to do:

Speak the truth to each other,

and render true and sound judgment in your courts;

~Zechariah 8:16~

 

Donna Fay Miller is still coughing and having medication issues.  She goes back to the doctor today.  Please continue to pray for her.

Theople Hurst was released from the care of her doctor who did her recent gall bladder surgery.  “Miss” Theople is most anxious to get back to church.

Jimmy Alford, David’s brother, saw his new cancer specialist yesterday to discuss the plan for treatment.  Pray for Jimmy as he begins a tough round of treatment.

Ruby Dillon has had two or three more difficult days.  Pray for “Miss” Ruby as doctors are still trying to identify her problem.  Pray also for Mr. “Cete”, her personal caregiver.

 

Kody Ryan Kundler

April 08, 1998 – October 04, 2017

A resident of Kentwood, he passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Magnolia, MS. He was born April 8, 1998 in Hammond, LA and was 19 years of age. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Mary Margaret Bates Kundler; sister, Kristen Kundler; grandmother, Amelia Terry Bates; grandfather, Kurt Kundler; aunts and uncles, Kelly and Tammy Kundler and Aimee and Tyrone Blades. Preceded in death by grandparents, Hugh Bates and Carmen Thomas Kundler; and an uncle, Patrick Bates. Visitation at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church, Kentwood, from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/kody-kundler?fh_id=10545

 

 

Bible Study – 10 A.M. today on Ezekiel 25

Baptist Press http://bpnews.net

Read the Bible – Acts 3-4 and Psalms 120

Operation Christmas Child – Washcloths are still needed!

Postage for “shoeboxes” is still needed.  When I think of how much it costs me to mail a shoebox size package to my family overseas, I quickly realize what a bargain this postage really is!

Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana meets needs.  Remember, 100% of the money given goes directly into various projects here in Louisiana.

 

 

“Work, for the Night is Coming”

 

I don’t usually include weather information, but with “Nate” quickly coming our way, I want to ask you to prepare in the way that is best for you and your family.  It looks like it will be hear during the very early hours Sunday.

 

Your prayers are greatly appreciated by others.  Keep them coming.

Anna Lee

Thursday

I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere,

lifting up holy hands,

without wrath and doubting.

~1 Timothy 2:8 NKJV~

 

Rene Terrell of Osyka had a 99% heart blockage that was repaired with a stent.  She is home now and feels thankful.  You can join her in thanking God for a successful procedure.

Jake Fowler broke his right thumb in the Sumner football game.  He required surgery, which was yesterday morning in Covington.  I called Wendy yesterday and found her mom was there with Jake as he rested.  The break was worse than everyone first thought.

Dominic Terrese, a classmate from Amite High is hospitalized following a hear attack.  As you pray for him, please also pray for his wife, Jane, and other family members.  Dominic and Jane live in Loranger.

George Cutrer had a post surgery check-up.  All seems to be going well.  Thank God for George’s good report.

Donna Fay Miller was able to return home late yesterday afternoon.  I’m sure she is so thankful to have her procedure done and be back at home.  Thank you for praying for her.

 

Bettie Ratliff Smith

April 17, 1934 – October 03, 2017

http://www.mckneelys.com/obituary/bettie-smith?lud=9872BD094E97BFF7471D64402560E5DD

 

John Wyatt Daniel

January 19, 2000 – October 02, 2017

 

 

Read the Bible – Acts 1-2, Psalm 119: 153-176, & video on Acts 1-12 (BibleProject.com)

Baptist Presshttp://bpnews.net

 

Today is the national Bring Your Bible to School Day.  Don’t miss this opportunity to share your faith.
The Senior Adult Revival was wonderful!  Thanks to Margaret Caraway and others who helped plan it for us to enjoy.

 

Tomorrow’s Bible study will be on Ezekiel 25.  You are welcome to join us in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.

 

Operation Christmas Child – We are collecting soap and washcloths this week.

 

Darlington Baptist and Bethel Baptist churches are having a joint revival.  Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church is preaching.  Someone who was there last night said they had a very good service.

 

“Alas and Did My Savior Bleed”

  (You will be missing out if you do not watch this.  I watched this one and just kept              watching other songs.)

 

Have a terrific Thursday. 

Anna Lee