”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



”[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





”We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” 

~Romans 8:28 NLT~



Maddie’s Miracles

(Written Sunday afternoon)

Maddie has an appendix and it is fine!! She has mesenteric adenitis which means the lymph nodes in her mesentary are swollen again. They are going to treat them with anti inflammatory meds. They said it normally takes about 48 hours for the pain to go away. She can’t normally take anti inflammatory meds because of her kidney so she will have to get labs this week to keep a check on her kidney. We are thankful for no surgery and your prayers are most appreciated. Please keep them coming as she is still in pain. God is good ALL the time!

(Written early Tuesday morning)

Prayers for Maddie are appreciated. She is on her way back to the ER. She has a high fever. Her kidney doctor said the adenitis can be caused from infection so they will have to figure out what is going on. Prayers they figure it out quickly as she is miserable. I will post as soon as I know something




Pray for Buddy Morris as he has chemo Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.


Pray for Phillip Strickland and for his mother, Colleen Strickland.



The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be this morning at The Cafe at 11 A.M.



Trunk or Treat will be Sunday evening at FBC, Kentwood.




Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 31-32
  • Psalm 119: 137-144
  • Revelation 12



“The Family of God”




I hope you are a part of God’s family.

Anna Lee





”For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.” 

~John 1:17 NLT~



Jimmy Tolar is home.  Thank God for his faithful caregiver, his wife Naomi Tolar.  Pray for other caregivers, who gladly put their lives “on hold” to care to someone else.

  • Eleanor Morris who postponed her surgery to care for Buddy
  • Betty Taylor who has centered her life around taking care of Andy
  • Mr. Cete Dillon who has cared for “Miss” Ruby for a long time and continues to do so daily..
  • The list is long.  Think of some caregivers and pray for them.



Some people have unique ways to see needs and meet them.  What a blessing people can be to others when they are willing to give of themselves!




Three obituaries:

Herschel Norwood, Jr.

December 20, 1960 – October 17, 2018

Herschel Norwood, Jr., a resident of Amite, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born December 20, 1960 in New Orleans and was 57 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Mattie Fernandez Norwood; daughter, Melanie Snow; 2 sons, Josh and Jeremy Norwood; 8 grandchildren; mother, Katie Cutrer; sister, Lola Howlett; and brother, David Allen Norwood. Preceded in death by father, Herschel Norwood, Sr.; and sister, Jackie Kubcek. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. For an online guestbook, visit

James Harvey Welch

May 06, 1935 – October 17, 2018

A resident of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 6, 1935 in Gillsburg, MS and was 83 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Murline Lindsey Welch; 2 children, Ken Welch and Carolyn Robinson and husband, Bruce; step-children, June Blades, Margaret Avants and husband, Ben, Vicky Varnado and husband, Frank, Judy Macko and husband, Don, Tina Strickland and husband, Ronnie, Renee Wilkinson, husband, Donald, Frank Church and wife, Irene, and Brandie Church; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; brother, Walter Welch and wife, Ella; sisters-in-law, Wilma Welch and Linda Welch. Preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Olivia Welch; daughter, Donna Welch; sister, Willie Murl Welch; 2 brothers, E. H. Welch and Eddie Clayton Welch. Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Leroy McElveen. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Strickland, Don Macko, Frank Church, Jr., Cody Blades, Bruce Robinson, and Derek Ard. Honorary pallbearer will be Wade Chaney. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




George “Jerome” Wayne

October 24, 1943 – October 15, 2018

George “Jerome” Wayne, a resident of Amite, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. He was born October 24, 1943 and was 74 years of age. He was a beautiful person with a compassionate heart for and genuine interest in people and also had a special love for animals. His joy was playing jazz piano, flying ultralight planes, driving European cars, and even had a brief stint riding motorcycles. He was a gifted listener, wise counselor, and very easy to be with. He will be missed greatly. He is survived by his son, Michael Wayne; daughter, Rebecca Wayne Rogers and husband, J.D.; grandson, Hiett Wayne Rogers; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by parents, Clifford and Zuleima Wayne; first wife, Peggy Jo Wright Wayne; second wife, Anne Gayle Lehmann; grandson, Holden Wayne Rogers; 2 brothers, William Clifford Wayne and John Gordon Wayne. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until Memorial Services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 25-26
  • Proverbs 1
  • Revelations 9



“I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary”



It’s time to stop watching and listening and post this for you.  I hope you can agree with the words here, “I believe ….”.  If not, please read the lyrics and the story again and listen and watch to the video.  If you need someone to talk with, contact a pastor or Christian friend.  If you need help finding someone to talk with, please contact me through “contact” at the top of this page.


Those who believe ,”do”.  I know many people who are “doers”.  They help others to learn about God and trust in Him.  Appreciate the doers.  Become one of them in a way that fits who you are.  Get our of your comfort zone if you need to.   Doing is very rewarding and is God’s plan for all of us.                                                                        (Matthew 28:19-20)

Anna Lee





”Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? . . .

So let people see God in and through your body.”

~1 Corinthians 6:20 The Message~



Mr. Jimmy Tolar is home now after five long and difficult weeks in the hospital.  Thank God for this good report.



Robbie Lynn Kirby broke her arm.  Pray for healing and comfort during the healing.



Colleen Strickland is improving, but prayers are still needed.  She is at Hood Memorial.



Phillip Strickland also needs prayers,  Please continue to pray for this young man and his family.



Frances Gay got a good report this week.  Thank God for that.  Pray for her as she goes through six months until  the next check-up.



Pray for Andy and Betty Taylor.  She will have cataract surgery on her eyes in the coming weeks.  Andy will be searching for a new doctor because his doctor is leaving McComb.



Pray for Buddy and Eleanor Morris.  He had to get two unit of blood yesterday.  She is working to schedule hip surgery.




Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 23-24
  • Psalms 119:121-128
  • Revelation 8




The monthly ladies birthday party will be Tuesday at The Cafe.  All ladies are invited to come celebrate with them at 11:00 A.M.




“Why Should He Love Me So?”



Have a very blessed Thursday!

Anna Lee





”[God] will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever.

He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve . . .

The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.” 

~Psalm 103:9-10, 13 NLT~



Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 19-20
  • Psalm 119:105-112
  • Revelations 5



Pray for a good report for Frances Gay today.



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Baptist Message



Thom S. Rainer –



I missed the WMU meeting at my own church yesterday.  I don’t have any details yet, but I have heard the meeting was a success.  I’m anxious to learn what I missed.  The next WMU meeting will be early in November at Kedron with Amite leading our attention to the World Day of Prayer.  I hope you can attend and pray with women from around the world that day.



My daughter-in-law brought me a hymnal being discarded from her church.  I am anxious to spend some time at the piano with it.  I see songs I haven’t sung in a long time and new songs I want to learn about.  When I opened it just now, it opened to “I’d Rather Have Jesus”, an oldie I have loved for years.

Lyrics –

Story –

Youtube –



Isn’t that the way God works?  He took one man”s plan for this song and used it to change him, even more than the man’s son.  I know God used the song and the man to change many a person for the Lord!  I hope you find time to hear George Beverly Shea sing the song, as only he could.  Focus on how God wants to change you and how God has used the man and the song to change many people throughout the world.

Anna Lee



You, LORD, are my lamp;

the LORD turns my darkness into light.

~2 Samuel 22:29~




I want to give a few updates.

  • Glen Magee, Sr, will be having a biopsy in Covington this morning.  Please pray for him and his family.
  • Frances Gay will get test results Tuesday in Covington.  This is her check-up for the problems she has previously had.
  • Buddy Morris will have this three days of chemo in about a week and a half.
  • Eleanor Morris will be scheduling hip surgery that she had planned to have about the time Buddy got sick.  It’s time for her now.
  • David will be receiving test results of the bone marrow test this morning.  I’ll post something again later. At 6:45 last night we had a surprise guest arrive.  Our daughter-in-law drove from Rome, Georgia to be with us today.  My sister, Julie, will also be with us.  Thank-you for your prayers today!





Albert W. Magee Jr.

Carencro, Louisiana

Apr 5, 1945 – Oct 13, 2018 (Age 73)

CARENCRO ~ Funeral services will be held Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Albert W. Magee, Jr., age 73, who passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at his residence in Carencro.

Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro. Chaplain Bert Langley will officiate at the services.

Mr. Magee was born in Bogulsa, raised in Kentwood and was a former resident of Baton Rouge, having been a current resident of Carencro for over twenty years. He graduated from Southeastern University. Albert was employed with the Federal Land Bank for thirty two years where he retired as the C.E.O.

Survivors include his loving wife of twenty years, Cheryl Patin Magee of Carencro; two step sons, Miles Doré and his wife, Crystal, of Henderson and Bronson Girouard of Lafayette; one step daughter, Joanie Lillie and her husband, Troy, of Maurice; five step grandchildren, Faith Lillie, Devin Doré, Brayden Girouard, Brennan Girouard and Isabella Lillie; and one sister, Patricia Magee Humphries and her husband, Bennett of Baton Rouge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert William Magee, Sr. and the former, Jemima Roberts, both natives of Kentwood

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday and will continue from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Friday.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.




Read the Bible – Reflect on God’s generosity and catch up on any readings you missed last week.




Associational WMU meeting at FBC, Kentwood at 10:00 this morning.  Come learn about mission opportunities.




Continue to pray for all those who moved into the hurricane disaster area this week to help the area in any way..  Help will be needed for a long time.  It is not too late to help or to support those who are helping.




It’s four weeks until the national collection week for Operation Christmas Child.  Let’s help make a difference in the eternity of lots of boys and girls!




“Never Alone” 


Anna Lee