“Do not be misled:

‘Bad company corrupts good character.’”

 ~1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV~



I’m thankful we were spared any of the problems associated with Hurricane Nate.  Yesterday was a beautiful day in Kentwood.  That makes me remember that God can take a life headed for hell and turn it around.  That life can be a blessing and an example for others.

Sunday, we had the opportunity to worship with many of our neighbors.  We enjoyed being a part of their congregation for the day.  We found time to visit our friend, “Miss” Ruby, in the hospital and to twice spend time working with Operation Christmas Child donations.  If you would like to make purchases of needed items, please ask me about current needs or check the list under the stairs to the balcony.

David and I get more excited as time gets closer to being able to ship and pack the items in three and a half weeks.  This project means so much to us because we have seen the shoeboxes as they were received and opened by children.  We know each box represents gifts, but the greatest gift in each shoebox is the opportunity to learn and accept Jesus, not only for the recipient, but for the extended family who will all get to hear about Jesus.  I’m thankful for Samaritan’s Purse!


Read the Bible – Acts 9-10 & Psalm 123

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“Blest Be the Tie that Binds”


Please use the contact section of this site or contact me by phone.  You can always leave a message on out home phone.  May you “light” shine today!

Anna Lee







Submit yourselves, then, to God.

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

~James 4:7~


JoEllen Carruth thanks you for praying for Darrel Ray.  He’s home and recovering nicely from eye surgery.

Rusty Williams has some serious health issues and is hospitalized in Covington.  Please add him to your prayer list.


Lula Mae McLin Lombardo

August 04, 1918 – September 21, 2017

A resident of Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her home. She was born August 4, 1918 in Bluff Creek, LA and was 99 years of age. Preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Frank S. Lombardo; parents, Emmitt and Lena McLin; a brother, John E. McLin; two grandchildren, Paul and Paula Lombardo; and great grandchild Isabella Lombardo. Survived by sons, Frank Lombardo and wife, Ellen, and Joe Lombardo and wife, Catherine; grandchildren, Tony Lombardo and wife, Laura, and Joseph Lombardo, Angela L. Cernich and husband, Oscar, and Joey Lombardo and wife, Nikki; great grandchildren include Nick and Sydney Lombardo, Max and Samantha Lombardo, Ella, Emilia, and Elliott Lombardo, Austin Wascom; and great great grandchild, Gabriel Wascom. She grew up and lived in Pine Grove, La. and was a long time friend of Pine Grove Methodist Church. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite, La. Also a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas (honored as oldest living member), the Overload Quilting Club and the Piney Woods Quilting Guild in Pine Grove, La. A special thanks to the loving care provided by her devoted sitters. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Full of Grace Inc. in Amite, La. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 9:30 AM until 11:00AM with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 11:30AM on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Pamela Easley Viator Connelly
(April 19, 1963 – September 20, 2017) 

Pamela Grace Easley Viator Connelly, of Osyka, passed into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father in the early morning hours on September 20, 2017, at her home.

Pamela was born in Baton Rouge, LA, April 19, 1963, to Bobby Easley and Grace Ann McDaniel Estess Taylor.

Pamela was a 1981 graduate of Parklane Academy. She was an independent dispatcher for the JOWIN Company and was a hard-working, dedicated employee who took care of her customers and drivers.

Anyone who knew Pamela knew she loved her family, her flowers and loved her LSU Tigers, win or lose. She had a contagious smile and loving spirit that touched everyone she met. She loved her Savior, Jesus Christ. She never met a stranger, and was always putting others before herself. She was a member of First Baptist Church Magnolia.

She is preceded in death by her late husband, Mark A. Viator, Jr. and grandparents, Grace and W.H. McDaniel and Gladys and James Clarence Easley.

Pamela leaves behind her husband of 22 years, Geoffrey Connelly; daughters, Allison Viator and Christie Viator; three sons, Randall Connelly, Mark Anthony “Tony” Viator, III and Dustin “Dusty” Viator; her mother, Grace Ann Taylor and husband, Randolph; her father, Bobby Easley and wife, Dianne; two grandchildren, Madilyn Ray and Christian Mixon; one brother Rusty Easley; a sister, Ashley Brister and husband, Josh; a special nephew, Craig Louviere and wife, Melanie; a special father-in-law, Mark A. Viator, Sr. and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends who will never forget her gentle spirit.

Visitation is Friday at First Baptist Church in Magnolia from 5PM until 8PM and continues Saturday from 9AM until services at 10AM with Rev. Joe Gunter officiating. Burial will be in Terry’s Creek Cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit.

Pallbearers are, Luke Snow, Thad Snow, Brandon Drury, Craig Louviere, Nelson Ott and Matthew Kleppinger Honorary pallbearers are Sam Estess and Richard Paul Cutrer.

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This morning we will have Bible Study at 10:00 at FBC, Kentwood.  You are invited to join us.



Read the Bible – John 19-21 & Psalm 111


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We had a great time last night at the cabin.  Five different churches were represented. but we’re all one in God’s family.  If you didn’t come, I invite you to come next month on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Anna Lee






You will eat the fruit of your labor;

blessings and prosperity will be yours.

~Psalm 128:2~


Read the Bible – Mark 15-16 & Psalm 10


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Dr. Waylon Bailey’s daily blog

Rev. Thom S. Rainer’s daily blog

Rev. Jim Faughn’s A Legacy of Faith –




  • Associational Harvest Revival – Friday at 6:30 at Hillsdale Baptist Church
  • Revival at FBC, Kentwood – Sunday – Wednesday
  • Missions Class for Children – Tonight at FBC, K at 6 P.M/
  • Friday Morning Bible Study – Will NOT meet this week



People You Might Want to Thank Today

  • Person who led you to the Lord
  • Person who invited or took you to church
  • Person who taught you in Sunday Schoo, Bible study, VBS, etc,
  • Person who checked on you when you or a family member was sick
  • Person who taught you at school
  • Person who always went out of their way to be kind to you
  • Person who contacted you when you missed church
  • Person who sang a song that touched your heart
  • Person who delivered a meal to your family
  • Person who did any of these things for family members
  • There are many others, but you will have the idea by now.  A little appreciation on our part may come on just the day a person needs it most.

Anna Lee





Blessed are all who fear the LORD,

who walk in obedience to him.

You will eat the fruit of your labor;

blessings and prosperity will be yours.

~Psalm 128:1-2~


Please pray for Summer Clemons Blades and her daughter, Meg, who are on St. Kitts Island and in the path of Hurricane Irma.  They are having trouble getting a flight home.


Wayne McNabb‘s will have heart by-passes today at North Oaks.  Pray for him that all goes well today.


Please continue to pray for Bettye Fussell who is at Ochsner.  She continues to need our prayers.


Please continue to pray for and assist as you can with needs as a result of Hurricane Harvey.  Also, pray for those who are in the path of Hurricane Irma.
Pray for those whose lives are being changed by the massive fires blazing in some parts of our country.



Taylor Creek Baptist Church ill have a load of building materials delivered at 3:30 today.  If you are available to help unload the materials, please do so.

Taylor Creek will be beginning school next week.  Pray for a good year of homeschooling for them.  Thank God for faithful volunteers who make this possible for the children.



Read the Bible – Matthew 27-28 & Psalm 94

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Leaning on the Everlasting Arms



Operation Christmas Child – Some of you who have not been able to shop for the needed items for the “shoeboxes” may want to help with the shipping cost which has increased since last year.  Mark your offering envelope Operation Christmas Child.  We will be shipping our boxes in early November.



We will be having the Third Thursday meeting at the cabin on the 21st at 6:30.  I’m already looking forward to it.

Anna Lee





“When the master comes

and finds the servant doing his work,

the servant will be blessed.”

 ~Luke 12:43 NCV~


Miss Fay Shoemaker did well with her angiogram and will now have her heart valve repaired September 21st.

Betty Fussell is not have a good week.  Please say some extra prayers for her and her family.

David’s brother, Jimmy, learned that two places that looked suspicious for cancer are not cancer.  He will return in three weeks to have additional testing since his cancer is very aggressive.  He asks that you pray for him.

James Allen is not residing at Kentwood Manor.  Pray he makes a good adjustment to this move.

Buddy Waller got a good report on his last MRI.  Let’s thank God for that news.

Pray for Rev. Rod Smith as he continue to slowly improve at home.



FBC Members in Local Nursing Homes

  • Kentwood Manor – Hazel Allen, James Allen, Catherine Yarborough, Othell Williams
  • Landmark (Hammond) – Tullie Dean, Frances Strickland
  • St. Helena Nursing Home – Debbie Miller, Evelyn Bridges



Thankfully, Hurricane Harvey is moving on.

  • We have more rain today, but them the chance of rain lessens.
  • You have numerous opportunities to help people living west of us.
  • Carefully choose the agencies you will give your support.
  • Recovery and rebuilding will be a long process.  Prepare to help more than once.
  • We all know people who have been flooded and those who escaped the flooding.
  • It’s amazing to see how people are volunteering.  There will be opportunities to help for a long time, so plan on helping over and over.
  • LA Baptists are training for a number of positions.  Examples – Counselors and mud out teams.
  • Continue to pray for the families of those who have perished.
  • Thank God for many who were and are being rescued each day.
  • Pray for the many first responders who are working long hours and many days.
  • Find the ways you can best help and do so.


Opportunities to Help



Coming Soon – Revival17-18 

  • Gary Bowlin, Evangelist
  • Sunday – Wednesday (September 17-20)



Bible Reading Plan – Matthew 17-18 & Psalm 89



Friday Morning Bible Study Tomorrow

  • Ezekiel 21
  • 10 A.M. in Fellowship Hall
  • Everyone is invited



FYI – If you do not yet have your Sunday School literature, you can visit the church office and get what you need.


Use these and other opportunities to serve God and help others.

Anna Lee




LORD, hear my voice when I call;

be gracious to me and answer me.

~Psalm 27:7 HCSB~



Update on Josiah Huckaby, infant son of Job and KK:

Josiah has been in the NICU for 133 days now. He has had quite a rough time since our last update. He was in critical condition with no improvement from Thursday until Wednesday but we serve a mighty God & he began to make very small improvements Wednesday night. Yesterday they were able to start weaning the percentage of oxygen he is on…which it has been several weeks since he has been under 100% on his oxygen. During this time his pulmonary hypertension got a lot worse but it has also improved since Friday. He is such a strong little boy & has continued to fight hard through every low he’s been through. He’s definitely going to be one tough kid! Thanks for all the prayers & texts!!! God is so good & we can’t praise Him enough for all He has done for our little family!!!


“Miss” Ruby Dillon did not get test results yet.  Please pray for her and Mr. “Cete”.




Ruby Johnson

February 14, 1935 – July 15, 2017

Operation Christmas Child gift of the week – One subject spiral notebooks!  You may purchase where you find the best prices and get as many as you choose.  Please bring to my Sunday School classroom before Sunday School Sunday.  I’ll get a total count to announce in church Sunday when I tell you the items we will be collecting the next week.



Read the Bible – Ezra 4-7 & Psalm 46.

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Children’s Mission Class this week – 6 P.M. tonight for K-5th grade boys and girls



“When They Ring Those Golden Bells”



Thank-you for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee







So if the Son sets you free,

you will be free indeed.

~John 8:36~


Pray for Mr. Kent Raiford of Arcola as he undergoes tests to determine why there has been a sudden change in his health.


Tish Fairburn received a good report in Houston.

Went back to Dr. Oki in Houston today. More good news. There is only one spot that has lymphoma. He was expecting more. Since it is only one, I am going to have 12 radiation treatments. He said that should kill it. Start treatments on July17th. I am living proof that God does do miracles. So thankful for that.


Pray for Josiah Huckaby, son of Job and K.K.

We’ve had quite a few people asking about Josiah…so here’s an update: He is doing good. He is up to 8 lb.. 5.5oz. We had a set back with his lungs so he is on a Bubble CPAP now. They have been able to wean him some but it has been very slowly. As far as his g-tube, he is doing well with that. They are working towards weaning him down to 30 minute feeds every 3 hours. Still no idea when he will get to come home. One of the doctors told us he probably has a long way to go since this last set back. Today is day 114 in the NICU but God is so good & He has been so faithful to us. We have also been blessed by so much kindness during the last 3.5 months and we can’t express the gratitude & love that overwhelms our hearts…y’all know who you are.  


Mr. J.D. Smith celebrated his 84th birthday in rehab with lots of attention from his family.  Pray for him as he continues rehab on his new shoulder.



James “Rube” Ardillo

March 08, 1953 – June 28, 2017




Read the Bible – Jeremiah 51-52 & Psalm 27


Friday Morning Bible Study – Ezekiel 14 & 15


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Sunday, First Baptist Church, Kentwood will honor first responders during the morning worship.  A church-wide lunch will follow that.  You are invited to attend.



I saw a portion of a Bill Gaither patriotic program last night.  If you have the opportunity to view it, please do so.


“A Few Good Men” 




Thank-you for reading and praying.  If you ever have a need you would like for us to pray about, please contact me through the “CONTACT” section at the top, right portion of this page.

Anna Lee