Wednesday

“God does speak—

sometimes one way and sometimes another—

even though people may not understand it.”

~Job 33:14 (NCV)~

 
David and I have completed two weeks of quarantine.  It’s not totally different from our regular routine.  The road certainly does seem empty out here!  It’s a lot quieter than just our normal “peaceful”.  Join with me in praying for others to remain in quarantine and slow down the spread of Coronavirus.

 

 

 

I’m so thankful churches have stepped up and are posting sermons or services online.  I already have a list of Wednesday night services I want to watch.  You can’t do that when you have to attend in person.  Let’s continue to look for the “silver linings”.  The Methodist church is requesting all members stop at noon today and say the Lord’s Prayer.  I’m sure they won’t mind if some non-Methodists join in with them.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 25

  • Deuteronomy 4:1-49
  • Luke 6:39-7:10
  • Psalm 68:1-18
  • Proverbs 11:28

 

 

 

 

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Continuing my song list today . . .

  • “The Doxology” 
  • “In Times Like These”
  • “One Day at a Time”
  • “Make Me a Blessing”
  • “In His Hands”
  • “Til the Storm Passes By”
  • “His Eye is on the Sparrow” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gua-NE8y8lE

This was done in 1952.  It seems so appropriate today!  Maybe, today is a                               good day to teach this song to some of our younger generation.

I trust parents are building strong children with strong faith during this                                 time.

 

 

 

During this time when patients cannot have family members with them in hospitals, doctor offices, clinics, nursing homes, etc. it is very hard on the patients and the family.  It’s also hard on families when there is a death and the services are so limited.

 

 

Encourage someone today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“He never grows tired or weary . . .

He strengthens those who are weak and tired . . .

those who trust in the LORD for help will find their strength renewed.”

~Isaiah 40:28-31 GNT~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 12

  • Numbers 16:41-18:32
  • Mark 16:1-20
  • Psalm 55:1-23
  • Proverbs 11:7

 

 

This is the second week for a new ministry that has started at FBC, Kentwood.  It is a weekend feeding program for local students.  Donations of food and/are money are being accepted.  Contacting the church office will be a good way to get involved.

 

 

 

Continue to pray for:

  • those who are sick
  • those who are well, but concerned about getting sick
  • those exposed to the new virus
  • those who are elderly (I cannot put an age with that word.)
  • those with a compromised immune system
  • those who are traveling
  • those who attend schools
  • those in the military, law enforcement, etc.
  • those who go into a compromised environment daily
  • What I am saying is to pray for everyone as decisions are being made about changing or not changing routines due to possible illnesses.  May medical professional, family, and God be in on any life-style changes being made.

 

 

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Thank-you for reading and praying as God leads you to pray.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel.

Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.

~Daniel 10:12~

 

 

 

Time Change – If you did not change your clocks last night, do so now.  Spring forward means you lose an hour.

 

 

 

Read thee Bible in 2020 – March 9

  • Numbers 11:24-13:33
  • Mark 14:22-52
  • Psalm 52:1-9
  • Proverbs 11:1-3

 

 

Annie Armstrong – Day 8

PRAYERS FOR MISSIONARIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

 

 

 

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If you are not in a Sunday School class at FBC , Kentwood and would like to help with our “shoeboxes”, the following are some items we do not have enough of yet.

  • Soft baby dolls – like at Dollar Tree
  • $1.00 calculators
  • 8″ scissors
  • $1.00 flashlights
  • Extra flashlight batteries
  • Rounded point scissors
  • Manicure sets
  • Sewing kits

 

 

 

It’s been almost a week since we got the call that Donald Alford had passed away.  He wasn’t sick but a little more than two months.  His death was the third one in less than a year in David’s family – two brothers and a brother-in-law!  Pray for families who face multiple sorrows today.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for “tuning in” this morning.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday (2-22-2020)

“We must always aim at those things that bring peace and that help strengthen one another.” 

~Romans 14:19 GNT~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – February 22

  • Leviticus 13:1-59
  • Mark 6:1-29
  • Psalm 39:1-13
  • Proverbs 10:10

 

 

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Thanks to Wanda Smith for helping with Operation Christmas Child yesterday.

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for all those who have been listed lately.  Their medical conditions seem to be about the same.  Pray for each one, please.

 

 

 

Stay warm. 

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.

Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

~1 John 4:7~

 

 

 

 

Glen A Booty

July 28, 1943 – February 10, 2020

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. He was born July 28, 1943 in Kentwood, LA and was 76 years of age. He is survived by his daughter, Melanie Ruth Booty; son, Daron Glen Booty; daughter, Brandi LeJean Booty Hartman and husband, Jonathan; 2 sisters, Perle Mae Jones and Bonnie Faye Hunter; 2 brothers, R.J. Booty and Donnie Ray Booty. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Annie Mae Booty; sisters, Mirla Dorothy Grace, Ivy Josephine Gatlin, Frances Corinne Booty and Verlie Martha Peek; brothers, Jewel Clyde Booty, Robert Laverne Booty and Gayle Rodney Booty. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Thursday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Friday, February 14, 2020. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – February 12

  • Exodus 34:1-35:9
  • Matthew 27:15-31
  • Psalm 33:12-22
  • Proverbs 9:1-6

 

 

 

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Make today count for Jesus!

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.

Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.” 

~1 John 4:7 NLT~

 

 

 

Kathy Boone Dykes has surgery yesterday at North Oaks.  Please pray for her as she recovers.

 

 

 

Yvonne Bamber Jones

October 12, 1925 – February 03, 2020

Yvonne Bamber Jones passed away peacefully Monday morning February 3, 2020 at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond following surgery after a recent fall in her home. She was 95. Yvonne was born at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans in 1924 and was a lifelong resident of Kentwood. She was fiercely independent, and until her final weeks, lived alone in the home in which she was raised and the home in which she raised her family. She had retired from many years of service at the Kentwood Health Unit in 1980, a job she held while also managing to maintain a household and raise three children. She was blessed with a refined beauty at an early age with near perfect skin, complexion and hair. She was assiduous about maintaining that beauty well into her later years and so it was that even though her mobility became more challenging in her final months, she still insisted on bi-weekly visits to her hairdresser. The visits helped her feel younger despite her age. She grew up an only child in the depression, lost both parents before the age of 21, and was left to raise her daughter after her husband was deployed to Europe with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles. But she and her husband overcame one adversity after another and they persevered and prospered. Perhaps otherwise modest in means, they were wealthy in family, friends and love. While a very private person, she and her husband had a small circle of friends with whom they shared the best of times. Whether it was an evening of dining and dancing, a trip to an out-of-state LSU football game, or the simplicity of enjoying the company of friends in the backyard, she lived life to the fullest. She was instinctively protective of her children and intensely loyal to others with whom she was close. She had a beguiling and mischievous nature from childhood that lasted throughout her years and her love of life was unbounding. She is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel E. and Edwina Strickland Bamber, her grandson, Brandon Jones and her high school sweetheart, best friend and love of her life, husband Claude J. “Hopper” Jones. She had no siblings. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Ron Fox who reside in Branson, Missouri, her son and daughter-in-law, Claude. J. “Hoppie” and Beverly Quinn Jones who reside in Amite, and her son and son-in-law, Ronnie Jones and Jim Outland who reside in New Orleans. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Aside from the love of her own children, she especially cherished and treasured the visits and calls from Karen and Karli. Their unselfish kindness and concern will forever live in her heart and soul. Their love truly sustained her and made her smile. She was also anxiously looking forward to reconnecting and spending more time with two of her other grandchildren who were returning to Kentwood–Laura, who was relocating from her home in Minnesota and Perry, who recently retired and has moved back from an extended residence in Georgia. The family wishes to thank the medical staff of AmeraCare and the nurses and staff at Richard Murphy Hospice House for their compassionate care and dignified treatment as well as Dr. Derris Ray for always being available without regard to time of day or day of week. The family also wishes to thank Christine Coleman who helped mom maintain her independence until her final weeks. Without Christine’s help mom’s quality of life would have suffered and she would have been denied her wish to live out as many of her days at her childhood home as was possible. And the family is especially appreciative of the responsiveness and attention of the Kentwood Police Department and the Rescue Squad who always showed up when mom called. Like her husband who predeceased her, Yvonne wished that her body be donated to the LSU Bureau of Anatomical Research so that others might benefit from any research conducted after her death. A memorial service and celebration of her life for family and friends will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, 501 Avenue G in Kentwood on Saturday, February 8th with visitation from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and a brief service following visitation. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Richard Murphy Hospice House, 1109 S. Chestnut Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70403 or a charity of their choice.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – February 5

  • Exodus 21:22-23:13
  • Matthew 24:1-28
  • Psalm 29:1-11
  • Proverbs 7:6-23

 

 

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Operation Christmas Child = I have a box of Mardi Gras necklaces that need to be detangled, socks that need to be sorted, and other simple jobs for someone who wants to volunteer.  Let me hear from you.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

“Trust in your money and down you go!

Trust in God and flourish as a tree!” 

~Proverbs 11:28 TLB~

 

 

 

Julie Smith Eudy, my sister, is having surgery midmorning today at Ochsner on Jefferson.  Please pray for her today and during her recover during the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

Pray request sent by Lois Pittman: Donna Manning & Kelsey Schillings

 Donna is my niece, lives in Mt.Hermon,she has health problems,Kelsey has been in Tulane since last Sun.,she is on a feeding tube right now ,please put them both on the prayer link,thank you,she also lives inMt.Hermon

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child – We are almost at the end of our first month of church-wide collection by Sunday School classes for OCC.  FBC, Kentwood has continued to prove how generous they are when it comes to missions.  Thanks to the OCC team of Frank Fowler, Beth Lee, and Wanda Smith for helping to get the message out to the classes.   Looking ahead, what a joy it will be for many children to open the shoeboxes that you helped send at the end of this year.  Thank you for your love for missions.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 27

  •  Exodus 4:1-5:21
  • Matthew 18:1-20
  • Psalm 22:19-31
  • Proverbs 5:15-21

 

 

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If you have some time to dedicate to working on OCC, please let me know.  You can even get a friend or two to come with you.  Come learn what goes on “behind the scenes” and receive a great blessing as you work and consider all the hands that help to get our boxes to the children each year.

Anna Lee