Wednesday

“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

 ~Philippians 2:4-5 NLT~

 

 

 

Update on Mrs. Peggy Luce:

My mom went to doctors today. She has broken nose, but it’s in line and no surgery for that. Her eye socket is fractured and not affecting her eye. She can get her stitches out on Friday! She’s exhausted from being out all morning, but doing well! Thanks for the prayers. Please continue to pray! We love y’all!                                                                                                                                                                 Debbie

 

 

 

Don’t forget the OCC Packing Party Saturday at 1 P.M.  Bring a Christmas snack to share.  Wear Christmas colors.  It is always amazing to see how quickly we can pack a large number of boxes.  If you have never done this before, give it a try,  You’ll want to do it every year!

 

 

 

Sunday, Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast benefit at eight o’clock.  The fellowship is good, just like the food.

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 23 – John 10: 9-13

 

 

 

Share God’s love today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Praise the LORD.Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.

~Psalm 112:1~

 

 

 

Dollie Frazier shares her good news.  Join Dollie in thanking God.

ALL PRAYER WARRIORS PRAISE REPORT:
OUT OF HOSPITAL THIS MORNING. DR. REPORTS SHOWED NO BLOOD CLOTS ON BRAIN NOR DID IT SHOW A STROKE OF EITHER.  THIS IS NOT A BRAIN PROBLEM WITH MY EYES.  HE TURNED ME BACK OVER TO MY EYE DOCTOR TOMORROW BECAUSE IT HAD A RETINA PROBLEM.  AFTER SHE DECIDES WHAT TO DO I WILL ADVISE YOU.  WE HAD A REVIVAL THERE IN THE HOSPITAL. EVERYONE WAS SO HAPPY IT WAS MOT A BRAIN PROBLEM. GOD IS IN CONTROL AND IF THERE WAS A BLOOD CLOT IT IS NOT THERE NOW.
PRAISE THE LORD! THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS. PRAYER WORKS MY FRIENDS!  I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU. NOW TIME FOR SOME REST. THOSE STEROID SHOTS KEPT ME AWAKE.  EVERYONE WAS GREAT AT NORTH OAKS HOSPITAL. THANKS TO ALL GREAT DOCTORS AND NURSES. (STILL NOT SEEING WELL SO I HOPE ALL THIS MADE SENSE).

 

 

Buddy Morris and family had a reason for a celebration.  He celebrated one year free of cancer after her had treatment.  The family is praising and thanking God.

 

 

 

Mr. John Phillips, who lives in my neighborhood, fell again.  Pray for him as he recovers.

 

 

 

Mrs. Nita Russell Miller also fell.  She had a double break in her hip and other injuries.  Please pray for her too.

 

 

 

There will be a lot happening at FBC, Kentwood this week.  It all starts with the associational WMU meeting Monday (today) morning and ends with a packing party for the shoeboxes Saturday at 1 P.M.  Wednesday, we will have pray meeting and activities for the children and the youth.  Don’t miss out!

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 21 – John 10: 1-4

 

 

 

Today, our area is expecting a lot of rain.  Be careful if you are traveling on the roads.  Thank God for the rain.  His timing is always right.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“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~

 

 

 

Betty Taylor shared that her sister, Glenda,  has continued to improve and was released from the hospital yesterday.

 

 

 

Carol Ann Cleveland shared that her daughter, Betty Rainey, had the shunt implanted and was doing so well she went to a regular room rather than ICU following her surgery.

 

 

 

Andy Taylor’s niece had a lung to collapse for the second time.  She’s better, but was informed her lung will probably collapse again.  Pray her her lung to improve and for the number of collapses to be fewer than the doctor expects.

 

 

 

Smiley Conerly had a MRI done yesterday and will get the results in about a week.  Pray for him as he searches for answers.

 

 

 

Buddy Morris got another good report yesterday.  His good reports are not what the doctor expected when Buddy was diagnosed.  Thank God for the improvement Buddy has made since that first diagnosis.

 

 

 

Josiah Huckaby  continues to improve, but is still dependent on oxygen, which means he will be hospitalized for a while.  Thank God that Josiah has two caring parents who chose him knowing he would require special care.  Josiah was blessed to be chosen by Job and KK!

 

 

 

Ladies, make plans to be at the Two River’s WMU meeting at FBC, Kentwood Monday.  Leadership will meet at 9:00 before the 10:00 meeting.  All ladies are invited.  A covered dish meal will follow the meeting.  I thank God for the ladies who stepped up and are doing an excellent job in my absence.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 17 – 2 Corinthians 5:  11-15

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child Packing PartyOctober 26th at 1 P.M. in the FBC, K fellowship hall.

 

 

 

I believe in prayer!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

Seek the LORD while he may be found;

call on him while he is near.

~Isaiah 55:6 (NIV)~

 

 

 

I’m writing this shortly before mid-night, but calling it “Saturday”.

 

 

 

About 6 P.M., we received a rain for a few minutes.  David asked me it I wanted to go out and watch it rain.  I told him it wouldn’t rain long enough for that.  He started out.  At that moment, the rain stopped.  I’m hope we get rain over the weekend that lasts longer, but I am thankful for the rain we received.

 

 

 

Two death notices:

  • Robert Stephen Ellis, III
    November 15, 1948 – October 03, 2019

    A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at his home. He was born November 15, 1948 in Amite and was 70 years of age. He was a graduate of Tulane University. As an avid sportsman, he had a deep love of fishing and hunting with his dogs. In his early years, he was a fiddle player in Just Pickin’ Bluegrass Band. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Robinson Ellis; sons, Bolivar Kemp Ellis of Amite, Jesse Clinton Ellis and and wife, Sumerset Bivens Ellis of Salt Lake City, UT; 2 grandchildren, Emery June Ellis and Ansel Cotton Ellis; sisters, Martina Ellis of Amite and Eleanor Dameron of Takoma Park, MD; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a wide circle of many friends. Preceded in death by parents, Judge Robert S. Ellis, Jr. and Eleanor “Peeps” Kemp Ellis. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.  (Robert was my classmate from the 7th grade through graduation.)

  • Jonathan Serigne, the man we have been praying for for about a week, passed away tonight (Friday).  I have prayed for peace and comfort for this family.  Please pray now and at 8:30 each night for a while.  I’ll post the obituary when one becomes available.

 

 

We will meet at 8 A.M. in the fellowship hall to finish up the shoeboxes we need this year.  Thank-you to those who have been coming and to those who will show up in the morning to paint some more.

The packing party will be Saturday, October 26th at 6:00 P.M. in the fellowship hall.  Wear your Christmas colors and bring a Christmas snack.  Packing the shoeboxes is fun!

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – October 5 – I Timothy 5: 14-16 . If you would like your own copy of the Scriptures we will be reading this month, they are available in the sanctuary of FBC, Kentwood.  Take one to share, too.

 

 

 

It’s still Friday, but I’m posting anyway!

Anna Lee

Friday

Do not boast about tomorrow,

for you do not know what a day may bring.

~Proverbs 27:1 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – October 4 – I Timothy 6: 11-13

 

 

 

I have no idea how many students took their Bibles to school yesterday, but for each one who did, I am thankful.  I’m even more thankful for the students who attend church each week and read their Bible.  It’s important that each one makes a choice to follow Jesus.

 

 

 

We have almost painted enough shoeboxes.  Tomorrow, we will be working from 8:00-11:00 A.M. to finish up.  Our packing party is three weeks from tomorrow.  Let me know if you will be available to help finish the preparations.  Mark you calendar for the last Saturday of the month so you won’t miss the packing party!  We always have a great time as we put all the items in the boxes and prepare for shipping.

 

 

 

Thanks for your many prayers.  Please continue to pray for Jonathan and his family each night at 8:30.  Thanks!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bring Your Bible to School Day

 And this is love:

that we walk in obedience to his commands.

As you have heard from the beginning,

his command is that you walk in love.

~2 John 1:6~

 

 

 

Today, our students are encouraged to “Bring Your Bible to School”.

 

 

 

Jan Hammons sent me an update on Jonathan Sarigne.  He is a little better, but needs to improve some more to get chemo.  The family asks you to continue to pray for him at 8:30 each night.  He is 36.

 

 

 

Smiley Conerly’s cardiologist said Smiley’s problem is not his heart, so they are continuing to search for answers.  Pray for Smiley and his family as they deal with the uncertainly of now knowing what problem is the root of his illness.

 

 

 

My childhood neighbor and life-long friend, Mrs. Juanita Pritchett, passed away.  She had three boys and lived next to us, a family with three girls.  She has been hospitalized a number of times in Greensburg where we were able to see her.  I visited her last year at her home and bought some Roseland cookbooks.  Recently, David and I saw her in Walmart.  She said her boys were good to her, but just didn’t buy the groceries she wanted, so she drove herself to the store and was shopping for what she wanted to cook.  She had some real tragedies in her life, but never let them get the best of her.  I’m glad I knew her!  One more thing, she was exactly a year older than my mother.

Juanita Singleton Pritchett

March 26, 1928 – October 02, 2019

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2019 at her home. She was born March 26, 1928 in Roseland, LA and was 91 years of age. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and WMU. She loved gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. She is survived by 2 sons, Chester Pritchett and fiancé, Linda Cutrer, Roseland, and John Pritchett, Jr. and wife, Virgie, Roseland ; grandchildren, Clay Pritchett and wife, Elizabeth, Houston, TX, Roddi Lynn Blackmon and husband, Jason, Jersey Village, TX, Rhonda Hoolahan and husband, Donald, Hammond, Amy Ballard and husband, Jimmy, Roseland, Shane Hendry, Roseland, Clint Hendry and wife, Beckie, Roseland; great-grandchildren, Julian and Alaina Pritchett, Keeli Blackmon, Baylor Blanchard, Emilee Edwards, Hallie Hendry, Logan Ballard and Seth Hendry; 1 sister, Almeda Miller, Arcola. Preceded in death by her first husband, Dixie Clay Pritchett; her second husband, John Henry Pritchett, Sr.; son, Rodney Earl Pritchett and wife, Judy; parents, Harvey Felix Singleton and Alma Thompson Singleton; 6 brothers, Theodore, Henson, William, Hayden, Dudley and Samuel; 2 sisters, Augusta, Susie, and Clarice Singleton. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Roseland from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Rick Elder. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – October 3 – I Timothy 6: 6-10

 

 

 

Today, at 1 P.M., we will again meet in the fellowship hall of FBC, K. to paint “shoeboxes” for Operation Christmas Child.  You are welcome to join us there.  Come, join the fun.  We will soon have all our boxes painted and can plan for the packing party later this month.  Artistic talent is not required.  Just willingness and a spirit of fun.

 

 

 

Thank-you for praying each day.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

If you do this, you will experience God’s peace”

~Philippians 4:6-7 NLT~

 

 

 

Mattie’s Miracles – Great news this morning…no malignant cells found in the lymph node biopsy! God is so very good ALL the time! Thank you to Our faithful prayer warriors. We appreciate you so very much!!

 

 

 

Johathan Serigne‘s family appreciate your prayers Monday night.  They also asked everyone to pray for him at 8:30 last night.  I wasn’t home and didn’t get that request posted in time.  I’ll try to post again when I hear an update.

 

 

 

Today is the day Rev. Franklin Graham as asked people all across our country to pray for President Trump.  No matter your political opinion, praying for our country’s leadership is always appropriated.  Please take time to pray for President Trump and other leaders today.

 

 

 

Tomorrow is Bring Your Bible to School Day.  Please pass the word to students so than can make a decision about doing so tomorrow.  You may want to read the article in the Baptist Message, https://baptistmessage.com/.

 

 

 

We are making progress on painting the shoeboxes.  We will paint tomorrow at 1 P.M.  Join us if you can.  I think by the time we paint tomorrow and Saturday morning we will have enough boxes ready for all the boys and girls we plan to pack a box for at the end of the month.  Packing and shipping the boxes is a great reward as we think about the boys and girls who will receive the boxes in 2020.  We have a few steps between painting and packing that we will be taking care of in the coming weeks.  You can pray for the packing and shipping as well as praying for the recipients.

 

 

 

Two Rivers WMU will be meeting at FBC, Kentwood on October 16th at 10 A.M.  You are invited to attend.

 

 

 

The Two Rivers WMU Lottie Moon Tea will be the second Sunday of December at Spring Creek.  Mark your calendar.

 

 

 

Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – October 2 – Deuteronomy 7:11-14

 

 

 

Thank-you to the reader of TPL who sent a check for shoebox postage.  I love to meet people over the phone and in person who read this.  You and your prayers are the reason I write this.  You are appreciated.

Anna Lee