The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

~Psalm 27:1~



What a blessing to see Jeb and Katie Brabham have their two boys dedicated to the Lord yesterday.  What precious boys!  Such a sweet family!



Please pray for Bro. Darryl Miller’s family.  His parents are not in good health.



Continue to pray for those in our community who are battling serious health issues.



Pray for those who have to be outside for extended time periods during this hot weather.  Everyone be careful.  Take care of the older and younger folks who are out in the heat.



Read the Bible Today

  • Catch up on any readings you missed last week.
  • Reflect on God as High Priest



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • Honoring ladies with July birthdays
  • Tuesday at The Cafe at 11 A.M.



Children in Action

  • Wednesday nights at 6 P.M. in Children’s Department
  • Working on Operation Christmas Child projects this month
  • Children K-5th grade (boys and girls)
  • Children had a good time working at the mission project day Saturday.



Yesterday morning, David and I enjoyed breakfast at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church.  They do this every month as a benefit for someone with a special need.  Yesterday, our donations went to Lalou Schwebel Voight who has breast cancer.  Good job, Pine Ridge ladies!  Lalou, we wish you improved health.  You are in our prayers.


People are kind and thoughtful in many ways.  Travis Day has planted a large area of sunflowers and is allowing others to enjoy them, “Drive Thru and Pick a Few!”  His sunflower patch is on highway 440, about 4.5 miles west of the interstate at Tangipahoa.  Make some memories and some pictures!

Anna Lee





Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Hebrews 13:5-6




Amber Prine Ragan

Recovery Update: 7/21/18 (12:00 PM) Dr. Lang came by to discuss the results of the MRI. There is a very small layer of the tumor remaining in the insula area under the cerebral cortex. This was the area that he was concerned about because of causing damage to the blood vessels that could have caused paralysis. The next step is the plan of treatment to attack this area. It will be a 6 week combination of chemotherapy plus radiation. We will meet with an oncologist when we return for the post-op visit on August 8th. At that time we will know more about the plan of attack! We will continue to post recovery updates.
We wanted to share a picture with everyone of our perfect patient and her Super Star Hero, Dr. Lang.

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston



Clovis W. Sanders

June 22, 1936 – July 20, 2018

A resident of Greensburg, LA passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 at his home. He was born June 22, 1936 in Liverpool, LA and was 82 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Doris Griffin Sanders; daughter, Rita Allen and husband, Charles E.; 2 sons, Robert “Bob” Sanders and wife, Alice, and Patrick “Pat” Sanders and wife, Jeana; 4 grandchildren, Stephanie Floyd and husband, John, Chauntel Snoddy and husband, Nathan, Tazi McClung and husband, Stan, Travis Welch and wife, Molly, and Bryan Allen and wife, Melissa; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Fanny Sanders; former spouse, Margaret P. Sanders; son, Clovis W. Sanders, Jr.; brothers, Lawrence Sanders and James D. Sanders; sister, Ouida S. Wall. He was a member of Red Bluff Baptist Church, American Legion, North Helena Volunteer Fire Department, Lookout Rough Riders, Liverpool Enduro Motorcycle Club and a founding member of the Liverpool Riding Club. Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Joe Day and Rev. Raymond Taylor. Interment Red Bluff Cemetery, Greensburg. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Yesterday completed a wonderful missions week.

  • Monday, we had our “show and tell” craft day for missions at Spring Creek.  We were blessed by some ladies I didn’t expect, but who shared testimonies that brought tears to many eyes.
  • Yesterday, many items were made to be used is mission projects.  I’m so thankful to those, young and older, who came to do their part.  Amazingly, two senior adult ladies took some items home to complete later.  That shows what a blessing their self-imposed “homework” was to their lives. What an example they set!



Tuesday, we will celebrate church ladies with birthdays in July.  We meet at The Cafe at 11 A.M.  Ladies being honored this month are Bobbie Magee, Barbara Erwin, Janice Hornsby, Martha  Griffith, Debbie Bales, and Anne Hurst.



Read the Bible today.

  • Isaiah 3
  • Job 32
  • Ephesians 3



I hope you have a great day of Bible study and worship today.

Anna Lee


Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

~Philippians 4:6-7~




I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at our mission project day this morning in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.  We will meet from nine to noon.  There is a job for everyone as we do both local and international missions.



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 2
  • Psalm 89: 1-26
  • Ephesians 2


Amber Prine Ragan “We’re in this Together”

Recovery Update: 7/20/18 (11:30 AM)- Amber is doing awesome! All of the medical staff in the ICU keep making comments about how well she is doing. She had a good night last night, they are keeping her very comfortable. She is sitting up in a chair this morning visiting with her Dad and Ashlynn.
Dr. Lang had a little of a challenge at the beginning of surgery because of the scar tissue that had built up from the previous surgery 5 years ago. Once he got past that, he was able to start the intricate removal process of the tumor. As we said before, he feels that he was able to remove the majority of the tumor. Amber being awake and responding to different tasks allowed him to continue deeper into the area of tumor without causing any deficits. They will keep her in ICU for another 24 hours to monitor her closely. We hope to be moved into a room tomorrow. They have been great about letting family members visit with her.
Dr. Lang knows that a majority of the tumor has been removed, but it’s hard to know if it was 100% because of the area he was working in. They will do an MRI today that will confirm the final results of the surgery. Depending on the results of the MRI and tests that will be done on the extracted tumor, they will plan the best possible post-treatment plan for Amber.
We will continue to post recovery updates….

When you don’t know what to do, Pray. Pray until your situation changes. Miracles happen everyday.
Love to all of you from Amber and her family 🙏❤️



Pray for Bro. Darryl Miller’s family.  Both his parents are sick and living with one of their daughters.  Family members are taking turns caring for then.  Caregiving is a very hard job!



Please continue to pray for Howard Williams.  He had had ups and downs this week.  Howard is a brother to Rufus and Malone.



Please continue to pray for others in our area who are facing long-term sicknesses and their caregivers.



Today is a fantastic day to serve our mighty God!

Anna Lee




But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

~1 John 1:7 (NIV)~



Rhonda Howell Ward

Six cases of West Nile cases LA. 2 in EBR parish. One was me. Three are in hospital and can lead to death. Wow, thank you Lord.


Bobby Spinks

We have been asked a lot about my last hospital visit and I realized that I haven’t updated you guys, sorry 😂😂, more importantly, thank you for making me feel loved!!

My ultrasound revealed that I have only one detectable tumor.
The good news is that there is only the one.
The not as great news is that it is somewhat large. We were told to expect something about the size of a grain of rice or sesame seed. The tumor looks to be over an inch. This means a couple of things: I have probably had this for a long time (the most likely scenario) or it is growing rapidly. It also means that I will be able to keep the other parathyroid glands!!
The best news is that the size of the tumor will make it easier to find and remove in surgery which means less exploration.

I have a few more appointments and things to take care of prior to my surgery but I am excited to be parting ways with this little scallywag in the near future. Thanks for your prayers!!



Latest update from Amber Prine Ragan

Update (6:30 PM) The nurse just came out to talk to us. Amber is still in the final stage of surgery. She explained that Dr. Lang is in the final stages of closing her up. They should be finished within the next hour. Once they are finished we will meet with the surgeon to get the final report. We were told she would be in recovery for 1 – 2 hours before we would be able to see her. We have been so overwhelmed with all the comments, text and calls from all of our family and friends. Amber will love reading everyone’s comments. We feel your love for Amber but most of all we feel the POWER of your prayers. We will post another update tonight once we get more information from the surgeon.

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson




Allen Jay Dedon

Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018

Crain Funeral Home


Gained his Angel Wings July 18, 2018. Allen is amazing, he is a fighter and has a spirit for adventure, no tree is ever too high for Allen to climb and he loves playing sports. Allen fought osteosarcoma for 2 years and never once stopped smiling or joking and his favorite person to pick on was his mom, who he regularly made jokes about. Building things with his dad is always fun and no one can ever tell what the final result will be until it’s finished. Allen has a light so bright everyone sees it when they meet him and instantly falls in love with him.

Survived by:

Mom: Sheila Allen

Dad and Step-mom: Jay and Cass DeDon

Brothers: Gavin DeDon and Jordan DeDon

Step-Brother: Alex Florez

Step-Sister: Josey Florez

Maternal Grandmother: Mary Jane Allen

Paternal Grandparents: Charles and Linda DeDon

Paternal Great-grandmother: Sara DeDon

Also several aunts and uncles, numerous cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death recently by his paw paw Lonnie Allen.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Friday July 20th from 4 pm until 7 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7 pm Friday with Rev. Darryl Miller and Rev. E.J. Didon officiating.

Honorary Pallbearers are Gavin DeDon, Jordan Dedon, Drew Roberts, Christopher Allen, Peyton Allen, Hayden Allen, Connor DeDon, Alex Florez, Jonah Holmes, Jaren Scivicque

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Allen DeDon Osteosarcoma Research Fund at


Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 1
  • Job 31
  • Ephesians 1



Mission Projects Day

  • Saturday, July 21
  • FBC, K Fellowship Hall
  • 9 A.M. – Noon
  • Everyone is invited
  • Making items for local and international missions
  • Bring fabric scissors or rotary cutter if you have them
  • Opportunity to get a shoe box and some items for it



Have a wonderful day as you “walk in the light”!

Anna Lee