Saturday

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

~Exodus 20:12~

 

 

Today, let’s pray for Josiah Huckaby and his family.  May God continue to bless them.

After flu/rsv season settled down, we decided to increase Josiah’s therapy appointments. We were going once a month for each therapy (physical, occupational, & speech). Now we go to physical therapy weekly & occupational/speech twice a month. This boy was already making strides but he just didn’t work much during our sessions. They would show him how to do something & he would refuse to work on it but as soon as we’d get home he’d start trying to do it himself. He’s definitely little MR. INDEPENDENT.

Now he works so hard during each session & it shows…after only 1 full month with our new schedule. He can sit in the tripod position for about 30 seconds now…if you can keep him from getting too tickled to hold that position. He can get on his hands & knees. He is really close to getting into a sitting position from his hands & knees. He does sort of an army crawl now…although he has started going backwards a little bit in the crawling position. He definitely favors doing things with his left hand vs right hand. It’s been a new struggle to get him to use both during therapy. He used to use his right hand until he would get frustrated & then swap to his left hand to complete whatever task he was doing. He has been identifying some items on flash cards by picking from 2 cards…which completely blew me away since we had not worked on that at all. He follows instruction during therapy when he’s not giggling & flirting. He is such a wiggle worm & his PT/OT have both mentioned how tired they are after his session…45 mins of trying to get a really strong wiggle worm to do what he doesn’t want to is completely exhausting! I know from experience!!! 😜 To God be the glory!!!

 

 

 

James Oliver Beddingfield

February 04, 1941 – May 23, 2019

James Oliver Beddingfield of Holden, La passed away at his home on May 23, 2019. Born in Moscow, Mississippi on February 4, 1941. Mr. Beddingfield was a truck driver by trade and was affectionately known as “Swamp Fox” by his truck driving friends. Although he battled a lengthy illness for many years, he was able to celebrate his 59th anniversary with the love of his life on May 21, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Hancock Beddingfield; daughter Janice Lynn and husband Robert Brabham; son James Randall “Randy” Beddingfield and wife Tammy; son Ronald Scott “Scotty” Beddingfield and wife Sarah; daughter Karen Louise and husband David King; daughter Melissa Ann “Missy” and husband Ray Thomas; son Bryan Edward “Bubby” Beddingfield and wife Tina; daughter Jennifer Helen “Jenny” and husband Herbert Woodard; one brother Hayward Beddingfield; 19 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and 2 great- granddaughters on the way. Preceded in death by his father Bapp Woodley Beddingfield; mother Margaret Helen Vick; 4 brothers and one sister. The family would like to thank Concerned Care Hospice: Tiffany Hebert, Rayna Morgan, Belinda Seals, Chaplain J, and Alice Sherard. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Sunday, May 26, 2019, and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 27, 2019. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Here for You – God blesses those who work for peace
-Matthew 5:9, NLT

https://hereforyou.org/videos/#merciful

 

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at 11 A.M. in Oyska @ Burger Basket

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

Did you make a shopping trip for OCC this week?  Please get in the habit of spending a little money each week to support “shoeboxes”.  You can leave your purchases at the FBC office or in the classroom next to the office.  Thank you for helping little children this year.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – “Abiding in Christ” – James 1:22

 

 

 

Thank you for reading and praying.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

~Acts 1:8~

This tells us to share our faith with others around the world, not just our friends and neighbors.  That is our “mission”.
  • Mr. “Cete” did not get additional blood yesterday, but will get it Monday if the plans don’t change.  Please keep Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby in your prayers.
  • Read and  Write the Bible Today – “Abiding in Christ” – Ephesians 3:20
  • VBS, Vacation Bible School, signs are popping up all around.  Please take note of the dates and locations so the little ones in your world don’t miss out.  The children can’t make it to VBS if you don’t go out of your way to get them there!
  • Schools are ending for 2018-2019.  That means lots of energetic and fast moving boys and girls are riding bikes and playing ball each day.  Pay special attention when you drive!
  • Have a great Saturday.  Don’t get too hot!
Anna Lee

Monday

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God;

may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

~Psalm 143:10~

 

 

Read and Write the BibleAbiding in Christ – Colossians 2: 6-7

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for Susie Sharkey as she has knee replacement surgery today.  It may seem like a routine surgery until it happens to you.  Then, you will really appreciate the prayers of others.

 

 

Enjoy a Monday without rain, but stay alert to flooding from all the recent rains.

 

 

M is for Monday Missions! – Choose your own mission activity to do today.

 

 

I’ll post again this afternoon.

Anna Lee

Thursday

If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.  

But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Daniel 3:17-18

(These are the very verses we learned in our missions class last night.)

 

 

Brett Frazier did start back to “light” work Monday.  I’m sure the regular routine was a good change for him.  Please continue to pray for him.

 

 

 

Please pray for a young teen, not from our area, who tried to take her life with pills.  Jaelyn is getting treatment for anxiety.  She’s a beautiful young lady living in a

 

 

 

Please pray for Dollie Frazier as she has eye surgery this morning.

 

 

 

Please . pray for my cousin, Scott Tolleson, who has HD.  He has had complications from recent falls and is hospitalized.

 

 

 

There will be a fundraiser at FBC, Greensburg for Ronnie Webb, Jr.  I was told he is out of state getting treatment.  The lunch will be Friday at noon.  Contact FBC, Greensburg for more information or to request tickets.

 

 

 

May is the month to purchase hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child.

  • Soap
  • Washcloths
  • Toothbrushes
  • Stick deodorant
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Bath scrubbers

 

 

Read and Write the Bible  – John 15: 4-5

 

 

 

Don’t forget today is the National Day of Prayer.  Join in tonight at FBC, Amite at 6:30.  You will be blessed.

 

 

 

Thank-you for praying today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“You are my friends if you do what I command.” 

~John 15:14 NLT~

 

 

 

Baptist Press www.bpnews.net

 

 

 

Baptist Messagebaptist message.com

 

 

 

Make your plans to attend the National Day of Prayer meeting at FBC, Amite tomorrow night at 6:30.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible “Abiding in Christ” – Psalm 91: 1-2

 

 

 

Thanks go the person who sent a box of beads for use in the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Also, thanks to those of you who have contributed plastic Easter eggs for the shoeboxes.  Each and every item will go in shoeboxes in the fall.  We collect now and pack later.  Don’t forget to take the time to check out the items in the tote on the organ.  These items represent some of the items we will use this year.  You can also contribute by giving to the Operation Christmas Child Fund at church.  Marking you envelope “OCC” or “Shoeboxes” is all you have to do.

 

 

 

The weather has been beautiful.  We have enjoyed sitting on the patio.  Pray for everyone to be able to get out or to look out and enjoy God’s creation.

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for those who have needs.  They might be spiritual, physical, emotional, etc.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”

~Acts 5:20~

I find “shoeboxes” a way old and young alike can help share the Good News about Jesus!

 

 

 

I hope you are thinking about and making purchases to pack some OCC kits.  Some examples of kits are:

  • Hair fixin’s (ribbons, pony tail holders, combs, brushes, etc.)
  • Handyman items (screw driver, screws, small hammers, nails, measuring tapes, etc.)
  • Jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, rings, etc.)
  • School supplies (pens, pencils, makers, erasers, 6 ” rulers, push pins, post it notes, etc.)
  • Fishing kits (hooks, floaters, sinkers, string, etc.)
  • Jewelry making items (beads, elastic string, crosses, etc.)
  • Kitchen kits (measuring spoons, dish cloths, stirring spoons, serving spoons, etc.)
  • Sewing kits (scissors, fabric, thread, buttons, lace, etc.)
  • Small toys for boys (cars, tractors, plastic animals, marbles, etc.)
  • Band aids of various sizes and designs
  • Puzzle with a photo copy of picture from box
  • Let your imagination be your guide,

 

 

 

Some packing ideas I shared with a neighbor are the tall rectangular cans that hold drink mixes, chip containers, small pencil cases, and medicine bottles.   These can be used to hold any of the items listed above.  Note: It is helpful if you remove the labels or cover them with contact paper or colorful duct tape.  It is also helpful if you wash all you containers so there is no residue from the original contents.

 

 

 

I suppose you get the idea by now, that now is the time to make purchases for “shoeboxes”.  If you need any additional information so you, your family, a class, a church, a school, etc. can get started, please contact me.  I love to help get others started in this wonderful opportunity we have every year.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible – Psalm 62: 5-8 .

 

 

 

Copies of the May Scripture references will be available at FBC, Kentwood today or during the week (by going to the church office).  You can also go to the following like to print your own copy.  I’m using the one on the right.

http://www.wholemagazine.org/scripture-writing-plans/may-abiding-in-christ

Anna Lee

 

Saturday

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”  ~Luke 19:10 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child is the program that sends “shoeboxes” filled with clothing, toiletries, school supplies, and toys to children around the world.  By taking your gifts out of the bulky packaging, you can put more items in the “shoeboxes”.  I have a tote on the organ at church that contains some suggestions for purchases.  I hope you will check it out and have a great trip shopping.  If you attend another church in our area, feel free to go to the office during office hours and ask someone to show you where to look.  These are not the only items, but are good ideas of some of the things that can be purchased year-round.

You may want to craft some items: tote bags, jump ropes, bean bags with plastic pellets or small pebbles, pencil pouches, shirts, dresses, pillowcases, lap blankets, etc.  You can check Pinterest for many ideas.

Boxes will need $9.00 for postage.  Printed materials to introduce the children to Jesus will be added.  The printed materials are in the language of the country where the children live.  It is not a good idea to send printed materials written in English.

In early November, the boxes can be sent to a collection site.  FBC, Kentwood is one of the more local sites for many of you.  You can check the OCC site on the computer for more information about sites, packing, deadlines, etc.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible Today – Psalms 40: 1-3

 

 

 

Pray for the many people in Ruston and other areas who had tornado damage.  Below is a partial list of items you may want to contribute.

 

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Meg is  currently on site in Ruston.  You can contact her in a few days or the missions office in Franklinton (Bro. Stan).

 

 

 

While I was reading about “No Clothing”, I thought of the Hope Center in Roseland.  They accept donations of various kinds, including clothing, Tuesday through Friday 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.

 

 

 

I hope you have received some ideas of how you can minister here in Louisiana and around the world.  Missions has many faces.  Learn to look for opportunities.

Anna Lee