Sunday

Taste and see that the LORD is good;

blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

~Psalm 34:8~

 

Marion Antoinette “Doll” Gray Willson

July 09, 1936 – January 24, 2020

A life-long resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg. She was born July 9, 1936 in Kentwood and was 83 years of age. She was a retired dairy farmer and a member of Pine Ridge United Methodist Church. She is survived by 2 sons, Paul Willson and wife, Mary Ann, Kentwood and Jimmy Willson and wife, Laurie, Houston, TX; daughter, Tracy Willson Desselles and husband, Gary, Abita Springs; 7 grandchildren, Jim Willson, J.J. Willson, Adam Willson and his wife, Lori, Bracy Willson Pinegar and husband, Jeff, Cristen Willson Blades and her husband, Landon, Colby Desselles and Bailey Desselles; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Nancy Birch and husband, Ladell, and Peggy Varnado and husband, Dr. Jimmie W. Varnado; 2 sisters-in-law, Kay Gray and Toni Gray; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ray Willson; parents, James and Nettie Gray; sister, Velma Georgia Gray; 5 brothers, James Hulon Gray and wife, Minette, Huey Gray and wife, Dorothy, Leahman Gray,  Philip Gray, and James Monroe Gray. A graveside service will be held at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine Ridge, LA at 1:00PM on Monday, January 27, 2020 conducted by Rev. Dr. Michael Townsend. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 26

  • Exodus 2:11-3:22
  • Matthew 17:10-27
  • Psalm 22:1-18
  • Proverbs 5:7-14

 

 

David and I had a good week with OCC.  Today, we are announcing what the classes at our church are purchasing for February.  If you are not finished shopping for January, it is never too late.

 

 

 

 Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast benefit this morning at 8 A.M.  Enjoy the fellowship and food.  Contribute to a need in the community chosen by a team of ladies who are always alert to needs and have a heart to help out.

 

 

 

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

~Ephesians 3:16~

 

 

 

David’s brother-in-law

Harold Benton Newman

  • June 5, 1933 – January 20, 2020
  • Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
  • Harold  Benton Newman
  • Harold Benton Newman, originally of Hammond, LA, died Monday, January 20, 2020, at his home in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, at the age of 86. He was born June 5, 1933, to the late Shelby and Anita Newman. He was a resident of Mississippi for the past 33 years.
    Harold is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bonnie Alford Newman; brothers Shelby William (Bill) Newman, Glenn Earl Newman, and Rudolph Paul (Rudy) Newman, sister Joyce Love Newman, children Harold Keith Newman, Sharon Kay Newman Ott (Mike), and Matthew Eric Newman (Susan); grandchildren Becky, Christina, Bryan, Miranda, Mikayla, and Kaylen; and 6 great-grandchildren.
    In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his sisters Mary Ann Newman Mulkey and Elsie Jean Newman Smith, and daughter Diana Sue Newman Brown.
    Harold was a veteran of the Army National Guard, and retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation (Highway Department). He was an animal lover, an avid outdoorsman, and a life-long fisherman.
    Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in Harold’s honor at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, Louisiana, on February 1, 2020, from 11 am to 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, and to honor Harold’s love for animals, the family asks you make a donation to Raven Woods Animal Sanctuary in Arcola, Louisiana or Tangi Humane Society in Hammond, Louisiana.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 25

  • Genesis 50:1 – Exodus 2:10
  • Matthew 16:13-17:9
  • Psalm 21:1-13
  • Proverbs 5:1-6

 

 

I have been crafting for OCC.  It has been a real joy!  If you like to craft and know the value of OCC, you may want to get with me for some joint projects.  If you are shopping monthly, you will realize the first month is ending.  Are you pleased with what you purchased or crafted in January?  Stay tuned for our February needs….

Anna Lee

 

 

Tuesday

You are my refuge and my shield;

I have put my hope in your word.

~Psalm 119:114~

 

 

 

Mr. Sherrill Caraway was able to return to his home yesterday after spending an uncertain week in the hospital in Baton Rouge.  Pray he will feel good and improve at home.

 

 

 

Christian Ratlliff’s ear surgery went well.  Once he is healed from surgery, his new devices will be turned on.  Pray all go as smoothly as planned.

 

 

 

Julie Smith Eudy, my sister, will be having surgery at Ochsner Hospital on Jefferson Monday.  Please begin to cover her with your prayers.  Please pray for the surgery and the recovery period.

 

 

 

Julie and I have completed the process of cutting, surging, folding, and grouping more than enough colorful washcloths for the shoeboxes we will pack in October.  They are beautiful!  I am anxious for the children to have them to enjoy for many years.  Our present projects include stuffing two-pocket folders for the boys and girls in the two older age groups.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 21

  • Genesis 42:18-43:34
  • Matthew 13:47-14:12
  • Psalm 18:16-36
  • Proverbs 4:7-10

 

 

The January Bible Study of Jeremiah is going well at New Zion Baptist Church.  There are two more nights.  It’s not too late to join the group.  They start at 6:30 P.M. with Bro. Darryl Miller teaching the group.

 

 

 

The Kentwood youth are planning for the annual Valentine Banquet which will be Saturday, February 8.  A steak supper will be served that night.  You can purchase your $20 tickets at the church office or from a youth.  Proceeds from the banquet will help with the cost of youth camp this summer.

 

 

 

We all know about being selfish.  Let’s practice being selfless today in our prayers and actions.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Afternoon

I received a call saying Mrs. Irene Lascaro fell and broke her hip, for the third time.  She was being transported to the hospital at that time.  I do not have an update.  The third break will bring new challenges for her and for her surgeon.

You may not know “Miss” Irene, but I told you about the wonderful job she did sharing about Lottie Moon and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions.  I was so glad to see her that day because I hadn’t seen her in a while.

Please say a special prayer or two for her this afternoon as decisions are made about how to deal with this latest fracture.

Wednesday

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

~Jeremiah 29:11~

 

 

 

Dr Ajanette Varnado is having cancer surgery today, please pray for her and her family

Shared by a TPL reader

We will certainly want to pray for her and her family today.

 

 

 

Milton “Buddy” Bel

January 26, 1945 – January 12, 2020

Milton Duaine “Buddy” Bel, mayor and lifelong resident of Amite, passed away at the age of 74 on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at North Oaks Medical Center. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and he, along with his wife, owned Cabby’s Restaurant for over 20 years. He was previously elected as a school board member and Amite City council member. Buddy was preceded in death by parents, Milton J. Bel and Gwen Evans Bel; brother, Richard; and brother-in-law, Dick Toups; nephews, Taylor Bel and Scott Toups. He is survived by his wife, Claire Anderson Bel; daughters, Leigh Anne Bel Lambert, Megan Bel Miller (Joel), and Molly Bel (Danny Strickland); sister, Betty Jo Toups; brother, Patrick Bel (Elena); and grandchildren, Marie, Hunter, and Jaden Lambert, and Parker and Caroline Miller. Visitation at First United Methodist Church, Amite, from 8 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amite First United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice, in memory of Buddy Bel.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 15

  • Genesis 31:17-32:12
  • Matthew 10:24-11:6
  • Psalm 13:1-6
  • Proverbs 3:16-18

 

 

Don’t forget to bring extra 2020 calendars for the Tangipahoa Parish Jail ministry.

 

 

 

I worked on the donations for Operation Christmas Child yesterday.  I will post a running total after the end of the month.  You can leave your donations in the classroom next to the choir room or in one of the totes in the fellowship hall or under the stairwell to the balcony.

 

 

 

Looking forward to some of God’s sunshine today.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Monday

“We refuse to wear masks and play games.

We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes.

And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves.

Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God.”

 ~2 Corinthians 4:2 The Message~

 

 

 

Donna Fay Miller continues to improve at home.  Thank-you for your prayers for her and her family.

 

 

 

Buddy Morris is seeing his cardiologist this week in hopes of approval for surgery.  He has already had one neck artery done.

 

 

 

George Pike will be having gamma knife surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia tomorrow morning.  That is the surgery that made such a difference for me in 2011.  Pray with the family that George also has good results.

 

 

 

Buddy Bel, mayor of Amite, passed away yesterday afternoon.  Please be in prayer for his family.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 13

  • Genesis 28:1-29:35
  • Matthew 9:18-38
  • Psalm 11:1-7
  • Proverbs 3:11-12

 

 

Last night at church, I heard some reports that some classes are doing well with their January collections for Operation Christmas Child.  I’m excited and thankful.  We have two more Sundays in January!

 

 

 

Do you and a friend or two want to plan an Operation Christmas Child project day, morning, or afternoon?  Let me know.  I can supply everything we need or you can bring what you want to.  Ideas: crochet party, painting shoeboxes, making bead dolls, making matching games, tote bags for marbles, cutting out for sewing day, etc.  You may come up with your own idea.

 

 

 

I don’t do many things with an eye on the weather, but using my computer has become one thing that can be determined by the weather.  I think I will post this before the rain comes back this morning.  Have a great day, despite the rain!

Anna Lee

Lord’s Day!

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.

~Psalm 40:3~

 

 

Donna Fay Miller is home from the hospital . Please continue to pray for her as she progresses through her recovery. Thank you

Firma Kay

 

 

 

Pray for my cousin Scott, who lives in Shreveport.  He has Huntington’s disease.  The past few days he has been hospitalized and has developed an infection.  Pray it can quickly be cleared up.  I usually call him my Texas cousin, but the family has moved east a little bit.  Pray for Scott’s wife, Brenda, as she carries a big load for Scott and others in the family.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020: Day 12

  • Genesis 26:17-27:46
  • Matthew 9:1-17
  • Psalm 10:16-18
  • Proverbs 3:9-10

 

 

Join me in thanking God for protection for our area during the storm.

 

 

 

Pray for our country as we face another difficult week.  Ask God to guide the politicians and other people in a way that they can work together again.

Anna Lee