“Again, I assure you:

If two of you on earth agree about any matter that you pray for,

it will be done for you by My Father in heaven.”

~Matthew 18:19~

Thank God for the life of George Beverly Shea.  He gave his all to God and to Billy Graham for more than 60 years.  He is one of my heroes, but he didn’t live his life to be a hero, but a servant to God.  He was greatly talented and extremely humble.  Instead of singing with a crusade choir behind him, he now has a choir of angels!  I’m so thankful for the life he lived and the sacrifices he and his family made so he could serve out Lord!

I heard some good news last night.  Reesa B. DeLee is making some “baby steps” of improvement.  Her mother said Reesa’s body may soon be “waking up” in areas that have been asleep since surgery last November.  Let’s continue to pray for Reesa.

Mr. Philip Harrell has an issue with his eye that he will have checked on.  “Miss” Annie Belle has breathing issues.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Mrs. Shirley Frazier is about the same.  Keep praying for her.

Continue to pray for Beverly “Doodle” W. Watson and her family.

Another mother of former students is hospitalized and not doing well.  Pray for the Seymour family, formerly of Amite.

Continue to pray for all those affected by the bombing in Boston.  Pray lives will be drawn closed to God because of this tragedy!

Baptist Press –

Hymn of the Day – “I’d Rather Have Jesus” as sung by George Beverly Shea in 1987.  This is one of my favorites.

Devotional – “All or Nothing” –

Missions – Volunteer Opportunities –

Revival followed by fellowship – Tonight at New Zion at 6:30

First Hispanic Service at FBC – Tonight at FBC at 5:30  (If you know of any Hispanics who have not been invited, please call the church at 229-8111 and leave contact information)

Have a great day.  Count your blessings today!  Don’t forget to come to the cabin tomorrow at 6:30.  I think you will be blessed.

Anna Lee


“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth,

to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”

~2 Chronicles 16:9a~

Pray for Kathy Jo Thompson as she sees an ENT doctor.  She has been having headaches, ear problems, dizziness, etc,  Pray this is something that can be easily taken care of.  Thank God for this young woman who has already been through so much.

Nancy Carruth got a good report yesterday.  Thank God for this.

The first thing he said when he walked in the door was you are going to be fine. She does have a fatty liver and her lipids were slightly elevated as was her AMA. She will go back in two weeks for a liver biopsy to determine if and what her treatment will be. All other blood work fine. She does not have cancer or cirrhosis of the liver. Praise God!  (JoEllen Carruth)
This is the week of the monthly meeting at the cabin – the “third Thursday”.  We hope to see you here at 6:30.  Call if you need more information or directions.
North American Mission Board – ” Adult Mission Opportunities”
Devotional – My Utmost for His Highest – “Can You Come Down From the Mountain?” –
Baptist Press –
May you be used by God today!
Anna Lee


“What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,

how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”

~Matthew 7:9-11~

Pray for the two children: Millicent, who had had more problems, and Eli, who is very ill.

A special request

Will you please add this prayer to your prayer chain and pray for it until the middle of May? Thank you so much!

Please pray for my wive’s surgeries in the next couple of weeks that they will go well and she will have a safe recovery. Please also pray that we will be able to get pregnant during this time. We desperately want to have a child and raise him or her up in the church so please ask that God will bless us with this miracle! Thank you so much and God bless!

Kyle and Ashley Taylor

North American Missions – “Whatever it Takes” –

My Utmost for His Highest – “The Failure To Pay Close Attention” –

Hymn of the Day – “His Eye is on the Sparrow” –

I felt compelled to remind you of a hymn that encourages me.  I trust it will encourage you too.

Revival at New Zion Baptist Church – Bro. Donnie Easley  and Bro. Chris Wales – Services at 6:30 through Wednesday

Thanks for praying and for being an encouragement to me.

Anna Lee


The electricity went off this morning while I was working on The Prayer Link.  It didn’t come back on in time for me to get it done and to get dressed.  I’m just getting in now.  It’s been a long day already.  That’s enough excuses!

“If we claim we have no sin,

we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.”

~1 John 1:8 NLT~

Susan of Lara’s Gowns for Smiles gave away her 1008th gown!  Have you ever made 1008 of anything?  Let’s pray God continues to give her the desire, the time, and the funds to make gowns for children who need extra encouragement.

Zach’s Lidz for Kidz is being honored with a fundraiser at OFA.  The blessing keep pouring in!

Chris Wales told us New Zion Baptist Church is having a revival next week.  Bro. Easley is preaching and Chris is doing the music Sunday – Wednesday.

Esther “Doodle” Pierce Badon

(December 15, 1929 – April 14, 2013)

Esther “Doodle” Pierce Badon, 83 years, was embraced by Jesus and taken to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 4:45 a.m. at The Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. She was a native of Spring Creek and a resident of Independence. She loved all people and in return they loved her. She loved to cook and excelled in it but most of all she loved her family and our Heavenly Father – Always willing to help others and always showing unconditional love. She retired from Hammond State School in 1980 and was a member of First Baptist Church in Independence. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Carolyn and Gary Price, Greenwell Springs, Doug and Jackie Badon, Prairieville, Karen Rick, Husser, Donny and Sarah Badon, Independence; brother and his wife, Carl and Carolyn Pierce, Pelham, GA; grandchildren, Missy Miller, Albany, Michael Dickson, Ponchatoula, Amanda Carruth, Hammond, Grant Carruth, Husser, Clark and Essa Badon, Prairieville, and Christopher and Katie Badon, Independence; great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Ayden and Pierce Carruth, Blair and Michael Dickson, Christian Miller and Candace Anthony; niece, Angie Corkern; nephews, Zack Myers, David King, Jim, Randy, Otis, Frank and Jimmy Pierce. Preceded in death by her husband, Milton “Hoss” Badon; sisters, Mary King and Shirley Robertson; brothers, Wesley, Wayne and Johnnie Pierce; her parents, Otis and Eardy Pierce; nephew, Ernest Ray Myers. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Regency Hospital and The Carpenter House. She will be missed by all but never forgotten. Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Mitch Williams. Interment will be in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola. For online guestbook, visit

Since I am so late today, I will stop here.  See you tomorrow unless something urgent comes up before then.

Anna Lee


“Those who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s children.

For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid;

instead, the Spirit makes you God’s children, and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God, ‘Father! my Father!’

God’s Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God’s children.”

~Romans 8:14-16 GNT~

Jeff Tolar is home after having back surgery.  Pray he continues to do well.

Mrs. Susie Wales looks wonderful.  Continue to pray for her as she continues to improve.

Mr. Pat Hoosier has completed his third round of chemo.  He’s feeling fine.  Continue to pray for him.

Chris Wales told us New Zion Baptist Church is having a revival next week.  Bro. Easley is preaching and Chris is doing the music Sunday – Wednesday.

Young Eli is not doing well.  If you don’t follow him on “Prayers for Eli” of Facebook and pray, please stop and pray for him and his family now.

My former student, Sonja has a young daughter Millicent, “Millie”, who has been very ill.  She doing better and may even be able to come home next week.

Our Daily Bread – “Tell the Story” –

Missions – Samaritan’s Purse – “Operation Heal Our Patriots” –

Baptist Press –

Pray for the Moore and Conerly families as they have funeral services for their loved ones today.

“Lara’s Gowns for Smiles” and “Zach’s Lidz for Kidz” 

Please contribute special fabric for gowns and hats for hospitalized children.  Checks are also acceptable.  There are collection baskets at FBC, Kentwood.  Area churches are encouraged to bring their donations.  I will personally deliver our collections to Susan and Zach.

Joe Woodward, Jr.
(November 25, 1932 – April 11, 2013)

A resident of Kentwood, he died at 6:03 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. He was born November 25, 1932 in Kentwood and was 80 years of age. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 58 years, Merial Broussard Woodward; 4 daughters, Agnes Warren, Linda Knight, Theresa Erzinger and Sherry Noland; son, Marshall Lawrence Woodward; sister, Rosa Lee Foster; brother, Sammy P. Woodward; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Josie Woodward, Sr.; grandson, Joe Alan “BoBo” Knight; 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Visitation at The Lord’s Church, Kentwood, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Don Meadows. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Be the “Jesus” someone sees today!  Use this day to serve Him in some way.

Anna Lee


Friday – Regular Prayer Link

Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendor and the majesty,

for everything in the heavens and on earth belongs to You.

Yours, LORD, is the kingdom, and You are exalted as head over all.

~1 Chronicles 29:11~

Carol New had a medical procedure yesterday.  It seems to have had good results, but results will be available in a couple of weeks.  Also, Carol will have another procedure done later.  Pray that it also goes well.  Carol is ready to be well!  Pray that day comes soon.

Missions – Samaritan’s Purse – “A Part of Something Great”

Next fall, you can be “A Part of Something Great”.  Don’t miss your opportunity!

We hear the name of Jesus every day. It’s a name that brings life, hope and light into darkness. However, there are people living in a darkness that we can’t fully comprehend. The name of Jesus is never heard in their homes, in their neighborhoods, and in their cities. Please click and pray for a few of these unengaged unreached peoples today.

Baptist Press – Always new and always worthy of the read and our prayers.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Honor System”

Whatever your hands find to do today, do it with a smile.  Smile because you are praying for others, not being selfish.  It might be a spiritual need, a physical need, an emotional need, or a financial need.  As you pray, decide if God is telling you to be the one to meet that need today.  What a blessing you might be to someone today!

Anna Lee



“Everyone who asks receives,

and the one who searches finds,

and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

~Matthew 7:8~

Jeff Tolar’s surgery went well.  He is up walking and meeting the progress goals set for him.

Mrs. Susie Wales

Mom is doing very well with her hip replacement recovery. The therapist keeps telling her to slow down. She is moving extremely well and has really experienced no pain. She does have an upper respiratory infection that she came home from Rehab with. It is slowly getting better. Her appetite is good and getting better. Time for the total healing to take place is our only real concern at this point.
Please continue to pray for her as it has made all the difference in her recovery and attitude.
Chris Wales

Joe Moore of Arcola passed away last night.  Please pray for the family.

The family would like to have the wake tomorrow night with the funeral Saturday.  Arrangements will be made today.  I’ll post at that time.

Susan of Lara’s Gown for Smiles is getting some good responses this week.  Tomorrow she will be delivering some gowns to children.  She’s up to 900 gowns now.  I hope some of you saw her on TV last night.  Here is a link for you to check out.

FBC, Kentwood is the collection site for the Northshore.

Zach’s Lidz for Kids is continuing to add to the collection.  Bring a new hat to the collection box at FBC, Kentwood.  I will get them to the family.

Our Daily Bread – “Making Up for Lost Time”

Baptist Press

Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions

Any Southern Baptist Church can receive your offering and get it to the proper location.

Pray for world leaders. 

Be alert to the weather today.  Stay home/inside as much as possible.

Anna Lee