Friday

“Be still in the presence of the LORD,

and wait patiently for him to act.”

~Psalm 37:7 (NLT)~

 

 

 

Please be in prayer for Jacob Martello, grandson of George and Debbie Bales.  He has a tooth infection and is scheduled for oral surgery today.  Pray for calmness and for relief from pain.

 

 

 

Danielle Thornton’s infant niece did not have heart surgery as planned.  It was postponed.  I’ll try to post when her surgery is rescheduled.  In the meantime, remember baby Charlotte and her parents in your prayers.  THE SURGERY IS NOW PLANNED FOR TODAY!

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 27

  • Deuteronomy 7:1-8:20
  • Luke 7:36-8:3
  • Psalm 69:1-18
  • Proverbs 12:1

 

 

 

Today, think about your friends and neighbors who are housebound just like you, but are the only ones there.  Nobody to talk to, nobody to ride bikes with, nobody to picnic with, nobody to enjoy the flower, birds with, nobody to rock on the porch with, etc.  What can you do to SAFELY change their situation?  Be sure to wear a mask and to practice social distancing so you will be safe!

 

 

 

Song of the Day 

 

 

We are one day closer to being able to worship together again.  In the meantime, use the technology you have available, your Bible, and other religious material to keep your “Spirit” up.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Thursday

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

~Proverbs 3: 5-7~

 

 

 

Hospitals have new rules because of Covid-19.  They include not having any visitors or family members there with patients.  Thinking about my family members who have been hospitalized, I cannot imagine this.  It’s a case of heart vs. common sense.  Pray for people to have understanding and common sense about this change in policy.  This was the case this week with David’s nephew who had neck surgery in Baton Rouge.  When new rules “hit home”, we sometimes have a harder time appreciating them.

 

 

 

Pray for Dr. Ben Trappey, who grew up in Kentwood. as he is beginning three weeks of working in a COVID – 19 center.  He asks for your prayers.

 

 

 

Please add Ryan “Rufus” Williams to your prayer list.  He’s in North Oaks due to pneumonia.

 

 

 

Keith Newell is recovering from removal of a kidney.  Yesterday, he learned the one that was removed was cancerous.  Thank God for Keith’s surgery and good progress in recovering from the surgery, as well as the decision to remove the whole kidney.

 

 

 

Pray for Danielle Hammons Thornton’s infant niece, Charlotte, who will be having heart surgery in New Orleans today.

 

 

 

Pray for our healthcare workers, the biggest heroes of this Convid-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

Pray for all the new homeschool teachers.  Let’s pray they can give the time and the patience their children/students need.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 26th

  • Deuteronomy 5:1-6:25
  • Luke 7:11-35
  • Psalm 68:19-35
  • Proverbs 11:29-31

 

 

 

 Today’s hymn is “Near to the Heart of God”, my grandmother’s favorite.

  • “The Doxology” 
  • “In Times Like These”
  • “One Day at a Time”
  • “Make Me a Blessing”
  • “In His Hands”
  • “Til the Storm Passes By”
  • “His Eye is on the Sparrow”
  • Near to the Heart of God”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UnFNHWJ0tA

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

Real crisis of COVID-19 still to come

http://www.bpnews.net/54522/stetzer-real-crisis-of-covid19-still-to-come

 

 

 

Feel free to send your prayer requests for me to share.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.”  Rend your heart and not your garments.

Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 24

  • Deuteronomy 2:1-3:29
  • Luke 6:12-38
  • Psalm 67:1-7
  • Proverbs 11:27

 

 

Louisiana’s governor, Jon Bel Edwards, has called for day of prayer and fasting today.  I think Louisiana could use all the prayers today.

 

 

 

Yesterday, as we went for David’s blood work and grocery pick-up, I was pleased to see the number of people wearing masks.  We wore masks too!  I’m thankful for the people who are making masks to share and for those medical professionals who are sharing their supply with others.

 

 

 

My special prayer concern today is for those hospitalized without family members with them and for family members who cannot be with their loved loves,

 

 

 

I will post again to include the song of the day.  Check back later.

Anna Lee

Saturday

I lost my post this morning.  Even Jason cannot find it, so here I go again.  This will be in an abbreviated form.

 

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.

It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.

It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

~Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 21

  • Numbers 32:1-33:39
  • Luke 4:31-5:11
  • Psalm 64:1-10
  • Proverbs 11:22

 

 

 

Church services, from FBC,K, will be on the church’s Facebook page on Sundays at 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. as well as Wednesday’s at 6 P.M.  If your church is not live-streaming, I hope you will join us.  Facebook – Kentwood First Baptist Church

Contact Chinero Fowler (on Facebook) if you are interested in an online Bible study on Genesis.

 

 

 

I read about making masks to supplement the current short supply.  Jennie made/is making some to share with her neighbors.  Now, Julie is joining the project. If you have supplies, you may want to make some to share.  The patterns are available online.

 

 

 

Josiah Huckaby

  • 19th -And in the blink of an eye…we are back in the hospital!

    We went for an appointment in Memphis today & he started having some respiratory trouble. They went ahead & sent us home from clinic but told us to come back to the ER if he got worse. Half way home he got really flushed looking & was having more trouble. We checked his temp & it was 104.6 so we turned around & came back to the ER. I always have Tylenol with us so we gave that & by the time we got back to Memphis his temp was down to 101.9 and was at 100.5 about 2 hours ago. So far his X-ray shows pneumonia in his left lung, they have started antibiotics, & they are running some tests to determine if he has a bacterial or viral infection. We are still in the ER but hopefully we will be in a room soon.

    To God be the glory! Job Huckaby

  • 20th -Update: We have had several people asking if Josiah was tested for COVID-19. Due to the new hospital protocols for admission to the PICU, he did fall under the guidelines for testing. His test came back negative this afternoon. Praise the Lord! His FLU/RSV tests came back negative, as well as the respiratory viral panel they ran. They also swapped him to a hospital vent last night for 2 purposes: due to the new protocols in place & so they could better control adjusting his settings throughout the night. They were able to put him back on his home vent this evening. He’s still requiring a lot of oxygen but they have been able to keep all his other settings at our home levels. He also hasn’t had a fever since last night.

    Thank y’all so much for praying for our family! To God be the glory!!! ❤️ Job Huckaby

 

 

 

This morning I saw photos of the Samaritan’s Purse portable hospital I told you about.  It reminded me of the good work some organizations do.  Feel free to support them.

 

 

 

I told you about singing The Doxology while washing your hands to make sure you are washing long enough.

This morning, in making a comment to a FB friend, I used the phrase, “in times like this”.  That led me to my second song for today – “In Times Like This”.

As I was working on this I was reminded of another favorite – “One Day at a Time” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEtKfyvTHig&list=PLwLMaSuIV0XGegRiJLFmqPZPuzc9Vd1Hh&index=23

As I reflected on the last few days, I was reminded to friends who called or dropped food off at the house (porch only) – “Make Me a Blessing” – You never know what a blessing you are to others.  A phone call from you may be the only voice some people hear today other than the voices on the television.

Here’s my song list for today.  I hope you sing along.

  • “The Doxology” (Remember to add the “Amen” at the end.)
  • “In Times Like These”
  • “One Day at a Time”
  • “Make Me a Blessing”

 

 

God is still in control.  He loves us.  He has us in His hands – another song for tomorrow.

Think of God and others.  Don’t have a pity party!  We are all in this!  Support and encourage one another!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

A psalm of David.

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

~Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Pray for Buddy and Eleanor Morris today as he has a procedure done at North Oaks.

 

 

 

Laura Robertson is progressing since her surgery.  She passed a swallow test yesterday.  If all goes well today, she should be able to return home tomorrow.

 

 

 

Pray for Keith Newell as he has a kidney removed today.

 

 

 

James Otis Morgan

  • April 23, 1939 – March 14, 2020
  • Amite, Louisiana

James Otis Morgan passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Covington, Louisiana, at the age of 80. He was born on Sunday, April 23, 1939 in Kentwood, Louisiana to the late Bernice and Clarence Morgan. He was a resident of Amite, Louisiana.

James was a professor in the mathematics department of Southeastern Louisiana University for 33 years. He also flew a number of rescue missions with the Civil Air Patrol, and was a music director at many Baptist churches over the years. James was a private pilot, as well as a lover of model airplanes, which he flew often.

James is survived by his wife, Virgie Morgan; sons, Scott Morgan (Kay) and John Allen Morgan (Andrea); step-sons, Philip Morgan, Greg Morgan (Rhonda), and Paul Morgan (Sandy); sister, Clara King (Alvin); grandchildren, Jason Morgan (Madison), Matthew, Maya, and Miki Morgan, Kyle Morgan (Alanna), Kaley Knapp (Mike), Kelsie Graham (Caleb), and Zachary Morgan; four great-grandchildren; niece, Erin Miles (Casey); and great-nephew, Matthais.

In addition to his parents, James is also preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Morgan, and two grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The visitation will continue the following day, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the funeral home, beginning at 9:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 11:00 AM.

Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, Louisiana.

 

 

 

Cindy Ann Snow

January 04, 1954 – March 14, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. She was born January 4, 1954 in New Orleans, LA and was 66 years of age. She is survived by Children, Dawn Allemore and husband, Reese, Shane Matherne and wife, Katie, Farren Matherne, Jr., Shelby Snow, Kristen Snow and Tracee Rodriguez and husband Bobby; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Richard Brandt, Jr. and wife, Pearl and Jerry Brandt and wife Bonnie; brother-in-law, Tony Viola. Preceded in death by her husband, Tisdale Snow; parents, Margaret and Richard Brandt; sister, Margaret Viola; 1 brother, Bobby Brandt. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00PM on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Wilmer Cemetery, Amite, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 16

  • Numbers 24:1-25:18
  • Luke 2:1-35
  • Psalm 59:1-17
  • Proverbs 11:14

 

 

Don’t sit in front of the TV all day and watch the news about the Carona Virus.  Do productive things.

  • Cook something new.
  • Work in the yard.
  • Enjoy the spring flowers.
  • Take a ride just to be out and riding.
  • Call and check on your friends and neighbors.
  • Write encouraging notes.
  • Make something for the OCC “shoeboxes”.
  • Do some online shopping for OCC “shoeboxes”.
  • Call or message your grandchildren,
  • Ask school age kid and grandkids about their school projects and activities this week.
  •  Spend some extra time reading your Bible.
  • Say extra prayers for those with special needs,
  • Thank a medical worker.
  • Encourage your church staff.
  • Read your Bible.

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

Be thankful for this day and the opportunities, even challenges, that will come to you today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

~2 Corinthians 4:6~

 

 

 

Let’s start with a quote from Bro. Don Meadows.  “Don’t freak out.  Faith up!”

 

 

 

Speaking of faith, I have not found that any of our area churches are canceling services today.  They may make some adjustments, but so far, so closures.  If you feel your health is compromised, feel free to stay at home and enjoy a local service on your computer or phone.  That’s what we do.

 

 

 

 

Today is a National Day of Prayer for our country, called for by President Trump.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v6wtnmJYIw

 

Put in special effort to help your family stay healthy.  

 

 

 

Please also say a special pray for Mrs. Ruby Dillon who would like some relief from neck pain.

 

 

 

James Morgan passed away yesterday.  Please be in prayer for his family.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – March 14

  • Genesis 30:1-31:16
  • Matthew 10:1-23
  • Psalm 12:1-8
  • Proverbs 3:13-15

 

 

Pray for good health and no virus for everyone.  May this time be short-lived.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel.

Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.

~Daniel 10:12~

 

 

 

Time Change – If you did not change your clocks last night, do so now.  Spring forward means you lose an hour.

 

 

 

Read thee Bible in 2020 – March 9

  • Numbers 11:24-13:33
  • Mark 14:22-52
  • Psalm 52:1-9
  • Proverbs 11:1-3

 

 

Annie Armstrong – Day 8

PRAYERS FOR MISSIONARIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

If you are not in a Sunday School class at FBC , Kentwood and would like to help with our “shoeboxes”, the following are some items we do not have enough of yet.

  • Soft baby dolls – like at Dollar Tree
  • $1.00 calculators
  • 8″ scissors
  • $1.00 flashlights
  • Extra flashlight batteries
  • Rounded point scissors
  • Manicure sets
  • Sewing kits

 

 

 

It’s been almost a week since we got the call that Donald Alford had passed away.  He wasn’t sick but a little more than two months.  His death was the third one in less than a year in David’s family – two brothers and a brother-in-law!  Pray for families who face multiple sorrows today.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for “tuning in” this morning.  

Anna Lee