24 “ ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you; 


25 the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; 

26the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’

~Numbers 6:24-26~


Mr. John Alan Blackwell was moved to Amite’s Tangi Pines yesterday.  I feel like he will appreciate some visits from his friends.



Ken Roberts, and his new heart, will be going home today!  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.



Read the Bible

  • Deud. 11-12
  • Psa;m 32
  • Loke 16



Remember, No Gathering at the Cabin Tonight!  David has the flu.



Friday’s Bible Study

  • Romans 1
  • 10 A.M.
  • FBC Fellowship Hall
  • Everyone is invited to join us.



One of the things the Children in Action did last night was to make banks for their mission money.  Do you need a bank?  Don’t forget the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American missions.



Don’t forget to looks on your Sunday bulletin for a list of items needed for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions.


Thanks for checking in and praying today.

Anna Lee





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

17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 

18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 

19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 

21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

~Ephesians 3:16-21~


Please continue to pray for Gail M. Smith and her family.

Birdie Mae Little Spitale

March 05, 1931 – March 08, 2018

On March 8th 2018 Birdie Mae Little Spitale said her final goodbye to her daughters to join her Lord and mother in heaven. On this day, March 8th, she also joined her husband on his birthday. She passed away after a long struggle with dementia at Tangi Pines Nursing Center. She was a native of Arcola and a resident of Amite. She was born to Hulon and Irma Smith Little on March 5, 1931 as Birdie Mae Little. Over the years, she worked very hard on the family farm. Also, she worked at Currier’s Cleaners, B. Stern’s, Tangi Pines Nursing Center, Amite Elementary, and Amite High School. Upon retiring, she enjoyed reading, LSU Football (especially Mike the Tiger), and going out to eat. In the last few months of her life, she enjoyed dining at Murphy’s in Amite where everyone treated her with much kindness. She leaves behind her 2 daughters, Debra and Kathy Spitale who will miss her dearly. She raised them to be strong independent women with strength to endure life without her but she will always and forever be with them. She is also survived by her brother, Ray Little, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee A. Spitale; sisters, Muriel Heth, Daphne “Pat” Hayden, and Wilma Lois Brown; brothers, Cecil Little, Robert Little, and Louis J. Little; parents, Hulon and Irma Smith Little. Kathy and Debra would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Tangi Pines Nursing Center for the care and respect given to their mother. Also, a special thank you to Debra’s family at Thrift Town Pharmacy.  A thank you also to Peggy Wall who also sent special cards that our mom loved to read. The family requests donations to be made to McKneely Funeral Home in Amite. Visitation at Big Creek Church of Christ from 11 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Don McGee. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Read the Bible

  • Deud. 3-4
  • Psm. 30
  • Luke 12


Baptist Press



Operation Christmas Child Needs

  • Small, $1.00 flashlights from Walmart  (Extra batteries not needed)
  • Items can be left in the red basket at the main entrance.


Items needed for Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

  • Umbrellas
  • Hair spray
  • Items can be left in blue baskets at office entrance (under stairwell)



Today is the day to move you clock forward/ahead before you go to bed tonight.  That means you lose an hour of sleep, but will have more light each morning.


Pray for outreach efforts from area churches.

Thanks for praying today!

Anna Lee




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~

I know people in many different situations who need to be reminded of this verse about Daniel.



Glen Magee is still in St. Tammany hospital.  Keep him in your prayers.



Mr. Phillip Harrell is in the Greensburg hospital.  He was very uncomfortable yesterday.  Let’s pray today is better for him and his family.



Dan Turner fell yesterday and broke his hip.   He’s hospitalized at UMMC.

A classmate, Pam,  requested prayers for a her sister, Karen, who is undergoing cancer treatment, and for a former classmate, Sheryl Andrus Carnegie, who is searching for the proper surgeon.

Glen R. Kimble, Sr.

December 31, 1941 – March 08, 2018

Glen R. Kimble, Sr., a resident of Independence, passed away peacefully at his home  on Thursday, March 8, 2018 surrounded by his love ones.  He was born December 31, 1941 in Roseland and was 76 years of age. He was a 1st class welder by trade and a #1 dad and granddad. He loved the country life, farming and planting his garden and watching it grow. He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed cooking with his family. He loved his grandchildren and great grandbabies. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patsy Laverne Newcomb Kimble; children, Robbie Kimble and wife, Sandra, Michael R. Kimble, and wife, Amy, and Donna Lynn Kimble, and John E. Kimble; grandchildren, Amanda Kimble, Glen Kimble, III, and wife, Melissa, Keith Mixon, Summer Straton and husband, Donny, Aubrey Mixon and wife, Brittany, Sonny Kimble, Mariah Kimble and Desmond Newcomb; great grandchildren, Jeremiah Nievar, Addie LeBlanc, Zamara Mixon, Bella Mixon, Maliegh Kimble, Nathan Kimble, Everly Newcomb and Paxston Straton; brothers, Milton Kimble and wife, Marie, Luke Kimble and wife, Tonya, and George Kimble and wife, Sharee; sisters, Irma Smith, Anne O’Malley and husband, Tim and Edie Tate and husband, Will; sister in law, Sandra Prine; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Luke R. and Rose Lee Smith Kimble; son, Dennis Dewayne Kimble; sisters, Mac Sullivan and Dommanica Mac Sullivan; brother, Willie Kimble and his brother in law, Donald Smith. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10 AM until religious services at 12 Noon Monday, March 12, 2018. Interment Arcola Roseland Cemetery, Arcola. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible

  • Deud. 1-2
  • Prov. 29
  • Luke 11



This is the day!  We begin the study of Romans today with an introduction.  Next week, we will study chapter one.

Friday Morning Bible Study

10 A.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood

One requirement – a desire to lean more about the Bible!



Operation Christmas Child 

If you have a desire to help with the early efforts to collect and make items for the boys and girls who are going to receive “shoeboxes” this year, please talk with me.  I can give you some ideas on what to do.  I am working daily and enjoying every minute.



Ministry at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail

Yesterday, a deliver of over a hundred Bibles and several boxes of calendars was made yesterday.  The people who received the items were appreciative.  Thank you for wanting to help minister to the inmates in various ways.  The items for the next collection are already being collected.  If you have or plan to purchase Bibles, remember we need paperback Bible that have medium to large print.  Calendars for 2018 will still be accepted.  You may be able to find them at greatly reduced prices now.




Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

Some practical needs items are listed below.  You can place these items in the stairwell area at the office entrance (where you buzz the secretary for entrance).  There are two baskets there for your convenience.  We have a little over a month to collect as much as we can.

Bed Linens (full and queen-size with deep pockets)                         Paper Napkins

Bed Pillows and Pillow Cases (standard size)                                    Luggage

Can Openers (electric)                                                                            Hair Dryers

Dish Towels, Dish Cloths, Pot Holders                                                Hair Spray

Dishwasher Detergent                                                                          Irons (electric)

Shower Curtains and Hooks                                                                Mattress Pads

Toilet Bowl Brush Sets                                                                          Umbrellas


Thanks for all you do to help meet practical needs, spiritual needs, emotional needs, etc.

Anna Lee


“A person’s wisdom yields patience;

it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”

~Proverbs 19:11 NIV~



David’s brother, Jimmy, called early yesterday morning to say the results of tests he had done Friday were in.  Jimmy’s cancer indicators have dropped from the 400″s to less than 10, a reading considered normal.  There are some people named Alford who are very thankful this morning.




A new Bible study, Romans, will begin Friday.  I saw a friend from another church yesterday who asked about attending.  Of course, that will be just fine, even great!   It’s not about your church connection!   It’s about a desire to study God’s Word!  Contact me or just show up Friday in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.  This week we will talk about who, what, when, etc.  The next week, we will begin with chapter on.  Come learn with us.  We begin at 10:00 A.M.



Read the Bible – Reflect on God as Redeemer and catch up on passages you might not have read yet.



There’s excitement stirring in some hearts at FBC, Kentwood as people are getting involved in Operation Christmas Child.  A new approach this year seems to have opened our hearts to new opportunities, theme boxes, crafts for children to make, etc.  We’ll be happy to share our enthusiasm with others.  Children, far from Kentwood, will be blessed as they receive gifts and LEARN ABOUT JESUS!  The word from Kentwood is doing things differently can be even more exciting for those of us packing the shoeboxes.



The associational WMU will meet this morning at FBC, Greensburg to learn about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  Join us at 10:00 A.M.  You’ll also get an opportunity to learn about the missionaries featured in the Week of Prayer this week.



This week has the potential for being extra special for some people.  Let’s include ourselves in that number.

Anna Lee





Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

~Philippians 2:3~



Iley Dillon’s knee surgery went well yesterday.  His doctor was pleased with his progress on the afternoon of surgery.  Iley should be able to go home in a few days.



Glen Magee’s surgery yesterday at St. Tammany involved four by-passes.  All went well.



Please continue to pray for Mr. John Alan Blackwell.

Also, please pray for Rhonda Hendry as she recovers from Thursday’s surgery at North Oaks.




Read the Bible

  • Numbers 22-23
  • Psalm 27
  • Luke 6




Friday Morning Bible Study 

  • Completed Ezekiel yesterday!
  • Will begin Romans next week – We will talk about the who, when, where, how, when of Romans next week and begin chapter one the following Friday.



Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American work begins tomorrow.



The WMU meeting Monday will be at FBC, Greensburg at 10:00 and involve a study of the Annie Armstrong Offering.



A volunteer team of men for FBC, Kentwood built a ramp for Mrs. Bessie Hayden yesterday.  Bless each one who gave of themselves yesterday!  It will be good to see her out and about again.



Enjoy this day God has sent us by doing something for others and something for yourself.

Anna Lee




“When you eat or drink or do anything else,

always do it to honor God”

~1 Corinthians 10:31 CEV~



As Gail Smith is sick, please pray for her family.



Mike Woodard is better, but has a long ways to go.  He’s still at North Oaks.  Please keep praying.



David’s brother, Jimmy, got results from his last MRI.  The cancer is “contained”.



Please pray for Jeb and Katie Brabham as she gets close to the birth of her second son.




Baine Milton, 19, of Greensburg was killed in an accident yesterday morning.  Please pray for his family and friends.







Ladies, the next WMU meeting will be Monday, March 5th at 10:00.  We will meet at FBC, Greensburg to learn about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.




Some of the items we will be collections for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home:

  • Bed Pillows and Pillowcases
  • Electric Can Openers
  • Dish Towels, Dish Cloths and Pot Holders
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Electric Irons
  • Shower Curtains and Hooks
  • Umbrellas

A complete list is posted at FBC, Kentwood.



Read the Bible

  • Numbers 7-9
  • Proverbs 24
  • Luke 1



Have a wonderful Lord’s day in the church of your choice.  

Anna Lee


My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets.

In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD Almighty.

~Malachi 1:11~



Mrs. Ferrie Gene Blackmon‘s surgery went well at OLOL yesterday. She’s in room 6105. It’s time for physical therapy to begin.  Keep her in your prayers.



Pray for the members of New Zion Baptist Church as they regularly host numerous funeral services.  May they be great witnesses for the Lord in each situation.




Last Saturday, we used MANY gallon, quart, and snack size zipper type bags as we packed items for Operation Christmas Child.  If you have fabric scraps, that would also be helpful.  We could use felt and craft foam as well as lots of pony beads.  We also need sewing items, especially tape measurers which have been hard to find.  As you pack your boxes this year, think of themes – Disney, tractors, fishing, cooking, sewing, handyman tools, baseball, basketball, football, etc.   Can you tell, OCC excitement is in the air already?  Any items you have to share can be left in the large red basket in the entryway at church.




Read the Bible

  • Leviticus 21-22
  • Psalm 22
  • Mark 12



Share Jesus though word or deed this week.

Anna Lee