“Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.” 

~Psalm 62:8 NLT~



Update on Adam Carter:

Adam had to have surgery on his hand again Thursday. So we have been in Covington at St Tammany Parish Hospital. Saturday the Dr said it looked better. There was still some infection in it but just a little. He said if it stilled good today he would tell us when we could go home. It will be today or tomorrow. Poor Adam is ready to come home now.



Request from Jan Yarborough:

Tomorrow I’ll be having left shoulder replacement at the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgical Center on Blue Bonnet. If all goes well I’ll be home Tuesday. Asking for prayers. Thanks, Jan!




Scripture Writing – August 5 – Ephesians 1:7




If you would like to help with OCC, I have two suggestions:

  1. Sign up to purchase some needed items during August.  The lists of needed items is posted on the back door of the church near the patio and on the table just inside the front door of the church.  Items can be left in the church office or in the classroom next to the choir room.  Thanks!
  2. If you are available to help, do as Wanda Smith did yesterday.  Ask me when a good time to work will be.  I know I will need a couple of people to make some counts, possible on Saturday.  We are painting a surprise in each shoebox, so you you have the talent to hold a paintbrush and we have the boxes and the ideas.  It is peaceful work, but leaves you with great satisfaction.  We will work several days, so just ask to see when your schedule fits in with our schedule.  I love when people volunteer.





When people get trained to be Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers, they can never imagine where, when, and how God plans to use them.  The recent shootings in our country have caused our volunteer chaplains to be available for counseling with families, workers, first responders, and others as people have so much sorrow to cope with.  God can use the volunteers in many ways, all without cost.  Go, volunteers!




Have a great week.  Make it a week that counts for something positive.

Anna Lee










Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.

Anyone who does what is good is from God.

Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

~3 John 1:11~



Bill Frazier‘s neck surgery went well yesterday.  Pray for him as he recovers from surgery.




A small church in our association is again sending s mission team to another country.  This trip  will include 14 mission volunteers and lots of support from others who cannot make the trip.  They are small in size, but BIG on missions!




Tangipahoa Baptist Church is also sending a mission team to a central American country.  I got this information verbally and do not have an exact number of those going.  I did learn the church gathering items to send.  I’ll post a list of items if I can get one.

V.R. “Cuestick” Blades, Jr.

August 12, 1933 – July 15, 2019

A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at his home. He was born August 12, 1933 in Greenlaw, LA and was 85 years of age. He is survived by his daughter, Shelia Anderson; 2 sons, Gary Blades and James Allen Blades; 2 sisters, Evelyn Glenn and Pearline Coker; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Rita Dunn Blades; his mom, Annie Rhodes Blades; his dad, Vernie Red Blades, Sr.; 1 son, Brian Scott Blades; and 1 daughter, Rebecca Blades. Interment was held at Kedron Cemetery, Amite, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clarity Hospice. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – James 5: 7-9



Operation Christmas Child in very important to me.  I am enjoying some time shopping and gathering as well as unpackaging and organizing.  Let me know if you want to help in any way – purchasing, crafting, organizing, 

A neighbor brought me three bags of medicine and baby food containers she washed and prepared for packaging small items.  A lady gave me money for fishing supplies.  I bought some items needed and look forward to packaging for boys to enjoy using.  Another lady gave me money to shop with.  I bought pencils and pens with her money.  One class at church has purchased bandanas and stuffed animals.  A lady gave me some handmade stuffed animals.  Another lady drew faces on them. 

Do you need me to shop for you?  Do you need me to give you suggestions for your purchases?  If so, Walmart has one subject composition books for a quarter.  It certainly would be helpful if some of you would purchase boxes for these while they are on sale.  Do the math.  That is a good deal on notebooks.  You can leave your purchases in the church office or in the classroom by the choir room. 

I can always use more craft items like beads, school supplies like highlighters, crayons, and markers, and soap and washcloths.  We open the soap and let it harden so it doesn’t mold and so it will last longer.  I certainly have learned lots of tricks.

If you have time and a pair of scissors, I can always use help cutting t-shirts to make jump ropes.  I think there is an opportunity for everyone.

Anna Lee






Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.

Anyone who does what is good is from God.

Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

~3 John 1:11~



Frances Pehota McElveen

July 31, 1921 – July 17, 2019

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at her home. She was born July 31, 1921 in Middlefield, CT and was 97 years of age. She was a U. S. Navy Veteran. She is survived by 2 daughters, Carol Jenkins and Pamela Alston; son, G.G. McElveen and wife, Cathy; sister, Stasia D’Aquilla; 2 brothers, Donald Pehota and wife, Ann, and Eugene Pehota and wife, Judy; 10 grandchildren, Brandon McElveen and wife, Ashley, Kacey Leyrer and husband, Greg, Lori Trahan and husband, Cory, Ryan Jenkins and wife, Misty, Daniel Alston, Matthew Alston and wife, Claire, Kelli Schwebel and husband, Jacob, Katie Derbins and husband, Peter, Patrick Alston, and Dustin Alston; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Glynis G. McElveen; parents, John and Caroline Pehota; brother, Tom Pehota, 4 sisters, Florence Sokolaski, Nell Beckley, Cecilia Stannard, and Helen Iverson; 2 sons-in-law, Gerald Jenkins and John Alston. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall on Friday from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12:00 Noon on Friday, July 19, 2019. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Two weeks short of being 98!  She’s certainly one of the ladies  I have know who  have lived a lone time!



Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – I Thessalonians 5: 15-18




We received a call last night about the need for trained disaster relief workers to help with flooded houses as a result of that storm named Barry.  If you care trained and able to give some time to help others, call the to volunteer,




Louisiana Baptist Message




If you haven’t picked up some items for Operation Christmas Child yet, today would be a good day to do so.

Anna Lee






For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. ~Colossians 2:9-10 (NIV)~




Please pray for Mr. John Fulda of Amite.  He is having a heart procedure today.




David W. Bennett

May 15, 1965 – July 12, 2019

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born May 15, 1965 in Amite, LA and was 54 years of age. David’s legacy will live on through the multiple “gifts” he donated through the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency. He is survived by his loving mother, Dorothy Davidson Bennett; 1 son, Michael Rogers; 2 brothers, Lonnie Lee Bennett and wife, Stacy, and Darryl Keith Bennett; nephews, Brock Layne Bennett and William Brogan Bennett; nieces, Mary-Catherine Bennett and Raelynn Nicole Jackson. Preceded in death by his father, Edgar Lee “Bear” Bennett; 1 brother, Donnie Ray “Bo” Bennett; 2 sisters, Connie F. Bennett and Krissy N. Bennett; grandparents, Homer Lee Bennett, Janie Barlow Bennett, Sim Thomas Davidson and Ida Lee Galloway Davidson. Memorial Services will be scheduled on a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – I Timothy 5:11-16




The Hope Center in Roseland is is need of clothing for premie babies.  If you have some and are willing to share, they will have items to give to meet needs.




Operation Christmas Child – School supplies are now widely available in stores.  As you shop, keep your eyes open for items that will be useful in shoeboxes.  Suggestions are single subject notebooks, copy paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, pencil sharpeners, big erasers, safety scissors, glue sticks, pencil boxes, etc.  Your purchases can be left in the church office or in the Sunday School room next to the choir room.  Thank-you for helping to provide items for the shoeboxes.  Don’t miss the good deals.




Operation Christmas Child – fishing kits!   I have received a bag of small containers that will be perfect for fishing kits.  Items needed are fishing line, hooks, weights, and small floats.




Operation Christmas Child – Clothesline kits – Items needed are wooden clothespins and clothesline string.




Operation Christmas Child – Tic Tac Toe games – Items needed are flat glass stones and small felt or foam sheets.




Operation Christmas Child – Eating utensils.  – Teaspoons are used in most places.  You can either purchase spoons alone or you can get sets with a knife, fork, and spoon.




Operation Christmas Child  – Sewing kits –  Small spools of thread, sewing needles, assorted buttons, small scissors, etc.  If you want to add some small pieces of fabric and trim, that would be good.




Operation Christmas Child – Necklace/bracelet kits – Assorted beads, cording, etc.




Operation Christmas Child Miscellaneous items – Washcloths and soap, $1.00 flashlights and extra batteries, small stuffed animals, small dolls, small balls, jump ropes, dominoes, small plastic animals, small trucks and cars, small farm figure, but now military figures or weapons.




What would you as an individual, your family, your class, your club be willing to do to provide some of the items for children in many poor countries this year?   Remember, now is the time to collect.  We have to pack the boxes and ship them by November.  I am available to answer questions you may have.  Call me or contact me through this page.

Anna Lee



















Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

There is no commandment greater than these.”

~Mark 12: 30-31~


This day will be a good day to practice these verses.




Fay Chadwick Todd is doing well following surgery.  She thanks those who prayed for her.




The storm, Barry, is still around and still forecasted to bring us a lot of rain today.  I know some churches have cancelled services for today.  Other churches have adjusted schedules.  Some churches will have church as usual.  Other churches have not made a decision yet.  Be sure you are aware of your church’s schedule.

I don’t know of any flooding or serious problems in our area.  I do know that the Baptist Disaster Relief will be busy helping people who have damage.  I did read about one church that had roof damage.

Are you able to help?  Are you willing to help?



Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – I Peter 2: 19-23




Need some interesting reading today?  Try Thom Rainer’s blog.




Thankful to have electricity this morning!  Thankful to have water!  Thankful to have a roof!  Thankful to be safe and dry!

Anna Lee





“The wisdom from above is first of all pure.

It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others.

It is full of mercy.”

 ~James 3:17 NLT~



Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Hebrews 12: 1-3




Keep praying for those who will be affected by this storm named Barry.  Make wise decisions.

The Flood Warning continues for
The Tangipahoa River Near Kentwood.
* Until Wednesday July 17.
* At 7:00 PM Friday the stage was 2.1 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast…The river is expected to rise above flood stage by
Sunday July 14th and continue to rise to near 15.5 feet by Monday
July 15th. The river is expected to fall below flood stage by
Wednesday July 17th.
* Impact…At 15.5 feet…Evacuation of farm animals and farming
equipment from the flood plain to higher ground is recommended.
There will be water on Louisiana Highway 1054. Secondary roads off
Highway 1054 and Highway 51 may be closed. Several homes east of
Highway 51 will be threatened.
* Impact…At 14.5 feet…There will be water on Louisiana Highway
1054. Secondary roads off Highway 1054 and Highway 51 may be
closed. Several homes east of Highway 51 will be threatened.
Pasture land, woodlands, and farms in low lying areas will be
* Impact…At 14.0 feet…Pasture land, woodlands, and farms in low
lying areas will be flooded.
* Impact…At 13.0 feet…Water will invade the commercial property
adjacent to the river



Tropical Storm Barry: Hurricane strength likely when storm hits land; Mississippi River surge downgraded




Stay alert to changing conditions and to needs of others.

Anna Lee



I am your God and will take care of you until you are old and your hair is gray.

I made you and will care for you; I will give you help and rescue you. 

~Isaiah 46:4~

“He is Fully Able”

Prepare for a season of rain and the possibility of power outages.




Pray for Bryan and Brandon Tate as they travel to MD Anderson and back home today.  Pray the weather does not interfere with the roads they will be traveling.  Pray for a good report on Bryan’s health as he moves into 16 months of maintenance.




Continue to pray for Carl “Chicken” Gaines as he continues to improve.  Barbara and “Chicken” were able to be in attendance at David’s Party Saturday.



Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Romans 5: 1-5




Yesterday, we had people checking on our needs during the coming storm and offering to help us.  Who do you need to check on?

Anna Lee