You, LORD, are my lamp;

the LORD turns my darkness into light.

~2 Samuel 22:29~


Jordan Hawkins, a football player who was injured Friday night, is better and back at home Saturday afternoon.  I’ve always been happy to hear that those who left a campus in an ambulance were able to return home with less serious injuries than first considered.  Thank you, God, for Jordan’s good report yesterday and for those of all schools who had such injuries.  Seeing both sets of players gather in one hurdle and praying speaks highly of the schools, the families, the coaches, and the players.


Please pray for Gloria Gill again.  Her A-fib has returned.


Rev. Wendell Rhodus will be preaching this morning at FBC, Kentwood at 10:30.  I’m looking forward to hearing him again.


Tonight, there will be an associational meeting for Two Rivers at FBC, Kentwood at 6 P.M.  Everyone is invited to come to FBC, Kentwood tonight for 6 P.M.


Tomorrow morning, the Two Rivers WMU will meet at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  All are invited to come hear Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church speak about the Two Rivers compassion ministry.  Come get some hints for your church.


Thursday night, at 6:30, we will gather at the cabin for our monthly Third Thursday gathering.  If you have not been before, I invite you to come join us.  For more information, you can contact me through this site or you can call us.


Pray for me as I share missions with the children who are new members of FBC, Kentwood.  Pray I can teach them in an informative, yet fun way.  Mainly, I pray they learn information about missions that will stick with them and influence them for the rest of their lives.


“Beneath the Cross of Jesus”


Read the Bible – Acts 21-22 & Psalm 129


Looking forward to this Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee




Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.

~Hebrews 7:25 HCSB~


Mrs. Ruby Dillon was moved to room 1717 at North Oaks Rehab (old West Park Hospital on Morrison).


Read the Bible – Acts 19-20 & Psalm 198


Operation Christmas Child – I will have a list of items I need to complete the shoeboxes on a black clipboard under the stairs to the balcony.  These are the items we need to complete the shoeboxes we plan to fill.  If you would like to help, please sign in the with the items you will bring by next Sunday.  Thank you for helping pack these boxes to deliver hygiene items, gifts, and a booklet about Jesus that will introduce a class to teach children about Jesus in their own language.  Or donations to pay for postage are at 51%.  You many mark your envelope “Postage for OCC”.

The shoeboxes are folded, the labels are ready, most of the gifts are in.  Packing of shoeboxes will be three weeks from tonight.  I am so excited!  I hope you will plan to be there.


Let your actions today show Jesus to others.

Anna Lee









“Do not be misled:

‘Bad company corrupts good character.’”

 ~1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV~



I’m thankful we were spared any of the problems associated with Hurricane Nate.  Yesterday was a beautiful day in Kentwood.  That makes me remember that God can take a life headed for hell and turn it around.  That life can be a blessing and an example for others.

Sunday, we had the opportunity to worship with many of our neighbors.  We enjoyed being a part of their congregation for the day.  We found time to visit our friend, “Miss” Ruby, in the hospital and to twice spend time working with Operation Christmas Child donations.  If you would like to make purchases of needed items, please ask me about current needs or check the list under the stairs to the balcony.

David and I get more excited as time gets closer to being able to ship and pack the items in three and a half weeks.  This project means so much to us because we have seen the shoeboxes as they were received and opened by children.  We know each box represents gifts, but the greatest gift in each shoebox is the opportunity to learn and accept Jesus, not only for the recipient, but for the extended family who will all get to hear about Jesus.  I’m thankful for Samaritan’s Purse!


Read the Bible – Acts 9-10 & Psalm 123

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“Blest Be the Tie that Binds”


Please use the contact section of this site or contact me by phone.  You can always leave a message on out home phone.  May you “light” shine today!

Anna Lee






With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.  

We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2Thessalonians 1:11-12


When we go to the hospital or nursing home, I often wonder who is there that we would visit is only we knew they were there.  I remember the day when there was a patient list available for visitors, but understand why that is not the case at the present time.  This leads me to say that even though we saw three friends at the St. Helena Hospital/ Nursing Home Tuesday, there were at least two more we would have visited if we had only know they were there.  Mrs. Anne Hurst is in the hospital and Mrs. Judy Purvis in the nursing home.  (I forgot the new last name for the second lady and didn’t ask Rusty or Becky because I think many of you will recognize her Purvis name better.)   I appreciate receiving phone calls from some of you who help me know about friends and family members that I need to list here.


Read the Bible – Acts 5-6 & Psalm 121


The Two Rivers  meeting planned for Sunday night at FBC, Kentwood has been postponed a week due to “Nate”.  I assume we may revert to our usual Sunday night schedule.


Yesterday, Henry and Virginia McKenzie and David and I worked on counting and sorting the items we now have for Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes”.  We have what we need for most items, which is very good.  The key items we still could use are washcloths, pencils. and pens.  Since I called the names of those who helped yesterday, I would also like to say Miles Hatchel, Jennie Hatchel, Diane Simons, Ora Lee Wilson, and Summer Clemsons have also helped.  Many of you have  contributed.  This is an enormous project that is possible only with your support.  Thank-you all for supporting Operation Christmas Child!  Check the poster by the piano to see how we progress on collecting postage to ship the boxes.


I’m thankful to hear “Nate” will not be as strong as some of the past hurricanes.  Let’s continue to pray for those in the path of the storm wherever it choses to go.


Make today a blessing to someone by your words and actions today.

Anna Lee







These are the things you are to do:

Speak the truth to each other,

and render true and sound judgment in your courts;

~Zechariah 8:16~


Donna Fay Miller is still coughing and having medication issues.  She goes back to the doctor today.  Please continue to pray for her.

Theople Hurst was released from the care of her doctor who did her recent gall bladder surgery.  “Miss” Theople is most anxious to get back to church.

Jimmy Alford, David’s brother, saw his new cancer specialist yesterday to discuss the plan for treatment.  Pray for Jimmy as he begins a tough round of treatment.

Ruby Dillon has had two or three more difficult days.  Pray for “Miss” Ruby as doctors are still trying to identify her problem.  Pray also for Mr. “Cete”, her personal caregiver.


Kody Ryan Kundler

April 08, 1998 – October 04, 2017

A resident of Kentwood, he passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Magnolia, MS. He was born April 8, 1998 in Hammond, LA and was 19 years of age. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Mary Margaret Bates Kundler; sister, Kristen Kundler; grandmother, Amelia Terry Bates; grandfather, Kurt Kundler; aunts and uncles, Kelly and Tammy Kundler and Aimee and Tyrone Blades. Preceded in death by grandparents, Hugh Bates and Carmen Thomas Kundler; and an uncle, Patrick Bates. Visitation at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church, Kentwood, from 10:00AM until religious services at 2:00PM on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Services conducted by Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Pine Ridge Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Bible Study – 10 A.M. today on Ezekiel 25

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Read the Bible – Acts 3-4 and Psalms 120

Operation Christmas Child – Washcloths are still needed!

Postage for “shoeboxes” is still needed.  When I think of how much it costs me to mail a shoebox size package to my family overseas, I quickly realize what a bargain this postage really is!

Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana meets needs.  Remember, 100% of the money given goes directly into various projects here in Louisiana.



“Work, for the Night is Coming”


I don’t usually include weather information, but with “Nate” quickly coming our way, I want to ask you to prepare in the way that is best for you and your family.  It looks like it will be hear during the very early hours Sunday.


Your prayers are greatly appreciated by others.  Keep them coming.

Anna Lee


I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere,

lifting up holy hands,

without wrath and doubting.

~1 Timothy 2:8 NKJV~


Rene Terrell of Osyka had a 99% heart blockage that was repaired with a stent.  She is home now and feels thankful.  You can join her in thanking God for a successful procedure.

Jake Fowler broke his right thumb in the Sumner football game.  He required surgery, which was yesterday morning in Covington.  I called Wendy yesterday and found her mom was there with Jake as he rested.  The break was worse than everyone first thought.

Dominic Terrese, a classmate from Amite High is hospitalized following a hear attack.  As you pray for him, please also pray for his wife, Jane, and other family members.  Dominic and Jane live in Loranger.

George Cutrer had a post surgery check-up.  All seems to be going well.  Thank God for George’s good report.

Donna Fay Miller was able to return home late yesterday afternoon.  I’m sure she is so thankful to have her procedure done and be back at home.  Thank you for praying for her.


Bettie Ratliff Smith

April 17, 1934 – October 03, 2017


John Wyatt Daniel

January 19, 2000 – October 02, 2017



Read the Bible – Acts 1-2, Psalm 119: 153-176, & video on Acts 1-12 (

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Today is the national Bring Your Bible to School Day.  Don’t miss this opportunity to share your faith.
The Senior Adult Revival was wonderful!  Thanks to Margaret Caraway and others who helped plan it for us to enjoy.


Tomorrow’s Bible study will be on Ezekiel 25.  You are welcome to join us in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.


Operation Christmas Child – We are collecting soap and washcloths this week.


Darlington Baptist and Bethel Baptist churches are having a joint revival.  Rev. Don Meadows of Taylor Creek Baptist Church is preaching.  Someone who was there last night said they had a very good service.


“Alas and Did My Savior Bleed”

  (You will be missing out if you do not watch this.  I watched this one and just kept              watching other songs.)


Have a terrific Thursday. 

Anna Lee


Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;

nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.

~Isaiah 59:1 NKJV~



Josiah Huckaby (written by KK Huckaby)

Josiah was supposed to have his heart cath today but the plan changed. He will be having it tomorrow though. As of right now, it will be earlier in the morning (around 7:30ish but could change if an emergant case is added to the schedule). This will be mostly diagnostic. If they see a pulmonary vein that is constricted enough to need intervention, they will either balloon it to stretch it or put a stint in. Praying for an informative and safe heart cath. We will keep everyone posted…as much as possible. It will be a bit of a crazy day tomorrow so please be patient with us on updates. To God be the glory!!!

Pray for Rene Deck Terrell as she has a heart procedure this morning.  She will be thankful for your prayers.


Read the Bible – Luke 21-22 & Psalm 119: 97-128


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The Senior Adult revival will continue this morning at New Zion Baptist Church.  Rev. Ernest Graham will be the speaker.  I am always amazed and blessed to see more than a dozen pastors stand together and know why they are serving Him.  Coffee and donuts will be available at 9:30.  Choir practice will begin at that time also.  The meeting officially begins at 10:00 and concludes with lunch.


The Operation Christmas Child Packing Party will be one month from tomorrow night, on November 4th.  We are beginning to purchase the items we need to complete the “shoeboxes”.  If you have an opportunity to shop in the next day or two, we still need some soap and washcloths.

The cost of transporting “shoeboxes” is $9.00 per box this year.  After sending packages internationally via to Brazil and Europe for more than twenty years, I can tell you this is a great price!  What cost would you be willing to pay to save a child and possible a whole family?  No matter where you are helping with “shoeboxes”, a school, a church, or a business, I’m sure you will be richly blessed by knowing the opportunities your box(es)  will give to children who might not get to learn about Jesus if it were not for you!



Continue to pray for all the people whose lives were forever changed in Las Vegas Sunday night.  Also, pray for those at church Sunday, in any hospital, on any military battle site, extended care facility, wearing a police uniform, climbing an electrical pole to provide services, driving down the highway, giving birth to a new baby, those being admitted to any ER, driving a bus load of children, etc.  Life can change quickly.  It is vital to know and have God as Savior of of souls.  

(God our Savior) desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

~1 Timothy 2:4 NKJV~

Anna Lee