Monday

Sleep didn’t come my way, so I am up tonight writing this for Monday.  If you are awake too, please pray I will be able to sleep some soon.

 

 

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

If you do this, you will experience God’s peace.” 

                                                           ~Philippians 4:6-7 NLT~

 

 

I want to mention three people to you tonight.

  • Smiley Conerly will be seeing a pulmonologist tomorrow.
  • Bryan Tate is in MD Anderson in Houston.
  • Ruby Dillon had a good day Sunday, the best day since she has been home from  the hospital.

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 7 – Jeremiah 33: 2-3

 

 

Mission Opportunities

  • Annual Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana
  • Collecting money for postage for shoeboxes – $9.00 per box
  • Packing party for Operation Christmas Child on October 26 at 6 P.M.
  • Two Rivers Associational WMU will meet at FBC, Kentwood this month

 

 

Thanks for praying about my sometimes crazy sleep patterns.  I usually don’t sleep during the day so wasted sleep time at night usually means I just lose the sleep.  

Anna Lee

The Lord’s Day

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

~Psalm 16:11~

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

Thank-you to those who came to help with painting shoeboxes yesterday.  We painted many sweet pictures for the children to enjoy each time they open their shoeboxes.  Everyone was surprised at how easy it was!  Even though we painted many boxes, we still have more to paint.  We will also begin to fold the flat boxes into the proper shoebox shape.

If you missed out, I hope to paint twice during the week and again on Saturday.  Your help would be wonderful.  You will be blessed.  Here’s my plan:

  • Tuesday at 8:30
  • Wednesday at 8:30
  • Saturday at 8:30

Let me know when you can come help, if you can plan ahead.  If you can’t figure our your schedule ahead of time, just come.   Mark your calendar now for the Christmas party the last Saturday in October.  That’s when we have our big packing party and fill those shoeboxes in preparation for shipping them.  Come be a part a of special night.

It will take $9.00 for postage for each box we pack.  We are collecting those funds now.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 22 – Psalm 51:7-12

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering – Day 8 – Grace Point Church in Destrehanhttps://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day8

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for Mrs. Ruby Dillon who remains at North Oaks.  It now appears she will be there through the weekend.  Pray for Mr. Cete too.  Thanks!

 

 

 

Baptist Pressbpnews.net

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

I know I shared some about Rev. Bill Ichter in the past.  Now, he is featured on the front page of the Baptist Message.  Please take time to read this article and to thank God for this wonderfully talented man of God.

 

 

 

Have a richly blessed day today!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

Follow God’s example,

therefore, as dearly loved children.

~Ephesians 5:1 (NIV)~

 

 

Carol Bennett Sealey is working hard to regain full use of her body.  I think all the years of competitive sports gives her the drive she needs to do more than the OT and PT suggest she does.  She certainly wants to get better and is improving.  Pray for her continued improvement.

 

 

 

My cousin, Scott Tolleson, who has Huntington’s Disease, had a mini stroke Sunday.  Scott is in his early 60’s.  He has improved since Sunday.  Pray for Scott and Brenda, his wife and caregiver.  They live in the Shreveport area.

 

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has not been feeling well because of nausea and dizziness.  Mr. Cete took her to North Oaks yesterday morning.  She is now in room 4012B.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 17 – Psalm 4: 1-8

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Week of Prayer – Day 3

https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day3

 

 

 

Don’t forget about the birthday cards for Lori Rhodes.  They can be mailed to her at 214 Sherwood Lane, Haughton LA, 71037.  Be sure to mail your card in the next week or so.

 

 

 

I hope you have your calendar marked to help paint the inside lid of the shoeboxes we will be sending this year.  It’s easy painting that any of you can do.  Meet at the church Saturday at 9:00  A.M.  You don’t have to bring anything but a warm heart and a smile.  Your work will bring a smile to the face of the children every time they open their boxes.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Monday

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 6:23~

 

 

 

Bernadette Mae Cazes

Bernadette Mae Cazes, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away after a courageous 12-year battle with cancer at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 74. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William Cazes, Sr.; children, William Douglas Cazes, Jr. and wife Kimberly, Emmit Lloyd Cazes and wife Julie, Ralph Anthony Cazes and wife Heather, and Jeantile Deville and husband Buddy; grandchildren, Jessica, Blake, Tiffani, Brittani, Austin, Emmit, Jr., Macy, Mary, Ally, Brayden, Seth, Heidi, and Breanna; great-grandchildren, Blane, Jayda, Cali, Hadleigh, Henley, Jaxon, Zachary, Isabella, and Roman; siblings, Oscar Lee and wife Regina, and David Lee, Jr. and wife Toni; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Annie Mae Lee; and brother, Danny Venable. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, LA on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue at Seale Funeral Home on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. until Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Interment will follow at Killian Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Brayden Vines, Kevin Lee, Caleb Lee, Ross Lee, Rick Lee, Charles Danny Venable, Jr., Richard “Ricky” Venable, and Emmit Cazes, Jr. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com.

 

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering for Louisiana

Day 1 (Yesterday) – https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/

Day 2 (Today) – https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day2

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for September 16 –  Proverbs 10:28 and 15:23

 

 

 

Thank-you to those who contributed to the Fall Food Round-Up for the LA Baptist Children’s Home.  Your items will be picked up this morning and be at the the children’s home tonight where they will be sorted, organized, and stored (probably) tomorrow.

 

 

 

The Two River’s WMU will meet this morning at 10:00in Hillsdale for a study of how the Georgia Barnette Offering is needed and used throughout the state.

 

 

 

I need some help Saturday morning at 9 A.M. at the fellowship hall.  We will be painting inside the tops of the shoeboxes that will soon be packed with items for boys and girls.  It is easier to do than to explain.  Join me at 9 A.M. and help bring some extra joy to children who receive our shoeboxes this year.  It will bring a smile every time they open their box.  Please consider coming to help.  Everyone who can hold a paint brush is welcome to join in Saturday.

 

 

 

Thank-you for reading, praying, and doing.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“Here’s the lesson:

Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends.

Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home . . .

If you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? . . .

You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” 

~Luke 16:9, 11, 13 NLT~

 

 

 

Lori Rhodes and her husband, Keith, served with out youth at FBC a few years ago.  Now, Lori, who is sick, will be celebrating her 50th birthday on the 29th.  If you would like to wish her a happy birthday, you can send a card to her at 214 Sherwood Lane, Huaghton, LA 71037.  Let’s make sure the Kentwood area is represented with cards.  Please feel free to add her to your personal prayer list too.

 

 

 

Georgia Faye Garner Stafford

Amite, Louisiana

Oct 9, 1938 – Sep 13, 2019 (Age 80)

Georgia Faye Garner Stafford, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Baton Rouge. She was born October 9, 1938 in Kentwood and was 80 years of age. She was the owner of Stafford Accounting and Tax Service in Kentwood for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Stafford; 2 sons, Dwayne Stafford and wife, Kathy, and David Stafford and wife, Jean; 5 grandchildren, Ashlee Rae Stafford, Austin Stafford, Dawson Stafford, Caleb Stafford, and Avery Stafford; special niece, Jodi Meisner and husband, Beau, and their children, Cole, Quinn, Elizabeth, and Kade; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray Stafford; parents, George and Emily Phillips Garner; four sisters, Susanna Sibley, Lola Whitehead, Dorothy Travis, and Mary Jo Mergen White; three brothers, R. Edward Garner, Phillips Garner, and Jeffie Garner.  Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Scripture Writing – September 15 – Philippians 4: 4-9

Reminders:

  1. Fall Food Round-Up for the LA Baptist Children’s Home The truck will be in Kentwood early tomorrow morning, so bring your donations in today.
  2. The Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting will be tomorrow at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.  It’ll be a great, informative meeting with Katie Huto McElveen speaking.
  3. Today begins our Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions.  I hope you will take your brochure home and use it to pray each day this week.  I think it will guide you heart as you give this year.
  4. Shoebox time is right around the corner.  We will plan to work painting pictures inside each box next week.  I assure you that your painting skill or lack of painting skill will not be a problem.  I have an easy method for those who think they can’t paint.  Meet in the fellowship hall at 9 A.M. Saturday.  Bring a smile and a willing spirit.  I’ll have everything else you need.

 

 

 

Let’s this Lord’s Day set the tone for the coming week.

Anna Lee

 

 

Friday

“Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones; whoever is dishonest in small matters will be dishonest in large ones.” 

~Luke 16:10 GNT~

 

 

Please keep these three in your prayers.

  • Maddie’s Miracles (written yesterday)

Maddie will have a fine needle biopsy in the morning on a lymph node in her neck that has been there for a while. Doctor was waiting to see if it would go back to normal size and it hasn’t so they are going to check it out. She has the best doctors who truly care about catching any and everything that goes on with her. Prayers are appreciated and we know that God has her in the palm of HIs hand. God is good ALL the time. We should have results next week. Thank you prayer warriors!

 

 

 

  • Ben Smith (written yesterday)

I have been discharged from the hospital. Dropped my prescriptions off at the pharmacy. Tomorrow morning we will be headed home. Thanks everyone for the prayers and nice words of encouragement. Thanks to my wife Nikki Smith, my mother in law Patsy Lea and my mom Elaine Hue Smith for making the 20hr drive to be with me during my surgery. It meant the world to me. I can’t forget all the great friends that are up hear with me for helping out and checking on me.

 

 

 

  • Carol Bennett Sealey has improved, but still has more improvement ahead.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 13 – I Peter 1:3-9

 

 

 

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

 

 

 

Monday

  • Fall Food Round-Up
  • WMU at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.

 

 

 

Contact me through this site if you wish to add something to TPL.

Thanks, Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you pray for those listed today, I encourage you to add the names of others who are not listed here.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

~1 Thessalonians 1:3~

 

 

 

From Judy Dickinson:

Please add Don , his sister Deborah, and brother Martin to the prayer request. Their Mother passed away this morning. No obituary yet but visitation is at Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, Mississippi from 6-8 pm Wednesday 9/11 and Thursday from 9-10 with services at 10 am at the funeral home chapel.

The obituary is not posted this morning.  I’ll post it when it becomes available.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 11 – Jude 1:20-25

 

 

 

Fall Food Round-Up – If you have not yet contributed to the food drive for the LA Baptist Children’s Home, please do so before it is too late.  The truck will be at our church early Monday morning.

 

 

 

Mission Opportunities – Meet at the church Saturday morning at 9:00 to paint inside a shoe box so children will smile every time they open the box.  Boxes, paint, and other supplies will be provided.  Just give of your time!  Items for the shoe boxes are being counted and organized by groups.  Let’s all look forward to filling the boxes at the end of next month.  You’ll have an opportunity to help paint, fold boxes, fill boxes, etc. until the end of next month.  I hope you will  contribute of your time.  We will also be collecting money for the shipping of the boxes.  That’s only $9.00, which is a bargain!  I know because I have shipped many boxes overseas.  I was never able to mail any package for only $9.00!  You can give your contribution to the church by marking it “OCC Postage”.  Thanks so much.

Anna Lee