Tuesday

“Let the peoples praise you, God;

Let all the peoples praise you.”

~Psalm 67:5~

 

Jimmy Schwartz has been doing very well.  Today, he goes for a blood count.  Pray it continues to be good.  Jimmy will also see a dermatologist.  Pray for good results there.

Larry Hendry had done amazingly well.  He got off the vent yesterday evening and was eating ice.  His family thinks he is being spoiled by all the attention in the hospital.  I assume that says he is getting plenty of attention.  Keep him in your prayers.

Infant John Varnado (from Lawana Carter)

This is the last I have heard about Little John Varnado. His Maw Maw
posted this on Nov. 23. Little John is just now tonight getting
feeding tube to strength him up for a few days. Then they will stop it
for a few days, before they tried to stop the ventilater.

Macy Gueldner – Focus some of your prayer time on Macy and her family.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner/journal

Holly Kliesch continues to be carefully watched.  Her unborn baby is about three weeks from his due date.  Pray for the baby, Holly, RC, and those anxious grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.  God is richly blessing this baby by placing him in this special family.

Thankfulness – Day 26 – Babies

Today, I’m thankful for babies.  No, we don’t have a new baby in our family or one on the way, but I enjoy all the news and photos of babies here on the computer and in person, especially at church.  Each baby represents a new life (new personalities, new dreams, new smiles and giggles, new relationships, a blessed family, etc.)  We can all enjoy the new life of each child.  Thank God for each and every one of them.

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Real Love”

http://odb.org/

This devotional really touches my heart as it describes the new relationship between my aunt and my cousin in Texas.  Please pray for them.

Moral Stories – “Lean from Mistakes”

http://academictips.org/blogs/learn-from-mistakes/

Unless you are not human, you have and continue to make mistakes.  Unlike Edison’s mistakes here, we often need to repent and to ask forgiveness.  Then, we need to learn from our mistakes and not repeat them.

Hymn of the Day – “A New Name in Glory”

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/n/e/newnamei.htm

“Where Camera Lights Don’t Shine”
This story is about IMB help that has been arriving in the Philippines since the typhoon.  You can help make more work like this continue.
“Faith Stirs Isaiah to Persevere toward Turnaround Season”

This true story is inspiring.  I hope you will take time to read it in its entirety.  As you look at the pictures, you will see that Isaiah’s great personality shines through his facial expressions.

http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=41554

This morning at 11:00, we will be celebrating the “Young” Ladies’ birthdays.   Join us at Nyla’s for a special time.

Anna Lee

Sunday

“And I pray this:

that your love will keep on growing

in knowledge and every kind of discernment.”

~Philippians 1:9, HCSB~

 

Community Thanksgiving Service

  • 6:00 P.M. Tonight
  • FBC, Kentwood
  • Fellowship (fingerfoods) after the service

Ladies online Advent Bible Study, Dec. 1 – 24  

You will need to have both Facebook and email. If any of you would like to join us, please let me know by sending me your email address and your Facebook name.  I just completed the Thanksgiving study.  It is not very demanding, just about twenty minutes a day at any time that is convenient for you.

Thankfulness – Day 24

Today, I would like to thank-God for pastors/ministers, youth/children’s directors, senior adult pastors, music ministers, educational directors, outreach/hospital pastors, etc.  Some church leaders are bi-vocational, while others are full time.  Some churches only have one staff member, but others have several.  No matter the number in a particular church, I thank God for their dedication and leadership.  They set the tone for what happens in the church.

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “What Time is It?”

http://odb.org/

Moral Stories – “Helpless Love”

http://academictips.org/blogs/moral-tale-helpless-love/

Hymn of the Day – “Living for Jesus”

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/l/i/livingfj.htm

This is a good day to remind you to bring new or gently used blankets to FBC, Kentwood so they can be shared with those who need them to stay warm.

Have a great Lord’s Day!  Don’t shortchange Him!

Anna Lee

Thursday

“Therefore let everyone who is faithful pray to You at a time that You may be found.”

~Psalm 32:6a~

Cara Goodrich

I am asking for prayers for my boyfriend sister Cara Goodrich she has just found out that she has a mass by her trac. an going up by her neck,she will be seeing a surgery next thursday to find out what they are going to do. Lets pray that it can be takeing out an not gone any wr else. An it not cancer.

Sherry Rosamond

Macy Gueldner

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner/journal

Mrs. Maxine Turner, 95,  is in North Oaks.  Pray for this sweet lady who recently thanked God for her good health.

It good to be able to report that Jimmy Schwartz is doing well this week.  Keep him in your prayers.

Baptist Friendship House

Tomorrow is snack pack and hygiene kit today and we are running very low on travel size shampoo and conditioner. We just added an item to our wish list and hope that you will check it out. If anyone knows where we can get affordable travel size hygiene items in bulk- please let us know.

119- the number of people that have come to our door in a matter of 1 hour and 40 minutes to receive snack packs and hygiene kits. We met many new people this week and hope that we will be able to continue forming and building these relationships.

Baptist Press 

http://www.bpnews.net/

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Eyes of Love” 

http://odb.org/

Values – Making a Difference – “Out of a Job but Making a Difference for Our Community”

http://www.values.com/your-inspirational-stories/1451-Out-of-a-Job-but-Working-Hard-for-our-Community

Hymn of the Day – “Open My Eyes that I May See”

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/p/openeyes.htm

May our eyes be open to the needs and opportunities God has for us to address.

Thank-you for reading this site and for praying.  You make a difference for so many people.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“Our fathers trusted in You;

they trusted, and You rescued them.

They cried to You and were set free;

they trusted in You and were not disgraced.”

~Psalm 22:4-5~

 

Continue to pray for Betty Taylor and others who have a “bug” this week.  Pray for a timely recovery.

Mrs. Yvonne Birch‘s back surgery went well yesterday.  She should be in rehab by the end of the week.  Keep her on your prayer list.

Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell continues to be hospitalized in Greensburg.  Pray for her and for her hospital caregiver, Phylis.  Pray for Mr. Phillip who is at home.

Smiley Conerly continues to improve, but the pain is still there.  Pray it will be lessened as he does more therapy.

Ray Blackwell is in week two of treatment.  Pray for him as the side-effects are beginning to show up.

Pray for Peggy Buberette, Ladd Turner’s mother-in-law, as she begins to learn how her tumors will be treated.

Andy Taylor’s sister, Cindy Juban, has completed her first visit to M.D. Anderson.  She learned of several options for her, all positive.  The best news is that the doctors think she will recover the vision she has lost.

Macy Gueldner – The news is not what the family (or doctor) hoped for.  Pray for a good results to the coming treatments.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner/journal

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Re-Creation”

http://odb.org/

Values – Friendship – “True Friendship”

http://www.values.com/your-inspirational-stories/1469-True-Friendship

Hymn of the Day – “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/w/a/f/wafwhij.htm

Operation Christmas Child – It’s time to fill the shoe boxes for children who might not otherwise receive gifts for Christmas.  You can pick up information Sunday at FBC, K.

I hope this cooler weather will cause some of us to check out the winter clothing we have and donate what we can in the line of jackets, sweaters, sweats, mittens, scarves, and hats.  You can drop your items off at FBC,K at either the office entrance or the main entrance.

The youth of FBC, K will have a jambalaya fundraiser after morning worship Sunday.  Your donations will help fund winter trips for our youth.

There will be a Family Fun Night Saturday, November 2nd from 6:30-8:30.

I hope you feel refreshed by the weather today and doing something special for someone else.  

Anna Lee

Wednesday

“I called to the LORD in my distress,

and I cried to my God for help.

From His temple He heard my voice,

and my cry to Him reached His ears.”

~Psalm 18:6~

 

It seems the number of hurting families grow daily.  It breaks my heart.  Pray for those that you are aware of and those that you may not be aware of.

Macy Gueldner – http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner/journal – Three new entries yesterday!

Baby Graham, in New Orleans, is improving.  It seems each day this baby shows the world what God can do!

Connor Corkern‘s seizures are better and he doesn’t have pneumonia.  That the answer to two prayers!

Pat Hoosier and his family need to be in our prayers.  The family has bravely and aggressively fought the battle on every front!

Pray for Marty Simpson and his family as he has and angiogram and possibly surgery today in Lacomb.

Pray for Yvonne Birch and her family as she has surgery at OLOL in Baton Rouge.

The monthly breakfast at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will benefit the family of Tommy and Jessica Garner.  I hope to see you there at 8:00 this Sunday.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Losing and Finding Our Lives in Him” – http://odb.org/

Values – Appreciation – “Sorry about the Inconvenience” – http://www.values.com/your-inspirational-stories/1471-Sorry-for-the-Inconvenience

Hymn of the Day – “Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/u/tutcross.htm

This is different than the song I know, but still very meaningful.

Be a blessing to someone today!

Anna Lee

Saturday

“I have come as a light into the world,

so that everyone who believes in Me would not remain in darkness.”

~John 1:4-5, NKJV~

 

Mr. Pat Hoosier is HOME and smiling his big smile.  Keep praying for this family.

 

I saw Mrs. Elsie Davis is Amite.  She asked for prayer for her daughter-in-law, Connie Hayden Davis, who was injured in a traffic accident in Texas a couple days ago.  Connie is the daughter of Horace and Margarete Hayden also of this area.  “Miss” Elsie said Connie has critical injuries.  Connie is the mother of four children.  Join the families as they pray.

 

Macy Gueldner continues to receive good treatment at St. Jude.  Read her Caring Bridge page and pray.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/macygueldner

 

Dr. David Crosby is pastor of FBC, New Orleans.  His young grandson, Graham Deris, is hospitalized there due to an accident that threatened  his life.  Thanks to many who helped, this child will be going home from PICU at Ochsner in the near future.  You can watch the video or read the transcript on this channel 6 site.

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/mother-thankful-for-neighbors-who-saved-baby-from-drowning/-/9853400/22515294/-/fliragz/-/index.html

 

I didn’t give you a report of the Third Thursday meeting or the “Lucy” Bible study.  Thursday we were blessed with five new people with a total representation from ten different churches.   Numbers are not important, but the spirit of Christian love and fellowship is!  We have been so blessed t0 be able to host these meeting for so many years.  We are looking forward to what God is going to do in the future. James Rimes and Andy Taylor used their musical talents to “speak” to us. How blessed we all were as we were surrounded by a sweet spirit of Christian love.

The “Lucy” Bible study Friday was number eight.  It was on Devotion.  Several people thought it was one of the best so far.  We ended with a brown bag lunch and sweet sharing.  We will be meeting again next Friday to study Outreach.  The topics the following weeks will be Happiness, Boasts, and Likeness.  Line Creek will be beginning the “Lucy” study Wednesday night.  If you would like to join them, contact a member of Line Creek for the time and room location.

 

Don’t forget to do your part to support the Georgia Barnette Offering for mission work in Louisiana.  There are people around us here, just like around the world, that need to have a relationship with God.  Let’s support this offering for work in Louisiana.

 

Jackets and other winter clothing for men, women, boys, and girls is being collected at FBC, Kentwood.  Also, items for the Friendship House in New Orleans – small deodorants,  cases of bottled water or fruit juice, etc.  Contact the church office for a list.

 

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “How Long?” –  http://odb.org/

 

Values – Forgiveness – Mother and Daughter Relationships

 http://www.values.com/your-inspirational-stories/1479-Mom-and-Daughter-Relationships

Hymn of the Day – “Love is the Theme” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/l/t/lthethem.htm

 

Have a blessed day!

Anna Lee

Monday

I just realized I forgot to publish this EARLY this morning.  I’m fine.  I just had a long, busy day.

“This good news of the kingdom

will be proclaimed in all the world

as a testimony to all nations.

And then the end will come.”

~Matthew 24:14~

(It was such a joy to share about the Georgia Barnette Offering for Louisiana Missions last night with two groups of children at TeamKid.  They have such tender hearts and attentive ears.  Pray they will always be open to sharing their money so others can hear about Jesus and always know that Jesus loves them and and wants them to share that message with others.)

From Martha Pevey Drago (written last night)

….our oldest son Jeremy’s daughter Macy has been diagnosed with leukemia. They left for St Judes today. Please put her on your prayer link. Thanks Martha

Penny Dees McDowell

Words cannot express how much our family appreciates all the prayers that our dear personal and even not personal friends have offered up for the healing of our sweet Penny. It means so much just to know that others are as concerned about your loved one as you are. Penny is still in ICU and is still very sick, but is definitely making improvement in the right direction. As of tonight (Sunday), the doctors have ordered that she have no visitors except immediate family for the remainder of her time in ICU. They said that this is because she needs COMPLETE rest in order promote the healing process. Please keep praying for her healing. Thank you so much again. We love you.
Penny’s Family

Please continue to pray for my aunt, Naomi, in Texas.  Her doctor thinks she needs surgery on her vertebrae, so her internal medicine doctor will be consulted today.  She is pain and very uncomfortable.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Public Praise” – http://odb.org/

Missions – Georgia Barnette Missions Offering for Louisiana http://georgiabarnette.org/mission-studies/

Did You Know?

Nearly 50 percent of Louisiana’s residents do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?

Values – Encouragement – “You are More Powerful than You Think” – http://www.values.com/your-inspirational-stories/1505-You-Are-More-Powerful-Than-You-Think

Hymn of the Day – “Let Jesus Come into your Heart” – http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/l/e/letjesus.htm

During October, we are collecting jackets, winter scarves, gloves, and hat for distribution through Re-Store.  This cooler weather means today is a good time to look though your closets to see what your family will not be using this year.  Collection baskets are available inside the main and office entrances to FBC, Kentwood.  Thanks for sharing.

You are invited to participate in FBC,K visitation at Kentwood Manor at 10 A.M. this morning.

Anna Lee