May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,  encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

~2 Thessalonians 2:16-17~




New Baby! – Deliliah May Hutto

  • 8-13-2020
  • 7:21 A.M.
  • 6lb. 11 oz.
  • 20.5 In.
  • Parents: Joe and Ashley Miller Hutto




Please continue to pray for the Kentwood families dealing with Covid-19.




Mary Lou Carona Ingraffia

August 09, 1935 – August 12, 2020

Mary Lou Carona Ingraffia, a resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at her home. She was born August 9, 1935 in New Orleans, LA and was 85 years of age. She is survived by her 2 sons, Philip (Chuck) Ingraffia, Jr. and wife, Chantel of Loranger, LA and Jon Ingraffia of New Orleans, LA; 1 brother, Jack Carona, III and wife, Anna of Independence, LA; 4 grandchildren, Daren (D.L.) Vicellio, Philip Ingraffia,III( Mckayla), Luke Ingraffia(Brooke) and Jake Ingraffia; 2 great-grandchildren, Shyenne Vicellio and Gunner Vicellio. Preceded in death by her spouse, Philip (Pluto) Ingraffia, Sr.; daughter, Jackie Ingraffia; mother, Christine Lucia Carona; father, Jack Carona, Jr.. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 8:30AM until 10:00AM on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Mass at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church at 11:00AM on Wednesday. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit



Geraldean Merritt Sanders

January 26, 1924 – August 11, 2020

Geraldean Merritt Sanders, a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. She was born January 26, 1924 in Osyka, MS and was 96 years of age. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother. She worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Tourism for 30 years. She loved her job and the trips she and Judy were able to go on because of it. The thing she was most proud of though, was her family. She is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara Posey of Dora, AL and Judy Sanders of Kentwood, LA; 6 grandchildren, Scott Posey (Karen) of Denham Springs, LA, Denver Posey (Victoria)League City, TX, Kim Sulzby (Jay)Dora, AL, Michelle Bridges(Paul) Kentwood, LA, Marcie Grice (James) Kentwood, LA, Justin Hendry (Dana) Kentwood, LA, son-in-law, Larry Hendry, Kentwood, LA; 23 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; as well as being “Maw Maw” to numerous others. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Sanders; son, Aubrey Ray Sanders; daughter, Marie Hendry; parents, Obediah and Jessie Merritt; and son-in-law, Raymond Posey. Pallbearers are Scott Posey, Denver Posey, Justin Hendry, Caleb Hendry, Triston Lofton and Jeffery Posey. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Services conducted by Bro. Mike Shumock. Interment East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 14

  • Exodus 37:1-38:31
  • Matthew 28:1-20
  • Psalm 34:11-22
  • Proverbs 9:9-10



Baptist Press




Louisiana Baptist Message –




The truck from the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be in Kentwood early on September 21st.  Be sure to leave your donations of food for the next year at FBC early.




Donations for Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes” can also be left at the FBC, Kentwood.




As far as I know the revival for the 27-30th is still on the calendar.  If something changes, I will let you know.




Thank God for the recent professions of faith and baptisms at FBC, Kentwood.

Anna Lee














Praise the LORD, my soul,

and forget not all his benefits . . . . 

~Psalm 103:2~




My cousin, Scott Tolleson, got to leave the hospital after six days.  No more infection, so he is back at home.  Everyone was both thankful and tired last night.




Robin Alford, Walton and Peggy’s second daughter, is continuing to improve from her ankle injury.  Six weeks down and six more weeks to go.  Peggy and her sister, Polly, are still there to help Robin manage all the stairs.  Robin in looking forward to moving into a one-level home soon.  Thank you for your continued prayers for Robin.




Kami Frazier Bourque, a former student, who is studying to be a nurse has had Covid – 19, but is now home.  Pray for her as she continues her recovery and returns to nursing school.




Jameson McDaniel was born yesterday.  He weighed 5 lb. 3 oz. and was 18.5 in. long.  Celebrate the birth of this child with Austin and Brittany.




An article the will be a guide to church leaders as they plan to reopen their churches in the coming weeks:




Rebecca Ann Anderson Desmond

April 20, 2020

A resident of Amite, LA, Becky passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020, at her home. She was born September 26, 1950 in New Orleans, LA and was 69 years of age. Becky was a skilled and compassionate nurse, and generous and dedicated supporter of many philanthropic causes. She served on the boards of many community organizations over the years, both in Louisiana and her longtime home state of North Carolina. She is survived by her husband, Tim Desmond, MD; mother, Frances Snell Anderson; sister, Claire Anderson Bel; brothers, Andy Anderson and Pat Anderson; nieces, Angie Anderson Danielson (J.R.), Megan Bel Miller (Joel), Erin Newman (Craig), Hannah Anderson, and Molly Bel (Danny Strickland); great-nieces and great-nephews, Abbie Holmes, Savannah Danielson, Luke Danielson, Millie Danielson, Parker Miller, Caroline Miller, Anna Newman, and Anderson Newman; and sister-in-law, Kim Andrews Winslow and husband, Eric. Preceded in death by her father, Edwin Stanley Anderson; brother-in-law, Buddy Bel; and sister-in-law, Nadine Anderson. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – April 22

  • 3 Judges 1:1-2:9
  • Luke 21:29-22:13
  • Psalm 90:1-91:16
  • Proverbs 13:24-25




May your help to bring some “Sonshine” in lives today!

Anna Lee




















“Remember what Christ taught, and let his words enrich your lives and make you wise.”

~Colossians 3:16 (TLB)~




Smiley Conerly is still able to be at home.  A recent change in medication is helping.  Please continue to pray for Smiley and Carol Jean.




Austin and Brittany McDaniel’s baby will probably be delivered today.  Pray for this excited young couple.



I am so pleased to share two reposts concerning special ladies.




My cousin, Scott Tolleson, is still hospitalized and seems to be improving.  As you pray for him, please pray for his wife, Brenda, who is having a terribly hard time adjusting to not being able to care for him.




David went to The Grove, new Oshsner in Baton Rouge, yesterday.  Due to the virus, that will be our destination for a while.  There were many precautions in place so the virus would not be spread.  I got to wait in the car again.  I enjoyed reading from the book of Mark this time.  David’s blood level was 10.5, another good number, the best one so far.  The nurse practitioner he saw yesterday asked about the lack of his walker.  She was totally amazed to see him.  She told him to continue doing whatever he is doing.  We thank God for each of these days and thank you for your many prayers.




Dianne Strickland

March 16, 1946 – April 18, 2020
Dianne, age 74, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family Saturday, April 18, 2020. She was a native of Kentwood and a longtime resident of Hammond. Dianne loved the Lord and was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church for many years. Her family always came first. Dianne was a loving partner, mother, grandmother, and friend who is already dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dianne is survived by loving partner, Ed Chehardy and her “favorite child,” Shadow; her daughter, Rhonda Strickland Hartis and husband Charles; daughter, Jeannie Strickland Sciacca and husband Tony; son, Jesse ‘Jay’ Strickland and wife Tammy; grandchildren, Jessica Hartis, Landon Hartis, Brayden Stephens, Cole Sciacca, Jordyn Sciacca, Justin Strickland, and Cody Wilson; great-grandchildren, Jace Strickland, and Conner Strickland; sisters, Frances Varnado Griffin, Celia Smith, and Rachel Coggins; and brother, Deloy Smith, Jr.

Dianne is preceded in death by her daughter, Deanna Dianne Strickland, parents, Deloy and Neva Smith, Sr.; cherished aunt, Willie Mae Sumrall; and great-grandson, Karson Husser.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please consider making a donation in the name Neva Dianne Strickland to Ameracare Family Hospice, 303 W 21st Ave, Covington, LA 70433, 985-893-3301,

Due to the current order by Gov. Edwards, the family is not able to invite the public to a visitation or funeral services as intended.





Read the Bible in 2020 – April 21

  • 1 Joshua 22:21-23:16
  • Luke 20:27-47
  • Psalm 89:14-37
  • Proverbs 13:17-19



Baptist Press



Don’t forget to plan to have Prayer Meeting with FBC, Kentwood tomorrow night at 6 P.M.



“Happy are those who reject the advice of evil people . . ..

Instead, they find joy in obeying the Law of the LORD, and they study it day and night.”

~Psalm 1:1-2 (GNT)~




Our church family is happy for the arrival of Renee Josette Cerise.  She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 19.5 inches long.  Our church family may think of this child as the great granddaughter of George and Alice Faye Lee and the granddaughter of Brian and Lisa Piner.  One day when the Covid -19 virus is over, we will get to meet this precious gift from God at church.




Juanita “Nita” Russell Miller was diagnosed with the Covid – 19 virus yesterday.  Although Faibra Cade is not her only child, many of you may relate to “Nita” this way.  “Nita” is also  J..C. Miller’s step-mother and a precious lady of 94.  Please be in prayer for this sweet lady.




Eula Lee “Tullie” Cain Dean

November 22, 1932 – April 18, 2020

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born January 22, 1932 in Kentwood and was 88 years of age. She is survived by her 2 sons, Pascal J. Dean, Jr. and Michael B. Dean, Sr. and wife, Samantha; 2 step-daughters, Priscilla Lynch and husband, Richard, and Ora Ellen Nunnery; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Pascal “Pat” Dean, Sr.; parents, James David Cain, Sr. and Susie Easley Cain; sister, Mary Nell Woodard and husband, Virgil; brother, James David “Joe” Cain, Jr. and wife, Martha; grandson, Braden M. Cutrer; and niece, Patricia Woodard Lester. Visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon until 2:00PM on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. Pallbearers will be Michael Dean, Jr., Matthew David Dean, Patrick Ty Dean, James Dedric Cutrer, Jr., Phillip Hunter Cutrer, and Samuel James Woodard. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible in 2020 – April 20

  • Joshua 21:1-22:20
  • Luke 20:1-26
  • Psalm 89:1-13
  • Proverbs 13:15-16



I hope everyone is safe and had minimal damage from the bad weather we had last night.

Anna Lee






“Do not let sin control the way you live;

do not give in to sinful desires . . .

Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life.

So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.”

~Romans 6:12-13 (NLT)~




In the midst of turbulent times, God sends unspeakable joy!

March 27, 2020. 8:45 am.

7 lbs 11 oz. 21 in long.

Our 6th grandchild! ( Written by Ginger Miller Hutto of Hillsdale)
Katie Hutto McElveen Malcolm McElveen (Parents)




Read the Bible Today – March 29

  • Exodus 8:1-9:35
  • Matthew 19:13-30
  • Psalm 24:1-10
  • Proverbs 6:1-5



Song of the Day 

  • “The Doxology”
  • “In Times Like These”
  • “One Day at a Time”
  • “Make Me a Blessing”
  • “In His Hands”
  • “Til the Storm Passes By”
  • “His Eye is on the Sparrow”
  • “Near to the Heart of God”
  • “They’ll Know We are Christians (by our love)”
  • “Victory in Jesus”
  • “There’s Something about that Name”



Please continue to pray for Ryan “Rufus” Willliams from Spring Creek.




So far, most people have remained healthy.  Continue to ““play it safe” and STAY HOME.  Some people seem to be disobeying the orders to do that.  I’m afraid they will be among the sick in a week.  Use the pick-up services available in multiple locations.  Do not allow anyone inside your house, except the home health nurse!  Keep children away from their grandparents, etc.  because they are often carriers of the coronavirus.  Today, this Lord’s Day, more churches will be live-streaming their services.  Be sure to look at two or three.  If you do go out, make it a trip around the community to pray for people as you ride by their homes.  Stay in your car.  Don’t stop anywhere!  Use your phone to check on people.  If you deliver something to a home, leave it on the porch and knock and call.  Then, quickly leave.




Today, the Operation Christmas Child team was scheduled to visit Sunday School classrooms to take suggestions for April purchases.   You will have to be creative to make these purchases without going shopping in person, but I know you can do this.  Happy April Shopping!  Two new rules:

  1. Don’t enter any stores to purchase these.  Use your phone or internet.
  2. Have the items delivered to the church.  They can sit at the church and and be waiting for when this isolation period is over.


Operation Christmas Child, April 2020



Jump Ropes
Grades 1-5 Marbles
Youth Jump Ropes
College & Career Dominoes
Gateway Socks for Boys

Friendship Circle

$1.00 Scissors
New Creations


Hair Brushes
Rebekah  Sewing Kits

City Hall


Lip Balm
Staff Highlighters



Be safe.  Shop from home.  If you need help, call Janice, the church secretary, for assistance.  229-8111. Let’s not slack up on shoeboxes during this time.  Let’s just alter the way we shop.

Anna Lee

Saturday Additions

Danielle Thornton’s sister, Sara, has a young daughter, Charlotte, who was born earlier this week and was transferred to New Orleans yesterday.  Tests continue to be done, but the results are not looking good.  Please pray for this infant and her family.




David Cutrer asks us to pray for his daughter who had major surgery yesterday in Baton Rouge.  It’s extra hard on parents when they cannot be with their sick children.  David also invites you to watch their church service tomorrow as they live-stream on Facebook for the first time.                          *Roseland Pentecostal Church*

Tuesday Addition

Andy and Betty Taylor make many hospital/doctor each month.  Today is one of those days.  Pray for them, please.




Nikki and Wendell Rhodus are the proud parents of Arial James Rhodus who was born yesterday.  She weighed 7 lb. 11 oz. and was born at 12:37 P.M.  We all look forward to seeing this young lady and getting to know her so we can help spoil her.






“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.

~Luke 1:68~




Wanda Smith went to visit with her daughter and await the arrival of a grandson.  Knox was due Monday and arrived Saturday.  Mother, baby, daddy, and grandmother are all fine and sharing lots of smiles.




Donald Alford will be in St. Tammany a little longer.  He’s in room 380.  He has a great attitude!




Barbara Elizabeth Sharp

July 07, 1943 – December 21, 2019

Barbara Elizabeth Sharp entered into eternal rest lovingly surrounded by her family on December 21, 2019.  Barbara was born in McComb, MS and was 76 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clinton H. Sharp, Jr. M.D. and Lucille Guwang Sharp. She is survived by her two children, Charles “Chuck” Goodwin Schibler II and Becky Schibler Cooper, her brother, Clinton H. Sharp, III M.D. and her sister, Sally Sharp Schneider.

Friends and family are invited to attend the graveside service on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Amite Cemetery.
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Scripture Writing – Luke 2: 4-7




Luke 22

Judas agrees to catch Jesus

1 The Passover festival when the Jews eat flat bread was coming soon.

2 The leaders of the priests and the teachers of God’s Law wanted to kill Jesus. They were talking together about how they could do this. It was difficult because they were afraid of the people.

3 Then Satan began to live inside Judas Iscariot. Judas was one of Jesus’ 12 apostles. 4 He went to the leaders of the priests and he talked with them. The police that worked at God’s Great House were also there. Judas told them how he could give Jesus to them secretly. 5 They were very happy and they promised to give him money for this. 6 So Judas said that he would do it. Then he waited for the right moment to help them to take hold of Jesus. He wanted to do it when the crowd was not there with Jesus.

Jesus eats his last meal with his apostles

7 The day came for Jewish people to eat the meal of flat bread which has no yeast in it. They had to kill a young sheep for the Passover meal on that day. 8 So Jesus said to Peter and John, ‘Go and prepare the Passover meal for us to eat. Then we can all come and eat it.’ 9 They asked him, ‘Where do you want us to prepare the meal?’

10 Jesus replied, ‘Listen. When you go into the city, a man will meet you. He will be carrying a jar of water. Follow him until he goes into a house. 11 You must then say to the master of that house, “Our Teacher sends this message to you: ‘Where is the room for visitors? I will eat the Passover meal there with my disciples.’ ” 12 The man will then show you a large room upstairs. It will have all that you need in it. Prepare the Passover meal there for us all.’

13 So Peter and John went into the city. They found everything that Jesus had told them about. So, they prepared the Passover meal.

14 When it was time to eat the meal, Jesus arrived. He sat down with his apostles to eat it. 15 He said to them, ‘I have wanted very much to eat this Passover meal with you. It has to happen before I die. 16 I tell you this: I will not eat another Passover meal in this world. Now it is a picture. But when God begins to rule in his kingdom, then this meal will become completely real. I will eat it again then.’

17 Then Jesus took a cup and he thanked God for the wine. ‘Take this cup,’ he said to them. ‘Each of you drink some wine from it. 18 I tell you this. I will not drink wine again until God begins to rule in his kingdom.’

19 Then he took a loaf of bread and he thanked God for it. He broke the bread into pieces and he gave some of it to each of them. He said, ‘This is my body. I am giving it to save you. When you eat this meal from now on, remember me.’

20 Then after supper, Jesus took a cup of wine and did the same thing. He said to the disciples, ‘This cup shows the new promise that God makes because of my death. When I die, my blood will pour out of my body. I will do that for you. 21 But look! The person who will give me to the rulers is sitting at the table with me. His hand is eating the same food as I am. 22 The Son of Man must die in the way that God says. But it will be bad for the man who gives me to my enemies.’

23 The 12 apostles asked each other, ‘Who is the man that would do this thing?’

Jesus tells who is most important

24 Then the apostles began to argue among themselves. They were arguing about which of them seemed to be the most important. 25 Jesus said to them, ‘Kings of other countries use great authority over their people. Leaders of those countries want people to say good things about them. 26 You must not be like that. The most important person among you must become like the least important person. The person who is your leader must become like your servant. 27 Tell me, which person is the more important one? Is it the person who sits at the table to eat? Or is it the servant that puts out the meal for him? Yes, it is the person who sits at the table. But I am here to be your servant.

28 You have never left me. You have been by my side when trouble came to me. 29 So now I tell you that you will rule with me. My Father has said that I will rule with him in his kingdom. I also say to you that you will rule with me. 30 In my kingdom you will sit at my table. You will eat and drink with me. You will sit like kings on rulers’ chairs. You will judge the people of the 12 families of Israel.’

Jesus tells Peter what will happen

31 Jesus went on to say, ‘Simon, Simon, be careful to listen to me! Satan has asked to have authority over you all. He will shake you as a farmer shakes seeds. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that you will continue to believe in me. And this is what you must do: When you have turned back to me, you must help your brothers to be strong again.’

33 But Simon replied, ‘Master, I am ready to go to prison with you. I am even ready to die with you!’ 34 Jesus said to him, ‘I tell you this, Peter. Very soon, you will say that you do not know me. You will say that three times before the cockerel sings early tomorrow morning.’

35 Jesus then asked the disciples, ‘When I sent you out without a purse, a bag or shoes, did you need anything?’ ‘No,’ they replied, ‘nothing.’

36 ‘Now it is different,’ he said. ‘If you have a purse or bag, you should take it with you. If you do not have a sword, sell your coat. Use the money to buy a knife. 37 Let me tell you why. Long ago people wrote in the Bible what must happen to me. It says, “People will think he is one of the bad people.” And this must happen to me soon, so that it becomes true.’

38 The disciples said, ‘Look, Master, we have two long sharp knives here.’ Jesus replied, ‘That is enough.’

Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives

39 Jesus left the city. He went to the hill called the Mount of Olives. This is what he usually did. His disciples went with him. 40 When they arrived there he said to them, ‘Ask God to help you, so that you do not want to do wrong things.’

41 Then he went away from them about as far as you can throw a stone. He went down on his knees and he prayed, 42 ‘Father, if you want, you can save me from this time of great pain. But I do not ask you to do what I want. Do what you want for me.’

[ 43 Then an angel came to him from heaven. The angel made him stronger. 44 Jesus began to have troubles in his mind. He prayed again even more strongly. His sweat became like blood and it fell to the ground.]

45 Then Jesus finished praying and he stood up again. He returned to the disciples. He saw that they were sleeping. They were very weak and tired because they were so sad. 46 ‘You should not be sleeping,’ he said. ‘Get up and pray! Ask God to help you, so that you do not want to do wrong things.’

The soldiers catch Jesus

47 While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd of people came towards him. Judas led the crowd to that place. He was one of the 12 apostles. He came near to Jesus to kiss him. 48 Jesus said to him, ‘Judas, why do you want to kiss me, the Son of Man? You are helping my enemies to take hold of me!’

49 The people near to Jesus saw what was happening. They asked him, ‘Lord, should we use our weapons to fight?’ 50 One of them hit the servant of the leader of the priests. He cut off the servant’s right ear. 51 ‘That is enough!’ Jesus said. He then touched the man’s ear and made him well again.

52 Then Jesus spoke to the people that had come to take hold of him. They were the leaders of the priests, and the leaders of the police in God’s Great House. Other important Jews were also there. He said to them, ‘You have come here with long sharp knives and heavy sticks. Do you really think that I am leading people to fight against our country’s rulers? 53 No! But I was with you every day in the yard of God’s Great House. You did not try to take hold of me then. But now really is the time and the place for you to work. Now it is a bad dark time, when the Devil has authority.’

Peter says that he does not know Jesus

54 Then they took hold of Jesus. They took him away and they brought him to the house of the leader of the priests. Peter was following them, but he did not go near Jesus. 55 People lit a fire in the yard of the house and they sat round it. Peter went and he sat with them. 56 A girl who worked there then saw Peter in the light from the fire. She looked carefully at him and she said, ‘This man also was a friend of Jesus.’ 57 Peter replied, ‘Woman, that is not true! I do not even know him.’

58 After a short time, someone else looked at him. ‘You also are one of their group,’ he said. Peter replied, ‘Man, I am not one of them.’

59 After about an hour, another man said, ‘I am sure that this man was a friend of Jesus. He also is from Galilee.’ 60 Peter replied, ‘Man, I do not know what you are talking about.’ While Peter was still speaking, a cockerel sang loudly. 61 Then the Lord Jesus turned round and he looked at Peter. Peter remembered what Jesus had said to him: ‘You will say tonight that you do not know me. You will say it three times before the cockerel sings in the morning.’

62 Then Peter went outside away from the house and he cried a lot.

The soldiers laugh at Jesus and they hit him

63 The men that were holding Jesus were laughing at him. They hit him many times. 64 They covered his eyes with a cloth and they said to him, ‘Show us that you are a prophet. Tell us who hit you!’ 65 And they said many other bad things against him.

The Jewish leaders ask Jesus questions

66 When it became day, the Jewish leaders met together. The leaders of the priests and the teachers of God’s Law were at the meeting. Then other men brought Jesus to stand in front of them. 67 They asked him, ‘Are you the Messiah? If you are, tell us.’ Jesus replied, ‘If I do tell you, you will not believe me. 68 I could also ask you a question. But if I do that, you will not answer me. 69 But from now on, the Son of Man will be sitting in the most important place. He will be sitting at the right side of the Most Powerful God.’

70 ‘So, are you the Son of God?’ they all said. Jesus replied, ‘You say that I am.’

71 Then they said, ‘We do not need anyone else to speak against this man. We ourselves have heard what he has said about himself.’




Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will be serving breakfast this morning at 8 A.M.  Join them as they again help a family with a need.




Don’t forget “The Greatest Story Ever Told” presented by the adult choir of FBC, Kentwood tonight at 6 P.M.

Anna Lee






“The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds.

All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds!

But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.” 

~Galatians 6:7-8 The Message~





Joanne Seymour  has been battling cancer.  Her recent scans were all clean.  That’s a whole year of good reports.  Please thank God for the good report.




Rick and Krystal Slaven Campbell are the proud parents of Abigail Olivia who was born yesterday morning at 8:55.  She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.  Pray for them as they raise their precious daughter in a loving, Christian home.




Mary Criswell sent word that Hazel Allen passed away yesterday afternoon, but did not know any arrangements yet.  I will post them when they become available.




Thursday, May 2,  will be the annual National Day of Prayer.  Keep your eyes and ears open for ways you can participate.  The theme this year is  “Love One Another”.




Read and Write the Bible Today – Psalm 37: 5-9




Trained Disaster Relief Workers are needed in Ruston.  Also, items are being collected to distribute in Ruston.  You may be able to help.  Contact the BASELA office, Bro. Stan Statham, if you are able to help in any way.    985-515-4368




Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee



Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

~Psalm 95:1-2 (NIV)~




I’ll start off this morning with news of a new baby.  Raymond and Brandy Cutrer are now the parents of Ramsi Shaye Cutrer who was born yesterday.  Ramsi weighed 8 lbs. 4 ox. and was 21 in. long.  Both mother and baby are doing well.




Pray for Ginger Simmons as she has surgery today to correct some back issues.




Macy Lee, the daughter to Tim and Beth Graham Lee, had emergency surgery yesterday to remove her appendix.  Pray for a good recovery time.



David got a call Saturday night about an infectious disease, Cat Scratch Fever, which does not work well with David’s present condition.  The doctor wanted David to check into the hospital Sunday and plan to stay for six weeks to receive a strong antibiotic..  David told him we would be at the clinic Monday for his weekly injection.  Yesterday, with the vehicle packed to stay for a long time,  we saw the hematologist who checked into the situation.  David was sent home after receiving his injection and giving more blood for testing.  We will be waiting for test results and praying for a better option than six weeks of hospitalization.  Join us in praying for the lab results and good decisions.  On a very position note, David’s blood level and weight are holding strong.  We returned home with more reasons to be thankful!

David will have a procedure on the 28th in Covington to again look for a place where there might be a blood leakage.  Please add that date and procedure to your prayers.  The next four procrit injections are also scheduled.  We are thankful to all the medical people who are working to improve David’s health.




Read the Bible 

  • Ezekiel 46-48
  • Psalm 132
  • Luke 14



I received this report on the Operation Christmas Child Collection at FBC, Kentwood.  A total of 1409 shoeboxes were packed in 86 cartons and send on their way to Dallas and eventually to boys and girls in other countries.  I’m not sure how many churches and other groups participated, but I will share that information when I have it.  Thanks again to those who “stepped-up” when David and I became unavailable to do this special task.  You made it a success!  To God be the glory!  Statistic show that each shoebox impacts seven people.  That’s almost 10,000 people!  Yeah to everyone who packed a shoebox and helped in any way.



Be sure to name some of the many blessings in your life this Thanksgiving season.

Anna Lee