16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 

17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 

18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 

19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 

21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

~Ephesians 3:16-21~


Please continue to pray for Gail M. Smith and her family.

Birdie Mae Little Spitale

March 05, 1931 – March 08, 2018

On March 8th 2018 Birdie Mae Little Spitale said her final goodbye to her daughters to join her Lord and mother in heaven. On this day, March 8th, she also joined her husband on his birthday. She passed away after a long struggle with dementia at Tangi Pines Nursing Center. She was a native of Arcola and a resident of Amite. She was born to Hulon and Irma Smith Little on March 5, 1931 as Birdie Mae Little. Over the years, she worked very hard on the family farm. Also, she worked at Currier’s Cleaners, B. Stern’s, Tangi Pines Nursing Center, Amite Elementary, and Amite High School. Upon retiring, she enjoyed reading, LSU Football (especially Mike the Tiger), and going out to eat. In the last few months of her life, she enjoyed dining at Murphy’s in Amite where everyone treated her with much kindness. She leaves behind her 2 daughters, Debra and Kathy Spitale who will miss her dearly. She raised them to be strong independent women with strength to endure life without her but she will always and forever be with them. She is also survived by her brother, Ray Little, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee A. Spitale; sisters, Muriel Heth, Daphne “Pat” Hayden, and Wilma Lois Brown; brothers, Cecil Little, Robert Little, and Louis J. Little; parents, Hulon and Irma Smith Little. Kathy and Debra would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Tangi Pines Nursing Center for the care and respect given to their mother. Also, a special thank you to Debra’s family at Thrift Town Pharmacy.  A thank you also to Peggy Wall who also sent special cards that our mom loved to read. The family requests donations to be made to McKneely Funeral Home in Amite. Visitation at Big Creek Church of Christ from 11 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018. Services conducted by Bro. Don McGee. Interment Russelltown Cemetery, Roseland, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit


Read the Bible

  • Deud. 3-4
  • Psm. 30
  • Luke 12


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Operation Christmas Child Needs

  • Small, $1.00 flashlights from Walmart  (Extra batteries not needed)
  • Items can be left in the red basket at the main entrance.


Items needed for Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

  • Umbrellas
  • Hair spray
  • Items can be left in blue baskets at office entrance (under stairwell)



Today is the day to move you clock forward/ahead before you go to bed tonight.  That means you lose an hour of sleep, but will have more light each morning.


Pray for outreach efforts from area churches.

Thanks for praying today!

Anna Lee




Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.

~Daniel 10:12~

I know people in many different situations who need to be reminded of this verse about Daniel.



Glen Magee is still in St. Tammany hospital.  Keep him in your prayers.



Mr. Phillip Harrell is in the Greensburg hospital.  He was very uncomfortable yesterday.  Let’s pray today is better for him and his family.



Dan Turner fell yesterday and broke his hip.   He’s hospitalized at UMMC.

A classmate, Pam,  requested prayers for a her sister, Karen, who is undergoing cancer treatment, and for a former classmate, Sheryl Andrus Carnegie, who is searching for the proper surgeon.

Glen R. Kimble, Sr.

December 31, 1941 – March 08, 2018

Glen R. Kimble, Sr., a resident of Independence, passed away peacefully at his home  on Thursday, March 8, 2018 surrounded by his love ones.  He was born December 31, 1941 in Roseland and was 76 years of age. He was a 1st class welder by trade and a #1 dad and granddad. He loved the country life, farming and planting his garden and watching it grow. He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed cooking with his family. He loved his grandchildren and great grandbabies. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patsy Laverne Newcomb Kimble; children, Robbie Kimble and wife, Sandra, Michael R. Kimble, and wife, Amy, and Donna Lynn Kimble, and John E. Kimble; grandchildren, Amanda Kimble, Glen Kimble, III, and wife, Melissa, Keith Mixon, Summer Straton and husband, Donny, Aubrey Mixon and wife, Brittany, Sonny Kimble, Mariah Kimble and Desmond Newcomb; great grandchildren, Jeremiah Nievar, Addie LeBlanc, Zamara Mixon, Bella Mixon, Maliegh Kimble, Nathan Kimble, Everly Newcomb and Paxston Straton; brothers, Milton Kimble and wife, Marie, Luke Kimble and wife, Tonya, and George Kimble and wife, Sharee; sisters, Irma Smith, Anne O’Malley and husband, Tim and Edie Tate and husband, Will; sister in law, Sandra Prine; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Luke R. and Rose Lee Smith Kimble; son, Dennis Dewayne Kimble; sisters, Mac Sullivan and Dommanica Mac Sullivan; brother, Willie Kimble and his brother in law, Donald Smith. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10 AM until religious services at 12 Noon Monday, March 12, 2018. Interment Arcola Roseland Cemetery, Arcola. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible

  • Deud. 1-2
  • Prov. 29
  • Luke 11



This is the day!  We begin the study of Romans today with an introduction.  Next week, we will study chapter one.

Friday Morning Bible Study

10 A.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood

One requirement – a desire to lean more about the Bible!



Operation Christmas Child 

If you have a desire to help with the early efforts to collect and make items for the boys and girls who are going to receive “shoeboxes” this year, please talk with me.  I can give you some ideas on what to do.  I am working daily and enjoying every minute.



Ministry at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail

Yesterday, a deliver of over a hundred Bibles and several boxes of calendars was made yesterday.  The people who received the items were appreciative.  Thank you for wanting to help minister to the inmates in various ways.  The items for the next collection are already being collected.  If you have or plan to purchase Bibles, remember we need paperback Bible that have medium to large print.  Calendars for 2018 will still be accepted.  You may be able to find them at greatly reduced prices now.




Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home

Some practical needs items are listed below.  You can place these items in the stairwell area at the office entrance (where you buzz the secretary for entrance).  There are two baskets there for your convenience.  We have a little over a month to collect as much as we can.

Bed Linens (full and queen-size with deep pockets)                         Paper Napkins

Bed Pillows and Pillow Cases (standard size)                                    Luggage

Can Openers (electric)                                                                            Hair Dryers

Dish Towels, Dish Cloths, Pot Holders                                                Hair Spray

Dishwasher Detergent                                                                          Irons (electric)

Shower Curtains and Hooks                                                                Mattress Pads

Toilet Bowl Brush Sets                                                                          Umbrellas


Thanks for all you do to help meet practical needs, spiritual needs, emotional needs, etc.

Anna Lee


“A person’s wisdom yields patience;

it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”

~Proverbs 19:11 NIV~



David’s brother, Jimmy, called early yesterday morning to say the results of tests he had done Friday were in.  Jimmy’s cancer indicators have dropped from the 400″s to less than 10, a reading considered normal.  There are some people named Alford who are very thankful this morning.




A new Bible study, Romans, will begin Friday.  I saw a friend from another church yesterday who asked about attending.  Of course, that will be just fine, even great!   It’s not about your church connection!   It’s about a desire to study God’s Word!  Contact me or just show up Friday in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.  This week we will talk about who, what, when, etc.  The next week, we will begin with chapter on.  Come learn with us.  We begin at 10:00 A.M.



Read the Bible – Reflect on God as Redeemer and catch up on passages you might not have read yet.



There’s excitement stirring in some hearts at FBC, Kentwood as people are getting involved in Operation Christmas Child.  A new approach this year seems to have opened our hearts to new opportunities, theme boxes, crafts for children to make, etc.  We’ll be happy to share our enthusiasm with others.  Children, far from Kentwood, will be blessed as they receive gifts and LEARN ABOUT JESUS!  The word from Kentwood is doing things differently can be even more exciting for those of us packing the shoeboxes.



The associational WMU will meet this morning at FBC, Greensburg to learn about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  Join us at 10:00 A.M.  You’ll also get an opportunity to learn about the missionaries featured in the Week of Prayer this week.



This week has the potential for being extra special for some people.  Let’s include ourselves in that number.

Anna Lee





I have fought the good fight,

I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith.

~2 Timothy 4:7~



Josiah Huckaby

Update: Seems like little man has accomplished so much since my last update 2 1/2 weeks ago. The original plan was to start CPAP trials but they decided to just swap him completely to CPAP…he did amazing! He has been weaned off of all of his IV sedation and now we are working on weaning his oral sedation meds. Last Thursday (2/15/18), it was mentioned we could start discussing home planning! They decided they wanted to start trach collar trials this week, which is more like him getting regular oxygen without the extra support of the CPAP or vent. After our doctor talked to pulmonary, they both felt it would be safer to send Josiah home on a vent instead of pushing him to go home on a trach collar. He has a bad record of doing really well with changes at first but after some time he gets worn out and tanks. They were afraid we would get home with the trach collar and this would happen. So the decision was made to not do the trach collar trials and to go straight to a home vent (which will also help us get home a little faster)…they swapped him over to that yesterday afternoon. He has to be on the hospital issued home vent for 2 weeks with no changes (and his vent settings have to be at or below a certain number…he is very close and we only have 1 setting to work on as of right now) before they will swap him to the vent he will come home with. He will then have to be on our home vent for a certain amount of time before coming home. I’m actually a bit relieved that he will be coming home on the vent…this way he can take his time with the extra support he needs and we will work on weaning it from home. We are very excited about the progress he has made and the fact that “coming home” is actually a part of our vocabulary now…😉! Our prayer is that they will be able to find his “sweet spot” on the vent as quickly as possible and that he doesn’t get sick!!! He had a stomach bug over the weekend that we thought was going to set him back again but he did so well recovering from it. Also, we are now able to start our trach training as well…we are a bit nervous but definitely ready to jump in there and get this show on the road! And last thing, Josiah will be 1 in 2 weeks…so we are busy planning his hospital birthday party! YAY! He also has 2 teeth that have finally broken through and he’s weighing in at a whopping 21 lbs 4 oz now. Sorry for the long update, but there’s a lot of exciting things going on in the Huckaby house!!! To God be the glory!!!

Let’s keep praying for Job, K.K., and Josiah.



Mike Woodard is the brother of a friend.  He got sick and was taken to the hospital yesterday with serious issues.  His is at North Oaks in a step-down room.  He is septic and needs our prayers.




This morning the the Ladies’ Brunch at Hillsdale Baptist Church at 10 A.M.  We will learn about needs at the Louisiana Baptist Children’s home and how we can help.




If you have any partial skeins of yarn you will not be using, please leave them in the red basket at the main entrance to FBC, Kentwood.  They will be used for Operation Christmas Child projects.




Tuesday, we will meet at 11 at The Cafe for lunch and to celebrate ladies who have had birthdays this new year.  All ladies are invited to join us.




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Friday Morning Bible Study – We have one more week of Ezekiel.  Then, we will begin Romans,  The beginning of a new book is the perfect time to commit yourself to attending a Bible study.



Read the Bible

  • Numbers 4-6
  • Proverbs 24
  • Mark 16



Pray for the many families who have had deaths lately and for individuals who need to make a decision to allow Jesus in their hearts.

Anna Lee


He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.

From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.

~Jonah 2:2~


Mr. A.W. Reid passed away yesterday.  An obituary is not yet available.


The Children’s Ministry Day was celebrated  yesterday.  Children from East Fork, FBC, Kentwood, and possible other churches participated.  East Fork visited the nursing home and delivered valentines and socks.  Children from Kentwood  assembled various kits and made items for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Both groups showed God’s love and worked in a meaningful ministry.  Thanks to the youth and adults who helped guide the children yesterday and who serve are good role models all the time.



Hillsdale Baptist Church is reorganizing their WMU with a big project for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  The invite ladies from our association to join them Saturday at 10:00 at H.B.C. where they will host a brunch and explain their plans.  A follow-up meeting will be in April.  To confirm your attendance, please call Katie at 974-4752.   They ask for your RSVP.



The Friday Morning Bible Study will begin the book of Romans soon, but first we will spend two weeks completing Ezekiel.  We meet at 10 A.M. in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.


Read the Bible

  • Leviticus 18-20
  • Proverbs 21
  • Mark 11


Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.  If you do not have a church home, visit a church today.  It may be a perfect match for you!  Any of our area churches would be happy to have you worship with them.

Anna Lee







The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

~Zephaniah 3:17~


Today is the day!  We will meet at the fellowship hall at 9:00 A.M. to make some items, many of them kits for children to do the crafting.  I know there are many things to do on a Saturday morning rather than to go to to create something to give away, but I think this will bless your heart more than most of these other activities.  Bring your children or grandchildren.  There’s something for everyone to do!  Most of all, the more we do the more we have to give away!  We also get to send some love with each item!  Best of all, each shoebox will lead to an opportunity to lead a family to Jesus.  Thursday night, I got to talk with someone from another church that packs many shoeboxes each year.  There was such an excitement in her voice as she told about what they do.  Giving is a real blessing!



A week from today, Hillsdale Baptist Church is hosting a brunch at 10 A.M.  They want to share their idea about an opportunity to help the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.  The WMU ladies (and others) are invited to participate.  If you plan to attend, please contact Katie at 985-974-4752.  Let’s get involved in the effort to help the children and in Hillsdale’s efforts to revive their WMU.   Give them a call with the count from your family, class, or group.



Read the Bible

  • Leviticus 16-17
  • Psalm 21
  • Mark 10



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Have a blessed day!

Anna Lee






For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,

that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

~John 3:16~


A great report: Dee Dee B. Matthews, niece of Betty Simpson and Ora Lee Wilson, has shown good improvement.  She still has a lot of issues, but is certainly better than she was right after the accident.  Keep praying.



Yesterday, I was asked to request prayer for someone, but not to give a name.  Today, I have been asked to report that Angela Headrick is the person who had a thyroid test that was inconclusive.  Results from a more recent biopsy have not given results yet.  In the meantime, you are asked to pray for Angela as she awaits the report.



Mrs. Bessie Hayden is still at home and waiting to go back to the hospital in a few weeks.  Please pray for her diabetes related circulation problem.



Adrian Phillips is having a problem with another buildup of fluid.  Pray medication will solve his problem.



Dorinda M. O’Brian

October 23, 1958 – February 14, 2018

Dorinda M. O’Brian, a resident of Slaughter, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Baton Rouge General. She was born October 23, 1958 in Lake Charles and was 59 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Bertha O’Brian; 2 sons, Arnie “Ray” O’Brian, Jr. and wife, Rachel; and Teddy O’Brian and wife, Kelly; 5 grandchildren, Ethan, Lacey and Sidney O’Brian, and Makayla and Zaylee Feierabend; sister, Melissa Bordeln; and her brother, Tony Mustin. Preceded in death by her husband, Arnie “Ray” O’Brian, Sr.; parents, Harry and Dorothy Mustin; sisters, Cindy Mustin Buras Kauffman, Jenny Holden, and Crystal Buras; and her brothers, Kerry Buras and Eric Buras. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Saturday, February 17, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Marshall Wallace. For an online guestbook, visit




The group at the cabin last night included two new guests as well as representation from eight different churches.  We were so blessed by all present, the devotional shared by Bro. Darryl, and the wonderful music shared by James Rimes and Sherman Cutrer.  Sherman has had some serious health issues and numerous (I think he said 13) surgeries since he was last at the cabin sharing with us.  It was another great Third Thursday.  Feel free to join us sometime.



The Friday Morning Bible Study will meet at 10:00 this morning in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.



Tomorrow morning at 9:00, we will meet in the fellowship hall to begin preparation of items for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.  Everyone is invited to spend the morning with us.  Working together on this project will help get us started on our collection process for the Christmas season deliveries around the world.  Children, K-5, the age group of the Wednesday night missions class are especially encouraged to come.  It is not too late to bring some of the items previously listed.  They can be left in the red basket at the church or left in the fellowship hall TODAY.



Another group of Bibles were delivered to the church yesterday.  Three calendars were brought to the cabin last night.  These items will be used by inmates of the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.  I will get these items to the group that ministers there on Thursday mornings.  Thank-you for doing your part in helping to collect items.  Pray for the many men and women there.



Read the Bible

  • Leviticus 13-15
  • Proverbs 20
  • Mark 9



The February “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be on the 27th.  Mark the date on your calendar.



God gives us opportunities to minister to others in many different ways.

Anna Lee