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






 The LORD is slow to anger but great in power;

the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished.

His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

~Nahum 1:3~



Read the Bible

  • Reflect on God as “Rock”
  • Catch up on any readings you may have missed



Operation Christmas Child – FBC, Kentwood will be completing a week serving as a collection site.  Please drop your boxes off between eight and ten this morning.  The boxes will be continuing their journey to boys and girls when they leave our churches today.  Coordination of OCC has been my joy and my responsibility for several years,  This year others stepped-up when they realized I would be busy taking care of David this year.  I’m so thankful they were willing to make sure this happened as planned.



Many families have been or will be gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving.  If so, please express your thankfulness to God.  Many churches will have special Thanksgiving services this week.  Check around if your church has already had one.  There will be one your family can attend.  Also, remember those who will not be having a family gathering at Christmas.  This can be your opportunity to include these people in your family gathering.

Anna Lee












“Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this.”

~1 Thessalonians 5:18 GW~




Linda Callihan had a problem and spend some time in the ER this week.  I think it has been worked out now.




Pray for Sylvester and Shirley Humphrey as they make important medical decisions concerning Sylvester’s health.



We had a phone call at 5:45 last night, Saturday.  The infectious disease doctor thinks he has found something in some previous blood work.  David will have extra blood drawn when we are at Ochsner Monday morning and will probably go  back in the hospital for antibiotics when the doctor gets the new results for the lab work.  Please keep praying.



Operation Christmas Child Collection Time Today – 4-6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood




Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 39-45
  • Psalm 131
  • Proverbs 14
  • Luke 12-13



This is a good day to give thanks!

Anna Lee





“Finally, brothers and sisters,

whatever is true,

whatever is noble,

whatever is right,

whatever is pure,

whatever is lovely,

whatever is admirable—

if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—

think about such things.” 

~Philippians 4:8 NIV~




The Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” collection hours are from 10 A.M. to noon today at FBC, Kentwood.



Read the Bible 

  • Ezekiel 39-41
  • Proverbs 13
  • Luke 11



The Annual Joint Methodist – Baptist Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday evening at FBC, Kentwood.  Be sure to stay for some delicious food and fellowship time.




Christmas projects/events you have an opportunity to support

  • Stamped Christmas cards for prisoners at the parish jail.  Bring to FBC by the first Sunday of December.
  • Annual Christmas Tea – 2 P.M. on first Sunday of December at East Fork Baptist Church
  • Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions
  • You have until early Monday morning to turn in your “Shoeboxes” at FBC, Kentwood.
  • Gift cards for a Louisiana College student – a boy who is a twin and lives in the central part of LA (The other twin is also a student at LC in Pineville.  Someone else is packing his package.)



Louisiana Baptist Messagehttp://baptistmessage.com/

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/



Have a blessed day sharing God’s love with others.

Anna Lee


Friday Addition

This is the story I was telling you about.


“We had a God moment today at our Central Drop Off Center. We had asked the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the High School across from our Center to come over after school and help us load Cartons on our trailers. They showed up with a small army & got the cartons on our trailers in no time. In the process of doing this one of the girls in the group shared that she was from Honduras and had received a Shoebox as a 10-year-old. She shared what that Shoebox meant to her with our workers. It was such a blessing. Beth is going to connect Priscilla with her & her parents.”


“In everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

~Philippians 4:6 NIV~



Pray for Sherman and Jewel Kay Cutrer.  Both of them are sick.



Pray for Sylvester and Shirley Humphrey as a treatment plan is developed for Sylvester.




Pray for those who have been homebound for a long time.

  • Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Maghee
  • Mr. and Mrs. “Cete” Dillon
  • Others that I may not have remembered this morning.



Pray for those in nursing homes.

  • Mrs. Hazel Allen
  • Mrs. Othell Williams
  • Mrs. Tullie Dean
  • Ms. Frances Strickland
  • Mrs. Debbie Miller
  • Mrs. Judy Pervis
  • Mrs. Catherine Yarborough
  • Others that I may have left off.



Pray for those who are receiving physical therapy.

  • Ms. Bessie Hayden



Estelle “MaMaw” Martino

December 19, 1925 – November 14, 2018

Estelle “MaMaw” Martino, 92, died November 14, 2018 peacefully at her home in Baton Rouge. Estelle was born on December 19, 1925 in Kentwood, LA to Fred and Lillie Easley. She was 1 of 13 children and she loved and enjoyed time with her family. She married Joseph Martino on July 13, 1947 and they raised one daughter, JoAnne Martino Guercio. Estelle was a decorated seamstress, avid sports fan, expert puzzle solver and crossword addict. Estelle is survived by her daughter, JoAnne, and son-in-law Greg along with 3 grandchildren, their significant others and 6 great-grandchildren; Jody and Sonya Guercio (Owen), Jeremy Guercio and Cristina Chavez (Kailyn and Keirstyn) and Ryan and Katy King (Radley, Emersyn and Landry). She also leaves behind her sisters, Joy and Beth, many nieces and nephews including Gerald and Patsy Hall and Gerry and Lisa Evans and life-long friends, Gail and Richard Westman. Estelle is preceded in death by her husband, Joe. We are sure they are dancing to their song, Blueberry Hill, after almost 20 years apart. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Charity of your choice or the Chronic Kidney Disease Foundation. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10:00 AM until religious services at 11:00AM Saturday, November 17, 2018. Interment East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.




FBC, Kentwood will be a drop-off cite for Operation Christmas Child from 4-6 P.M. today.  If you have more packing to do, please remember that Monday morning is the last time to drop off your boxes this year.



Yesterday, the people working the drop-off site across from Hammond High had some students go across the street to help move some cartons of shoeboxes.  One of the girls who helped told how she, in her home country, had received a “shoebox” when she was ten year old.  That stirred up some excitement and some future opportunities for the young lady.  What a “God wink”!




Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 36-38
  • Proverbs 13
  • Luke 11



You may want to read on the following sites:

  • Baptist Press
  • Baptist Message
  • Operation Christmas Child

Anna Lee









2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 

4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”



Darryl Bridges had a four wheeler accident.  Despite a number of broken bones, the doctors have decided he will not need surgery.  Pray for Darryl and his caregivers during the time when he will be wearing a brace and a sling.  He is hospitalized in New Orleans.




Jules Tanksley is still in Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.  She is doing well.  Pray for her and her family as the doctors make sure her heart is “good to go” to the Sixth Ward where she will live.  Thank God for her progress and for the medical staff who have given her such good care.




Robert Strickland is doing well following his recent nose surgery.




Pray for Phillip Strickland and his family.  Phillip and his mother have had a number of medical issues.




Linda Callihan will be traveling to MD Anderson every four months for follow-up visits.




Brian Tate is home again from Houston.



Buddy Morris is getting a break from his treatments.  He’s feeling pretty well.



Theople Hurst is doing well following her procedure.  She is working to regain her strength now.  Keep praying for her.



Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 33-35
  • Psalm 130
  • Luke 10




L.E. Toney

October 17, 1926 – November 13, 2018

And a resident of Pine passed away early Tuesday morning November 13, 2018 at his home. He was retired after a career of over 40 years at the bag plant of the Bogalusa Paper Mill. During this time, L.E. also operated a successful dairy farm and later raised beef cattle. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church for 67 years while acting as the music leader for 65 years.

Survived by:

Son and Daughter in law: Tommy and Gail Toney of Lacombe

Daughter in law: Viviana Toney of Pine

2 Grandchildren and Spouses: Jennifer and Mike Beninato of Varnado,
William Scott and April Toney of Pine

6 Great-grandchildren: Anna Beninato,
Will Toney,
Grayson Toney,
Hannah, Haley and Hayden Jacobs

Great-great-grandchild: Evelyn Duvall

Brother: Harlon Toney of Kentwood

4 Sisters and a Brother in law: Louise and L.H. Turnage of McComb, MS,
Elnora Melear of Franklinton,
Agnes Smith,
Genevieve Koch both of Lexie, MS

Sisters in law and a Brother in law: Juanita and Johnny Ramshur,
Nell Crain all of Pine

Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death recently by his wife of 67 years Burnettie Crain Toney and son James Edwin “Jim” Toney, his parents Jessie and Charlotte Toney, brothers John Ellis Toney, Angus Toney and sister Lucille Grace.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday November 14th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue Thursday at Pine Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11:00 am Thursday with Eld. Adam Luper officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Will Toney, Bruce Stogner, Terry Toney, Roger Stephens, Jeff Smith, Regan Knight

Honorary Pallbearers: Bennie Crain, Kenneth Gerald, James Slocum

Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com

Glenn Lee Husser

August 04, 1960 – November 14, 2018

A resident of Husser, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2018 at his home. He was born August 4, 1960 in Baton Rouge, LA and was 58 years of age. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by wife of 40 years, Karen Husser; Daughter, Daphne Husser Reid and Husband, Kevin; Son, Shelby Husser and Wife, Shannon; 6 grandchildren; Sister, Beverly Husser; Mother, Parmys Husser Smith. Preceded in death by father, Larry Husser; and Brother, Richard Husser. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.


Wayne Jenkins  – https://www.hixsonbrothers.com/obituaries/Dr-Kenneth-Wayne-Jenkins?obId=3512349&fbclid=IwAR3hmPJ80owQ3J2hK5gImhjVv7kFthmISYeKFSK-4WkKk2ODb0vBVjcV99o



Operation Christmas Child Drop-off Kentwood Location – 10-12  this morning



Our friends have been encouraging during this time.  They have found various ways to help us get through this time.  We are most appreciative.

Anna Lee