When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

~Matthew 19:25-26~




Jimmy Tolar was transferred from North Oaks to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge.  Keep praying for him and his family.



Darryl Ray Carruth will be having an angiogram this morning.  JoEllen asks that you keep him in your prayers.




Beverley W.” Doodle” Watson, 71, of Kentwood, passed away, Sunday, September 16, 2018 at her residence.

She was born December 16, 1946 in Clinton, LA. She was the daughter of Roy S. Williams and Elvira Sharkey Durnin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one son-in-law, Donald Moffat and two nephews.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Willie Ray Watson of Kentwood; four sons and daughters-in-laws, Scott and Lori Foster of Kentwood, Mike and Molly Foster of Gillisburg, Doug and Crystal Watson and Randy Watson of Kentwood; her sister, Peggy Williams Moffat of Zachary; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Wednesday at New Zion Baptist Church, 3841 LA-38, Kentwood, LA 70444 from 10AM until services at 12noon with Bro. Larry Blades officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery under the direction of Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit.

Ms. Watson’s request was no flowers, please. Make memorial contributions to a charity of your choosing.

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“Doodle” fought a long, hard battle!



Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions – Day 2

Day 2 focuses on missions education.  I am a firm believer in teaching others to love and do missions. “Missions Starts Here”.



Today, the Two Rivers Associational WMU will be meeting at Hillsdale Baptist Church to focus on the Friendship House, which is funded through the North American missions.  Kay Bennett will share about her work.  The meeting begins at 10 and will conclude with a covered dish lunch.  I hope you will be there at 10 A.M.



Read the Bible

  • Focus on God as Eternal.
  • Catch up on any readings you missed this week.



Thank-you for investing time in prayer each day.  

Anna Lee


Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

~Jude 1:21~


Read the Bible 

  • Isiah 49
  • Song of Solomon 7:1-5
  • Hebrews 13



Please pray for Mrs. Grace Chadwick, a patient at the nursing home in Greensburg.  “Miss” Grace is their oldest patient and the oldest friend David and I have.  She is very sick today and has been moved to ICU.  The family will be most appreciative of your prayers.



Mr. Jimmy Tolar was a patient at Hood Memorial yesterday..  Pray for Mr. Jimmy and his family.



Thank God for a place and medical staff close to home to care for these two.



Don’t forget to come to the fellowship hall in the morning for Mission Project Day.  I hope to see you at 9 A.M.



Tomorrow night, Spring Creek will host the associational Harvest Revival Service with Dr. Preston Nix preaching.



Your faithful prayers mean so much to others.

Anna Lee


For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’‘

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ ”

~Revelation 7:17~



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 43
  • Song of Solomon 5:9-16
  • Hebrews 7



Mission Opportunities

  • Mission Project Day – Saturday, Sept. 15 in Fellowship Hall
  • Paperback Bibles for Jail Ministry (Always collecting)
  • Items for Friendship House (Due Sunday, Sept. 16th)
  • WMU meeting featuring Kay Bennett (Sept. 17th at Hillsdale)
  • Georgia Barnett Offering for Louisiana Missions
  • Fall Food Round-up for Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home (Due Sept. 16th)
    • BBQ Sauce
    • Cleaning Supplies
    • Canned Fruit
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Instant Oatmeal
    • Instant Potatoes
    • Sugar
    • Tea
    • Velveeta Cheese
  • Mission Classes
    • Children – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
    • Youth – Sundays at 5 P.M.



Thank-you for reading, doing, and praying.

Anna Lee



“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.

”So shall it be! Amen.


You may, or may not, remember when I asked for prayer for the Moore family, Mike and Robin.  Robin would come to Roseland to visit relatives when we were children.  I still love to see her when she comes south from West Monroe to visit.  Robin’s husband, Mike, had a tumor behind one eye.  His doctors have kept watch on him and always gave a good report, until now!  His cancer is now in the liver.  Please pray for Mike Moore and his family as they begin a difficult journey.



Today is See You at the Pole day!  Students across the nation will gather at their flag poles to pray and to be a witness for the Lord.  Locally, the students will also meet at The Lighthouse of FBC, Kentwood tonight to continue their celebrations.  Students of various schools and churches are expected to be in attendance.  Pray for our students this morning, tonight, and each day, that they will be bold witnesses.



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 35
  • Song of Solomon 3: 6-11
  • Titus 3







Mission Opportunities in September

  • Children’s Missions – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Youth Missions – Sundays at 5 P.M.
  • WMU – Quarterly meeting at Hillsdale featuring Kay Bennett as speaker – 10 A.M. on September 17th
  • Mission Project Day – Saturday, September 15th from 9:00 to Noon
  • Georgia Barnett  Offering for North America



Love God and Love others!

Anna Lee


““Tell them to use their money to do good.

They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.”

 ~Timothy 6:18-19 NLT~



Today, I want to share information about five pastors I know.  I could tell you about many others, but these all have reason to celebrate this week.

  1. Rev. Chip Sloan has been a friend for 44 years.  He and his wife, Martha, are celebrating 47 years of marriage,  Roseland Baptist was his first church. He is still a pastor, just not so close to us any longer.
  2. Bro. Bob Simpson began his pastorate at Arcola Baptist Church 39 years ago.  He and his family “took root” in the area and are still here.
  3. Bro. Bobby Spinks just had surgery and is now home.  They attend church in Montpelier.  He and his wife have a calling to missions and are in the process of becoming international missionaries.
  4. Rev. Tommy Smith has moved from Greensburg to Franklinton where he will be the new pastor at Hillcrest.
  5. Rev. Brock Burch will be transitioning from youth minister at East Fork to being the pastor at Silver Springs Baptist Church.

Today, let’s pray for these and other pastors who have been called by God and serve Him.



The Georgia Barnett Offering is collected each fall to support missions in our state.  We begin the annual offering focus with a Week of Prayer each year.  The children of FBC, Kentwood will have a preview viewing of a portion of that video tonight at 6 P.M.  If you want to join us, feel free to attend.



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 11
  • Job 36
  • Colossians 1




Our August Mission Projects Day will be Saturday, August 18th from 9:00 to noon.  Please join in the fun as we prepare to give to others.  Each “shoebox” will likely be a factor in influencing seven lives for the Lord.  Our “shoebox” efforts are both far-reaching and long-reaching.


Thanks of reading and praying today.  As you pray for those mentioned here, please add any others you feel led to pray for today.  

Anna Lee















One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. 

For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”

~Acts 18:9-10~



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 4
  • Psalm 89:27-52
  • Ephesians 4




Please pray for Clay Widas and his family.  He was bitten by a copperhead Sunday night in his backyard.  He is home recovering now.



Howard Williams was not expected to live through the night.  Please keep his family in your prayers.


Amber Prine Ragan

Recovery Update: 7/23/18 – We received some really exciting news today! Amber will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow (Tuesday). We were told at first, once she was discharged that we would have to stay in the Houston area for a day or two. Dr. Lang does not feel like that is necessary anymore. She is really doing great! She continues to amaze the medical staff here with her progress. We were moved from ICU last night into a regular room on the Neuro floor. The noise level is much better here and we have more privacy. Amber has been up walking more today and we plan to take her for a stroll later this afternoon. We wanted to share another Super Star Hero with all of you. Meet Dr. McPherson, this is the anesthesiologist that held Amber’s hand throughout the 10 hours of surgery. We all fell in love with him immediately. His gentle eyes and his soft comforting Australian voice is something that Amber will always remember. He is the one that made it possible for Amber to call us from the operating room. He came by to visit with her this morning. He told her that she was a huge help in the successful outcome of the surgery. We have met so many wonderful people during our stay at MD Anderson. Her discharge will take place sometime after lunch tomorrow. We will have to stop often for Amber to walk around and stretch her legs. Once again, we feel truly blessed to have been placed here under the care of the best medical team in the world!!



There was a set of Gray twins, Bert and Jack, who grew up in Amite.  Jack died a year ago last March.  Bert just passed away in Virginia.  I’ve been told both of them died as a result of falls.  Please pray for the extended Gray family, many of whom still live in this area.



Geraldine Calmes Lanier

April 27, 1937 – July 22, 2018

Geraldine Calmes Lanier, a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at her home in Amite. She was born April 27, 1937 in Thibodaux, LA and was 81 years of age. She was a retired bookkeeper for Tangipahoa Parish Teachers’ Credit Union. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church where she sang in the choir and an active member of the Amite Art Club. She is survived by her children, Bill Lanier, Paul Lanier and wife, Marta Raquel, Steven “Brown” Lanier and wife, Joel, Randy Lanier and wife, Janelle, Marc Lyle Lanier and wife, Donna, Marcheta Lanier, and Joan Rose Lanier Padgett and husband, Clint; brother, James Calmes and her numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Mark Wells Lanier; son, K.P. Lanier; parents, Floyd and Ophelia Bouterie Calmes; and her sisters, Mildred C. Martin and Kathleen C. Husser. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, on Thursday from 6 PM until 9 PM and at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 9 AM until 11:30 AM with Funeral Mass at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12 Noon. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. Interment Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery, 20145 E. Bell Rd., Amite. For an online guestbook, visit


Today at 11 – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe   Please feel free to join us.



Livia-and-A Necklace (Operation Christmas Child)

It is less than four months until the shoeboxes are collected and begin their trip to boys and girls this year!

       What a joy it is to pack and ship shoeboxes each month!


Two church staff changes in our area

  1. Jacob Williams, a former youth minister at Osyka, was voted in to return as pastor at Osyka.
  2. Brock Birch, the youth minister at East Fork will be moving to Silver Springs to serve as pastor.


Be thankful the weather is going to be slightly cooler today.  Rain will probably not be here until next week.  Help others who may have a problem with staying cool and hydrated.

Anna Lee








The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

~Psalm 27:1~



What a blessing to see Jeb and Katie Brabham have their two boys dedicated to the Lord yesterday.  What precious boys!  Such a sweet family!



Please pray for Bro. Darryl Miller’s family.  His parents are not in good health.



Continue to pray for those in our community who are battling serious health issues.



Pray for those who have to be outside for extended time periods during this hot weather.  Everyone be careful.  Take care of the older and younger folks who are out in the heat.



Read the Bible Today

  • Catch up on any readings you missed last week.
  • Reflect on God as High Priest



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • Honoring ladies with July birthdays
  • Tuesday at The Cafe at 11 A.M.



Children in Action

  • Wednesday nights at 6 P.M. in Children’s Department
  • Working on Operation Christmas Child projects this month
  • Children K-5th grade (boys and girls)
  • Children had a good time working at the mission project day Saturday.



Yesterday morning, David and I enjoyed breakfast at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church.  They do this every month as a benefit for someone with a special need.  Yesterday, our donations went to Lalou Schwebel Voight who has breast cancer.  Good job, Pine Ridge ladies!  Lalou, we wish you improved health.  You are in our prayers.


People are kind and thoughtful in many ways.  Travis Day has planted a large area of sunflowers and is allowing others to enjoy them, “Drive Thru and Pick a Few!”  His sunflower patch is on highway 440, about 4.5 miles west of the interstate at Tangipahoa.  Make some memories and some pictures!

Anna Lee