Shoebox Lid Painting Day

Submit yourselves, then, to God.

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

~James 4:7~

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon is still at North Oaks.  Mr. Cete is staying home today to rest unless they call him to say she is ready to come home.  Pray for this sweet couple.

 

 

 

Carol Bennett Sealey is determined to work hard and to continue to improve.  Pray for her to be able to do so.

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Mission Offering – Day 7 “Here for You”https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day7

 

 

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, will be the day for the Pine Ridge breakfast to benefit a need in the community.  Breakfast is served at 8:00 and is always abundant and delicious.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading and Writing – September 21 – Psalm 32: 7-11

 

 

 

One last reminder, we will painting shoeboxes this morning beginning at 9:00.  I had another person to say they are coming.  Everything is ready.  Join in the fun!  Put a smile in each shoebox!  God calls His church to get out of the building to go and tell.  Shoeboxes can be a method for us to reach out into the world!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

~Ephesians 2:8~

 

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon will possibly be able to return home today.

 

 

 

Gerogia Barnette Offering for LA – Day 5 – “Greater New Antioch Baptist Church, Monroe”https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day5

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 19 –  Psalm 27: 1-6

 

 

 

Reminder:  I have the paint, boxes, etc. ready for Saturday’s “Shoebox Painting” at 9:00 at the church.  Come relax and visit with some friends.  This is a “No Pressure” event.

 

 

 

I think we will all be in agreement that our area could greatly benefit from some rain.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 

~2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV~

(We often take these blessings God sends our way without realizing they are from God.  We even neglect to thank Him when we do realize He sent the blessings to us.)

 

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon was a little better last night.  Let’s pray for peace and comfort as the doctor solves the cause of her problem.  She’s in room 4012B at North Oaks.

 

 

 

From Jan Hammond:

Darrell’s son-in-law is not doing well.  The family is requesting prayers. His name is Jonathan Serigne 

 He is still at MDA. Thanks. 
Revival at New Zion/150 Year Celebration                                                                                  
I heard
  • The services were packed Sunday.
  • The preaching has been very good.
  • FBC, Kentwood choir was singing Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Services begin at 6:30 for anyone who wishes to attend.
  • Tonight is the last night.
Georgia Barnette Offering for LA Missions – “Mission Builders”
What does the “Painting of Shoeboxes” involve?
  • Painting an area the size of the top of a shoebox.
  • Gluing on a picture.

Who can do that?

  • Almost everyone
  • Someone who is willing (young, old, or somewhere in the middle; male or female)

See you in the fellowship hall at 9:00 Saturday morning.  Everything needed will be provided.  We just need to add people.

Once the boxes are painted, we will put them together.  Plan to be a part of that too.  You’ll be blessed!

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 18 – Psalm 16: 5-11

 

 

 

I know your prayers are appreciated.  David and I have been on many of your prayer lists.  Without your prayers, . . .  I don’t want to even consider that!

Anna Lee

Tuesday

Follow God’s example,

therefore, as dearly loved children.

~Ephesians 5:1 (NIV)~

 

 

Carol Bennett Sealey is working hard to regain full use of her body.  I think all the years of competitive sports gives her the drive she needs to do more than the OT and PT suggest she does.  She certainly wants to get better and is improving.  Pray for her continued improvement.

 

 

 

My cousin, Scott Tolleson, who has Huntington’s Disease, had a mini stroke Sunday.  Scott is in his early 60’s.  He has improved since Sunday.  Pray for Scott and Brenda, his wife and caregiver.  They live in the Shreveport area.

 

 

 

Mrs. Ruby Dillon has not been feeling well because of nausea and dizziness.  Mr. Cete took her to North Oaks yesterday morning.  She is now in room 4012B.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 17 – Psalm 4: 1-8

 

 

 

Georgia Barnette Week of Prayer – Day 3

https://georgiabarnette.org/week-of-prayer-english/#day3

 

 

 

Don’t forget about the birthday cards for Lori Rhodes.  They can be mailed to her at 214 Sherwood Lane, Haughton LA, 71037.  Be sure to mail your card in the next week or so.

 

 

 

I hope you have your calendar marked to help paint the inside lid of the shoeboxes we will be sending this year.  It’s easy painting that any of you can do.  Meet at the church Saturday at 9:00  A.M.  You don’t have to bring anything but a warm heart and a smile.  Your work will bring a smile to the face of the children every time they open their boxes.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Sunday

“Here’s the lesson:

Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends.

Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home . . .

If you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? . . .

You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” 

~Luke 16:9, 11, 13 NLT~

 

 

 

Lori Rhodes and her husband, Keith, served with out youth at FBC a few years ago.  Now, Lori, who is sick, will be celebrating her 50th birthday on the 29th.  If you would like to wish her a happy birthday, you can send a card to her at 214 Sherwood Lane, Huaghton, LA 71037.  Let’s make sure the Kentwood area is represented with cards.  Please feel free to add her to your personal prayer list too.

 

 

 

Georgia Faye Garner Stafford

Amite, Louisiana

Oct 9, 1938 – Sep 13, 2019 (Age 80)

Georgia Faye Garner Stafford, a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Baton Rouge. She was born October 9, 1938 in Kentwood and was 80 years of age. She was the owner of Stafford Accounting and Tax Service in Kentwood for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Stafford; 2 sons, Dwayne Stafford and wife, Kathy, and David Stafford and wife, Jean; 5 grandchildren, Ashlee Rae Stafford, Austin Stafford, Dawson Stafford, Caleb Stafford, and Avery Stafford; special niece, Jodi Meisner and husband, Beau, and their children, Cole, Quinn, Elizabeth, and Kade; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray Stafford; parents, George and Emily Phillips Garner; four sisters, Susanna Sibley, Lola Whitehead, Dorothy Travis, and Mary Jo Mergen White; three brothers, R. Edward Garner, Phillips Garner, and Jeffie Garner.  Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Scripture Writing – September 15 – Philippians 4: 4-9

Reminders:

  1. Fall Food Round-Up for the LA Baptist Children’s Home The truck will be in Kentwood early tomorrow morning, so bring your donations in today.
  2. The Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting will be tomorrow at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.  It’ll be a great, informative meeting with Katie Huto McElveen speaking.
  3. Today begins our Week of Prayer for Louisiana Missions.  I hope you will take your brochure home and use it to pray each day this week.  I think it will guide you heart as you give this year.
  4. Shoebox time is right around the corner.  We will plan to work painting pictures inside each box next week.  I assure you that your painting skill or lack of painting skill will not be a problem.  I have an easy method for those who think they can’t paint.  Meet in the fellowship hall at 9 A.M. Saturday.  Bring a smile and a willing spirit.  I’ll have everything else you need.

 

 

 

Let’s this Lord’s Day set the tone for the coming week.

Anna Lee

 

 

Saturday

[Imitating Christ’s Humility]

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

~Philippians 2:1-2 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Maddie’s Miracles – about 2 P.M. Friday

Maddie is finally finished and on her way home. She is relieved to have that over and finished. The spot was small so that is good. They are sending it off and we should know something next week. Thank you for the prayers!!! We will post as soon as we get results.

 

 

 

Yesterday, there were serious traffic issues on major roads in our area.  Pray for those involved and the families of those who lost their lives.  Pray for drivers and passengers to be careful and considerate as they travel.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 14 – Philippians 2: 1-4

 

 

 

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Make each day count.

Anna Lee

Friday

“Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones; whoever is dishonest in small matters will be dishonest in large ones.” 

~Luke 16:10 GNT~

 

 

Please keep these three in your prayers.

  • Maddie’s Miracles (written yesterday)

Maddie will have a fine needle biopsy in the morning on a lymph node in her neck that has been there for a while. Doctor was waiting to see if it would go back to normal size and it hasn’t so they are going to check it out. She has the best doctors who truly care about catching any and everything that goes on with her. Prayers are appreciated and we know that God has her in the palm of HIs hand. God is good ALL the time. We should have results next week. Thank you prayer warriors!

 

 

 

  • Ben Smith (written yesterday)

I have been discharged from the hospital. Dropped my prescriptions off at the pharmacy. Tomorrow morning we will be headed home. Thanks everyone for the prayers and nice words of encouragement. Thanks to my wife Nikki Smith, my mother in law Patsy Lea and my mom Elaine Hue Smith for making the 20hr drive to be with me during my surgery. It meant the world to me. I can’t forget all the great friends that are up hear with me for helping out and checking on me.

 

 

 

  • Carol Bennett Sealey has improved, but still has more improvement ahead.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – September 13 – I Peter 1:3-9

 

 

 

Baptist Press – bpnews.net

 

 

 

Monday

  • Fall Food Round-Up
  • WMU at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.

 

 

 

Contact me through this site if you wish to add something to TPL.

Thanks, Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you pray for those listed today, I encourage you to add the names of others who are not listed here.

Anna Lee