“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

Micah 5:2

Mike Strickland is hospitalized with both flu and pneumonia.  Please pray for him.
Several people, whom I will not name, have had surgeries or procedures in the last week.  Pray for them as a group unless you know the individual situations.
Read the Bible – Revelations 10-11 & Psalm 43
The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be at 11 A.M. tomorrow at The Cafe.
Third Thursday at the Cabin – We will meet this week at 6:30.  Come join us.
Contributions to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are being accepted at all Southern Baptist Churches.
The Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet this week, but plans to meet the following week.
Christmas is a wonderful time to help meet needs.
Anna Lee

Monday Addition

Please add Melissa Bryan’s daughter, Shelbie Travis, to your prayer list.  She had her second child a little over two weeks ago and has been sick since then.  She is now at Lakeview Hospital in Covington and facing possible surgery to locate and remove the source of infection.  Baby girl, Austyn, is fine and with Melissa.  As you pray for Shelbi, please pray for Melissa too!  Thanks for your prayers for this situation as you think about this family today.


Therefore confess your sins to each other

and pray for each other so that you may be healed.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

~James 5:16~


Phillip Strickland is in a regular room at Ochsner.  He’s still dealing with pain, but hopefully that won’t last too long.  Please pray again today.

Ora Lee WIlson learned the place on her neck is not cancer.  She is thankful and appreciates all your prayers.  Later, she will have surgery to remove it and identify it, but has decided to wait a while.

Ryan “Rufus” Williams continues to slowly improve.  Please continue to pray.

Kenneth Birth continues to deal with back pain.  Pray it eases up some.

Sam Raborn had a tractor accident.  He broke his neck and has had surgery.  Please pray for him as he recovers.  While praying, thank God the accident was not any worse.


Janie Ashmore of the New Zion Community passed away.  Please pray for her family and friends.  I’ll post an obituary when one is available.

Jewel Jeremiah Smith, Jr.

September 13, 1931 – April 18, 2017

Mrs. Helen McCoy Robertson

  • April 18, 2017
  • Frisco City, Alabama


Bible ReadingIsaiah 9-12 & Psalm 111



“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)

“Victory in Jesus”


Third Thursday – 6:30 tonight; Spaghetti’s cooking, Guitars practiced last night, etc.  We’ll be ready!  Y’all come!  Contact me for directions.

Bible Study tomorrow morning at 10:00 – Ezekiel 6


Sunday at FBC, Kentwood – Missions March for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and collection of red beans and rice for food pantries.  That’s in addition to numerous Sunday School classes, wonderful preaching, a nursery (every service), and welcoming members.  Contact the church at 229-8111, another member, or me for more information.

Keep your prayer like active!

Anna Lee


Sunday, 1-1-17

And we know that in all things

God works for the good of those who love him,

who have been called according to his purpose.

~Romans 8:28~


Keep Mrs. Margaret Oliver in your prayers as she recovers from Friday’s surgery.

Pray for Carl Wayne Stevens and his family as he prepares for a heart valve replacement Tuesday.


Wayne Bailey, Pastor of FBC, Covington

Thom S. Rainey, CEO and President of


Join the Bible – Sign up to get a daily email about reading the Bible and watching some videos.  You can also pick up a copy of the Bible reading plan for one year on card stock, so it will hold up to daily use for one year.  These are available at FBC, Kentwood.

Today – Genesis 1-3, Psalm 1, and Video, Genesis 1-11

I think you will love the animated cartoon story of these eleven chapters as you see the drawings appear before your eyes!  It is an amazing video.

Today is a good day to mark some dates on your calendar.

  • Associational WMU, Memorial Service – Jan. 16th at East Fork at 10 A.M.
  • Third Thursdays – We meet every month at 6:30 at the cabin.


“Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God — truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body” (Ephesians 4:21-25 NLT, second edition)

“Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go”


Take the challenge, “Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go”, in 2017.  You can also include whatever He says , I’ll do.

Anna Lee




Great peace have those who love your law,

and nothing can make them stumble.


I did not hear a report following Margaret Oliver’s surgery yesterday.  Let’s pray she is doing well and will continue to do so.


Scripture Writing – Write the verse/verses of your choice today.

(Tomorrow we will begin a new plan for daily Bible readings.)


Baptist Press


    “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

~Psalm 23:6b~

“Surely Goodness and Mercy”


Do something out of your usual daily pattern of life today.

Anna Lee


As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock

when he is with them,

so will I look after my sheep.

I will rescue them from all the places

where they were scattered

on a day of clouds and darkness.



Jerry Lindsay had back surgery yesterday.  The procedure went well.  The recovery will be long.  Keep him and his caregivers in your prayers.

Larry Hendry had rotator cuff surgery yesterday.  Keep him in your prayers as he recovers.

Sandy Wilcox Toney,  a high-school classmate and friend, is sick again.  Please pray for Sandy.  He husband. Doug Toney, has been on our prayer list for a long time, but now is much better.



Operation Christmas Child has send word that some of our shoeboxes were sent to the Philippines.  That interesting to know.


Scripture WritingTitus 3:3-7



“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.

In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

~ John 16:33 (NIV) ~

“All the Thrills My Soul is Jesus”


Friday Morning Bible Study at 10:00 today!


Have a wonderful day by being a blessing to someone!

Anna Lee