One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

~Psalm 27:4~



Linda Bridges‘ recent surgery has left her with new issues to endure and overcome.  Pray for her as she faces these problems.  She looks forward to being 100% again.



Brett Frazier has been moved to a private room.  Please continue to pray for Brett and his family.




My unspoken request has become a much bigger and more complicated issue.  Pray for this person and the entire family.





The Hope Center  in Roseland is in need of some people who can do heavy lifting.  They are Tuesday – Friday if you are able to help them.




Former IMB missionary leader Steve Smith, 57, dies



Tomorrow morning at 8 A.M., Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast to help someone in the community with a need.  Come get a great breakfast and help a family at the same time.



Read and Write the Bible Today – Matthew 5:16, 42



Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee












One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

~Psalm 27:4~





Please pray for Rose Emma Newell who is in ICU at North Oaks.  Thanks!




I’ve shared about an unspoken request in recent months.  Today, I ask for special prayers for this situation that has become much more serious




James “Lefty” Monroe Spears

February 05, 1934 – March 18, 2019

James “Lefty” Spears, 85, a resident of Osyka, MS., passed away on March 18, 2019 closely surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be Monday March 25, 2019 from 10:00 AM until services at 12:00 PM at Hartman Jones Funeral Home. Rev. Milton Kliesh will officiate and burial will be in Osyka Cemetery

Mr. Spears was born on February 5, 1934 in Harahan, LA. He was the son of June B. Spears and Nova Gill Spears Ott

James and Sue were married for 64 years and raised their family in Osyka. James was a retired boilermaker who earned the nickname “Lefty” early in life.  In his younger years he enjoyed pool, baseball, fishing, cards, and anything that involved his family. James shared a part of his heart with many and was respected and admired by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. James was known as “Papa” by his grandchildren and great grandchildren and “Uncle” by so many family members and friends. He was a soft-spoken man who always had time to lend a helping hand, words of wisdom, or a stern voice when necessary. His family will always treasure his card tricks, quizzing of state capitals, and the standard of perfection that he held everything up to in his life.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sue K. Spears; a brother, June A. Spears and a son in law, Biddy Currier.

He is survived by one son, Jamie P. Spears of Kentwood, LA; two daughters, Beverly Currier of Osyka and Suzy Simmons (David) of Hammond, LA; four grandchildren, Rene’ Carloss, Jennifer Simmons, Erin Simmons Alexander and Brooke Currier; five great grandchildren, Logan James Yawn, Payton Yawn, Monroe Alexander, Spears Alexander and Otis Simmons Alexander

Pallbearers will be Jon Carl Hammons, Troy Adams, James Kevin Kizer, Matt Phillips, Logan Yawn and Payton Yawn.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Heather Simmonds, Linda Brumfield, Barbara Brown, Peggy Tate, Deborah Williams.

Memorial gifts may be given to Osyka Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 152, Osyka, MS 39657





David Watson, Sr.

March 15, 1963 – March 20, 2019

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born March 15, 1963 in Independence and was 56 years of age. He is survived by 2 sons, David Watson, Jr. and Randy Watson; 6 grandchildren, Brenlee, Carson, Kayden, Noah, Addie, and Ramona Watson; 1 brother, Michael Watson. Preceded in death by his wife, Lila Jean Watson; and parents, Denzle and Betty Watson. Visitation at My Father’s House Church from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Melvin Rushing. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Read and Write the Bible – Luke 12: 32-34
This day was created for us by God.  What will we do for Him today?
Anna Lee


“My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.

I am the Good Shepherd.

The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” 

~John 10:10-11 TLB~




Brett Frazier was still in ICU and doing about the same last night as yesterday morning.  Please continue to pray for Brett and his family.




Please continue to pray for Bro. Darryl’s dad who is at a daughter’s home.  Pray for the family too.




We never did talk with Smiley Conerly after his procedure, but I did see him going in church last night.  I’ll that that is a good report.




According to one of his sisters-in-law, David Watson, Sr. passed away last night.  I’ll look for the obituary soon.




Azalene Goetzman

A native of Kentwood, Louisiana, she passed away on March 19, 2019 at the age of 91. Arrangements are pending at Greenoaks Funeral Home. 225-925-5331

The funeral for Mrs azalene Goetmann will be Sat.march 23@ Greenoaks
funeral home in Baton Rouge on 9595 FloridaBlvd at 2PM. Visitation at 12.


Thanks Alcyon for giving this information.



Klaudia Faye Durnin (1948 – 2019)

Klaudia Faye Durnin, age 70 of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Richard Murphy Hospice House. She was born on Wednesday, October 20, 1948, in Magnolia, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Claude Cutrer and the late Willie Faye Easom Cutrer. Klaudia is survived by her husband of 51 years, John N. Durnin; daughter, Kelly Durnin Fricker and husband Mike; son, John C. Durnin and wife Stephanie; grandchildren, McKenna Laura Durnin, John Greyson Durnin, Emersyn Quinn Durnin, and Asher Liam Durnin; sister, Marsha Lee Cutrer Prine and husband Robert and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 600 North Oak Street Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 9:30 am until the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Burial will be private. Donations may be made to Richard Murphy Hospice at, MD Anderson Cancer Research, at An guest book is available at





Read and Write the Bible – Luke 10: 31-37




Share the light of Jesus in our world today.

Anna Lee




Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

~1 Peter 2:2-3 (NIV)~



Today, I want to share a brief update on the last two days of appointments with David.

Monday, we met with a different oncologist because David’s oncologist was in a different clinic that day.  We were told there is a possible change in treatment since the Procrit is not working as hoped.  David’s oncologist will make the decision, possibly next week.  We have talked to some health professionals and read up on it to learn about the possible treatment.  We are waiting to see what the doctor and God have planned.

Tuesday, we saw our regular eye doctor as a follow up to the emergency visit to the eye clinic.  David lost some of his vision in one eye Friday a week ago.  We know now he is regaining sight in that eye, but time will tell how much it improves.  We heard the term “eye stroke” for the first time.  That brought some new questions.  We are optimistic about the next appointment in four weeks.  We are not at the point of seeing the retina specialist again at this point.

God has provided wonderful and intelligent professionals for David.  We have been blessed.  Despite all the problems, we are enjoying seeing God guide us through them.  God is using many family members, church friends, long-time friends, and neighbors to encourage us regardless of the issues.  We are so thankful He is in charge and creates the plan.  We are making the most of the journey.  Thank-you to all who have helped us travel on this journey in so many ways.




Read and Write the Bible – Luke 10: 25-30




I’m looking for some people who can sew and who would be willing to make some items for Operation Christmas Child.  Contact me if this describes you.  Thanks!

Anna Lee








So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

~2 Thessalonians 2:15~



Read and Write the Bible Today – Luke 6:32-38




Operation Christmas Child – Items Needed

  • Sewing Kits
  • Fishing Kits
  • Clothes Pins and Clothes Lines
  • Flashlights with  Extra Batteries
  • Marbles
  • Tools
  • Jacks and Balls
  • Legos
  • Small Cars, Trucks, Tractors, etc.
  • Plastic soap boxes
  • Bars of Soap
  • Washcloths

You may leave your items in the classroom next to the choir room.  Thanks from me and from the children who will receive the shoeboxes we pack.

When you plan your church VBS this year, please consider dedicating your offering to help with Operation Christ Child postage.



Today, pray for school children who need extra help.
Anna Lee


A psalm of David.

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

~Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)~




Pray for Jimmy Harrell as he faces a major surgery.  Pray for his church, family, and friends as they travel this journey with him.




Hopefully, you’ll be in Sunday School and church this morning.  If you are not able to be there, be sure to check your television and computer for good options.  FBC, Kentwood will transmit there morning worship at 10:30 this morning.  You are invited to worship with them.  That’s what we will be doing!




Read and write the Bible Today – Luke 3: 10-11




Pray for the many who are facing various problems and needs today.

Anna Lee




“Don’t copy the behavior or values of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

 ~Romans 12:2 NLT~



Read and Write the Bible Today – John 15: 12-13




Annie Armstrong Easter Offering – It’s time to contribute to the fund to support missions in North America (United States and Canada).  Let’s be a part of winning the lost who live around us,




Baptist Message




Baptist Press




Thom S. Rainer




I hope you can find time this weekend to read these sites and others.
Anna Lee