Saturday

“Each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Try to live in such a way

that you will never make your brother stumble

by letting him see you doing something

that he thinks is wrong.”

~Romans 14:12-13 TLB~

 

Pray for our schools!

http://www.wdam.com/story/29854486/brandon-high-school-band-pulled-from-halftime-performance

 

Ken Roberts

From Cyndi

No change. Kidneys a little worse. They seem satisfied with the new device. Slight improvements in some areas. No change in others. Nothing really to report. He is fragile. Keep praying!!

Please continue to intervene in Ken’s behave and strength for the family.

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He did well with the placement of Impella which is a temporary VAD. Balloon pump coming out.
This was done in an effort to improve or maximize his cardiac output bc his kidneys are starting to take a hit. It remains much of the same….

It’s minute by minute, hour by hour…. Exact words…. He is going to declare himself either way in the next few days! So again, we wait and Trust God. I believe Ken is fighting & wants to live!!! He has all this amazing technology now and expert care…. We need prayers more than ever!!!! Gods will be done!!! The selfish part of all of us is wanting so desperately for him to turn than corner and hear some positive news!!! Praying for Kens miracle!!!!!!
Ok friends praying without ceasing, pray with great faith XOXO

 

David’s TTE and ablation has been changed from Tuesday to Monday.  Please join us in praying the doctors can stop the a-fib.  Thank-you!

 

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Read the Bible in 2015John 7-9

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

I have a couple more names to add later, so please check back.

Anna Lee

Friday

“‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say —

but not everything is beneficial.

‘I have the right to do anything’ —

but not everything is constructive.”

~1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV~

 

Please pray for Barbara Hutchinson as she sees a doctor today and hopefully is closer to having the surgery she needs.

Please continue to pray for Susan Rimes as she continues to battle kidney stones.

Debbie Miller has seen and will see more doctors to help solve some medical issues.  Pray for JC and the doctors as they they work to make daily living easier on her.

The doctors are working hard to help Ken Roberts.  The family is finding hope in what is being done.  Please continue to pray.

Mary Lyle Russell Ellzey

Born: August 03, 1926
Died: August 19, 2015

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=3283377&fh_id=1054

Mr. Paul Douglas Howard

Born: Wednesday, June 20, 1962
Died: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

http://www.webcemeteries.com/memorials/Obituary.asp?Id=14488282

Read the Bible in 2015Hosea 1-7

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  Third Thursday 

We had a great meeting last night.  We were blessed to have two people there for the first time and at least seven churches represented;  What of wonderful spirit!

Ladies’ Bible Study

  • 10 A.M.
  • This morning
  • Fellowship Hall of FBC
  • You’re welcome to join us.

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church Breakfast

  • Sunday morning at 8 A.M.
  • Donations accepted; Benefits a needy family or cause
  • You can leave after breakfast and attend your own church.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

I trust you will decide to follow Jesus if you have not already done so.

Anna Lee

Thursday

To him who overcomes,

I will give the right to sit with me on my throne,

just as I overcame

and sat down with my Father on his throne.

~Revelation 3:21~

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Dan Turner

Great news everybody! Today, I successfully completed the medical trial and met criteria to have the intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) pump surgically implanted. I am scheduled to see the neurosurgeon that will perform my surgery on 8/31. The surgery will be scheduled when I see him. It’s pretty cool—it’s the same neurosurgeon that helped keep me alive during my 3-week ICU stay at UMC. His name is Dr. Shiflett and he earned my respect and admiration while seeing his meticulous attention to detail when we worked together, during my helicopter years at UMC. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and support over the past few weeks. We can mark this one down as, “prayers answered”.Great news everybody! Today, I successfully completed the medical trial and met criteria to have the intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) pump surgically implanted. I am scheduled to see the neurosurgeon that will perform my surgery on 8/31. The surgery will be scheduled when I see him. It’s pretty cool—it’s the same neurosurgeon that helped keep me alive during my 3-week ICU stay at UMC. His name is Dr. Shiflett and he earned my respect and admiration while seeing his meticulous attention to detail when we worked together, during my helicopter years at UMC. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and support over the past few weeks. We can mark this one down as, “prayers answered”.

Please continue to pray for Dan and those trying to help improve his health.

Ken Roberts

Ken was airlifted to Tulane Hospital in N.O. last night in preparation for steps that hopefully will lead to a heart transplant.  Thank God Ken made it from Hammond to New Orleans and now has an opportunity to have this procedure.  Please keep praying.

Flo Hatcher

Carol New’s sister, Flo, has completed her physical therapy and will be able to go home today.  Please continue to pray for improvement and for her caregivers.

Mansell Stinson

Mansell still doesn’t know when his leg will have the balloons re-inflated/replaced to give him better circulation.  Please pray for him as he continues to wait for a date.

Betty Taylor

Betty continues to have several health issues, knee, eye, etc.  Please keep her in your prayers.

 

 

Read the Bible in 2015Proverbs 19

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Devotional, Scripture, Quotes, and a Song

  • “Who is My Neighbor” –  http://odb.org/
  • Go and do likewise.                                                                                                                                                      ~Luke 10:37~   (Notice the two verbs, “go” & “do”.)
  • Lord, help me to be ready at any time to be Your hands and feet to those in need.

            Faith is seen in our actions.

 

We will meet at the cabin at 6:30 tonight for the “Third Thursday Meeting”.  I looking forward to tonight and hope you are too!

Anna Lee

 

Wednesday

Religion that God our Father accepts

as pure and faultless is this:

to look after orphans

and widows in their distress

and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

~ James 1:27~

 

Joey and Rory are wonderful Christian singers, new parents, and fighting her cancer following surgery.  I think you will enjoy reading their posts.  Pray for them as they fight this ugly battle and make the most of their time with their daughter, Indiana.

https://www.facebook.com/joeyandrory

Read the Bible in 2015Psalm 96-98

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Reflecting God’s Glory” http://odb.org/
  • The heavens declare the glory of God;                                                                                               and the firmament shows His handiwork.                                                                                                                                                   ~ Psalm 19:1~
    • “To God be the Glory”/”My Tribute”
    •  http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/o/togodbe.htm

 Have a blessed day today!  Be a blessing to somebody!  Thank God for all he has done/is doing for us!

Anna Lee

 

 

Tuesday

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror;

then we shall see face to face.

Now I know in part;

then I shall know fully,

even as I am fully known.

 

Alice Faye Lee’s doctors decided to keep her one more day.  She’s coming home today.

The following men are doing well for the procedures they have been through in the last few days:
  • Ken Roberts
  • Mike Lambert
  • Walter Dykes

 

 

Read the Bible in 2015I Chronicles 5-9

 

 

Young at Heart at New Zion this morning.

  • 10:30
  • Program by the Miller family with the girls playing the violins

 

 

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Under Siege” – http://odb.org/
  • Let each of you look out not only for his own interests,                                                               but also for the interests of others.                                                                                                                                                                                    ~Philippians 2:4~
  • “Others” 

I think I may have first grown to love this hymn by seeing/hearing Tennessee                               Ernie Ford on television.

I think missionaries, including Kyra Karr, live their lives thinking of others.

                           http://bpnews.net/45321/missionary-remembered-as-godly-mother-wife

 

 

If we died today, would our obituary say we lived for others?

Anna Lee

 

Monday

Consider it pure joy, my brothers,

whenever you face trials of many kinds,

because you know that the testing of your faith

develops perseverance. 

Perseverance must finish its work

so that you may be mature and complete,

not lacking anything.

~James 1:2-4~

A quote I heard at church last night:

“Christians need the patience of a farmer

and the perseverance of an athlete.”

                                                ~Caleb Smith~

I love to have Scripture show up in timely ways.

Who would have thought this verse would come to my computer

shortly after the quote I heard?

God has a way of making his points clear to us!

May we all be more like farmers and athletes!

I talked with Wendy L. Alford at church last night.  She said her dad, Mike Lambert, is now in rehab and improving some.  Please continue to pray for Mike and his family.

Last night, Lisa Piner, said her mother, Alice Faye Lee, did not need a stent or a by-pass. She will be treated with medication and will possibly be coming home Monday.  Please continue to pray for this family.

 

Read the Bible in 2015Numbers 1-4

 

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Baking with Jess” – http://odb.org/
  • Do not labor for the food which perishes,                                                                                           but for the food which endures to everlasting life.                                                                                                                                                        ~John 6:27~
  • “Seek Ye First” 

 

New Zion Baptist Church would love to have you attend their monthly senior adult gathering, “Young at Heart”.  They meet on the third Tuesday each month at 10:30.

Thursday at 6:30, David and I will host the Third Thursday Gathering at the Cabin.

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church would love for you to attend their breakfast at 8 A.M. the fourth Sunday of each month.  Donations are used to support needs of individuals.

Friday, all ladies are invited to attend Bible study in the church fellowship hall at 10 A..M. We are studying Women of the Bible: The Wise Woman of Abel  – 2 Samuel 20:14-22.  Our group is growing!  We are learning great lessons of life.  Contact me for more information.

Tuesday of next week will be the “Young” Ladies Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11 A.M.  Come help us honor ladies who have August birthdays.

Thursday of next week, the ladies will host “Ladies Night: Follow the Ants to the Picnic”.  All ladies from 3-103 are invited to come picnic with us at the FBC fellowship hall of FBC.  You do not need to attend church at Kentwood to come.  All ladies are invited. Don’t miss out!

One of our on-going projects of Women’s ministry is Operation Christmas Child.  It is exciting to watch as our gifts are accumulating waiting for our packing party.  The party will only be a success if we purchase and donate items for the children’s shoe boxes. Check the area in the hallway of the fellowship hall closest to the coffee pot to get ideas for your purchases.

I need to borrow three or four  Scrabble games for a missions lesson.  If you have one I can use, please let me know.  You can bring it to me at church Sunday or Wednesday.  Please put your name on a sheet of paper inside the box.  Thanks!

 

 

Make this a week where you work for things that can have eternal value/meaning to others.

Anna Lee

The Lord's Day

“Do not let any unwholesome talk

come out of your mouths,

but only what is helpful

for building others up according to their needs,

that it may benefit those who listen.”

~Ephesians 4:29 NIV~

(We all seem to fail here at times, but can work to do better.)

Continue to pray for Mike Lambert and his  family as well as Walter Dykes and his family.

Read the Bible in 2015I Timothy 1-3

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Operation Christmas Child – The bags that list items needed are available in the hallway across from the church kitchen (FBC,K).

  1. Take a bag, two bags, or several bags for you or for your class,
  2. Purchase the item listed on the bag in the quantity suggested.
  3. Return the bag and your purchases to the same area.
  4. Pray for the children who will receive the shoeboxes in a few months.

Some of you have been very faithful to help with this big project that will touch so many lives.  Today, I want to point out the Faithful Class.  This group of ladies has made purchases each month.  I thank them, but God will bless them for their efforts.  They are leading out by example!

Looking Ahead

  • Tuesday – Young at Heart at NZBC at 10:30 A.M.
  • Thursday – 3rd Thursday at the Cabin – 6:30 P.M.
  • Friday – Women of the Bible 

God expects some of your time today.  Don’t try to leave Him out of this day.

Anna Lee