Tuesday

No one who denies the Son has the Father;

whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

 

Our granddaughter, Peyton Alford, had a good half-day of school yesterday, so she will get to go a full day today and to begin to do all that make-up work that comes with missing a week of school.

 

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Read the Bible in 20152 Chronicles 33-36

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Thankfulness: Day 10

Today, I’m thankful for all of God’s creation, including the sun.  I am not one who enjoys the heat of the year or getting a sunburn, but have an appreciation for the light. I love the order of the days and seasons.  I’m thankful for the sunshine that returns each day.  Even more than that, I’m thankful for the “Sonshine” in my life.

Women’s Ministry

  • Lottie Moon Christmas Tea – Sunday at 2 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  This is for ladies from 3-103 and throughout the association.  Contact me for more information.
  • Friday Morning Bible Study – 10 A.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  We will be studying the Syrophonecian Woman who is discussed in Matthew 20 and Mark 15.  We are almost finished with our study of Women of the Bible.  We are choosing our next topic now.
  • Stamped Christmas Cards for Prisoners – Each year the women of Two Rivers Baptist Association collect these to give to the parish prisoners of St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes.  I have a supply of card that were given to me, so all you have to do to help is bring a book(s) of stamps.  I will deliver them to the jail at the end of the month.  You can bring your stamps to me at the Lottie Moon Tea Sunday or any time before the end of the month.  If you choose, you can stamp your own cards and decide between delivering them yourself or having me deliver them for you.  I’m sure the family members who receive cards at Christmas are thankful for them and appreciative of those who provided them.

 

Let the Son shine through you today!

Anna Lee

 

 

Monday

“[God] is able to do exceedingly abundantly

above all that we ask or think,

according to the power that works in us.”

~Ephesians 3:20, NKJV~

 

David and I were able to attend the commissioning service at FBC, New Orleans for missionaries about to begin service far from here.  We also were blessed to hear the IMB president, David Platt, speak twice.  My heart was so touched as the young missionaries stood all around the room with their families gathered around them for prayer.  They are in my thoughts this morning. God supplied this verse that seems so appropriate.  Please keep the missionaries and their families in your prayers.  Pray, too, for them to be effective  witnesses for God in their new countries.

 

Please pray for Jill Brister as she has surgery on her neck today.  Pray the surgery is effective in curing the pain Jill has suffered for some time.

Gibby McMillan said the date has been set for Katera’s knee surgery.  She should be hospitalized three days in Baton Rouge.  Pray the surgery goes well and is effective in solving her problem.

Our granddaughter, Peyton Alford, had a concussion last week.  She has stayed at home “resting her brain” all week.  Today, she will go to school for half a day.  If that goes well, she will return to her regular schedule Tuesday.  Thank-you to all who prayed for her and asked for updates on her.

 

Nicholas N. Frazier, Jr. (Updated)

Born: March 20, 1937
Died: November 06, 2015

     http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/10545/id/3373107

 

Read the Bible in 2015Deuteronomy 10-12

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Thankfulness: Day 9

Today, I’m thankful for Jesus being “The Lighthouse” of my life.  I also appreciate all those who have guided me in my Christian journey.

 

I trust Jesus is your “lighthouse”.  If not, please ask me or some other Christian, how to find the “lighthouse” who can guide all the remaining days of your life and even guide you to an eternity in heaven.

Anna Lee

 

 

Sunday

 Humble yourselves, therefore,

under God’s mighty hand,

that he may lift you up in due time.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

 Be self-controlled and alert.

Your enemy the devil prowls around

like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

~1 Peter 5:6-8~

 

Jill Brister will be having neck surgery tomorrow.  Please pray for Jill, the family as they wait, and the medical staff caring for her.  Let’s also pray the results of the surgery make like much more bearable for her.

Angie Nielson’s mom will be having surgery the following Monday.  Let’s also pray for this situation.

 

Read the Bible in 2015 – I Peter 1-3

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Bringing Our Friends to Jesus” – http://odb.org/

  • When Jesus saw their faith,                                                                                                                  he said to the paralyzed man,                                                                                                           “Son, your sins are forgiven.”                                                                                                                                                          ~Mark 2:5~
  •  “Have Faith in God”

I’m thankful for God’s Word/message and for those who can present it to us musically.  The truths of my faith were reinforced as we opened those Broadman hymnals is a small church and sang from our hearts.  I love to take time to focus on the words of each verse and each line.

 

Waylon Bailey – http://waylonbailey.com/

Thom S. Rainer – thomrainer.com/blog/ 

 

Make this day count for something eternal!

Anna Lee

 

Saturday

I will listen

to what God the LORD will say;

he promises peace to his people,

his saints–

but let them not return to folly.

~Psalm 85:8~

 

Great news!  Connor Corkern got well enough that he didn’t need to be at Children’s Hospital any longer.  Thank God for his progress and the faithfulness of many people.

Mr. James Miller has had a couple good days at home.  Please keep him in your prayers.

 

Donna Hatchett Gully (Steve and Vicki Cunningham Gully’s daughter-in-law)
Died: November 2, 2015
Nicholas Nelf Frazier, Jr.

Born: March 20, 1937
Died: November 06, 2015

http://www.mckneelys.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=3373107&fh_id=10545

“Love Makes Your Hair Fall Off” (Joey and Rory)

http://thislifeilive.com/love-makes-your-hair-fall-off/

Read the Bible in 2015 – Acts 13-14

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The annual Lottie Moon Christmas Tea will be at FBC, Kentwood Sunday, November 15th at 2 P.M.  It is for all ladies, from 3-103, who are in any of the churches in our association or who are in our area that day.  Come enjoy the time together and learn about international missions.

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Thankfulness: Day 7

Today, I’m thankful for intercessory prayer.  I’m thankful for the times I’ve had to pray for others and the times others prayed for me.  Yesterday, at Bible study, a sweet lady told us she prayed for each of us every day.    That’s an awesome example of intercessory prayer.

 

Enjoy the day God has sent us today.  Make some sweet memories with those you love and/or with those who need your love today.  Maybe, they need to know of God’s love.  You can be the one to tell them all about Him!

Anna Lee

Friday

The server for TPL was being updated this morning.  It is back, so here is today’s post.

“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~

Connor Corkern is continuing to improve.  Hopefully, he will be home soon.

 

Mrs. Flo Hatcher has had some good days, thanks to a new medication.  These good days have make it much easier for all her caregivers.  

 

Mrs. Catherine Yarborough is enjoying being at home again.  Her wonderful spirit is always encouraging.  


Pam Drury, interim youth/children’s minister at New Zion, was a passenger in a car yesterday that ran into the median at Wardline Exit because someone who got on I-55 wanted the space where their car was.  Thankfully, everyone was okay.  The did get a scary mud-ride though.

 

The service for David Wickham was a  wonderful testament to all those present about the real person David was.  I left the service thinking what a wonderful man he was and wishing I had known him better.  Please pray for his wife, his mother, his siblings, and other family members.

 

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Read the Bible in 3025Haggai

 

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

  • Praise be to the Lord my Rock,                                                                                                        who trains my hands for war,                                                                                                             my fingers for battle.                                                                                                                                                                 ~Psalm 144:1~
  • “Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go”

 

If you like cowboys and westerns, this certainly has wonderful images you’ll appreciate.

 

Thankfulness: Day 6

Today, I’m thankful for God’s faithfulness.  When I think about the memorial service I attended, the words of my friend “Cissy” as she faces life without her husband, the words of a new friend, Pam, who was in a vehicle “mud-riding” in the I-55 median yesterday, seeing faces at a medical clinic, etc., I know God’s faithfulness can take us through any situation we might be in.  I’m also reminded of the poem, “Footprints”.  I’m so glad we can have God with us in all the various trials of life.  Another thought is that He equips us for His purposes.

 

Have a fantastic Friday.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“I pray that the perception of your mind

may be enlightened so you may know

what is the hope of His calling,

what are the glorious riches

of His inheritance among the saints,

and what is the immeasurable greatness

of His power to us who believe.”

~Ephesians 1:18-19a, HCSB~

 

Kendall Ott will be having surgery to remove a kidney.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Alicia Cutrer will be having a heart procedure.  Please add her to your prayer list.

Buddy Harrison continues to need our prayers as he has more surgeries.

Our granddaughter fell and has a concussion.  She will be “resting her brain” for the next week.  Pray for Peyton in Georgia.

Several people have surgery scheduled for the next week or two.

  • 11/9 – Jill 
  • 11/12 – Jesse
  • 11/16 – Kenneth
  • 11/17 – Kenny Ray
  • 11/17 – Freida

 

 

Read the Bible in 2016Ecclesiastics 5-6

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Thankfulness: Day 5        I have a future!  You may think I am too old since I am retired, but for Him I hope to work until He calls me home.

       Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  •  “Practicing Resurrection” – http://www.ourdailyjourney.org/2015/11/05/practicing-resurrection/
  • My dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable.                                                     Always work enthusiastically for the Lord,                                                                                  for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.                                                                                                                                   ~1 Corinthians 15:58~
  • “What a Day that will Be”
    • Lyrics –  http://lyrics.astraweb.com/display/898/hymns..unknown..what_a_day_that_will_be.html
    • History -I love to watch the Gaither Homecoming videos, and every now and then I’m pleasantly surprised to see some of the dignitaries of Southern Gospel music there. One person I love to see is Jim Hill, who as of this writing is in his 80s and still has his beautiful tenor voice.

      Jim Hill as a young man studied to be a professional singer, even auditioning for the Metropolitan Opera, but thankfully for us and for the Kingdom of God he decided to dedicate his life to gospel music. In the 1940s, he started to both manage and sing tenor with the famed Golden Keys Quartet.

      In the early 1950’s, he would write “What a Day That Will Be”.The story goes that his mother-in-law got gravely ill. He was a new Christian at the time, and while he was driving home from work he asked God why this was happening to her. He then said that words just came flooding to his head–when he got home he grabbed a piece of cardboard and started writing the words down. The first person he sang the song to was his mother-in-law.

      The song was first presented by the Golden Keys Quartet and went on to be recorded by the Homeland Harmony Quartet. It would go on to become one of the most loved hymns in all of Southern Gospel music. Later in the 1960s, the Golden Keys Quartet would also help establish the songs of another young hymn writer by the name of Bill Gaither.

      On October 3, 2012, Jim is scheduled to be inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Dollywood, a tribute that’s certainly much-deserved and long overdue.             On October 3, 2012, Jim is scheduled to be inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Dollywood, a tribute that’s certainly much-deserved and long overdue.    http://www.namethathymn.com/christian-hymns/what-a-day-that-will-be-lyrics.html

    • YouTube –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnvZL_zW2JI

 

This day is a good day to “Count Your Blessings”!

Anna Lee

 

Wednesday

Peace I leave with you;

my peace I give you.

I do not give to you as the world gives.

Do not let your hearts be troubled

and do not be afraid.

John 14:27

(This is for all those with major changes going on in their lives.)

Read the Bible in 2015 Psalm 125-127

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Thankfulness: Day 4

Today, I’m thankful for prayer.  It is an area of my life helps me draw closer to God and get through the difficulties, both large and small, of life.  

Anna Lee