Wednesday

“Trust in him at all times, you people;

pour out your hearts before Him.

God is our refuge.”

~Psalm 62:8, HCSB~

 

Frieda Jones will have her surgery in about a month.  Heart problems complicate the cancer treatment.  Please say special prayers for her.

Kolytn Gafford (written by his mother)

So today was our first time to see Koltyn’s Neuro Opthomologist, something I’ve been eagerly awaiting for quite sometime now. She confirmed that Koltyn’s vision is very very weak, probably a 20/800 in his left eye which means he can only see just large objects or fingers directly in front of his face. The right eye is much weaker than that and probably only seeing black & white just like a new born baby. She is sending us to have a VEP (Visual Evoke Potential) test done at Children’s which will involve him being sedated. A VEP measures the electrical activity in the vision system. When light from an image enters your eye, it is converted into electrical energy at the retina and travels through the optic nerve to the visual cortex of the brain which processes vision. This can give us clues about the working of the visual pathway from the eye along the optic nerve to the brain.
He will be near sighted and will eventually have to wear glasses but, in the meantime we have to help him stimulate the optic nerve by shining a bright flashlight around the right eye everyday.
All this time we all thought he could see fairly well because he loves to watch tv and Paw Patrol on his iPad and always watches the DVD player while in the car. Once the volume was turned down the outcome changed completely. No eye movement.😢 Just another slight set back we weren’t as prepared as we thought we were to hear. His Doctor seems very optimistic that he will regain better eye sight with the right therapy and stimulation. It is just very heartbreaking to hear this news today but, once again with God on our side and the amazing support team we have we will overcome this bump in the road.

 

Read the Bible in 2015Psalm 119

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “All Safe!  All Well!”
  • Now faith is confidence in what we hope for                                                                                     and assurance about what we do not see.                                                                                                                                             ~ Hebrews 11:1~
  • “Great is Thy Faithfulness” – For the second day in a row, I know.  God has spoken again.  I needed the second day to get the message.

 

Changes happen, but God never changes!

Anna Lee

Tuesday

“Hear my cry, O God;

attend to my prayer.

From the end of the earth I will cry to You.”

~Psalm 61:1-2a, NKJV~

My Prayer Journal

  • Sunday – Churches, church leadership, and missionaries
  • Monday – Family, friends, and neighbors
  • Tuesday – Sick, bereaved, hospital staff, and nursing home patients and staff
  • Wednesday – Political authorities (world, national, state, parish, and local)
  • Thursday – Military, law enforcement, fire fighters, and EMT
  • Friday – Schools, teachers, students
  • Saturday – Unspoken requests and unsaved people

Dearest Lord God, I pray that Your will be done in each of these situations.  You have the plan and see the big picture!  Give comfort to all the family and friends.  Amen

Macy Gueldner – Written by her mother, Mary Catherine about 1 A.M.

Macy is on the way to the hospital. She has a fever of 103.5 and is vomiting. She was shaking uncontrollably, like she did when she had viral sepsis, but she settled down after a few minutes. Her eyes are not focusing like normal and are crossing more than usual, but we know from experience that it’s caused from the high fever.

I’m fairly certain that this is a stomach virus, but even something as simple as this can become serious because she is immunocompromised.

I wish the four of us could live in a bubble for the next 8 months, until all of this is over.

David Wickham – The surgery was lengthy as expected.  A chemo bath of the entire stomach area was done as part of the process.  Let’s pray for David, Cissy, and other family members as they attend to David’s needs as he recovers and heals from surgery.

Jane Wickham – David’s sister is having some issues with her knee again.

(Written yesterday)  My knee was doing so good. It was fine for church drove to New Orleans. Last night it swelled it hurts to bend it or just trying to pick it up. By the time I got home all my joints hurt. It feels like I just had surgery. Please dear lord take it back were it was.

Pray that slowing down will be possible and helpful.

Sue Ellen Russell Pearson

Sue Ellen and I went to school together.  She lived in Russelltown.  She has been away from this area for many years.  She is bravely deal with cancer. She had chemo yesterday and will have radiation today.  Pray for this brave lady.

Charlene Addison of the Montpelier area is a WMU friend and co-worker.  Charlene’s daughter had back surgery in NYC yesterday.  Let’s pray the  surgery was successful.

Martha Griffith had a procedure done yesterday.  Let’s pray it was successful and the recovery time will be one of complete healing.

Barbara Hutchinson will have back surgery tomorrow in Baton Rouge.  Let’s pray this is successful and gives her some pain relief.

 

Baptist Disaster Relief Teams, including a local team, have been deployed to South Carolina.  Pray for the work, both physical and spiritual, they are/will be doing.

Read the Bible in 2015 – James 1-3

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Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Looking Ahead 

  • Third Thursday at the Cabin – Join us here Thursday evening at 6:30.
  • Bible Study – Friday at 10:00
  • WMU – Monday at 10 at New Zion Baptist Church followed by a potluck lunch
  • Ladies’ Night: Count Your Blessings – Thursday, October 22 at 6:15
  • Packing Party for Shoeboxes – Saturday, October 24 at 6 P.M.
  • “Young Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday, October 27 at 11 A.M. at The Cage
  • If you need any information about these dates, please contact me.

The morning brings a fresh day and a new start.  Let’s get going with a good attitude that we can accomplish much.  Once time is wasted, you cannot get it back to use it better.

Anna Lee

Monday

“This is what the LORD Almighty says:

Administer true justice;

show mercy and compassion to one another.

Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless,

the alien or the poor.

In your hearts do not think evil of each other.’

Zechariah 7:9-10

(I think these two verses give us all something to work to improve this week!)

David Wickham’s surgery will begin soon.  I trust your prayers for him have already started.  How about trying something special for him today?  Write his name on three pieces of paper and put them in three different places you see in your house often.  For example, put one on the door to the refrigerator.  As you see the papers today, pray for David, his family, and the medical staff.

Mrs. Flo Hatcher and her family seem to be on a roller-coaster ride.  Please pray for them as they face a new week.

Susan Rimes was able to be at Sunday School and church for the first time in a couple months.  Please pray for relief from her problems

Mrs. Catherine Yarborough is still at Greensburg.  Pray with her that she can go home soon.

Read the Bible in 2015Hebrews 11-15

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Not My Worry” – http://odb.org/2015/10/12/not-my-worry/
  • Cast your cares on the Lord                                                                                                                       and he will sustain you.                                                                                                                                                       ~Psalm 55:22~
  • “Leave it There”

Disaster Relief Teams are being sent to South Carolina to help people overcome the problems from the recent rain/floods.  Thank God for those who have made themselves available.  Pray for protection for each volunteer as they serve in the name of Jesus.  If you are trained in mud-out, you are especially needed.  If you are not trained for disaster relief, make a decision now to be trained the next time the opportunity arrises.

Third Thursday at the Cabin

We will gather at the cabin at 6:30 Thursday for another evening of Christian fellowship, a meal, a devotional, and some music.  If these things might bring encouragement to you, please join us.

Washcloths, toothpaste. and hair brushes are the items we need the most to complete our shoeboxes.  Please help us get enough for all the boxes we are sending this year.

We need stamps for Christmas cards for local prisoners.  Please buy stamps by the books and turn in.  I already have the cards.  We’ll be collecting these for about six weeks.

How wonderful it was to be at The Lord’s Church last night for our associational meeting! Not only did we get to hear/see reports from various groups, hear a pastor from Florida share, hear a combined choir, and enjoy some refreshments, but we also enjoyed seeing many pastor friends and members of area churches.  May God bless the effort of our people as we strive to serve Him better this year than ever before.  May we do this through a renewal of our prayer efforts and then, our actions.

Anna Lee

Sunday

“I trust the LORD God to save me,

and I will wait for him to answer my prayer.”

~Micah 7:7 CEV~

 

Betty Simpson asks us to pray for her niece’s family.  Tracy and Danny Erwin lost their home in Osyka in a fire.  Pray for them as they work through this difficult time.

Tonight Two Rivers Association will meet at The Lord’s Church at 6 P.M. for a group service.  Many area churches will not have any services/activities tonight.

Read the Bible in 2015Hebrews 8-10

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Spiritual Check-Up” (This devotional fits right in with our Sunday School lesson from Genesis 11.)
  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart                                                                                          and with all your soul                                                                                                                          and with all your mind                                                                                                                        and with all your strength.                                                                                                                                                                                 ~Mark 12:30~
  • “I Am Thine, Oh Lord”

Reminder – Visitation with Mrs. Hellen Morris’ family begins at 1:00 with a funeral service at 2:00 at FBC, Kentwood.  Please keep the family members in your prayers.

Have a blessed Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee

Saturday

Sell your possessions and give to the poor.

Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out,

a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted,

where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.  

For where your treasure is,

there your heart will be also.

~Luke 12:33-34~

 

My Extra Prayers Schedule

Sunday – Churches, church leadership, and missionaries

Monday – Family, friends, and neighbors

Tuesday – Sick, bereaved, hospital staff, and nursing home patients and staff

Wednesday – Political authorities (world, national, state, parish, and local)

Thursday – Military, law enforcement, fire fighters, and EMT

Friday – Schools, teachers, students

Saturday – Unspoken requests and unsaved people

Barrett Travis got home yesterday evening.  Pray for his recovery to be timely and complete.

Ora Lee Wilson, said her sister, Juanita Booty, is doing much better.  She still has a long way to go, but is slowly improving.

Due to the flooding in South Carolina, Disaster Relief  Teams are headed that way to help. A team from our area will be leaving Monday to do mud-out.  If you are trained and willing, I have contact information for you.

Thom S. Rainer –  Thomrainer.com

Read the Bible in 2915Acts 5-6

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Missionary Blog “The Cyclone”

Waylon Bailey (FBC, Covington)  http://waylonbailey.com/

Operation Christmas Child – We are two weeks away from packing the shoeboxes.  There are still a few thing I hope to get to include in each box.

  • Washcloths (Need 268 more)
  • Toothpaste (Need 299 more)
  • Hairbrushes (158/Boys and 160/Girls)

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Looking Ahead

  • Tomorrow night, Two Rivers Association will gather at The Lord’s Church at 6 P.M.  You may want to be “in that number”!
  • October 19th – Quarterly WMU meeting at New Zion Baptist Church at 10:00.  Women of all ages who are interested in missions are encouraged to attend.  There will be a potluck lunch/fellowship following the meeting.
  • October 22 – FBC, Ladies’ Night: “Count Your Blessings” at 6:15 P.M.
  • October 24th – Packing party for our shoeboxes for boys and girls around the world.  Mark your calendar for 6 P.M. on the 24th.  You are encouraged to bring your children and grandchildren.
  • October 27th – “Young” Ladies Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11 A.M.

There is no better way to spend your time than in doing God’s work.   Invest wisely.  

Anna Lee

 

Friday

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart;

do not depend on your own understanding.

Seek his will in all you do,

and he will show you which path to take.

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.

Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil.”

~Proverbs 3:5-7 NLT, 2nd Ed.~

I can think of many people, including myself, who should be praying this Scripture today.

My Extra Prayers Schedule

Sunday – Churches, church leadership, and missionaries

Monday – Family, friends, and neighbors

Tuesday – Sick, bereaved, hospital staff, and nursing home patients and staff

Wednesday – Political authorities (world, national, state, parish, and local)

Thursday – Military, law enforcement, fire fighters, and EMT

Friday – Schools, teachers, students

Saturday – Unspoken requests and unsaved people

Please continue to pray for Barrett Travis, in North Oaks.  His post-surgery time has not been his most pleasant hours, but may they be worthwhile with good long-term results.

Mrs. Flo Hatcher continues to have her ups and downs like most people.  Pray for her family as they go through these difficult days with her.

Please continue to pray for Mr. James Miller.  Yesterday appeared to be a good day for him.

Don Turner had another change in dosage of his medication.  Hopefully, each change brings him closer to the desired comfort/result level.

Read the Bible in 2015Micah

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Women of the Bible study at 10 A.M. this morning.  It’s never too late to start.  Each day’s lesson stands on its own.

Georgia Barnette Offering for Missions in Louisiana – We’re about half way to our goal.

Operation Christmas Child Needs for the coming week

  • Washcloths – 268
  • Hair brushes – 158/boys and 160/girls
  • Toothpaste – 299

Operation Christmas Child Shipping Fees – Presently collecting $7.00/box

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

 

This is the day God has given to us today.  It’s perfect for His plans.  Let’s look for that perfection all around us today.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“I will praise You, Lord, among the peoples;

I will sing praises to You among the nations.”

~Psalm 57:9, HCSB~

This morning when I started to work on The Prayer Link, I was surprised and pleased to hear there songs:

I have a long list of prayer requests this morning, but first I want to share a list I made as a result of our prayer meeting service last night.  It is an orderly way to organize my prayers. I hope it serves as a guide to you too.  Feel free to make your own.

  • Sunday – Churches, church leadership, and missionaries
  • Monday – Family, friends, and neighbors
  • Tuesday – Sick, bereaved, hospital staff, and nursing home patients and staff
  • Wednesday – Political authorities (world, national, state, parish, and local)
  • Thursday – Military, law enforcement, fire fighters, and EMT
  • Friday – Schools, teachers, students
  • Saturday – Unspoken requests and unsaved people

Today is Thursday, so I will say extra prayers for the military, law enforcement, fire fighters, and EMT.

 

Glenda McKean – requires surgery Tuesday for a plate and pins in her left ankle

Koltyn Gafford – hospitalized for a new issue

Mansell Stinson – will have surgery again on a foot next week

Kenny Gill – I forgot, but will ask David what Kenny told him.

Carey Blades – dealing with leukemia

Johnnie Santangello – beginning treatment for a new brain tumor

Flo Hatcher – another not-so-good day yesterday

Freida Jones – struggling with a decision about surgery for cancer and with a heart issue

Catherine Yarborough – receiving therapy at St. Helena now

 

Rev. Gibby McMillan completed his interim at Holder Sunday and will start as interim at East Fork now.

 

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Waylon Bailey – WaylonBailey.com

Thom S. Rainer – http://thomrainer.com/

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Reckless Works” – http://odb.org/2015/10/08/reckless-words/
  • When they hurled their insults at him,                                                                                            he did not retaliate.                                                                                                                                                                                    ~  1 Peter 2:23~
  • “It is No Secret what God Can Do”

Read the Bible in 2015Proverbs 29-30

 

Thank-you for praying today.  You make a difference in so many lives!

Anna Lee