“For we fix our attention,

not on things that are seen,

but on things that are unseen.

What can be seen lasts only for a time,

but what cannot be seen lasts forever.”

~2 Corinthians 4:18 TEV~



Donna Fay Miller

Donna Fay is again having heart issues.  Pray the doctors can get this under control.

Betty Taylor

Betty was able to come to church on crutches.  She is doing better, but asks that we continue to pray she will not need surgery on her knee.

James Rimes

James will be having a pacemaker implanted next week.  Pray for him as he prepares for this hospital stay/procedure.

Johnnie “Lil Man” Santangelo

Hey everyone! Over the last couple of weeks, Lil Man’s control of his left side has continued to improve. He has graduated from the current therapy program he was in and tomorrow will have his evaluation for the next level therapy program. His vision has still not improved. He had been complaining that he felt like something was in his right eye. So he saw an eye doctor here. The eye doctor found that mucous patches had formed on his right eye, filamentary keratitis, is the medical term for it. This condition is caused from dry eye and can be painful. The eye doctor believes that in Lil Man’s case the dry eye is probably a result of damage to his lacrimal gland from radiation. Right now, it is just affecting the right eye but the doctor is treating the left eye also because it can occur in both eyes. We are praying that once we can get this under control, then he can begin some type of vision therapy to improve his eyesight. His next follow up MRI and doctors appointments are in Arizona next Monday, June 22nd. He has come so far and we have faith he will continue to be healed! Thank you all for your prayers and please continue to pray for continued healing and guidance on this path to complete healing! We love you all! Love, Lil Man and Megan

Sylvester Humphrey

Syl has had surgery following an accident.  He is recovering at home and is down 42 pounds.  He will not be able to return to Hope Center for some time.  Please pray for him and his wife, Shirley.  Also, pray for the need for some men and youth to step up and fill the need while Syl is recovering.  (See below.)

Mrs. Pat Gill

As far as I know, the arrangements for Mrs. Pat Gill have not been made yet.  I think out-of-state family will need to travel here before that is done.  I will post the arrangements when they are available.

Young at Heart 

This group’s monthly meeting will begin at 10:30 in the morning in the Fellowship Hall of New Zion Baptist Church.  Mrs. Yvonne Curtis will share sacred music with us.  Then, there will be a pot-luck meal.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Third Thursday

We will meet at our cabin Thursday at 6:30 for fellowship, a meal, a devotional, and special music.  Come be blessed.

Friday Morning Bible Study

We will also meet at the cabin.  Come for 10:00 or come earlier.  After our study we will share a salad and dessert lunch.  We would be happy to have guests with us.

Hope  Center Needs Men!

Men are needed to “fill the shoes” of Sylvester Humphrey while he continues to recovery from his surgery.  Please read the post from Saturday Evening.  I am coordinating this, so please gather a group of men from your church and volunteer today.  Syl “wore several hats’!  I’m not asking anyone to give as much time as he did, just a day or portion of a day at a time.  Please contact me for more information.  Help is needed Tuesday-Friday, especially on two Tuesdays and three Fridays of the month.

I was blessed to have a call from one church immediately after I posted the need last night.  I hope to hear from other churches today.  Remember, Hope Ministry is an associational ministry, not just the responsibility of a few people.  Men, please step up to meet the need.

Read the Bible in 2015

Leviticus 1-3

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Look Up”
  • My help comes from the Lord,                                                                                                                 who made heaven and earth.                                                                                                                                                 ~Psalm 121:2~
  • “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

Today is a new day with a fresh start.  Make it a rewarding day in God’s sight.

Anna Lee


“Throw off your old sinful nature

and your former way of life,

which is corrupted by lust and deception.”

~Ephesians 4:22 NLT, 2nd ed.~

(It’s a choice, just like the people following the ark across the Jordan river –

part of my lesson for Sunday School this morning.)

VBS Opportunities this Week – Osyka, Greenlaw, and Spring Creek (all at night)

Opportunities this Week

  • Tuesday – Young at Heart meets at New Zion Baptist Church at 10:30.  Mrs. Yvonne Curtis will be singing.  You do not have to be a member at NZBC to attend.  Lunch follows the singing.
  • Thursday – Third Thursday begins at 6:30 at the cabin.  Please feel free to come.
  • Friday – Bible study at 10 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood.

Read the Bible in 2015 Ephesians 4-6

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Never Stop Learning” –
  • You must continue in the things which you have learned . . .                                                   and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures.                                                                                                                                       ~2 Timothy 3:14-15
  • “Holy Bible, Book Divine”

Don’t keep the Lord’s Day for yourself!

Anna Lee



I will remember the deeds of the LORD;  

yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.

~Psalm 77:11~

Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell

Please say special prayers for “Miss”  Annie Bell as her medicine is being adjusted.  Thank God for the home health services that have been available to her.

I think you will enjoy Rev. Kevin Smith’s posts.

“Modern Day Missionaries”

Baptist Press

Read the Bible in 2015 

Luke 11-12

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Don’t Lose Heart”
  •   In due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.                                                                                                                                                           ~Galatians 6:9~                                                   Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,                     ye have done it unto me.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ~Matthew 25:40”               
  • Others” –
  • There are many ways to help others, physically, financially, spiritually, etc.  Each one is worthy of your time and effort.  I think we need to try for a balance.  (Anna Lee)

Have a great day ending your week and preparing for the Lord’s Day.  Be a blessing to someone today.

Anna Lee



“[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~


From Bill Frazier

“Please continue to remember my brother-in-law Ronnie Byrd he had 5
by-passes. He came through the surgery ok, but his heart rate remaines
extremely erratic. They are currently treating it with medication
until they determine what, if any, permanent remedies to attempt.

Also remember Jerry Byrd, my brother-in-laws younger brother, is in
critical condition at Oschner’s clinic in New Orleans, He is on a vent
& was given dialysis due to his kidney & liver failure and is also
being treated for heart related problems and a severe infection”

Betty Taylor

Betty made a wrong step and injured her knee.  She has seen doctors, had a MRI, and is scheduled to see an orthopedic surgeon in Columbia.  Please pray for Betty and Andy.

Continue to pray for all those who were mentioned lately and those you know that have needs, but who were not listed here.

VBS in some local churches

  • Next Week – Greenlaw and Osyka
  • Week after next – Amite

Sunday is Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home Day.    


Read the Bible in 2015 – Ezekiel 1-6

Women’s Ministry

  • Bible Study this morning – 10:00 in Fellowship Hall
  • Plans are coming together for the next Ladies’ Night. F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God).  Mark you calendar for June 25th. ( Invitations for ladies night will be completed after Bible study this morning.)
  • Before Bible study, we will have a chance to unpack and examine our new kitchen tiles.  I predict some excited ladies….

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

Have a wonderful Friday!

Anna Lee





“In the day of my trouble I will call upon You,

for You will answer me.”

~Psalm 86:7, NASB~


Please pray for KeriBeth Sitman, a member of FBC, Greensburg who is in Haiti on a medical mission trip.  This is not her first mission trip there.  Pray she will have a big impact on the children in the orphanage there.  Pray they see Jesus in her.

Debbie Miller is better than she was last week, but seeing doctors today and tomorrow.  Please continue to pray for Debbie and her family.

Mr. Burnell Simpson is home.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Mansell Stinson needs continued prayers as her foot continues to heal from recent surgery.

Miss Fay Shoemaker continues to improve following her shoulder surgery, but not as quickly as she (on any of us) would like.  Keep praying for her.

Kathy Dale Forrest is waiting for more test results.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Please continue to pray for Darrin Fontz and his family.

Mike Miller (We knew him while in Roseland and is not the one from Kentwood.) has improved slightly.  Please keep praying for him and his family.  Mike’s condition is still critical.  Mike is hospitalized in Brookhaven.

Koltyn Gafford seems to have a great desire to improve.  Among other things, he is working on standing up.  So is Rafe Cutrer.

Brantley Williams of Livingston is receiving great physical therapy at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.  Please keep praying for him as he recovers from a four-wheeler accident.

FBC, Greensburg is having VBS this week.  They are going all-out for the children who are there.  It’s not too late to join them tonight.  Call the church for more information.  The Lord’s Church is also having VBS this week at night.

Hatchel Family – Pray for the children as they complete their school week and as the family prepares to move from their home for the last year to a temporary location next month before their departure from the States next month.  Begin to pray for the move, travel, and what awaits them when they get “home”.

Read the Bible in 2015 – Proverbs 4


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Strength in Stillness” –
  • In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.                                                                                                                                                  ~Isaiah 30:15~
  • “Peace, Be Still” –

Something to Ponder –





“Listen carefully to my words.

Don’t lose sight of them.

Let them penetrate deep within your heart,

for they bring life and radiant health t

o anyone who discovers their meaning.”

~Proverbs 4:20b-22 NLT, 2nd edition~


Fantastic News!  Bro. Gary Weiborg, former pastor in Roseland, will begin a new job Monday as a chaplain.  I know those of you who know him will be as excited as I am.  Please pray that God will use Bro. Gary to touch many lives.

Speaking of touching many lives, that was evident at the funeral for Dr. Derry Magee yesterday.  It was amazing to see the many dairy owners, business associates, and church people yesterday.  The were former members of FBC that I remember and some from before the time I moved here.  All the words spoken seemed so fitting and true with the Dr. Derry I knew.  The music was heavenly and so fitting.  Family members and friends shared special memories and Scriptures.  Everything was very personal and appropriate.  I’m thankful I was able to be there.  Dr. Derry touched my life when I first moved to Kentwood and again yesterday.  God was faithful to Dr. Derry.  Dr. Derry was faithful to God to the end of his life.

Read the Bible in 2015Psalm 66-68


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  •  “The Comparison Game” –
  • What do you have that God hasn’t given you?                                                                          And if everything you have is from God,                                                                                     why boast as though it were not a gift?                                                                                                                                                    ~1 Corinthians 4:7~
  • “Great is Thy Faithfulness” 

God will never lose sight of you.  Don’t lose sight of Him!

Anna Lee




“Bear one another’s burdens,

and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

~Galatians 6:2, NKJV~

Today, we have a lot to be thankful.

Thanks for the way you have been a part

of bearing the burdens of others.

Derry David Magee, D.V.M.

Born: July 05, 1934
Died: June 03, 2015

  • Kind, thoughtful, fun, doctoring animals, fishing, friend to many, loved, teacher, researcher, a life well-lived, Christian, a wonderful example to others. a resident of heaven, pain-free, telling stories, looking for friends and relatives, and singing in the heavenly choir, …We all have our memories and great stories.  I heard one last night.


Summer Mixon – Keep praying.

Update 6/8:
Summer Mixon is discharged from the hospital. She is home resting. Really never found the reason for the auto immune reaction. We are thanking Jesus for pulling our daughter through this. Donnie Stratton thank you for being there for Summer, your love and support was above and beyond. To all our friends and family who are praying for Summer and our family thank you, prayers are being answered please continue to pray for her as she still has a long way to go.


Bentley Williams

Bentley has been moved to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.  Please continue to pray.


J.D. Smith‘s appointment resulted in a change of medicine.  Let’s pray he gets to feeling better soon.


Doug Toney – Keep praying.

Monday June 8, 2015
Doug has had a fair day. He has eaten 3 small meals today. He will have a PEG tube inserted tomorrow. He had become malnourished and his body needs to have protein and other nutrients to heal. We had a scare today during PT. He got dizzy and nearly passed out. Recovered as soon as he was back in bed. We appreciate all your calls, texts, and kindnesses.


More obituaries:


Jayden Mitchell Gilliland 

Born: June 29, 2013

Died: June 06, 2015

David H. Dickinson

Born: December 26, 1937

Died: June 06, 2015

Wallace J. Ford, Jr.

Born: June 11, 1934

Died: June 07, 2015


Devotional, Scripture, a Quote, and a Song

  • “Deceptive Currents” –
  • When they had pasture, they were filled;                                                                                       they were filled and their heart was exalted.                                                                                                                                                    ~Hosea 13:6~
  • True humility credits God for every success.
  • “To God Be the Glory”


Read the Bible in 2015 –




Women’s Ministry

  • The frozen food has been delivered to a new family.  I can tell you the food was most appreciated.  Freeze some food for our next collection date.
  • The Friday morning Bible study will be on “Potiphar’s Wife”.  Feel free to join us at 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall of FBC, Kentwood.
  • We have made a purchase that will benefit the church for many years.  I think you will all be pleased.  Thank-you for some new friends who gave us a great price and to the ladies who contributed to the funds.  I will be sharing Friday morning at Bible study.
  • We are still collecting for Operation Christmas Child.  Our packing day is getting closer and closer.  Check the OCC boxes in the hallway of the fellowship hall so you will know what we need.
  • The next Ladies’ Night will be F.R.O.G., Fully Rely on God.  Join us in the fellowship hall at 6:15 P.M. on Thursday, June 25th.  Bring a friend from FBC or another church.  All ladies from 3 to 103 are invited.


Thank-you for reading, praying, and acting on what is posted here.  Go back and read the Scripture at the top of the page.  Keep on doing what God would have us do.

Anna Lee