We have multiple routine appointments today.  I’ll post mid-afternoon.




“Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.” 

~Hebrews 11:1 NCV~





Scripture Writing – Nov. 22 – Psalm 9: 1-2, 7-12




Thankfulness – Day 22 – Today, I am thankful for children and grandchildren who go out of their way to visit us, even it they come a few days early for brief visits.  We won’t see everyone this holiday season, but six of ten is still good.  David and I have made a tradition of spending the holidays, when we don’t have family with us, by going to Cracker Barrel in Brookhaven.  We go there to enjoy a nice ride and see an area we don’t see too often.  The meal is always good too!  I hope you have an opportunity to be with your family this Thanksgiving and Christmas.  If not, do something special!  Make a new tradition!  Invite someone who is not family to go with you.




Operation Christmas Child Collection at FBC, Kentwood is from 4-6 today, 10-12 Saturday, and 4-6 Sunday.




Our tests went well this morning.

Anna Lee






Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.  

For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

~Psalm 95:2-3~




Scripture Writing for Nov. 21 – Psalm 107: 28-32




Thankfulness #21 – Today, I’m thankful for social media.  I know several people who are happy about not being a part of social media, but I think it is all what you make of it.  I am thankful for social media and other things like this website that are above my technical skills to create or repair, but fully in my ability to use.   I think it is like an automobile, you can drive it carefully or drive like you don’t want to live any longer.  Everyone can make their own choice.  For those of us who choose to use social media, let’s strive to maintain some values in the world of computers and other modern technology.




Mr. Ed McGehee is very sick at North Oaks.  Pray for him and for his family as adjustments are made.




Mrs. Velma Anthony was bitten on both arms by a dog.  Pray for her as she recovers.




Baby Hudson‘s surgeon said the baby’s heart is fixed.  Now, the doctors will begin to work on his ability to eat and digest food.  Please keep praying.




Emilie McKenzie is back in school and practicing for the Christmas program at church despite her broken arm.  Thank God for her progress and pray for her as her treatment/healing continues.




Eleanor Morris’ sisters all went to her house Tuesday.  While there, Evelyn fell and fractured her hip.  Late yesterday afternoon, she had surgery and a rod was used to make her hip work better.  Please pray foe Evelyn and those who will care for her while she is healing.




At about 5 P.M. yesterday, Hope Jones of Amite delivered the “shoeboxes” her church kids packed.  Today, she will have back surgery in Baton Rouge.  Thank God for her determination and priorities.  Pray she will be back serving at her church real soon.




Please continue to pray for Rachel Morris and Irene Brumfield.  I have been told they are both in Ochsner in New Orleans.




Today, I’m sharing about another former student who passed away.

Roger Navarra

August 11, 1958 – November 20, 2019

Roger Navarra, a resident of Independence, LA for the past forty years passed away peacefully at the age of 61 on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. Roger was born on August 11, 1958, in Amite, LA. Roger was valedictorian of his Oak Forest Academy class, an Honor Graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, and a member of the 13 Club. For 34 years he worked as a State Farm Insurance Agent where he served his community in Independence and Tangipahoa Parish. For the last 13 years, it gave him great joy to serve as Deacon of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Independence, LA. His love for Mater Dolorosa Catholic School and its children were unsurpassed. Roger was a loving father and grandfather, and the highlight of his life were his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his daughter, Charlotte(Navarra) Phillips and spouse, Kevin, New Orleans, LA; his son, Dominick Richard Navarra and his spouse, Christine Lai, Denver Colorado; grandchildren, Miriam, Dominick, Alistair, and Martin Phillips, all of New Orleans; his sister-in-law, Lou Navarra, and niece, Brittany Navarra Lauzervich, husband, Clay and great niece, Sidney, all of Maurepas, LA; and his fiancé’, Traci Montgomery Beatty. He is preceded in death by his parents Dominick and Margarett Navarra, sister, Ramona Navarra, and brother, Dominick “Richard” Navarra. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass at 11:00AM on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church in Tickfaw, LA. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Joseph Michael “Mickey Joe” Guzzardo
  • October 20, 1947 – November 19, 2019
  • Independence, Louisiana
  • Joseph Michael “Mickey Joe” Guzzardo, Sr., age 72, of Independence, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born on Monday, October 20, 1947, in Independence, Louisiana to Sam J. Sr. and Josephine Gulino Guzzardo. Mickey Joe was an Army veteran who served his country in Vietnam with duty, honor and courage. He enjoyed life and loved, fishing, classic cars, playing cards and going to the casinos, but he especially loved spending time with his family.

    Mickey Joe is survived by his loving wife, Lena Domiano Guzzardo his daughter, Leanne Nicole Guzzardo, his son, Joseph “Joey” Guzzardo, Jr., his mother, Josephine Gulino Guzzardo, his sister, Sandra Guzzardo Morgan and her husband Wayne, his brother, Sammy Guzzardo, Jr., also many nieces, nephews and close friends.

    Mickey Joe was preceded in death by his father, Sam J. Guzzardo, Sr. and his sister, Diane Crowe.

    A Visitation for Mickey Joe will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in Independence. A Funeral Mass Celebrating Mickey Joe’s Life will immediately follow visitation at 12:00 pm in the church. Interment and Military Honors will follow at Colonial Cemetery in Independence.

    Mickey Joe’s guest book can be viewed at




Do something today that will outlast your lifetime!

Anna Lee



“You did not choose me,

but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—

fruit that will last.” 

~John 15:16 NIV~




Please continue to pray for Angie Lamb as she works to overcome the hunting accident.




Please continue to pray for Melissa Simpson Scutzman’s step grandchild, Hudson Hobgood, who is ten weeks old.  The doctors think it is time for them to do heart surgery which will be done this morning.  Please pray for Hudson and his family.




McClendon James Hayman

06/21/1955 – 11/19/2019

McClendon James Hayman, 64, of Greenburg, LA, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. James was a hard worker and could never sit still. He was always looking for a way to provide and support his family. He enjoyed being outdoors and in nature, just being a simple man. He was a friend and shared his servant heart with anyone he met and what you saw was what you got. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend and will be missed by who were touched by his life. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will resume on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. until service at 12 p.m., officiated by Rev. Steve Miller and Rev. Tommy Smith. Burial will follow on the grounds of Greensburg Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Billie F. Hayman; sons, Brandon James Hayman and Jarrett Frank Hayman; grandsons, Aidan James Hayman and Ewan Gordon Rice Hayman; mother, Willie Mae Hayman; brothers, Rocky and Daryle Hayman; and his extended family that raised him as their own, Magee and Nancy Martin and their family; as well as a wealth of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James Wesley Hayman, Jr.; and brother, Douglas Hayman. Please share your condolences at




OCC “Shoeboxes” – Yesterday, was a day to work hard to pack up the remainder of the shoeboxes that were delivered Monday.  We also received some other boxes and got most of them packed.  I want to say a special thanks to Taylor Creek for bringing “filler” items and to Luther Terrell who is so helpful in packing and moving those heavy cartons.  Today, we will be receiving boxes from 4 – 6 P.M.




Scripture Writing – Nov. 20th – Psalm 107: 28-32




Thankfulness – Day 20 – Today, I am thankful for the men, women, boys, and girls who pack the “shoeboxes”.  Why do they work so hard and spend money they could spend on items or needs for themselves?  The answer is: They are our local missionaries who want to impact the children/families around the world in the most needy countries.  Do they ship expensive electronic toys like many children here have on their Christmas wish lists?  No, they ship lots of love and a desire for families to have an opportunity to meet Jesus.  Also included are soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, dolls, balls, miniature cars, spoons, plastic cups and bowls, etc.  The excitement for the children is the contents of the boxes.  The eternal reward is an opportunity to meet and love Jesus, who already loves them!




Today, my heart overflows for the children/families who packed “shoeboxes”, the families who will receive them, and the volunteers who are working in the 5,000+ sites where shoeboxes are being delivered and packed in cartons to be shipped to the next stop on the way to the children.  By the way, shoeboxes from our area usually go to Hammond and then Texas as they make a long journey to get to boys and girls who will be sooooooooo excited to open them and often cannot understand that all the contents of the box are for them!  Please pray for everyone involved.

Anna Lee


Give thanks in all circumstances;

for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

~1 Thessalonians 5:18~



Please pray for my daughter in law Kristi Alford as she goes to MD Anderson on tues for a scan to check on the progress of her chemo. Please pray for good news .

Charlotte Alford




Asking ALL of my friends to please pray for our dear friend Angie Lamb🙏🏻 She was in a horrible hunting accident this morning and is at the hospital in Springfield Mo. She’s a very strong lady and will get through this but she and her family really need our prayers right now and in the days to come. They had to amputate her leg below the knee. We are thankful she is still alive. She is still hurting and of course waking up with out her foot isnt going to be easy. Her opposite leg she just had surgery on and can’t put all her pressure on it. So walking isnt going to be easy with it being both legs.

Lou Reynolds

Angie is a friend of Trey and Rachel Buckley.  I read an update that said Angie was able to use a walker to move a little.  Keep praying.





Children’s Missions Day – Feb. 15 in Hammond!




Scripture Writing – Nov. 19th – Psalm 28: 6-9




“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Today at The Cafe at 11 A.M.  You are invited!




Thankfulness — Day 19 – Today, I am thankful for numerous locations where “shoeboxes” can be dropped of so they can begin the journey to “their children”.  Four volunteers at FBC, Kentwood received over 800 shoeboxes from seven local churches in two hours yesterday.   Wow!  Just think of the 800+ children/homes that will be blessed with gifts and all the people who will hear about Jesus for the first time.  Yesterday was day one.  Collection of shoe boxes will continue through Monday of next week.

I know Jordan and Paxton’s family.  Read their story.




I pray the shoeboxes packed this year impact many lives.  If you want to get involved for 2020, just let me know.  I will help you get started.

Anna Lee





“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus,

the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” 

~Hebrews 12:2 NLT~




Dollie Frazier needs our continued prayers.  She has had strokes in both eyes.  Knowing Dollie, I know how appreciative she will be for your prayers.




Denise LaBarbera Rose’s son, Austin, had cancer but now is healed and clear on the problem.  Join the Rose family in thanking God for Austin’s wonderful recovery.




Macy Lee, younger daughter of Tim and Beth, will be having surgery soon to remove her gall bladder.  Join others in praying for all the details of her surgery and recovery.





Yesterday, I posted about Darrell Wall problem with congestive heart failure.  He called me at 7 A.M. yesterday.  What a sweet “visit” we had.  He is closely following the diet that doctors have given him and is confident that will be beneficial.  Pray he can remain on that diet and that it will help overcome his problem.




Thankfulness: Day 18 – Volunteers!  I have been working in various aspects of church life for about fifty-five years.  I have loved doing so, but have to give credit to all those who have volunteered to work with me.  I know God loves all those sweet hearts who give of themselves in order to benefit others in some way.




Scripture Writing for Nov. 18 – 2 Corinthians 9: 13-15.




Operation Christmas Child Collection Hours

Kentwood, LA – First Baptist Church, Kentwood

310 Avenue E
Kentwood, LA 70444-2518

Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tue, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wed, Nov. 20: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fri, Nov. 22: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sun, Nov. 24: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM




This is the week!  We begin collecting shoeboxes from individual and groups today so they can begin the long journey to boys and girls in impoverished countries.  I’m so excited to say this is our fourth year to serve as a collection site.  If you have packed shoeboxes, please get them to FBC, Kentwood or another collection site during the next week.   We certainly can’t leave the shoeboxes in Louisiana when they have such meaningful materials for so many children.  Thank-you to each individual, class, club, church, who packed boxes and to the volunteers who will be working to move the boxes along on the journey.

Anna Lee

The Lord’s Day

“I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

 ~Philippians 1:6 ESV~




This morning, I want to ask you to pray for Darrell Wall.  He’s from Roseland and was at “David’s Party” four months ago.  He is now hospitalized with congestive heart failure.




James Hayman fell at his place about a week and a half ago.  Please pray for his wife and other family members.




Thankfulness – November 17 – Today, I’m thankful for household appliances that make life so much easier than it was for our ancestors.  It’s a tie between washers and dryers and refrigerator/freezers, stoves, and microwaves.  Thinking back to ancestors who lived without these appliances, I know I am thankful to live in this era.




Scripture Writing – November 17 – 2 Corinthians 9: 10-12




Operation Christmas Child – This is the week when various churches will be set up to collect the shoeboxes you packed.  It is also a reminder that you have one more week to pack shoeboxes.  FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site again this year.  I’ll post hours tomorrow.  Remember, each box touches the life of a family, not just a child.  How valuable do you consider it to be to be able to introduce whole families to Jesus by simple sending a box of hygiene items, school supplies, toys, etc.?  I see each box as having eternal value!  How will you make a difference for God?




Have a great Lord’s Day.  If you are unable to attend church, be sure to take advantage of the great pastors you can watch on television, computer, or even your phone.  There’s no excuse for not hearing God’s servants speak today.

Anna Lee









“The LORD bless you and keep you;

the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;

the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” 

~Numbers 6:24-26 NIV~




Jimmy Harrell is thankful for his recent reports.  His cancer treatment seems to be working.  Most of the cancer is now gone.




Dora Harrell is wearing a neck brace and facing neck surgery.




Have you heard about the Louisiana truckstop ministry?




Scripture Writing – November 16 – 2 Corinthians 9: 6-9




Thankfulness – Day 16 – Today, I am thankful for generous people, the kind who would give you the shirt off their backs.  We often hear about needs of people in our area.  We don’t ofter hear how those needs are met, but there are wonderful giving people all around us who are looking for ways to help others.  I’m thankful for those who reach out to others and share of time, talents. resources, etc.  May God richly bless you if you fit in this group.  I know He blesses cheerful givers.




Have a wonderful Saturday!

Anna Lee