For God so loved the world,

that he gave his only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,

but have everlasting life.

~John 3:16~

I saw Nancy Carruth of Greensburg last night.  She asks for prayer between now and a procedure on Tuesday in Baton Rouge.  She also asks for prayer for her doctor to have a good plan for treatment for her.

Susan Rimes is still scheduled to see a surgeon on November 6th to discuss thyroid surgery. Let’s pray for Susan and the surgeon as they get ready for this day.

Susie Sharkey asks for prayer for her grandson, Xander, who was transported to Ochsner because of trouble breathing.  Xander is almost three.

Hope Center had the best day yet yesterday.  Pray for another good day today.  Pray for lives to be helped and hearts touched.  Thank God for another association that donated money to buy the refrigeration units we need in order to give out refrigerated items in our food bank.  We will be open from 9:00 – 1:00 today.  Come see us!

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at the Kentwood Cafe at 11:00 A.M.

Operation Christmas Child Christmas Party to pack shoe boxes is only a week away.  Make your plans to be a part of this exciting time.  If you would like to include a note/letter or a picture of yourself or your family  in some boxes, please bring them with you then.  Sunday School classes devote some time to writing this week or it can be done at home.

Baptist Press –

Friday Bible Study – Our study of Friday will be on Elizabeth.  Please read Luke 1:5-66.  If you wish to have a study guide, please see me Sunday morning or make arrangements to get a paper in time to help with your study.

Our Sunday School lesson this week is on Overcoming Temptation.  Please read/study Genesis 39: 3-12.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “First Response” –
  • Be anxious for nothing,                                                                                       but . . . let your requests be made known to God;                                   and the peace of God                                                                                                . . . will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.                                                                                              ~Philippians 4:6-7~
  • “Sweet Hour of Prayer”

Have a great day.  Be sure to plan some time today to prepare for tomorrow.  Thank you for taking the time to read this post and to pray.

Anna Lee


“LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble;

You will strengthen their hearts.

You will listen carefully.”

~Psalm 10:17, HCSB~


Jambalaya Benefit for Hope Center

  • FBC, Kentwood
  • This morning following worship service
  • Take-out boxes
  • Donations only!
  • Checks can be made out to Hope Center

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “A Sanctuary”
  • Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden,                                               and I will give you rest.                                                                                            Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,                                                           for I am gentle and lowly in heart,                                                                                   and you will find rest for your souls.                                                                          For My yoke is easy and My burden is light”.                                            ~Matthew 11:28-30~                                                                                                                     
  • “Tell it to Jesus” –

Have a great day of Bible study and worship.

Anna Lee


“I called to the LORD in my distress,

and I cried to my God for help.

From His temple He heard my voice,

and my cry to Him reached His ears.”

~Psalm 18:6, HCSB~


The verse above is exactly what some people are doing today and what many other people need to do.  I hope you can help someone this week as they call out to God.  If you are the one in need of hearing God’s voice, I pray this will be the day!


Macy Gueldner

By Mary Catherine Gueldner — 20 hours ago

Little miss Macy has clinic today, but during her break, she’ll be in a commercial shoot for Our Lady of the Lake. As I type (while on my 15 minute lunch break,) she’s getting hair, makeup, and wardrobe done. Ha! I told them that it wouldn’t take long for hair, since she has none!

She had a bad week after her last LPIT, Vincristine, and steroids (which is her norm.) She recovered and had a good week last week.

We’ve been super busy (and TIRED,) but things have been going okay.

I hope to get some good pictures to show you from the Sunday tea in Memphis. We had a REALLY nice day! Company D danced, which is a dance group of young adults with Down syndrome (I cried through their beautiful performance.) A violinist and harpist performed solos, and the Germantown choir sang. It was all so very nice! Macy didn’t wear her crown for long, but she stood on the smaller stage (by herself) and took it all in, while twirling and dancing.

Our princess Macy has had a busy week, she may need a personal assistant soon to organize her appearances and shoots 🙂


Johnnie Santangelo

Please pray for “Lil’ Man” and his family as the doctors try to figure out the recent tests.


Mrs. Jerry Pulliam 

“Miss” Jerry has been moved from the hospital to Heritage Manor in Franklinton.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.


Boyd Hatchel’s posts:

Thank you for your prayers for my family. Your prayers were answered as my dad was healed today, by the Great Physician in Heaven. He passed away at home this evening.

Thank you for so many kind words, prayers, and love for our family. The memorial service for my father will be Friday, October 10, at 2:00 PM, at First Baptist McKinney, TX. Visitation will precede the service at 1:00 PM. Jennie and I will return to Richmond on Saturday.

Jackie Edwards Stilley
Born: March 04, 1957
Died: October 07, 2014


Friday Bible Study

We will not meet this week, but look for a study guide Sunday morning in your class.


Baptist Press


Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

“What Do You Expect?” –

In the world you will have tribulation;

but be of good cheer,

I have overcome the world.

                                                  ~John 16:33~

“We’ll Understand it Better By and By”

God surely guides me as I post TPL each morning.  One way is that the verse that comes at the beginning links up so well to the prayer requests of the day and to the devotional for the day.  Thank-you God for putting Your hand on my efforts.

Anna Lee


This is God’s day!  Don’t try to take it for your own!

Danny V. Maurer 

Born: January 10, 1969
Died: October 04, 2014

Bill Ray Bickham, Jr.

Born: March 09, 1957
Died: October 03, 2014


“For as the rain comes down,

and the snow from heaven,

And do not return there,

But water the earth,

And make it bring forth and bud,

That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater,

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;

It shall not return to Me void,

But it shall accomplish what I please,

And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

~Isaiah 55:10-11, NKJV~


Please continue to pray for Mrs. Mildred Birch.  She is still experiencing an allergic reaction to one pill that was prescribed by a doctor.  She has had a number of shots and new prescriptions trying to overcome the allergic reaction.

Reese Birch DeLee is hospitalized in Baton Rouge.  Please add her to your prayer list.

Pray for Andy Taylor as he sees a neurologist.

Susan Rimes continues to deal with pain following her kidney stone procedure.  Pray she feels better soon.

A football player, Walker,  from Jackson Prep is in a coma after the Friday night game.

The Sunday School Teachers of FBC, K will have a supper/training tonight.

Devotional, Scripture, a Song, and a Quote

  • “More than Waiting” –
  • A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father.                                                                                              ~John 16:16~     It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.                                                                                                                                       ~Acts 1:7~ “Let me tell you what He has done for me.”                                                       ~ Psalm 66:16~
  • “I Love to Tell the Story” –
  • “Wait and witness till Jesus returns.”                                                         ~ Our Daily Bread~

What is blessing it is to be with able to attend church.  Our responsibility continues throughout the week.

Anna Lee


”I have made you a light for the Gentiles

to bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”

~Acts 13:34b, HCSB~


Don McDaniel

Don will be having his second heart cath this morning. Please lift him up in your prayers.

They are greatly appreciated. Thanks.  (Jackie)

Harrell Sharkey

Harrell is home, but unable to do much.  Pray for him during his recovery time that he can follow instructions and let his shoulder area heal.

Aubrey McMillan

Aubrey had back surgery and is home recovering.  Pray he too can “take it easy” for a while as he heals from surgery.

Sherry Day

Our neighbor, Sherry, has completed all testing and will be having radiation surgery (similar to my gamma-knife surgery) next week.  Monday, she will probably learn which day.  Sherry’s procedure will be done in Baton Rouge.  She realizes she is so blessed and looks forward to having his procedure behind her.  I’m thanking God for this break-though in treatment that will help more and more people.  Pray for Sherry as she looks forward to her day of treatment.

Macy Gueldner

Kathy Jo Thompson

Kathy Jo has numerous tumors in her brain.  She will have surgery on the 18th.  Pray for her as she prepared for this procedure.

Ladies’ Prayer Lunch

I was invited to meet with a new group in Amite yesterday – Ladies’ Prayer Lunch.  We will meet monthly and will begin a study of women of the Bible next time.  Pray for out group as we grow in Lord.

VBS @ Kentwood

What a great group of children and volunteers we had!  I thank God for allowing me to be a part of VBS again this year.  I appreciate all the workers who gave of their time to impact young lives.  It was good seeing all the parents, grandparents, and friends who support the children.  I’m already looking forward to the next VBS.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

“What Do We Want?” –

There is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
~Psalm 73:25~
“Jesus I Come” –

Be sure to spend some time in God’s Word today.  

Anna Lee


“The next generation will be told about the Lord.

They will come and tell a people yet to be born

about His righteousness.”

~Psalm 22:30b-31a


Gail Brister

Please continue to pray for Gail as he deals with pain from her latest surgery.

Ora Lee Wilson

Pray for Ora Lee and her family as she waits for test results.

Ethel Lea Hilbun

Born: May 17, 1923
Died: May 10, 2014

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

“Words to Live BY”

1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you.

 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

 3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of Baal-peor: for all the men that followed Baal-peor, the Lord thy God hath destroyed them from among you.

 4 But ye that did cleave unto the Lord your God are alive every one of you this day.

 5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as theLord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.

 6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

 7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

 8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

 9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;

Deuteronomy 4:1-9 NIV

“Tell Me the Old, Old Story”

Yesterday’s Sunday School lesson was about gratitude.  This week would be a good time to put that into practice.  Thank God and thank those around you that you may have failed to thank earlier.

Anna Lee