For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

~Jeremiah 29:11~



Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 29-30
  • Proverbs 2
  • Rev. 11



The Solid Rock/My Hope is Built on Nothing Less



Reminder – “Young” Ladies Birthday Party

  • Tuesday
  • The Cafe
  • 11 A.M.
  • Ladies being honored
    • Fran Walker
    • Kim Schwartz
    • Velma Anthony
    • Fay Gehringer
    • Rita Tate



Remember “The Solid Rock” and practice “Leaning on Jesus”.

Anna Lee



For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

~Hosea 6:6~





We’ve been praying for Cheryl Wilson as she begins chemo Wednesday.  She celebrated by attending her home church in McComb and singing for the Lord.  Keep praying,



I ask for prayers for David’s nephew, Shaun Alford, who lives in Baton Rouge and works for Exxon.  Shaun, who is about 40, will be having back surgery tomorrow, Tuesday, in Baton Rouge.




The quarterly Two Rivers WMU will meet a week from today at FBC, Kentwood to learn about mission opportunities.   There will be a leadership meeting at 9:00, the meeting at 10:00, and a covered dish meal to finish the morning.  I hope you will attend.



Read the Bible – Reflect on God’s patience and catch up on any readings you missed during the last week.



A number of “shoeboxes” will be filled at FBC, Kentwood this morning.  Come when you can.  We will be working in the basement.



As a part of class last night, the Youth on Mission class learned about storying.   They learned how to share their first passage from Luke 5, the story of the paralyzed man who was lowered through a roof by four friends to the feet of Jesus where he had his sins forgiven and left walking.  I’m sure he had a story to tell about his healing!




“We’ve a Story to Tell”

I read that many churches use this as a closing hymn.  I can see how that would work out well.



Tell that story in one form or another today.

Anna Lee












”All need to be made right with God by his grace, which is a free gift.

They need to be made free from sin through Jesus Christ.”

~Romans 3:24 NCV~



Yesterday, as we were traveling, I told David I used “One Day at a Time” as sung by Lynda Randal on The Prayer Link.  He said, “That’s a good one.”  Later, his infusion nurse, Susan, said “one day at a time”.  David immediately made the connection.  I had to share this site with her so she would know that was already on our minds.  Of all of the songs and comments, we came us with the same one on the same day.  I think any day is a good day to take “one day at a time”!



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 65
  • Psalm 119: 25-32
  • I John 4



Buddy Morris‘ scan came back clear.  He begins another round of chemo today.  I think he looked very good in church Sunday.  Keep praying for him.



Today is Take Your Bible to School Day!



The associational Senior Adult Revival will be at Little Chappapeela Baptist Church today.



A number of “shoeboxes” will be packed Friday afternoon.  Please take time to pray for each child who will receive a box this year.  FBC, Kentwood will again be a collection site for “shoeboxes”.  Mark the third week of November on your calendar.  You can go to the Operation Christmas Child website to see the locations nearest you and to learn the hours shoeboxes will be collected at each site.




Amber Prine Ragan got to ring the bell at M.D. Anderson yesterday to signal the end of this round of treatment.

Thank-you for praying for Amber and her family, but please continue to pray for her.  They have learned to take “One Day at a Time”!



In honor of Amber, today’s hymn is “God is So Good”.



Please pray for our country.  Our “once great” country needs to be drawn closer to God again.  Every prayer counts!

Anna Lee


Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

~1 Peter 4:8~



Read the Bible 

  • Isaiah 62
  • Psalm 118
  • 2 Peeter 3
Another wonderful quote I found this week –
Good deeds aren’t done by walking into a church.
They’re done by walking our and helping others.
Today’s song for you to sing all day = “To the Work”
IMB  appoints new missionaries and an interim president –
Tomorrow is the Lord’s Day.  As a child I remember my daddy polishing everyone’s shoes on Saturday so they would be extra nice for church on Sunday.
What preparations do you need to make today?
Anna Lee

Friday Additions

Please pray for Bro. Darrell’s dad.  He had a spell that suggested a possible heart attack.  Mr. Miller is considering whether or not to have an angiogram.  Pray for the right decision for him.



Buddy Morris is doing well.  Next week, he will have chemo Wed. – Friday.  Keep praying for him.



Glenda Harrell is doing well and looking forward to getting back in her own “wheels”.  Please continue to pray for her.



Nick Lascaro of Amite passed out yesterday.  Today, he’s having open heart surgery at St. Tammany.  Pray all goes well for him.



David’s weekly report.  He’s not feeling well, but continues to look forward to tests that may identify his problem.  Please keep praying.


But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  ~Acts 1:8~




Pray for Jeana Russell Lee-Newton.  She continues to need surgeries to eliminate infection in her body.  She has certainly had more than her share already.



Bryan Tate will be in Houston for a few weeks while he receiving treatment at M.D. Anderson.


Francis Salvador “Pupa” Currier

June 27, 1951 – August 28, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2018 in Amite. He was born June 27, 1951 in Independence and was 67 years of age. He was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church and retired from the Town of Amite City. He is survived by his mother, Frances Currier; 2 brothers, Mike Currier and wife, Rowanna, and Dennis Currier. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph M. Currier; and a brother, Gerald Currier. Visitation at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 9:00AM until 11:30AM. Memorial Services will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Services conducted by Fr. Howard Adkins. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Bonnie Jean Shirley

January 25, 1937 – August 28, 2018

Bonnie Jean Shirley was a native of Kentwood and resident of Denham Springs. She died at 6:48 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Golden Age Nursing Home, at the age of 81. Bonnie was a graduate of the Gilfoy School of Nursing, affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Jackson, Ms., in 1959. She retired from Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tx., where she worked with Drs. Michael Debakey, George Noon and Manus O’Donnell in the Cardiac Cath Lab and PACU during the decades when revolutionary scientific advances were being pioneered in cardiovascular surgery which became standard practice worldwide. Visitation will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, La., Sat., Sept. 1, from 9:00 a.m. until the religious service at 11:00 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Don Turner, First Baptist Church of Kentwood, interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. She is survived by her sisters, Vernice Cook of Brookhaven, Ms., Delores Shirley of Denham Springs, La., and Catherine Middleton of Terry, Ms., and brothers, James Shirley of Baton Rouge, La. and Harmon Shirley of Brookhaven, Ms., as well as many nieces and nephews. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents J. H. and Nora Dunnam Shirley, sisters Elsie Vest and Inez Stephens, and brother Vernon Shirley. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Golden Age Nursing Home for the wonderful care extended to Bonnie. For an online guestbook, visit



Baptist Press –



Louisiana Baptist Message



Thom S. Rainer



Waylon Bailey –



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 36
  • Psalm 105
  • Philemon



Let’s apply Acts 1:8 to our daily lives and be His witnesses.

Anna Lee