SUNDAY

Bible Quote about Love - Colossians 3:14

READ and WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY – “The Birth of Christ”

December 4th – Isaiah 11: 6-10

READ A CHAPTER OF LUKE EACH DAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Start now if you haven’t been reading the last three days. (I think this is best to do as a family, if possible.)

We are Reading chapter four (Luke 4) today.

Jaqueline Hutchinson Robert

July 30, 1941 – December 1, 2022

Jaqueline H. Robert, 81, a native and resident of St. Charles Parish, died Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Ochsner Hospital in Jefferson.

Services will be private.

Jaqueline is survived by her Son, Michael S. Robert; Daughter, Lorrie Lynn Robert; 5 Grandchildren-Michael (Wendy) Dillon, Jr., Kieffer Dillon, Julia Ellis, Falynn Amanda (Francois) Toups, and Paige Michelle Robert; and 4 Great Grandchildren- Jaqueline Dillon, Michael Dillon, III, and Bradley and Madelyn Toups.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Robert, Jr., Parents, Preston B. Hutchinson and and Dorris Lilly Hutchinson; and Sister, Mabel Udean Babin.

Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

WONDERFUL NEWS – ANDY TAYLOR may be moved to rehab Monday. Let’s keep praying.

SPECIAL INVITATION – You are invited to attend a Lottie Moon Christmas Tea at Spring Creek Baptist Church Saturday, December 10th.. It will be from 10-12 and is free. (For several years, this annual event was not held due to Covid. The ladies of WMU are anxious to get back in the routine.). Share the invitation with your Sunday School class and your church as a whole.

CHURCH SERVICES are better in person than those we see otherwise, but wonderful when we are not able to attend in person. Sometimes, life throws us issues that make it best to attend online, so I was \ thankful for the opportunity to attend online when I could not attend in person. I’m even more thankful to be able to attend in person.

ANNA LEE

Saturday

Today, I want to share yesterday’s board from the Atlanta Processing Center for “Shoeboxes”. The first map shows where the volunteers who packed came from. The second map shows where the shoeboxes they packed were being shipped to. I hope you find this interesting. You may want to thank God for all those who helped get the boxes that far, for those who volunteer at the processing centers, for those who will handle the boxes from this point on to their destination, and for the child/family who will be blessed to receive a “Shoebox”.

This week David and I got a good start to our shopping for the next Shoebox packing season. We collect all year long because we pack so many boxes.

Our first “Workday” for the ’23 packing will be the first Saturday of January, the 7th. We appreciate help whether it is children, youth, or adults. It’s such a good way to learn more about those who are working with you.

Please continue to pray for Andy (and Betty) Taylor. He is still in room 3219 at North Oaks.

Thank God for the improvement Bob and Jackie Babin has made recovering from Covid.

Pray for the young lady who left Sumner High yesterday and has not been located. She is 15 year old Sue Ann Williams. Pray she is safe . Also, please pray for her family and friends.

Lori Robert who lives near me lost her mother, Jacqueline Hutchinson Robert, Thursday. She was diagnosed with cancer November 17th. The only service for her will be a private graveside service.

Carol Ann Woods Robert

July 18, 1968 – November 28, 2022

(This is not Lorri’s mother, but another lady named Robert.)


A resident of Waggaman, LA, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022 at her home. She was born July 18, 1968 in New Orleans, LA and was 54 years of age. She is survived by her 1 daughter, Eunice Marie Farmer and fiancé, Kurt Frickey of Belle Chasse, LA; 2 sons, Willie farmer and John Farmer of Belle Chasse, LA; step-father, Allan Delcarpio of Metarie, LA; 1 sister, Angela Hunsicker-Owens of Greenwood, IN; 3 brothers, Cecil Woods, II and Ann of Rhome, TX, Edward Ross Woods and Cindy of Slidell, LA, and Johnathan Woods of Indianpolis, IN; 8 grandchildren, Justin Parks, Yasmin Clofer, Rickey Pugh, Krishawn Pugh, Aubree Farmer, Aydan Farmer, Ansyn Farmer, and Timothy Ivy; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Carol Woods, Sr. and Beverly Ann Koontz Delcarpio; Aunt Eunice Sheffield Phillips. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home,110 East Factory St. Amite, LA 70422, from 10:00AM until religious services at 12:00Noon on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Pallbearers are Rickey Pugh, Justin Parks, Willie Farmer, Cecil Woods, Johnnie Woods, Ross Woods, and John Kovesdi. Interment Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, Pine Grove, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Pray for Baptist churches as they begin to honor Lottie Moon by collecting the annual offering for international missions. All, 100%, of the money collected will go directly to the mission field to help with church building, a local pastor’s training, youth trips, VBS, etc.

READ and WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY

Dec. 3 – Isaiah 11: 1-5

BAPTIST MESSAGE

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PRAYER FOCUS FOR TODAY

Let’s say extra prayers for Sue Ann Williams and other children and teens who are missing. Pray for families and friends too. I cannot imagine the hurt this causes family members.

SERMON PREPARATION

As we study our Sunday School lessons, Bro. Darryl would also like us to prepare for the sermons he will deliver. We can do this by reading the Scriptures for the morning and evening services. I posted these Scriptures Thursday. You can look back to find them on Thursdays TPL.

Have a great Saturday.

Anna Lee

FRIDAY

READ and Write Scripture

Dec. 2 – Isaiah 9: 6-7

BAPTIST PRESS

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One of today’s articles is about the faith of Johnny Cash. It will be released as a movie Monday – Wednesday, next week. You may enjoy reading the article and possibly even seeing the movie.

Continue to Pray for Andy Taylor and Betty.

TODAY’S PRAYER FOCUS

Pray for patients in hospitals and for those who sit in the chair next to the patients.

REPORTS FROM OCC PROCESSING CENTERS

I have been especially interested in where “Shoeboxes” are being shipped. This is some of what I read in yesterday’s reports.

Dallas -> Honduras & Peru

Charlotte -> Madagascar, Burundi, Philippines, Hard to Reach Countries

Southern California -> El Salvador, Thailand

Interesting Facts:

  • Filler is used to add to boxes that are not FULL. Some churches send filler in place of or in addition to packing “Shoeboxes.
  • Items like liquids, food, and sharp items like knives are removed. These items are likely to damage other items in the box, be dangerous to the children, or aare not allowed through customs.
  • Items are not removed for any other reason because the workers know each item that is sent is sent for a purpose and the boxes are all prayed over numerous times. Stories are shared about items that seem to be unfit for a child or a particular locations, but later it is learned there was a need or special desire for that item. Example: A child in a hot country received a heavy winter coat and moves to another country where it is much colder within weeeks. It’s a God Wink! We don’t know God’s plans. Another example: A packer sends almost all art supplies. The receiver is very artistic and hopes for a career as an artist. Last example: One box for an older boy contains baby items only to go to a boy with a baby sister who benefitted from the contents. God Wink! This are true accounts I have read or been told.
  • Usually the “Shoeboxes” are the only gift a child receives that year or ever receives.
  • Usually only one box will be given to each child through Samaritan’s Purse. That plan is often questioned, but there are so many children in poor countries that the organization works hard to keep reaching other children each year with the Good News of Jesus and our gifts.
  • Thank-you so much for your donations of gifts, money, and time. Please pray for the boxes to have safe travel to children each year.

Cheryl Ann “Coonie” Coon

April 13, 1966 – November 29, 2022

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born April 13, 1966 in Independence, LA and was 56 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Chad Coon; children, Trevin Lewis, Brock Lewis (Kelsey), Chasity Coon (Danielle Davis) and Dayton Lewis; grandchildren, Greyson Lewis; 2 sisters, DeLisa Zeigler (Gary) and Leah Pouncey (Ricky, Sr.); 1 brother, Christopher “Kit” Williams; 4 nephews, Michael Dean, Jr., Justin Blades, Ricky Pouncey, Jr., and Ryan Pouncey; 9 great nieces and nephews; 2 sisters-in-law, Pam Brister (Jeff) and April Coon; 3 special friends, Angel Parker (Adam), Rita Aron, and Adlyn Renee “Sissy” Rioux. Preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Tarver; father, Gordon Williams, Jr.; brother, Jon Michael Williams; maternal grandparents, Addie and Virgil Allen; paternal grandparents, Gordon, Sr. and Lenora Williams. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Greg Stewart. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA. Pallbearers are Ricky Pouncey, Ryan Pouncey, Brady Lewis, Blayne Lewis, Dalton Rioux, and Justin Blades. Honorary Pallbearers are Ricky Pouncey, Sr. and Gary Zeigler. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to McKneely Funeral Home. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

PRAYER FOCUS TODAY

Try to remember to pray for the person who sits in the chair by the hospital bed of a loved one.

Anna Lee

THURSDAY, December 1

Andy Taylor now has pneumonia and is hospitalized at North Oaks. Betty is with him. Keep them in your prayers.

George Eddie Lee is still at home and improving. Please continue to pray for George Eddie and Alice Faye.

James Ora Todd, Jr.

September 15, 1943 – November 29, 2022

James Ora Todd, Jr., a native of Lacombe, LA and a resident of Arcola, LA was born September 15, 1945 and passed away at 10:00AM Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at his home. He was 79 years of age and a Navy Veteran. He is survived by his wife Fay Chadwick Todd. Three sons T.J. Todd (Dana), Jeffrey Brister (Pam) and Justin Brister. One daughter Leticia Brister. Grandchildren Joshua (Heather), Noah (Makenzie), Andrew (Katelynn), Jayden, Korbyn, Preslyn and Hayleigh. Great-grandchildren Harper, Rose Mary, Gracelynn and one on the way. He is survived by sisters Gloria Todd Twiggs (Ray), Joann Ruiz (Henry) and Shirley Aguzin. One Brother Joey Aguzin(Ethel). Special sister in law Judy Todd, special nieces Tina Todd Chastant and Melissa Todd Spiers. Special nephew Barry Todd, Jr. and numerous others, special friend Buddy Rutland. He is preceded in death by his first wife Susan Todd; his parents, James Ora Todd, Sr. and Violet Barber Todd Aguzin. Two brothers Barry Todd, Sr. and James Ora Todd, III. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 10:00AM until funeral services at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Services conducted by Bro. Bob Simpson and Bro. Luther Dickerson. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Carol Ann Woods Robert

July 18, 1968 – November 28, 2022

A resident of Waggaman, LA, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022 at her home. She was born July 18, 1968 in New Orleans, LA and was 54 years of age. She is survived by her 1 daughter, Eunice Marie Farmer and fiancé, Kurt Frickey of Belle Chasse, LA; 2 sons, Willie farmer and John Farmer of Belle Chasse, LA; step-father, Allan Delcarpio of Metarie, LA; 1 sister, Angela Hunsicker-Owens of Greenwood, IN; 3 brothers, Cecil Woods, II and Ann of Rhome, TX, Edward Ross Woods and Cindy of Slidell, LA, and Johnathan Woods of Indianpolis, IN; 8 grandchildren, Justin Parks, Yasmin Clofer, Rickey Pugh, Krishawn Pugh, Aubree Farmer, Aydan Farmer, Ansyn Farmer, and Timothy Ivy; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Carol Woods, Sr. and Beverly Ann Koontz Delcarpio; Aunt Eunice Sheffield Phillips. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home,110 East Factory St. Amite, LA 70422, from 10:00AM until religious services at 12:00Noon on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Pallbearers are Rickey Pugh, Justin Parks, Willie Farmer, Cecil Woods, Johnnie Woods, Ross Woods, and John Kovesdi. Interment Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery, Pine Grove, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

READ and WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY

December Focus – Birth of Jesus

December 1 – Isaiah 7: 14-17

SPECIAL CHALLENGE READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY DECEMBER 1-25

December 1 – Luke 1

TODAY’s PRAYER FOCUS

Pray you will begin to read the Bible daily this month if you do not normally do so. Pray for others in your family and circle of friends to also read the Bible more this month. Share the Special Challenge plan with others today. Ask them to commit to reading a chapter of Luke each day for 25 days.

Bro.. Darryl shares his sermon topics and Bible passages each month. This allows us to read about what he will be preaching next. I hope you will begin to read as he suggests.

Sunday Morning, Dec. 4th

“Immanuel – God WIth Us” – Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23

Sunday Evening, December 24th

“He’s Coming, He Came, He’s Here!” – No additional Scriptures

OCC Processing Centers – Report from Dallas

This week many of the shoeboxes were transported by truck to Mexico.

Make this Monday an extra special day for someone. Show Love. Reread the Scripture at the top of this post.

Anna Lee

WEDNESDAY

Please continue to have appointments scheduled with specialists so they can get additional tests done and then, the procedures that will help them.

We have several friends who have Covid. I know you will want to say special prayers for Andy and Betty Taylor. We also have friends who seem to be dealing with lighter cases. Be be alert to Covid’s presence in our community again.

LOTTIE MOON TEA

Two River Baptist Association in again having the Lottie Moon Tea. It will be at Spring Creek Church Saturday morning, December 10th. Ladies and girls are encouraged to come and learn how the offering started and how it is used so carefully today. It is always such a wonderful gathering.

DECEMBER BIBLE READINGS

Read chapter one on the 1st, chapter 2 on the second, and continue until Christmas morning. These chapter will give the background information and lead you to the birth of Jesus.

THANKFULNESS

Day 30 – Bible Writers and Scholars

Today, I am thankful for those who took the messages given to them and carefully wrote them so we can have them today. I’m also thankful for the scholars who studied the Scriptures and prepared lessons in forms we use in Bible Study today.

Jim Todd, the husband of our life-long friend, passed away yesterday. Please be in prayer for Fay Carol and other family members.

Our lights are starting to blink, so I just published an incomplete Prayer Link. I will ask you to thank God the weather was not too bad here last night, but ask you to pray for those who had tornadoes and more serious conditions. Also, please pray for those who will face these problems today.

READ and WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY

Revelations 5: 13-14

TODAY’S PRAYER FOCUS

Thank God for churches and for schools that include Bible reading and study.

Pray for Sunday School teachers and others who lead Bible Study at their churches.

Pray for pastors who proclaim God’s Word in our churches. Pray for those at the seminaried who teach our pastors.

Anna Lee

TUESDAY

Idell Peek Booty Edwards

December 18, 1932 – November 4, 2022

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022 at The Lodge in Amite, LA. She was born December 18, 1932 in Amite, LA and was 89 years of age. She is survived by her brother, Roddy Braddy; son, Jewel Clyde Booty, Jr.(Diane); daughter, Anita Esch(Danny); son-in-law, Thomas Doty; 5 grandchildren, Steven Esch(Jennifer), Clyde Booty, III(Barbara), Tasha Tate(Dale), Amy Cooley(Randy) and Shane Doty; great-grandchildren, Savannah Scariano(Cody), Jay Booty, Parker Esch, Brody Tate, Carson Booty(Stephanie), Lauren Esch, Drew Tate, Chloe Guidry(Randy). Preceded in death by her husband, James W. Edwards; daughter, Betty Doty; grandson, Ryan Foy; parents, Harvey Peek and Addie Braddy; sisters, Ernestine Cutrer, Emma Lambert, Helen Ridgedell, Cora Braddy and Inez Peek; brothers, Howard, Charlie, Harvey, James and Sammy. Pallbearers are Steven Esch, Parker Esch, Cody Scariano, Brody Tate, Drew Tate, Shane Doty, and Dale Tate. Honorary Pallbearers are Clyde Booty, III, Jay Booty, and Carson Booty. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM on Tuesday and from 9:00AM until 11:00AM on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at New Jerusalem United Pentecostal Church. Religious Services at New Jerusalem United Pentecostal Church at 11:00AM on Wednesday. Interment New Jerusalem United Pentecostal Cemetery, Bolivar, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Kathy Hammond Tullos

October 6, 1963 – November 6, 2022


A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, LA. She was born October 6, 1963 in Amite, LA and was 59 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Tullos, Jr.; daughters, Alice Jordan and husband, Whitney, Elizabeth Walker and husband, Cortez, and Helen Brumfield and husband, Javontae; grandchildren, Tatiana Jordan, Tristin Jordan, Tiana Jordan, Tia Jordan, Toriana Jordan, Giana Walker, Ky’Leigh Walker, and A’Kaila Brumfield; brother, Patrick Fields and wife Victoria; sister, Shyrlee Hammond; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, James Hammond; mother, Helen Williams; brothers, Jesse James Hammond, Larry Wayne Hammond, and Alford Henry Fields; sisters, Karen Sue Hammond and Marilyn Faye Hammond. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Interment Arcola Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Barbara Ann Weaver

March 12, 1940 – November 22, 2022 ( Sister of Gail Brister of Kentwood)

A resident of Roseland, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at her home in Roseland, LA. She was born March 12, 1940 in Hot Springs, Arkansas and was 82 years of age. She had a deep love for her family and loved being surrounded by her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Kerry Layne Brown and husband Ricky; 2 sons, Capt. Larry Wayne Weaver and wife, Trudy and Herbert Payne Weaver, Jr. and wife, Bricy; special daughter-in-law, Amanda Dorsa; special son-in-law, Matt Dorsa; 2 sisters, Gail Brister and husband, Tom and Donna Gardiner;12 grandchildren, Trisha Gambino, Heather Tassin, Laurel Cotton, Isaiah Weaver, Abe Brown, Adam Brown, Sam Weaver, Jr., Chase Weaver, Carson Weaver, Casey Weaver, Trey Weaver and Yoga Mann; 2 special grandchildren, Camryn and Cayli Dorsa; 21 great- grandchildren, Koty Ketchum, Bethany Ketchum, Chrysta Ketchum, Shelby Tassin, Bryce Tassin, Alayna Cotton, Ashira Cotton, Aztyn King Cotton, Riley Brown, Chloe Brown, Caitlyn Brown, Ezra Brown, Solomon Weaver, Maddox Weaver, Serenity Weaver, Gauge Weaver, Harley Weaver, Haven Weaver, Devin Kelly, Kevin Kelly and Taylor Metz; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Elizabath Ketchum and Elijah Ketchum. Preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Thelma Murray; husband, Herbert Weaver, Sr.; son, Samuel Weaver. Memorial Services will be scheduled for a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Options in Hammond. http://www.options4u.org. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

James Marion Walker

July 9, 1952 – November 26, 2022

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. He was born July 9, 1952 in Independence, LA and was 70 years of age. He is survived by his sons, David Walker and Jiland Torres, Charles Huckabee and Ramona, and David Tucker; daughter, Ann Williams and Eddie; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Walker, Rita Holden, Nancy Morris, and Juanita Paste. Preceded in death by his parents, Travis and Pauline Walker; wife, Sarah Walker; brothers, Charlie James and Paul James; sister, Betty Phillips; grandson, Troy Barnes; great-grandchild, Abigail Huckabee. Memorial Services will be scheduled for a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

READ and WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY

Nov. 29 – Ecclesiastes 5: 11-12

OCC

David and I went OCC shopping in Franklinton. We bought notebooks, folders, cut outs and filler paper for the folders, boxes of 64 crayons, and scrunchies for girls to put in their hair. God gave us a productive shopping day!

TODAY is ThanksGIVING Day

It is a perfect day to give to the Lottie Moon Offering, Samaritan’s Purse, LA. Disaster Relief, etc.

COMMUNITY MISSIONS

Sunday is the day to turn in your bags of gifts for local children’s Christmas. If you have a filled bag, bring it to church Sunday. If your bags are not filled, go shopping and get your bags ready to turn in Sunday. If you do not have bags, you can contact the church office of FBC, Kentwood (229-8111).

THANKFULNESS – Day 29 – Opportunities

Today, I am thankful for special Opportunities to GIVE and DO through my local church.

Anna Lee

MONDAY

Yesterday, I shared the verses for today, so today I will shaare the verses for yesterday. Excuse my periodic confusion.

READ and WRITE SCRIPTURE

Nov. 27 – Psalm 100: 4-5

BAPTIST PRESS

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William “Monroe” Blount, Sr.

  • Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home
  • Updated Nov 26, 2022

Monroe, age 77, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022. He was a resident of Walker, LA. Monroe was a very spiritual man and a committed member of the LDS Church in Denham Springs. He retired after many years as a Postmaster and has spent his retirement dedicating as much time as he could to his church. Monroe has led many missions and volunteered to help in many events within the church. He enjoyed studying up on his family history and spent many hours in front of the computer doing research. Monroe enjoyed travelling and visited more than 20 LDS temples with his wife. He absolutely adored his family and was most happy surrounded by his loved ones. Monroe was truly generous, extremely kind, and an honest and loving man. He left a remarkable impact on all who knew him and will be forever missed.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Katherine Blount; daughters, Pamela Harvey (Steve), Vanessa Aime; son, William Monroe Blount Jr.; step-daughters, Cheryl McKinney (Gary), Sondra Vitter, Dorothy Kramer, Terri Purpera (Darrell); step-son, Willie Landry (Kay); sisters, Patsy Catt (Howard), Ina Mae Creel (Ralph), Linda Johnson (Norman), Charollet Randol; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Monroe is preceded in death by his daughter, Katherine Lynette Blount; parents, Lonie and Hollis Blount; brothers, Billy Marvin Blount and Kenneth Ray Blount; sisters, Mattie Edgens and Nellie Grace Blount; step-son, Spurgeon Landry; and great-grandson, Landon Knight.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Francois Bend Assisted Living in Gonzales for their exceptional care of Mr. Monroe in his time of need.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denham Springs on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Alvin J. McKinney Cemetery in Springfield at 1:30 p.m.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of William “Monroe” Blount Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store.

Monroe was a member of the Blount family living on Highway 51 north of Roseland. His sister, Ina May, was my classmate and friend.

THANKFULNESS DAY 27

Today, I am thankful for generous people who contribute items or money for us to spend on shopping, year-round, for the Shoeboxes that are so dear to our hearts. David and I recently have found and purchased plastic animals, school folders, school composition books, coloring books, calculators, and plastic cups. We have purchased some, but are not close to the number of items needed in these and other categories. Thanks to those of you who had helped to make this shopping for the 2023 collection possible. Our hobby now seems to be OCC shopping and the joy is preparing both the items and the shoeboxes for next year. We are thankful to those of you who help us to “keep on shopping”! I’m also thankful for the lady who had seen notebooks in a store this week and asked me if we use them in shoeboxes. We will soon begin to prepare the shoeboxes for our use next year. Who cares if the calendar still says 2022? OCC is “rolling” for 2023!

It was great to have Bro. Darryl and Laurie home from a trip they made last week. What a special service we had last night in the fellowship hall while the children were practicing for their Christmas program which will be at 6 P.M. on December. 11th!

Don’t forget your prayer time today!

Anna Lee

SUNDAY

Barbara Sue Corkern Marshall

  • March 18, 1949 – November 22, 2022
  • Amite, Louisiana
  • Barbara Sue Corkern Marshall, of Amite, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the age of 73. She was born on March 18, 1949, in Hammond, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Hulon Corkern and Clara Belle Lawrence Corkern.
  • Barbara is survived by her sister, Jessie Notariano and her husband Dominick, sister-in-law, Pauline Corkern, and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
  • In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Marshall, siblings, Harold Corkern, Annette Laws, and Richard “Dickie” Corkern, and brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” Laws.
  • Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 100 W. Magnolia St., Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 on Monday, November 28, 2022 from 8:30 am until 10:30 am.
  • A Funeral Service will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home – Ponchatoula, on Monday at 10:30 am.
  • Interment will follow at Ponchatoula Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
  • An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.

Many people in our area have strep throat, flu, and covid. Please be in prayer for them and be careful not to get sick with these three illnesses.

THANKFULNESS

Nov. 28 – Today, I am thankful to be able to get up and choose what I want to do, or not do, each morning. I do not have a strict, full schedule as I did for many years of my life. No bells ring to tell me to move on to something else.

READ and WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY

Nov. 28 – Hebrews 13: 15

Be sure to pray for those on your personal prayer list.

Anna Lee

Saturday

READ and WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY

Nov. 26 -Psalm 100: 1-3

THANKFULNESS – Day 26

Today, I am thankful for friends – church friends, school friends, work friends, young friends, older friends, my friends, David’s friends, long-time friends, new friends, and friends yet to come into my life. Friends add so much to our lives. We have short visits in stores, by phone visits, in restaurant visits, at church visits, and even during funeral home visits. Each visit is a chance to reconnect and to update relationships.

Today, I pray for all my friends. You add so much to my life.

PRAYER FOCUS – Pray for you list of friends. Pray for their families, their jobs, their responsibilities, their doctors, their salvation, their church, etc. Cover your friends in prayer today. This may be the day your prayers make a big difference in their lives.

Today, let’s also pray for people who have been in the hospital for long term confinements this year such as George Eddie Lee, Robbie Lynn, and Jane Whickham, people who have been homebound for a long time such as Mickie Cade and Andy and Betty Taylor. Pray for family members who have lost a loved one and who are having a difficult time celebrating holidays without that loved one. You can add the names that are special to you and then, pray.

Say special prayers for people who have been away from home for a while and who are traveling today to be home for church tomorrow.

LOUISIANA BAPTIST MESSAGE

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Anna Lee

FRIDAY

READ and WRITE SCRIPTURE TODAY

Nov. 25 – Psalm 136: 25-26

BAPTIST. PRESS

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THANKFULNESS – Day 25

Today, I am thankful for my computer and other technology . I use my computer each morning, with a few exceptions, to write The Prayer Link. I’m also thankful to my son, Jason, who did all the necessary steps to set us this blog with a host and pay the yearly fees. He is the person I call when I get stumped with the technology related to TPL. I’m thankful for the technology and for Jason’s help.

Bro. Darryl has been on vacation this week. I’m glad he had time off, but looking forward to seeing and hearing him Sunday.

If you need church information about FBC, Kentwood or any of the other local Baptist churches, please let me know.

Anna Lee