“Put your heart right, Job. Reach out to God . . .

Then face the world again, firm and courageous.

Then all your troubles will fade from your memory, like floods that are past and remembered no more.” 

~Job 11:13, 15-16 GNT~




Please continue to pray for “Miss” Ruby Dillon.  She is spending this night in the hospital and may come home tomorrow.  Pray for her faithful husband and caregiver, Mr. “Cete” too.




Pray for the people of Texas who are flooding again.  I cannot imagine what they are going through.  I can pray for them.




Georgia Barnette Mission Offering for Louisiana – Day 6 – “Renew Church in Baton Rouge” –




Scripture Writing – September 20 – Psalm 30: 1-5




Project Day for Missions – Today – Painting the lids of “shoeboxes”

This is an easy project, but people are necessary!  Boys, girls, men, and women from 6 to 106.  No talent necessary!  Just be available in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood tomorrow morning at 9:00.  We’ll have another painting day soon.  We’ll also have to work on folding boxes and applying labels.  I look forward to the joy of working together.  (Our packing party will be the last Saturday of October.)

I received a message that three members of one family will be there.  How many from your family will help?




Update on shoeboxes:

I’ve been counting items and grouping them for our packing party.  I think “excited” is a good word to describe how I feel about sending “shoeboxes” again this year.  Each box costs nine dollars to ship.  Your support in providing postage will be appreciated.  Mark your envelope “Shoebox Postage”.




Thank-you for believing in praying and doing just that!

Anna Lee














“Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones; whoever is dishonest in small matters will be dishonest in large ones.” 

~Luke 16:10 GNT~



Please keep these three in your prayers.

  • Maddie’s Miracles (written yesterday)

Maddie will have a fine needle biopsy in the morning on a lymph node in her neck that has been there for a while. Doctor was waiting to see if it would go back to normal size and it hasn’t so they are going to check it out. She has the best doctors who truly care about catching any and everything that goes on with her. Prayers are appreciated and we know that God has her in the palm of HIs hand. God is good ALL the time. We should have results next week. Thank you prayer warriors!




  • Ben Smith (written yesterday)

I have been discharged from the hospital. Dropped my prescriptions off at the pharmacy. Tomorrow morning we will be headed home. Thanks everyone for the prayers and nice words of encouragement. Thanks to my wife Nikki Smith, my mother in law Patsy Lea and my mom Elaine Hue Smith for making the 20hr drive to be with me during my surgery. It meant the world to me. I can’t forget all the great friends that are up hear with me for helping out and checking on me.




  • Carol Bennett Sealey has improved, but still has more improvement ahead.




Scripture Writing – September 13 – I Peter 1:3-9




Baptist Press –





  • Fall Food Round-Up
  • WMU at Hillsdale at 10 A.M.




Contact me through this site if you wish to add something to TPL.

Thanks, Anna Lee







As you pray for those listed today, I encourage you to add the names of others who are not listed here.

Anna Lee





Wednesday – Another Obituary

Gaylon Earl Cutrer

October 11, 1938 – September 11, 2019

Mr. Gaylon Earl Cutrer, 80, of Kentwood, MS, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at his residence.  He was born on October 11, 1938, in Kentwood, LA, to Marshall T. and Ruth McGregor Cutrer. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood; served his country in the US Army; worked for many years as the owner of Cutrer’s Slaughter House; was a school bus driver for Tangipahoa Parish School System for 25 years; and enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery and primitive survival skills, finding arrow heads, and spending time with his family. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Grady Cutrer (Sr.), Percy Cutrer, Amos Cutrer, Douglas Cutrer and Frank Cutrer; and infant brother, Raymond L. Cutrer.

Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Ruth Myers Cutrer; sons, Ernest Earl “Joe” Cutrer (Lisa), Raymond Reid Cutrer (Brandy), and Kevin Kyle Cutrer (Cris); daughter, Sareptha Ellen “Cissy” Cutrer; grandchildren, Shane Joseph Cutrer (Shelby), Rafe Galen Cutrer, Remi Kathryne Cutrer, Reese Nicole Cutrer, Kevin Patrick Pinell, Lindsay Nicole Pinell, and Christopher Andrew Pinell; great-grandchildren, Kevon Pinell and Kaleb Pinell; nephews, Donald Ray Cutrer, Grady Cutrer, Jr. (Cheri), and Marshall Cutrer (Georgette); niece, Debbie Cutrer (Ricky); and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Kentwood in Kentwood, LA, from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:30 AM with burial to follow in the Spring Creek Cemetery. Rev. Darryl Miller and Rev. Bill Boulton will be officiating the services with Catchings-Sharkey Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers are Grady Cutrer Jr., Marshall Cutrer, Shane Cutrer, Christopher Pinell, Russ Tolar, and Tom Tolar. Honorary pallbearer is Rafe Galen Cutrer.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of St. Tammany Parish Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Cutrer’s name may be made to FBC of Kentwood Building Fund or the charity of your choice.

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Note: Because of the services for Mr. Gaylon Saturday, we will NOT be painting Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in the fellowship hall of FBC Saturday.  We will reschedule.

Saturday Addition

Hollis Ann Davis Hayden

Hollis Ann Hayden  passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 82.  She was born on Sunday, October 25, 1936 in Louisiana to the late Mollie Hyde and the late James Davis.  She was a resident of Amite, Louisiana.

Hollie is survived by her son, Robin Lynn Hayden; grandson, Adam Hayden; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Hollie was preceded in death by her son, Arthur Ernest Hayden; grandson, Aaron Hollis Hayden; brothers, Ernest Davis, Jr. and Berry Davis; and sisters, Greta Day and Maxcy Mcnabb.

Services for Hollie were private.


“We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” 

~Romans 8:28 NLT~




Our friend, Ira Cleveland, hasdan angiogram and got one stent yesterday at St. Tammany Hospital.  Pray he continues to improve.




Another friend, Glenda Harrell, had a procedure on her foot.  She is at home and will hopefully continue to improve there.  Pray for Glenda as she is homebound a little longer.




Pray for the family of Lou Miller’s nephew who died in Mississippi.  Services will be Saturday in Yazoo City.  Also, Deanna’s dad had his foot and lower leg removed yesterday.  Pray for a good recovery for him.




Mary Edwards McGehee

October 26, 1929 – September 05, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Good Samaritan Living Center in Franklinton, LA. She was born October 26, 1929 in Wilmer, LA and was 90 years of age. She is survived by daughter, Marilyn Blackwell and husband, Ed; son, Marvin McGehee and wife, Kathy; 4 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; 3 great- great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Thurland McGehee; 2 brothers, Lewis Edwards and William “Dee” Edwards; 1 sister, Sally Edwards White; parents, Charles and Mittie Edwards. Graveside Services will be held at East Fork Cemetery, Kentwood, LA at 2:00PM Saturday, September 7, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Ernest Graham. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




I will be sharing another obituary later this morning when it is available.  Check back, please.




Scripture Writing – September 6 – Isaiah 55: 8-12




Continue to pray for the people of the Bahamas as they seek to continue living in their country that was hit so hard by Hurricane Dorina.  Pray for the families of the 30 who were killed in the Bahamas and for the families of other who have not been located.  Pray for the about 70,000 others who need help.  Pray for the individual and groups who are seeking to help in a very needy country.  Pray for the east coast of our country as Doria continues to cause damage.




Thank-you for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee








Sunday – God’s Day!

   This is the day that the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.

~Psalm 118:24 (ESV)~




Please continue to pray for Melinda Russell and others who have had procedures/surgeries.  I mention her name in particular because she is out of our country and undergoing medical treatment.  Also, please pray for those who will have procedures/surgeries in the coming week.





The Fall Food Roundup for the LA Baptist Children’s Home is only four weeks away.  Be sure to get your items to the church for the September 16th pickup.  Some of the items they need are:

  • Bottled water
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Canned fruit
  • Paper towels
  • Sugar




I’m looking forward to peeking in bags today at church to see what you have brought for Operation Christmas Child.  David and I are always excited to prepare shoeboxes so children will receive some small gifts and an opportunity for them to “meet” Jesus.

  • The Greatest Journey discipleship course is offered to show children how to know Christ and share Him with others.
  • Children lead their families to faith in Christ and new churches are born.



Please continue to pray for the family of Douglas Glass, a Zachary fireman from Osyka who was killed on his way to work Friday morning.    I will post an obituary when it is available.




Scripture Writing – August 17  & 18

  • I Corinthians 13:12
  • James 1:27




Have a great Lord’s Day!
Anna Lee










May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

~2 Thessalonians 2:16-17~





John Miller, think of the Hitching Post and The Cafe, will be having hip surgery Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge.  Let’s pray for him and his family.  Pray for him as he trust God to provide a temporary home so John doesn’t have to climb the stairs at The Cafe.




Scripture Writing  – August 16 –  James 1: 2-4



Thanks to those who have offered items or money for shoebox items!

Anna Lee