Wednesday Addition

Gayle Owens

Wednesday AM Update:
Mom was able to come home last night. Ate some of Ms. Maxine Harper’s very good gumbo and laid down. Will be on meds another week for the infection, hopefully that will clear it up completely. I’ve said mom is weak a couple of times but she is good to go. She has lost some of her strength and stamina with the heart attack and not really being able to move very much over the last 11 days. Looked much more comfortable and strong after we got her home. We all (Gayle Owens, Donna Owens and myself) appreciate each and every one of you for the prayers, kind words and other acts of kindness shown to our family. Thank you very much. All prayers are still appreciated.   (Johnny)



Mildred Birch

Well, I got good news last night—NO blood clot so I can start therapy again! Thanks for all your prayers! Maybe I will get home soon. I have spent 36 days in hospital and I want to go HOME!!!



Obituary of Rae Catherine Conerly Murphy

Rae Catherine Conerly Murphy was born on Saturday July 9, 1949 in New Orleans, Louisiana and died on December 8, 2018 in Amite, Louisiana. She was the first child of Rayford and Catherine Dees Conerly.

Rae Catherine, as she liked to be called, was married to Earl Murphy on June 14, 1969. She had two sons and five grandsons. She is survived by her husband of 49 years and 6 months, her son Stuart, and grandsons Will, Braydon, Blake, Coner, and Cullen Murphy, a sister, Judy Conerly and a nephew, Rayford Conerly.

Rae Catherine was preceded in death by her father, Rayford Conerly, her mother, Catherine Dees Conerly, and son, Patrick Conerly Murphy.

She was a graduate of Lafayette High School and L.S.U. She worked as a special education teacher and librarian at the Tangipahoa Parish Library branch in Amite, Louisiana.

Rae Catherine loved reading, singing in the church choir, and playing hand bells. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Elk City, Oklahoma. Most of Rae’s life was spent in Amite, Louisiana. After her father died, she moved with her mother and sister to Lafayette, Louisiana where she met Earl Murphy on a blind date and married him 18 months later. She then followed her husband to Baton Rouge where they both attended L.S.U. After graduation from L.S.U., they moved to Amite, Louisiana where Rae Catherine raised her sons. After her sons were grown, she travelled the country and Mexico with her husband who worked as an engineer for the oil industry.

Rae Catherine was a devout Christian, but wanted a simple party when she died. She had discussed final wishes with her husband after the death of their son and said that she wanted a party with music by Elvis Presley.

There will be a celebration of Rae Catherine’s life Saturday December 15, 2018 at Boot Hill Restaurant at 210 W. Oak St., in Amite, Louisiana from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. All her friends and acquaintances

And all God’s children said, “Who Dat – Knock Knock Knocking on Heaven’s Door?”

Tuesday Additions

Prayers needed:

  1. Dennis Miller possibly had a stroke last night.  Firma Kay asked for prayers saying she did not know details about Dennie.
  2. Melissa and Eric Lee are at MD Anderson for labs and scans.  Please pray for Eric to get good reports.
  3. Bryan and Rita Tate will not be able to go to MD Anderson until Tuesday of next week.  I think the delay is because of his blood work based on what she told me Sunday.


“A man is a fool to trust himself!

But those who use God’s wisdom are safe.” 

~Proverbs 28:26 TLB~



Prepare for Christmas – Read Luke 3



Read the Bible 

  • Reflect on God as “Giver”
  • Catch up on any readings you missed this week.



Mrs. Gayle Owens had a heart attack and is in Lakeview Hospital in Covington.  She’s doing well and may come home soon.



Wayne Langley‘s cancer is in remission, but he now has Guillian Barre’ Syndrome.  He is at home.  Glenda and hospice are taking good care of him.



Bryan Tate will be returning to MD Anderson early this week.  Pray his platelets continue to increase so he can receive his next treatment.  Pray for Rita too.



The Lottie Moon Tea was well-attended at East Fork yesterday.  Over a hundred people were present.  The tables were beautiful.  Lottie Moon was remembered.  Stamped Christmas cards were turned in.  Children sang beautifully.    Missions were encouraged. A good time was had by all.  God and Lottie Moon were honored.



Lottie Moon Week of Prayer – Day 2




Make the most of this day!

Anna Lee











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