“You will search again for the Lord your God.

And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.”

~Deuteronomy 4:29 NLT~



Sharon Phillips’ heart valve surgery yesterday lasted 7 1/2 hours, but went well.  She is in ICU in Covington and will have a rather long recovery time.  Please pray for her.



Mrs. Mildred Birch continues to have back problems.  Please pray for her to get some relief.



Bobby Simpson is improving and may even be able to be in church Sunday.  Thank God for his improvement.



Martha Griffith seems to have also had a stroke.  Pray for her as she fights to recover.



Gail Brister will have a knee procedure Friday in Covington.  Pray she benefits from the surgery and can get around better.



Thank God for medical personnel and medical knowledge to take care of Gail and all the rest of us.



Read the Bible

  • Judges 1-3
  • Psalm 44
  • John 14



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VBS at FBC, Kentwood will be the first full week of June.  Mark your calendar.



Last night, in Children in Action, we played a learning game.  One part was to stand in a circle facing away from each other.  This represents the focus of our church – others!  Let’s pretend to stand in a circle facing away from each other, but looking outward.  That will surely direct our paths in better directions.



If you have children who are interested in M-JAM, please sign them up at church.  Also, get an information sheet from me Sunday.  M-JAM is May 5th at Camp Tall Timbers.  We will leave Kentwood at 4 P.M. on the 4th and return Saturday night.  It will be a fun, but very inspiring day.  Boys and girls in grades 1-6 are invited to join with us.



May our churches continually focus outward!

Anna Lee







This day I call the heavens and the earth

as witnesses against you

that I have set before you life and death,

blessings and curses.

Now choose life,

so that you and your children may live

~Deuteronomy 30:19~


Pray for Mrs. Bessie Hayden as she lives with eye problems that are continuing to get worse.  She has the best attitude despite her problems.  Keep her in your prayers.

Continue to pray for all the children who are out of school for the summer.  They’re playing ball, swimming, traveling with family, etc.  Pray for safety and for good experiences in all they do.

Pray for our churches as they work overtime to provide opportunities for children during the summer months.  May the activities that are provided help children grow in knowledge and in a relationship to God.


Read the Bible – Ezekiel 37-39 & Psalm 42

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Two Rivers Associational WMU meeting Monday at FBC, Kentwood at 10:00.  Rev. Bobby Spinks will be our speaker.  He will give us a report on his recent trip to the Amazon with NOBTS.  I hope each church in our area will bring a nice group of ladies and girls.


It’s time to begin working on Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Set your goal and begin to collect items.  You are welcome to deliver your gifts to me before Sunday School each week.



“On Jordan’s Stormy Bank I Stand”


Spend a portion of this special day delibertly putting someone else before yourself.

Anna Lee







“Therefore I exhort first of all that

supplications, prayers, intercessions,

and giving of thanks be made for all men,

for kings and all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life

in all godliness and reverence.”

~1 Timothy 2:1-2~


Good news from Rev. Rod Smith!  Under the watchful eyes of a speech therapist, Rod was able to swallow honey and chocolate pudding.  He will have 12 more sessions of speech therapy.  Pray for continued improvement.




Jim Brent passed away.  From Mary Criswell:  My last brother joined the rest of my family around 4 am. Jim was with his family and slipped away peacefully! Any oldtimers that may be so inclined may wish to make donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or a charity of their choice! A Memorial Service will be held at a later date!

Robert “Nick” Lea, Jr.

November 09, 1949 – July 10, 2017

Read the Bible – Ezekiel 28-30 & Psalm 39
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Operation Christmas Child – “Dana and the Hygiene Items” –
Missions for elementary children – Tonight at 6 P.M. at FBC, Kentwood
     We will be learning about missionaries who live in the desert area.  Bring your children for fun learning experiences.
Judgement House – Anna, the church secretary at FBC, Kentwood will be happy to share dates and times for the Judgement House at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Hammond.  Call her at 229-8111.
Children at Camp Living Waters will be returning today.  Let’s continue to pray for their young lives and for the children who will be going to camp for the remainder of the week.
Song of the Day – “I Was Glad”

(This is not exactly what I was looking for, but you can probably sing it the way I learned it as a child.)



How wonderful it is for parents to recognize how much their children are learning at church, but it is only because of parents who faithfully see that their children are present that churches can teach their children.  Let’s take time to thank God for parents who faithfully get their children to classes (Sunday School, Missions, Bible Drill, VBS, etc.).  What a blessing it is to see families sitting together, sometimes three or more generations of a family, on a regular basis at church.  As you thank God for those who are present, pray also for other families who have opportunities to begin this wonderful experience for their children.
Anna Lee


But let justice roll on like a river,

righteousness like a never-failing stream!

~Amos 5:24~


Bettye Fussell will be having surgery at the end of the month.  She’s looking forward to getting it done and moving on.  Pray for her, her family, and many friends.

Hal King has had complications to his heart surgery last week in McComb.  Please pray for his improvement.

Glenda McKean will be having shoulder surgery at the end of the month.  Pray for her as she goes through the steps in preparing for the “big day”.


Kristi Womack’s dad passed away.  Please be in prayer for the entire family as they face the coming days.


Read the Bible – Ezekiel 25-27 and Psalm 38


Operation Christmas Child“Shanika & Sherika and the Notebooks”



Continue to pray for the boys and girls attending the area Vacation Bible Schools this week as well as children and youth at church camps.  It is a busy, but wonderful, season in our churches!



Enjoy this great time of the church year as so many things are happening for our children, weddings are taking place, new babies are being born, shoeboxes are being packed, etc.

Anna Lee



Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,

“Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

~Isaiah 6:8~



Josiah  Huckaby – Today our little man is 4 months old…he has been in the NICU for 123 days now. He started having some more trouble breathing and they had to put him back on the vent Thursday night. The nurse practitioner assured us he should be fine and that this is just part of his pulmonary hypertension. The drastic changes in breathing are common in babies with this diagnosis until they recover which can take months. It can be a constant up & down battle. Josiah will most likely be in the hospital for several more months. As far as his feedings, he is doing really well with the g-tube. This has been a fast & long journey so far but so very worth it. We appreciate your continued prayers! God is so good & faithful!!!                                                                                                                                Written by KK Huckaby



Eloise H. “Weesie” Sharkey

October 11, 1932 – July 08, 2017

(David worked with her.  I taught her twins.)



VBS at Tangipahoa and VBS Camp at EFBC next week.  Contact these churches if you have questions.


Rev. Darryl Miller will be at FBC, Kentwood tomorrow in view of a call as pastor. Please pray for this special day.


Read the Bible – Ezekiel 19-21 & Psalm 36


Two Rivers Associational WMU quarterly meeting will be held at FBC, Kentwood on July 17th.  Please share this information with your ladies.  Rev. Bobby Spinks will be with us to share about his recent mission trip to the Amazon in South America.


Don’t forget to bring your Operation Christmas Child items to my Sunday School class before Sunday School.  If you need someone to shop for you, we will be glad to do that.


Thanks for reading this post and praying.

Anna Lee



“And let us consider how we may spur one another

on toward love and good deeds.”

~Hebrews 10:24 NIV~



Read the Bible today – Jeremiah 33-36 & Psalm 22

Tuesday, we will have our monthly “Young” Ladies Birthday Party at The Cafe.  Come at 12:00 to help us celebrate the birthdays of some special ladies.

Pray for

  • Youth from our area at camp
  • Vacation Bible Schools in our area next week
  • Short term missionaries
  • Long term missionaries
  • Members of church staffs today
  • Celebration at Taylor Creek today and services at all our churches
  • Breakfast benefit at Pine Ridge this morning
  • Those being baptized today
  • Decisions that need to be made today


The doors of your church will be open today.  Will you be there?

Anna Lee


“The LORD brings death and makes alive;

he brings down to the grave and raises up.

 The LORD sends poverty and wealth;

he humbles and he exalts.

~1 Samuel 2:6-7~

This verse doesn’t say so, but he also sends the rain and the sunshine.


Tropical storm “Cindy” will soon be here.  I think I should ask you to be prepared for lots of rain.  My neighborhood will not flood, but I pray for those facing more flooding, especially those who have not recovered from the flood of last August yet.  Remember to take precautions ahead of time.


Continue to pray for the leaders of our world and our country.


Thank God for the many Vacation Bible Schools in our area this summer.  I love seeing the many pictures posted on Facebook.  I think VBS is the greatest thing churches do for children all year long.  Thankfully, most churches have VBS and invest time, money, and love into it each year.


Read the Bible – Jeremiah 14-17 & Psalm 17



Friday Morning Bible Study will be at 10 A.M. Friday in the fellowship hall of FBC.


Operation Christmas Child will send “shoeboxes” to thousands of children in November IF we make our purchases and pack the boxes for shipment.  To do this in a big way means we need to shop in a big way beginning now.  Smart shoppers always have their eyes open for sales and for seasonal items.  Those who shop now are welcome to bring their items to my Sunday School room.  I will store them until we pack the boxes.  We want to help some needy children have some special items and INTRODUCE THEM TO JESUS!


“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

~Colossians 3:2 NIV~

“When they Ring those Golden Bells”

FBC, Kentwood has their bells(chimes) ringing at times that give people who attend church, but live out of town, get to hear them.  People in town can enjoy them every day. Thanks to those who undertook to purchase the bells years ago and to those who keep them going today.  The music is certainly beautiful.

Make a point of hearing some of the songs that first impacted your live.

Anna Lee