The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him. 

~Proverbs 23:24 (NIV)~

Happy Father’s Day Weekend!



Update on Carol Bennett Sealey written by Austin, her son:

My mom has been having good days. Daddy said she was actually able to stand very briefly when the PT came in. She’s completely alert and responding to everything. She was able to FaceTime with Camille tonight for a little bit. It was good for them to get to talk. It’s been over two weeks. Things are looking great!




Pam Bankston has a long recovery ahead of her now that the neck and spine surgery has been done.  Please keep Pam, and Sim, in your prayers.




Deanna “Bug” Reynolds continues her recovery at home.  I think having a mom who is a nurse gives her an advantage over some others who have to recover from surgery to remove tonsils.  Please continue to pray for “Bug”.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Who I am in Christ” – Ephesians 4: 4-7, 32




Kentwood area children and youth had lots of opportunities to participate in VBS and to attend church camps this week.  I’m so thankful to live in an area where adults are so willing to give of themselves in order that children can learn about Jesus and how to live for Him.



I know some special people who will be leaving their home in a few days to travel to the States for the next six months.  Pray for them as they complete preparations to travel, travel for hours and hours, and set up in a house that will be their home for the coming months.

Anna Lee





“The LORD’s kindness never fails!

If he had not been merciful, we would have been destroyed.

The LORD can always be trusted to show mercy each morning.

Deep in my heart I say, ‘The LORD is all I need; I can depend on him!”

~Lamentations 3:22-24 CEV~




Deanna “Bug” Reynolds‘ surgery went well yesterday.  A friend who is a nurse was present during surgery.  The doctor had prayer with the family.  “Bug” did not require the night in the hospital, but was back at home.  God was with the family all the way.  You are thanked for praying yesterday.




I mentioned a child and a parent who were in a serious accident.  The child has multiple breaks that will be a long time healing.  The parent is not responsive at this time.  Prayers are needed.




I have heard many good reports of VBS again this week.  God is good.  Adults and youth have worked hard,  Songs have been learned.  Pledges have been said.  Crafts have been made.  Missions has been taught.  Bible stories have been learned.  Children’s lives have been impacted!  Decisions to follow Jesus have been made.  Thanks to all of you who were involved at any church that had VBS this week.




It’s also the time of the year when many church camps impact our children and youth.  I know lives are also impacted and changed at camp.  If you have not signed your child or youth up, check into whether or not there are any more openings.  Your young person may still get the opportunity to be blessed at camp.




Scripture Writing Plan –  June 14th – Ephesians 2: 8-10, 18




Video – “The Example” – Matthew 19:14

Have you ever heard that children learn more by what adults do than what adults say?




What will you do today to set a good example?  a Christian example?

Anna Lee









 “Enter through the narrow gate.

For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

~Matthew 7:13-14 (NIV)~




Scripture Writing Plan – 2 Corinthians 5: 17, 20-21




“A Different Kind of Hope”

And this hope will never disappoint us …
-Romans 5:5





VBS – Some churches have ended their 2019 VBS.  Others are starting.  Even others  will not start for a month or more.  Make sure the children in your household get every opportunity to learn about Jesus!  That’s a big part of our responsibility to children.




Waylon Bailey, “They’re Everywhere”

God expects us to seek those who are not in His house each week!

Just as people are everywhere, so are churches in our area.  Find one to attend today if you do not have one.

Anna Lee







Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through me.

~John 14:6~




Last week, Mr. J.D. Smith told me he was having circulation issues.  Now, he is hospitalized at St. Tammany to have his circulation improved.  Let’s pray correctable solutions can be found and used.




Cheryl Hughes Green had four by-passes done yesterday.  All went well.  Today, we need to pray for her recovery from surgery to go well.





Please pray for Darryl Ray Carruth.  He is having cornea rejection issues.




Mrs. Annebert Ory was living in Roseland when I was a child.  Later, she was a foreign language teacher when I was at SLU.  In recent years, I have kept up with her through FB and her daughter, Caroline.


Annebert B. Ory, age 96 of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Summerfield Senior Living Center in Hammond. She was born on Friday, August 25, 1922, in Mingolsheim, Germany to Friedrich Robert and Karolina Leitzig Bender. Annebert loved to volunteer and following her retirement as a Professor at Southeastern Louisiana University, volunteered for several years at the Fuller Shop Thrift store in Hammond and teaching French at the Hammond Recreation Center. She also loved traveling, swimming and gardening, but she especially loved spending time with her family.

Annebert is survived by her son, Fritz Ory and his wife Lindaree, her daughter, Caroline Thompson, her grandchildren, Amy Harrell, Laura Giancola, Lillie Brooks and her husband Josh, Amanda Brendt Bonura and her husband Courtney, Brandon Ory and his wife Katy, Jacqueline Ory, Natalie Ory, Emily Ory and Gabrielle Ory, her great grandchildren, James, Jackson and Davis Brooks, Alex Ory, Michael Ory, Everett, Mette and Sully Bonura, also many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Annebert was preceded in death by her parents, Friedrich Robert and Karolina Leitzig Bender, her husband, John H. Ory, Sr., her daughter, Marlise Harrell, her son, John H. Ory, Jr., her great grandson, Freddy Ory and her sisters, Marlise Keilman and Hannefriede Dauer.

A Visitation for Annebert will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Funeral Service Celebrating Annebert’s Life will immediately follow visitation at 12:00 pm in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery #1, 1950 Soniat St. in New Orleans.

Annebert’s guest book can be viewed at





Scripture Writing Plan – “Who I Am in Christ” – 2 Timothy 1: 7, 9-10




FBC, Kentwood will have the last day of 2019 VBS today and the program for parents and others tonight.  I’m not sure of the time, but you can call the church office to get the time.




We are expected to get more rain.  Most of us don’t expect flooding, but if you should drive to an area with water running across the road, turn around.  Be safe!  Pray for those who do have flooding and help them if you can.

Anna Lee





Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through me.

~John 14:6~



Cheryl Hughes Green‘s angiogram showed the need for by-pass surgery.  Pray for her as she will soon be checked into OLOL for surgery.




Mrs. Ruby Dillon is feeling better the last few days.  Please continue to pray for her and Mr. “Cete”.




Lisa Taylor of Greensburg will be having knee replacement surgery next week on the 12th.  She asks for your prayers.




Update on Carol B. Sealey

When you go day after day with no real forward movement in care you start to get down. Well today is not one of those day. They were able to extubate Carol and remove the vent….Praise God. She is on CPAC mask for 2 hours then nasal cannula for oxygen. Can’t thank everyone enough for prayers. Need to keep praying that her kidneys will go to working as well as liver. Will be doing dialysis today if nothing changes!! Good day!!!

                                                                                                                      Barbara Bennett Gaines
Read and Write the Bible – “Who I am in Christ” – I Peter 1: 3-6
Here for You – “Pure in Heart” video – Matthew 5:8 –
The money given through VBS this year at FBC, Kentwood will be used to purchase items for our OCC shoeboxes.  Thank you, boys and girls, for helping children receive a shoebox and have the opportunity to learn about Jesus, much as you have done in VBS.
I’m a believer in telling others about Jesus.  Shoeboxes can be the seed planted in many lives each year!
Anna Lee


“‘Master,’ Simon replied, ‘we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing.

But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.’” 

~Luke 5:5 NLT~

After their obedience, God gave them more fishing success than they ever imagined.




“You’ll Miss the Bus” – Matthew 5:3 –




Baptist Press




VBS – Day 3 – I am really missing VBS this year, but hope all the kids and workers will be ready today for a wonderful day!




Read and Write the Bible Today – I John 5: 4, 11-12, 18




Students learn Bible truths in retrofitted school bus

This is a “think outside the box” idea and a great one!  The Bible tells us to go and to tell.  I think that is what this article is about.




Where will we go?  Who will me tell?  God doesn’t expect all of us to cross oceans to other countries!   He does expect us to go and to tell.  The article surely describes going and telling.  Let’s pray for the continued success of BREAK.  Now, what can we do in our area and on our scale?  Who will give?  Who will tell?

Anna Lee


“Everything you do or say, then, should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks through him to God the Father” 

~Colossians 3:17 GNT~



Mr. John Phillips continues to be in rehab, which will be a long ordeal for him with both arms broken.  Please continue to pray for him and for his family.



Carol B. Sealey Updates from her sister, Barbara Gaines

Update on this strong willed fighter. Carol is starting dialysis this morning for the next 4 hours. She opened her eyes for me this morning and blinked to let me know she understood me. Baby steps at this time, I will take any little improvement. Keep praying that we will continue to head in the right direction making these little baby steps.

Praise God Hallelujah prayers are working. Doctor was very upbeat and positive Dialysis is doing good. Going to start working on getting Vent off. Will continue dialysis waiting to see if we can get kidneys to working. Keep praying God is still performing a miracle in Carol!!!




Pray for Cheryl Hughes Green.  She will have a heart cath tomorrow morning.  The doctor suspects one or more blockages.




Larissa Sharkey Dean has a surgical procedure yesterday and did well.  She will be back “on her feet” and going strong by the end of the week.




Micah Simpson is going through the process of joining the marines.  Pray for him and his family.




Today, we will have a Tuesday morning drive in addition to the one yesterday.  David will receive more blood today.  Pray for the traveling and the infusion process.




Read and Write the Bible – “Who I Am in Christ” – I john 4: 4, 16




I don’t have any VBS reports, but know God was honored and children’s lives were touched by VBS, one of my favorite outreach activities.



Don’t forget your OCC purchases and projects.  Without your help, ….

Anna Lee