Monday

“God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” 

~Matthew 5:7 NLT~

 

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Deuteronomy 31:6

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for Mr. Frank and “Miss” Barbara Erwin.  They are improving.  Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

Kenneth Birch is recovering from hip surgery.  Keep him in your prayers,

 

 

 

The WMU meeting scheduled for this morning at Spring Creek has been postponed.  You will be notified when it is rescheduled.

 

 

 

Yesterday, I noticed a door hanger I have that says “Give Thanks”.  November is not the only time to be thankful!  Storm Barry can be described in many ways.  This morning, I want to give you some examples of how people are giving thanks concerning Barry.

First, most people in Baton Rouge and New Orleans are thankful water was diverted from the Mississippi River preventing flooding in the cities.  Meteorologists  made some educated predictions that were helpful in people being prepared for the storm.   Based on information available to them, some experts decided not to call for evacuation from areas that have previously flooded.  This seemed risky at the time, but was apparently the correct call and avoided thousands of people from leaving their homes and cities unnecessarily.

Many people were first responders.  I’m thankful for them and for not being one in the story named Barry.  I thank God for their willingness to help and their safety as they helped others.

I personally know a number of people who elevated their furniture, but didn’t flood.  One family that did that is Roy and Diane Turner.  The work was hard.  Their home did not flood,  but they were prepared.  They are thankful their home was spared and that they were able to prepare “just in case”.

I told David the route I was choosing to travel to church and back yesterday based on the number of trees that could have potentially fallen.  Later, we saw Sherry Gill Simpson and her parents.  They witnessed a tree falling across a highway, but they were still far enough away to be safe.  They were thankful they were spared.

I know people who had camps to flood, but homes that are not flooded.  I think they have to be thankful for a place to live that did not flood.

I know Louisiana Baptists will be working hard in the coming weeks to help those who had flooding.  I’m thankful to be a part of this group, even though I cannot personally help this year.  I know the home and business owners will be thankful for people who are willing to help them.  I remember all the trips David and others made to the lower ninth ward of New Orleans following Katerina.  People were thankful for help.  David and the other volunteers were thankful to be able to help out.  This is also true for the more local flooding in August 2016.  Thanks to all those who help with disaster relief in any way.

Our power went off twice, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.   I’m thankful for the local men who work for Demco who got out in the bad weather and returned service to us.  We were prepared to be without service for a longer period of time, but so thankful when it came back on.

I’m thankful for store employees who had to deal with lots of people wanting bread, snacks, etc.  The delivery drivers we saw were working diligently for all the customers who would be purchasing food within a short period of time.

Who and what are you thankful for?  Did you take time to thank God for your safety and that of your property, your church, your neighbors, etc?  Did you think about the hours of family time people gave up to make life more convenient for us.  We all benefitted from time and effort of many others.  Were we polite and appreciative when we saw the people working?

Today is a good day to count our blessings!  Where will you start?  Who will you thank when you see them in the coming days?  Does God know you are thankful?  Did you tell Him?

We are receiving a hard rain right now.  We are dry.  The lights, television, etc are working.  We are in our own home.  Our neighbors are too.    We’re thankful!  How about you?

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” 

~Romans 10:9-10 NLT~

 

 

 

 

Please pray for Tommy Strickland and family as the search continues for Tessie in Colorado.  Also, pray for safety for those who are searching for her.

Almost two weeks later, woman swept away in stream remains missing

https://pinerivertimes.com/articles/106705

 

 

 

Please pray for my lifelong friend, Fay Chadwick Todd, from Roseland.  She is having surgery today in Baton Rouge.  Fay and her family will appreciate your prayers.

 

 

 

David has seen doctors Monday and Tuesday.  He is “hanging in there”.  Yesterday, his blood level was 7.6.  He got the Procrit injection.

 

 

 

Madison was back here last night.  Jennie and Madison are “On the Road Again” traveling to Texas.  Pray they have a good traveling day.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Ecclesiastes 3: 11-14.

 

 

 

Ladies, don’t forget to mark you calendars for Monday so you will be in Spring Creek for the Two River’s Quarterly WMU meeting.   Janie Wise will be there!

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

“Please remember what you told your servant Moses: ‘If you are unfaithful to me, I will scatter you among the nations.

But if you return to me and obey my commands and live by them . . . I will bring you back to the place I have chosen for my name to be honored.’” 

~Nehemiah 1:8-9 NLT~

 

 

 

Beth Graham Lee gave a gift with numerous items for boys and girls to Operation Christmas Child at FBC, Kentwood in honor of David.  I thought that was great for OCC and certainly an honor because David firmly believes in OCC because in addition to the gifts they receive, boys and girls around the world in the poorest countries have an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  I think I will have to package some gifts in honor of some people.  You may want to do the same.  I will place the package from Beth on display so you can see it and get some ideas.  School supplies, small games, small puzzles, jump ropes, brushes, plastic dishes, spoons, toothbrushes, flashlights, and other small items would be perfect items to pack.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan – Psalm 25:1-5

 

 

 

Janie Wise, the Louisiana WMU director, will be speaking at the WMU meeting at Spring Creek next Monday morning at 10.  Make a special effort to meet this sweet lady who loves Jesus and loves missions.  She’ll bless your heart.

 

 

 

Let’s get busy and see how many people we can honor by giving gifts to OCC this year.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

~Isaiah 61:1~

 

 

Great news to share this morning.  Carol Bennett Sealey has been moved to rehab and dialysis.  Please continue to pray for Carol and her family.

 

 

 

Jimmy R. Williams is at Lakeview hospital with a possible heart attack.  Testing is being done.  Please pray for Jimmy and Linda.

 

 

 

Mr. John Phillips is still in rehab.  Pray for him as he continues to improve following two broken arms.

 

 

 

There is no news about Tessie Strickland this morning.  Keep praying!

 

 

 

Heather Miller is home from her Ukraine trip.  Pray for her as she continues to serve where God sends her.

 

 

 

Matt and Shea Williams are beginning a long journey to Mississippi where they will be staying for a while. Pray for them as they travel and get to spend some time with family.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Psalm 62: 5-8

 

 

 

Coming soon – Two Rivers Associational Meeting – July 15th at Spring Creek

 

 

 

Have a great day!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

….but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. 

~Isaiah 40: 31~

 

 

 

Carol B. Sealey is continuing to improve.  Yesterday, she posted a photo of pictures colored by her granddaughter.  Keep fighting Carol.  Everyone else, keep praying.

 

 

 

Brady Haynes has had another surgery.  He’s better, but not well yet.  Keep praying.

 

 

 

David’s former co-worker lost his mother, Mrs. Amy Taylor.  Please be in prayer for the family.

 

 

 

The next Two Rivers’ Associational WMU meeting will be July 15th at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  Mark it on your calendar.  Make sure it is on your church calendar.

 

 

I have been unable to work on Operation Christmas Child as I normally do.  If you can, please step up and help with purchases and crafts for the shoeboxes so we will be ready to pack when the time comes.  I will be glad to speak to those who need ideas of what needs to be done.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing Plan = “Who I am in Christ” – Romans 5: 1-5. 11

 

 

 

Pray for the many spiritual, physical, emotional, and financial needs around you.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.

The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

~John 11:25~

 

 

I hope you will block off an hour to watch this unique Easter presentation at FBC, Kentwood.  You may even want to become Facebook friends with them so you don’t miss any of their videos.  Thanks for getting us in a good mindset for Easter.  Donice and Alice Mary, thank you so much for leading our church through this experience.

https://www.facebook.com/KentwoodFirstBaptistChurch/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARCIvj8G92HvhUSii02O3Y_9ZTjjLXBfV9oTDPo1oVeDXVz1pGvJGrP4GLf9GrpHsZwy-192GMKOi_WG&hc_ref=ARRMdg-jMHYCXHMcPQrDGpslhbYQSGVYFOYLNfdZoxDnEsTORUsJEKpyC759sMri5gk&__xts__[0]=68.ARB4jaRJJAToWx1U1Vy2Q4RCKcoekNrvYkiV5MaM75V8BljjQCT9KH_1bIsEhloZXUbWi6YfMsYVRqcIkLmdRKbgDhoKW-2C7Gv8izuGYVA9rptSMKTpiQTXE24teGyFFaYslD2VtXfY48_ziN9gPgkJE4HoXKhbFPAcymRBxcDCzv-yElclfBYwLDFkQYwiNWC9syia4iDD-zHAP6z-hNMAvXE5P1SrwjGqPaTHO_9fY8-sO5H77TohYzde3x5ruAF2jsbVCXCOFHMYmfGHW26waAMEWXd7BJr13MjdhGogXKInkG3tdjcgcYY9wIh5SvO8vnRYHfVObABWZ_cEthDRQfm_

 

 

Brett Frazier will have one of the two tests done this morning.  The other one cannot be done.  Pray this test is the one that will lead the cardiologist in making good decisions about Brett’s care.  Pray for Brett as he enters a new week of treatment.  Pray for Susan and other family members.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – Hebrews 6: 19-20

 

 

 

The Associational WMU meeting is at 10 this morning at Montpelier.  I hope many of our ladies are able to attend.

 

 

 

Have a great, brisk Monday!

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

~Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)~

 

 

 

Little Jules Tanksley had her heart cauterization yesterday.  Today, she will have surgery.  Pray for Jules, her family, and the medical team working with her.

 

 

 

Lillian Hyde Brumfield

October 30, 1937 – March 30, 2019

Lillian Hyde Brumfield, a resident of Chesbrough passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at her home. She was born October 30, 1937 in Chesbrough and was 82 years of age. She is survived by 3 sons, Jimmy Brumfield, Kenny Brumfield and Shelby Brumfield, Jr. and wife, Frankie; 4 daughters, Susan Brumfield, Penny Gaines, Lynn Harris and husband, Mitchell, and Helen Vitrano and husband, Victor; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Isaac and Lillian Hyde; husband, Shelby Brumfield, Sr.; 2 grandsons Mitchell Harris, Jr. and Michael Rowdon; 1 granddaughter, Sarah Lillian Vitrano; and 6 brothers. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 11:00 a.m. until religious services at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible – I Thessalonians 5:15-18

 

 

 

FBC, Kentwood will have youth activities beginning at 5 P.M.  The Children in Action and adults will meet at 6 P.M.

 

 

 

Becoming a Missionary –  If you are interested in becoming an IMB missionary, short-term, long-term, or somewhere in the middle, you will want to check out this site.

https://www.imb.org/go/?utm_campaign=MOBI%2FCT%20%7CLT%7C%20Editorial%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=71313446&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8LXpnBKIfJXX0leqvGN2QVURJy9R1nUYP7gWMOqFNa8RkyOpaIeJZWnvSORllCvlm4JIJMLdJgAhlvHTtjLD-7lwcqvQ&_hsmi=71313446

 

 

Former IMB missionary leader Steve Smith, 57, dies

http://www.bpnews.net/52618/former-imb-missionary-leader-steve-smith-57-dies

 

 

 

I hope you found something here today to help you in some way.

Anna Lee