Friday

 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  

You know the way to the place where I am going.”

~John 14:2-4~

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Nov. 15 – Psalm 147: 1-7

 

 

 

Thankfulness – Day 15 – Today, I’m thankful for the hard times, the valleys, in my life.  They help me grow enough to get to the good times, the mountains, in my life.   We don’t live on the mountains all day every day.  I think the growing in our lives come when we are in the valleys and facing a mountain.  God goes with us through the valleys and the mountaintop days.

 

 

 

Lottie Moon Christmas Tea – December 7th at 1 P.M. at Spring Creek Baptist Church.  This is for all ladies and girls in Two Rivers.  I hope you will be there.

 

 

 

The weather forecast is for a sunny, warmer day without rain.  Get out of the house and do something special for yourself or someone else.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Monday

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

~Romans 15:13~

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Isaiah 12: 2-6

 

 

 

World Day of Prayer – Kedron Baptist Church – 10 A.M. today followed by a covered dish meal.  All ladies are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

You have about three more weeks to pack “shoe boxes” and get them turned in this year.  I hope you have packed some this year.  If you need more information about turning them in, please ask me.

 

 

 

Thankfulness – Day 4 – Today, I an thankful for friends whether they are church family, neighbors, classmates, former co-workers, former students, etc.  We are able to support and encourage each other.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“Whoever can be trusted with a little can also be trusted with a lot . . .

If you cannot be trusted with things that belong to someone else, who will give you things of your own?”

 ~Luke 16:10, 12 NCV~

 

 

 

Monday, the Two Rivers WMU will meet at Kedron Baptist Church at 10:00 for the World Day of Prayer led by the ladies of Kedron.  A covered dish meal will follow the meeting.

 

 

Jimmy “Rusty” Williams, Jr.

May 20, 1977 – October 30, 2019

Jimmy “Rusty” Williams, Jr., a resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at his home in Kentwood, LA. He was born May 20, 1977 in Baton Rouge, LA and was 42 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Tessa Williams; father and mother, Jimmy Williams, Sr. and Linda B. Williams; brother, Justin “Rufus” Ryan Williams and wife, Dondi; special aunt and uncle, Carla Birch and Shelton Day; special uncle, Chad Redmond; nieces and nephews, Elaina Williams, Brody Williams, Taylor, Colby and Lauryn Ridgedell; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Curtis and Linda White; brother-in-law, Ben Avidas and wife Janna; 2 sister-in-laws, Steph Ewald and husband, Rodean and Donna Stout and husband; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; special pets Razor, Izzy and Blue. Preceded in death by his brother, Jonathan “Red Dog” R. Williams; maternal grandparents, Herbert and Dorothy Birch; paternal grandparents, Jewel and Elaine Williams and Howard Williams; son, Hugh Michael Jones. Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church from 7:00PM until 9:00PM on Sunday, November 3, 2019, and from 8:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, November 4, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 2 – I Corinthians 1: 4-9

 

 

 

Thankfulness – November 2 – I am thankful for my heritage of common, hard-working people.  I’m thankful for the many good values that were were passed down.

 

 

 

Spend some time thanking God today.

Anna Lee

Thursday

“God has made everything beautiful for its own time.” 

~Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT~

 

 

 

Josiah and Job Huckaby

Josiah had a rough day yesterday. He started requiring even more oxygen & they had to start increasing some of his vent settings. His chest X-ray looked fine & I requested an echo to make sure his pulmonary hypertension isn’t out of control. We don’t have those results just yet. He looked so pitiful yesterday afternoon & he started running a fever. After some Tylenol & a pretty good nap he seemed to feel better. They are thinking this is probably the “getting worse before he gets better” stretch. He also doesn’t know how to just rest. As soon as he feels the slightest bit better, he’s a wild man! He has a tendency to push himself until he just gets completely worn out and has to rest….which I feel is probably what happened yesterday on top of the rhinovirus. The dr also said that rhinovirus can last 2-3 weeks so he could still have a while before he’s really feeling 100%. Thanks for all the prayers!!! Job is feeling better & I’m still praying I don’t get that crazy stomach bug! It’s been a long 10 days away from home & I’m pretty sure Josiah is as over this hospital stay as I am.

To God be the glory!!!

 

 

 

Betty Cleveland Rainey 

Betty has no more headaches.  Thank God for the success of her procedure last week.

 

 

 

Susie Sharkey

Susie was admitted to Ochsner in New Orleans yesterday by her cardiologist because of blood pressure issues.  She requests your prayers.

 

 

 

Smiley Conerly

Please keep Smiley and Carol Jean in your prayers.  The doctors will be checking on two suspicious spots.  When you get some medical information, you also get another appointment and some more wait time.  Pray for them as they  wait a little longer.

 

 

 

Betty Taylor and Brad Bryant

Brad slipped and fell Monday.  He has a badly bruised hip.  Betty fell at home yesterday.  Pray for Betty and Brad.  We all need to be careful so we don’t fall.

 

 

 

Jim Slaven and Mark Shaw

Pray for these men who have been hospitalized this week.

 

 

 

Kenneth Birch

The knee surgery went well Monday.  Kenneth is home and will be working to get around well on his new knee.  Pray all continues to go well.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 24th – John 10: 14-18

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child Schedule

  •  Thursday – Boxes transported to church from hammond & shoebox items moved in preparation for packing (1 P.M.) Men!
  • Friday – Room and items organized (8 A.M.) Ladies and men!
  • Saturday – Packing Party (1 P.M.) Wear Christmas colors and bring Christmas snacks.  Everyone!
  • Sunday – Remainder of funds for postage will be collected.
  • November 18-25 – Kentwood will serve as a drop-off location for shoeboxes from area churches.  Check the Samaritan’s Purse webpage for hours of collection.  They will vary from day-to-day.
  • Be sure to join us in praying for the children who will receive the boxes.  Each box will impact seven people in the family by introducing them to Jesus.  Can you put a dollar value on that?

 

 

Thanks to all who helped prepare for and attended the WMU meeting Monday in Kentwood.  I understand Barbara Forshag did a great job presenting information about her mission trips to Central America.   The Annual World Day of Prayer meeting will be at Kedron Baptist Church Monday, November 4 at 10 A.M.  Please bring a covered dish for the meal after the meeting.  Mark your calendar.

 

 

 

Prayers bring the peace of God during our times of struggle.  
Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Praise the LORD.Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.

~Psalm 112:1~

 

 

 

Dollie Frazier shares her good news.  Join Dollie in thanking God.

ALL PRAYER WARRIORS PRAISE REPORT:
OUT OF HOSPITAL THIS MORNING. DR. REPORTS SHOWED NO BLOOD CLOTS ON BRAIN NOR DID IT SHOW A STROKE OF EITHER.  THIS IS NOT A BRAIN PROBLEM WITH MY EYES.  HE TURNED ME BACK OVER TO MY EYE DOCTOR TOMORROW BECAUSE IT HAD A RETINA PROBLEM.  AFTER SHE DECIDES WHAT TO DO I WILL ADVISE YOU.  WE HAD A REVIVAL THERE IN THE HOSPITAL. EVERYONE WAS SO HAPPY IT WAS MOT A BRAIN PROBLEM. GOD IS IN CONTROL AND IF THERE WAS A BLOOD CLOT IT IS NOT THERE NOW.
PRAISE THE LORD! THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS. PRAYER WORKS MY FRIENDS!  I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU. NOW TIME FOR SOME REST. THOSE STEROID SHOTS KEPT ME AWAKE.  EVERYONE WAS GREAT AT NORTH OAKS HOSPITAL. THANKS TO ALL GREAT DOCTORS AND NURSES. (STILL NOT SEEING WELL SO I HOPE ALL THIS MADE SENSE).

 

 

Buddy Morris and family had a reason for a celebration.  He celebrated one year free of cancer after her had treatment.  The family is praising and thanking God.

 

 

 

Mr. John Phillips, who lives in my neighborhood, fell again.  Pray for him as he recovers.

 

 

 

Mrs. Nita Russell Miller also fell.  She had a double break in her hip and other injuries.  Please pray for her too.

 

 

 

There will be a lot happening at FBC, Kentwood this week.  It all starts with the associational WMU meeting Monday (today) morning and ends with a packing party for the shoeboxes Saturday at 1 P.M.  Wednesday, we will have pray meeting and activities for the children and the youth.  Don’t miss out!

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 21 – John 10: 1-4

 

 

 

Today, our area is expecting a lot of rain.  Be careful if you are traveling on the roads.  Thank God for the rain.  His timing is always right.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“Think about the things that are good and worthy of praise.

Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected.” 

                                                      ~Philippians 4:8 NCV~

 

 

 

Please pray for Mrs. Peggy Luce, formerly of this area.  She fell yesterday and broke her eye socket and nose as well as getting some cuts.  Her husband Dr. David Luce pastored in this area while she taught school here.

 

 

 

Sara Inkenbrandt Walker

June 24, 1947 – October 19, 2019

A resident of Amite and a former resident of Kentwood, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond. She was born June 24, 1947 in New Orleans and was 72 years of age. She is survived by her children, Russell Walker and wife, Melinda; Judy Walker, Debbie Foster, Justin Lee, and William Carl Hayes; grandchildren, Amanda Walker, Russell Walker, II, Peyton Walker, Amy Turbeville, Bryan Knight, Shawn Walker, Josh Beddingfield, Keri Newman, Charleigh Rose Lee; great-grandchildren, Amiah Walker, Alyssee Walker, Annsley Walker, Cassie Knight, Weslynn McElwee, Thomas Turbeville, Bella Newman, Jayden Newman, Lexi Walker, Janel Walker, and Bryleigh Knight; great-great-grandson, Nathan Jones; sister, Sandy Welch. Preceded in death by her parents, Wallace “Wally” Inkenbrandt and Dorothy Connolly Inkenbrandt; husband, Reuben Lee; siblings, Wallace Inkenbrandt, II, Connie Paille, Larry Inkenbrandt, Michael Inkenbrandt, and Alan “Buddy” Inkenbrandt. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, October 21, 2019. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 20th – Colossians 2: 6-10

 

 

 

The quarterly WMU meeting will be at FBC, Kentwood Monday morning.  I hope you have plans to attend.

 

 

 

Boys and girls from 2 –  14 will have an opportunity to complete a form/coloring sheet for the shoeboxes.  Forms will be distributed this morning and can be returned tonight or Saturday at the packing party.  The forms will be place in shoeboxes for children of the same age and sex.  Money to help with postage is still being collected.  Mark your envelope “OCC Postage”, please.  Thank-you.

 

 

 

The shoebox packing party is Saturday at 1 P.M.  We won’t be long, but it will be rewarding.

 

 

 

Thank-you for reading and praying today.  Don’t forget about Operation Christmas Child!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

~2 Peter 1:16~

 

 

 

We have prayed for Dollie Frazier and her eye problems recently.  We need to continue to do so.  She has been having mini strokes in both eyes and is now hospitalized at North Oaks to help her save her vision.

Calling all Prayer Warriors I am now having strokes in my right eye as well. Dr Rhodes put me in the hospital at North Oakes for a few days to try and save my right eye. Thank you for prayer. God is Master Physcian!

Let’s support her with our prayers.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for October 19 – Acts 4:11-12

 

 

 

Baptist Friendship House needs our support.

http://www.wmu.com/?q=article/national-wmu/wmu-blog/support/national-wmu/baptist-friendship-house-transforming-lives-new&inf_contact_key=c72ce04736805f4f5d807870080f9865f651f238aa2edbb9c8b7cff03e0b16a0

 

 

 

Two Rivers’ WMU will meet Monday at FBC, Kentwood.  Attend to learn.  Leave to do missions.  Keep your church involved.

 

 

 

One week from today, at 1 P.M., FBC Kentwood will have their packing party.  You are invited to come pack and pray for shoeboxes.  Wear your Christmas colors and bring a Christmas “goodie” to share with the other packers.  Packing always goes quickly, so don’t be late.

 

 

 

Yesterday, I shared that I believe in praying.  A reader responded with example of how prayer has working in their family.  The more we believe, the more we will pray!  I had an older friend who now resides in her heavenly home.  She told me for several years about all the things she wished she could still do, but couldn’t.  She always ended by saying she could still pray.  She faithfully prayed for my family and the families of many of you.  As soon as David and I would get settled in to visit with her, she would begin to ask about those she had been praying for.  She wanted her prayers to be timely and consistent with the current needs.  I miss my friend, but I greatly miss her Christian example.  I’m thankful for the lessons I learned from her.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee