“Finally, brothers and sisters,

whatever is true,

whatever is noble,

whatever is right,

whatever is pure,

whatever is lovely,

whatever is admirable—

if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—

think about such things.” 

~Philippians 4:8 NIV~




The Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” collection hours are from 10 A.M. to noon today at FBC, Kentwood.



Read the Bible 

  • Ezekiel 39-41
  • Proverbs 13
  • Luke 11



The Annual Joint Methodist – Baptist Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday evening at FBC, Kentwood.  Be sure to stay for some delicious food and fellowship time.




Christmas projects/events you have an opportunity to support

  • Stamped Christmas cards for prisoners at the parish jail.  Bring to FBC by the first Sunday of December.
  • Annual Christmas Tea – 2 P.M. on first Sunday of December at East Fork Baptist Church
  • Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions
  • You have until early Monday morning to turn in your “Shoeboxes” at FBC, Kentwood.
  • Gift cards for a Louisiana College student – a boy who is a twin and lives in the central part of LA (The other twin is also a student at LC in Pineville.  Someone else is packing his package.)



Louisiana Baptist Message

Baptist Press



Have a blessed day sharing God’s love with others.

Anna Lee



“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.

Use them well to serve one another.” 

~1 Peter 4:10 NLT~

Danny Farris is recovering from rib surgery.  He is not up to company yet.  Hopefully, he won’t need hip surgery, but is up for whatever come.  As you pray for Danny, please also pray for Joanne.



The Two Rivers WMU will meet this morning at Kedron for the World Day of Prayer.  It will be a good meeting. FBC, Amite will be in charge of the program because Cora Morris is not up to it this year.  Meet at ten.  Share a meal before you leave.




The Two Rivers WMU is again participating in collecting stamped, religious, Christmas cards.  Bring your cards with the stamps affized to the envelopes to the Lottie Moon Tea the first Sunday of December.




Read the Bible – Medicate on God as the “Beginning” and catch up on any readings you missed this week.


With God’s help, make this a wonderful week.

Anna Lee


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~


Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 1-3
  • Proverbs 8
  • Luke 1



World Day of Prayer

  • Kedron Baptist Church
  • Monday at 10 A.M.
  • Program will be lead by FBC, Amite since Cora Morris is not fully recovered yet.
  • Covered dish lunch after the meeting.



Coming soon – Collection week for “shoeboxes”

  • November 12-19
  • FBC, Kentwood will be a collection site
  • Check the Samaritan’s Purse website for locations and times.  Each site sets their own time, so just because one is open at a certain time doesn’t mean another site will be open.
  • Sign up at the church is you are available to help with the collection process.
  • Contact me if you would like to help prepare the last of our “shoeboxes” for shipping.



Today, I ask for prayer for David.  He is not feeling his best.  Tomorrow, he gets injection #3.



When I got up, the clock said 3:00, early but acceptable.  Then, I realized the clock had not been changed!  I think I’m going back to bed.  Let this serve as a reminder….

Anna Lee


”You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead?

Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion?

Of course not!

So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

 ~Luke 11:11-13 NLT~




Phillip Strickland‘s surgery went well yesterday.  Please continue to pray for him.



Pete Gill has pneumonia and is at North Oaks.  Yesterday, a lung biopsy was done.  If all goes well, he should be able to come home in a day or two.  Please keep Pete and his family in your prayers.



Betty Taylor’s Update/Request

Thursday I have my second cataract surgery on my other eye I had one on one I last Thursday. So please say a prayer for me. The prayers last week was much appreciated. Thank you and God bless.




Fredric L. Prescott, Sr.

January 26, 1933 – October 30, 2018
A resident of Kentwood passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Tangi Pines Nursing Center in Amite. He was born January 26, 1933 in Kentwood and was 85 years of age. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a retired operator for Plantation Pipe Line. He is survived by his 2 sons, Douglas Prescott and wife, Cheryl, and Clinton Prescott; 9 grandchildren, Elisha Mayberry, Jamie Prescott, Will Prescott and wife, Angie, Mike Prescott, Whitney Prescott, Brittney Prescott, Sarah Prescott, Morgan Austin, and Wesley Austin; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack “Boots” Prescott and wife, Mary. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kent Owen Prescott; son, Fredric L. Prescott, Jr.; brother, Richard “Dickie” Prescott. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit




Women’s Life Ministries in Amite is in need of clothing for young mothers and young mothers-to-be.



The Two-Rivers’ WMU will meet Monday at 10 at Kedron Baptist Church to participate in the World Day of Prayer.  Everyone is invited to join us in praying for the various areas of the world.




Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 45-46
  • Proverbs 6
  • Revelation 19



Looking ahead to the weekend, we will be setting out clocks back an hour.  Don’t forget.

Anna Lee


But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

~1 Peter 2:9~


Amber Prine Ragan “We’re In This Together”

Amber and I spent the full day at MD Anderson on Wednesday. This was her 3 week follow-up visit after radiation treatment. She had a pulmonary function test, blood work, and a MRI done before we met with Dr. DeGroot in the afternoon. He said that everything looked good and the treatment plan is going accordingly. He has agreed to let Dr. Olsen in Baton Rouge manage her chemo treatments. However, he still wants her to return back to MDA for routine MRIs and bloodwork during the time she will be on chemo. That will be every six weeks for 8-9 months. We were in hopes that he would release Amber completely, but we are grateful for the positive results. We completely trust Dr. DeGroot’s decision and it comforts us to know that he will be monitoring her scans and blood levels during treatment.
Amber will meet with Dr. Olsen this afternoon at the Neuro Medical Center in Baton Rouge to get the next step in her treatment journey started. The chemo treatment is called PCV. It is a combination of 2 oral medications along with infusions. The chemo regimen will consist of 6 cycles (42 days for each cycle). After each cycle, she will return back to MD Anderson for routine assessments and to meet with Dr. DeGroot.
We were able to view yesterday’s MRI along with a MRI that was done before surgery. It was very visible to see the amount of the tumor that was extracted during surgery. We’ve been looking forward to seeing the comparison in the scans.
Once again, thank you for all your prayers and support. Amber continues to amaze all of us with her strength and positive attitude. She returned back to work the week after radiation ended. She is back to a normal life and is rocking her “punk” hairstyle!

Maddie’s Miracles
Maddie and Nana had a long quiet day. Maddie slept most of the day. They still have no idea what’s going on. Blood pressure has been a little low said she maybe dehydrated. We are so thankful Nana was able to come stay with her so we can work this week. She is one of our greatest blessings. We will just wait and see what tomorrow brings. They will not let her eat because she gets so sick when she does. She’s not hungry anyway so that is also a blessing. Remember blessings are always around no matter your circumstance! God is so very good ALL the time!
Brian Tate starts round three of his treatments at M.D. Anderson today.   Pray all goes well for him as he has these treatments.
Mrs. Bessie Hayden has been moved from OLOL to North Oaks Rehab.   I’m sure she is happy to be closer to Kentwood.  Check on visiting hours before you make a visit with her.

Obituary for Orin Patterson

Orin Patterson –

Orin Patterson, age 19, of 343 Chestnut Ridge Road, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Born in Greenwood, he was a son of Mike and Beth Council Patterson. Orin was a 2018 graduate of Laurens District 55 High School and was a freshman at Clemson University. He was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. Orin was adventurous and an avid outdoorsman, who had many interests including blacksmithing, playing piano, and free-diving.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his three siblings, Hope Patterson, Cade Patterson, and Quin Patterson; paternal grandmother, Jean Patterson; maternal grandparents, Earl and Nadine Council; and a host of loving and supportive extended family members and friends.

Orin was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, John R. Patterson.

A Celebration of Orin’s Life will be held at 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Alex D. Henderson. The family will host a gathering in the church fellowship hall immediately following the celebration service.

The family respectfully requests privacy in the days leading up to the Celebration and Gathering on Thursday. They would appreciate your prayers in the days ahead.

Condolences may be expressed online at

Pray for our country.  Pray we return to the value system that our forefathers had when our country was established.  I love to hear about “God and Country”.  Too often, we leave God out of everything that is important in our lives as a Christian country.
Read the Bible
  • Jeremiah 37-38
  • Proverbs 4
  • Revelations 15




Operation Christmas Child – I plan to be at FBC, Kentwood at 1:30 this afternoon if anyone wants to help me work with the “shoeboxes” today.  I plan to be there again in the morning at 9:00 to work some more.  I plan to have a good count of shoeboxes for Sunday.  Collection week is November 12 – 19 this year.  I’ll have a sign-up schedule for those who want to help then at church Sunday.



The Youth on Mission class has learned how to tell their first Bible story.  They will not meet this Sunday due to Trunk or Treat, but the following week they will begin work on learning their second Bible story.  It’s never too late to learn to share God’s Word.




Baptist Press – A great daily read!

May your life be blessed today as you serve Him.
Anna Lee


”For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.” 

~John 1:17 NLT~



Jimmy Tolar is home.  Thank God for his faithful caregiver, his wife Naomi Tolar.  Pray for other caregivers, who gladly put their lives “on hold” to care to someone else.

  • Eleanor Morris who postponed her surgery to care for Buddy
  • Betty Taylor who has centered her life around taking care of Andy
  • Mr. Cete Dillon who has cared for “Miss” Ruby for a long time and continues to do so daily..
  • The list is long.  Think of some caregivers and pray for them.



Some people have unique ways to see needs and meet them.  What a blessing people can be to others when they are willing to give of themselves!




Three obituaries:

Herschel Norwood, Jr.

December 20, 1960 – October 17, 2018

Herschel Norwood, Jr., a resident of Amite, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born December 20, 1960 in New Orleans and was 57 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Mattie Fernandez Norwood; daughter, Melanie Snow; 2 sons, Josh and Jeremy Norwood; 8 grandchildren; mother, Katie Cutrer; sister, Lola Howlett; and brother, David Allen Norwood. Preceded in death by father, Herschel Norwood, Sr.; and sister, Jackie Kubcek. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland. For an online guestbook, visit

James Harvey Welch

May 06, 1935 – October 17, 2018

A resident of Greensburg passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 6, 1935 in Gillsburg, MS and was 83 years of age. He was a U. S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Murline Lindsey Welch; 2 children, Ken Welch and Carolyn Robinson and husband, Bruce; step-children, June Blades, Margaret Avants and husband, Ben, Vicky Varnado and husband, Frank, Judy Macko and husband, Don, Tina Strickland and husband, Ronnie, Renee Wilkinson, husband, Donald, Frank Church and wife, Irene, and Brandie Church; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren; brother, Walter Welch and wife, Ella; sisters-in-law, Wilma Welch and Linda Welch. Preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Olivia Welch; daughter, Donna Welch; sister, Willie Murl Welch; 2 brothers, E. H. Welch and Eddie Clayton Welch. Visitation at Red Bluff Baptist Church, Greensburg, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Leroy McElveen. Interment New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Strickland, Don Macko, Frank Church, Jr., Cody Blades, Bruce Robinson, and Derek Ard. Honorary pallbearer will be Wade Chaney. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




George “Jerome” Wayne

October 24, 1943 – October 15, 2018

George “Jerome” Wayne, a resident of Amite, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. He was born October 24, 1943 and was 74 years of age. He was a beautiful person with a compassionate heart for and genuine interest in people and also had a special love for animals. His joy was playing jazz piano, flying ultralight planes, driving European cars, and even had a brief stint riding motorcycles. He was a gifted listener, wise counselor, and very easy to be with. He will be missed greatly. He is survived by his son, Michael Wayne; daughter, Rebecca Wayne Rogers and husband, J.D.; grandson, Hiett Wayne Rogers; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by parents, Clifford and Zuleima Wayne; first wife, Peggy Jo Wright Wayne; second wife, Anne Gayle Lehmann; grandson, Holden Wayne Rogers; 2 brothers, William Clifford Wayne and John Gordon Wayne. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until Memorial Services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 25-26
  • Proverbs 1
  • Revelations 9



“I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary”



It’s time to stop watching and listening and post this for you.  I hope you can agree with the words here, “I believe ….”.  If not, please read the lyrics and the story again and listen and watch to the video.  If you need someone to talk with, contact a pastor or Christian friend.  If you need help finding someone to talk with, please contact me through “contact” at the top of this page.


Those who believe ,”do”.  I know many people who are “doers”.  They help others to learn about God and trust in Him.  Appreciate the doers.  Become one of them in a way that fits who you are.  Get our of your comfort zone if you need to.   Doing is very rewarding and is God’s plan for all of us.                                                                        (Matthew 28:19-20)

Anna Lee





”Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? . . .

So let people see God in and through your body.”

~1 Corinthians 6:20 The Message~



Mr. Jimmy Tolar is home now after five long and difficult weeks in the hospital.  Thank God for this good report.



Robbie Lynn Kirby broke her arm.  Pray for healing and comfort during the healing.



Colleen Strickland is improving, but prayers are still needed.  She is at Hood Memorial.



Phillip Strickland also needs prayers,  Please continue to pray for this young man and his family.



Frances Gay got a good report this week.  Thank God for that.  Pray for her as she goes through six months until  the next check-up.



Pray for Andy and Betty Taylor.  She will have cataract surgery on her eyes in the coming weeks.  Andy will be searching for a new doctor because his doctor is leaving McComb.



Pray for Buddy and Eleanor Morris.  He had to get two unit of blood yesterday.  She is working to schedule hip surgery.




Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 23-24
  • Psalms 119:121-128
  • Revelation 8




The monthly ladies birthday party will be Tuesday at The Cafe.  All ladies are invited to come celebrate with them at 11:00 A.M.




“Why Should He Love Me So?”



Have a very blessed Thursday!

Anna Lee