“Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace,

goodwill toward men.”

~Luke 2:14, NKJV~


Chris Primes

Chris has continued to recover from his recent surgery.  He says he is doing a little better with the pain and looks forward to many more painless days ahead.  Keep him in your prayers.

Weather Improving

We haven’t been on the road in several days, but I certainly am looking forward to getting out to continue my life’s activities.

Bible Study

I’m planning to resume the Dick Van Dyke Bible Study tomorrow morning in the Heritage room at 10:00 A.M.   We will also have out monthly meal.  We’re eating taco soup.  Please pass the word along.

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

The current plans are to make up the missed missed party Tuesday, February 4th at 11:00 A.M. at Nyla’s.  We will celebrate the January birthdays.

Obituaries Completed

Harry Goynes

Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Friday.

Penny Dees McDowell

Visitation will be held at St. Helena Catholic Church Hall from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, on Friday, January 31, 2014.

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Angola Inmate Health Kits

Thanks to those who participated in this mission project.  If you missed this opportunity, stay alert, there’s always something else to do.  It’s not too late to contribute linens for Restore.  Put your items inside the office entrance or main entrance to FBC, Kentwood.

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Precious in God’s Eyes”

Inspirational Thought – “A Father, a Daughter, and a Dog”

Hymn of the Day – “Precious Memories”

It’s 14 degrees this morning.  Be safe.  Stay warm.

Anna Lee


“All the nations You have made

will come and bow down before You, Lord,

and will honor Your name. “

~Psalm 86:9~


Tina Bond Gilbert

Debbie Crawford reports that her cousin is doing well.  Keep praying as she continues in rehab.

Sharla Tolleson Hodges

Please continue to pray for my Texas cousins.  Sharla, my youngest cousin, passed away 26 days after her mother’s death.

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “The Wonder of the Cross”

“Miracles Happen – The Brian Boyle Story”

Hymn of the Day – “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed” (“At the Cross”)

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

The weather forecast looks like it will be unwise to travel to Nyla’s in the morning for our monthly meeting.  Unless the weather forecast changes, we will NOT meet Tuesday morning.

Angola Health Kits

Thanks to all who packed a ziplock bag with “goodies” for the inmates at Angola.  May each inmate who receives a bag feel the love of God through the items you contributed.

Once again, pay attention to the weather this week.  Be prepared and be safe!

Anna Lee


“[God] is able to do exceedingly abundantly

above all that we ask or think,

according to the power that works in us.”

~Ephesians 3:20~


There are many sick folks with colds, flu, and other seasonal problems.  I’ll not try to list them, but you can pray specifically for those you know of and in general.

Lois Ann Bryant Eldridge
(January 15, 1944 – January 25, 2014)

A resident of Amite, she died at 6:08 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born January 15, 1944 in Kayford, WV and was 70 years of age. For many years, she and her husband owned and operated Home Lumber and Hardware Company. She was an active member and choir member at First United Methodist Church in Amite and was active in the Amite Art Club. She is survived by her husband, Charles R. Eldridge, Jr., Amite; 3 children, Christina Ann Eldridge Calmes, and husband, Terry, Amite, Charles R. Eldridge, III and wife, Wendolyn, Hammond and Dana Lynn Eldridge Robin and husband, Josh, Baton Rouge; 6 grandchildren, Sean Eldridge, Tori Lyn Eldridge, Anthony Brit Calmes, Holly Christina Storey, Andrew Bradley Calmes and Robert Lake Storey; great granddaughter, Savannah Rose Ciccio; brother, Donald Bryant and wife, Brenda, Lafayette. Preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Dan Bryant and Mildred Crum Bryant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mamie C. Eldridge Fund at First United Methodist Church, 800 N. Duncan Ave., Amite, LA 70422.

Angola Health Packets are due to FBC, Kentwood this morning.  Let help minister to those 6.200 inmates.

Pine Ridge Methodist Church will have their monthly breakfast this morning.  Donation will be used to help a family with current needs.

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “An Ordinary Day”

This could be that day!

Motivational Stories – “Did You Build a Bridge or a Fence?”

There is a big lesson for us here!

Hymn of the Day – “Make Me a Blessing”

Oh, that I could like my life with this sweet song in my heart every day.

“Young” Ladies Birthday Party

This is scheduled for Tuesday, but it seems like the weather will rule the day Tuesday, actually Tuesday through Friday.  Check here or call the church office to learn if we will need to postpone this event.

Have a great Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee


“In the day of my trouble I will call upon You,

for You will answer me.”

~Psalm 85:7~


Wanda Smith

Wanda’s foot surgery went well.  Pray for her on her first full day after surgery.

Mrs. Velma Kliesch (Paula Splane’s mother)

Paula’s mother is in ICU at North Oaks.  Please pray for her.

Savana Allen

This young daughter of David and Fannie has been hospitalized to undergo testing.  Pray for her and her family as they endure the testing phase.

Jadon’s Story

Jadon and his mother are home from Detroit despite a flight delay.  Thank God for their safe flight despite cold temperatures and ice.

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Load Line”

Moral Stories – Poems – “If a Dog was your Teacher”

Hymn of the Day – “Leave it There” (If the World from You Withhold”)


  • Bible Study @ 10:00 in Fellowship Hall of FBC; You are invited to attend with us.  Bring a sandwich tomorrow to eat with the group after the study.
  • Angola Inmate Health Kits are due at the office or main entrance of FBC Sunday morning.  Thanks to all who have filled a bag(s).
  • Household linens (towels, sheets, comforters, etc.) are being collected for Restore.  You can drop them off at the office or main entrance of FBC, K.  Thanks to all who have contributed to our Restore collections.

While Bro. Michael and Brandy were at church last night, their house was burglarized.  Pray for them and for the person(s) who did this.  Thank God they are safe.

Anna Lee



“Tell to the generation to come the praises of the LORD,

and His strength and His wondrous works

that He has done.”

~Psalm 78:4b~


Peggy Stinson 

Peggy has been placed on hospice care.  Please pray for her and for her family.

Susie Sharkey

Susie will be having shoulder surgery tomorrow.  Pray for her surgery and her rehabilitation.

Wanda Smith

Wanda’s food surgery is Wednesday.  Pray for her surgery and rehabilitation.

Harry Goynes

Harry, of Roseland, is hospitalized with a weak heart and fluid around his lungs.   Thank God for continuing to watch over Harry and his family.

Tristan Grice

Tristan Grice left early this morning for ten months of mission work in Honduras.  As you pray for her ministry there, pray for Tristan and her family here in Kentwood.

Jadon’s Story

Pray for Jadon as he sees he doctor in Detroit today for a check-up.

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “True Greatness”

Quotes – “Positive Quotes”

Hymn of the Day – Southern Gospel – “God on the Mountain”

Written by Tracy Dart (

WMU Quarterly Meeting

10:00 This morning at Spring Creek Baptist Church

Memorial Service; Message by Rev. Gibby McMillan

Bring a “covered dish”.

Health Kit for Angola Inmates

Your health kits are due at FBC, K Sunday morning or at your local church as announced.  Let’s all help to get a health kit to each of the 6,2000 inmates.

Have a blessed day.  Many of our friends are sick with the flu or the “crud”.  Be careful.

Anna Lee


“She will give birth to a son,

and you are to name Him Jesus,

because He will save His people from their sins.”

~Mathew 1:21, HCSB~


Macy Gueldner

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Costume or Uniform?”

Moral Stories – Religious Stories – Planting Potatoes

Hymn of the Day – “Bringing in the Sheaves”

Lottie Moon Christ Offering – “What Happens When You Give”

Rev. Dennis Walker invited us to attend church/supper at his church, Bethlehem Baptist, in Albany last night because of a special speaker they had to promote the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  The visiting missionaries are based in Prague, Czech Republic, where Jennie and her family live and serve.  What a joy and a blessing to hear Will and Rachel speak to the group and to us personally.  May God continue to bless their ministry and to give them comfort as they leave their oldest child to attend college at Southeastern.

Living Christmas Tree

Sunday – Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Albany

If you have never experienced a living Christmas tree, I highly recommend this.  My Texas uncle, Charles Tolleson, did this with his choirs.  This has been done at FBC, Amite in the past.  Now, it is in Albany.  Be blessed and be put in the right mood for the holiday –  to celebrate the birth of Jesus.


FBC, Kentwood

Sunday, December 15th at 6:00 P.M.

Lottie Moon Christmas Tea

FBC, Kentwood

Sunday, December 15th R 2 P.M.

Rev. Franklin Graham said ten million shoe boxes were given through Operation Christmas Child this year.  Thank God for those who packed and prayed over each box and for the child who will receive each box in the coming days.

Rev. Billy Graham, 95, is still hospitalized.  He is weak.  The family would appreciate you prayers for him.

Have a wonderful day.  Remember, Jesus is the Only reason for the season!

Anna Lee


“Paul and Barnabas, along with many others,

remained in Antioch teaching and proclaiming the message of the Lord.”

~Acts 15:35, HCSB~

Please continue to pray for Jean Easley and her family as they care for her.

From Becky Carruth Lindsey

It is with a heavy heart that I come to you once again to ask for
prayers for our family. Daddy (Larry Carruth) will no longer be
treated for his cancer. Today, we met with his Oncologist and at this
point, Daddy has decided he no longer wants to receive treatment. He
has been admitted to hospice and will remain at home. Please keep our
family in your prayers as we take this journey.

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Our missionaries in the Philippines

A national pastor in the Philippines

Filipino family of 6 count Baptist aid as ray of hope from typhoon

Prague – The Atheist Capitol of Europe

In Prague, college grads form real-life networks

Day 16  – Thankfulness – Day 16 – Teachers

Today, I would like to say thank-you to all the teachers who taught me and helped me on my path to education.  Some of them are still living, but most have passed away.  I am so thankful for the way they encouraged and enlightened me.  I’m also thankful for the teachers who taught my children, who taught/teach my grandchildren, and those who worked with me as I taught.  Think of all the things you know and can do because you had teachers.  Be sure to express your thanks to them too.

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “To Whom it is Due”

Moral Stories – “Determining Your True Path”

Hymn of the Day – “Blest be the Tie that Binds”

I ask special prayers today as I speak about Lottie Moon and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at 11 A.M.  I hope to share information that informs people and encourages them.  I thank God for the opportunities He gives me to share with others.

Anna Lee