“He said to them,

‘Follow me,

and I will make you fishers of men.’”

~Matthew 4:19~

Mrs. Ruby Dillon

“Miss” Ruby is now on the road to recovery.  Thank you for praying for her.  Pray for all the others who have had that bad “bug” lately.  Let’s also pray it ceases to be so hard on people and clears out of our area.

Mrs. Kathryn Kuss

“Miss” Kathryn’s test showed she needed a stent.  She had that done yesterday.  Thank you for praying for her.

Donnie Travis

Donnie had heart surgery at North Oaks yesterday.  All went well.  Pray for a problem-free recovery.  Thank you for praying for him.

Mr. Edward Garner

Mr. Edward had a stent implanted.  Let’s pray it continues to work well for him.  Thank you for praying for him.

Our Daily Bread – “Still Working”

Hymn of the Day – “Sweet Hour of Prayer”

Third Thursday Meeting

What a sweet time we had last night.  If you haven’t heard James Rimes singing from his heart, you need to put that on your “bucket list”.  Thanks for sharing, James.

Bible Study

I’m looking forward to our Bible study this morning.  What a special group of people who gather to dig into God’s Word.  Afterward, we will eat at The Cafe today.

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

The monthly birthday party will be Tuesday to celebrate the March birthdays.  We will meet at The Cafe at 10:00.  Feel free to joy us.

Mission Opportunity

You can help with a project of the Baptist Friendship House in New Orleans.  They frequently give items to ladies who are homeless.  You can help by providing hotel items such as soap and shampoo, snack packs of crackers, or bottles of water.  You will be a part of helping them in their current efforts.

Let your light shine for Jesus today.  

Anna Lee


“They will live securely,

for then His greatness will extend to the ends of the earth.

He will be their peace.”

~Micah 5:4b-5a~


Camille Elizabeth Sealey

Another of you young friends became a daddy for the first  time yesterday.  Camille was born to Mr. and Mrs. Austin Sealey.  She is the great granddaughter of the late Elizabeth Bennett of Roseland.  Camille weighted in at 8 lb. 2 oz. and was 21 in. long.

Macy Gueldner

Mrs. Betty Catherine Hatcher

“Miss’ Betty Catherine’s surgery went well.  The doctors think she will have less pain, which was their objective.  After a few days in Ochsner, she will go to rehab.

Mrs. Evelyn Bridges

“Miss” Evelyn is in North Oaks and will soon be moving to rehab.  She is battling weakness and lack of balance.

Mrs. Nyra Rigby

Karen Miller’s mother will be having surgery Monday at the University of Alabama Medical Center.  Pray for good results from the surgery.  Pray for Karen as she lives and works in LA with her mother living in AL.

Renee Deck Terrell

Pray for Renee as she recovers from a fall.

Gail Brister

Pray for Gail as she continues to hurt in her left wrist.  He right one is doing okay.

Coming Soon (next month) 

Ladies’ Night – Chocolate and Friends

Our Daily Bread – “Without Power”

“It takes the storm to prove the real shelter.”

Hymn of the Day – “Safe in the Arms of Jesus”

I “know of” this hymn more than I “know” this hymn.  I do know it well enough that it is the one that came to mind after reading today’s devotional.  I hope it brings comfort to some of you today or in the coming days.

Baptist Press – Good articles, as always!

Thanks for reading and praying each day.  You make a difference in so many lives by your sweet, thoughtful actions.

Anna Lee


2:00 A.M.  The Cutrer family (Raymond and Brandy) is at the hospital for the birth of their daughter, Remi.

3:43 A.M. – Remi was born.  She weighed in at 8 lb. 1 oz. and measured 20 in. long.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

~John 10:10, NASB~

Sylvia Wilson Day

My left shoulder has fully recovered from the rotator cuff surgery in August and I will be having the same surgery on the right arm on Wednesday, March 12. I would like to ask for your prayers that God will heal me as quickly and thoroughly as he did on the other arm!!

Thank you. Sylvia Wilson Day

Mrs. Betty Catherine Hatcher

“Miss” Betty Catherine will have back surgery today at Ochsner Hospital in Jefferson.  Please pray for her surgery and her recovery.

Mr. Buster Lee

Mr. Buster is hospitalized in Greensburg.  I know you will want to pray for George Eddie Lee and all the other family members as well as Mr. Buster.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Fast Facts

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “The Golden Rule”

When I was in elementary school each student was given a new twelve in ruler each year.  The Golden Rule was always printed on it.  My, how things have changed!  In that time the school taught many of the same lessons to us as we learned at home and at church.

Hymn of the Day – “Trust and Obey”

Obedience was also taught, sometimes by those very rulers.  I’m glad our homes and churches are still able to teach the most important things that make an eternal difference.  I’m thankful to be an American, where this is still true.

Need at the Baptist Friendship House

The Baptist Friendship House is in need of travel size/motel size shampoo.  If you have some, please get them to share and wish to purchase some for use in New Orleans, please get them to FBC, Kentwood.  I’ll see that they are delivered.

Make a difference in someone’s life today!

Anna Lee



“I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere,

lifting up holy hands,

without wrath and doubting.”

~1 Timothy 2:8~

Jadon’s Story

Bobby Simpson

Surgery this morning at North Oaks

Say some prayers for him and for Betty.

Associational WMU Meeting

There is an associational WMU meeting at 10:00 this morning at Montpelier Baptist Church. There will be a study of North American Missions for the Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer.  I didn’t learn of the meeting until 9:20 last night.  Go if you can.  Take a covered dish for lunch if you are interested.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

To be up-to date, you will need to study day two days today.

Sunday –

Monday -

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Instant Gratification”

Hymn of the Day – “Near to the Heart of God”

  • I heard this on television yesterday.  It was beautiful!
  • This was my grandmother’s, Jennie Wilkinson Draughon, favorite hymn.

Watch out for the major temperature change today.  Dress accordingly if you are getting out and about.

Anna Lee


“First of all, then,

I urge that petitions,



and thanksgivings

be made for everyone.”

~1 Timothy 2:1~


Today, we begin the Week of Prayer for North American Missions, commonly called the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  Funds given to this cause will help to spread the Good News of Jesus in the United States and Canada.

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Jesus’ Love for Us All”

Hymn of the Day – “The Beautiful Garden of Prayer”

Thanking God for this day and the opportunities I will have to share His great message of salvation and hope for a heavenly home for eternity.

Anna Lee


“I pray that your participation in the faith

may become effective through

knowing every good thing that is in us

for the glory of Christ.”

~Philemon 1:6~


Olivia Widas

Olivia is anemic, has strep, and some other issues that will be addressed in order to return her good health.  Pray for her and her parents as they go through this process.

“Young Ladies’ Birthday Party

The gathering yesterday was lovely topped with some delicious food and even greater fellowship.  I’m already looking forward to March  25th!

BCM Lunch at SLU

Thanks to all who prepared food for us to serve to the students and staff at Southeastern today.  May the idea of a free meal bring some new individuals to the building and eventually to the fold!

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “The Power of Love”

Hymn of the Day – “Our Best”

Take some time to read the words, sing the words, or just hum the melody today.  May this song be an inspiration to you today as it has been for me many times.

May today be a “spiritual day-to-remember” for each of us.

Anna Lee


“Finally, brethren, pray for us,

that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified,

just as it is with you.”

~2 Thessalonians 3:1~

Mrs. Velma Kliesch 

Mrs. Kliesch passed away last evening.  Pray for the family as they plan and carry out her final services.

Velma Ann Alford Kliesch
(December 10, 1937 – February 23, 2014)

A very loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, she passed away surrounded by her family and friends at St. Helena Parish Hospital at 6 PM on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at the age of 76 years. She was born December 10, 1937, in her grandparents’ home in rural St. Helena Parish. She resided in St. Helena her entire life. She was a housewife most of her adult life and served as a “room mother” during her children’s elementary years. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she was an excellent cook and baker and many neighbors would custom order cakes and pies for special occasions and holidays. She operated the kitchen at first Fairchild Livestock, and later Kentwood Livestock for many, many years. People came every week to get a taste of her cakes, pies, and lunches, especially the chicken & dumplings, Egg Custard pies and Italian Cream Cheese Cakes. She was a devoted daughter to her parents during their lifetime, and was a faithful & devoted caregiver to her parents in their later years. She was also the caregiver to her brother Tommy in his final months. She was an avid LSU fan always pulling for her Tigers. She loved to go to the “junk auction” on Saturday nights. After she became bedridden, she loved to talk on the phone and watch TV, especially LSU sports and the Game Show Network. She took great pride in being a “telephone operator” for the community – you could always count on the fact that if she didn’t know the news, she would soon find out! She is survived by her 3 daughters, Brenda Kleinpeter, Kay Kliesch and Paula Splane ; 2 grandchildren, Scarlett and Colton Splane; brother, Paul and his wife Pat Alford; all of Kentwood; brother-in-law, Lyle Kliesch, Mountainair, NM; and sisters-in-law, Mary Nell Kliesch, Kentwood and Hettie Jean Kliesch, Gillsburg, MS. She is also survived by a niece, Sarah Alford; Durham, NC and 3 nephews, Phillip Alford & wife Penny, Baton Rouge; Phillip Rogers, Kentwood; Bud Alford & wife April, Hammond. She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kliesch; her parents, Flavuis and Elva Mae Grice Alford; her brother, William E. “Tommy” Alford; and 2 sons-in-law, Robert L. Kleinpeter and Ogden “Nickie” Splane. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 25th from 5-9 PM at New Zion Baptist Church, Kentwood, and from 8 AM until funeral services at 11 AM on Wednesday, February 26th. Burial will be at New Zion Cemetery. Thanks to home health employees, Zella Nichols and Lisa King, Dr. J. W. Varnado and the staff of St. Helena Parish Hospital for the many years of excellent care they gave to her. Thanks to her many friends that chatted with her on the phone daily or came by to visit. She dearly loved to talk to people! We want to offer special heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Jessie Mae Pounds for the dedicated and loving care, and most of all, the friendship she provided our mother over the past years. She treated our mother with such love and compassion. Our mother has left us with a legacy of love that we will carry with us throughout our lifetime. While we mourn her loss, we praise God that she has been made whole again. “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

 Blanche Theresa Schaff 

(October 20, 1933 – February 22, 2014)

A resident of Amite, she died at 12:50 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home in Kentwood. She was born October 20, 1933 in New Orleans and was 80 years of age. In 1951, she was 2nd runner up in the New Orleans Beauty Pageant. She received 9 awards from Nashville through Cliff Ares with Emerald Records and American Sound. She sang in the Louisiana Hayride, many local churches as well as her restaurant, New Orleans Homestyle Seafood and Home Cooked Meals. She was a member of Cornerstone Church in Amite. She loved to sew, was quite a charmer and was a beloved mother to her children. She is survived by 4 children, Mark Lumetta and wife, Lucia, Amite, Dane Lumetta and wife, Cathy, Covington, Dawn Wood and husband, Pete, Amite, and Kirk Lumetta, Amite; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Gail Schaff Hoffman, Metairie; brother, George Hoffman, Metairie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Louis Valentine Schaff and Blanche Snow Schaff; brother, Louis Valentine Schaff, Jr.; and father of her children, John A. Lumetta. Memorial Services will be held at Cornerstone Church of Amite at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

We will be celebrating the birthday of ladies born in February.  Please join us at The Cafe at 11:00 A.M. tomorrow.

Meal for BCM Students at SLU

  • Thanks to the various Sunday School classes at FBC, Kentwood who so willingly agreed to help prepare food for Wednesday.
  • If you have a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or neighbor at SLU, please invite them to go to the BCM at noon Wednesday for a free meal of jambalaya, white beans, salad, roll, tea, and banana pudding.   We’re planning to serve a big group this year.

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Empty Fort Strategy”

Inspiring Stories – “Calling all Thanksgiving Heroes”

Hymn of the Day – “The Light of the World is Jesus”

Show God’s love in all you do today.

Anna Lee