“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;

It shall not return to Me void,

But it shall accomplish what I please,

and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

~Isaiah 55:11~

Ferrie Gene Blackmon

Please continue to pray for Ferrie Gene as she recovers from her heart surgery

 Ruby Louise Jenkinson Edwards

(August 16, 1939 – February 19, 2014)

A resident of Amite, LA, she died at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. She was born August 16, 1939 and was 74 years of age. Survived by her brother, Donald Jenkinson and his wife, Mary, Tylertown, MS; nephew, Donald Jenkinson and his wife, Kristi, Tylertown, MS; niece, Vonda Granger and her husband, Jules; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby E. Edwards; parents, Dewey and Mae Jenkinson; 2 sisters, Bonnie Lopinto and Kathleen Dorthery; brothers, Wallace Jenkinson; special niece, Sondra Oliphant. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014. Services will be conducted by Rev. Marlin Arceneaux. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Daily Devotional – “Bolt on Blake”

Inspiring Story – The Old Man and His Wisdom

Hymn of the Day – “Others”

Baptist Press

Friday Morning Bible Study – Bonanza #1

Our clip from the TV program was very good on it’s own this morning.  I think this lesson on transformation has been my favorite of all we have done so far.  Needless to say, our lives were transformed when we placed Jesus in our lives.  We hope to live in such a way that others can see Him in what we say and do.  I look forward to the next eleven Bonanza lessons.  It is never too late to join us.

Looking Ahead – “Young” Ladies BIble Study

Tuesday at 11:00 at The Cafe

Join us in celebrating February Birthdays

Disciple Now

Continue to pray for the youth from several area churches as they are meeting this weekend at FBC, Kentwood for Disciple Now.  Pray the leaders impart the message God has for each of the youth.

Wednesday lunch for the BCM at SLU

If you attend FBC, Kentwood, you will likely find a request to help provide a portion of the meal we will be serving Wednesday.  Thanks, ahead of time, for your cooperation in feeding about 150 students one of the best meals they receive all year.  Know that the BCM is important in the lives of college students.  You will be helping to draw students in to the center.  Who wants a hamburger when they smell jambalaya cooking?

Get out of your little world and do something for someone else!  Both of you will be blessed.

Anna Lee

Friday (might feel like Monday!)

“My flesh and my heart fails;

but God is the strength of my heart,

and my portion forever.”

~ Psalm 73:26 ~


Mrs. Ferrie Gene Blackwell

“Miss” Ferrie Gene’s shoulder surgery was going well according to the last report I had.  Please pray for her as she goes through recovery and rehab in the coming days.

Macy Guelder

More Deaths

Claude Hyde, Jr.
(July 19, 1955 – January 28, 2014)

Lois Dykes
(January 18, 1923 – January 28, 2014)

Andrew J. Sceroler Jr.
October 15, 1934 – January 30, 2014

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “Buyer’s Remorse”

“Tips for a Beautiful Life”

I could add a few more times about serving and honoring God.  I’m sure you could too.

Hymn of the Day – “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”

Baptist Press


  • Dick Van Dyke Bible Study
    • 10:00 this morning
    • Taco soup lunch to follow
  • “Young” Ladies Birthday Party
    • Tuesday at 11:00
    • Nyla’s in Osyka
  • Mission project for February – Collecting linens for Restore
  • BCM Lunch
    • Southeaster
    • Last Wednesday of February

I think we can all say we are thankful to have seen the white sleet because it was so beautiful, but also thankful it is disappearing.  Be careful as you walk around and drive.  I know several people who have fallen and one family that is fine following a terrible accident on the black ice.

Anna Lee


“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.

Baptist Press

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”

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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