“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.

Baptist Press

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


“They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, i
in the breaking of bread,
and in prayers.
And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”
~Acts 2:42, 47b~


Miranda Foster (wife of Bro. Mike, pastor of FBC,A) gave us her mother’s name for our prayers.  She’s Lavelle Case.  Pray for her as she gets treatment in Houston.

Macy Gueildner 

Jessie Dean‘s shoulder surgery went well, but was long because of extensive damage.  He stayed at the hospital last night and should be coming home today.

Mrs. Annie Bell Harrell is improving and expected to be able to return home by Thanksgiving.  Continue to pray for her and her family.

Pray for Larry Carruth as he continues his battle with cancer.  Pray for his family as they spend time as his caregiver.

Baptist Press

Daily Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “On Helping Others”

Moral Stories – “The Important Things in Life”

 Hymn of the Day – “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

I hope you can find some time today to sing to God.  Your voice will always be lovely to His ears!  

Mark your calendar for 2 P.M. Sunday, December 15th.  The associational WMU meeting will be at FBC,K.  Come learn more about Lottie Moon and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

Anna Lee


“If any of you lacks wisdom,

let him ask God,

who gives to all liberally and without reproach,

and it will be given to him.”

~James 1:5~


Baby Graham continues to improve.  Thanks for your continued prayers for him and his family.

Yvonne Birch is slowly recovering from her back surgery.  Today, she had the staples removed.  Pray for her continued progress.

Hubert Yarborough, Jr.

Huburt got a good report on his lab results.  Pray for him as he continues to heal from Monday’s surgery.

Susan Rimes is still dealing with her kidney stones.  Thankfully, her records have been transferred to her new doctor.  Susan has an appointment Monday afternoon.  Pray he can help her feel better soon.

Baby John Varnado

Continue to pray for this newborn.  He will be transported to New Orleans Sunday in preparation for heart surgery.

Continue to pray for the family of Millie Bradley.

Obituary for Millicent “Millie” Bradley

Millie Bradley received her angel wings on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at her residence in Albany, at the tender age of 5. She was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church and an Albany Lower Elementary Preschool student. Millie was a loving child, who adored life and found great fulfillment in making others happy. She enjoyed listening to music, playing with her friends and siblings, and strolling outdoors. Although Millie’s life was short, her family made many wonderful memories they will cherish forever, including a big celebration of her life party this past summer, snuggling on the couch, taking a cruise to Mexico, visiting the pumpkin patch, and receiving school awards.

Millie leaves behind her beloved parents, William and Sonja Bradley; sisters, Christian Bankston and Adeline Bradley; brothers, William Bradley and Darrell Castella Jr. She is also survived by her grandparents, Jim Taylor, Lola Taylor, Sue Bradley, Betty Taylor and Alan Cooper.
Millie’s grandfather, Peter P. Bradley Sr., and uncle, Peter P. Bradley Jr. preceded her in death.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home of Hammond, on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Father Jamin, will follow at 12:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Albany and interment will take place in St. Margaret Catholic Church Cemetery.!/Obituary

Baptist Friendship House
Tonight has been a night of celebration- a first, sixth, seventh, and eighth birthdays, GED graduation, and two moms completing our program. There is no better way to spend a Friday evening with smiles and tears of joy. We love our BFH family.


Baptist Press

Devotional – Our Daily Bread – “The Rock”

Values – Giving Back – Just an Easy Gesture  (This one will touch your heart!)

Hymn of the Day – “Jesus Paid it All”

I chose this hymn for two reasons:

    • In honor of the ministry of Rev. Billy Graham at the time of his 95th birthday and his television programs the last couple days.
    • In hopes that hearts will be receptive to the messages at the revival at FBC, Kentwood Sunday through Wednesday.

Billy Graham “Hope for America” will be shown Sunday evening at 7:00 on FOX in case you have not seen it yet.

Thankfulness – Day 9

Today, I would like to thank God for technology.  Remember, I grew up in the age of:

    • slide rulers, not calculators
    • manual typewriters, not computers
    • ditto paper, not laser printers
    • snail mail, not e-mail
    • pen and paper, not blogs
    • etc.

I’m thankful for these, and other, technological improvements that have allowed God’s word to be shared much more effectively.

I covet you prayers today as I speak at a luncheon in celebration of  “125 Years of WMU”.   Pray I will be able to inform and encourage the ladies.  May God use me as His messenger.

Anna Lee

Tuesday Afternoon

November 1st – I missed the two-year anniversary of my brain surgery!  I guess that means I have moved on.  When I look in the mirror, the tiny scar over my left eye seems to be fading.  Fading scar and fading memory!  Forever thankful!

The WMU meeting for the World Day of Prayer was a very good meeting.  We were told the testimonies of two ladies in Europe and prayed for ladies around the world as they help to share the word.

Mrs. Miranda Foster’s mom is doing okay as treatment begins.  Pray for her and for her family as they help care for her as she deals with leukemia.  She’s being treated through MD Anderson in Houston.

Susie Eads’ mother was diagnosed with a heart problem, but after lots of testing, the doctors have determined the original test was inaccurate.


Saturday Afternoon

Monday, the annual WMU Day of Prayer will be held at Kedron.  Come at 10:00 for the program and stay for the covered dish lunch to follow.

Timothy Wayne McFerrin
(December 13, 1967 – November 1, 2013)

A resident of Greensburg, he died at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 10:18 a.m. He was born on December 13, 1967 and he was 45 years of age. Survived by his mother, Betty Alford McFerrin; brother, James “Jim” Reginald McFerrin, Jr. and his wife, Kimberly; 2 sisters, Wendy McFerrin Dover and husband, Carey & Miranda McFerrin Spencer and husband, Joe; nephews, Cody McFerrin and Dakota Spencer; nieces, Kayla McFerrin, Casey Spencer, Brittany Dover, Sarah McFerrin, Amber Dover, Zera “Lizzie” McGuff, Avery Spencer and Julieanna McFerrin. Preceded in death by his father, James Reginald “Reggie” McFerrin, Sr. Visitation will be at First Baptist Church, Greensburg, on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Services conducted by Bro. Tommy Smith. Interment at Greensburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Greensburg Children’s Ministry. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

Don’t forget to turn your clock back an hour tonight.  If you don’t, you end up somewhere, hopefully church, an hour early.

Jason took this picture of the chapel at Berry College, just a couple miles from his home, for the top of my link.  Actually, he made several pictures at Berry, but I chose this one.  I hope you can see that fall is in the air in Georgia.