“And whenever you stand praying,

if you have anything against anyone,

forgive him,

that your Father in heaven

may also forgive you your trespasses.”

~Mark 11:25, NKJV~

 (That doesn’t mean that if you pray while seated, you don’t need to forgive others!)

Pray for Susan Rimes as she has another appointment today.  Kidney stones have been a frequent problem the last few years.  Let’s pray these last two will soon cease causing her problems.

Please continue to pray for Debbie Miller as she makes some changes to help improve her daily life.

Pray for Mr. Phillip Harrell as he makes a trip today to check on a medical issue.  Pray for the family as they continue to be good caregivers.

Sherry Day continues to get good reports.  Thank God for her progress.

Pray for a good attendance at Sunday School and worship this week.  You can be influenced by these times if you don’t put forth the effort to be there.

Pray for families as they continue to make adjustment to a new school year.

Pray for many of our local families who are dealing with sicknesses and deaths.

Pray for our schools as they influence our children’s lives for a major part of each day.

Read the Bible in 2015Psalm 99-101


Devotional, Scriptures, and a Song

  • “The Power of Words”
  • Death and life are in the power of the tongue,                                                                                and those who love it will eat its fruit.                                                                                                                                                             ~Proverbs 18:21~                                                                            Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart                                                be acceptable in Your sight,                                                                                                                   O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.                                                                                                                                                    ~Psalm 19:14~
  • “Tell the Good News”

Women’s Ministry

  • Four birthday ladies and a number of others celebrated August birthdays yesterday.  Thanks to Betty Simpson for taking charge yesterday.
  • Tomorrow is our next ladies night, “Follow the Ants to the Picnic”.  We will begin with a picnic lunch at 6:15.  I hope lots of you will be there for all we have planned including a demonstration of making a sand cake.  You don’t want to miss this event.  Invite some guests, ladies between 3 and 103 years.  No tickets needed.
  • Friday’s Bible Study at 10:00 – Rizpah (2 Samuel 21:8-14).  Can you tell her story?  If not, join us to learn her story.
  • This next week is a good time to gather some donations for the Children’s Home.  Bring your items to the church any day but Saturday.
  • The first Sunday of September will be here soon.  I trust you are freezing some food for “Food for Families”.  What a blessing it is to others.

Thank you for praying.  My family, like yours, has benefitted from the prayers of others.  

Anna Lee

Tuesday – Improved and with Additions

While posting from my phone, I must have changed the settings. Jason will help me get this back to normal. In the meantime, please put up with me.  Thanks, Jason!  I’m back!

“I cry aloud to the LORD,  

and He answers me from His holy mountain.”

~Psalm 3:4, HCSB~

Thankful to be home! God watched over us all day. We had a lack of heavy traffic, successful procedures, adequate recovery time, and a safe home despite the vehicle in front of us losing two pieces of plywood which went flying and tumbling through the air landing in the left (other) lane. Thank-you to each of you who prayed.  Thank-you again!  David feels so much better today!

Ken Roberts is making more progress. Please check his Caring Bridge page.

Brandy and Raymond Cutrer’s new daughter, Reese Nicole, weighed 7 lb. 2 oz. All is well with mother and baby.

Vesta “VJ” Adams
Born: October 12, 1938
Died: August 23, 2015

Phillip F. Domiano 
Born: May 11, 1938
Died: August 23, 2015

Fall Food Round-up for LA Baptist Children’s Home

Bring paper and cleaning supplies as well as food items to FBC, Kentwood.  A truck from the children’s home will be here in a few weeks to pick up our contributions.

Read the Bible in 2015 I Chronicles 10-14


The birthday party at The Cafe will be at 11:00. Betty Simpson will fill in for me. (I have to stay close to David for 24 hours.)

Waylon Bailey –

Thom S. Rainer –

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song


I’m pausing for a technical break.I”m back and back in my rhythm (like David is back in heart rhythm again).
Anna Lee



But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,

for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly

about my weaknesses,

so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  

That is why, for Christ’s sake,

I delight in weaknesses,

in insults,

in hardships,

in persecutions,

in difficulties.

For when I am weak, then I am strong.


Brandy and Raymond Cutrer will become the parents of a new baby for a total of three today.  Pray for them today and in the days to come as they make the adjustment to the growing family.

Debbie Miller has been seeing doctor to check on some medical problems.  Pray for her as she has another appointment this week.

Susan Rimes is still “under the weather” with kidney stones and will also be undergoing tests.

Mrs. Velma Anthony is hospitalized at North Oaks.  Pray she will soon be feeling much better.

Walter Dykes made it to Sunday School yesterday morning.  Thank God for Walter’s progress in recovery from heart surgery.



Read the Bible in 2015Numbers 5-8

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Coming Alongside” –
  • Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,                                                            . . . who comforts us in all our tribulation,                                                                                     that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble.                                                                                                                                 ~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4~
  • “Day by Day”


Women’s Ministry this week

  • Tuesday – Birthday party
  • Thursday – Ladies’ Night
  • Friday – Bible Study


Opportunities for Everyone this week

  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Frozen Food for Families
  • Food Drive for LA Baptist Children’s Home


Be a Christian influence on those you meet this week.

Anna Lee


In the same way,

faith by itself,

if it is not accompanied by action,

is dead.

~James 2:17~

Ken Roberts now has a Caring Bridge page.



Read the Bible in 2015I Timothy 4-6

Waylon Bailey

Thom S. Rainer –

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song



Women’s Ministry

  • “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party
    • Tuesday, August 25
    • 11 A.M.
    • The Cafe, Kentwood
    • Celebrates the birthdays of ladies from FBC
  • “Follow the Ants to the Picnic”
    • Ladies’ Night
    • Thursday, August 27
    • 6:15 A.M.
    • Ladies from 3 – 103
    • You don’t have to be a member of FBC, K to attend.
    • Bring a friend.
    • No charge
  • Friday Morning Bible Study
    • 10 A.M
    • Next three studies
      • Rizpah – 2 Samuel 21: 8-14
      • Queen of Sheba – I Kings 10:1-13; Matthew 12:12:42
      • Jezebel  – I Kings 16:29-33; 18:1-19: 21:1-25; 2 Kings 9
  • Frozen Food for Families
    • Your opportunity to make life better/easier for someone
    • Sunday, September 6
    • Place food in quart-size freezer bags.
    • Label and date it.
    • Bring to my Sunday School room on the first Sunday of each month
    • I’ll be doing the same.
    • Delivery will be made that afternoon



Question: Are you interested in our children and young people learning about missions?

Quote: “The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.”

Scripture:  In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.                                                                                                                                                                 ~James 2:17~

Question: Are you willing to help teach them?

Solution: Let me know as soon as possible.



Have a wonderful week of studying, learning, doing, and sharing!

Anna Lee






“‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say —

but not everything is beneficial.

‘I have the right to do anything’ —

but not everything is constructive.”

~1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV~


Please pray for Barbara Hutchinson as she sees a doctor today and hopefully is closer to having the surgery she needs.

Please continue to pray for Susan Rimes as she continues to battle kidney stones.

Debbie Miller has seen and will see more doctors to help solve some medical issues.  Pray for JC and the doctors as they they work to make daily living easier on her.

The doctors are working hard to help Ken Roberts.  The family is finding hope in what is being done.  Please continue to pray.

Mary Lyle Russell Ellzey

Born: August 03, 1926
Died: August 19, 2015

Mr. Paul Douglas Howard

Born: Wednesday, June 20, 1962
Died: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Read the Bible in 2015Hosea 1-7

Baptist Press

  Third Thursday 

We had a great meeting last night.  We were blessed to have two people there for the first time and at least seven churches represented;  What of wonderful spirit!

Ladies’ Bible Study

  • 10 A.M.
  • This morning
  • Fellowship Hall of FBC
  • You’re welcome to join us.

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church Breakfast

  • Sunday morning at 8 A.M.
  • Donations accepted; Benefits a needy family or cause
  • You can leave after breakfast and attend your own church.

Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

I trust you will decide to follow Jesus if you have not already done so.

Anna Lee


Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror;

then we shall see face to face.

Now I know in part;

then I shall know fully,

even as I am fully known.


Alice Faye Lee’s doctors decided to keep her one more day.  She’s coming home today.

The following men are doing well for the procedures they have been through in the last few days:
  • Ken Roberts
  • Mike Lambert
  • Walter Dykes



Read the Bible in 2015I Chronicles 5-9



Young at Heart at New Zion this morning.

  • 10:30
  • Program by the Miller family with the girls playing the violins






Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Under Siege” –
  • Let each of you look out not only for his own interests,                                                               but also for the interests of others.                                                                                                                                                                                    ~Philippians 2:4~
  • “Others” 

I think I may have first grown to love this hymn by seeing/hearing Tennessee                               Ernie Ford on television.

I think missionaries, including Kyra Karr, live their lives thinking of others.




If we died today, would our obituary say we lived for others?

Anna Lee



Consider it pure joy, my brothers,

whenever you face trials of many kinds,

because you know that the testing of your faith

develops perseverance. 

Perseverance must finish its work

so that you may be mature and complete,

not lacking anything.

~James 1:2-4~

A quote I heard at church last night:

“Christians need the patience of a farmer

and the perseverance of an athlete.”

                                                ~Caleb Smith~

I love to have Scripture show up in timely ways.

Who would have thought this verse would come to my computer

shortly after the quote I heard?

God has a way of making his points clear to us!

May we all be more like farmers and athletes!

I talked with Wendy L. Alford at church last night.  She said her dad, Mike Lambert, is now in rehab and improving some.  Please continue to pray for Mike and his family.

Last night, Lisa Piner, said her mother, Alice Faye Lee, did not need a stent or a by-pass. She will be treated with medication and will possibly be coming home Monday.  Please continue to pray for this family.


Read the Bible in 2015Numbers 1-4



Devotional, Scripture, and a Song

  • “Baking with Jess” –
  • Do not labor for the food which perishes,                                                                                           but for the food which endures to everlasting life.                                                                                                                                                        ~John 6:27~
  • “Seek Ye First” 


New Zion Baptist Church would love to have you attend their monthly senior adult gathering, “Young at Heart”.  They meet on the third Tuesday each month at 10:30.

Thursday at 6:30, David and I will host the Third Thursday Gathering at the Cabin.

Pine Ridge United Methodist Church would love for you to attend their breakfast at 8 A.M. the fourth Sunday of each month.  Donations are used to support needs of individuals.

Friday, all ladies are invited to attend Bible study in the church fellowship hall at 10 A..M. We are studying Women of the Bible: The Wise Woman of Abel  – 2 Samuel 20:14-22.  Our group is growing!  We are learning great lessons of life.  Contact me for more information.

Tuesday of next week will be the “Young” Ladies Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11 A.M.  Come help us honor ladies who have August birthdays.

Thursday of next week, the ladies will host “Ladies Night: Follow the Ants to the Picnic”.  All ladies from 3-103 are invited to come picnic with us at the FBC fellowship hall of FBC.  You do not need to attend church at Kentwood to come.  All ladies are invited. Don’t miss out!

One of our on-going projects of Women’s ministry is Operation Christmas Child.  It is exciting to watch as our gifts are accumulating waiting for our packing party.  The party will only be a success if we purchase and donate items for the children’s shoe boxes. Check the area in the hallway of the fellowship hall closest to the coffee pot to get ideas for your purchases.

I need to borrow three or four  Scrabble games for a missions lesson.  If you have one I can use, please let me know.  You can bring it to me at church Sunday or Wednesday.  Please put your name on a sheet of paper inside the box.  Thanks!



Make this a week where you work for things that can have eternal value/meaning to others.

Anna Lee