Lord’s Day

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

 ~2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NIV~

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 10 – Psalm 136: 1-12

 

 

 

Thankfulness, Day 10 – Today, I’m thankful for telephones.  That’s how we regularly stay connected with our children since they do not live near us.  It was fun listening to David call them during commercial breaks in the LSU game yesterday.

 

 

 

I hope you believe in keeping the prayer-lines busy.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

~Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)~

 

 

 

I think we need to pray about the cold weather which is expected soon.  Be prepared.  Stay in when the roads are icy.  Stay warm.  Who do you need to pray for during this extra cold season?  Who do you need to help in some way?  Make good decisions!

 

 

 

Louisiana is leading the state in flu cases!  That fact, plus David’s compromised immune system, caused us to decide to limit our crowd exposures for a while.  We plan to miss services at church Sunday mornings.  David does not have a new problem, but we are hoping to prevent one.  We are trying to keep him as healthy as we can.

 

 

 

Please pray for our friends, Cete and Ruby Dillon.  She is not feeling her best.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 9 – Psalm 100: 1-5

 

 

 

Begin to pray for us as we make plans for the Operation Christmas Child Collection Center which will be receiving shoeboxes November 18 – 25.

 

 

 

It’s time to cook some winter foods.  Enjoy them this week.  Pray for those who do not have proper food, clothing, or heat.  If you know of a need, please call the church office or someone whom you think can help out.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

~Psalm 23:4~

 

 

 

Dollie Frazier‘s biopsies went well yesterday.  She was no pain, but has to wait a week for results.  Pray the week goes quickly for her and the results are good.

 

 

 

Make preparations now for the COLD weather we are predicted to have next Tuesday.  Pray for and help people who are not pared for the cold weather we will soon be facing.

 

 

 

Shoeboxes will be collected November 18-25.  It’s not too late to pack some boxes!  If you would like to pack a box, I will supply you with a box.  Let me know before Sunday and I will give you one then.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Day 8 – Philippians 4: 4-9

 

 

 

Thankfulness, Day 8 – Today, I am thankful to have modern transportation which allows me to live in the area I choose to live in.  I’m not a horse and buggy person like my ancestors who lived here years ago.  I’m thankful for the greater distances we can drive in order to see doctors, take quiet afternoon rides, visit family and friends, etc.  I fly when necessary, but not lately.

 

 

 

Before you pray today, make your prayer list so you can focus on those you choose to pray for today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart!

I have overcome the world.”

~John 16:33~

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for Dollie Frazier.

OK PRAYER WARRIORS TOMORROW, THURSDAY I WILL HAVE BIOPSY DONE ON BOTH SIDES OF MY HEAD AT THE TEMPLE AREA. TO BE THERE 6:30 AM AND BIOPSY AT 8:00 AM. THANKS FOR BEING THERE FOR ME.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Nov. 7 – Psalm 107: 1-9

 

 

 

Thankfulness – Day 7 – Today,  I am thankful for my family and for David’s family.  We have two younger generations now, two children and spouses, and six grandchildren.  

 

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Thom Rainerhttps://thomrainer.com/blog/

 

 

 

Waylon Baileyhttp://waylonbailey.com/

 

 

 

I hope you have time to check out some of these people and their thoughts.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” 

~1 Timothy 6:17 NIV~

 

Josiah (Home Monday)

We are finally home!!! It was quite a stressful day yesterday waiting to be discharged…and it’s a bit of a long story but they were finally able to discharge us around 6pm last night. It feels so good to all be under the same roof again! Josiah was so excited to be home & he fell asleep watching us unload his stuff.

After 23 days in hospital for what started out as tracheitis and rhinovirus and then he ended up with Norovirus…we will definitely be doing “winter lock down”. We wish this wasn’t necessary but this was a big reminder for us that although he is doing really well, common illnesses can hit him REALLY hard.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!
Job

 

I admire Job and KK so much!  They eagerly took on all the challenges of his medical needs.  I was thrilled to again read their closing statement, “TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!”  I’m thrilled the doctors were able to get Josiah well again.  I know you are too.

 

 

 

Thankfulness, Day 6 – Today I am thankful for young parents like these who have a strong faith and big hearts.  May they be a shining example of daily Christian living to young parents and to others.  “To God be the glory!”

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 6 – I Thessalonians 5: 12-18

 

 

 

How will you show your faith and love this week?  Invest in others.  That reminds me of thee words of a favorite hymn.

https://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Others/

 

Anna Lee

 

 

Tuesday

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.

And be thankful.

~Colossians 3:15~

 

Today, I want to share an update on David.  It took a year to learn his two issues – MDA,  red blood cells not producing enough blood, and non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver.  We don’t know the causes of these diseases, but David has been very sick.  With good medical treatment at Ochsner, he has greatly improved.

I’ve been saying he is the best he has been since the first problems showed up.  Yesterday, we got two good reports.  David is doing more than “hanging in there”.  He feels and looks much better!  The two medical professionals we saw yesterday acknowledged he is doing well, not cured, but better than expected.

His blood level yesterday was 10, higher than it has been since he got sick.  He is in the “low normal range” and was not given Procrit for the first time in many weeks.  He has received 23 units of blood, but none have been needed in about four months.  His liver is doing well.  We go back in three months.  If all continues to do well, he will be put on a six month schedule for his liver.

I want to thank God for David’s improvement.  He has carried us through!  I also want to thank many of you who have him on your daily prayer list.  We are appreciative of all of you who tell us he has been prayed for daily.  Please continue too do so.

 

Thankfulness – Day 5 – Today, I am thankful for the wonderful improvement in David’s health.  Thanks to God for walking with us on the good days and the very difficult days.  Thanks to you for your prayers for David (and me).

 

 

 

John Pierce

January 06, 1966 – November 02, 2019

John Murray Pierce, born in 1966 in New Orleans, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Amite, LA on November 2, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Murray Pierce and Dorothy Fowler Pierce. His grandparents were Basil and Myrtle ‘Snooks’ Pierce, Albert Floyd, and Alma Fowler. He leaves behind the love of his life, Anissa Pourciau; her son, Gene Pourciau; and beloved dogs Trigger, Hammer, Shooter, and Bullet. He was the youngest sibling of J. Michael Pierce (Teresa), Natchitoches, LA; Brenda Pierce Falanga (James), Metairie, LA; Patti Pierce, Kentwood, LA; and Sandy Pierce Shows (Marshall), Brandon, MS. He also left two nieces (Lisa Falanga Davis and Sarah Shows Odom) and four nephews (Joseph Babin, Jeffrey Falanga, Justin Tyler Pierce and Cameron Shows). John was employed by Smitty’s Supply, Inc., for over 15 years, working in Amite, LA, Shreveport, LA, and Jasper, TX. John graduated from Jewel Sumner High School, where he was a multi-sport athlete. A member of Lewiston Baptist Church, he was a wonderful friend who loved his family and was a master at cooking crawfish for the annual Pierce crawfish boil. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed riding his Arctic Cat with his dogs, family and friends; and getting firewood, building wood racks, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He trained horses and raised many dogs that he loved. He was passionate about football, LSU and Saints! During his time with Interstate Batteries he enjoyed attending many Nascar races and was a big fan of Bobby Labonte. John will be greatly missed.
A celebration of John’s life will be held at Lewiston Baptist Church on November 12 (visitation at 9:00 AM and service at 11:00 AM). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lewiston Baptist Church, 74576 N. Lewiston Road, Kentwood, LA 70444.

 

 

 

Rev. Kenneth Istre moved to his heavenly home.  We have know him a long time and always enjoyed our brief visits with him at Mike’s Catfish Inn.  He was one of three preachers who attended our wedding as a friend.  One of his daughters shared this information.

The Celebration of Life will be held in Jennings, La. on Saturday, November 9th. Visitation will be held at 10:00AM,
Jennings Church of Christ
1812 N. Cutting Avenue, Jennings LA.
with services to follow at 1:00.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to:
Christian Youth Encampment
Attention: Justin Simmons
PO Box 411
Glenmora, LA
71433

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 5 – Colossians 3: 12-17

 

 

 

Putting our thankfulness into printed words is meaningful!  Try it.  It can be done privately and kept that way or shared.  The key is to express your thankfulness.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Monday

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

~Romans 15:13~

 

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Isaiah 12: 2-6

 

 

 

World Day of Prayer – Kedron Baptist Church – 10 A.M. today followed by a covered dish meal.  All ladies are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 

You have about three more weeks to pack “shoe boxes” and get them turned in this year.  I hope you have packed some this year.  If you need more information about turning them in, please ask me.

 

 

 

Thankfulness – Day 4 – Today, I an thankful for friends whether they are church family, neighbors, classmates, former co-workers, former students, etc.  We are able to support and encourage each other.

Anna Lee