I have fought the good fight,

I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith.

~2 Timothy 4:7~



Josiah Huckaby

Update: Seems like little man has accomplished so much since my last update 2 1/2 weeks ago. The original plan was to start CPAP trials but they decided to just swap him completely to CPAP…he did amazing! He has been weaned off of all of his IV sedation and now we are working on weaning his oral sedation meds. Last Thursday (2/15/18), it was mentioned we could start discussing home planning! They decided they wanted to start trach collar trials this week, which is more like him getting regular oxygen without the extra support of the CPAP or vent. After our doctor talked to pulmonary, they both felt it would be safer to send Josiah home on a vent instead of pushing him to go home on a trach collar. He has a bad record of doing really well with changes at first but after some time he gets worn out and tanks. They were afraid we would get home with the trach collar and this would happen. So the decision was made to not do the trach collar trials and to go straight to a home vent (which will also help us get home a little faster)…they swapped him over to that yesterday afternoon. He has to be on the hospital issued home vent for 2 weeks with no changes (and his vent settings have to be at or below a certain number…he is very close and we only have 1 setting to work on as of right now) before they will swap him to the vent he will come home with. He will then have to be on our home vent for a certain amount of time before coming home. I’m actually a bit relieved that he will be coming home on the vent…this way he can take his time with the extra support he needs and we will work on weaning it from home. We are very excited about the progress he has made and the fact that “coming home” is actually a part of our vocabulary now…ūüėČ! Our prayer is that they will be able to find his “sweet spot” on the vent as quickly as possible and that he doesn’t get sick!!! He had a stomach bug over the weekend that we thought was going to set him back again but he did so well recovering from it. Also, we are now able to start our trach training as well…we are a bit nervous but definitely ready to jump in there and get this show on the road! And last thing, Josiah will be 1 in 2 weeks…so we are busy planning his hospital birthday party! YAY! He also has 2 teeth that have finally broken through and he’s weighing in at a whopping 21 lbs 4 oz now. Sorry for the long update, but there’s a lot of exciting things going on in the Huckaby house!!! To God be the glory!!!

Let’s keep praying for Job, K.K., and Josiah.



Mike Woodard is the brother of a friend.  He got sick and was taken to the hospital yesterday with serious issues.  His is at North Oaks in a step-down room.  He is septic and needs our prayers.




This morning the the Ladies’ Brunch at Hillsdale Baptist Church at 10 A.M.¬† We will learn about needs at the Louisiana Baptist Children’s home and how we can help.




If you have any partial skeins of yarn you will not be using, please leave them in the red basket at the main entrance to FBC, Kentwood.  They will be used for Operation Christmas Child projects.




Tuesday, we will meet at 11 at The Cafe for lunch and to celebrate ladies who have had birthdays this new year.  All ladies are invited to join us.




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Friday Morning Bible Study РWe have one more week of Ezekiel.  Then, we will begin Romans,  The beginning of a new book is the perfect time to commit yourself to attending a Bible study.



Read the Bible

  • Numbers 4-6
  • Proverbs 24
  • Mark 16



Pray for the many families who have had deaths lately and for individuals who need to make a decision to allow Jesus in their hearts.

Anna Lee


For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,

that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

~John 3:16~


A great report: Dee Dee B. Matthews, niece of Betty Simpson and Ora Lee Wilson, has shown good improvement.  She still has a lot of issues, but is certainly better than she was right after the accident.  Keep praying.



Yesterday, I was asked to request prayer for someone, but not to give a name.  Today, I have been asked to report that Angela Headrick is the person who had a thyroid test that was inconclusive.  Results from a more recent biopsy have not given results yet.  In the meantime, you are asked to pray for Angela as she awaits the report.



Mrs. Bessie Hayden is still at home and waiting to go back to the hospital in a few weeks.  Please pray for her diabetes related circulation problem.



Adrian Phillips is having a problem with another buildup of fluid.  Pray medication will solve his problem.



Dorinda M. O’Brian

October 23, 1958 – February 14, 2018

Dorinda M. O’Brian, a resident of Slaughter, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Baton Rouge General. She was born October 23, 1958 in Lake Charles and was 59 years of age. She is survived by her daughter, Bertha O’Brian; 2 sons, Arnie “Ray” O’Brian, Jr. and wife, Rachel; and Teddy O’Brian and wife, Kelly; 5 grandchildren, Ethan, Lacey and Sidney O‚ÄôBrian, and Makayla and Zaylee Feierabend; sister, Melissa Bordeln; and her brother, Tony Mustin. Preceded in death by her husband, Arnie “Ray” O’Brian, Sr.; parents, Harry and Dorothy Mustin; sisters, Cindy Mustin Buras Kauffman, Jenny Holden, and Crystal Buras; and her brothers, Kerry Buras and Eric Buras. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 AM until religious services at 11 AM Saturday, February 17, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Marshall Wallace. For an online guestbook, visit¬†




The group at the cabin last night included two new guests as well as representation from eight different churches.  We were so blessed by all present, the devotional shared by Bro. Darryl, and the wonderful music shared by James Rimes and Sherman Cutrer.  Sherman has had some serious health issues and numerous (I think he said 13) surgeries since he was last at the cabin sharing with us.  It was another great Third Thursday.  Feel free to join us sometime.



The Friday Morning Bible Study will meet at 10:00 this morning in the fellowship hall of FBC, Kentwood.



Tomorrow morning at 9:00, we will meet in the fellowship hall to begin preparation of items for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.¬† Everyone is invited to spend the morning with us.¬† Working together on this project will help get us started on our collection process for the Christmas season deliveries around the world.¬† Children, K-5, the age group of the Wednesday night missions class are especially encouraged to come.¬† It is not too late to bring some of the items previously listed.¬† They can be left in the red basket at the church or left in the fellowship hall TODAY.



Another group of Bibles were delivered to the church yesterday.  Three calendars were brought to the cabin last night.  These items will be used by inmates of the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.  I will get these items to the group that ministers there on Thursday mornings.  Thank-you for doing your part in helping to collect items.  Pray for the many men and women there.



Read the Bible

  • Leviticus 13-15
  • Proverbs 20
  • Mark 9



The February “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be on the 27th.¬† Mark the date on your calendar.



God gives us opportunities to minister to others in many different ways.

Anna Lee















































“The LORD is my strength and my defense ;

he has become my salvation.

He is my God, and I will praise him,

my father’s God,

and I will exalt him.

~Exodus 15:2~

It seems like someone I know passes away every day!
Lydia Moore Hawkins

September 26, 1927 – January 30, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born September 26, 1927 in Arcola and was 90 years of age. She is survived by 2 daughters, Charlsee Amanda Hawkins and Regina Kaye Tharp; grandchildren, Charles Alford, Houston Alford, Amanda Dorsa, Timmy Alford, Jamie Stevenson, and Cari Yates; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Cleo J. Moore, Jr. and Cecilia Vessier Moore; husband, Charlie James Hawkins; son, Robert Wayne Hawkins; brothers and sisters, Lorena Mae Wimberly, Cleo J. Moore, Jr., Mary Pevey, and Alma Moore. Graveside Services will be held at Arcola-Roseland Cemetery at 1:00PM Friday, February 2, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit
Read the Bible
  • Exodus 23-24
  • Proverbs 13
  • Matthew 26



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Children Missions Day 

  • Saturday, February 17
  • 9 A.M. – Noon
  • FBC, Kentwood
  • Children K-5th Grade



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • Tuesday, February 27th
  • Celebrating February birthdays
  • The Cafe @ 11 A.M.



Bible Sunday

  • Completing Ezekiel soon
  • Fridays at 10 A.M.


Have a wonderful day!

Anna Lee






The LORD gives strength to his people;

the LORD blesses his people with peace.

~Psalm 29:11~



Adrian Phillips felt much better after some fluid was removed.  Keep praying,



Pray for Andy Taylor.  He has had a difficult time staying healthy lately. Pray for his faithful wife/caregiver, Betty, too.



Pray for Cheryl (Iley) Dillon as she has retina repair in Mobile today.



The Kodiak, Alaska area had an earthquake that has caused a tsunami warning for Alaska.  Pray for people as they try to get to higher ground now.




 Katherine Blood Cheramie
November 17, 1946 – January 20, 2018

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. She was born November 17, 1946 in Convent, LA  and was 71 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Robert V. Cheramie; 2 sisters, Beth Sabella and husband, John, and Carol Schneider and husband, Mike; 2 nephews, Matthew Sabella and Christopher Schneider; and her niece, Lauren Schneider. Preceded in death by her parents, William CJ Blood and Marie Canatella Blood.  Graveside Services will be held at Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite at 10 AM Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Services conducted by Fr. Mark Beard. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party this morning at 11:00 at The Cafe.¬† We’re celebrating January birthdays.¬† All ladies are welcome.



Read the Bible

  • Exodus 9-10
  • Psalm 10
  • Matthew 19



FBC, Kentwood received enough money for missions Sunday to add another “light” to the poster.



Today is a good day to share the love of Jesus.

Anna Lee









The name of the LORD is a fortified tower;

the righteous run to it and are safe.

~Proverbs 18:10~



Pray for Adrian Phillips.  He is hospitalized in Greensburg.



Please continue to pray for all who have the flu. 



Operation Christmas Child!

I received mail at church yesterday.  It was a letter and a picture of a girl in Mexico who received one of the shoeboxes.  I was thrilled.  In all the years I have sent shoeboxes, this is the first time, I heard from a child who was a recipient.  Special thanks to the lady from New Jersey who took the picture and sent it to me.



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

We will meet tomorrow at The Cafe at 11 A.M.  Come join us for lunch and birthday cake as we honor ladies with January birthdays.



Read the Bible

  • Today, reflect on God as ALMIGHTY.
  • Read Scriptures of you choice.
  • Catch up on something you missed.



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May God bless you today.  May you be a blessing to others.

Anna Lee











¬†‚ÄúBut you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.‚ÄĚ

Micah 5:2

Mike Strickland is hospitalized with both flu and pneumonia.  Please pray for him.
Several people, whom I will not name, have had surgeries or procedures in the last week.  Pray for them as a group unless you know the individual situations.
Read the Bible – Revelations 10-11 & Psalm 43
The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be at 11 A.M. tomorrow at The Cafe.
Third Thursday at the Cabin РWe will meet this week at 6:30.  Come join us.
Contributions to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are being accepted at all Southern Baptist Churches.
The Friday Morning Bible Study will not meet this week, but plans to meet the following week.
Christmas is a wonderful time to help meet needs.
Anna Lee


The Word became flesh and took up residence among us.

We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

~John 1:14 HCSB~


Please continue to pray for Pam Seller’s friend, Vicki.


Steve Sealey is Carol Bennett Sealeys husband.  Many of you will remember Carol from Roseland or OFA.  Steve will be having three or four bypasses today.  Please pray for this procedure to be successful.


Michelle LaBarbera Murphy of Amite is having cancer surgery today.  Pray all goes well for her.  Pray for her many family members and friends.


Mrs. Fay Shoemaker is home from Ochsner.  Pray for her as she adjusts to being at home.


Sunday, we had an opportunity to talk with Phillip Strickland.¬† He told us about his trip to M.D. Anderson this week and his hopes for a good report.¬† He’s there now.¬† Let’s pray for Phillip and his family as he learns more about his health.



Read the Bible – Jude, Psalm 39, and video on Jude

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The Friday Morning Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 10 A.M. at FBC, Kentwood.  You are welcome to join us.


The monthly “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be early this month. We will meet on Tuesday, December 19th at The Cafe at 11 A.M.
The monthly Third Thursday at the Cabin will be next Thursday, one week from tonight.  We meet at 6:30.  Join us for this great night.


Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.¬† We received enough money last week to “light up” on light on our string of Christmas lights.¬† When all the lights are “lit”, we will have achieved our goal.¬† Sunday, we will be having our yearly “Missions March for the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions”.¬† A full 100% of out gifts given through the offering goes to support missionaries who are serving somewhere in the world. We will march on Sunday.¬† Gifts can be given any Sunday.¬† I hope you are enjoying the videos at church on Sunday mornings.


Today, I want to leave you with this idea for sharing the Gospel.  I hope some of you will use it with your neighbors or co-workers.–X7YWxw8jC88sIUAa6e1LfnD4ZnXMT2T2jxJ7bmnhOXf0vAu6obvptcm635YpklmVfmokw-Lc0uAMLGiZlCdCazSedPw&_hsmi=59341728


Share some real CHRISTmas spirit this holiday season.

Anna Lee