”We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” 

~Romans 8:28 NLT~



Maddie’s Miracles

(Written Sunday afternoon)

Maddie has an appendix and it is fine!! She has mesenteric adenitis which means the lymph nodes in her mesentary are swollen again. They are going to treat them with anti inflammatory meds. They said it normally takes about 48 hours for the pain to go away. She can’t normally take anti inflammatory meds because of her kidney so she will have to get labs this week to keep a check on her kidney. We are thankful for no surgery and your prayers are most appreciated. Please keep them coming as she is still in pain. God is good ALL the time!

(Written early Tuesday morning)

Prayers for Maddie are appreciated. She is on her way back to the ER. She has a high fever. Her kidney doctor said the adenitis can be caused from infection so they will have to figure out what is going on. Prayers they figure it out quickly as she is miserable. I will post as soon as I know something




Pray for Buddy Morris as he has chemo Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.


Pray for Phillip Strickland and for his mother, Colleen Strickland.



The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be this morning at The Cafe at 11 A.M.



Trunk or Treat will be Sunday evening at FBC, Kentwood.




Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 31-32
  • Psalm 119: 137-144
  • Revelation 12



“The Family of God”




I hope you are a part of God’s family.

Anna Lee





”‘I know what I am planning for you,’ says the LORD.

‘I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you.

I will give you a hope and a good future.

Then you will call my name.

You will come to me and pray to me, and I will listen to you.’”

 ~Jeremiah 29:11-12 NCV~




Read the Bible – Reflect on God’s “compassion” and catch up on any passages you may have missed reading this week.



Brian Tate is home again.  Please continue to pray for Rita and Brian.



David gets his first injection today.  Pray all goes well.  After four, an evaluation will be done.



The Scripture for our Mission Friends class – “I can do everything by the power of Christ.  He gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13   I taught this to the children as we marched around the room.  Now, I can only say it with a marching beat.

“Just a Closer Walk with Thee”



Don’t forget the “Young” Ladies Birthday Party tomorrow.  There is always some sweet fellowship at out gatherings.  By the way, Mrs. Nadine Council started these gathering for her Sunday School class more than ten years ago.



If you have OCC “shoeboxes” to turn in, but sure to hand them to me or leave them in the church office.  The collection dates are November 12-19.  That’s when the boxes from individuals, clubs, schools, and other churches are turned in.  Once again, Kentwood will be a collection site.



Have a great week!

Anna Lee













”Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? . . .

So let people see God in and through your body.”

~1 Corinthians 6:20 The Message~



Mr. Jimmy Tolar is home now after five long and difficult weeks in the hospital.  Thank God for this good report.



Robbie Lynn Kirby broke her arm.  Pray for healing and comfort during the healing.



Colleen Strickland is improving, but prayers are still needed.  She is at Hood Memorial.



Phillip Strickland also needs prayers,  Please continue to pray for this young man and his family.



Frances Gay got a good report this week.  Thank God for that.  Pray for her as she goes through six months until  the next check-up.



Pray for Andy and Betty Taylor.  She will have cataract surgery on her eyes in the coming weeks.  Andy will be searching for a new doctor because his doctor is leaving McComb.



Pray for Buddy and Eleanor Morris.  He had to get two unit of blood yesterday.  She is working to schedule hip surgery.




Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 23-24
  • Psalms 119:121-128
  • Revelation 8




The monthly ladies birthday party will be Tuesday at The Cafe.  All ladies are invited to come celebrate with them at 11:00 A.M.




“Why Should He Love Me So?”



Have a very blessed Thursday!

Anna Lee





Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”  

Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”

~Acts 26:28-29~



Today, I would like to ask for continued prayer for Jimmy Tolar, Theople Hurst, Bessie Hayden, Phillip Strickland, Linda Callihan, Buddy Morris, Buddy Waller, Brian Tate, and Wilma Smith.



This morning Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will serve breakfast at 8:00.  The breakfast gives us an opportunity to contribute to a local family with a need.  The ladies of the church carefully select a family each month.  The breakfast is delicious.  The opportunity to help meet a need is a good ministry in our area.



Tuesday, the “young” ladies of FBC,K will gather to honor our members who have had birthdays during the month.  The ladies being honored at The Cafe Tuesday at 11:00 are Yvonne Birch, Ann Smith, Jan Yarborough, Mary Miller,  Glenda Schilling, and Betty Simpson.  The lunch is dutch treat.  The birthday cake is always delicious.



Mission opportunities for our children and youth

  • Children in Action – Wednesdays at 6 P.M.
  • Youth on Mission – Sundays at 5 P.M.



Mission opportunities for all

  • Georgia Barnett offering for Louisiana ministries
  • Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child “Shoeboxes”



Read the Bible today.

  • Isaiah 57
  • Psalms 113
  • I Peter 3



Today’s inspirational song – “Because He Lives”




Have a wonderful Lord’s Day.

Anna Lee




Read the Bible today.

  • Isaiah 34
  • Psalm 104
  • Titus 2



  • Today, “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe at 11:00 for all ladies.
  • Wednesday – Children in Action missions class at 6 P.M.
  • Sundays – Youth on Mission at 6 P.M. for middle and high school students
  • Saturday, September 15 – Project day
  • Monday, September 17 – WMU meeting at Hilldale with guest speaker, Kay Bennett of the Friendship House in New Orleans – We will be taking items for her to use in her ministry.


“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”

~Philippians 1:3-5~



Today, I want to focus on thankfulness.

I’ve been noticing a vase I used in 2015.  Each day of the year I wrote something I was thankful for.  The colored papers are stored in a clear vase with a label, “2015”, and a ribbon.  I’m going to wait a while longer before I draw out a paper each day and remind myself of my many reasons to be thankful.

Probably, all of us know “Count Your Blessings”.   We don’t have to wait for a special reason to write your blessings.  It can be done on any day of the year.  November is a good month to be thankful, but any other month is also good.  It’s just a matter of attitude.

I’ve been going over some of the big things I am thankful for as well as many of the small ways I am thankful.  I hope you can find time to do this too.  You can choose to do this at random time periods, or in any organized way you choose.  I believe if you do, you will be singing “Count Your Blessings”.  It works the opposite way too.  If you sing “Count Your Blessings”, you will actually begin to focus on those blessings.




This page gives you the words to the song and some Scripture references to read and meditate on.




Guy Penrod does a good job of singing this great hymn for us.  Have a blessed and thankful day.  Anna Lee



“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” 

~Galatians 6:9 NIV~



Buddy Morris completed three days of treatment.  Now, he has three weeks off before his next three days of treatment.  Keep him and his family in your prayers.



Continue to pray for Bryan Tate and his family as they are at MD Anderson.  What a wonderful place!   We are blessed to live as close to it as we do.  Keep praying for Bryan.



Saturday, I met Majel Dean’s sister who has lymphoma.  She has been through a lot during the last two years, but is much better now.  She and her husband both expressed thankfulness and hope.



I enjoy seeing Buddy Waller.  He’s not feeling his best, but lights up with a smile as he comes into church.



Continue to pray for these and others who are fighting a long, hard battle.   Thank God for caregivers.




Read the Bible each day.  I think I got behind one day this past week, so here is the reading for yesterday and today.

  • 26th
    • Isaiah 33
    • Song of Solomon 3:1-5
    • Titus 1
  • 27th
    • Reflect on God as holy.
    • Catch up on any missed readings.



Pray for students as they are in classes this week.  May they Christian influence abound in each school.  Wednesday is See You at the Pole day.  May Christian influence abound and spread in each school this year.



Tomorrow is the “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party.  Join us at The Cafe tat 11 A,M. to celebrate August birthdays.  If you had an August birthday, please join us.  I know the following ladies had birthdays: Lois Pittman, Fay Raborn, Molly Carter, Frances Gay, Eva Watts Simmons, Carol Jean Conerly, Ferrie Gene Blackmon, and Sue Connelly.

Anna Lee









For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. 

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.

~Lamentations 3:31-32~


Today is a new day for all who are sad, weary, and grieving.  Start the day with faith, confidence,  and hope.


Polly Miller Sullivan

March 22, 1938 – August 10, 2018

A resident of Amite passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born March 22, 1938 in Magnolia, MS and was 80 years of age. Polly was a Amite High School graduate of 1957 where she was Homecoming Queen and Miss Amite High. She is survived by daughter, Kay Suzanne Sullivan Bankston; son, Paul Raymond Sullivan, Jr.; grandson, Cameron James Bankston; sisters, Dorothy Maxine Lee, Shirley Kay Young, and Patsy Ann Gray. Preceded in death by, parents, Pete and Bertha Miller; sisters, Betty Sue Boyd, Linda Gay Miller, and Mary Frances Jinks. Graveside Services will be held at Mulberry Street Cemetery in Amite at 10:00AM Monday, August 13, 2018. Services conducted by Mark Gray. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.


Coming in one week – Project day!

  • Telling the Story through missions!
  • Come learn something new!  Develop some new skills.
  • Make an item for a “shoebox”
  • Paint a witness rock!



“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party

  • August 28 at 11 A.M.
  • The Cafe, Kentwood
  • Honors “young” ladies celebrating birthdays this month



Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 20
  • Psalm 97
  • 2 Thessalonians 1



Friday Morning Bible Study

I’m considering changing the time to early afternoon.  How will this work in your schedule?  Please let me know.

Anna Lee