Saturday

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

~Exodus 20:12~

 

 

Today, let’s pray for Josiah Huckaby and his family.  May God continue to bless them.

After flu/rsv season settled down, we decided to increase Josiah’s therapy appointments. We were going once a month for each therapy (physical, occupational, & speech). Now we go to physical therapy weekly & occupational/speech twice a month. This boy was already making strides but he just didn’t work much during our sessions. They would show him how to do something & he would refuse to work on it but as soon as we’d get home he’d start trying to do it himself. He’s definitely little MR. INDEPENDENT.

Now he works so hard during each session & it shows…after only 1 full month with our new schedule. He can sit in the tripod position for about 30 seconds now…if you can keep him from getting too tickled to hold that position. He can get on his hands & knees. He is really close to getting into a sitting position from his hands & knees. He does sort of an army crawl now…although he has started going backwards a little bit in the crawling position. He definitely favors doing things with his left hand vs right hand. It’s been a new struggle to get him to use both during therapy. He used to use his right hand until he would get frustrated & then swap to his left hand to complete whatever task he was doing. He has been identifying some items on flash cards by picking from 2 cards…which completely blew me away since we had not worked on that at all. He follows instruction during therapy when he’s not giggling & flirting. He is such a wiggle worm & his PT/OT have both mentioned how tired they are after his session…45 mins of trying to get a really strong wiggle worm to do what he doesn’t want to is completely exhausting! I know from experience!!! 😜 To God be the glory!!!

 

 

 

James Oliver Beddingfield

February 04, 1941 – May 23, 2019

James Oliver Beddingfield of Holden, La passed away at his home on May 23, 2019. Born in Moscow, Mississippi on February 4, 1941. Mr. Beddingfield was a truck driver by trade and was affectionately known as “Swamp Fox” by his truck driving friends. Although he battled a lengthy illness for many years, he was able to celebrate his 59th anniversary with the love of his life on May 21, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Hancock Beddingfield; daughter Janice Lynn and husband Robert Brabham; son James Randall “Randy” Beddingfield and wife Tammy; son Ronald Scott “Scotty” Beddingfield and wife Sarah; daughter Karen Louise and husband David King; daughter Melissa Ann “Missy” and husband Ray Thomas; son Bryan Edward “Bubby” Beddingfield and wife Tina; daughter Jennifer Helen “Jenny” and husband Herbert Woodard; one brother Hayward Beddingfield; 19 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and 2 great- granddaughters on the way. Preceded in death by his father Bapp Woodley Beddingfield; mother Margaret Helen Vick; 4 brothers and one sister. The family would like to thank Concerned Care Hospice: Tiffany Hebert, Rayna Morgan, Belinda Seals, Chaplain J, and Alice Sherard. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Sunday, May 26, 2019, and from 8:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 27, 2019. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Roseland, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Here for You – God blesses those who work for peace
-Matthew 5:9, NLT

https://hereforyou.org/videos/#merciful

 

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party – Tuesday at 11 A.M. in Oyska @ Burger Basket

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

Did you make a shopping trip for OCC this week?  Please get in the habit of spending a little money each week to support “shoeboxes”.  You can leave your purchases at the FBC office or in the classroom next to the office.  Thank you for helping little children this year.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible Today – “Abiding in Christ” – James 1:22

 

 

 

Thank you for reading and praying.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 

~2 Timothy 1:7 TLB~

 

 

 

Read & Write the Bible Today – Psalms 25: 1-5

 

 

 

“Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party 

  • Fourth Tuesday of each month
  • 11 A.M. at the Burger Basket in Osyka
  • Honors ladies with birthdays that month
  • All ladies are welcome to attend.
  • No invitation needed; Just come.

 

 

 

The Operation Christmas Child “shoeboxes” takes gifts and the message of Jesus’ love to children around the world.  I’m so thankful we are able to participate in this ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, which is a part of Franklin Graham’s ministry.  Remember that each shoebox impacts an average of seven people.  We need to do our part to reach the children for the Lord.

 

 

 

The Lottie Moon Easter Offering for North America continues.  Thank-you to those who have contributed to the need to reach out to the lost in Canada and the United States.

 

 

 

I don’t have any new information about Debbie Stewart, but will post it when I hear.  Let’s keep praying for her and her family.

 

 

 

Pray for David Sellers as he has an angiogram this morning at St. Tammany Hospital in Covington.

 

 

 

Reach out to encourage others today through a call, a card, a visit, etc.  There are many ways you can minister to others – music, transportation, cooking, prayer, etc.  Don’t miss the opportunities God gives you each week.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

“My cup overflows.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life.” 

~Psalm 23:5-6 NIV~

 

 

Our daughter-in-law, Becki, will be having gall bladder surgery tomorrow.  Please pray for her as she has this procedure in Rome, GA.

 

 

 

My unspoken request continues to be on my heart today.  Please pray for this person and for the family.

 

 

 

The Pine Ridge Breakfast this morning will be to benefit Allen and Jeanine Stewart who recently lost their home in a fire.  You are invited to join them at 8:00.

 

 

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be Tuesday at the Burger Basket in Osyka.  Join them at 11:00.

 

 

 

Read and Write the Bible – Matthew 20:28 & 23:11-12

 

 

 

You may want to worship with FBC, K at 10:30 in person or with their live video.  Several other churches in our area will have their services shared live.  If you can’t watch live, you ca witch later.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Look to the LORD and his strength;

seek his face always.

~1 Chronicles 16:11~

 

 

 

 

Job and K.K. Huckaby have finished the adoption process and are now the legal parents of Josiah Huckaby.  Join with the family in celebrating this big step.  Pray for this special couple as they care for their special son God sent to them.

 

 

 

Yesterday was a long day.  David had labs in Hammond, a cardiologist appointment in Hammond, OT at home, and saw the liver specialist in Baton Rouge at the new Ochsner!  His therapy is progressing because he can now do things like get up from a chair on his own.  The cardiologist gave David a good report.  The EKG was good and medication was adjusted.  The liver specialist gave us more information about cirrhosis, adjusted his medication, and added a new medication.  Please keep us in your prayers.

 

 

 

Bible Reading Plan – Romans 5:1-8

 

 

 

Reminders

  • Blood drive at FBC, Kentwood Sunday.  Contact the church office to sign up.
  • Ladies’ breakfast and speaker Sunday morning at FBC, Kentwood.
  • Breakfast benefit Sunday morning at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church at 8 A.M.
  • Young” Ladies Birthday Party at the Burger Basket Tuesday at 11 A.M.
  • Associational WMU meeting at FBC, Greensburg on Monday March 4th at 10 A.M.  Plan to attend to learn about the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American missions.

 

 

We have many people in our community that need our prayers for various reasons.  Please pray for them in general or by name if you are aware of specific needs.

Anna Lee

 

 

Tuesday

[Ask, Seek, Knock]

“Ask and it will be given to you;

seek and you will find;

knock and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives;

the one who seeks finds;

and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

~Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)~

 

 

Eleanor Morris‘ hip surgery went well yesterday.  Pray for her as she begins to walk today.

 

 

 

Frances Gay will have her knee procedure early this morning.  Pray all goes well for her too.

 

 

 

David, Jason, and I had a long, interesting day at Ochsner.  It seems his diagnosis has changed because of a problem David had last week.  We see a specialist Monday.  I think our “picture” will be clearer then.  Until then, please continue to pray.

 

 

 

Read the Bible – January 22

  • Psalm 34: 103
  • Psalm 108: 1-3

 

 

Don’t forget the soup collection for Hope Center.  You can leave your contribution on the organ.  The collection process will continue until “Souper” Bowl Sunday.  This is a project of Youth on Mission!

 

 

Sunday morning at 8:00, the Pine Ridge Methodist Church ladies will serve breakfast food for their monthly breakfast.  The meal is always very good.  You have plenty of time to get to church there or elsewhere.

 

 

The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be at 11:00 this morning at the Burger Basket in Osyka.  Join in the fun if you can.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Monday

The name of the LORD is a fortified tower;

the righteous run to it and are safe.

~Proverbs 18:10~

Eleanor Morris will be going to North Oaks early this morning for hip surgery.  Pray her health insurance company and her hospital can get together and be ready for the surgery.
Frances Gay is still scheduled for knee surgery in Covington tomorrow morning.
Mrs. Molly Carter has been diagnosed with dementia.  If you would like to call her or to send a card, please call 514-6757 to get the number or the address.
Pray for baby Bennett Brabham and his mom, Katie, as they both have procedures scheduled for this week.
Pray for Eric Lee and Bryan Tate as they continue with medical testing at M.D. Anderson.
Pray for Majel Dean.   Her sister passed away last week.
Please continue to pray for Phillip Strickland, Glen Magee, Sr., and Ferrie Gene Blackmon.
Pray for our daughter-in-law, Becki, as she drives home today leaving Jason to stay with us for the week.  Join us in thanking God for all they did to help us during the past few days.  Pray for David as we see his oncologist today.
Read the Bible today.
  • Psalm 91:2
  • Psalm 101: 1-4
  • I have enjoyed working with some of the youth in reading this passages, marking the “I wills….”, and discussing the passages.

 

 

It was good to see someone bring in a cans of soup last night at church.  We are collecting until “Souper” Bowl Sunday.  Then, the delivery will be made to Hope Center to help those who might need some groceries during the cold winter days.

The associational WMU meeting will be at 190 this morning at East Fork Baptist Church.  The memory of two ladies, Betty Lou Guy (Spring Creek) and Martha Traylor (Greenlaw), will be honored for their service to WMU.
Tuesday, the “Young” Ladies of our church will meet at 11:00 at the Burger Basket in Osyka to honor ladies with birthdays.
It’s always a good day to talk with the Lord and to know he is always available to communicate with us.
Anna Lee

Friday

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Isaiah 26:3

 

 

There are a number of families dealing with serious illnesses.  Pray for each one that you are aware of.

 

 

David is home from the hospital.  The results of the bone marrow test will be available next week.  Thank-you for your continued prayers for both of us.

 

 

Doris Faye Tillery

March 30, 1945 – January 15, 2019

A resident of Denham Springs passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson. She was born March 30, 1945 in Amite and was 73 years of age. She is survived by 3 children, Mark Thomas, Kelly Tullier and husband James, Lauren Sibley and husband Jason; grandchildren, Ryan Thomas, Kathryn Thomas, Maryn Thomas, Danny Tullier, Brendan Tullier, Jared Tullier, Kailyn Sibley, Morgan Sibley, Raegan Sibley, Brinnyn Sibley, Ethan Sibley, and Camryn Sibley; 2 brothers, Robert W. Tillery, and Carlton E. Tillery; special friend, Robert Pezant. Preceded in death by parents, Julian and Doris Tillery; granddaughter, Aubryn Thomas. Visitation at Tangipahoa United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until religious services at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Rev. Michael Townsend. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Claude Eugene Smith

February 25, 1936 – January 16, 2019

Our wonderful and loving father Claude Eugene Smith has found peace and went on to see his heavenly Father. Claude Eugene Smith was born in Mount Hermon Louisiana on February 25th 1936. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Aline (Wilkes) Smith and father, Wilson Eugene Smith. He will be met at Saint Peter’s gate by his two grandsons whom he will finally be able to once again hug and hold; Travis Wayne Vicknair and Charles Jacob (Jake) Kirkland. What a joyous moment it will be. Claude spent his early years working on his family farm and picking up milk in the surrounding area. Upon graduating Mt. Hermon High School, Claude then went on to box as a middleweight for 2 years at Louisiana State University. Claude married his High School sweetheart Bettye Lou Holiday on August 10th 1956. Claude worked at multiple things until he found his calling with Brown & Root and started a 38 year career building bridges throughout Southeast Louisiana and working in the refineries as well. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60+ years, Bettye Lou Smith, who has been with him throughout the many years of marriage, both good times and bad. Claude will also leave behind his daughters, Sandy Smith Vicknair, Cheryl Smith Braud – wife of Michael Braud, and his son, Ronnie Eugene Smith, husband of Michele (Heller) Smith. He had dedicated his life to his grandchildren Krystle Vicknair, Reeve Kirkland, Corinne Kirkland, Abigail Smith, Ryan Smith and his one great grandchild, Waylyn Vicknair. He will be deeply missed by his two siblings Martha Alford-wife of Pete Alford and Walter Smith-husband of Diane Wine and his special uncle Fleet Smith Junior with whom he has built a lasting and enduring relationship throughout the years as well as his many nieces and nephews. Claude Smith will have visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, 501 Avenue G, Kentwood, La. on Monday January 21st from 10 am until religious services at 12 Noon where we will then proceed to Mount Hermon Cemetery for a farewell service and his final resting place here on Earth.

 

 

 

Charles Robert Eldridge, Jr.

March 27, 1939 – January 15, 2019

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Hammond, LA. He was born March 27, 1939 in Amite, LA and was 79 years of age. He is survived by 2 daughters, Christina Calmes and husband Terry, Dana Lynn Robin and husband Josh; 1 son, Charles “Chaz” Eldridge, III and wife Wendy; 6 grandchildren, Sean Eldridge and wife Shelby, Tori Lynn Eldridge, Anthony “ Brit” Calmes, Andrew “Bradley” Calmes and wife Wendy, Holly Storey, and Robert Storey; 5 great grandchildren, Savannah, Luscian, Gabriel, Roman, and Cheyenne. Preceded in death by parents, Charles Sr. and Mamie Eldridge; wife, Lois Eldridge; and 2 sisters, Dorothy Minette Holstead and Bobbie Lee Darouse. Visitation at the First United Methodist Church, Amite, from 1 p.m. until Memorial Services at 3p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Josh Milliron. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Read the Bible

January 17 – Psalm 69:30, Psalm 71:6, 14,  & 16

January 18 – Psalm 71:22, Psalm 75:9-10

 

 

Ladies of FBC

  • Monday – Associational WMU meeting at East Fork Monday at 10 A.M. followed by lunch
  • Tuesday – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at the Burger Basket in Osyka at 11:00.
  • Mission Project for Hope Center – Bring cans of soup and place on the organ. Deadline will be “Souper” Bowl Sunday (Project sponsored by Youth on Mission)

 

 

 

Focus on the power of prayer daily and spend some time in prayer.

Anna Lee