“You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.” 

~Philippians 4:19 The Message~




Request from Pam Sellers:

Please add Rick George to our prayer list. He will be having heart valve surgery on the 10th. Thanks!!!




Buddy Morris had a stent put in his leg and is doing well.




The obituary for Mrs. Hollis Ann Hayden is not on the home page of  McKneely Funeral Home in Hammond yet.  Pray for Adam Hayden, her grandson.




LC Football Players Baptized




Scripture Writing – September 7 – Isaiah 61: 10-11




Coming soon:

  • Week of 15th – Georgia Barnette Offering Week of Prayer for Louisiana
  • 16th – Fall Food Round-Up
  • 16th – Two Rivers WMU at Hillsdale
  • 4th Thursday morning – “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe
  • Operation Christmas Child – Let me know when you are available to help prepare items for boxes.



Thank-you for reading and praying.  You make a difference.

Anna Lee








“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.

And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.

So don’t be troubled or afraid.” 

~John 14:27 NLT~




Scripture Writing – September 3 – Hebrews 12:1-6




Continue to pray for those who have been/will be visited by Hurricane Dorian.  Thank God for those who have gone to help the people recover from the problems brought by Dorian.



Fall Food Round-Up – All food and cleaning supplies are to be picked up from FBC, Kentwood first thing Monday, September 16.  Help support these children from the LA Baptist Children’s Home.  This is our once-a-year food drive for them.




Two River’s Associational WMU will meet Monday, September 16 at 10 A.M. at Hillsdale Baptist Church.  Katie McElveen will be sharing about how the Georgia Barnette Offering is used in Louisiana.  A covered-dish meal will follow the meeting.




September 24th is the date of this month’s “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party at The Cafe.  Come for 11 A.M.  The meeting is concluded with birthday cake for ladies with September birthdays.




Thank God for the decisions made at our local churches recently.  May God continue to work in each church.

Anna Lee





“Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people.

I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you.

~Zechariah 2:11~




Caleb Estay received a good report at his check-up yesterday.  Continue to pray for him as he continues to heal.




Scott “Bozo” Pevey

November 21, 1969 – August 25, 2019

Scott “Bozo”Pevey, a resident of Pine Grove, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in Pine Grove, LA. He was born November 21, 1969 in Hammond, LA and was 49 years of age. He is survived by father, L.J. Pevey; 2 sisters, Donna Smith Rogers and Dena Guyn; 3 aunts, Ann Pevey Garrie, Pauline Creel and Kaye Creel; step-daughter, Annie Ficklin; grandson, Eli Ficklin; companion, Kirstin Cupit; fur baby, Dinky. Preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Powell; sister, Debra Ann Smith; nephews, Johnnie McLemore, Jacob Danhour and Jordan Danhour; paternal grandparents, Hulon and Nettie Pevey; maternal grandparents, Randolph and Geraldine Morris. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 10:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM Thursday, August 29, 2019. Interment Shiloh Cemetery, Pine Grove, LA . For an online guestbook, visit


Roy Scimeca

June 04, 1926 – August 22, 2019

A loving brother, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend, Roy passed away on August 22, 2019, in Amite, LA. He was born June 4, 1926, in Amite, LA, and was 93 years of age. He is survived by 2 sisters, Frances LaMarca, Rockford, IL, and Loretta Snow, Amite, LA; nieces and nephews, Janelle S. Randall (Glenn), Carolyn S. Smith(Sterling), Sherrie S. Magruder(Virgil Ray), Dr. David Scott Snow, Greg LaMarca(Helen), Gary LaMarca, and Alice S. Plauche(David); numerous great- nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Dominick and Jennie G. Scimeca; 1 sister, Josephine Scimeca; 3 brothers, Dominick, Louis and Joe Scimeca; 1 sister-in-law, Lelia Belle Scimeca; 2 brother-in-laws, Ernie LaMarca and Robert Lee Snow. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, LA from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on August 24, 2019. Services conducted by Bro. Marshall Wallace. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite, LA.




Walter “W.G.” Cutrer

July 22, 1950 – August 19, 2019

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith…. 2 Timothy 4:9

W.G. (Walter George ) Cutrer went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 19, 2019 after a lengthy battle with dementia. He was born July 22, 1950 to Floyd and Rowena Dreher Cutrer. After he retired from the Tangipahoa Parish School Board, he found his passion in hunting and running “his dogs”! He is survived by his son and caregiver, Will Thomas Cutrer; 2 brothers, Richard Cutrer (Paula) and Carl Cutrer. 2 sisters, Carol Ann Cutrer Cleveland (Ira) and Shirley Cutrer Newcomb and numerous extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Peggy Cutrer, and brother-in-law, Kirby Newcomb. Memorial Services to be scheduled at a later time. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Scripture Writing – August 27th – Zechariah 2:11




The “Young” Ladies’ Birthday Party will be this morning at 11::00 at The Cafe in Kentwood.  Join in the fun and enjoy our favorite lunch at the same time.  Birthday cake is always the dessert!




Thank-you for reading and praying.  Each prayer is important.

Anna Lee






“Why do you notice the little piece of dust in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the big piece of wood in your own eye? . . . You hypocrite!

First, take the wood out of your own eye. Then you will see clearly to take the dust out of your friend’s eye.”

~Matthew 7:3, 5 NCV~




Remember that today is the day for the birthday party for “young” ladies over 50.  All ladies are invited to meet at the Burger Basket at 11:00 to honor the birthday ladies.  Lunch is Dutch treat.




Scripture Writing Plan – “Patience and Perseverance” – Hebrews 6:10-12




I have been sharing news of friends who are involved in missions.  Several local groups are doing missions now.  I just learned that a cousin and his sweet family from another state will be serving in Honduras this week.  Ricky, I’m so thankful for the way you and your family serve the Lord every day of the year and especially today.  May this trip be fruitful for the Lord!




James Rimes told me Buddy Waller has been sick due to a change in medicine.  A change to correct the problem has already been made.  Pray to God for remove this time of sickness so Buddy can return to his routine.




Beth Brabham saw a surgeon yesterday and will have gall bladder surgery next Monday.  Pray for her as she waits until this health issue can be corrected.  She will be at North Oaks for surgery.




Frances Gay asks for prayers for her granddaughter Kaylee Houeye who will  have out-patient surgery this morning at North Oaks to remove her tonsils.  In addition to praying for her surgery, please pray for the recovery time for her.  Your prayers will be appreciated.




My brother-in-law, Donnie Eudy of Ponchatoula, continues to fight damage the sun has done to his fair skin.  He latest report is leading to additional appointments and procedures.  Keep Donnie and others with the same issue in your prayers.




David saw his oncologist yesterday.  The blood level was a little lower, 7.3, but the decision was made NOT to get more blood at this time because of the additional fluid his body would have to deal with.  The Procrit injection was increased from 40,000 to 50,000 units.  It seems the body is making the blood, but the liver and spleen are acting like sponges and absorbing it.  In the meantime, David’s exercises are helping him regain strength and endurance.

David has been strong enough to sit and help unpackage items for Operation Christmas Child and was able to shop for more OCC items in a store on the way home from Baton Rouge.  This is rewarding to both of us because we have been in another country when the “shoeboxes” were distributed.  Not only do the boys and girls get needed items like toothbrushes and soap and they get school supplies and gifts, but they get an opportunity to learn about Jesus.  Each box is found to impact an average of seven people with the message of Jesus.  We believe this is a great mission opportunity and costs us so little.

If you need to know how to get involved with OCC, please ask us.  We would love to give you an opportunity to get involved.

Anna Lee





The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?

The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

~Psalm 27:1~



Scripture Writing – “Patience and Perseverance” – 2 Peter 1:5-9



The monthly “Young” Ladies Birthday Party will be tomorrow at 11 at the Burger Basket.  Join the group in celebrating July birthdays.  Everyone is invited to have lunch with us Dutch treat.




It was good to see Kenneth Birch back in church yesterday.  Let’s continue to pray for good results from his back surgery.




Beth Brabham will be seeing a surgeon today to set up a date for gall bladder surgery.  Let’s pray for her to get relief soon.




Please continue to pray for Mr. Frank and “Miss” Barbara Erwin.  I certainly miss seeing them when they are unable to be in church.




Mr. “Cete” and “Miss” Ruby Dillon were back in church yesterday.  They enjoyed hearing Bro. Wendell Rhodus preach yesterday.




Gaylon Curter‘s blood level got low so he was admitted to the hospital for platelets and two units of blood.  He is home and feeling better now.  Continue to pray for him and his family as his continues to fight his battle with MDS.




Don’t forget to purchase some school supplies for OCC this week.  You can drop them off in the church office any day but Saturday.  School will be beginning soon.  School supplies will be less available them.  Every shoe box we pack will need school supplies so help us get enough for all the boys and girls.  Thank-you!

Anna Lee







“Each of us will give an account of himself to God.

So don’t criticize each other anymore.

Try instead to live in such a way that you will never make your brother stumble by letting him see you doing something that he thinks is wrong.”

~Romans 14:12-13 TLB~






Robin Hayden is now in rehab at Hood Memorial.  Pray for his complete recovery.




Kathy Wales had hip repair surgery.  With the surgery done, she is dealing with pain now.  Next, later today, she will return home to six week of non-weight bearing healing time.  Pray for Chris and Kathy during this recovery time.




Arthur Gates

January 29, 1932 – May 24, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite, LA. He was born January 29, 1932 in Spring Creek, LA and was 87 years of age. He was a dairy farmer for over 60 years and loved animals and gardening. He is survived by daughter, Susan Simpson and her husband, Wayne, grandchildren, Jason Simpson, Kerry Simpson and Amanda Durbin; great-grandchildren, Zac Simpson, Mason Simpson, nephew, Gene “Butch” White his wife, Maria, 2 nieces, Trudy Nelson and her husband, Mark, Candy Wallace and her husband, Rhett. Preceded in death by his wife, Helen Brooks Gates; parents, Harry and Genella Gates; sister, Willie Mae White. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019, and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Danny Smith & Rev. Eric Catha. Interment Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Read and Write the Bible Today – “Abiding in Christ” – James 2:18




Here for You – Matthew 19:24 – “The Example”




This morning, at 8:00, Pine Ridge United Methodist will host their monthly breakfast as a fundraiser for a needy person, family, or cause.  They always serve a delicious buffet.




Tuesday, the “young” ladies will celebrate their monthly birthday party to honor those with May birthdays.  They will meet at the Burger Basket in Osyka at 11:00.  Join them there.




FBC, Kentwood will host VBS in one week.  Now is a good time to register your child.




I’m so thankful you took the time to read this humble post today.  May it benefit you in some way.  

Anna Lee



“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



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




“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