Wednesday

“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.

Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.” 

~1 John 4:7 NLT~

 

 

 

Kathy Boone Dykes has surgery yesterday at North Oaks.  Please pray for her as she recovers.

 

 

 

Yvonne Bamber Jones

October 12, 1925 – February 03, 2020

Yvonne Bamber Jones passed away peacefully Monday morning February 3, 2020 at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond following surgery after a recent fall in her home. She was 95. Yvonne was born at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans in 1924 and was a lifelong resident of Kentwood. She was fiercely independent, and until her final weeks, lived alone in the home in which she was raised and the home in which she raised her family. She had retired from many years of service at the Kentwood Health Unit in 1980, a job she held while also managing to maintain a household and raise three children. She was blessed with a refined beauty at an early age with near perfect skin, complexion and hair. She was assiduous about maintaining that beauty well into her later years and so it was that even though her mobility became more challenging in her final months, she still insisted on bi-weekly visits to her hairdresser. The visits helped her feel younger despite her age. She grew up an only child in the depression, lost both parents before the age of 21, and was left to raise her daughter after her husband was deployed to Europe with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles. But she and her husband overcame one adversity after another and they persevered and prospered. Perhaps otherwise modest in means, they were wealthy in family, friends and love. While a very private person, she and her husband had a small circle of friends with whom they shared the best of times. Whether it was an evening of dining and dancing, a trip to an out-of-state LSU football game, or the simplicity of enjoying the company of friends in the backyard, she lived life to the fullest. She was instinctively protective of her children and intensely loyal to others with whom she was close. She had a beguiling and mischievous nature from childhood that lasted throughout her years and her love of life was unbounding. She is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel E. and Edwina Strickland Bamber, her grandson, Brandon Jones and her high school sweetheart, best friend and love of her life, husband Claude J. “Hopper” Jones. She had no siblings. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Ron Fox who reside in Branson, Missouri, her son and daughter-in-law, Claude. J. “Hoppie” and Beverly Quinn Jones who reside in Amite, and her son and son-in-law, Ronnie Jones and Jim Outland who reside in New Orleans. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Aside from the love of her own children, she especially cherished and treasured the visits and calls from Karen and Karli. Their unselfish kindness and concern will forever live in her heart and soul. Their love truly sustained her and made her smile. She was also anxiously looking forward to reconnecting and spending more time with two of her other grandchildren who were returning to Kentwood–Laura, who was relocating from her home in Minnesota and Perry, who recently retired and has moved back from an extended residence in Georgia. The family wishes to thank the medical staff of AmeraCare and the nurses and staff at Richard Murphy Hospice House for their compassionate care and dignified treatment as well as Dr. Derris Ray for always being available without regard to time of day or day of week. The family also wishes to thank Christine Coleman who helped mom maintain her independence until her final weeks. Without Christine’s help mom’s quality of life would have suffered and she would have been denied her wish to live out as many of her days at her childhood home as was possible. And the family is especially appreciative of the responsiveness and attention of the Kentwood Police Department and the Rescue Squad who always showed up when mom called. Like her husband who predeceased her, Yvonne wished that her body be donated to the LSU Bureau of Anatomical Research so that others might benefit from any research conducted after her death. A memorial service and celebration of her life for family and friends will be held at McKneely Funeral Home, 501 Avenue G in Kentwood on Saturday, February 8th with visitation from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. and a brief service following visitation. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Richard Murphy Hospice House, 1109 S. Chestnut Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70403 or a charity of their choice.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – February 5

  • Exodus 21:22-23:13
  • Matthew 24:1-28
  • Psalm 29:1-11
  • Proverbs 7:6-23

 

 

Baptist Presshttp://www.bpnews.net/

 

 

 

Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child = I have a box of Mardi Gras necklaces that need to be detangled, socks that need to be sorted, and other simple jobs for someone who wants to volunteer.  Let me hear from you.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and praying today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

~Jeremiah 29:11~

 

 

 

Dr Ajanette Varnado is having cancer surgery today, please pray for her and her family

Shared by a TPL reader

We will certainly want to pray for her and her family today.

 

 

 

Milton “Buddy” Bel

January 26, 1945 – January 12, 2020

Milton Duaine “Buddy” Bel, mayor and lifelong resident of Amite, passed away at the age of 74 on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at North Oaks Medical Center. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and he, along with his wife, owned Cabby’s Restaurant for over 20 years. He was previously elected as a school board member and Amite City council member. Buddy was preceded in death by parents, Milton J. Bel and Gwen Evans Bel; brother, Richard; and brother-in-law, Dick Toups; nephews, Taylor Bel and Scott Toups. He is survived by his wife, Claire Anderson Bel; daughters, Leigh Anne Bel Lambert, Megan Bel Miller (Joel), and Molly Bel (Danny Strickland); sister, Betty Jo Toups; brother, Patrick Bel (Elena); and grandchildren, Marie, Hunter, and Jaden Lambert, and Parker and Caroline Miller. Visitation at First United Methodist Church, Amite, from 8 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amite First United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice, in memory of Buddy Bel.

 

 

 

Read the Bible in 2020 – January 15

  • Genesis 31:17-32:12
  • Matthew 10:24-11:6
  • Psalm 13:1-6
  • Proverbs 3:16-18

 

 

Don’t forget to bring extra 2020 calendars for the Tangipahoa Parish Jail ministry.

 

 

 

I worked on the donations for Operation Christmas Child yesterday.  I will post a running total after the end of the month.  You can leave your donations in the classroom next to the choir room or in one of the totes in the fellowship hall or under the stairwell to the balcony.

 

 

 

Looking forward to some of God’s sunshine today.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

Monday

Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.

~Psalm 103:2~

 

 
Read and Write the Bible Today – Lamentations 3: 22-26

 

 

 

I was blessed to attend an early worship service and later to watch the second service via computer with David!  You can find links to both services on my facebook page.

 

 

 

Now that Easter egg hunts are over for this year, I will ask that if you are discarding plastic Easter eggs that you please leave them at FBC, Kentwood so we can use them in several different ways for Operation Christmas Child.

 

 

 

There is a tote on the organ at church with some ideas of items to purchase for Operation Christmas Child.  Look through the tote and get some ideas.  Then, happy shopping.  Please leave your donations at the church office or in the classroom next to the choir room.  May I suggest you make a decision to spend a certain amount each week (or month).  Then shop frequently!  If you cannot shop frequently, I suggest donating to OCC by putting your donation in an envelope marked OCC or to hand your donation to me when you see me.  I love to shop of OCC.  Packing day will be here before you know it!

 

 

 

There are many ways to share the message of salvation.  Today, let’s pray for ministers who do that from a pulpit, in hospitals, and other places every week.  Pray for Sunday School teachers and mission leaders who teach regularly the same message.  Also, pray for missionaries and their families who live the same lifestyle, but who do it on mission fields around the world.  Pray regularly for those who share the Good News.  May it become who you are and what you do.

Anna Lee

 

 

Wednesday

“God did not give us a spirit of timidity,

but a spirit of power, \

of love and

of self-discipline.” 

~2 Timothy 1:7 NIV~

 

 

 

Sunday night at the end of church I shared a prayer request.  My request was included in the closing prayer.  Within five minutes, I had my request answered.  What an awesome God we serve!

 

 

 

Shelton Day got sick Saturday and is now at North Oaks.  He apparently got treatment in time and is doing much better.  Keep praying for him, his family, and his friends.

 

 

 

We see Debbie Wilkinson often, including Saturday night.  This is her Tuesday report about her regular trip to MD Anderson for one of her frequent check-ups.

Well another trip down! My doctors are keeping my treatment the same for now bc my scans were “stable”.. only two tumors had very little increase and no new growth or spreading, THANK you GOD !! Exhausted and got about two hours until we are home! My pilot and copilot are doing good in this weather and traffic … God has a plan for me and He has me in His hands, keeping me and doing something supernatural on the inside I am sure 😊😊. HE IS A GOOD GOOD FATHER !! As always thank you everyone for your continued prayers 😘. Love zsazsa

 

 

 

Alice McFarlain asks us to pray for her son, Chance.

Calling on all my prayer warriors. 🙏🏻Please keep Chance in your prayers as he goes for his heart cath at 9:30 in the morning. The procedure will be done at Ochsners in New Orleans. It’s been 7 years since his last cath.

 

 

 

Ladies, mark your calendar for March 4, the next WMU meeting.  It will be at FBC, Greensburg.

 

 

 

Read the Bible Today – John 14: 15-21.

 

 

 

The electricity went off earlier, so I am rushed to complete this.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday

Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

~1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NIV)~

 

 

Jule W. Wascom

August 22, 1931 – February 10, 2019

A resident of Greensburg passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg. He was born August 22, 1931 in Greensburg and was 87 years of age. He was a retired Bridge Supervisor for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for 56 years with the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his 3 sons, Jule Charles Wascom and wife, Dottie, Tom Ed Wasom and wife, Anita, and Ricky Wascom and wife, Glenda; grandchildren, Scotty, Robby, Bobby, Jaime, Ryan, and Rusty; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Imogene Wascom. Preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Dean Alford Wascom; parents, Thomas and Mollie Travis Wascom. Graveside Services will be held at New Zion Cemetery, Kentwood, at 10:00AM on Monday, February 11, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Joe Day. Pallbearers will be Scotty, Robby, Bobby, Ryan, and Rusty Wascom and Colby Causey. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

The Youth on Mission Class has been learning how to tell others about Jesus.  Bible storying is one of our current efforts.  We have learned about the crippled man who was brought to Jesus for healing.  Our next lesson will be on the creation.  Send your youth to learn with us.  We meet Sunday evenings at 5 P.M.

 

 

Read (& Write) the Bible Today – I John 4: 17-21

 

 

 

A new week means a new opportunity to tell others about Jesus.

Anna Lee

Sunday

“Love your enemies!

Do good to those who hate you.

Bless those who curse you.

Pray for those who hurt you.

If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also.

If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also.” 

~Luke 6:27-29 NLT~

 

 

The Brave Sometimes Wander Too Far Alone!

New Update on David – I guess David got too confident with the improvement in mobility he made last week.  While I was in the laundry room and Jennie was in the cabin, David left the den and went to the bathroom using in cane.  He leaned the cane on the counter, but it slipped.  He stooped to pick it up, did not hold on to anything, and landed on his back.  He called me, so I went to the den expecting to find him.

He was on his back in the bathroom and had a bleed on the back of the head, so we got him up, into the car, and went to the ER in Greensburg.  Thankfully, testing showed he was okay.

Today, we are still thankful for the improved mobility he achieved through the PT and OT.  We do wish he was more careful though.  God watches out for us sometimes when we make poor choices.  David is not even sore today!

 

 

Bible Reading/Writing for Feb. 10 – I John 4: 13-16

 

 

Janet Vinet

February 03, 1938 – February 07, 2019

 

A resident of Amite, LA , passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Amite, LA. She was born February 3, 1938 in Thibodaux, LA and was 87 years of age. She is survived by 3 sisters, Marlyn, Linda (Ron), and Darlene; 1 brother, John; nieces and nephews, Kayo, Jr. (Erin), Kim (Eric), Desiree (Troy) and Louis (Donna);Preceded in death by her parents, Allen James Vinet and Eunice Lena Szush Vinet;
Graveside Services will be held at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, Chalmette, LA at 11am on Monday February 11, 2019 . McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

 

Several area churches now broadcast live worship services.  You can find FBC, Kentwood’s service at 10:30 on Kentwood, First Baptist Church.  This is a convenience for those who are homebound, an opportunity to watch a service from a different church, and a way to share the ministry of FBC, Kentwood with others.  One neat thing about this is you can watch live or any time later when you have the opportunity.

 

 

The Youth on Mission group will meet at 5 P.M. today in the missions room.  Thanks to all who helped them with their mission project by bringing soup which was given to the Hope Center in Roseland.

 

 

Be the church when you leave your church today!

Anna Lee

Wednesday

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 

 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

~Proverbs 3:5-6~

 

 

 

Read (& Write) the Bible) – I Corinthians 13: 8-13

 

 

 

Baptist Press http://www.bpnews.net

 

 

 

Over and over, I hear that there are so many sick people in our church and community.  Take time, now, to pray for each one of them that you know of.

 

 

 

From the Hope Center:

A big thank you to First Baptist Church Kentwood for the donation of can goods!!

(Our cans of soup were delivered yesterday.)  Thanks to those who contributed and the the volunteer who delivered them.  Thanks to the Youth on Mission for taking the lead in this worthy project.

 

 

 

Pray for us as David has begun home health, sees this family practitioner today, and his nephrologist Friday.   Than God for sending our daughter to us earlier than we expected.  She has been a BIG help!

 

 

Prayer is a gift from God to us.  Use your ability to pray.

Anna Lee