“Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life,

and I will live in the house of the LORD forever”

 ~Psalm 23:6 NLT~



How many songs can you relate to this Scripture?



Read & write the Bible – Romans 12:9-16


Bring your cans of soup to FBC, Kentwood.  They will be given to Hope Center to help those in need.



 This is the Lord’s Day!  Don’t exclude Him!

Anna Lee



Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

~Ecclesiastes 7:9~




Read & Write the Bible Today – Luke 6:27-36



Yesterday, David saw a doctor who changed some of his medications because of problems David was experiencing.  Next week, we will have doctor appointments on three or four days.  Looking at that with a positive attitude, the different doctors get to evaluate him multiple times next week.  Another good thing, is that some of these appointments are in Hammond, not Baton Rouge.  David has been recommended for home health.  It’s in the paperwork approval stage.  Thanks for your continued prayers.



Bernice Martin Travis

March 24, 1926 – January 31, 2019

A resident of Kentwood, LA, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg, LA. She was born March 24, 1926 in St. Helena, LA and was 92 years of age. She was a retired LPN from LA War Veterans Home in Jackson, LA and also a retired dairy farmer. She is survived by 2 daughters, Faye Marcus and David, and Kathy Travis; Kim Richard and Ken; 1 son, Alan Travis and Avonia; 1 sister, Frances Robbins and Ronnie; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Wilson Claude Travis; sister, Belle Felker; parents, Preston and Laura Martin. Visitation at First Baptist Church of Arcola from 9:00 a.m until religious services at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Bob Simpson. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




The Youth on Mission are collecting soup for the Hope Center.  “Soup”er Bowl Sunday is the deadline.




Operation Christmas Child – The suggested items to purchase during February are accessories (watches, jewelry, hair ornaments. sunglasses, etc.)




We have many families with sicknesses and deaths.  Please keep them in your thoughts, prayers, and actions this week.

Anna Lee



“Even when I walk through the darkest valley,

I will not be afraid,

for you are close beside me.

Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” 

~Psalm 23:4 NLT~




Read the Bible

  • Psalm 145:1-2
  • Psalm 145:5-6
  • Psalm 146:2




Please pray for these people and their families whenever you think of them.

  • Mrs. Wilma Welch
  • Phillip Strickland
  • Glen Magee, Sr.



The following people are home and making progress.

  • Eleanor Morris
  • Ferrie Gene Blackmon
  • Frances Gay
  • Andy Taylor



Josiah Huckaby

Josiah is home and he’s doing great!!! Thanks for all the prayers!




Velta Morris – Another good report

t’s been a year since I shared an update on my ongoing journey with Lymphoma. Today I met with my oncologist to review the PET scan that I had yesterday. I am so blessed and humbled to report that no new activity was detected – everything was quiet and the same as last January! To those in my Facebook family who remember to pray for me, I thank you. May God bless you all, and to Him be all the glory!




Don’t forget to add some cans of soup to the top of the organ.  The Youth on mission are collecting the soup for Hope Center in Roseland.




Arrangements for Mr. Douglas Crawford are as follows: Visitation Friday: 5:00 – 8:00pm Visitation Sat. : 9:00 – 11:00am Funeral Service Sat. : 11:00am All services will be held at Line Creek Baptist Church in Kentwood, LA. Please keep Miss Debbie Crawford and her family in your prayers.




Prayers are tremendously important!  Don’t forget to include them often each day.

Anna Lee


“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body.

We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” 

~Romans 12:4-5 NLT~




  • Brandon McElveen had five bypasses.  He is in his mid-40″s.  Thank God for the successful surgery.
  • Andy Taylor‘s cataract surgery went well.  Pray for Andy and Betty as he recovers,
  • Eleanor Morris continues to improve on walking on her new hip.  Thank God for allowing her to have this surgery.
  • David had a long day yesterday in Baton Rouge including visiting in the High Grove Ochsner that just opened.  We were thankful to have Jennie with us and driving.  David was able to get his Procrit shot even thought his number was 10.1 because the number was “trending downward”.  Pray for David’s energy level and strength to increase.


Sandra K. Smith (Bro. Danny Smith’s sister=in-law)

1950 – 2019 

Sandra K Smith, 68, of Lacombe died Friday January 25, 2019 at Lacombe Nursing home. Sandra was born February 2, 1950 in Hicksville, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Bill (and Joyce) Albertson and the late Beverly Fiig Burt. Sandra was an avid member of the Lions Club. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Leon (Buck) Smith. She is survived by her son Scott Smith and his wife Kelley Smith. She is survived by her siblings Charles Albertson Sr. Butler, IN; Joana and Neil Bonecutter of Edgerton, OH; Sarah and David Clark of Hicksville, OH; Martha and Kim Elson of Hamilton, IN; and Mary and Tim Algire of Montpelier, OH. She has four grandchildren Tyler Welch of Slidell; Blaine Welch of Slidell; Ryan Welch of Slidell; and Emma Welch of Slidell. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents and two siblings. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Lions Club of Mandeville, 720 Lafitte St., Mandeville, LA 40448. Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, Covington, LA in charge of arrangements. To view and sign the family guest book please visit



Read the Bible

  • Psalm 119: 116, 117. 145, & 146.
  • If you have not received your February Bible reading guide, you can get one at FBC, Kentwood.




Bring cans of soup for “Soup”er Bowl Sunday.  They will be given to the Hope Center.  Help the Youth on Mission help others.




Baptist Press





Stay alert to the weather situation.  Be alert and available to help others.

Anna Lee




“You were taught . . . to put off your old self,

which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

to be made new in the attitude of your minds;

and to put on the new self,

created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”

~Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV~



Please pray for Brandon McElveen. 46 and formerly of Roseland, as he has bypass surgery today.  His parents are GG and Cathy McElveen.  Also, please pray for the medical personnel who will be working to get the bypass done successfully.



Please add Cora Morris of the the Kedron area to your prayer list.  Just as she was recovering from back surgery, she broke an ankle.



Pray for Andy Taylor of Osyka as he has cataract surgery this morning.  Pray for Betty as she continues to care for Andy.



Pray for Nancy Stokes’ daddy.  His blood pressure is very low, so he will be having surgery.



Bobby Slaven

December 02, 1943 – January 27, 2019

A resident of Osyka, MS, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at McComb Nursing and Rehab Center in McComb, MS. He was born December 2, 1943 in Bogalusa, LA and was 75 years of age. He is survived by his wife, Debbie “Deb” Slaven; son, Jack Daniel Lowry; 3 daughters, Toni Slaven, Melissa Slaven, and Shandra Lowry; brother, Billy Slaven; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Carrie Slaven; 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Graveside Services will be held at Slaven-Rohner Family Cemetery on Hickory Lane East of Amite, LA at 4:00PM on Monday, January 28, 2019. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Read the Bible – Psalm 119: 60, 61, 93, & 106

If you would like to receive a hard copy, please check at FBC, Kentwood for a paper on the readings for February.




Don’t forget cans of soup for “Soup”er Bowl Sunday.  The soup will be given to Hope Center to distribute.




Stay alert to the cold weather we have coming.   Help someone who may not have adequate heating for the low temperatures we have coming our way.

Anna Lee


Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid;

do not be discouraged.

Be strong and courageous.

This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.”

~Joshua 10:25~




Wanda Smith asked us to pray for her daughter-in-law, Courtney Bruce.  She was in an automobile accident a while back and is still in pain.  Pray the surgery Tuesday will relieve her pain.



Pray for David as he meets a new health-care provider tomorrow.  He will see a liver specialist in Baton Rouge.




Read the Bible – Psalm 119: 7-8, 16, 44-46



Jennie and I are looking forward to breakfast at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church at 8:00 this morning.




Don’t forget your soup for the Hope Center.  The soup can be placed on the organ any time between now and “Soup”er Bowl Sunday.  Thanks for helping the Youth on Mission with with project.




Prepare for the cold we are having early this week.  You may need to help someone get ready for the cold temperatures.

Anna Lee













Taste and see that the LORD is good;

blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

~Psalm 34:8~



BIble Reading Plan

  • Psalm 118: 17 & 19
  • Psalm 118: 21 & 28



I’ve noticed there are usually a number of deaths in January.  This year is no exception.

Joshua ” Fat Cat” H. Pierre

November 03, 1976 – January 24, 2019

Joshua “Fat Cat” Harrison Pierre, a resident of Loranger, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at his home. He was born November 3, 1976 in Independence and was 42 years of age. He was a member of New Hope Pentecostal Church and had passion for 18 wheelers and trucking. He is survived by his wife, Mandy Miller Pierre; 2 sons, Steven and Caleb; parents, William and Gloria Pierre; and a sister, Rebecca Pierre. Preceded in death by grandparents, Nace Harrison Pierre, Gertrude Ard Pierre, Howard Spears, and Berta Moore Spears. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019. Interment New Hope Pentecostal Cemetery, Uneedus, LA. For an online guestbook, visit

Floyd Joseph Ardillo, Jr.

February 4, 1973 – January 23, 2019

And a resident of Franklinton died early Wednesday morning January 23, 2019 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was a former resident of Amite during his younger years and attended Amite High School. Joe worked in the retail grocery business for many years. He formerly lived in Texas and later lived in Kentucky, where he worked at the Ford Motor Company assembly plant, before moving back to Louisiana and settling in Lake Charles for several years. Joe had recently moved to Franklinton to be nearer to his family. He loved fishing and always enjoyed hanging out with his friends while camping on a river bank or just spending all day at any good fishing hole.

Survived by:

Children: Cassidy Ardillo, Seth Ardillo and their mother Erin Collins of Port Neches, TX,
Samantha Ardillo, Isabella Ardillo and their mother Laci Ewing of Lake Charles,
Gage Ardillo and his mother Katherine Walker of Spurger, TX

Companion and Friend: Theresa Ardillo of Poplarville, MS

Mother and Step-father: Margaret Bailey King and Mike King of Franklinton

Sisters: Victoria A. Varnado,
Beth Ann King both of Franklinton,
Lisa and Chris Fussell of Kentwood

Brothers: Corey Joseph Easley of Baton Rouge,
Chad Easley of Springfield

Aunts and an Uncle: Carole Armstrong of Pine Grove,
Steve Bailey,
Judy Lambert both of Zachary

Also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Alice Danielle Ardillo, father Floyd J. Ardillo, Sr., step-mother Judy A. Holden, grandparents Bill and Rena Lambert, Floyd and Pearl Ardillo, uncle Randy Bailey, aunt Lois Bailey.

A memorial service for family and friends will be planned at a later date.

Obituaries can be viewed online at







FBC, Kentwood – Don’t forget you cans of soup today!  Let’s make “Soup”er Bowl Sunday count for the Hope Center.



The Pine Ridge United Methodist Church will host their monthly breakfast benefit tomorrow morning at 8 A.M.   David and I are honored to know they will be doing this in his honor this time.  Thank-you to our Methodist friends.

Anna Lee