Monday

See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”

~Isaiah 42:9~

BIBLE READINGS AND WRITINGS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH

You may want to copy these for future references.

Take 10 minutes each day to read that day’s
Bible verse and the surrounding passages.

Write it in your journal and pray over it. Ask
God to reveal to you what He wants to show
you through His Word.

10th – Jeremiah 33:3
11th – Proverbs 3:5
12th – Matthew 15:11
13th – Luke 21:34
14th – Matthew 22:37
15th – Romans 7:25
16th – Psalm 19:14
17th – 1 Corinthians 2:11-16
18th – 1 Peter 1:13
19th – Isaiah 43:18-19
20th – Psalm 139:17
21st – Romans 1:28
22nd – Ephesians 4:23
23rd – Psalm 90:12
24th – Psalm 139:23-24
25th – Mark 7:21-22
26th – Isaiah 55:8
27th – Philippians 4:6-7
28th – Romans 8:6
29th – Romans 12:3

30th – Mark 12:30
31st – Psalm 94:11

I’m up-to-date. Are you? Even if you have not started yet, it’s still early in the year and not too late to play “catch-up”.

TODAY’S OBITUARY

Bobbie R. Carruth

July 09, 1933 – January 08, 2022

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith – 2 Timothy 4:7.

Bobbie R. Carruth, a resident of Greensburg, LA, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home in Greensburg, LA. She was born July 9, 1933 in Kentwood, LA and was 88 years of age. She was known for her good heart and kindness as well as her chicken and dumplings. She worked in the medical field for many years and made lifelong relationships with her co-workers and clients. She is survived by her 5 children, Lana Easley and husband Leo, Sandy Carruth Dees and husband Harvey, William “Wick” Carruth and wife Jimmie, Deborah Carruth Pruett, Greg Carruth and wife Karen; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, James V. Wilson and William L. Wilson. Preceded in death by her husband, Elton Carruth; parents, J. W. Wilson and Imogene Foster Wilson; 2 brothers, Farrell Wilson and Huey P. Long Wilson; sister, Norma Jean Hilbun. The family would like to thank Modern Hospice and especially Lisa King and Vanessa Creel. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Monday and at First Baptist Church of Greensburg on Tuesday from 9:00AM until Religious Services at 11:00AM. Services conducted by Rev. Tony Hand and Rev. Shawn Ostoj. Interment Center Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

BAPTIST PRESS

https://www.baptistpress.com/

David and I have been blessed to have had sweet friends to check on us during his, and now my, illnesses. Find your ways of being a special blessing – cards, food, visits, calls, etc. – to others.

Share a little joy today!

Anna Lee

Sunday

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:

The old has gone, the new is here!

~2 Corinthians 5:17~

Baptist Press https://www.baptistpress.com/

Baptist Message https://www.baptistmessage.com/

Today’s Bible Reading – Colossians 3:1-2 (Read and write in your notebook.)

Covid seems to be all around. The good news is that in most cases it is not a serious problem. Thank God for that change. Pray for those who have more serious cases.

Weekly Bible study, often called Sunday School, is available in many churches around us. Check out what is available and who is teaching those classes, then sign up to become involved.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – Even though Christmas has passed, it is never too late to contribute to this offering for international missions.

January Mission Project at FBC, Kentwood – Collecting gift cards to Walmart, Dollar General, and Lowe’s, etc. which will be sent to the tornado victims in Kentucky. Bro. Stan Statham, LA Baptist Disaster Relief, will be in charge of seeing that the cards are properly distributed.

Coming Soon – OCC Workday at FBC, Kentwood – We will be filling pencil bags and doing other projects. If you wish to contribute to the pencil bags, you might want to brings some pencils, pens, erasers, pencil sharpeners, glue sticks, SMALL plastic toys, bracelets, etc. to help fill the bags. We usually meet in the fellowship hall and work from 9 A.M. to noon. The date will be Feb. 5th. Mark your calendars.

Thank-you for reading and praying today. Remember, if you cannot be a part of the church services today, you can watch them live or later on Facebook. Sometimes, my internet service is not up-to-par, so I just wait until the service is over to watch. I prefer to watch live if possible.

The online services can also be used to listen to the sermon again, hear a special musical performance again, let young children hear the children’s message, etc. Use them in a way that works best for you and yours.

Anna Lee

Saturday

For we know that our old self was crucified with him

so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,

that we should no longer be slaves to sin 

because anyone who has died

has been set free from sin.

~Romans 6:6-7~

This morning I am happy to announce the birth of Annie Ruth Thornton.

Born 1-6-22 at 8:25 P.M. weighing 8 lb.14 oz. and 19 in. long

Annie Ruth is the fifth child of Josh and Danyelle Thornton of Arcola.

Annie Ruth is fine. Danyelle has some minor complications you can pray about.

Please pray for Ananda Miller McKenzie, daughter of Steve and Wendy Miller of Line Creek. Amanda began a round of chemo yesterday. The family requests your prayers.

We are asking for prayers that she will remain strong to tolerate the treatments necessary to rid her body of cancer and fight the battle that is before us. We have turned this over to God and trust His will.

Please pass the work. Two Rivers Baptist Association WMU will meet on Monday, January 17th, at Spring Creek Baptist Church. Church leadership members will meet at 9:00 with the meeting at 10:00. Please plan to attend and bring a friend or two. The meeting will be followed with a lunch. You are asked to bring a side dish or a dessert.

Don’t forget that the January Mission Project is giving gift cards for victims of the recent tornado in Kentucky. Suggestions for the cards include Dollar General, Walmart, annd Lowe’s.

Today’s Bible Reading Plan for 2022

~Philippians 2:5~

Bless someone by your works or actions today.

Anna Lee

Friday

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,

for his compassions never fail.  

They are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

~Lamentations 3:22-23~

Please pray for the teachers, students, and support staff of all our local schools who have just returned or will soon return to class.

Daryl and JoEllen Carruth had tornado damage to their home. For four months, they have been removing items and walls. Their home is now down to the studs. They are thankful for the help of many friends and family members as they prepare to begin reconstruction. It didn’t hurt that they have a number of family members in the area and a Baton Rouge son who is an architect. Please pray all goes smoothly and safely so they will soon be back in their home.

Mr. Bobby Raborn, Yvonne’s brother, is back at home home. Thank you for praying for him.

David says I am better. I know I still hurt, but I did sleep better last night than I have in months. I am so thankful for the sleep. I’m waiting for the next sign of a successful procedure..

Read and Write a Scripture in 2022

January – “Thoughts of the Mind”

Take 10 minutes each day to read that day’s
Bible verse and the surrounding passages.
Write it in your journal and pray over it. Ask
God to reveal to you what He wants to show
you through His Word.


1st Romans 12:2
2nd Philippians 4:8
3rd 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
4th 2 Timothy 1:7
5th Proverbs 4:23
6th Ephesians 4:22-24
7th Romans 7:23
8th Philippians 2:5
9th Colossians 3:1-2
10th Jeremiah 33:3
11th Proverbs 3:5
12th Matthew 15:11
13th Luke 21:34
14th Matthew 22:37
15th Romans 7:25
16th Psalm 19:14
17th 1 Corinthians 2:11-16
18th 1 Peter 1:13
19th Isaiah 43:18-19
20th Psalm 139:17
21st Romans 1:28
22nd Ephesians 4:23
23rd Psalm 90:12
24th Psalm 139:23-24
25th Mark 7:21-22
26th Isaiah 55:8
27th Philippians 4:6-7
28th Romans 8:6
29th Romans 12:3
30th Mark 12:30
31st Psalm 94:11

The Family Focus Conference will be at FBC, Kentwood in about a week. It is not too late to sign up for this FREE event which will be a positive help to your family life. Call the church office (229-8111) or sign up on the church’s web page.

The January Mission Project is to collect gift cards for Kentucky tornado victims. You can give them to Bro. Darryl when you see him or to “Miss” Janice in the church office.

Have a wonderful day. Be blessed and pass it on.

Anna Lee

Thursday

1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

~Ecclesiastes 3:1-8~

Josiah Huckaby had his first day of school yesterday. He smiled all day, as always, and wore himself out having a good time. Thank God for this blessing.

David learned at church last night that Mrs. Barbara Hutchinson fell and broke a couple of ribs. Pray for her as she heals at home.

I’m not sure about the results of my injection yet. Result times vary, so I will be “testing” the results periodically today

Reading and writing the Bible today – Day 6

Ephesians 4:22-24

Family Focus Conference at FBC, Kentwood

May be an image of 4 people and text

Contact the church office to sign up. No fees to pay! Only benefits!

JANUARY MISSION PROJECT

Gift cards for Kentucky tornado victims can turned in to the church office Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 5:00.

Operation Christmas Child

I’ve been unable to shop for OCC, but David has shopped some. If you get an opportunity to shop and see items for the pencil bags, please help us out. Items needed for the pencil bags are: mechanical pencils, pencils, pens, erasers of various sizes, small toys like plastic animals or balls, stickers, etc. You can place your bags on the table in the classroom next to the choir room. Also, anyone who would like to volunteer a few hour to do some easy work for OCC, please let me know.

I’m not able to attend church now and greatly appreciate the online services. I hope you have located the site for time when you are unable to attend Sunday services or prayer meeting on Wednesdays.

Anna Leee

Wednesday

Above all else,

guard your heart,

for everything you do flows from it.

~Proverbs 4:23 NIV ~

Good news and bad news!

Good – The new virus is not bad for most people, especially for people who are fully vaccinated.

Bad – It is very contagious and spreading quickly here.

Please pray for all those who have the new virus.

We saw my pain management doctor yesterday. She is going to do another procedure early this morning. Hopefully, it will help. If you are up early, please pray for a successful procedure on my back.

Read and write Scripture in 2022

Today – Proverbs 4:23

I used it to start today’s Prayer Link.

January Mission Project at FBC, Kentwood

Purchase gift cards which will be given to tornado victims in Kentucky.

Be a blessing to someone today!

Anna Lee

Tuesday

Do not lie to each other,

since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self,

which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

~Colossians 3:9-10~

Read and write portions of the Bible in 2022

2 Timothy 1:7

Grab a notebook and write with us.

Yvonne Lott

February 09, 1937 – January 01, 2022

Yvonne Lott, born February 9, 1937, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at the age of 84. She was truly loved and an inspiration to all that came into contact with her, sharing the joy of the Lord with anyone that needed a hug, a prayer, or a hand to hold. She is survived by her sister, Beverly Stewart and husband Jerry, brother, Hamilton Miley and wife Katherine; children, Marilyn Passman and husband James, Stephanie and Brown Binder, and Jennifer Lott; grandchildren, Daniel Kennedy and wife Krystal, Cody Binder and Megan, Rachel Lockett, and Regan Kimball; and  numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Roy Babington; husband, Harold Lott; son, Clifford Lott; sister, Barbara Woodard; and grandchildren, Bo Binder and Dana McCullough . A private ceremony will be held among family. 

Please continue to pray for the many who are sick in our comminity.

My back is a little better. Pray for me as I see a doctor today.

January Mission Project – Gift Card for Tornado Victims

Anna Lee

Monday

“Sing to God, sing praises to his name;

lift up a song to him . . . his name is the LORD.”

~Psalm 68:4 (ESV)~

I’ve got my special notebook started with the Scriptures for the last two days. It’s easy to write and meditate over. Today’s Scripture is 2 Corinthians 10:3-6. To complete your assignment for today, this is what you will write in your notebook.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

I hope you will join us if you have not already started. Think how proud of yourself you will be at the end of the year.

Think of all the special passages you can mark for memorization.

Think of all the passages you could categorize for future use.

Etc.

Please pray for Mr. Bobby Simpson’s daughter, Kay, who now has covid on top of her other jealth issues.

Please pray for others who, like Kay, have compromised health issues.

Write Scriptures today.

Instructions: Take 10 minutes each day to read each day’s
Bible verse and the surrounding passages.
Write it in your journal and pray over it. Ask
God to reveal to you what He wants to show
you through His Word.

Scriptures for the first week of 2022
1st Romans 12:2
2nd Philippians 4:8
3rd 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
4th 2 Timothy 1:7
5th Proverbs 4:23
6th Ephesians 4:22-24
7th Romans 7:23

It’s certainly not too late to begin!

January Mission Project at FBC, Kentwood

We’re collecting gift cards from various stores, such at Walmart, Dollar General, and Chic-Fil-A to send to people in Kentucky who recently had tornado damage. Bro. Stan Statham, who serves as the LA Baptist Disaster Relief leader will get them to those in greatest need. If you wish to donate you can purchase gift cards in your chosen amounts and turn them in through the Sunday morning offering or give them to the church secretary during the week. Thank you for helping those who have a great need at this time.

Operation Christmas Child – Keep your eyes open for after-Christmas sales of pencils, stuffed animals, coloring books, etc.

Thanks to all who helped with the Christmas gift-bags for our local ministry and our shoeboxes for our international ministry. May God blesses you for helping children.

Anna Lee

Sunday, 1-2-22

“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth.

The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.

~Isaiah 65:17~

“Sing to God, sing praises to his name;

lift up a song to him . . . his name is the LORD.”

~Psalm 68:4 (ESV)~

Read, Write, and Pray in 2022

1st Romans 12:2
2nd Philippians 4:8
3rd 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
4th 2 Timothy 1:7
5th Proverbs 4:23
6th Ephesians 4:22-24
7th Romans 7:23

Sunday Services at FBC, Kentwood

9;15 – Sunday School

10:30 – Morning Worship

6:00 – Evening Worship

Have a wonderful first Lord’s Day of 2022!

Anna Lee

1-1-22; Happy New Year

“When you get serious about finding me

and want it more than anything else,

I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.”

~Jeremiah 29:13~

(The Message)

Elder C. Marshall Wallace

August 24, 1946 – December 30, 2021

A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at his home. He was born August 24, 1946 in Independence, LA and was 75 years of age. He was a retired T. C. Clerk after 42 years from Illinois Central Railroad which later merged with Canadian National Railroad. He surrendered to preach in October 1983. He pastored Old Mt. Zion in Uneedus for 5 years then later joined the membership of Bethel MBC of New Orleans and was sent as a missionary at which time he started Landmark M.B. Mission in the home of his mother Evelyn P. Wallace. Landmark Church was later organized in 1996. Marshall Wallace continued as Pastor until his death. Survived by his wife, Melissa Randall Wallace; children, Marshall Wallace, III and wife, Carol, Adlyn Renee “Sissy” Rioux and Carla Sonya Wallace; grandchildren, Laken B. Parker, Tristin C.J. Parker, Dalton T. Rioux, Tiffany D. Wallace, Paydon S. Wallace, Darian C. Peevy, Ayla P. Chambless, Lain G. Chambless; brothers, David M. Wallace and wife, Tanya, Ken M. Wallace, Mark Wallace and wife, Karen and Mack Wallace and wife, Raynell; sister, Joy Porter and husband, Nolan; brothers-in-law, Harold “Boo” Bonck and Glenn and Janelle Randall; sister-in-law, Mary Randall Morgan and husband, John Morgan. Preceded in death by his dad, Chester M. Wallace; mother, Evelyn P. Wallace; sister, JoAnn W. Gatlin and husband, Darrell Gatlin; sister, Janice W. Bonck; brother, Randall M. Wallace and wife Sherry P. Wallace; nephew, J.J. Drago; step-son, Jason D. Randall; step-granddaughter, Lacie M. Randall; and many nephews and nieces. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM on Friday and from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Services conducted by Pastor Billy Joe Bennett of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Wichita, KS. Interment Landmark Cemetery, Amite, LA. Family and friends are invited to meet afterwards at Landmark Church Annex on S. Populis Rd. following services. Pallbearers are Laken Parker, Dalton Rioux, Lain G. Chambless, Peydon Wallce, K’Den Smith and K’Shine Smith. Honorary pallbearer will be Andrew Parker. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

Read the Bible in 2022

January – Thoughts and the Mind

Week One

1st Romans 12:2
2nd Philippians 4:8
3rd 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
4th 2 Timothy 1:7
5th Proverbs 4:23
6th Ephesians 4:22-24
7th Romans 7:23

Read. Write. Meditate. Pray.

Anna Lee