Monday

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.

~Titus 2:11~

 

 

 

 

Thankfulness – Day 11 – Today, I am thankful for all the many men and women who gave of their time to serve in the armed forces to protect our great country.  We wouldn’t be who we are today without you!  Happy Veteran’s Day!

 

 

 

Today,   I have a prayer request for the next 13 weeks.  Pray for Micah Simpson and his family as he leaves today for 13 weeks of boot camp for the Marines.    What a great way to celebrate Veteran’s Day!

 

 

 

Today, let’s pray for Emilee McKenzie who had a fall over the weekend.  She injured her arm.

 

 

 

Many people are sick with colds, flu, and viruses.  These problems are easily passed from one person to another.  Everyone, take care of yourself and your family.  The weather we are facing in the coming week will probably only allow others to be sick.  Be sure you are properly stocked with fuel, food, water, medicine, etc. before the coldest weather comes our way.  Also, check your pipes, vehicles, pets, etc.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing for Nov. 11 – Psalm 136: 13-26

 

 

 

May this Monday be the start to a marvelous week for each of you!

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord’s Day

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

 ~2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NIV~

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 10 – Psalm 136: 1-12

 

 

 

Thankfulness, Day 10 – Today, I’m thankful for telephones.  That’s how we regularly stay connected with our children since they do not live near us.  It was fun listening to David call them during commercial breaks in the LSU game yesterday.

 

 

 

I hope you believe in keeping the prayer-lines busy.  

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Saturday

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

~Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)~

 

 

 

I think we need to pray about the cold weather which is expected soon.  Be prepared.  Stay in when the roads are icy.  Stay warm.  Who do you need to pray for during this extra cold season?  Who do you need to help in some way?  Make good decisions!

 

 

 

Louisiana is leading the state in flu cases!  That fact, plus David’s compromised immune system, caused us to decide to limit our crowd exposures for a while.  We plan to miss services at church Sunday mornings.  David does not have a new problem, but we are hoping to prevent one.  We are trying to keep him as healthy as we can.

 

 

 

Please pray for our friends, Cete and Ruby Dillon.  She is not feeling her best.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – November 9 – Psalm 100: 1-5

 

 

 

Begin to pray for us as we make plans for the Operation Christmas Child Collection Center which will be receiving shoeboxes November 18 – 25.

 

 

 

It’s time to cook some winter foods.  Enjoy them this week.  Pray for those who do not have proper food, clothing, or heat.  If you know of a need, please call the church office or someone whom you think can help out.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

~Psalm 23:4~

 

 

 

Dollie Frazier‘s biopsies went well yesterday.  She was no pain, but has to wait a week for results.  Pray the week goes quickly for her and the results are good.

 

 

 

Make preparations now for the COLD weather we are predicted to have next Tuesday.  Pray for and help people who are not pared for the cold weather we will soon be facing.

 

 

 

Shoeboxes will be collected November 18-25.  It’s not too late to pack some boxes!  If you would like to pack a box, I will supply you with a box.  Let me know before Sunday and I will give you one then.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Day 8 – Philippians 4: 4-9

 

 

 

Thankfulness, Day 8 – Today, I am thankful to have modern transportation which allows me to live in the area I choose to live in.  I’m not a horse and buggy person like my ancestors who lived here years ago.  I’m thankful for the greater distances we can drive in order to see doctors, take quiet afternoon rides, visit family and friends, etc.  I fly when necessary, but not lately.

 

 

 

Before you pray today, make your prayer list so you can focus on those you choose to pray for today.

Anna Lee

 

 

 

 

Thursday Addition

Mrs. Marilyn Phillips, one of our neighbors, has had heart issues and received two stents.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

 

 

 

Ora Lee Wilson was attacked by a pit bull while walking a block from her house this afternoon.  She was bitten twice on her elbow.  She has received treatment in Amite and is back home.  Let’s thank God for protecting her from more injury.  As I sometimes say, “It could have been much worse!”

 

 

 

Ferrie Gene Blackmon had some spots removed from her lungs so they can be checked.  Pray for her and her family.

 

Obituary for Kenneth Carl Istre

Kenneth Carl Istre closed his Bible for the final time on November 4, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. His daily life for the past 90 years was a living testimony of his faithfulness and love for the Lord. He was a man that enjoyed family, people, and life.

Kenneth was born on Feb 8, 1929 in Jennings, Louisiana to Ivy Joseph Istre and Betty Valdetero Istre. He attended Jennings High School and during this time his desire to help people and share his faith was evident. Kenneth began to lead singing at his local congregation and soon accompanied his father on revivals. On one occasion, at Hayden’s Grove in Amite, his father became ill and Kenneth not only led the singing but delivered the sermon. The bonds made at Hayden’s Grove would span well over 70 years.

While in high school, Kenneth excelled receiving many athletic awards which led to football scholarship offers at the collegiate level. After seeking advice from his parents and hours in personal prayer, he chose to focus in the field of ministry and education. This led him to Harding College, Kentucky Bible College and East Tennessee State University where he received a bachelor degree. He continued his ministerial studies receiving a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Kenneth married his childhood sweetheart, Betty Jane Reddell, on December 26, 1950. Their 39 years of happiness started in Johnson City, Tennessee where Kenneth stepped into the pulpit and began his life of fulltime ministry. In 1953, Kenneth and Betty moved to Dallas, Texas where he began mixing his talents of teaching and preaching. He was not only a fulltime minister, but was a teacher and administrator at East Dallas Christian School. His love and caring for people brought him great success. In 1964 Kenneth and Betty returned to South Louisiana as their ministry in Amite began. Kenneth also taught high school, coached, and enjoyed farming during his time in Amite. In 1979 Kenneth and Betty returned to Jennings to be with their aging parents. Kenneth returned to his alma mater, Jennings High School, where he was a teacher and coach while preaching at Abbeville Church of Christ. After the passing of Betty in 1990 Kenneth continued teaching, preaching and taking care of people in need while living in Jennings.

Kenneth married Patsy Green Field on November 26, 1991. Their 26 years of happiness began in Jennings and then Watson and Hammond. Kenneth taught high school, college and preached at Hayden’s Grove and Shiloh until his health declined in 2015. Kenneth also became involved in the lives of Patsy’s children and grandchildren. After the passing of Patsy in 2018 Kenneth moved to Dallas, Texas where he continued to be a great encourager to others.

Kenneth’s ministry spanned over 64 years, from 1951 to 2015. His enthusiasm for sharing God’s word never seemed to grow dim. The churches he served as minister were Locust Street Church of Christ, Johnson City, Tennessee; Piedmont Church of Christ, Dallas, Texas; Amite Church of Christ, Amite, Louisiana; Big Creek Church of Christ, Arcola, Louisiana; Hayden’s Grove Church of Christ, Amite, Louisiana; Abbeville Church of Christ, Abbeville, Louisiana, and Shiloh Church of Christ, Loranger, Louisiana.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Ivy Joseph Istre and Betty Valdetero Istre and his brother Richard Ivy Istre.
Preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jane Reddell Istre, Kenneth is survived by their children Kenneth Dwaine Istre and wife Natalie, Kathleen Istre Alonso and her husband Roland, Kristine Istre Yeldell and her husband Layne, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his second wife Patsy Green Field Istre, Kenneth is survived by her children Richard Benton Field and his wife Alison, SuEllan Field Moore and her husband Carmon, Tanya Field Mearse and her husband Bill, her 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Kenneth also was the last living member of the Founding Board of Directors for the Christian Youth Encampment. He spent many summers there working and teaching to meet the needs of area youth. This was always a very special place for him as well as Betty and the children. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to:
Christian Youth Encampment
Attn: Justin Simmons
P.O. Box 411
Glenmora, LA 71433

The Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Jennings Church of Christ, in Jennings, LA. on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM with the service at 2:00 PM Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Thursday

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart!

I have overcome the world.”

~John 16:33~

 

 

 

Please continue to pray for Dollie Frazier.

OK PRAYER WARRIORS TOMORROW, THURSDAY I WILL HAVE BIOPSY DONE ON BOTH SIDES OF MY HEAD AT THE TEMPLE AREA. TO BE THERE 6:30 AM AND BIOPSY AT 8:00 AM. THANKS FOR BEING THERE FOR ME.

 

 

 

Scripture Writing – Nov. 7 – Psalm 107: 1-9

 

 

 

Thankfulness – Day 7 – Today,  I am thankful for my family and for David’s family.  We have two younger generations now, two children and spouses, and six grandchildren.  

 

 

 

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Louisiana Baptist Messagehttps://baptistmessage.com/

 

 

 

Thom Rainerhttps://thomrainer.com/blog/

 

 

 

Waylon Baileyhttp://waylonbailey.com/

 

 

 

I hope you have time to check out some of these people and their thoughts.

Anna Lee