“It is wonderful to be grateful and to sing your praises, LORD Most High!

It is wonderful each morning to tell about your love and at night to announce how faithful you are.”

Psalm 92:1-2 (CEV)

Our God gives second chances!




Please begin praying for Caleb Estay.  He will be having a lump on this neck checked Tuesday.  Pray all goes well.




Please pray for the family of Coach Dickie Meeks.  I taught with him at OFA.  His students thought the moon of him.  He became well know for winning teams and influencing lives in the right direction.  He passed away due to cancer.  His services will be Saturday in Longview, TX.




Read the. Bible in 2020 – August 5

  • Ezra 1:1-2:70 1
  • Corinthians 1:18-2:5
  • Psalm 27:7-14
  • Proverbs 20:22-23



This morning I was blessed with a message from someone who is quarantined, but still wanting to help with Operation Christmas Child.  He asked for a suggestion about something he can order online.  This virus cannot stop the generosity of God’s people!




The Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home will be in Kentwood on September 21st to pick up our donations for their pantry.  They only ask for this help once a year.  Below is a list of the items they need the most this year:

  • Bottled Juices
  • Cleansing Supplies (Disinfectants)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Freezer Bags
  • Fruit (Canned)
  • Kool-Aid
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Salad Dressings

Your items can be left at the church any time in the next few weeks.




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Anna Lee


Monday Update

Scott Womack had an artery repaired and three new stents.  He will stay overnight and be home tomorrow.  Scott personally call David this afternoon.  They have a special connection – David taught him when he was in the College and Career Sunday School class.  Scott is all lined up now to catch David some fish.  Good friends are so special.  Many prayers were spoken for Scott and his surgeon.




Mary Ann Clemons is HOME!  She will be working to regain her strength.  This is an answer to many prayers.


But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:

While we were still sinners,

Christ died for us.



Remember to pray for Scott Womack as he has that postponed procedure this morning in Covington.




Margaret Estes was allowed to return home yesterday, but must be quarantined for 20 days.  Thank God that she is better and at home.  Pray for the her during this time she must be quarantined.




Pray for Ron and Alana Ichter Greenwich as they begin seven weeks of orientation in Richmond, VA to prepare them to go to Brazil for another three years.  This term will be to train and monitor new missionaries as they do through language study and other training before moving to their assignments.  I’m thankful Jennie will get to spend some time with them again.  It will bring back lots of memories from the 90’s when Jennie was a Journeyman missionary and taught the Greenwich children.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 4 

  • 2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23
  • 1 Corinthians 1:1-17
  • Psalm 27:1-6
  • Proverbs 20:20-21



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Anna Lee






Another verse from Jonah!

“When I had lost all hope,

I turned my thoughts once more to the Lord.”

~Jonah 2:7 (TLB)~

I read this thought earlier.  It went something like:

When you have big troubles, turn your thoughts to God.  He’s bigger!




Please pray for teachers, administrators, parents, and students.  There are many considerations for everyone to make.




Carol Ann Cleveland got to come home from the hospital.  Thank-you for praying for my sweet friend.




There will be a memorial service for Martha Griffith at FBC, Kentwood on August 15th.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 3

  • 2 Chronicles 33:14-34:33
  • Romans 16:10-27
  • Psalm 26:1-12
  • Proverbs 20:19



Revival at FBC, Kentwood

  • Thursday, August 27 – Bro. Rusty Durand
  • Friday, August 28 – Bro. Joe King
  • Saturday, August 29 – Brandon Digilormo
  • Sunday, August 30 – Bro. Joe Weaver


  • All services – Riverside Revival Band


  • Evening services will begin at 6 P.M.
  • Sunday morning service will begin at 10:30



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Anna Lee






Jesus said to him,

“Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”

 Immediately he received his sight

and followed Jesus, praising God.

When all the people saw it,

they also praised God.

~Luke 18:42-43~




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 2

  • 2 Chronicles 32:1-33:13
  • Romans 15:23-16:9 P
  • salm 25:16-22
  • Proverbs 20:16-18



Update on Susie Eads:  Susie’s surgery went well.  She’s home and resting.  The pathology report was clear of cancer cells.  Say a prayer of thanksgiving for Bobby and Susie.  They thank you for your prayers.




Carol Ann (Mrs. Ira Clevveland) said her sickness was caused by limiting salt and drinking more water.  She is better, but not able to come home from the hospital yet.  Please pray for her and her family.




Please continue to pray for Margaret Estes.  She is still hospitalized and battling Covid-19.  Other family members seem to be improving now.




Mary Ann Clemons has done much better than the doctors thought she would have.  Summer shared her testimony on Facebook.  When you see her, I know she will be happy to tell how God has worked in Mary Ann’s recovery.




Covid-19 Update:

The virus continues to spread.  Some schools are already delaying the start of classes.  Some churches are having to close again due to the virus.  Let’s work together and get through this time.  When the virus hits with people we know and love, it becomes something to be more serious about.  

Anna Lee


The school closure was not in Tangipahoa Parish.  










“From inside the fish

Jonah prayed to the LORD his God.”

~Jonah 2:1 (NIV)~


This Scripture leads me to think we can pray for God any where and any time!




Scott Womack‘s procedure for Friday was postponed until Tuesday due to a hospital emergency situation.  Please continue to pray for Scott’s procedure.




Carol Ann Cleveland was better today.   Please continue to pray for her.




Friends, John and Barbara Forshag, are quarantined.   She tested positive for the virus.  He was tested later and has no results yet.  Both are experiencing mild symptoms.  Please add them to your prayer list.




Sheryl Andrus Carnegie, formerly of Amite, has cancer.  Her recent trip to MD Anderson showed no cancer.  Pray she is in “remission”.




Travis A. Howes

September 30, 1935 – July 30, 2020

A resident of Loranger, LA, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his home. He was born September 30, 1935 in Ponchatoula, LA and was 84 years of age. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda Howes; 2 sons, Bryan K. Howes and wife, Carla, and Steven K. Howes and wife, Colleen; 1 daughter, Rene H. Dyer and husband, Trey; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Olga Howes; 3 brothers, Warren Howes, Stanley Howes and Alden Howes. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM on Monday, August 3, 2020. Interment Colonial Mausoleum, Independence, LA. For an online guestbook, visit




Vivian Lambert Trabona

January 14, 1947 – July 29, 2020

Vivian Abiline Lambert Trabona, age 73, passed away peacefully July 29, 2020 in Covington, La. She was born January 14, 1947 in Independence, La. to Harrell and Audrey Faust Lambert. After graduating Amite High School, at the age of 18, she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Nick Paul Trabona, on December 13, 1965. She also shared her love for her family as a wonderful mother and a loving and doting grandmother and great-grandmother. Vivian loved Christ and was a very active member in St. Helena Catholic Church. She had continuous faith in God’s Word. At home “her chair” was surrounded by biblical study books and scripture. Vivian was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Vivian is survived by her husband, Nick Paul Trabona, son, John Kevin Trabona, daughter Nikole and husband Tommy Shane Blalock, grandsons, Kevin Scott Trabona, Caleb Todd Trabona and Brittany Woods, 3 great grandchildren, Jacelyn, Kaden and Charla Grace Trabona. Also survived by her siblings, sister Bonnie Travis, brothers Lanis, Richard “Dickie”, Aubrey, Homer and Fred Lambert. Only surviving aunt, Mary Lambert Trabona. Predeceased by parents, Harrell and Audrey Faust Lambert. A mass in her honor will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at St. Helena Catholic Church, 122 South 1st Street, Amite, La. at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow the services at Saint Joseph Abbey Cemetery, 75376 River Road, Covington, La. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Full of Grace Ministry, 122 South 1st Street, Amite, La. 70422.McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit





Henry Sibley, Jr. 73, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away on July 31, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born October 15, 1946. Henry was a Hammond High School graduate and a 1967 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. He was retired from Louisiana Weights and Measures and was also a retired dairy farmer. He served on the Tangipahoa Parish School Board for 10 years. He was an active member of Eagle Heights Community Church. He was a kind and gentle-natured person, whose greatest treasure in life was his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Robertson Sibley, two daughters, Robin Strahan (Roy), and Lisa Dunn (Kevin), and one son, Henry Sibley III. He is also survived by one brother, Nolan Sibley (Betty). He has eight grandchildren, Joshua Dunn (Sarah), Caleb Dunn (Bethany), Hannah Dunn, Roy Strahan III (Christian), Rhett Strahan, Caroline Sibley, Jenna Sibley, and Jack Sibley. His two great-grandchildren are Alyse Dunn and Ella Kate Dunn. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sibley Sr. and Sybil Miles Sibley.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the family has opted for a private funeral service to be held at Eagle Heights Community Church. This service will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Robertson and Pastor Kevin Dunn.The service will be livestreamed at at 11:00 am on August 3, 2020. Pallbearers will be his grandsons along with his good friend Fillmore Tucker. Interment will be at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery.




Spring Creek Baptist Church reports a great VBS.  Thank God for those who worked to make VBS possible and for the decisions that were made by the children.




Read the Bible in 2020 – August 21

  • 2 Chronicles 30:1-31:21
  • Romans 15:1-22
  • Psalm 25:1-15
  • Proverbs 20:13-15




Have a great day.  Spread some “Sonshine” in our troubled world.

Anna Lee












Jesus turned and saw her.

“Take heart, daughter,” he said,

“your faith has healed you.”

And the woman was healed at that moment.

~Matthew 9:22~



Today, I’m asking for two more ladies who are both “daughters”.

  • Carol Ann Cleveland of Amite and a former classmate is hospitalized in ICU in New Orleans with a low sodium issue.  Please pray for my sweet friend.
  • Vickey Dean, wife of Charles Dean, formerly of Spring Creek.  Vickie tested positive for the virus, but has no symptoms.  He whole family has been quarantined.  Please pray for a “negative, all clear” test result.



Please pray for our country to get back on a track to greatness as planned by our forefathers.




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 31

  • 2 Chronicles 29:1-36
  • Romans 14:1-23
  • Psalm 24:1-10
  • Proverbs 20:12



FBC, Kentwood is planning a revival next month.  Pray the virus situation will be improved by then.




Pray for the students and teachers as classes are beginning to resume after a L-O-N-G break.




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“Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it,

because its wickedness has come up before me.”

~Jonah 1:2 (NIV)~




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 30

  • 2 Chronicles 26:1-28:27
  • Romans 13:1-14
  • Psalm 23:1-6
  • Proverbs 20:11



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One of our prayer concerns last week:

Border closure cuts short Louisiana DR mission, puts ‘Bahama Rebuild’ on hold

Thank God for answering prayers for help at the mission and for returning our mission team home safely.  More work is needed.  Keep praying for this area.






Update on Mary Ann Clemons

She is now in a rehab.  Not having visitors is hard for patients and their would-be visitors.  Please keep praying.




Keep up with the latest statistics so you can make wise decisions.

Anna Lee











Wednesday Addition

Martha Bolian Griffith

July 08, 1953 – July 28, 2020

Mrs. Martha Bolian Griffith, 67, of Kentwood, LA, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.

Mrs. Martha was born in Tylertown, MS on July 8, 1953 and was the daughter of Rev. Fred L. Bolian and Stacy Waller Bolian. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood, LA. She loved the church and loved the ladies of the church. She loved her family with her whole heart. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a selfless person. She put others before herself. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 46 wonderful years, Gerald Griffith of Kentwood, LA; one daughter, Melanie Harrell of Kentwood, LA; one sister, Karen Canoy and Stan of Hattiesburg, MS; two grandchildren, Gabriel Harrell and Victoria Harrell of Kentwood, LA and a host of family and friends.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed;

save me and I will be saved,

for you are the one I praise.

~Jeremiah 17:14~




Mrs. Mildred Birch is feeling better and finally able to eat.  Thank you for your continued prayers for her.




Please continue to pray for the Estes family.  Two are hospitalized.  Thankfully the family is showing  improvement.




Mrs. Martha (Gerald) Griffith passed away late yesterday.  Please be in prayer for Gerald and other family members.




Read the Bible in 2020 – July 28

  • 2 Chronicles 21:1-23:21
  • Romans 11:13-36
  • Psalm 22:1-18
  • Proverbs 20:7



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Today, I’m thankful God woke me us.  Can you say the same thing.  

Anna Lee