“God can do anything, you know—

far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” 

~Ephesians 3:20 The Message~




Remember the many families with sickness or loss of loved ones.




Lila Jean Watson

March 01, 1966 – January 01, 2019

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond. She was born March 1, 1966 in Independence and was 52 years of age. She is survived by her husband, David Watson, Sr.; 2 sons, David Watson, Jr. and Randy Watson; 5 grandchildren, Brenlee, Carson, Kayden, Noah and Addie Watson; 3 sisters, Shirley Cooper, Faye Carney, and Ruthie Dykes; 3 brothers, Edward Dykes, Jackie Dykes, and Jerry Dykes and his wife, Cathy; brother-in-law, Michael Watson; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Coy Dykes, Jr.; mother, Martha Traylor; brothers, Eugene Travis, Phillip Dykes, William Dykes, Carl Ray Dykes, Tommy Lane Dykes, and Jimmy Dykes, Sr. Visitation at My Father’s House Church, Tangipahoa, from 9:00AM until religious services at 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 4, 2019. Services conducted by Rev. Melvin Rushing. Interment Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit



Baptist Messagehttp://www,

Baptist Press




Operation Christmas Child suggests we purchase hats, gloves, and scarves during January.  Also, it is always suggested you make purchases that are bargains at any time.  You can bring your items to my classroom.

I hope you enjoy some of the videos from OCC that I post.  They encourage me to get back into the collection stage of this process.




The college and career class of FBC, Kentwood is in Atlanta for a conference.  Pray for hearts to be touched.  Also, please pray for safety as they travel.




Read the Bible and mark the ‘I Will’s”.  (Writing the verses is optional.)

  • Psalm 9:1-2
  • Psalm 13:6




Use your talents for the Lord today.

Anna Lee



“I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect.

But Christ has taken hold of me.

So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize.” 

~Philippians 3:12 CEV~



Pray for Buddy and Eleanor Morris as he has a scan at Ochsner on Jefferson Hwy.




Pray for Frances Gay as she has knee surgery and goes through the recovery process.




David has battled a cough for a while.  After a very difficult night Monday, he went to the ER at Ochsner on O’Neal yesterday..  A few hours of testing there and and antibiotic medication has changed his world (and mine).  I’m so thankful for his improvement and the rest we were able to get because of his improvement.




Another member of the Dykes family has passed away.  Lila Dykes Watson‘s obituary is not available yet.  I will post it when it becomes available.





Carl J. Schuler (My cousin, Scott Tolleson’s, father-in-law)

November 3, 1935 – December 28, 2018

Bossier City, LA – Services for Carl J. Schuler will be 12 noon on Friday, January 4, 2018 at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Nick Sorrell.  Interment will follow at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, LA at 2 p.m. with United States Air Force Honors.  Visitation will be at the church prior to the service from 11 a.m. until service time.

Carl was born November 3, 1935 in Emmaus, PA and passed away December 28, 2018 in Shreveport, LA. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and retired from the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Knight Schuler; sons, Kenneth McCutchen, Jeremy Schuler and grandson, Logan Pace.

Carl is survived by sons, Randall McCutcheon of Portland, OR, Carl Schuler, Jr. of Austin, TX; daughters, Brenda Tolleson of Bossier City, LA, Carla Hobbs of Lancaster, CA; brother, LaMar Schuler of PA; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Honoring Carl as pallbearers will be, Jacob Tolleson, David McCutchen, Micah Tolleson, Jonathan Hobbs, David Tolleson and Jacob Schuler.





Read the Bible (Underline the “I Wills”)

  • Psalms 3 : 5 & 7
  • Psalms 7: 17




Have a blessed day!

Anna Lee


“God can do anything, you know—

far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” 

~Ephesians 3:20 The Message~




Pray for Jimmy and Linda Williams of Osyka.  He is back at the hospital for the second time since his surgery.




Pray for Debbie Miller Wilkinson of Amite.  Her trips to MD Anderson are now every two weeks.  She has such a sweet spirit!




Please continue to pray for Phillip Strickland of Osyka.  He is bravely fighting his battle.




Patricia Ann “Pat” Goebel McNeil

July 07, 1945 – December 29, 2018

Patricia Ann “Pat” McNeil, age 73 of Greensburg, LA, left this world to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 29, 2018. She was born to Richard Henley Goebel, Sr. and Mary McCaa Cantrell on July 7, 1945. She is preceded in death by her father, Richard; step-father, Alfred “Daddy” Charles Cantrell; mother, Mary; husband, Charles Lewis McNeil; and 2 sons, Stephen Troy McNeil and David Chance McNeil. Pat is survived by her daughter, Charlene Hydock and husband, Kenny; son, Jeremy Scott McNeil; 7 grandchildren, Ken Hydock, Melissa Hydock, Kasey Erbe, Joshua, Abel and Haley McNeil and Acea Sibley; a great grandson, Ryker Hydock; brothers and sisters, Barbara Roberts, Richard Goebel, Robyn Cantrell, Mike Cantrell, and Mark Cantrell. She also leaves behind a multitude of people from around the world that she called family. Serving the Lord and ministering to people in need were Pat’s passion and delight. She spent much of her time counseling and ministering to people all over the world – sharing with them the wonderful love of Christ and providing them guidance and hope. She was an active member of House on the Rock church in Amite, LA where she was known as “Mom” to many in the congregation because of her unconditional love and compassion to the congregation. Visitation will be held at House on the Rock Church, 727 W. Oak St., Amite, LA 70422 from 2:00PM until a Celebration of Life Service at 4:00PM on Thursday, January 3, 2019 with a reception following in the fellowship hall for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to House on the Rock Mission Fund. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Arbert Martin Williams

May 02, 1942 – December 30, 2018

Arbert M. Williams, a resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at his home. He was born May 2, 1942 in Osceola City, LA and was 76 years of age. He is survived in Amite by wife of 59 years, Connie G. Williams, Amite; 3 daughters, Ruth Dennis, Metairie, Rose Constanzi, Loranger, and Becky Klein, Loranger; 1 sister, Delores Charpio, Jefferson; brother, Carl Williams, Thomas, GA; 3 grandchildren, Stacie Dennis, Ryan Pierre, and Brandon Klein; and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Ruth Williams; daughter, Judy W. Pierre; grandson, Timothy L. Pierre, Jr.; 2 sisters and 1 brother. He was a member of New Sharon Baptist Church. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00 a.m. until religious services at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Services conducted by Dr. Paul E. Gregoire, Jr.. Interment Briar Patch Cemetery, Loranger, LA. For an online guestbook, visit





Yvonne Minerva Cox Rohner

January 22, 1934 – December 30, 2018

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Yvonne “Evie” Rohner passed away peacefully at home in Amite on December 30, 2018. She was loved dearly by her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her calling in life was music. She loved entertaining family and friends by playing her piano or organ. Though she never read a note of music, she could listen to a song and use her natural talent and play it “by ear.” She is survived by three daughters, Jeannie Watkins, Diane Rohner, and Dorinda Rohner; eight grandchildren, Danny Watkins, Timmy Lawrence, Misty Nicolosi, Jason Lawrence, Scarlett Sigrest, Melvin Battles, Mike O’Hara, and Nicole Watkins; twenty great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Cathy O’Hara; parents, Bob and Mary Cox; a brother, Wink Cox and sister, Polly Bueche. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 12 Noon until religious services at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019. Services conducted by . Interment Greensburg Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. For an online guestbook, visit



Read the Bible Today – Psalms:  I Will ….

  • Psalms 2:7-8
  • Psalms 3:6
  • Psalms 4:8

You have an option!

  • Write these four verses.  Underline “I Will” in each verse
  • OR
  • Read the four serves.  Underline the “I Will” in each verse.




Happy New Year!

Anna Lee





New Year’s Eve

Update on Dee Dee Stokes Gill – She’s getting better with more feeling on the left side of her body.




Pray for the College and Career Class of FBC, Kentwood.  They will be going to a conference for a few days this week.




My unspoken request continues to be in much pain.  Continued prayers will be appreciated.




Ethel Elaine Woodard, the mother of Margaret Caraway of Greensburg, passed away.

New Year’s Eve – Posted Early

“Sing to God, sing praises to his name;

lift up a song to him.

His name is the LORD.”

~Psalm 68:4 ESV~




I don’t know how much money was contributed to the Lottie Moon Offerings, but will post the amount when it is given to me.   Thanks to all who participated in the Lottie Moon March!




Please offer of prayers for Mr. Kent Raiford of Arcola and for his faithful caregivers.




Update on Bryan Tate:

He’s finished 4 rounds of chemo. Now we start 4 rounds of antibodies that will search and attack any active cancer cells that might have “ got away”. He is in remission ( no active cancer cells) at this time. This will carry us through month 8 of treatments. Not sure what the last four months of treatment will be. But we know it’s a year of active treatment. Then we hope he will be in maintenance. It’s a long journey 2-3 years but blessed with great Doctors and treatments. God has blessed us with the best Dr., team, friends and family. Our Dr. team has commented on our support from home several times. We look towards 2019 with praises and assurances that our Lord will bless us and provide our needs.




Pray for David and me as we travel to Baton Rouge on another holiday for his healthcare.




Claude D. “Pete” Gill

July 31, 1950 – December 29, 2018

A resident of Spring Creek passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at North Oak Medical Center in Hammond. He was born July 31, 1950 in Spring Creek and was 68 years of age. He was a member of Osyka Baptist Church and a retired dairy farmer and boilermaker. He is survived by his wife, Gloria McNabb Gill; daughter, Becky Lynn Grimes and husband Joseph; son, Tristan Gill; grandson, Aidan James Grimes; brother, Edgar Ray Gill. Preceded in death by parents, Jewel and Minnie Gill; two brothers, Gene and Fred Gill; two sisters, Edna Mae Hoyt and Patsy Lee. Graveside Services will be held at Spring Creek Cemetery at 11:00AM on Monday, December 31, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Jacob Williams. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit




Cynthia Maddox Almond

May 02, 1939 – December 29, 2018

A resident of Kentwood passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born May 2, 1939 in Haynesville and was 79 years of age. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Perry Wayne Almond; 2 sons, Donald Stewart and wife, Suphin Stewart, and Patrick Stewart; 3 grandchildren, Rawlin, Rath and Ryan Cauthron; 3 great-grandchildren, Rawlin Raith, Randilyn, and Chance Cauthron. Preceded in death by daughter, Ann Renee Starkey; granddaughter, Randilyn Starkey; parents, Sam and Lena Maddox; 2 brothers, Jerry Paul Maddox and Ray Nelson Maddox. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 11:00AM until religious services at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Interment James Chapel Cemetery, Holden. For an online guestbook, visit



Bible Reading Plan for 2018 – Last Day!  Those who followed this plan have read the whole Bible this year.

  • Malachi 3-4
  • Psalms 150
  • Matthew 28



I pray you know the Lord and Savior as this year, 2018, ends and we begin 2019.

Anna Lee


As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep.

I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.

~Ezekiel 34:12~




Read the Bible today.

  • Malachi 1-2
  • Proverbs 31:10-31
  • Matthew 26-27




Get your new Bible Reading Guide at FBC, Kentwood this week.  This year we will be reading according to topics.  Our January topic is “I Will” from Psalms.



Louisiana Baptist Message



Baptist Press



Waylon Bailey



Thom S. Rainer



I hope you find some time to reflect on articles in these websites this week.
Anna Lee