Update: Landens Story

Landen's Story

Dr. Landen Johnson

Lets continue to pray for Landen and his family.

His hair started coming out and so head was shaved.

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We know how difficult this is for adults. I can’t imagine how it must feel to a little boy.  Please click the link below for current updates by his parent’s.

Landens Story Update

http://www.thejohnsonjourney.org/

 

Cards for Landen

Landen

This was yesterday. He had a good day but I understand today didn’t go as well.

This is from the facebook update: Landen didn’t have as good of a day as yesterday. He was tired and nauseous. He did play for a little bit but mainly stayed in bed and watched movies all day! Having visitors always brings a smile to his face and we are so thankful Adam Huss, Darby Huss, and Keelie Blackburn were able to visit and cheer him up! His blood work looks good but he will likely need transfusions soon. Keep praying for Landen and our family! We are thankful for all God has done so far! #landensstory

His grandmother, Gina texted the following information to pray for.

The doctor said to prepare for 6 more weeks at the hospital.

  1. He needs be eating better.
  2. Chemo side effects to subside.
  3. Cells growing, immune system rebounding.

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“The Lord hs worked in so many ways through it all, not only in what He is doing for Landen, but doors of opportunety He is opening to witness and minister to hurting people.”  Regina Stevens Johnson

If you would like to send a card to encourage Landen, his family and the hospital staff, this is his address:

Landen Johnson

Rm. 11019

Levine Children’s Hospital

1000 Blythe Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28280

“Thanks again for your concern and prayers!”

Landen’s Family

 

 

Update: Landen’s Story

Praise the Lord for a great report!

Landen Johnson after Bone Marrow Transplant 6 9 17

June 9th after the Bone Marrow Transplant.

Landen is right where he wants to be…with his momma. He is doing well and his BP is down. We are overwhelmed by the prayers and support for our family. Please continue to pray as this is such a long process. THANK YOU SO MUCH! #landensstory.
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June 10, 2017 post update by Daryl Katie Rackley.

 

Landen is feeling well so far this morning and is up and playing a bit. Please pray he eats well today. Thank you so much for your prayers and support! It means more than we could ever express in words. #landensstory

 

Praying for Landen

This is Landen.

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Landen has a rare form of dwarfism which has compromised his immune system. Today Landen is having a marrow transplant and is in need of your prayers that his body will not reject the blood platelets he is receiving. The success of this procedure is vital to his life expectancy.

Landen’s grandmother, Regina (Gina) Stevens Johnson is a dear friend and was my example and mentor in high school. The following link was live this afternoon. Please pray for Landen as he receives the bone marrow transplant today.

Live video of prayer with Landen before bone marrow transplant.

For more information on Landen’s Story, please click on the links below. He is an amazing little boy with a powerful testimony and personality! His condition is so rare that he is one of eleven children who have this rare form of dwarfism.

There is also a little girl who has the same diagnosis. Please pray for her too.  I have added links to Landen’s Story. Please click on the links below to learn more about Landen and his condition. You will be blessed!

Landens Story

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Landen’s Story

You can follow Landen and his family’s journey on facebook. Praying4Landen 

and their family blog. The Johnson Journey

Thank you for praying for Landen today.

 

Baby & Flowers

My Aunt Betty had a green thumb. Mine is more yellow than green! I ran across this picture of her tulips and couldn’t resist posting them. I suppose I love tulips because they remind me of my Aunt and my sweet little cousin who is now a Mom.

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I love this picture of my little cousin admiring her Mama’s flowers.  I always took “the baby” out for a few hours on my day off. It was my favorite day of the week! On this day, I was taking her to the Mill Mountain Zoo in Roanoke, VA. that morning.

Strolling through the Zoo was nice and taking her to lunch was fun but it was that brief special moment captured in this picture that I remember most.

Babies and Flowers. I am not which brings more joy!

 

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For more information about Mill Mountain Zoo, click on the link below.

Mill Mountain Zoo

While visiting the Zoo, check out the Mill Mountain Star. Roanoke, Virginia is known as the “Star City of the South.”

Mill Mountain Star

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Terry Aldhizer Photography

Mill Mountain Star Youtube

 

Happy Mother’s Day. Characteristics of a Virtuious Woman.

Katherine Hinchee Purdy

Flourish Simple

 

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“Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.”

Proverbs 31:25

 

Characteristics of the Virtuous Woman

“Her Price is far above rubies.”

Proverbs 31

 

  • She is Dependable (verses 11-12)
  • She is Delightful; Cheerful, (verse 13)
    • Gracious, Thankful 
      • “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.” (Colossians 3:17)
  • She is Diligent (verses 14-21)
    • Budget Money (verses 14, 16)
    • Budget Time (verses 15, 17-19)
    • Interest in Others (verses 20-21)
  • “A Doer” (verses 22-23)
    • She is moderate in everything.
      • “Let your moderation (Gentleness) be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.” (Philippians 3:5)
  • Disposition (verses 25-31)
    • Strength
    • Honor
    • She thinks before she speaks (verse 26)
    • Industrious/Not Lazy 
    • Bearing Testimony at all times. (Titus 2)

 

Original outline given by Mrs. Delores Fulton at Piedmont Bible College in Girls Dorm Devotions. September 26, 1977.  Thank you, Mrs. Fulton for being a great example for us.

 

 

Flourish Simple

 

 

 

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And her children’s children too.

In Honor of my mother, Barbara R. Hinchee

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In Memory of the Sweetest Mother-in-law a girl can have. Emilie L. Purdy.

She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman.

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Cathy, Mother, John

 

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Mom is 81 years old today. It is hard to imagine her at that age. She still sounds the same and if she still had her sight, I am sure she would be very active and making every occassion special. Sadly, I wasn’t able to go to Roanoke this weekend  or today to see her. Her birthday visit will be a week late. I would love to be there to give her a big hug and sing through the hymnal with her on the porch swing. Happy Birthday, Mom. I love you.

She always made birthdays special for us. Even as adults, she would show up on our birthday with a cake and gifts or my favorite – gift baskets! Yet, she always downplayed her own special day; telling us, “I don’t need anything.”

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Birthdays. Every family celebrates them differently.

In my family, birthdays were a big event. Extended family members came over for dinner and of course, a beautifully decorated homemade cake of the birthday child’s choosing.

Mine was always white cake, seven minute frosting with coconut sprinkled on it like snow; graced with a candy “Happy Birthday” along with birthday candles. They were very popular when I was a child.

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Betty Crocker Vintage Birthday Cake Decorations found on Pinterest.

Of course I always wanted the pink one with little flowers for the candles.

It is usually Mothers who make birthdays special. She bakes the cake, makes sure the freezer is stocked with ice cream, cooks the meal, buys and wraps the gift. My Mom loved making birthdays special. She was the best at wrapping gifts. They were always too pretty to unwrap!

It was Dad Hinchee who took snapshots and taped the special occasion with his Super-eight movie camera. I have a dvd with several years of birthdays and other special moments. unfortunately, he often panned the room too fast and some scenes are just a blur. My baby sister’s first birthday was great! Dinner in our back yard with family and after dinner, cake and gifts were opened, we all went to the Mill Mountain Zoo in Roanoke, Va. I especially remember the gorgeous peacocks. Such a pretty blue! Needless to say, was a memorable event.

This is Mom.

 

I would love to give her a special birthday party. I have tried twice to at least take dinner and her gifts but she is hesitant to let anyone come over. She claims the house is dirty and she has nothing to wear. You see, she has always wanted everything to be “perfect.”

We gave her a party on her seventy-fifth birthday. Her sister and brother-in-law came from Richmond. Our Hinchee relatives came to make the day special too.

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We had a beautiful cake made by Ashley Schnarr Easter, fresh fruit, finger sandwiches and I actually discovered blooms on the lilac tree! She received wonderful gifts and cards that played music!

She was amazed that everyone came and loved having my Aunt and Uncle spend the night with them. She let me know later that she doesn’t want to remember that she is “getting older.” We have gifts for her and I still hope we will be able to take dinner to Mom and Dad.

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There is one gift I can’t wait to give her. She can’t see it but that’s okay. I found on Etsy the fragrance she used to wear when I was a small child. Persian Wood isn’t available in perfume but I found the original Avon Persian Wood Perfumed Talc. I am sure it has lost its fragrance over time but hopefully, there is enough of the fragrance to bring back wonderful memories and just for a moment, she will feel “young” again.

 

Perhaps we will sit on the porch swing and sing Hymns of the Faith just as we used to.

Happy Birthday, Mom. We love you!

Happy Easter!

It isn’t about the bunny. It isn’t about the candy and eggs. It is about the Lamb of God who shed His precious blood on the cross for you and for me that He might redeem us.

Amazing that someone would lay down His life for you and for me but even more amazing is that the one who gave His life for us is the perfect Son of God; God incarnate. He suffered for my sin. He bore my shame on the cross. A horrible death. But He did so willingly. He even knew that this would happen when He stepped from Heaven’s splendor to be born as a tiny babe in a stable in Bethlehem.  He tried to tell His disciples at the passover supper. “And He took bread and gave thanks, and brake it and gave unto them, saying, ‘This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.  Likewise also the cup after supper saying, ‘This cup is the new testament(covenant) in my blood which is shed for you.'” Luke 22:19-20

In the Garden of Gethsemane, He knew and He agonized but He said, “Father if thou be willing, remove this cup from me; netherless not my will but thine be done.” Luke 22:42

 

Our Pastor and several friends recently visited Jerusalem. The link below is the message Pastor Ferrell gave at the very Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus had sweat drops of blood and yielded to the Father for you and me. (click the link below.)

 

Garden of Gethsemane with Pastor Ferrell of Timberlake Baptist Church

 

He gave His life on the cross for us but He did not stay did. HE AROSE! We truly have something wonderful to celebrate;  He’s Alive!

Have a blessed Easter,

Love,

Kathy