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

Katherine Hinchee Purdy

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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.

 

 

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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 Mother’s Day!

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Blessings to Mothers and Mothers at Heart.

It is with joy that we celebrate this special day set aside to honor our Mothers. If you have read my blog, you are already aquainted with my Mom. I have posted many pictures in the past. My brother scanned my favorite picture of Mom. I couldn’t resist using it in the Mothers Day post. She was very young and very pretty. She had been told that she should do a toothpaste commercial. Great smile, Mom!

Barbara and Children taken in house on Conway Street (2013_12_29 18_40_53 UTC)

Mom, Barbara Riley Hinchee Teenager

Mom Hinchee's 75th Birthday April 17, 2010 (2014_02_14 17_52_40 UTC)

Mom and I  Lakeside Amusement Park

Until she lost her sight a few years ago, Mom delighted in making things special for her children and her grandchildren.  How many 40 year olds get Easter Baskets from their Mother?  We did and let her know how much we appreciated it!

She always decorated beautifully and enjoyed every moment of making floral arrangements, bow making and wrapping gifts. As you may guess, I inherited her love of dishes, tea sets and old fashioned kitchens. And stories. Love her stories!

My favorite memories are of working together in the kitchen and sitting on the porch swing because we sang the entire time!

Now Mom cannot enjoy the things that once made her happy but she listens to BBN Christian radio and Christian books on tape. Although she received Christ as her Savior when I was six years old and she sat under Bible teaching, memorizing the Word for all those years, now she is even more appreciative of God’s Word. Meditating on His Word and understanding more how to apply God’s Word. Before, she was busy. Now she is learning how to: “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations.”

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 In Memory of Emily L. Purdy

No one could have asked for a more wonderful Mother-in-law. She was truly a treasure.

Part of John’s testimony is that he came to know the Lord because his Mother constantly told him that she was praying for him. Even when he didn’t want to hear that. She was truly a mother who loved the Lord. She had a quiet strength. Often relayed in her poems which I hope to post soon. She had a sweet, sweet spirit.

She was truly a “kindred-spirit”.  The first time we met, she did something wonderful. She invited me into her bedroom and pulled out a box. A treasure box of pictures, poems written by her ancestors. There was even an adorable valentine her Mother, Emma had sent to her future husband, Clarence. So cute. From that time on, she shared so many wonderful family memories with me. I have shared some with you in the (very long) poem I wrote about the day she took us to her grandparents “Homeplace”.

She passed along many family antiques – little things others may have sold at a yard sale. To me they were treasures because they are connected to “family.” A few years before she went home to be with the Lord, she and Dad Purdy were visiting one Sunday afternoon. She gave me the best compliment I have ever had. She sat down in the kitchen and looked around. “I love coming here. I feel right at home.”  One day, we will meet again in our “Forever Home” where she is rejoicing. I know John and his sister, Cathy miss her and will be thinking of her this Mothers Day.

 

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Cathy, Mother, John

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Emilie Purdy and “Johnny”

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I love the expression on Emilie’s face as little Johnny toddled along. So cute!

 

 

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Thank you, Lord, for our Mothers.

My Mother’s Gentle Love – YouTube Ron Hamilton Song

My Mother’s Gentle Love by Ron Hamilton

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

She openeth her moth with wisdom;” and her tongue is the law of kindness,

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth.”

Proverbs 31:25-28 (KJV)

I taught this sweet Ron Hamilton song to my class of preschoolers and had them each sing the song on a cassette tape for Mother’s Day. I was delighted to see a group of children singing the same song on You Tube. This is for all Mothers!

Happy Mothers Day,

Kathy

 

Video: How to Make Crafts Out of Candy | eHow.com

I ran across this blog and loved Stacey Olson’s ideas!

What Mom or Grammy wouldn’t want a lifesaver bracelet made by her precious little one?

There are many good ideas for last minute, easy to do crafts!

Have fun and Happy Mother’s Day!

Love,

Kathy

 

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A Rose for Mother’s Day

 

Honoring Mother with a Rose bud.
by Kathy Hinchee Purdy

(First posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11:58pm from http:/katherinepurdy.authorweblog.com)

Mother’s Day is coming up next week and I remember that for years, it was a very sad day because I longed to be a “Mother”. But then the Lord reminded me that it’s not about me – it’s about honoring my Mother!
I remembered Pastor Elbert Yeatts from Colonial Baptist where I was a member for many years. He always wore a white rose on his lapel. I remember once, he said through tears that he wished he could wear a red rose because that would mean that his mother was still alive. The tradition was that if your Mom is alive, you (including men) wear a red rose and if she is with the Lord, wear a white rose in honor of Mother. So, whether you are a Mom or not, lets remember our Moms with a rose this year. I am thankful that John and I both can wear a red rose to honor our Mothers

Are You Ready for Mother’s Day?

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is high above rubies.”

Proverbs 31:10

I want to do something special for our Mothers this year on Mother’s Day but I have a difficult time finding just the right gift. Our mothers have done so much for us through the years. How can we properly thank them for all they have done for us?

My Mom is difficult to buy for. She has an outfit in mind but we can’t find anything that matches her request. When we think we have found exactly what she wants – she says it doesn’t fit right or that it is the wrong color. This always amazes me because she is blind. Apparently, she asks several people about the color and if she doesn’t get the answer she wants, she refuses to wear the item or gives it away.  She loves flowers but fresh cut flowers do not smell like they once did. We gave her a blooming plant for her birthday.

What to do?

Mother Purdy is happy with anything we give her. However, she lives in a small room in a lovely assisted living facility. I know she will be happy with a cross word puzzle book but I wanted to give her something special because she is a very special lady.

And then I remembered the beautiful soaps Karen Lossing makes and sells through the Victorian Rose Soap Company. The molded soaps have raised images which will be good for Mom. She will be able to hold the soaps, feel the pattern. smell the fragrance as she uses the soaps.  She is concerned about her appearance, so the body butter tins will be perfect!

I decided to make a basket or use a decorative box with items from the Victorian Rose items and silk flowers. Pretty, fragrant, sweet and practical. Who could ask for more?

My friend, Karen has lovely items any mother would love to have as a Mother’s Day gift.

Sweetness, softness and nostalgia. A basket filled with handmade goats milk soap, body cream and silk flowers will bring a smile from any Mom!

http://www.victorianrosesoap.com/