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Published on January 1, 2010, by Rich Johnson

Happy New Year to All of Our Families and Wonderful Friends!
May the peace and joy of the Lord fill your lives in 2010! 
Robin and I finally had a day to just stay at home.  With all of the hustle and bustle of the season, it has been a whirlwind to say the least.  With this first day of this New Year,  Robin and I are resolved to draw closer to the One who gives us the very breath we breathe.  The Lord continues to be our “strong tower” as we face uncertain days ahead.  As you can imagine, Robin is somewhat anxious about her upcoming surgery in just a few days now, but the Lord is helping her tremendously.   I was reading Lamentations 3:22 today, and found great comfort and strength in these words, ”The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end.”  (ESV)  What a God we serve!  We will not stop serving Him nor loving Him, for He first loved us.  Nothing we could go through in this life will compare to what Jesus went through for us all because of the stedfast love of God!  
I am still waiting to hear from the Urologist on Monday (we hope), and anticipate being able to be seen in order to be treated.  I remember our Pastor in Nazareth always telling us, “Keep your eyes on Jesus.”  It was and still is the very best advice anyone has ever given me.  Where will your focus be in 2010?  As we enter this year of uncertainties, I would like to reiterate, “Keep your eyes on Jesus!”  Thank you for your prayers.  We can literally feel the strength of your prayers in our lives, and we appreciate it more than you know!  God bless you in 2010!

Relying on Him in 2010,
Rich and Robin 

 
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Published on December 31, 2009, by Rich Johnson

Family & Friends,
Robin and I went to Aurora, CO to UCH yesterday, to consult with her new surgeon concerning her upcoming surgery on Jan. 7.  He seemed hopeful that he could resect all of the lesion on her liver and not have to take too much of the liver with it.  The surgery will be 2-3 hours long, and she will be in the hospital for 4-5 days.  Her post op recovery time will be 4-5 weeks at home.  We asked him if he could give us a prognosis, and he said he could not determine that until he does the surgery and sees what is there and study the lymph nodes for possible cancer cells.  We are believing and trusting Him for a good report in this!  
In all of what we’re going through right now, we are grateful for each new day and for the closeness of the Lord in these times, and we both want to express our heartfelt appreciation for your prayers and support.  
Rich is still waiting to hear from UCH (Urology Dept.) on whether or not they will see him and offer treatment.  Without insurance, we are asking each of you to pray that God will move in the hearts of those making those decisions. 

God Is Still On The Throne!
Rich and Robin