New Things Happening!

14203213_1425242197492050_5333342216514605556_nI need to show you what I’ve been focusing on instead of writing blog posts the last few days. Our eleventh grandchild, Samson, made his appearance last Tuesday, and I’ve had the privilege of helping out his incredible parents for the past week!

Before I show you his pictures — my grandmotherly duty and honor — I also want to invite you to join us in a new part of our mission to encourage and equip you with God’s Word as you love and serve God and your family. We would like to invite you to send letters and questions to us that we can then address on this blog. Are you facing a particular challenge in your parenting? Do you need some ideas for how to discipline for a particular sin? Are you having trouble getting into the Word while you’re on duty 24/7? Let’s talk about it together!

Send your questions to or write us on the contact page of this blog, and we’ll look into God’s Word and see what it has to say about them!

Now, back to that grandson!

How’s this for irresistibly squishy?
In true Samson fashion, this little guy threw his arms open just as the midwife went to measure his chest, and he broke the measuring tape. "'Bind me fast with new ropes' . . .And he brake them from off his arms like a thread." Judges 16
In true Samson fashion, this little guy threw his arms open just as the midwife went to measure his chest, and he broke the measuring tape. “‘Bind me fast with new ropes’ . . .And he brake them from off his arms like a thread.” Judges 16
Did you know that Samson means “sunshine?” This little guy is going to add a lot of that to our lives!
What can I say? He’s adorable. Thank you, Lord!

While I continue admiring this little man, you can look forward to a guest post by our daughter Bethany on Thursday!

These great photos are posted courtesy of Grammy Pics!

« « Previous post| Next post » »


  1. He’s beautiful! Congratulations to your family!

  2. Congratulations! He is beautiful!! We love his name! We have a Samson!!! and I did not know it meant “sunshine”! How wonderful! Our Samson is 21, we adopted him when he was 3 yrs old. He has Down Syndrome and we named him. No one ever forgets his name :o)

  3. He’s beautiful. Congratulations to all

  4. Congratulations on this beautiful blessing and thank you for sharing the precious pictures.

  5. Praise the Lord!

  6. So you want some questions…This particular summer has been difficult. I have my parents and my husband’s mom getting older… my mom had back surgery in may-she is 77 (very difficult to deal with)…and in aug. my mil had back surgery-she is 80 (more easily accommodated). On Sept. 12, my 24 yr.old had knee surgery and a second one to be around Dec…need some healing time. Needless to say…in spite of help from my 16 and 14 yr. olds (one boy and girl)…my fuse is low and I am burning wick! I am having one anxiety attack after another. I am sleeping less…giving meds every 4 hours and making some kind of food so that the meds don’t cause nausea. Homeschooling high school is easier, but trickier in follow through. We have one to two activities every night-some require 2 days…I can’t seem to cut out, so I keep pushing. These are activities they have been doing for some time and cutting out is more unequal because one child has more than the other-music lessons, scout (at Eagle level), Dance, Youth group and gym classes. Even if one child is not interested in a class, the other one is. How do you choose to cut activities? I need to reduce the stress. Thanks

  7. Congratulations to all! The birth of a baby- a new life, brings so much joy! Even to all of us who know you through Doorposts! Welcome, Samson! Being in the midst of traditional midwifery training, and a home birther of 5, I’m especially captivated by the picture of Samson getting weighed and measured. Sweet blessings over you all!

  8. Congratulations! So sweet!