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Moving With God

This is Alyssa Sampson's blog.  She is Pastor Tim's daughter.

Everyone knows there is not much to newborns – they eat, sleep and poop, and somehow that’s enough to make us fall in love with them. It has been less than a month since Torre joined our life, and I’m glad that babies are as straightforward as they are because even learning to manage these simple functions has been more than...

I have a devotional book that has daily meditations from the letters, writings and sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I’m not at all consistent about it, I just pick it up from time to time, and today was one of those days. Today’s reading is an excerpt from Life Together, a classic book that I read for a leadership class five (yikes)...

I have loved settling in to the reality of being a mother. Torre has been such an easy baby so far, my sleep has been interrupted, but I haven’t been exhausted, and the joy of being able to meet his needs more than makes up for the inconvenience of waking up to nurse in the night.

It has also been pleasant to discover that nothing about my...

A lot of people have asked how we chose Torre’s name, and the internet is filled with sites that say names mean all kinds of things, so rather than leave you to sort through misinformation and try to guess what we were thinking, let me just tell you :)photo(25)Torre is an alternative spelling of Tory, which means victory. We have spelled it this way in...

Torre is a week old today, and Matt and I are seven days into parenthood. We ended up having kind of a hellish week, since Matt got food poisoning Monday night, then we both and my dad got the stomach flu. Thankfully Torre stayed healthy, I stayed out of the hospital, and my mom remained healthy enough to take care of us all.1 Week LaterYesterday we were...