Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Welcome Collin Robert

Collin Robert Cartwright
my 8th grandchild [7 boys - 1 girl]
Weight: 8 lbs. even
Born at 4-something this morning
Height: 20 1/2"L

Collin arrived on his own date and time! Praise God! He was due to be delivered by C-section on the 22nd but God allowed his entrance into the world on this beautiful warm and sunny day here in Southern New Jersey. Mom [Amy] and Dad [Daniel] are doing great - a bit tired - but excited that he is here! Collin was welcomed first by his brothers, Justin [5] and Ethan [3]. His paternal grandparents are Lee and Debby Cartwright.

His name "Collin" means: VICTORY of the people; One who is VICTORIOUS ... His middle name is a tribute to my late husband, Robert, [his maternal grandfather] for whom he was named. Two grandchildren now carry Bob's [first and middle] names... an honor to his life.

Because Collin was born on the 18th of the month I bless his life with Psalm 18 which shares the meaning [VICTORY] of his name [only God could plan that]!! Another "Mighty Warrior for the kingdom of God"!

Psalm 18 (selected)
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:
1 I love You, O LORD, my Strength.
2 The LORD is my Rock, my Fortress and my Deliverer;

my God is my Rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my Shield and the Horn of my salvation, my Stronghold.
3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
and I am saved from my enemies.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
He rescued me because He delighted in me.
20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands He has rewarded me.
21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD;
I have not done evil by turning from my God.
22 All His laws are before me;
I have not turned away from His decrees.
23 I have been blameless before Him
and have kept myself from sin.
24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.
25 To the faithful You show yourself faithful,
to the blameless You show Yourself blameless,
26 to the pure You show Yourself pure,
but to the crooked You show Yourself shrewd.
27 You save the humble
but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.
29 With Your help I can advance against a troop;
with my God I can scale a wall.
30 As for God, His way is perfect;
the word of the LORD is flawless.
He is a Shield for all who take refuge in Him.
31 For who is God besides the LORD ?
And who is the Rock except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength
and makes my way perfect.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
He enables me to stand on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You give me Your shield of Victory,
and Your Right Hand sustains me;
You stoop down to make me great. [emphasis added]


Choosing GREAT JOY,


[Kneeling in Prayer]


Yolanda said...

Congratulations and how cool that Psalm 18 is fitting with the meaning behind his name.


Wendy said...

Wow!!! Give everyone hugs for me, and thanks for sharing this today. God's timing is perfect, as usual.

Barbara said...

CONGRATULATIONS! It is nice that he is close so that you can follow his growing up in Jesus!
Love, Barb

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh Stephanie, Congratulations! I am so happy for you and proud for the parents. We both have new little grandsons. What fun we have with our little grandbabies.

You look so happy in the picture!


craig-allison said...

Congratulation Stephanie and Family-
"THe Lord has done great and magnificant things"!!!!!

Pam said...

Congrats!! How wonderful!

Lori said...

Dan has some hair! Awesome Steph! Congrats to all!!

kimberly said...

He is just so precious. I just realized when you typed in bold its significance reflects the meaning of his name. (I'm so slow-haha).
I love everything about the "welcome". You look so good. That color looks fascinating on you and even the font looks good. God bless you and your family.
Welcome Collin Robert.

LisaShaw said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! and Congratulations to all of you! What a blessing Stephanie indeed! Collin is absolutely adorable. We were just speaking about the C section and your other appointment and looks like God has worked it all out! Praise His Holy Name!

May the favor of the LORD rest upon each one of your precious Grandchildren.

Love you!

Tammy said...

Congratulations! I'm not grandma bit I heard it's wonderful.

love and hugs~Tammy

Alleluiabelle said...


Congratulations! What a little precious gift of life He has given to all of your family. For He surely knows what is fitting for such a fine little one...Psalm 18.
How absolutely AWESOME is that!

I'm so happy for all of you. What an adorable baby. The freshness of new life brings such joy, doesn't it?

Hugs & Blessings,

Warren Baldwin said...


LisaShaw said...

I know your procedure was yesterday Sweetie. I'm thinking of you and I prayed for you. I pray that you are resting and recovering well.

Love you.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Congrats to you on the birth of such a fine young soul! On another note, praying for you dear one. May you sense the healing hands of Father God in this hour.


Pat said...

Beautiful!! These G babies are amazing aren't they!!
Have fun!

lisasmith said...

You have a beautiful family!!! God has richly blessed you!

Gorgeous baby :)