Children are a blessing from the Lord: Knox Quillen Crum...

We've been missing.

What's this "we," white boy?

Oh alright, then; I've been missing, but I do wish others had helped. Where have David and Joseph and Lucas and Gary and Andrew and Jake—all the guys we've invited to contribute—been?

Who knows. Christmas. New Years. Travel. Family reunions. Snow and ice. Visits from relatives. Global colding.

And babies—always more babies. Several little blessings have been sent to Clearnote, Bloomington, recently, but let's pay particular attention to that little boy you see there, born to our son-in-law and daughter, Ben and Michal Crum. Delivered at home Friday, January 3rd, Knox Quillan (cub) Crum weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and is our fourteenth grandchild (with another on the way in a couple months, Lord willing). Mother and baby are doing very well, praise God, and father and two brothers are pleased as punch.

With joy and thanksgiving to God Who closes and opens the womb.



Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.


Missed you. Happy New Year. What a wonderful start to the New Year.

PTL! We received the best Christmas present-my son and daughter-in-law are expecting their second.

Congrats, Pap! Looking forward to seeing you in the 'burgh soon :)

YESSSS!!!!!!! Beautiful. :)

Well done, Ben & Michal!

Congratulations, Tim! My paternal grandparents had 27 grandchildren and 60+ great-grandchildren. Who knows what God may have in store for you and Mary Lee?

Thanks, Sue. Similar to your grandfather, my mother-in-law has 27 grandchildren (our youngest is her youngest) and 55 or so great-grandchildren, and counting...



God willing, your mother-in-law sees some more of her great-grandchildren this side of Heaven.

My grandparents mentioned have been in Heaven since the mid-1960's. They are rejoicing from there in their great-great-grandchildren and beyond. In fact, that Grandpa was a WW I vet. If he were alive today, he would probably be the one of the oldest living people on earth :-).

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