Yes, that’s my bride and two of our oldest, and yes, I know she is beautiful inside and out. When we were young and had children underfoot, life was complicated and wonderful. We miss our kids. Everyday. The call of God has taken us 14 hours drive away from two, and 6 hours from another, and … More When We Were Young
Tuesday is for Reminiscing The picture above is of our family at a Family Reunion on the Jersey shore some 20 years ago. I want to tell you about my daughter, but this story starts with my son. Some years ago, inspired by my son’s fantastic poetry, I was encouraged to continue to work on … More Can I Brag a Bit?
Friday is for Family The current cultural assault on the sanctity of marriage and the duties of husbands and wives is not a new thing. Whenever knowledge of the Bible grows faint and pride in human achievement grows bold, marriage and the family are denigrated. It has been so in the past. It is now … More What Did Martin Luther Know that We Have Forgotten?
The Poetry Project Continues Poems for Psalms (Part of the “Poetry Project”) Suggested by Psalm 127 In December of 2009 or thereabouts, my son, Marty Schoenleber III (aka Marty S. Dalton), put a video up on Youtube.com. It inspired me to keep working on a project I thought of a couple of years ago. The idea is to … More Delighting in Undeserved Gifts
There is a beauty to the church being the Church that only come out in adversity. The wettest June-July on record in Iroquois County is destined to get wetter. This morning another storm rolled in and saturated Iroquois County and Watseka yet again. This one brought some hail. Overnight, 12 people stayed here at the … More The Beauty of the church Being the Church
Friday is for Heart Songs My daughter came down for a surprise visit last night and stayed over till this morning. She’s shopping with my bride right now and will be back in just a few minutes. She will step out of her car, give me another hug, and I will pray for her before … More Hugs and Happiness
Friday is for Heart Songs I’m in Philadelphia this weekend for my youngest cousin’s wedding. I have been dreaming of cheese steaks and soft pretzels for three weeks! (Had my first soft pretzel this morning complements of my brother who went out early and brought a bag of them home.) Even more, I am looking … More Soft Pretzel Dreams and Much More
It’s been an eventful week in the Schoenleber clan. It started on Sunday with Trinity Church of Watseka and Ashkum calling me as their next Teaching Pastor. See link here to our August Update on the back story to how that happened. On Monday, as we started packing up our house in Bolingbrook and listing … More Wow, what an eventful week in the Schoenleber / Aldrin clan!
Grand Baby Update Owen Reginald Aldrin, born August 22, 2012 Edwards Hospital, Naperville, IL 8 lbs. 20 inches to Dan and Meredith Aldrin Grand Dad Schoenleber gets to hold grandson for first time. Meredith and Dan are doing fine, but need sleep! So proud of our girl, her husband and their new and first son.
Wednesday is for Prayer Going to the hospital to see our first grandson! Meredith and Dan expecting their first child within the hour. Long labor through the night. Picture above is from their wedding day three years ago and Meredith’s reaction to the surprise groomsman Olympic style scoring of their first kiss. A great day … More Grand Daddy Day!