Monday, October 22, 2007


Isn't this the cutest picture? But when you get past the cuteness...look at the intensity on this dogs face! When is the last time we have prayed with this kind of intensity?!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Our God Reigns

I just returned from the Joyce Meyers 25th Anniversary Womans Convention in St. Louis where Delirious? led the worship. Talk about amazing. I've heard these guys before, they have written songs like, "I Could Sing of Your Love Forever" and "Deeper (I want to go Deeper)". But, at this conference they sang their song, "Our God Reigns" and had a video clip to it. I wish I had their actual clip, but I don't, so I found one that does justice to this song, also, on YouTube.

Hope you enjoy and are as deeply touched as I am....

Our God Reigns

40 million babies lost to Gods great orphanage,

It’s a modern day genocide and a modern day disgrace

If this is a human right then why aren’t we free?

The only freedom we have is in a man nailed to a tree.

100 million faces, staring at the sky,

Wondering if this HIV will ever pass us by.

The devil stole the rain and hope trickles down the plug,

But still my Chinese take away could pay for someone’s drugs.

Our God reigns, Our God reigns,Forever your kingdom reigns.

The west has found a gun and it’s loaded with ‘unsure’

Nip and tuck if you have the bucks in a race to find a cure.

Psalm one hundred and thirty nine is the conscience to our selfish crime,

God didn’t screw up when he made you,

He’s a father who loves to parade you.

Yes he reigns, yes you reign, yes you reign,

For there is only one true God,

But we’ve lost the reins on this world,

Forgive us all, forgive us please,

As we fight for this broken world on our knees.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Book(s) Recomendation

I don't know who likes to read, but I have been reading these books (series) by Brock & Bodie Thoene...
The first series is called the Shiloh Series (3 books) - takes place the last part of WWI, and during the stock market crash, etc.... follows 3 guys who were in the war together... AMAZING & AWESOME. Talks about hard things.... the KKK, prohibition, etc. I'm amazed at how real the characters are.
The second series, which I'm only on book 2 of the 9 book series, is called the A.D. Covenant series. These take place pre WWII, and (I'm assuming) thru WWII. Oh my goodness...if I thought I knew about persecution of the Jews...I didn't know anything!
Brock Thoene is an educator and historian. He did all the research for Bodie, and she wrote the books. They are unbelievably real.
I do not have the Shiloh series, but I do have the A.D. Covenant series, if anyone wants to borrow them. The Galesburg Library does have the Shiloh series....

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Congrats, Brandon

My "little" brother graduates from college this weekend. I am very proud of him. He actually is the first of us "Wheeler clan" to get his bachelor's!!!! So, I just wanted to send the Kudos out to him.

We will be heading to Missouri tomorrow to watch him graduate, and celebrate with him.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I love my kids, but...

Does anyone else have one of those days, where your kids are the last person(s) you want to be around? UGH. I do love my kids....they are the light of my life! But today, they have been the thorns in my side, and the pains in my neck, etc., etc., etc.

Shawn "finally" got home around 6:30 p.m., and we are all sitting down to dinner, and I couldn't even eat. My whole body is just tense from CONSTANT (no, I'm NOT exaggerating) bickering, arguing, fighting, calling of names, under the breath comments, rolling of eyes, annoying another, being hateful...the list seriously could go on. And, it's not just from one of my kids! All four. Yes, even baby Tanner (OK, he's 2) was in on the "fun". Smacking his lips, because he knows Brock will yell and whine....

CALGON.....take me away! So, I'm telling Shawn all of this - and he says, "just leave for awhile". Well, leave where? Anywhere I go - it's temptation to spend $$, and the Good Lord knows that I do NOT need to spend any money. So, I decide to take Shaley (the dog) for a walk.

When I get in the door, all the yelling, etc. is still there, so Shawn takes the crew outside, and I'm by myself in my house. Rare occasion! So, I just thought I'd blog and VENT...

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Farewell, Dear Friend

Our beloved, Valentine, passed away early this morning (Thursday, 3/29/07). Although, we are glad she went as peacefully as possible, at home, we are deeply mourning the loss. She has been a part of our family for 11 years. Shawn and I were still newlyweds (married 8 1/2 mths), and getting ready to move to Galesburg to our own house, so we (I) wanted a dog! Not just any dog - a Dalmation. She was the spunkiest of the bunch.

We've had lots of good times - and some bad times (like eating one or both of my best shoes/boots, etc. The only thing she ever touched of Shawn's was his Bible!). But she was our first "baby"...and the best protector (keeping Hunter safe, when he got lost in the 'high' cornfield when he was 2)! She was greatly loved, and will be greatly missed!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sunday Services Cancelled

I thought I'd post here - in case someone checked... Pastor's house is without power tonight (Sat), due to all the ice...

No Services Sunday - Feb 25, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Frosty & The Karns

We had great weather and sticky snow...perfect for building a great snowman. So, meet Frosty (the kids aren't real creative with names). Now, we just have to build Crystal (female snow"woman") before the snow melts.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Disney World Oct., 2006

Well, it's only been 3 months since we went to Disney. I'm finally getting a few of our digital (off of the cam-corder) here. I'll put more on after I scan them...

Piglet with Hunter & JayCee

Nana, Brock & Hunter at Animal Kingdom

Tanner & Papa at Dinoland

Uncle Brandon, Papa and Tanner

Mickey's Not So Scarey Halloween Party
Hunter (a Muskateer), JayCee (Snow White) & Brock (Capt. Jack) with the Queen of Hearts

Papa and Hunter Snorkeling w/ Sharks and Manta Rays

Brock & Daddy Snorkeling

Uncle Brandon throwing Hunter into the Tidal Wave

JayCee & Cinderella strike a pose