Sunday, July 11, 2010

Homemade granola bars, good friends, family and basketball all in one weekend!

As you can tell from the title of this blog, it has been a very busy weekend for us Strom's. We have had quite the weekend. On Friday I attempted to make homemade granola bars, they were very scruptmous. If you do not believe me just ask Justin Glenn. I had made them one other time with my grandmother, but this time I was flying solo. I thought that it was a good time to try it out because Jordan played in the sunflower state games this past weekend. It was a ton of fun, they played four games and got two wins and two loses, I would say it was a rather successful day of ballin (that was my attempt at some baller like chit chat) ( hahhaha). I was also able to spend some time with my family, it was awesome. The craziest/ funniest accident happened while were out shopping at a strip mall. We were a few stores down when all of a sudden we heard loud screeching tires, dogs whimpering and soon the lovely aroma of burnt tires. I kid you not, this old, lady was parked right out in front of the hallmark store and when she was trying to back up, she hit the gas pedal instead and drove right through the glass of the hallmark store. It was out of control. I felt bad for the old gal, she was not injured but, it was really funny. I was able to sneak a picture which I will hopefully post soon! It was just a really funny freak accident. We also had a great time seeing good friends this weekend which included, the Kultz's both couples that is, Justin Glenn and we were even able to make a few new friends. It went by so fast, but we would not change one moment of the whole experience.

Today, we are just taking the time to relax because we have a rather busy week coming up. I have to work more this week because I am filling in for the secretaries in the office, pray for me. Jordan is a little sore form yesterday, but he has a full week ahead of him, so pray that the old man would heal quickly. Next weekend is the big weekend, weather permitting that we are going to paint our dinning room table as well as a lamp and a few other small projects that I thought were necessary of course. I am also so pumped to start doing a bible study with a few friends. I have been craving something like this to appear in my life, and whelp God is once again faithful. As you can see, married life is busy, wait that is just life!

In Christian Love,

The Newly Strom's

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Forever Faithful

You know it never ceases to amaze me how truly wonderful God is. Lately, I have been having the strangest dreams, but the weirdest of them all happened last night. I had this crazy dream that I was hanging out with my dear friend Robyn and we had been with her family all day and it was awesome. At the end of the day out of the blue she says to me, my aunt Ruth and uncle Chuck and I are very concerned about you and how you are living your life. Now, first off she does not have an uncle Chuck or Ruth, that I know of, so this dream is that much more humorous. Robyn then proceeded to say, "we all do not feel that you are giving your life fully to the Lord and we do not think you are a Christian". Now, obviously this dream has some major flaws in it but, it did make me think. Do people see something different in me? I just recently have been reading through the different miracles that Jesus performs. The first of these that I read comes from Matthew 8:2-4. Now, I am sure that all of us here have heard this story about the man with leprosy, but something really struck me in the passage. When the man with leprosy asks Jesus to make him clean, by this he is saying he wants to be healed. Jesus response with these words.... " I am willing." When I first read this I got a little teary- eyed because of the immense amount of grace that I could feel coming from those three words. How often do we all mess up? I know I do everyday, in my words, actions, thoughts and much more, but if we are willing to meet Jesus at the cross he is there, " willing" and ready to heal. Now, this is not rocket science I know, we all have heard this, but sometimes I think we all need a good swift kick in the rear. In my own life I think God was saying, I am enough and I am willing, are you willing Becca? I think this is something I needed to hear. I go to Christian College, I work at a church and all my friends I surround myself with, whelp shocker here, they are also all Christians. Sometimes the going gets tough, but when we dig deep we learn the good and bad and it makes us wiser, stronger and better equip for the Lord's Kingdom, Amen! I pray that for anyone who reads, that you will think through this a little bit and maybe God is trying to say the same to you or not, but whatever it may be, pray. Pray that God will continue to work in your life and that you may grow, when times are rough or when the times are blessed. Seek him out and he will not mislead you. This is the choice that we all have, now it's your turn to decide because he had already said it. Are you willing?

Ps.... I found this picture of Jordan on his computer that he had taken and it really made me giggle... So I thought I would be so kind and share with all of you!

In Christian Love,

The Newly Stroms