Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Me of Little Faith

It's crazy cool to me how God speaks so clearly when we are listening. Tonight, as I was driving home from work, singing very loudly along with Third Day, I had one of those very clear God moments. My heart became heavy for many good friends back in Oregon who are on the edge, or who have fallen away from God. There is a huge need back there to reach young adults which God has been putting on my heart for quite some time. See, back st the beginning of last school year, God gave me the vision of starting a young adult program through Mountain View. It was very clear. But, as the year went on, we went with the logical move, and came here to Warroad to save money (we're living with my 'rents for free and we both knew we had jobs waiting for us). I just figured we have 3 (now 4) summers while we're in school, and we could do that whole deal later on. We still could do that (and I plan on it), but why didn't I have faith enough to trust that God would provide a place for us to stay and jobs in Oregon? Maybe I thought it was just me wanting to be back in Oregon, and doubted that the vision of the young adult ministry wasn't from God, but from my own desires. I'm not sure. What I do know is it is still a burning passion upon my heart, and now I am for sure it's a God thing. So why don't we just pick up and go to Oregon for our last month and some of summer? I don't know. I guess my faith isn't that strong yet. I pray that God would grow my faith. much love becky

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Beautiful Night

Jeff and I went fishing last night for an hour or so. We had a few bites, but didn't catch anything. We just went to this little dock that's on like a canal deal which flows into he Warroad River, which flows into Lake of the Woods. It's a really pretty place. Here are some pictures.

Some cute little duckies swimming near by.

The pelican is way better at catching fish than us.
Of course we had to get one of us!

Beautiful sunset.

The perfect cast.

Lilly Pads

Another shot of the sunset.
This is the home of one of the Marvins. I'm not sure whose though. Between the reeds and the house is the river. We have a beautiful view of the house from the dock.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Life in Warroad...Subgay, Fishing, and Pictures

I figure it's about time for another post, but I really don't know what to write about. Nothing has been happening here lately. I've spent most of my week at Subgay, workin' like crazy. It been a crazy bust week and I've still got one more day to go. I have to open tomorrow which is something I do not like doing (workin on Sunday that is). Speaking of working on Sunday, I've been thinking on the subject lately. I agree with not working on the Sabbath and that whole deal. I do what I can not to. I don't think we should be working on Sunday just to get hours in because we need the money...we should trust that God will provide and do what we can to not work on that day. But, when you are working as a favor for someone (to fill in or because your boss can't find anyone else to work), then I think it comes down to the whole Jesus healing on the Sabbath concept. Maybe that makes sense, maybe not, but it's my little thought of the day.

O, we did go fishing today after we all got off work. Because of the wind, we weren't able to go to where we were before and the fishing where we went instead was pretty darn bad. And to top it all off, my dad's boat started acting up again on our way in. That's not a good sign. I hope it's okay so we can keep going fishing this summer. Anywho, here's some more pictures from around here. Hope you like em. much love becky

This is the fish I caught the last time we went fishing. Jeff is about to gut it so we can eat it. Yum yum!

Yes Bethany, this is the same 4-wheeler you smashed my hand on 10 years ago. I am scarred for life.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Workin' and Fishin'

There's not a whole lot to do up here in Warroad besides work and fish. That's ok though because I work a lot, and I like fishin'. On Sunday, my dad, Jeff, and I finally got out on the lake (Lake of the Woods that is) in my dad's boat. He's been having all kinds of trouble with it, but it's finally ready. We spent 5 or 6 hours out on the lake, and it was a beautiful day for it. We all caught some fish. I have to brag because I caught the most fish, and I caught the biggest fish (eighteen and a half inches). They were all walleye and when we got home we had fish for dinner. It was tasty. There's not a whole lot else to write about because like I said, there's not much to do in Warroad besides work and fish. O, and a word of advice...wear sun screen when you're as white as me. Being burnt sucks. I hope you all have a great day. much love becky

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Yummy Fruit

This was part of our dinner tonight. I like this picture so I thought I would share it with you. much love becky

Canoe, Fishies, and Turtles

We spent a few hours out at Hayes Lake today. It is beautiful out there. It was only $10 for 4 hours to rent a canoe, so that's what we did. We took the canoe out and went fishin'. It was a good time. We both caught 2 fishies. Jeff's caught a lot of fish this season, but they were my first fishies. There were two turtles that were just so darn cute that kept swimming around the canoe. I wanted to take pictures, but we left the camera in the car. I figured my parents wouldn't want me takin' their nice camera in a canoe. I've seen a few canoes tip over in my day (all at youth camps). Anywho, here's a few pictures from when we got back on land. much love becky

Am I not turtlie enough for you turtle club? Turtle. Turtle.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

What's Your Story?

These lyrics got me thinkin' about my story. They also got me wantin' to hear other stories. Hearing (or reading) about what God's done in peopl's lives is something I will never get sick of doing. My story (the short and sweet version) goes a little something like this: When I was 7 I accepted Christ into my life because it was the thing to do. When I was 14 I rededicated my life to Christ at youth camp (LIve God Loud baby). When I was 18 I gave up control of my life to Christ. I finally gave him my all. I gave Him my dreams, my future, my goals, everything. Since then He has blessed me with an amazing husband, the sweetest place ever to get a Christian education, and the vision of pursuing youth ministry (possibly overseas). So, what's your story?