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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Our New Year's Eve....

In the past, New Year's Eve to us has always meant bringing in the New Year with friends. Several of our friends had babies this year (like us), and many of our friends already have kids. That makes New Year's party planning a bit more challenging.

There was no formal New Year's Eve party with our Sunday School class this year (this sunday school class is very fertile). We did get invited over to Collin, Andrea, and Ava's house for a small gathering. However, Luke's been in a bit of a "funk" over the last week or so (teething). Between a little bit of crabbiness, diarrhea, and sporadic, unexplained vomiting, we decided to just hang out at home.

However, since I was in Wichita during the day on New Year's Eve, Marc suggested I stop at this place and pick up dinner for us....Are you jealous Joel McClenahan?

I arrived home with the food. I was hungry as I really hadn't eaten much lunch. Marc initially claimed he was full and was going to wait to eat. Then, I made the spread across our counter. Marc, all of a sudden, showed up in the kitchen and grabbed a plate. I guess he was hungry after all.

So, we had our dinner and then contended with a crabby baby. We gave him a bath, fed him, and read him a story from the "Family Bible Stories" book we gave him for Christmas -- we read about Stephen from the book of Acts. We said a family prayer and put Luke to bed at his normal 7:30. He went right to sleep. Then, for us, it was going to be to watch some episodes of "Seinfeld" on DVD.
I was making hot chocolate (preparing for the DVDs), and all of a sudden, our doorbell rings. It was friends Russell and Camille, in town visiting family all the way from OREGON! What a great visit! (I forgot to take a photo of them).
So, it really ended up being a nice evening after all despite our lack of "going out."
And yep, we were asleep at midnight -- on the couch! That's O.K. I have to work today. I needed some sleep.
And now, to 2009. Is God challenging you to do something for Him in 2009? What will you make of 2009? Marc and I typically make goals for the new year (not resolutions, but defined goals). We're working on those goals currently. I'll post at least some of them when they're better defined.
Until then, enjoy New Year's Day!

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