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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!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Whoa...Too Much Stuff and Luke's Hair....

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21

Those verses are from Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount." They represent a bit of the last three weeks at our home. Marc and decided we have way too much stuff. But, here are the kickers.

-- We've only been married 4 1/2 years.

-- Since being married, we've participated in three, yep three, garage sales. So, we've already gotten rid of some stuff.

-- Since being married, we've also taken two different, and full, carloads to the Etc. shop.

So, why did we get on a real kick to get rid of "stuff?" Is it because we've doing a financial study in our Community Life Group, and in all of our discussions with other couples, realized that we have to much stuff? Or, is it because in my Thursday morning young moms' Bible Study, we're studying the book of Daniel, and we're all learning about our current "Babylonian" culture -- again, too many choices and things? OR, is it because we have Luke now and we don't want to someday subject him to have to clean out "stuff" from our home once we're old and can't do it ourselves.

I believe it's simply, "We don't need to store up our treasures here on earth" -- just as Jesus preached about. Now, do we still have treasures in our house? Yes, we do. But at least we're striving to be more Christ-like, each and every day.

So, here's a photo of our pile of stuff....Ladies -- do we want to have a garage sale again this summer (the fourth one)? I've talked to a few of you, and the answer so far has been a resounding YES! So, sometime in June, we'll be having one.

On a Luke note....Luke frequently, especially in the mornings after a bath the night before, has what we deem "Messy Boy Hair." You know, you see those little boys running around with messy hair. You know that their mothers have tried their best to get it down, but it just won't stay down. Well, that's our little boy.

Luke will be the little boy at the church Christmas program, standing on the back row, with messy boy hair. Know that his mother has tried to get it combed down, but it just won't happen.

Luke has very interesting hair growth. His hair is short and thin on the front of his head and on the back. However, in the center of his head (as this photo shows), his hair is long.
If you ever see his Grandpa Friesen's hair growth, you'll know that genetics have played a key role in his hair growth.
A little different, but we feel it's cute. It's what makes Luke simply "Luke."

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