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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 8, 2009

You Know You're an Adult When....

You get excited about having a new appliance. Yep, today I got a new dishwasher, and I couldn't be happier. Here's a photo of its last load. I proudly unloaded it this morning in preparation for it to be hauled away after the new one came.

Here's a last photo of the old one.

Here's the story. Our old one actually worked just fine. It's old, however. We think it was installed when the house was built -- in the 1970s. The main problem with it was that it was one of those that you definitely had to have dishes rinsed off before loading. Also, it had a knob that turned on the front. Children would come over to our house and immediately head for that knob. Now, ordinarily, I wouldn't care if a child turned that knob. However, on that old dishwasher, it messed up the soap dispenser (I know, strange, but it happened).
So, I've been saying since we bought this house (nearly five years ago) that I would like to have a new one. I shouldn't complain, though. Many of you don't have dishwashers and would probably really like to have one.
How I got this one, though....is another story. When I left my job at International Dairy Queen at the end of October, I had been there 10 years (Yep, a whole decade). With that 10-year anniversary came a nice prize. I had the opportunity to choose a gift card from a couple of different choices. Well, I chose "Home Depot" -- specifically for a new dishwasher. So, that's what 10 years does for us :)
And, here it is...or should I say, "Voila."

The MOST beautiful part of the whole dishwasher experience is that this dishwasher has buttons on the top of the door. In other words, not TOUCHABLE by toddlers. So, sorry Little Luker....no playing with dishwasher buttons at your own home. For all of you other wonderful children who come over here, we do have some toys for you to play with. We welcome you anytime!

One last thing I feel I must share -- today was a full day. I went to my "Young Moms" Bible study this morning. After I returned, Luke went down for his nap shortly. He slept very well today. Not only did he sleep while the delivery drivers were here installing the new dishwasher, but he also slept when a lab technician was here drawing my blood and taking my health history for a new life insurance policy. Good Job Luke! My, how I like it when things turn out like that.

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