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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, March 24, 2009


Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me. Ruth 1:16b-17

Those verses were read at our wedding. In the book of Ruth, those verses don't even pertain to marriage -- they pertain to Ruth and Naomi (a woman and her daughter-in-law). But, I've always liked those verses. In college, I was in a women's Bible Study where we studied the books of Ruth and Esther. It was at that time where I decided those verses would be read at my wedding. Of course, that was long before I met Marc. So, when I told Marc I wanted those read at our wedding, I was very pleased he didn't object :)

BUT, this blog post isn't directly about our marriage. It's about our parents' marriages.

Here is a photo of Marc's parents -- it's actually about 10 years old, but they don't look too different now.

And, here is a photo of my parents. It's several years old, but again, they don't look too different now.

Back on February 18, Marc's parents celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary (they were married in 1962). Tomorrow (March 25), my parents will celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary (they were married in 1972).

Marriage, and the sanctity of it, has definitely come under attack in this nation. It's way too easy to get married, and it's definitely way too easy to get divorced. Marc and I strongly believe in keeping God at the very center of our marriage. We realize that it will not always be easy, but we also know that we both have made the marriage commitment for life.

We are so very thankful that both of our parents have remained married. We're happy to be able to wish them Happy Anniversary each and every year.

So, the main purpose of this post is to wish both of our parents "Happy Anniverary!"

**Note: In three years, we'll be most likely, Lord willing, throwing two different anniversary parties -- one in February (Marc's parents' 50th) and one in March (my parents' 40th). If you have any good suggestions, please let us know.

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