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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!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mom 2 Mom....

If you check "The Graber's" blog on the left side of this page, you'll notice a great recap of "Mom 2 Mom" at our church from last night. Then, on the "Meet the Smiths" blog, Kendall also spoke of it.

It's my turn, and as I was lying in bed last night, I was planning out this blog post.

Our speaker last night was Janelle Schoenwald. She has an amazing story -- a story about how her entire family (herself, her husband, and four kids) were in a bad car accident about a year ago. Her husband and two of her kids died in this accident. Janelle and her twin daughters survived.

She spoke about "Loving Your Children." The MAIN point to the presentation was the importance of teaching your children about Christ and how to get to heaven. Fortunately, she was able to know that all of her children did accept Christ and so now, two of them (as well as her husband) are in heaven.

After her amazing presentation, at each of our tables, we discussed several questions. One of the questions was -- "What are some creative ways to introduce Christ into your children's lives?"

At our table, we came up with reading Bible stories, singing, family skits of Bible stories, and praying together as a family.

Even though Luke is only 7 months, Marc and I are already talking about Christ with Luke. We read him a Bible story each evening. We pray with him. He and I have sung many songs, and we listen to a Bible CD. However, I know I'll need to get more creative as he gets older. Marc and I will also make sure he knows our testimonies. We want him to know that we will be in heaven someday.

For those of you who were there, what were some of the ideas your tables came up with? Please comment on this blog post. For those of you who weren't there but maybe have some great ideas, please comment on this blog post. I'd love to hear about them.

Because you know what? Teaching our children about Christ is the most important thing to teach them about. This little guy pictured below (Luke, from yesterday) will hopefully make the choice someday to accept Christ into his heart. There are oh so many other children as well that will need to be taught about Christ.

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6

1 comment:

Dannon said...

Hi Sarah.....Luke's getting so big! Your class sounds fun. We have been thinking about doing a class with Zach at the Y just for fun. Zach's not too into TV or anything, but he absolutely LOVES the praise baby collection dvds. I found them at the Christian Book Store. They are dvds that show kids playing, animals, nature, etc and it is all to praise and worship music. Zach is at the point he tries to sing along and he will dance some. Our favorites are the God of Wonder dvd and the Praises and Smiles dvd. We bought one for our sitter and she said all the kids just watch so intently. It's a good way for him to here praise and worship music while being entertained at the same time! I use ours in the morning if he wakes up before I'm finished getting ready for work and when I'm trying to make dinner!

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