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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, April 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Joel....

I'm a bit ashamed that I didn't get this post done last night or earlier today. But, today, April 8, is my brother's birthday. He turned 31 today.

He's my one and only sibling -- two years, one month, and eight days younger than me.

He's a staunch conservative when it comes to politics. He enjoys hunting. He manages the DQ I work at, and yes, we can work together. He's a wonderful father to two girls -- Grace and Natalie. His wife's name is Amber. We're different in a lot of ways, but in some ways, we can be similar (for example -- many times, our sense of humor is the same).

He doesn't look anything like me. In fact, most of the time, people don't realize we're even brother and sister. One time, when I was in college, we went and had some photos taken together at JC Penney. When we first arrived, the photographer asked us if these were engagement photos. Joel responded EXTREMELY quickly, "NO!" But, we do have the same set of biological parents, and we were raised by those same parents :)

So, Happy 31st Birthday Joel!

Here's a photo of Joel, holding Luke in the hospital about 12 hours after he was born. Luke was his first nephew!


Allen and Debby Graber said...

You are right. You look nothing alike! I can say that my brothers and I are definitely cut of the same cloth. Everyone knows we belong to the same family. And Al and his brothers look alike too.

The Koehns said...

I remember when Joel and I first started dating that he said he thought he was adopted because he didn't look like anyone in the family (he does remember what your mom looks like, right???) :-)

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