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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!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Our Saturday Evening....

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and let your glory be over all of the earth. Psalm 108:5

I used that verse as an opening simply because I liked it. It reminds me that God's glory does shine around the earth. This weekend is when we are celebrating His Son's miraculous rising from the dead after he died for all of our sins.

Earlier this week, we had invited our friends Gary and Carla over for dinner. Fortunately, they graciously accepted our invitation. We don't get together with them often. Marc has known them for many years now, and I have gotten to know them through Marc. Gary and Marc have run together every Tuesday and Thursday morning, assuming they're not injured or sick. They also don't run in stormy weather, but they DO faithfully run in snow, ice, and extreme cold. Gary teaches Chemistry at our local liberal arts college, and Carla is a teacher in the local school district. Gary also is a part of the investment club that Marc and some other of you bloggers' husbands are in.

Neither Gary nor Carla had seen Luke since he was probably around a month old. So, he definitely had changed in their eyes. Carla commented several times about how much he looks like Marc -- like many of you also say.

Here's a cute photo of Carla showing Luke various pictures in one of his books. Luke watched intently.

For dinner, we had chicken fajitas. I didn't take a photo of the "fajita making process," but I did capture a simple photo of the colorful peppers I used in the fajitas -- I LOVE colorful vegetables (Marc probably doesn't really care too much if the veggies are colorful or not). We are definitely onion lovers in this household, so I added quite a bit of onion to the fajita mixture.

This may sound a bit strange, but to go with the fajitas (a Mexican dish), I made an Asian salad -- the oriental salad that is famous in my family. Watch soon for a post with the recipe -- probably within the next week or so.

I'll leave you in suspense with the recipe and process, but here's a final photo.

**If you've ever been in a Community Life Group (small group) with us or have ever been to our home for dinner, you've probably had it. I make it often because it's such a favorite. But, like I said earlier, watch for a near future post with the recipe.

To finish off dinner, we ate Angel Food Cake and mixed berries. Yum!!!!

Then, we had what I would call meaningful conversation among the four of us -- after Luke went to bed. Marc and I love "fellowshipping" with other believers. What a wonderful evening!

I'll end this post with a really wonderful photo of Carla and Luke.

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