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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!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Late this afternoon and this evening, we were out at a "camp" about 45 minutes from home. This "camp" belongs to a brother of our friend, Sarah W.

We were there with other couples and children. The women "part" of these couples were the ladies that I was with each Thursday morning this past school year for a Bible Study.

Dave was the "grill man." He grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. We also had potato salad, baked beans, potato chips, and HOMEMADE ice cream with brownies and other toppings :) YUMMMMMM......

First, a few photos of the place -- I really didn't get too many photos, unfortunately.

Here's the wonderful pond that was available. A few got in the pond and said that the water actually wasn't too cold (it wasn't real warm today for a Kansas June). Our family elected to stay out. We thought it would be too cool. Therefore, we didn't even take swim attire with us.

While Dave was grilling, most of us merely hung out. There were nice rocking chairs on the front porch of the "community building." Here's Tami (on the far left), Marc, Luke, and Joel.

Inside, Sarah W., Debby, and Kendall were preparing drinks as well as condiments for burgers and hot dogs. This photo happens to be of Sarah W. and Debby.

After eating the yummy food, we all spent time sharing what was happening in our Community Life Groups. We then spent some time in prayer.

Then, the guys all decided to get "physical" (to quote Dave Weber). In other words, they went outside for "outdoor" games. They started out by playing "Cornhole." Sorry, I didn't get photos here.

Next, they hit the basketball court.

The girls -- well, you might have guessed it. Most of us hung outside with some of the kids -- talking. That's something I always LOVE -- fellowshipping with other Christian women.

Here's a photo of Tami and Lori.

After awhile, kids were getting tired. Luke was no exception. We always know when he's tired -- his thumb goes right in his mouth.

Luke did a FANTASTIC job this evening -- especially when it got way past his bedtime. He did get very dirty. While he was outside, he was always held. But, he did crawl around on the "community building" floor. I think he was more dirty than he's ever been so far. But, isn't that what little boys do? They get dirty!

Thanks Dave and Sarah for the use of this place. It was a lot of fun. The bonus was that it didn't rain. The forecast was calling for severe weather, and fortunately, it all stayed away from here.


PamperingBeki said...

That looks like such a nice time with your friends!

Kelly said...

Looks like a good time! Luke is quite handsome with his new hair cut.

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