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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!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


We live on a small cul-de-sac with only eight houses. It's somewhat secluded, and so, there's not too much traffic -- which will be great once Luke is running around and wanting to go on the street (even when he's not supposed to). Luke will someday have an awesome place to ride his tricycle and bike.

We know all of our neighbors, and they're all wonderful people! We sometimes get together for dinner. They're always willing to help when needed.

Before Luke was born, the neighborhood ladies all pooled together to throw me a little baby shower. They purchased us the baby swing which was VERY helpful when Luke was a tiny infant. A couple of the ladies have babysat for us.

I could go on and on.....

Anyways, this past Monday evening, we had a rather large thunderstorm go through this town of our's. After things had settled down a bit, I was in our laundry room, folding some laundry. It's near the east side of the house, and all at once, I heard a chainsaw going at our neighbors' house to the east. I told Marc, and he went outside to see what was going on.

He didn't come back in right away and Luke was sleeping (as he did through the storm), and so, I went outside. It was still slightly raining at that time.

I soon noticed Marc with work gloves. Our neighbors' tree (a large tree, I might add) had fallen across their driveway and into the street, blocking any traffic. Several were outside, including Marc, helping to clean it up.

What a "neighbor adventure!" Here are some photos. I can't take credit for them as Joan, our neighbor, took them.

In this first photo, all are watching Richard use the chainsaw. I think they were waiting on some direction.

Then, the moving of branches took place....

Finally, it was all moved off of the street and out of their driveway. The next day, the city came and picked it all up :)

Here's a final photo after the clean-up was completed.

It's always fun to do things like this with great neighbors -- helping each other.


Aaron and Shannon said...

I know what you mean about having great neighbors. We feel the same way....as I've posted about them before too! Not everyone is so luck!

Kelly said...

I am jealous! Some day we will be settled enough to have adventures with our neighbors. We really like our current set. It is such a blessing to have people around you who will look out for each other! I hope every thing is going well for you!

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