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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!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Winning Prize Redeemed....

This is my dad (and Luke, of course)....I have quite a few photos of my dad and Luke, and this one's my favorite. I think it's because of Luke sucking his thumb. He was soooo tired when this photo was taken way back on Mother's Day.

Anyways, my dad's name is J. Harvey. The "J" is just "J." It doesn't stand for anything. It's just an initial -- that's his first name. His middle name is Harvey. Most people just call him J. Harvey.

(I don't know how many times in my life I've had to explain that to people, but probably not as many people as he has).

J. Harvey has an amazing "knack" for winning things. His name generally gets drawn in a drawing. Several times, he's been an "Nth" caller on the radio to win something. We don't know about the lottery as he absolutely does NOT purchase any lottery tickets. Go Dad!!!! Thanks for teaching me about why the lottery isn't a good thing -- how the statistics of winning are fairly low as well as how buying lottery tickets are not being a good steward with our money, etc....

Several months ago, he won something on the radio again -- AM 1330 (KNSS) -- early in the morning. He was the "Nth" caller (I'm not sure what number he had to be to win). He ended up winning a $50 gift card to this fairly new restaurant in town....

**For those of you "local" readers -- The "Rowdy Beaver" is on the west side of Wichita, at Kellogg and West St., where the old "Willie C's West" was located.

With his winning, he and my mom invited Marc, Luke, and I out to eat with them. Finally, we were able to come up with a date that worked. This past Saturday evening (August 1) was the date.

My parents beat us there. They had called ahead for a table. This is what they got (this was taken, obviously, after we arrived).

Yep, we got this HUGE circle booth. I hope we didn't hold up any large party. A smaller table would've been just fine, but this is what they gave us. So, we took it.

Luke did fairly well, considering we were there for a little while. The food was good, but neither Marc nor I thought it was anything special.

The menu selection is pretty good. I think almost anybody could find something they like.

Though it technically is "Rowdy Beaver Restaurant and Tavern," it was O.K. to have Luke there because the music was loud. We didn't at all feel like we were disturbing anybody trying to have a quiet dinner next to a 12 month-old.

None of us are beer drinkers, so I can't really comment on that.

Overall, I'd recommend the place if you needed something to try or wanted something different. BUT, if your nights out are limited (like our's) and you're wanting to spend your money carefully and on something really good, I don't know that I'd recommend it first.

They do have a little souvenir and gift shop. My dad ended up buying Luke a cute little bib from the "Rowdy Beaver." Here he is....the next morning. I do think this photo's cute (but hey -- I'm biased).

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