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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, January 26, 2010

Dave Ramsey -- Session 2 and Another Luke Update....

Tonight, we had Session 2 of our Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University.

You might recall from previous posts that Marc and I are co-leading (or co-facilitating) this class with friends Joel and Kendall and Eric and Karla.

We discussed relating with money and how good money management can help a marriage. We also discussed teaching children about money and the importance of work and earning a living...GOOD AND IMPORTANT STUFF!

A couple verses stuck out to me this week....They're great verses to pray.

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3

For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat." 2 Thessalonians 3:10

Here are a couple of darker photos from this evening -- they were taken during the video section of our class.


And as for Luke....He has done much better today. He's actually been picking at his left ear -- something I haven't really noticed until today. He hasn't had a fever today at all. I did skip my Tuesday morning Young Moms' Bible Study -- which I was VERY bummed about, but that's part of being a parent. I did, obviously, make it to the Dave Ramsey class this evening. PRAISE God on that one.

The challenging part of today was that Luke, all of a sudden, decided to act "toddlerish" today. Yep, we had some fits...We've had them before but not as many as today. I couldn't decide if he was a) tired of being cooped up as I am, b) still didn't feel real well, or c) simply acting like he's 18 months old.

The good part of the day was meeting my friend Andrea and her two girls, Ava and Marin, at McDonald's. Because we virtually NEVER go to McDonald's, it actually tasted pretty good. It was fun to have lunch with Andrea, and Luke LOVES to be around Ava.

In fact, here's Luke watching Ava in their car as they were backing out. He was sad to leave.

(And, you'll notice he doesn't have a coat on even though it was rather chilly outside today...That would be because as I was trying to get his coat and hat on in McDonald's, a fit occurred. We were making way toooooo big of a scene. I simply needed to get out for my own sanity).

We're praying for an even better day tomorrow. Oliver and Lily come over tomorrow, and hopefully, that'll be fun for all!


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Candice said...

I'm sure he's just not feeling well. Poor pumpkin!

The Sieberts said...

we had a great time too! let's do it again sometime... :) Collin was actually jealous-he didn't even eat lunch yesterday, but i reminded him it is OK to stop working and eat, even if he's not home for lunch! :)

Allen and Debby Graber said...

We missed you greatly Tuesday morning! Next week is Mom-2-Mom so will skip Bible study.

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