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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, March 30, 2010

Bible Study and Menu Planning Tuesday....

On Tuesday mornings, I'm involved in a Bible Study with 7 other lovely women. During the fall semester and partway through this semester, we read and studied our way through Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas -- an excellent book on marriage if you're looking for one. But beware -- it's challening in a personal way.

Now, we're going through the study, Draw Near to God. Click HERE if you'd like to download it at no charge.





It's been a good study. I find it extremely helpful to hear how the Scripture applies to these other seven ladies' lives.

Lately, I've been going through a bit of a struggle -- a struggle in my heart and in my mind.

I don't want to vague, but at this point, I'm not ready to share this personal struggle publically on this blog.

BUT, I will state publically that through this study and my own private quiet times with God, I have been taught many things. I have been shown many things. I'm coming to realize that I'm not abnormal.

I'm just in a season of life right now that isn't quite as carefree (for lack of a better term) as it used to be.

But, God is so good. He never fails me. He never leaves me. He always continues to show me His goodness -- despite the fact that I'm a bit of a mess right now. And really, we're all messes all of the time. I just happen to be a M.A.J.O.R. mess right now.

I've always been told this, but I'll say it again....If you are currently NOT routinely in God's word, do it immediately. It's an amazing experience.

Today, I was reading through some scripture. I came upon a verse in Psalm 119.

It describes how pain can be used in a good way -- and this case, it's my mental anguish that is causing my pain.

It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. Psalm 119:71

Another verse that is helpful right now to me...just a page over from this last verse....

Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. Psalm 119:37

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And on a completely, much lighter note....Our meal plan for the week (a day or two late)....

Monday, March 29, 2010
Salmon
Pasta with Olde Westport Spice seasoning
Vegetable

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Creamy Chicken Pasta Carbonara

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuna Enchiladas
Vegetable

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Lemon Chicken Piccata (from Macaroni Grill)

Friday, April 2, 2010
Sarah & Luke: Will be eating supper at Sarah's parents' house

Marc: Will be eating spaghetti & meatballs at Kanopolis State Park

(On Saturday, Marc is running in a 50-mile race. The Friday night meal is an organized "night before the race" meal at the park).

Saturday, April 3, 2010
Lunch: Sarah & Luke will rummage at home; Marc will be running -- will be eating appropriate foods during race

Supper: Sarah & Luke will take a packed lunch to the finish line of the race; Marc will be eating the post-race meal provided at the finish line

Sunday, April 4, 2010
Lunch: Quizno's with a coupon OR Subway

If NOT, we'll figure something out (Marc generally CRAVES some calories the day after a BIG race)

Supper: At Sarah's parents' for Easter

**Am preparing a ham loaf for Easter supper

2 comments:

Candice said...

Sarah, I can relate. I too have been going through a struggle that I have yet to share on my blog. We just keep on truckin'.

Send me an email if you want to share. Hugs!

Diana said...

It's hard to be a Christian, to keep following God's Word, in this oh-so-human world. From personal experience... it DOES get easier as you get older. Hang in there while you learn and listen to Him. Keeping you in prayer for whatever is heavy in your heart, hon!

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