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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!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vacation Bible School....

This week is Vacation Bible School at our church. The curriculum/program we're using is called Saddle Ridge Ranch. It's based around a cowboy/western/ranch theme. So, it's been fun to see the kids/teachers/helpers in western-type attire.

I've been saying for nearly a year now (to Marc) that this summer, I really wanted to help at VBS -- especially since there are some WONDERFUL volunteers to watch the little kids during this time since VBS is officially for those who have completed kindergarten.

I actually haven't helped with a VBS for probably close to 20 years --since I was in high school.

I had originally signed up to help with 2nd grade. Then, last week, I received a phone call from our Children's Ministry Director that one of the 2nd grade classes was still in need of a teacher. I agreed to actually teach if somebody else would kind of help me in the classroom (especially with the decorating and such)....

So, that's when my friend, Kendall, stepped in. (Thanks Kendall). Kendall taught 3rd grade for quite a few years, and she's now a Pre-K teacher. So, she has slightly more experience than I do (not to mention some good ideas on discipline and such).


the motto for VBS this year is "Need Answers, Ask God."

The "theme" verse is James 1:5.

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

What a great verse!

And, to start out, just a few photos -- of our child (I hope you don't mind)....

This morning, my friend, Torri, mentioned to me that Luke seemed to be the only 2 year-old (yes, he's in the 2 year-old class though he doesn't turn 2 until next week) doing some of the "motions" to the song in the opening each day.

Well, I really wanted a photo, but I knew if Luke saw me he probably wouldn't want to hang out with the class.....

So, I gave the camera to my good friend Andrea to take a couple of photos. Andrea said that when she was there with the camera, he'd only do one motion -- Keep in mind that Luke knows Andrea....Apparently, he just kept asking for Ava (Andrea's daughter)....

But, what Andrea got is worth A LOT to me....Thanks Andrea. They are indeed cute and precious.

And, the 2 year-olds do have a lesson each day....The first day's lesson was "God Made Food." Luke came home with a color sheet. I hung this on the refrigerator; not so much because of Luke's artwork but because I truly think that "God Made Food" is very appropriate for our household. Those of you who know Marc know just how important food is to him.

Thanks Mark and Anbeth (and your helpers) for teaching the 2 year-olds for nearly 3 1/2 hours each day during this week! I LOVE that Luke's in good hands while I'm with the 2nd graders.

And, there will be more photos to come -- and not just of Luke :)


Diana said...

What fun to help at VBS! And that really is a great theme for the kids!

Luke is cute as a bug as always! Of COURSE he's the one doing the movements! He just one smart little boy. ;-)

(Email for you with link to photos.)

Candice said...

I love the pics of Luke...what a cutie!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

I took one of Luke also doing the actions. I'll post them when I post all the VBS photos later. He is just a sweety!!

Kelly said...

What fun! Naomi still makes me sing the H_A_P_P_Y song. Then she askes "mommy Happy? daddy happy?" he looks like he is having a ton of fun!

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