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)
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!
If you read this blog last summer or if you know Luke in person, you might remember that Luke has a SERIOUS fascination with lawnmowers: push lawnmowers, riding lawnmowers, big lawnmowers, small lawnmowers.
I LOVE IT! It's very cute....
Since the weather's been a bit nicer lately (don't include the last 4-5 days in that statement), Luke has been BEGGING Marc each and every day (when he gets home from work) to go outside and "see Daddy's lawnmower."
Marc has indulged Luke's request.
So, they head outside....with Luke's little lawnmower in tow.
Then, Marc opens up the shed and together, he and Luke get out the lawn equipment.
Sometimes, though, a 2-minute break is taken for the sandbox.
And then, it all continues for a bit longer....until there are tears when Marc says it's time to go inside for supper.
Marc and I both have an interest in business (we both have business degrees). Perhaps this mowing fascination will continue AND Luke will inherit our interest in business, and then, Luke can have one hoppin' mowing business someday :)
Until then, I'm going to simply enjoy our little guy's fascination because BOY -- it is C.U.T.E.
I just got out of the "blogging mood." Fortunately, that mood was temporary.
And, I'm very happy to report that nothing is really wrong. But, I truly do thank those of you who have questioned why I haven't blogged. First, I'm happy to hear that some people do really read this blog. And two, it touches me that you care.
Soooooo, how about I start up with a "typical" Monday thing -- at least on this blog?
I'll list out our meal plan for the week. And, of course, I'll put on a few photos of Luke :)