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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, April 20, 2011

Very Miscellaneous....

Remember back in February and March -- I took a MAJOR blogging break.

For the most part, I've kept up again and am enjoying it (blogging) again.

But, for today, I'm out of ideas. So, I was searching through some photos, and I came across some miscellaneous photos from early March to share....

Here goes....

1) March 1 was my BIG 35th birthday. For some reason, turning 35 was a big deal to me. 30 didn't bother me AT ALL....And, I'm around quite a few people who are really dreading 30....those of you whom I'm talking about -- Turning 30 is just fine. You'll make it through. I actually enjoyed it and looked forward to it.

Turning 35 was also fine....I have an advantage of living where I do -- most people have children younger than when I did (32). Therefore, since I only currently have one child and he's only 2, MOST are surprised that I did turn 35.

But yes, my birth certificate proves it. I was born in 1976.

And now, I'm closer to 40 than 30....

Anyways, Marc surprised me a few days before and told me he was going to take the day off from work so we could all hang out as a family. I was THRILLED!

We kept it low key....just how I like it.

Luke was surprised when he got up that morning to find Daddy at home....that meant hanging out with Daddy in bed, eating cereal and watching TV.







We went to Red Robin for lunch....a) We like it. b) It's a great place to take a kid. c) I had a "free" lunch for my birthday since I joined their "E Club."

(Sorry -- no photos to prove we were there....You'll just have to believe me).

Then, we all came home and took naps :)

And overall, I had the opportunity to just keep a day "low key" and hang out with my guys. What could get better than that?





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The weekend right after my big ol' 35th birthday (March 4 - 6), Marc and I went away for the weekend -- to Wichita (yep, we really traveled far, didn't we?)....

My loving parents came to our home and stayed with Luke for the weekend.

I have ZERO photos from the weekend, but my dad did send me this photo of Luke and their dog, Anna....Luke LOVES Anna, and admittedly, this photo was very cute -- watching Luke lie on the floor with Anna before bed.



We went away for the weekend to a Family Life Weekend to Remember marriage conference.

We went to the same conference three years ago -- when I was pregnant with Luke. We enjoyed it and wanted to go again.

It's amazing what 3 more years into a marriage as well as having a child does!

We had some different things to discuss and talk about.

It was EXCELLENT and very needed.

We were EXTREMELY pleased to find out one of our speakers that weekend was Dr. Tim Kimmel.

Dr. Kimmel is the founder of THIS MINISTRY.

We first heard about Dr. Kimmel in November, 2009 -- upon purchasing our Christmas Tree.

We have grown to appreciate and overall like his parenting/family books.

Then, over the course of this past semester, we've seen him in a DVD series in our Sunday School class.

SOOOOOOOO -- when we arrived at the conference and he was one of the main speakers, we were truly THRILLED!

And, I have to say (and I'm sure Marc would agree) -- his speaking is as great as his writing!

That's the end of miscellaneous! Thanks for reading!

2 comments:

gabrielle said...

Sarah, I so enjoy checking in on your blog site regularly! Like you, 30 did not bother me at all - and for that matter, neither did 40. My nemesis (for whatever random reason) was 49. But I'm totally happy with being (and admitting to) 50 as of last year. Go figure!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

My mom said the hardest age for her was when her child turned 50! I turn 56 this year and age doesn't affect me - yet. A little, since my brother died at 56. In Japan, the elderly are esteemed.

So glad you enjoyed the retreat! All marriages need those refreshers!

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