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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!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Christmas Program at Church....

I'm going to stick with my current theme on this blog of "Everything's Out of Order and Sarah's Playing Catch-up."

With that theme in mind, I'm going to take you, my readers, back to Sunday, December 11, 2011.

That day, at our church, was the day in which the two year-olds through 5 year-olds (I think) "performed." Since Luke is obviously in that age range, Luke did "perform."

(In case you're interested, click HERE to look at one pic of last year's performance).


That morning, we (Marc, my dad, and I) were sitting on the side of the Worship Center that the children entered. When we saw Luke enter, he did appear to be a bit nervous....I was wondering if stage fright hit him all of a sudden -- I'm not sure what age that hits.

But, he did get on stage. At first, he truly did look confused. (Luke's in the white shirt).

Fortunately, our good friend, Nicole (who also teaches this age range of children), was nearby on stage. Luke knows Nicole (or "Micole" as he calls her) very well. So, Luke hung out near Nicole and listened to her directions.

Thanks Nicole!

First, the children sang "Away in a Manger" while rocking back and forth with their "Baby Jesus." (VERY SWEET AND CUTE)!

It was during this song that we noticed Luke trying to talk to another child (not at all paying attention to what he was supposed to be doing). Nicole had to get Luke to turn around and do what he's supposed to do.

(Admittedly, I was CRACKING UP at this point -- after all, he's only 3).

After the song was over, the children were instructed to gently lay down their babies in the manger. This would be where Luke promptly THREW DOWN his baby in the manger. Yep, he's all boy, and yep, there was laughter in the audience (Luke wasn't the only child to do this).

Then, the children did a little rhyme about loving Baby Jesus...led by our nursery director, Miss Debby.

In this photo, I believe Luke was trying to step out in front of everybody.

Then, I believe it was once again our heroine, Nicole, who pulled Luke back to where he needed to be. Luke then participated in the rhyme very well.

Ultimately, this program brought tears to my eyes....watching our Little Guy "perform." I hope I have this memory etched in my brain because I know that, someday, I'll miss this age.

After the children were finished, I went and got Luke before he re-entered his classroom. This particular Sunday, our family (Marc, Luke, and I) was asked to do the advent reading. SO, Luke went on stage again with us about 15 minutes later. We instructed him to stand beside me while Marc read scripture. Then, Luke "helped" me light the advent candle.

I don't have a pic of our family on stage, but Marc and I are thankful that Luke did VERY WELL while our family was on stage.

After the advent reading, I returned Luke to his Sunday School classroom so he could be a 3 year-old in Sunday School!


Nicole said...

Luke was really funny during the Christmas program! I'm glad I could be there and help with the stage fright!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

I laughed too to see some of the boys throw their babies into the crib. They are all so adorable!

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