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!
This past Christmas (2012), we gave Luke a bike. It was his first bike. He had a tricycle since he was 2. I had wanted to buy him a bike at age 3, but Marc suggested we should just wait -- not get him everything right away. I'm thankful I didn't "argue" back and simply went with what Marc said (I need to work on that). I'll write more in another post about giving that gift to Luke and what I learned from it, but for this post, the pics will tell just how much Luke LOVES his bike. He has a goal of getting his training wheels off this summer (when he turns 5) and getting a kick stand on the bike. I think he just might accomplish this goal!
AND, I posed this question on Facebook this past week, and a couple of guys responded with the answer....If you didn't see the question, it was, "Why do boys think it's so funny to make skid marks with their bike tires?"
Nearly every evening, if Marc gets home at a "decent" time (before it gets dark), Marc & Luke ride up and down our little street together (we are grateful to not live on a busy street)....
Last week one evening, Marc was not home. It was a nice evening. SO, I loaded up both kids in the car along with Luke's bike. I took Luke to our church's empty parking lot to ride his bike. That was BIG fun in his little world!
AND, if you're anywhere near Luke at this point in time and the subject of bicycles comes up, you might have to listen to him tell you each and every PART of the bicycle. (Our fave teenage babysitter, J, has been a SPORT. She's listened to him two different times tell her each part of a bicycle)....