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!
There's been a whole lot of "everyday life" going on around here this week. Here are some pics...most or all of them have been on Facebook and Instagram.
As stated previously (in THIS POST), Luke absolutely loves to ride his bike. Over the last week or so, Luke has gotten into this "thing" where he likes Kate to eat lunch (or supper even) in the garage so she can "watch him ride his bike." I've obliged with this request a couple of times, and I am VERY grateful I have. Luke loves it, and Kate does as well. It's one of those sibling memories I'm hopefully creating (at least for Luke).
Though Kate doesn't really like to be in her Exersaucer anymore, she will be in it in the garage if she's watching her brother -- which is NICE!
If you remember from THIS POST about last weekend, Luke was sick. You might also remember my parents were here. During that time, my dad had brought Luke a magazine FULL of pictures of combines, tractors, skid steers, etc. Luke wasn't interested when he was sick (don't blame him), BUT once he was better....it was GOOD magazine to have around.
This past Wednesday, we had ICE. Gross! But, we survived, and I'm not going to complain. We needed the moisture, and God definitely gave us that. As a result, though, Luke, Kate, & I stayed home all day. It did get long, but we survived, and I even got a few things done! In the afternoon, when Kate was napping, Luke & I took a "quiet time" as we do each day he's not in preschool. Within 15 minutes of a movie, he fell asleep. I guess staying home all day because of ice is exhausting.