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 regularly, you know I haven't blogged too much in the past year -- that is up until the last several weeks or so. Because of that little fact of not blogging much, I'm playing catch up. SO, these posts are definitely not in date order, but honestly, I don't care....I just want to share a bit of our family with you. **** Many of you know I have the awesome privilege of doing a small bit of work (payroll) for an awesome excavation company located outside our little town. It gets me out of the house a few hours each month. It's keeping me in the "loop" on technology, etc. And, let's be honest here -- EXCAVATION and MACHINERY -- Luke's dream. Luke loves to go with me so he can see machinery -- even if it's evening when I work and the guys have gone home for the day and the equipment's not even running (pardon the run-on sentence here). And, since Luke is inching closer to being 5 years old (Sniff Sniff), I actually don't mind him going. He doesn't get into things. He plays nicely by himself, etc. etc. Sometime last year, one of our friends who works there (Clint) promised Luke a bulldozer ride. So, right after Christmas, when Marc was home, Luke & Marc took a little trip right outside of town for a bulldozer ride. Unfortunately, the bulldozer "didn't like the cold weather." (Luke's words) It wasn't starting correctly that day. So instead, Luke AND Marc got to ride in a loader.
Despite the bulldozer not running correctly, Luke was on "Cloud Nine" when he got home. The loader ride was fabulous for him! AND, Marc ended up getting to drive the loader around the property for just a bit. Honestly, I'm not sure who was on a higher "Cloud Nine" when the boys arrived home....Luke or Marc! Thanks Clint for the opportunity!