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!
Golly -- I Can't Help Myself/Park Picnic and Playdate....
This past Tuesday, it was HOT outside. It wasn't "July in Kansas" hot yet (thankfully), but it was hot, nonetheless. Our friend, Lily, was over as she is every other Tuesday before preschool. Luke & Lily have known each other virtually all of their little lives. Luke & Lily are in the same preschool class. So, on Tuesdays, they get to play together before preschool (switching homes every other week). I offered to take them (along with Kate, of course) to the park to play and have a picnic lunch. Neither of them turned me down. Here's where the "Golly" part comes in on this post....Upon arriving at the park, Luke & Lily were out of the car FAST and immediately playing on the equipment. I put Kate in the stroller and leisurely walked over to the baby swings. She made the BEST faces/expressions in the swing, despite it being very bright outside. I LOVE this girl to pieces! (I LOVE Luke as well, but you know what I mean)....
Sometimes, Luke & Lily fight like siblings. Sometimes, they get into trouble together -- like during their mothers' Bible Study -- while they're in childcare at church. Other times, as in more recently, the play quite well together. This day, at the park, they did VERY WELL together.
This day, I was so very grateful for friends of my kids.
Fast forward that same day to after preschool (at this point, Lily was home with her family) -- I needed to stop at the lovely county courthouse and renew our cars' license plates. Kate was wind blown -- despite having been inside after the park for a nap. She did VERY WELL while I was paying money (Blah)....Luke entertained her -- which is the very nice thing about siblings. I just must post this pic -- you know, to leave you with yet another cute pic of one of our kiddos.