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!
Several weeks ago, Luke & I went on a "Mommy-Son Date." We've done this before, and we strive to do it somewhat regularly -- probably not often enough. BUT, you all know how that goes. Luke & I went to McDonald's for supper. We then went to one of Luke's most favorite of places -- Menard's -- simply to look at things -- Ha! We then finished the evening with a trip to Barne's & Noble where Luke picked out a book. I didn't take any pics at McDonald's -- Boo! But, I took plenty of pics at the other two places. At Menard's, Luke looked at everything that, if you know Luke, one would think he would look at -- lawnmowers, weed eaters, drills, air compressors, vents, grills, drill presses, sanders, washers, dryers, dishwashers, etc....These pics are in no particular order! I must say that I THOROUGHLY just watching and being with our son! Yes, sometimes he frustrates me (as all PEOPLE, not just children, can do), but I LOVE this boy. My love for our son has given me a small glimpse into just how God loves His children unconditionally!
Luke LOVES to read Berenstain Bears' Books. So, he picked out THIS Berenstain Bears' Book.
There was a little "Thomas" table set up....which Luke was VERY drawn to playing with. Again, I enjoyed watching him. (It sounds like I'm a non-participative parent, but if you know Luke, he talks A LOT! By participating in his discussion, believe me, I participate -- Ha!)
Marc, who is excitedly waiting to take Kate on Daddy-Daughters Dates someday, was home with Kate that evening. I received this pic as a text during the evening -- LOVE IT!