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 MY POST FROM YESTERDAY, you might remember that, after we were finished at a wheat field on Tuesday, I drove the kiddos to our local grain elevator. You locals know that our grain elevator here in town is located right next to Military Park -- where there is an old steam engine parked. My goal was to teach Luke a bit (in other words, my very limited knowledge) about grain elevators. BUT, Luke has an INTENSE interest in trains. He has had that interest for quite awhile, but lately, the interest has REALLY soared! Oh my....I hear quite a bit about trains, especially steam engines, each and every day! So, the little trip to the grain elevators proved to be about one minute of watching the grain trucks, and the rest of the time was spent looking at the steam engine.
Tomorrow, the kiddos and I will be spending time at this park with my dad. Luke DOES know about this plan. AND, he has told me several times today that "he and 'Papa Andover' will be looking at the steam engine together." (my dad has an intense hobby in trains)....(And, Luke addresses my parents by the town they live)....
Kate & I will simply have to people watch during that time, I guess!