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!
Originally, my meal plan for the week had "Pizza Taco Soup" on it for this evening. Last night, I was re-looking at the recipe, and I simply didn't find the recipe exciting like I did last weekend. SO, I decided I'd make a family favorite of our's and share it. BUT, Marc has a simple requirement for this family favorite -- pepperoni. Since I needed to go to the grocery store today anyways (to replenish our ongoing banana supply -- we go through a lot of bananas in this household), I did indeed pick up pepperoni for this family favorite. I forgot to take pics until the very end....SO, this one pic I have isn't the most appealing as it's our skillet after we've picked through it. BUT, Marc reminded me that it's a great pic because it shows just how much we like it. The recipe for tonight was "Pizza Sloppy Joes." (This isn't an official slow cooker recipe; however, there's absolutely no reason you couldn't throw it together in the slow cooker for a more peaceful time before supper -- which never is the case here, in my opinion).
1 lb. ground beef, browned;
1/2 C. chopped onion (browned with ground beef);
1 - 14 oz. jar of pizza sauce (we really like the $1 jar of "Great Value" sauce at Wal-Mart);
1/2 - 1 tsp. basil;
1/2 - 1 tsp. oregano;
Pepperoni -- however much you think you need;
Mix all ingredients together. Serve on buns with shredded mozzarella cheese (or whatever you have on hand). Tonight, I served with tater tots and a salad. YUM-O!