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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)

About the Friesen's....

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!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

How About Another Race With Luke???

SO, apparently this summer (I'm not sure about previous summers), the Wichita State University track team (organized by the assistant track coach) puts on these "open track meets" at Wichita State's Cessna Stadium.  ANYBODY can show up, pay $5, and participate in various track & field events.

Marc wanted to run an event or two.  Marc noticed on the event schedule that there were some shorter, kid-friendly races.  So, without getting Luke's hopes up, we decided that I would drive the kiddos into Wichita, and Marc would meet us there after work.  Knowing Luke would want to do this, we did tell him the night before -- when we noticed the weather forecast *should* hold up.

So, this afternoon, after Kate's nap, Luke changed into a "running shirt" and his running shoes.  (I have NO clue how Luke designates his running shirts).

On the way to Wichita, Marc called me.  He had arrived at the stadium and found out that they cancelled the track and field evening.  NOW, it *had* indeed been running a good portion of the day.  However, it was clearing up, and if one checked his or her smart phone, one could see the rain was moving away from us.  Nonetheless, it was cancelled.  On the phone, Marc & I decided I would keep driving into Wichita and Luke could run around the track anyways.  (And for you legalists out there -- no, I did not check the radar on my smart phone while driving).

SO, in the car, I told Luke there'd be no race.  I could tell he was disappointed, but he seemed to take the news ok.

By the time we got to the stadium, there were quite a few people there, hoping to run BUT finding out things were cancelled.  Nevertheless, people were still out running.

At this point, upon seeing Marc, I think the true emotion of disappointment (of events being cancelled) came out in Luke.  There were tears from our tender-hearted boy, and I believe Luke's face in this pic says it all....

But, I did still capture a good sibling pic....

At this point, someone whom Marc knows (amongst the Wichita running community) came around and stated they were going to still have a few events -- not formally organized)....At first, Luke didn't want to do it (too many plans being changed too much for our *planner* boy)....Then, Marc convinced him to do it AND to do his best.

Just for fun (and to interrupt this long post)....a cute picture of our "go more with the flow" girl -- with her beloved baby....

Then, after a brief explanation to Luke (from Marc) about running in the lines and staying in your lane on the track, Luke ran a 100-yard race (at Luke's request -- with Marc)...I actually don't know what place Luke came in.  It was toward the end; he was the younger one.  But, if he did his best, that's all I can ask...

I'm learning that running is something that makes Luke smile.  He's smiling in this race, and because of his initial disappointment about his race being cancelled, he wasn't smiling much before it.

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