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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!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Yet Another Nature Walk With A Friend....

IIf you haven't yet noticed, the kiddos & I like nature walks.

Yesterday, we took yet another nature walk.

This time, my friend, Alissa, and her son, Ian, came up from the "big city" close to here to come with us.  Alissa is a good friend from college, a post college roommate, and the fixer-upper of Marc & me.  We have recently discovered that our two boys have a few things in common: they both really like maps, and the zoo is their happy place.  (I normally don't care for the term "happy place," but in this case, it's simply fitting -- Ha)!

When we met up with Alissa & Ian, Luke discovered Ian had a fantastic piece of nature walking equipment: a compass.  Ian was very nice & let Luke use the compass.

I'm going to guess that we stopped roughly every 25 yards to check the compass.  Never mind the fact that we do not live in mountains (or even hills, for that matter).  Directions are easy to figure out -- Ha!  (I have to remember these boys are 5).

Kate was with us; however, she was made to ride in the jogging stroller yet again...poor girl...

At the end of our hot nature walk, Alissa & I made the boys pose.  They did pose; however, I honestly think they were merely both humoring us,

After our walk, Alissa & Ian needed to head back home for another obligation.

On a whim, I took Luke & Kate to Subway.

If you know Luke, you know he's an excessively picky eater.  So, at Subway, he gets a sandwich with meat, cheese, and bun.  That's it.

When we sat down to eat our food, Luke said, "Wow! This sandwich is really good"!

It doesn't sound like much at all, BUT it was one of those moments I was suddenly grateful....grateful that I was able to hear it, grateful for the simple, everyday moment with our kids, grateful Marc & I chose to "make it work" for me to stay home.

The walk must have tired Kate out, despite the fact she merely rode in the stroller.  She took a long nap, and Luke & I had to ultimately wake her up so she would sleep that night.

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