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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, September 18, 2014

State Fair, Part One...

Our little Friesen Family of 4 really enjoys the Kansas State Fair!  We do our best to go each year.  Marc & I both grew up going to the fair as kids!

Not quite 2 weeks ago, we made our annual pilgrimage to the fair.  My dad (aka Papa Andover) met us there.

The highlight of the day for me personally was to see Luke go WAY out of his comfort zone.  This might be, second only to starting kindergarten, one of the highlights of my year when it comes to Luke!

Before I post pics of this event -- I'll tell about how it happened. AND, know that in a future post, I'll post more pics from our fair visit....

Back to Luke -- my dad first asked if he wanted to try "it".  Luke, of course, said "No".  Marc then asked.  Luke said, "No".  I then walked away for not even 10 minutes to go & change Kate's diaper.  Kate & I went back to Marc, Luke, & my dad.  Sometime during that not quite 10 minutes of time, Luke agreed.  He was standing in line.  I immediately got into position to take pictures to capture this moment!

Here is "it"....

There weren't too many smiles!  When he was finished, he, at first, didn't imply he'd do it again.

But, after a few minutes, he announced he'd do it again next year!

So, hopefully in 2015... 

In the meantime, know this was BIG for our little Friesen Family of 4!!!!

More to come from the State Fair!!!!