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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!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Several Things to Post....

I have just a series of random things to post for tonight -- nothing deep -- just good ol' fashioned ramblings about our Little Friesen Family of 4!

We've started our annual Thanksgiving tradition of writing things we are thankful for on leaves & posting them around our kitchen.  It's pretty awesome to now have Luke wanting to learn to spell out words on our leaves!  Kindergartners are fun little people to have around.

I especially love that our kiddos are thankful for each other (or at least Kate appears to be since she really doesn't verbalize thanks too much yet)....Their hugs & kisses toward each other are some of my greatest joys in life!

This past Friday was "Grandparents' Day" at Luke's school.  My parents were able to go.  Because of the format of the day, Luke went to school in the afternoon (he's only a 1/2 day morning kindergartner).  SO, that day, Kate & I took Luke to the bus stop instead of picking him up (Marc normally takes Luke each morning to the bus stop).

And, watching a small group of kindergartners race to the bus is cute!

I wasn't planning on this happening with Luke's one day change of scheduling, but Kate had a rough time.  Normally, she gets (and apparently expects) a hug & a kiss from her brother before nap time.  That day, with Luke gone in the afternoon, she didn't get it.  If you can't tell in this pic, she was crying about it.  (Fortunately, after singing & rocking with me, she did take a good nap).

Many of you know that Marc's parents are elderly (ages 90 and almost 82).  Also, Marc is an only child.  They are currently on a list for an apartment at a retirement facility here in town.  SO, we could get a call tomorrow or in 3 months that an apartment is available. Soon after they move, we will need to sell their house.  SO, we have now officially started the process of slowly cleaning out their home for the "Mother of All Garage Sales" (at least for us) in the spring.  Like all good depression-era people, they've kept a lot of stuff, and as busy people with small children, I/we can only do so much at a time (especially considering they aren't really physically able to help).  SO, I have the first load now here at home, fully realizing there will be MANY more loads to come!

Awhile back, Marc & I came upon 4 Wichita State University volleyball tickets.  So, 3 girlfriends & I spent Friday evening at a volleyball game (and coffee afterwards).  It was really fun, and it especially helped that WSU WON!

Awhile back, somebody anonymously left an erector set on our front porch for Luke.  Finally, this weekend, Marc & Luke pulled it out.  Luke has spent many hours this weekend, working on building a car.  Earlier this evening, he completed the car -- nearly by himself. I was seriously impressed.  And, I promise he did not get these engineering abilities from me.  My dad used to teach physics & is engineering-minded.  I'll give the genetics' credit to him'

1 comment:

More than just okay said...

My parents are planning on selling their home place in the spring. My sister works full time and it will be between us to help them get things ready for an auction in the spring. Depression era as well. There is so much "stuff" everywhere. I know what you're dealing with. Best wishes on the mother of all garage sales going well.

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