Welcome....Here's a glimpse of our happenings!

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, May 21, 2015

Park Visit #2....

Today, Luke, Kate, and I actually visited two parks; however, I'll only make this post about the first visit (I'll post about the second one another time).

We visited "Depot Park" first. For you local folks, this park is basically the fountain in front of the train station (5th and Main).

The kids thoroughly enjoyed running around the fountain.  Luke even wanted me to time him AND time his sister.  Luke ran around the fountain in 5 seconds.  Kate ran around it in 9 seconds, in case you're interested.  One thing I LOVE about young kids is how easy it can be to entertain them (running).

I let the kids throw some pennies in the fountain.  Luke & I had a great discussion about how throwing pennies in a fountain while making a wish does NOT make a wish come true.  We then discussed how God gives us what we need.  Pray to God rather than depend on wishes when throwing pennies in a fountain.  But, throwing pennies in the fountain, regardless, was a good time for an almost 3 year-old and an almost 7 year-old.

Lastly, we read the plaque with the history.  This fountain used to be a well with the city's only drinking water source for awhile (this was back in 1871).  Believe it or not, Luke was fascinated by that fact, and I actually *think* he understood it.  He said, "Boy -- that would've taken a lot of water pails".

Per Luke's and my discussion after our visit today....

Good about this park:

**Fun to throw pennies in the fountain
**Can watch trains
**Cool water would feel good on a hot day (despite the fact you do not swim in the fountain)
**Nice benches to sit on

Not-So-Good about this park:

**No picnic tables
**Quite a bit of traffic to hear
**No playground equipment

No comments:

Blog Archive