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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, May 28, 2015


How's that for a riveting title?

This morning, while Luke was at his zoo class (another post coming on the class on another day), Kate & I went on a nice 4-mile walk around Sedgwick County Park.  When we were right near the Sedgwick County Extension office, I suddenly noticed this small animal in a "desert" type plant display....

It was the size of the palm of my hand.  It was not a rat.  It was too big to be a mouse.  Kate & I watched it eat for a bit.  Then, I noticed "burrowing" holes in the "desert" display.  So, I figured out that possibly this animal was in the prairie dog family, possibly?????

Kate & I then watched this animal go in & out of this hole.

When we went & picked up Luke from his class, I told him we had a surprise for him, knowing he would want to see this animal, if possible.

We arrived back at the extension office.  Luke, Kate, and I walked over to the little display.

Unfortunately, we could not find the animal again.  I told a somewhat disappointed Luke that we'd stop by there again to look.  I looked the animal up on my phone.  From what I can kind of tell, I *think* the animal might be a "cony" or a "pika".  It's a desert-burrowing animal.

Anybody else have any ideas????  I'd appreciate the help.


My parents (aka Papa & Grandma Andover) are avid bird watchers in their yard.  They *patiently* let the grandkids help feed the birds.  Luke has taken quite the interest in the birds that visit the feeders.

Luke asked us very politely if we could get a bird feeder.  Since we're definitely novices in bird-watching, we bought a cheap one to get us started.  This evening, after Luke & Marc finished mowing the lawn (henceforth any sweat shown on said people in the pics), Luke & Marc put up the feeder.

This was all this evening.  Since that time, Luke has seen a whopping one bird so far on the feeder.  He's really hoping to see a meadowlark -- our state's bird.  But, a friend just left us a comment on "Facebook" that meadowlarks are more "field birds".  Another friend mentioned she's seen them on her feeder in the winter -- when snow is covering the ground.  SO -- I will give Luke those facts tomorrow since he's currently sleeping peacefully as I type this post!

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