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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!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Park Visit #9...

For Park Visit #9, I set it up as a surprise to Luke and Kate.  Don't get too excited.  They're young.  It doesn't take much to surprise them -- Ha Ha!

I obviously didn't tell them what we were doing.  I merely got them out of bed one morning and had them get dressed.

We then headed to our local, AWESOME little donut shop, Druber's, and then took the donuts "to go" to eat at "Midtown Arboretum" -- our 9th park visit.

For you locals, this park is at 8th and Main -- across the street from St. Mary's Church.  It's the little walking path/arboretum next to "Midtown Towers" apartments.

It was slightly drizzling that morning.  In the park, there's a nice little gazebo.  It was a great little place for us to eat our donuts and stay dry.  (Kate was being "Kate" and was not wanting to pose for the picture with her compliant older brother -- Ha)!

After the donuts were eaten, the kids spent quite awhile running around the paths.  There is no playground equipment at this park.  Look closely in these pics to see the kids running in the distance.

Most of the plants in this park are labeled.  I had a hard time getting Luke interested in plant names.  That's ok because honestly, I'm not super interested in plant names.  Kate, of course, had zero interest as well -- which is also ok since she's only three years old.

I was thinking that the kids probably wouldn't very much enjoy this park since there was no equipment.  Admittedly, the donuts helped, but the ability to run free around the park helped just as much.  They had a good time just being kids outside!  I was proven somewhat wrong in my thoughts.

And now, when we pass by this park on an almost daily basis -- even Kate says, "we went there and had donuts".

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