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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!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

South Dakota -- Part 2 of Who a Knows....

On the second day of our lovely little Friesen vacation, we got up and had a nice breakfast in our hotel! Then, we packed up the car and started the long drive from east to west across South Dakota.

It was a long drive, and the kiddos did a good job -- even *without* DVD players (we travel the old-fashioned way).

About 70 miles east of Rapid City (our ultimate destination), we got off of I-90 to take the "Badlands Loop".  At the exit, we noticed a newer historical site -- the "Minutemen National Historic Site".  So, we made an extra impromptu stop.

This site represents a bit of U.S. history.  It is about the nuclear missiles that the U.S. started to reduce back in 1991.  This site represents the history and significance of the Cold War.

Since it is a newer site, it's still a work in progress.  I think I'd like to stop there again if we're up there in a few years -- when more is completed.  This particular day, it was more of a restroom/drink break for us.

After that brief stop, we continued on the "Badlands Loop" -- then heading on to Rapid City.

The Badlands are quite interesting and pretty to see.  We highly recommend seeing them should you make a visit to the area.

There were some areas where climbing was allowed, and Luke really liked that!  He and Marc climbed for a bit.  In this next pic, Marc's in the bright yellow shirt.  You can *kind of* see Luke in the blue shirt.

Poor Kate wanted to climb, but we felt (and knew) it would have been too treacherous for her.  So, she was stuck hanging out with her Mama near the parking area.  Fortunately, it was a quick climb for Marc and Luke as we really needed to get to our destination, and thunderstorms were coming! Kate did quite well despite not getting to climb.  Her "Nigh Nigh" (favorite blanket) helped!

After seeing the beautiful "Badlands," we continued on toward Rapid City.

We were rained on HARD.  I was driving, and it had been awhile since I'd driven in that heavy of rain.  It was the type of rain where we were slowed down to 30 mph for awhile.

Our Great God protected us.  We were/are so grateful for His protection.

Finally, after a long day, we arrived at our friends' house in South Dakota -- just outside of Rapid City.  After a yummy homemade supper (nice to have a break from eating out when traveling), the kiddos all went to bed.  The adults were able to stay up late and chat and catch up!


Stay tuned for more South Dakota fun!

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