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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, February 11, 2016

I'm Still Here...

I've said this many times before, and I'm sure this time will not be the last time.  BUT -- I've obviously been neglecting this blog.  I miss it.  Blogging just doesn't, for the most part, get the attention it deserves anymore. Social media has taken over.

I *could* in theory say that I simply don't have time.  BUT -- I will be honest.  I haven't made the time.

I wouldn't even say I have anything extremely deep to say.  I don't consider myself an excellent writer.

But -- I enjoy blogging when I do.  I will make a feeble attempt to get going once again with NO guarantees as to how long I'll keep it up.


I read today (or should I say -- reminded today) that "I was made to reflect God's Glory"....

I have thought about that since I read it.  Had I read this statement (which I, with all of my being, believe to be true since there is indeed a verse in Genesis that says "Man was made in God's image") 10 years ago, there is absolutely NO way I would've thought that I could reflect God's glory here at home.  I would've thought that was only possible out of the home at work.  I had the mentality (and my husband & I were in complete agreement) that I was not made to be at home. 

Things change.  Fortunately, my husband and I have both changed together.  Simply put: I need to be home with our kiddos.

I'm not at all trying to start the current and not-so-current debate about stay-at-home mamas vs working outside the home mamas.

Instead, what I'm ultimately getting at is that I CAN reflect God's glory here at home.

Reflecting God's glory, in my opinion, is broad.  There are so many awesome facets to His glory.  His sovereignty and love are two facets that I think I'm grasping more and more -- which I will not fully grasp until I'm in heaven someday.


Kate (now 3 1/2) enjoys walking her baby in the stroller. It was cold this morning; therefore, I took her to our church and let her walk the halls....Kate moves FAST. It's a bit of a workout for me to keep up with her.

Kate had to stop a couple of times to give her baby a kiss and make sure she was safe.  I guess the baby needed some simply "Mama Reassurance" -- much like Kate does herself.

After returning home after our walk, I ate breakfast since I hadn't yet.  While I was eating, Kate decided ALL of her toy dishes were dirty and needed to be loaded into the dishwasher.  She combined her dishes with our family's actual dirty breakfast dishes...just keepin' it real here.

After Marc got home from work, he took Luke to the florist very near our home.  The two of them purchased Valentine roses for Kate, Miriam (our exchange student), and me.  SWEET!

It's awfully sweet to see our son give his sister a rose -- especially when, 15 minutes before, he was rather unkind to her...sigh...

Back to reflecting God's glory...it's no easy task -- especially when the desires of my flesh are ultimately 180 degrees from God's desire for me (Hello Sin Nature)....

BUT -- I find that when my ultimate focus is on Christ -- it's a whole lot easier to want to be like Him.  Then -- I will reflect God's glory in my life here on earth.


The Sieberts said...

I read that too this morning. Thanks for the reminder!

The Sieberts said...

I read that too this morning. Thanks for the reminder!

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