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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, February 16, 2016

National Hippo Day AND The Shockers...

Yesterday (Presidents' Day) involved Luke being out of school.  I had seen on a website that February 15 was "National Hippo Day" -- yes -- there is such a day, apparently...

SO -- since Luke was out of school AND it was a hippo holiday, why not go to the zoo?

Marc had to work, but Miriam was able to go with us -- Yay!

Notice the cute penguin behind Luke and Miriam...

I like it when Kate insists on a picture with her brother, AND her brother agrees with no convincing from me...

We ALWAYS take pics with the tiger statue (as does every zoo visitor), and I'm pretty sure this is my new favorite!

Finally -- we get to the hippo exhibit.  AND -- one of the hippos just happened to be out of the water!

I guess it was a "Hippo Day Miracle"! (Name that sitcom reference)...

It was a great zoo day with nearly perfect weather!


Way back on December 28 (I think), Marc & I had tickets to a WSU basketball game.  That day was icy, and it just so happened that the game was indefinitely postponed.

Several weeks ago, it was announced that the game was actually rescheduled for February 15.

Last night, Marc & I went to the game with Luke & Kate entrusted to the loving care of Miriam!

Just two days before (February 13), WSU had a TERRIBLE loss to the University of Northern Iowa.  It was sad and depressing and shouldn't have happened!

Fortunately -- the "Round House" (Koch Arena) was sold out, and the crowd was fun and loud!

Wichita State won by quite a bit (borderline boring at the end)....BUT -- it was still very fun to go to a game with my husband!


On a completely different note -- today (and yesterday) has been overwhelming -- in the need for prayer sense!

I found out about several serious needs yesterday and today...a very sick hospitalized child at Luke's school, a friend in the hospital, another friend's sister in a marriage crisis, another crisis with a couple we know here in town....

Fortunately, we serve a God who us bigger than I can ever fathom here on earth...He knows about all of these needs.  And while it is my job to pray, He knows I'm overwhelmed.  SO -- when I forget or don't know about specific details, He does know.  I trust He knows what He's doing.  There is a bigger and glorious plan, though we don't always see the intricate details.

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