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When we moved into our new place, we inherited dirty drip pans. Haha! I know it’s not a big deal, so at first I tried soaking and scrubbing them. Since then I’ve had a few of my own soups overflow… I’ve been asking Ryan if we could add include new drip pans in our budget and finally, I went out and bought some today! Kind of silly, but it’s the little things to be grateful for right? And doesn’t she look beautiful with her new makeover?

Morning insights from Bonhoeffer

For Christians the beginning of the day should not be burdened and oppressed with besetting concerns for the day’s work. At the threshold of the new day stands the Lord who made it. All the darkness and distraction of the dreams of night retreat before the clear light of Jesus Christ and his wakening Word. All unrest, all impurity, all care and anxiety flee before him. Therefore, at the beginning of the day let all distraction and empty talk be silenced and let the first thought and the first word belong to him to whom our whole life belongs. “Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Chris shall give the light” Ephesians 5:14

Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

My first sewing (solo) project

Ta-Da! The Finished Product.

I bought this plaid fabric with the intention of making these sweet bandana bibs. I don’t have a snap tool, so I decided to make some coffee cup jackets. Last night I attempted three and the final one really started to come together. Ryan laughed at me this morning. I woke up and the first thing I said was, “I know how to improve my coffee cup holder!”

I went down to Cutter’s Point yesterday and picked up a cup and one of their cardboard jackets and used it as a pattern for my fabric. I saw a “java jacket” online that someone had made with little buttons and elastic and thought it was quite adorable. I had to cut the cardboard jacket down a little bit to fit my pattern, but it worked nicely.

Sarah HensleyApril 4, 2012 - 2:37 am

So… you want to make bibs, huh? 🙂

My website was hacked.

About a month or so ago, all of my sites were hacked. It was pretty sad and since then I’ve been working on sites far more important than my blog. I tried to save my content and thankfully I was able too… except all the photos… So, I’m trying to rebuild.. Slowly… If you’d like to peruse previous posts click here:

In the meantime, I’ve been busy working on projects with the Family Policy Institute of WA, Preserve Marriage Washington, volunteering at CareNet… My mom came out to visit. She bought me a sewing machine for my Birthday. Ryan has been training for CareNet. We’re still working on our video project with The Tacoma Rescue Mission. I’ve taken a few photos here and there. Made some curtains for our apartment. I finished Christian Behavior by CS Lewis and now I’m reading Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We’re searching for a church again. We’ve also been reading this incredible book in anticipation of Easter.

Hello world!

Hello world!” is the sample post WordPress writes as part of its installation. It was also the first program I coded in college. Visual Basic? Haha. Yes, believe it or not, I graduated in 2004 with a BS Computer Science degree from Greenville College. Surprised, aren’t you? I remember bargaining with my parents in high school all with hopes of going to a small private Christian school… The deal? A computer science degree that would allow me to pay off all those pretty pennies of student debt. After graduating from college, I landed a job as a business representative at a small Chevy Dealership in Tacoma, WA. Pretty far from my programming courses… And I had also decided that I liked people more than computers. For 6 years I served that dealership and for several of them drove brand new Chevy’s. In March of this year (2010), I quit my job and am now a stay at home… photographer, wife, 2010 Centurion and cinematographer wannabe.

The reason I’ve returned as a “blogger”… is because my husband told me to… with kindness and consistency. So, here I am. One of the first things I want to share with you is something my pastor, Mark, talked about last night at church… We are on the 49th sermon in the book of Luke. Last night’s topic: Spiritual Warfare. Mark shared a story which provided a profound context to the subject. Prior to our attendance at Mars Hill Church, Ryan and I were very involved with a church where spiritual warfare was a main subject. But the story last night was different than I’d ever heard… Zeus, Pergamum, Turkey, Germany, Satan, Altar, Hitler. I want to do some more research before spilling the story, but that’s the first thing I’d like to share… Hopefully, sooner than later. 🙂

I’m also an avid resource sharer. God has given me this niche for finding information and a passion for hungering and thirsting after the things of Him. And so you will soon see the fruits of His gifts to me.. Videos, articles, etc…

Goodbye world!

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