Thursday, February 26, 2009

Stuff On my Heart

Humility Vs. Pride: The price of humility is our pride. I would rather be humble for an hour than proud and never learn anything. We can all at some point use more humility and situations that force us to look deeper inside.

Perseverance Vs. Waiting: I was going to say Vs. Procrastination, but waiting seemed nicer. Perseverance is pushing forward despite hardship, difficulty and delay. Perseverance grows our muscles; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually we all need to learn the art of perseverance. Whenever i hear the word, i think of a football game. Friday nights in the Fall. Darkness pierced by the field lights. All ages huddled together under umbrellas. Cheering, moaning, screaming, silence. Victory. We all want our team to win, sometimes they do. Sometimes they don't, but i am sure they tried to. I see the sweat, I can almost feel the mud and grass between the fingers, i can see the clenched jaw and the tight muscles. They for sure tried. Perhaps the other guys were bigger, perhaps there was an injury, perhaps... but they tried. I don't know any football player that would admit to not trying. It's about the fight, the perseverance, that no matter what the circumstance and situation they tried. Some people don't try in life. They focus on the mud, grass, rain, injury, or the bigger guy and give up.
James 1:2-4 has always been a favorite:

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

NOT LACKING ANYTHING! oh how my heart cries for more people with a heart that heads these verses. MATURE AND COMPLETE.

Love Vs. Selfishness: If you have never read 1 Corinthians 13 you should, and if you have an know what i am talking about... read it again, but in the Love is_________ part instead of LOVE put your name and see if you match up. I get stuck on the first one "(Cassie) is patient". Anyone who knows me knows that me and patience have a battle everyday. (sometimes i win). I am pretty sure if you take the opposite of each attribute of love from that chapter you could boil it down to one word: Selfishness. I have said it many times on this blog, but i will say it again; can we just stinkin' love people? And when we have learned to truly love the people closest to us, let's show it off.... let's (please) love the world and show people Jesus.

Purity Vs. Immorality: Can we please STOP selling purity as abstinence? There is so much more to a life full of purity than saving sex for marriage. (more to come on this one)

Having a Family: I think one of God's greatest ideas was family. I just moved in with one. (yes i moved again) Mike, Ally, Sienna and baby(still in the oven) are wonderful. I love watching families. I love (and miss terribly) my family, but am so thankful that i have one, and not only have one, but having a family with Parents who started a new legacy and line is awesome! My parents understand the value of being humble for an hour. My parents understand that hard times will come and situations may be bleak, but perseverance is worth the pain. If you check out my "About Me" you will see that i consider my parents an incredible example of Selfless Love. I like to call my dad(mom too) the "Purity Nazi"... and am SO glad he is/was!!! They didn't come from "normal" or "wonderful" families, but they knew that it was possible, and for that i am eternally great full.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Lessons from the Zebra

i think they got in a fight...
Secret to relational success: communication is the key... not ignoring each other.

Friday, February 20, 2009

a week in pictures

This week was... a lot of things, but no matter what word i choose to use to describe it, nothing does it justice like a few photos!!! I had a random week off and took the oppertunity to head up to Washington to see my family!!! My dear friend Ali came along for some fun...
we stopped at the Washington State capitol...
Birch Bay...
Joshua loves his M&Ms...
Me and Katherine...
An oddly-long log that Ali and i walked on...

We went to the Zoo...

Tigars are my favorite...
Pike Place is a Seattle must...

One of my all time favorite places in the World...
It was a great week... check back later for a lesson from the Zebras. Seriously though...
check back tomorrow.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Sometimes i take pictures of the little man in my life...

I am pretty sure i nanny the cutest kid ever.

in case you wonder...

...what exactly i mean when i say i love High Schoolers and Oneighty.
this is a video from Wednesday night:

The Gathering February 11 2009 from Oneighty on Vimeo.

(sorry for the talking real fast.)

limited time+lots to say+passion= cassie on a roll. =)

Friday, February 06, 2009

i've been tagged

i've been tagged in hide-n-seek.
i've been tagged in freeze tag.
i've been tagged in 2-hand-touch football.
i've been tagged in capture the flag.
i've been tagged on purpose.
i've been tagged on accident.
i've been tagged on myspace.
i've been tagged on facebook.
And now tagging has now moved on to the blog world...

Here are the rules:
1. Go to the 4th folder where you keep your pictures on your computer.
2. Post the 4th picture in the folder.
3. Explain the photo.
4. Tag 4 fellow bloggers to join in the fun.

So, here is my 4th photo in my 4th folder:

Now the funny thing about this picture is that it's from the 4th of July 2007!
This is the LOVELY Christie Dunagan blowing bubbles from a float! I was visiting Hood River Oregon for a random 4th of July trip and ended up in a parade and on a float!!!
So many good memories!!!!

And now i tag...
#1. My awesome brother Benjamin
#2. The #1 Shelbi it's her birthday.
#3. Branden, because he rarely posts photos and i want to see one!
#4. Miss Joann Renee she inspires me to pursue my dreams.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

One Year

I can hardly believe it's been a year since posting this video!!!! WOW, God has done a mighty work in our family since then, and I am blessed more and more each day by Jacob, Sarah and Rachel!!!!

Beware, if you in fact missed this the first time around you might cry... and even if you have seen it... you might cry!

Monday, February 02, 2009

lovely weekend

i had a lovely weekend...

Friday i spent all day at a wedding... well the wedding was only a few hours of it, but i helped coordinated the reception decorating and such so i was there a lot longer than the average wedding go-er.
wedding with ice cream bars are brilliant:
this is the glorious place the cake went,
however the cake was a little late so i don't have a picture of it:
This is Jesse and Taylor. Such an amazing couple! I am so blessed to know them!!!This is Jesse and Seth(the best man). Seth is brilliant and funny, so therefore the ring was tied to a very long string hidden inside the jacket:Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Hinrichs:Saturday took me to Portland for the day! Stephenie, Michelle and i went to see our AMAZING Joann Renee DIRECT Narnia (the musical)... so technically we didn't see her direct, but the actors and actresses executed her brilliance incredibly!

classic road trip self portrait:We stopped on the way for lunch/coffee/tea at Rosie's in Mill City.
Free Advice;
Guys surprise your date and take her to Rosie's. The drive is beautiful, the food is YUM, the pictures that could be taken would be brilliant.

Stephenie getting into Acts 7:
Michelle getting into Great is Thy Faithfulness in Latin:Left to Right: Michelle, Joann(the Director!), Michelle Parker, Me & Stephenie
Sunday i went to a Superbowl Party. It was a delight, the 3D glasses didn't work. The Steelers are my enemy. Kurt Warner is a stud. Larry Fitzgerald is fast. Harrison(#96) should be embarrassed that he made Superbowl history and wasn't MVP (due to being a JERK on the field). Big Ben seemed to have gained a lot of weight since ripping off the Seahawks a few years back. The Office episode could have been better. The Guac dip was INCREDIBLE (thanks Katie and Lindsay)! But seriously the funniest part was Bruce Springsteen shouting this at the camera.
"Step away from the guacamole dip and put the chicken fingers down!"

...and so you see it was a lovely weekend.