Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Scripture...

  As we approach 2014 - let us recall the words of Jesus...

What a comfort... and what a challenge.  
God is with me!  I want to represent Him in all that I do.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

True Freedom...

I found this article today from a women who veils her head daily.  
She gives her biblical reasons for covering and offers some 
simple answers to common arguments against covering.  
There are excellent points regarding 'when' we should cover 
and 'how much' we should cover.  She also addresses what 
contemporary Christianity has done to this teaching with our 
misapplication of 'freedom in Christ'.  
I love this statement that she makes...
 I feel sure that God doesn't feel any more kindly to 
our lack of obedience than we do as parents
 when our children disobey us.  
Ephesians 5:6 speaks very strongly about disobedience. 

Thank you Kendra of Living In the Shoe!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Modesty and Gift Giving...

I may stretch some of you with this post - not sure... (hopefully I don't lose any of you.)  

 Have you discovered 'boyfriend pants' - as they're called 
at some stores?  These are often embellished with 
vintage-look school-type graphics.  Basically -
 they are 'sweat pants'.  They have a fuller more modest 
cut than much of what's out there in young women's fashion.  
If you have someone on your gift list that needs some 
modesty encouragement - - these may be helpful...
Yes - I'm a skirt and dress girl.  But for the times 
when something else is required - these are a decent solution. 
They look like they'd be super cozy for house lounging!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Wise Men...

Behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem saying, 
“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?
 For we have seen His star in the East 
and have come to worship Him.”
Matthew 2:1b-2
What a beautiful example these wise men left for us... 
They sought Jesus - the One they knew to be King.  
May we too seek Him and allow Him to Rule
over every area our lives.

Friday, December 13, 2013

My Go-To Winter Modesty Essential...

I stepped into my local Kmart this week for a quick purchase.  
As I sped by the footwear section - I did a double take.  
They have an amazing selection of cute ladies' right now.  
And in our store at least - they have a BOGO going on.  
So you could get 2 pair for about $40.  Not bad!!  
Sadly - I don't need any...
(nope - not being paid - just spreading the word!)
Tall boots and knee hi's are my thang for winter skirts.
  (Sometimes I layer tights or leggings too!)
Linking to Modest Monday

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Do You Stand Alone?....

Do you find that as you journey in this life - upholding a 
standard of modesty that others may mock....
 or wearing a headcovering in obedience to I Cor. 11... 
that it is a lonely journey at times?  
Free image from The Graphics Fairy

Are you discouraged when friends and family -
 especially those who proclaim Jesus as Savior - 
believe it is foolishness to practice such things - 
proclaiming freedom in Christ and living 'under grace not law'?  
(and I do want to speak to these things at some point)...
Dear friend... stand strong!  I was encouraged
 by this reading today found here....
maybe it will bless you as well.
Standing Alone
IT IS HUMAN to stand with the crowd; it is divine to stand alone. It is man-like to follow the people, to drift with the tide; it is God-like to follow a principle, to stem the tide.
It is natural to compromise conscience and follow the social and religious fashion for the sake of gain or pleasure; it is divine to sacrifice both on the altar of truth and duty.
"No man stood with me, but all men forsook me" (2 Timothy 4:16) wrote the battle-scarred apostle in describing his appearance before a civil court to answer for his life of believing and teaching contrary to the Roman world.
God's absolute, revealed Truth has been out of fashion since man changed his robe of fadeless light for a garment of faded leaves.
Noah built and voyaged alone. His neighbors laughed at his strangeness and perished in style.
Abraham wandered and worshipped alone. Sodomites smiled at the simple shepherd, followed the world's fashion, and fed the flames.
Daniel dined and prayed alone. Elijah sacrificed and witnessed alone. Jeremiah prophesied and wept alone. Jesus loved and died alone.
And of the lonely way His disciples should walk, He said, "Straight is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:14.
Of their treatment by the many who walk in the broad way, He said, "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, . . . therefore the world hateth you." John 15:19.
The redeemed children of Israel in the wilderness praised Abraham and persecuted Moses. The people of God in the days of the kings praised Moses and persecuted the prophets. The court of Caiphas, the high priest, praised the prophets and persecuted Jesus. The church of the popes praised the Saviour and persecuted the saints.
And multitudes now, both in the church and the world, applaud the courage and fortitude of the patriarchs and prophets, the apostles and martyrs, but condemn as stubbornness or foolishness the same faithfulness in standing for truth today.
Wanted, today, men and women, young and old, who will obey their convictions of truth and duty at the cost of fortune and friends and life itself.
Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach. Hebrews 13,:12,13.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Scripture Sunday...

(Quilted Nest Antiques is my other blog)
Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted 
and become as little children, you will by no means 
enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:3 

How precious is childhood...a time when not everything
has to make sense or follow logical rules of explanation.  
Children simply believe... simply love - with their whole hearts.
  What inspiration for us as we enter this Christmas season.  
A season about a precious Child and the gift of
 eternal life that He offers us.
If we simply...