Thursday, January 30, 2014

Changing For Jesus...

I am currently reading a book that you may find encouraging 
on your modesty and headcovering journey....
'From Street Lights to Stars' is the true story of Becky McGurrin.  
Raised catholic - she was greatly influenced at a
 young age by a simple but sobering poem...

If Jesus came to your House

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Disobedience, Sin, Headcovering and Modesty...

We can conclude many things as it relates to how we view our bibles.
  I've heard for example that 'we all sin - and sin is sin so who are you
 to judge me?'   Or 'I don't see not wearing a head covering as a 
sin issue - it's what's in my heart that counts.'   To these 
types of comments I say 'Really?  What makes something a sin?'

Isn't sin when I go against God?  Isn't sin me trying to do it my way
 instead of God's way?  Isn't 'disobedience' a sin?  
In I John 3 there are some sobering words...

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.
 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, 
that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him:
 and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

I did not say these words - God did!    Yes,  God. 
To put it another way or as I've heard already - to act
 against God's ways is to align myself with Satan.  
There are only 2 ways... and my way isn't a 3rd way - it's Satan's way.  
I don't want to align myself with the devil.

I can't say for sure if these verses are referring to a
 continual practice of sin - or committing a single sin.  
To be conservative we'll say they for sure mean living in a practice 
or continuation of sin.  If we choose to not obey or 'see' a scripture 
or do it our way instead of God's - we are living in a continual state 
of sin called disobedience.  That's pretty serious.
   Friends - God has called us to some simple commands
that relate to our attire... simple - but I realize not easy.  
Neither is it easy to forgive or love our enemies - but all of the 
'the church' agrees God has commanded these hard heart things.
Let us also submit to His teachings to wear modest apparel and 
cover our heads when we pray and prophesy.  
I don't want to be 'of the devil'... and I'm sure you don't either.

And if there's any question regarding if God calls disobedience sin - see

Rom. 5:19; Eph. 2:2, 5:6; Col. 3:6; Heb. 4:6,11

Have courage - obedience is a beautiful thing!


Monday, January 13, 2014

A Just Discovered Modest Clothing Web Shop...

I know there a number of websites selling modest clothing 
now - and I say 'yeah'!   But some of them get kinda pricey.  
Today I discovered New Creation Women's Apparel.  
I must say I'm impressed.
I'm eyeing up this skirt...)

They have long skirts, long half slips and long maternity skirts!  
(A few cute jackets and tops too.)
Go check them out.  (Not a paid advertisement.) 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

A 'Wow' Modesty Video...

Months ago I came across a modesty video.
   But I dismissed it because it was/is Catholic based.  
(I love all and don't wish to offend but there are some things in the
 Catholic faith that I cannot support biblically and believe to be in error.)  
A few days ago - I watched said video.  And yes, 
there are Catholic references that I cannot support - 
but the modesty stuff?  Wow!  Double Wow.  
If even a quarter of Christianity would choose to walk 
the way the folks in this video are walking - 
what a different and more God honoring world this would be.  
So have a watch and see if you're not challenged.  I was/am!

If you were challenged - I'd love to hear about it!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Skirt to Pants....

Have you seen these Macabi skirts?  They convert to 
pants or long shorts in short order.  They were created by 
an outdoor enthusiast who was wishing to be culturally 
sensitive to a region she was visiting.   
They're not as expensive as you might think for a 'specialty' 
clothing piece.  And there is a close-out section.  
I just think they're kinda fun... and a good modesty option.  
(Again - not a paid post folks - just passing it along...)

May 2014 find us pleasing our Father!  ~Joyce