Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Feelin Feminine Day 6 & 7

What a week this has been! I have really enjoyed wearing skirts and basking in my femininity. I hope that those of you who did the challenge feel the same way.

Here are some questions that I believe will be helpful...

How was the experience for you?
The experience was totally amazing for me! I felt like a lady, but didn't really feel restricted in any way.

Any particular stories?

Did wearing skirts rather than pants affect the way you felt?
Yes. I definitely felt (and looked) more feminine than I did when I wore pants.

The way you felt about yourself?
Yes. I felt more older, and mature.

The way you acted?
Yes. I acted ladylike with more grace and poise. I was paying more attention to proper etiquette :) 

The way you carried yourself?
Yes. I was aware if my posture was not correct, if my feet were spread apart to far...etc.

Were you able to go about everyday activity as freely as pants?

How did people respond?
I didn't get any negative comments :)

Were you more respected?
I felt like it.

Did you feel more like a lady?
YES! A million times yes!

After the challenge do you desire to keep wearing skirts more regularly, or were you desperate to wear pants again?
My desire is to wear skirts more regularly.
Here are the pictures from Day 6, and Day 7:

Day 6: I am wearing a pink Life Is Good shirt which was a gift, pink skirt from Goodwill, and a white sweater from Ross.

Day 7: I am wearing a green shirt from Ross, and the skirt is a hand-me-down. 

Thanks for keeping up with me this week! Enjoy being a lady, fulfilling the role that God has appointed for you.

In Christ,

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Feelin Feminine Day 5

I can't believe that today is already day 5! Wow! Where has the time gone?
Today I am wearing a Pink Polka Dot shirt from Rue 21, and a black skirt from goodwill.

Oh, also here is the picture of the outfit from Day 3. The shirt is from Cato and jean skirt was sewn by me.

The next couple of pictures are of what dad, my brothers, and I did yesterday, which was setting tile. I must admit, it was a lot of fun :) And the last picture is a wildflower bouquet that I picked.

God bless,

Feelin Feminine Day 4

I forgot to get a picture of yesterday's outfit! Sorry! I will post it tomorrow.
Here is today's outfit:
I am wearing a blue shirt from Goodwill and a pink skirt sewn by me. Wasn't too creative with my hair today:)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Feelin Feminine: Day 2

Today I am wearing a springy outfit, to welcome the beautiful weather :).
The shirt is from Kohls, the the skirt is from Goodwill, and the shoes are crocs. My hair is up in a simple bun.

Sorry for such a quick post, but I have to finish school for the day :)

Feelin' Feminine 7 Day Challenge- Day 1

OK, so this is actually my 3rd time doing it, but this time I'm posting pictures. :)
I hope that you will try it! And please leave me a comment of your experience!

The Challenge:
The challenge is to wear only skirts/dresses for an entire week of seven days, and then post a photo of your outfits (head to toe) on your blog. If you don’t have exactly seven different skirts, that’s alright. Mix and match with different shirts. We can be not only feminine and modest, but frugal too!
What is on the inside will show on the outside so dressing in a feminine manner in this way shows what we desire and strive for at the heart. Why dresses and skirts, you ask? Read through the websites. Dressing in a feminine manner doesn’t mean you must loose your respectability. It means you value your respectability and honour to the Father and to yourself more than you value fashion.
If you want to “personalize” your outfit a bit more you can add a hat, a scarf, a headband, a matching purse  – whatever you like! You can also style your hair in different ways each day. Just remember to remember your goal is not to be fashionable or blend in with the world, but to be set apart in everything!

DAY 1:
Today I was at home and decided to go casual. I am wearing a brown shirt that I got from Goodwill and a brown skirt that was sewn by me. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


What is it?
Modesty is an attitude/characteristic of the heart. Humility is never a defect in a person. One who is secure in their relationship with Christ will feel no competition with others. They are content to interact with others fully cognizant of who they are, functioning within the boundaries of their own capabilities, or limitations with confidence. One who lives and behaves in simplicity quietly performs daily tasks and routines without the trumpet blown before. There is no need to call attention. Modesty acts gently, but with no less perfection or care as one who may constantly announce their deeds.

In Life
We can also display modesty in life. Quietness, humility, and simplicity are values to be grasped and sought after. Colossians 3:12 says, “Since God chose you to be the holy people whom he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
A life of modesty is lived towards God and each other. Towards God, we recognize Him as the source of all our gifts, abilities, and strength. We know that we can do nothing apart from Him, that we are fully dependent upon Him for everything we need. As a result we acknowledge Him in every undertaking fully trusting His wisdom, that He will always do what is best for us. Towards each other we show our modesty by honoring others before ourselves. We do not fight and compete but willingly allow others to have the place of prominence. Philippians 2:3 says, “Don't be selfish; don't live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself.” We must be confident that our own abilities will open any necessary door for us and so quietly, give ourselves to the pursuit of excellence. Christians are representatives for Christ wherever they go, in whatever they do. When we excel we glorify God who gave us our ability. 1 Corinthians 4:7 says, “What makes you better than anyone else? What do you have that God hasn't given you? And if all you have is from God, why boast as though you have accomplished something on your own?”

Obtaining It
Modesty may be obtained by adopting the mindset of Jesus Christ. Philippians 2:5-8 says, “Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not demand and cling to His rights as God. He made Himself nothing; He took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. And in human form He obediently humbled himself even further by dying a criminal's death on a cross.” Most people do not naturally possess an attitude of modesty as characterized by humility and simplicity. We instinctively seek recognition and attention. We want others to honor us for who we are and what we have done. However, if we follow after Christ as His disciples, we will divest ourselves of all self-seeking and submit ourselves to God. Living a life of modesty is a personal determination. We purposefully set out to be content, patiently waiting for God to give the promised rewards, which do come, even in this life. God is faithful; He sees all that we do. Contrary to the modern belief that we allow ourselves to become doormats and castoffs, those who honor God and live humbly before Him have His promise upon which to depend. 1 Peter 5:6 says, “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in His good time He will honor you.”

Also, the modesty of our heart is reflected by the way we dress. 

Stay tuned as tomorrow I will be posting about a challenge of wearing skirts for 7 days.  

Saturday, April 10, 2010

ALL the Beautiful Women?

With all of the junk that is happening in our government, as of late, here is something to encourage us from  

Know that God is in control, and that no matter what happens, He will take care of us. 

 In Esther chapter 2, King Ahasuerus finds himself without a queen.He had sacked Queen Vashti in a rage because she had refused to entertain him and his guests with her beauty, thereby encouraging uppity-ness in all the women of the kingdom.
But a king needs a queen. My goodness, where does one even begin? His advisors come up with a doozy of an idea:
'…let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom to gather all the beautiful young virgins to the harem in Susa the capital…And let the young woman who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti.' This pleased the king, and he did so. (Esther 2:3)
Yes, the king was pleased. I wonder if he gave thought to how many hearts he was breaking?
All the beautiful young virgins? Ahasuerus ruled 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia. By anyone’s measurement this is overkill. It’s a really bad policy. It’s an abuse of power and a major waste of resources.
And God used it to save his people.
One lesson from the book of Esther is that God can make excessive government intervention and very bad legislation serve his purposes and expand his kingdom.