Monday, June 1, 2009

Gathering at the Well

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Today, let's look at these questions:

What am I allowing myself to be influenced by?

Women I admire. Color combination that are beautiful. Sewing Pattern images that give the image that I would feel comfortable. The knowledge of figure shapes is vital for the best fit.
Face shape to be thought about for the neckline to be the most flattering. I think to flatter the face is much more dignified than to place focus on bust. I want men to look eye to eye with me.

Who do I allow to dictate to me what I should be wearing?

The clothing that has been provided me. Dictations are not a part of my attire. I dress in what I feel is appropriate given the place and person I am with or going.
My daughter will correct any tummy showing (shirt too short at the hem) and I love it! We are rather modest just because we do not want to gain inappropriate attentions/intentions. We also consider our bodies as our treasure and we guard them. My daughter wears shorts (just above the knee) under a dress if she wares one. If I feel attractive in it or if it is clean and well maintained. I address the color palate for this is knowledge gained as in what color most flatters you.

How am I representing the God I claim to love and live for?

He is my friend, I would never want to intentionally be an embarrassment to any friend of mine.
Self respect examples the character. I find no need to "claim" to love and live for Him....just being and living within the character that I chose should tell of the love and friendship I have.
Living with friendship and compassion for my fellow humans is how God feels about us...
Many claim and offend those who watch them.
Ask me I will express my faith. I do not push it or "claim" it. What I have watched in my years are how others find a comfort to be able to come to me and ask me what it is that I have that makes my life different. My life is a line and the kindness the hook. I cast out the life I live and if the hook is snagged then the line is naturally drawn in. God never pushes Himself on us. He wants us to want Him.

Do I know the details of how God wants us to live as well as I know the details of what is in fashion?

More so. It is the heart the character again. I do think that simple knowledge of how fit and color apply makes any look timeless. It is the freedom of being fresh and innovative that throws it in the face of being "told" what to do.
I am aware of the color trends and the type of fabrics.

Am I seeking to become conformed to the image of Christ...or the image that our ever changing society throws in front of our faces?

This question seems a bit condemnation in tone.
Seeking is one thing accepting the transformation is another. LOL


Denise said...

Wonderful answers my dear friend, love you.

Annette said...

I love the questions as well as the answers, and so very true. I'm like you about my clothes and make up, I want people to look me in the eyes and see that I AM a very loving person and see love and that I truly care about all walks of life, even when I was younger and my body was more in shape, I still was very conscious about my outer looks, even when I was...well just lets say "wild". Hugs to you always~

Denise said...

The colors are beautiful and I will take pictures tomorrow and get it on my blog...... I am so proud of them! We will chat before you leave for the weekend......

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
  • Return with Honor
  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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