Monday, August 23, 2010

The Power of Feminity

I saw this in an email I got and thought I would share it on my blog.

The topic of dress is so fascinating to me! There are debates about what is modest, what is unacceptable, what is too masculine, etc. Feminine dress seems often to be regarded as an outdated fashion that we were able to "throw off" thanks to the feminist movement, left only for the ultra-conservative, jumper-wearing crowd.

Too often we get caught up in the "pants versus dress" argument which I think is just a distraction. I don't want this blog post to be about that!

In a culture where gender lines are grossly confused, and women have finally achieved the "freedom" to dress as they please, I think a fun look at "the power of feminine dress" is in order.

What if women realized that their real power lay in what God had already given them...their femininity? What if we considered it a privilege to be a woman and we weren't afraid to show it?

A woman in a skirt or dress looks feminine. There's something almost mystical about that. Skirts make men stop and think. "She's a lady, not just a female clone trying to act like a man, or imitating a man.

"Oh" some girls say, "pants are more practical".

Sure they are. . . but we lose something.

"But", some ladies will say. "My job requires body positions that skirts interfere with.

"Really? Pioneer women WALKED (not rode) alongside covered wagons going out west. And they wore skirts. They had identity as women (distinct from men)

Queen Elizabeth (the first) wore gowns....not pants. She was powerful.And if skirts make your job more difficult there's a feminine alternative: Long pants sewn with wide silky fabrics and soft colors....and almost as feminine as a skirt.

Of course, if you're a woman who only cares about the masculine value of "efficiency at all costs", if you don't cherish your feminine power,as a woman; not a clone of men.....then by all means, keep wearing those pant suits." -Fred Bear


Sunday, August 15, 2010


What is beauty? It isn’t the external beauty that matters it is the internal. True beauty comes from God. Psalms 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth.

Jesus is beautiful because He shines with God’s perfect beauty. And even though beauty is found in Jesus it is not found in any other man. Although many people may seem to us to be beautiful on the outside, inside we are all filthy, ugly and evil. 1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” No matter how hard we may try we can never achieve perfection, therefore there is only moral deformity.

You may say that there are “good” people. What about Peace Corp, Modest Needs, etc.? Those are not religious charities yet they do a lot of good. Isaiah 64:6 tells us “But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.” No one is good but One, that is, God. (Mark 10:18) The only reason we has desire to do good is because we were created to be like God; we were made in His image. Genesis 1:27 says “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” There is nothing beautiful in our flesh. In Christ alone is true beauty.

The only way to be made truly beautiful is to have forgiveness of sin which only comes from the blood of Jesus. If we continually turn our lives to Him through worship (Psalms 29:2b Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.) the Holy Spirit will continue to make our hearts beautiful. We need to stay close to God so that He can stay close to us. Psalms 90:17a And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us.

Proverbs 31:30 says, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.” Physical beauty will not last forever. Continue to grow in the Lord and you will grow more and more beautiful, and it will shine from the inside out!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

      Hello Everyone!
Welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy my posts on a Christian's walk with Christ. I may sometimes go a few weeks without posting. I might post random things every once and a while but I hope that you will be blessed by reading my blog not because I am a good blogger or writer, not because I am a good person, I am not any of those. I hope you are blessed by this blog because I want Jesus to shine through all that I do, say, think, and blog!