A few days ago, I met up with a local blogger who passed on to me a large collection of old fashioned clothes, hats and accessories (various eras), and so today I wore one of the dresses :) What a blessing!
"The fruit of righteousness will be peace;
the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever" Isaiah 32:17
I had almost forgotten, but thought I'd share this fact about myself:
When I was about eleven, I was FASCINATED with frogs! I read many a library book on the little creature, and admired famous photography of the Tree frogs of the Amazon forest. When I went to camp, I was proud to be the only girl who was "brave" enough to constantly catch and release those that found their way into showers and the swimming pool! lol
It's happened. My brother received a "yeller" dog for his birthday! Ever since he first saw "Old Yeller" he's wanted a big, ol"yeller" dog :) So the past two days have been filled with fun, new responsibilities, and random quotes from the movie!
We pruned it weeks ago, and it looks like it's coming back :) We transplanted the plant from our old home, so it's been wonderful to have it here! I've dried stevia, and I think I prefer the fresh leaves to powdered version because of the after-taste.
There's something uplifting about flowers...
I must say, what I do miss about the big city was the roller skating rink..well, the one we went to was family friendly, which I'm sure is a rarity now :(
It's terribly unfortunate what the standards are today. Since the fall of man we've always had sin, but now, it has progressed into a perilous issue especially for my generation. It sincerely worries me how comfortable so many are with this! It seems the general public is now exposed( in PUBLIC places) to obvious sin that just wouldn't do a century ago.
I'm sure you, dear reader, understand what I mean.
To tell you the truth, I never really talk about this...I guess I'd rather let what we do (as a family) speak louder than fallible words. I can name less than 4 people who have brought up the subject of modesty to me (in real everyday life) so it's hard when you simply don't have support in certain issues. It's a conviction, not something I've been brought up with or is convenient. That's why I truly appreciate you all, because you're asking questions and there is true fellowship in mutual beliefs :)
Here's another aspect that most don't talk about: Women aren't the only ones who need to be modest! Now, this is my personal, fallible opinion, but I do think that there is a difference between modest and immodest young men...the crude speech, apparel, attention seeking etc. I don't think I need to elaborate, but you understand me :)
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:2
As a rule, if I can "fit in" to the worlds standards, I'm off track. It's different for everyone, but I try to wear attire that is honourable and feminine. I don't want to conform to this world (although in my flesh I'm a people-pleaser) I'm old-fashioned though, so it's wonderful that most old-fashioned attire is modest :)I know it has taken me a-while to update, but I'm still here! Please don't hesitate to leave a comment or send a email with any thoughts, and I'll be posting again soon :)