Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sweet Award

Thank you, Latte Lady, for this nice surprise!! I really appreciate it! And I love your blog too. I am always inspired to be a better homeschooling teacher after reading Homeschooler Cafe.

The award comes with some instructions:

1. Post the award on your blog. Link to the person who gave you the award.

2. List seven things you love:

My family

Coffee with the girls

3. List seven blogs you love and let those people know you’ve given them the award. (I would, of course, give this right back to you, Latte Lady. I LOVE your blog! But it would be redundant, huh?) :) And I'm going to try to give it to people whom I've never shared an award with before. :)

Melissa at Home is Where Your Story Begins

Alicia at Confessions of a Snowflake

Jennifer at Getting Down with Jesus

Prairie Chick at Prairie Prologue

Darlene at The Only Thing Worth Walking Toward

Heather at Blog She Wrote

Jamie at Rose Cottage

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dressing Modestly (Your thoughts, please)

I've been away from my blog for a month. . .wow! We've moved to a new home and had some life-threatening health scares in the family over the last month, so I've been away from my blog friends. :(

Okay, to the topic at hand. I am a big proponent of modest clothing. I'm not talking turtlenecks that go up to your chin and baggy pants or skirts that go down to your toes (although there is certainly nothing wrong with either of those!). I'm simply talking about dressing in a way that doesn't cause our brothers in Christ to stumble.

I have wonderful Christian friends who disagree with me on this. They argue that in order to stay with the trends, skin has to show. . .including much cleavage. It's just today's fashion, they explain. I see women at church in clothes that I am stunned they would even think to wear at church, let alone anywhere else. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt and assuming that they don't understand how this affects the men in our church who are trying to focus on God and the message of our pastor.

I am looking for any resources that back up my position on this. A male friend of my husband and me is looking to speak to a group of men and women about this very subject. He feels comfortable speaking to the men but is not sure how to address the women. He wants to be bold, to the point, but not judgmental.

Has anyone read any books or seen video clips from Christians on this topic? I have Googled Beth Moore and this topic because I thought in one of her books I read something like this. And I know of one Bible verse that addresses this topic, so any more would be welcome, of course!

If you have ANY resources you can recommend to me, I would surely appreciate it.

I am not looking to defend my position on this topic in this particular post. I'm sure not everyone agrees with me, and that is, of course, perfectly fine. And if you feel led, you may leave me a comment stating your position. Just don't expect me to debate on the topic. That's a whole other show, folks. ;)

Thank you in advance!!