Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dressing Feminine and Winter Sports!


I saw this picture in a newspaper and thought it would be nice to share it with you all! Who loves winter sports around here?
I love the ladylikeness (is that a word?) of these pictures. I believe God desires for there to be a visible difference between men and women. And I don’t just mean about wearing skirts, I mean in every aspects of our dress, that we may truly look like women.  When he created us, he created us a lot different than man, and not just outwardly, but our insides, men and women are different and have different needs. I truly believe that God would like us to express this difference in the way we dress as well. I think that cross-dressing (women dressing more like men and men dressing more like women) has been one of the things that influenced the rise of homosexuality. The way you dress effects the way you feel, that cannot be denied!!! So, if you ask me, I’m all for dressing very feminine or girly. J
Anyway, I love these pictures too because it reminds of a time where the moral standards were higher. The more time passes, the less moral standards humanity has. It’s quite frightening, especially when I think about our kids future, but I know that we can still be a difference in this decaying world!
I also love how the lady seems so content skiing in her skirt, (not thinking "oh this is ackward" - it was the norm!) and the girls skating in their skirts, which appear to be attached to shorts underneath, pretty cool, although I would wear my skirt a little more knee length. Lol….
When I was younger I went skiing in a skirt and I had such a great time. I remember considering skiing so thrilling and fun!! I also learned to skate a very young age and have never had difficulties doing that in a skirt either. Now in days, there are also apostolic seamstresses that make sporty & skiing skirts for outdoor activities. I came across this lady a few months ago, from Modest ActiveWear and found the work she does pretty neat! If you are an outdoor girl, maybe you could check her out here. You can also read this Post I did a few months ago about sporty skirts here.
Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Enough is Enough

I came across this and really loved it. It is true ladies, we can never be like women of the world. We need to live in accordance to the Holy Book of God. Reading this reminded me that we are different in every aspect of our lives. Everything the World represents is opposite to what God desires of us. The world doesn’t need any more worldly women, it needs more Godly women! Represent the God you serve with Pride, make a difference in your community, workplace, school with everything you are (actions & dress). The world doesn’t need any more women dressing immodestly, it needs more ladies like you and I. Enough is Enough, this world doesn’t need any more darkness, will you continue to stand out and be the light?!?!? Even if it’s only YOU in your workplace, school or community, don’t doubt that you are making a difference! You are in more ways than you could possibly think. And don’t feel awkward either because you are different! If so many people team up out there to do wrong things and things that bring no benefit to humanity, we can certainly team up and keep being a difference, a light in this dark world and shine the Love of Christ on all. We can be an example in the way talk, dress, and speak in front of others. The World needs to see God in us! In my workplace, I'm the only one who of this Faith, sometimes it can be discouraging to know, you are the only one that’s different, not just in the way you dress, but in every aspect! And what I mean by discouraging is, knowing that people don’t want anything to do with God and they are so enwrapped in sin. However, you can think about it this way, you are one person less this world has got a hold of! And maybe, just maybe, in due time, if you remain the light, those people will remember you are different and seek you to ask you about your God in their time of need. I’ve had this happen!!!

I pray you are encouraged to keep on fighting this good faith battle!

 
P.S. I've started another more personal blog here, I'd love it if you would join me there too. :)


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Retrospect Fashion


When speaking about fashion, If I could have been born in a different era, I would have chosen the 1950’s. I absolutely love the styles that were “in” at that time period. It seems though, that it was all relatively the same, with only the patterns changing. But that’s okay because I love these dresses!!! Here are some of my favourite that I found when doing a search. On most of the dresses during this era the top part was fitted to appear of a small waist and the bottom skirt was beautifully flared! Certain variations of this style were absolutely elegant. There are still dresses similar to these available in certain stores, but not as flared. Love this style. And what I especially love about vintage fashion is of course, for the most part it was modest and very feminine.


Beautiful Colour and Pleats, Love the Gloves too!
 

 

 

 

                  Love this Colour & Collar!





Gotta love 'em Polka Dots!
                                                  
                                                                 More styles of that Era. : )

 

Hope you enjoyed this post. If you could choose your favourite fashion era, what would it be?

 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

He Can Change YOU & Contest Info


I was meditating on a few of my friends and was amazed at truly how God has the power to transform and change people.

Sometimes we may doubt the power of God to change a person but He truly can. All it takes is an open heart. One of the ladies from our church said before, “sometimes we may say, I want to see miracles, not realizing that we ourselves are miracles of God”. Think about it, if you hadn’t had an encounter with the almighty, a breaking point in his presence, you would not be the changed person you are today.

I love to see how some of my friends had a completely different view of modesty a few years or months back and how God has changed their mindset and in turn changed their wardrobe. It may have taken time, but they allowed God’s word and his presence convict them on these things. Truly modesty is the type of thing that you can teach to people (and we should) but only God can move us to make changes in our lifestyle that have been there for years!  It’s lovely to see before and after pictures.

If you are still struggling with Modesty. Have an open heart, let God guide you to choosing the right wardrobe. Think about the things you wear and the reasons behind why you do, examine your heart and ask God to speak to you and guide you to making choices that HE agrees with.  Don’t think it’s impossible to change and don’t try to rush things either. Let it be a gradual change, start with little things, leaving things behind or adding things to your wardrobe here and there. Celebrate the small things you accomplish and soon enough, you will be at the level where you have desired to be. Sometimes our struggles with modesty come because we want to rush the change and we ourselves are in the process of changing inside. I’m not saying the desire to change is bad, it’s absolutely good but I’m saying that in most cases it does take time to flip our lives around and if we try to rush it, we may just end up discouraged and back to point zero.

So those are my thoughts today! I’m thankful for the powerful testimonies I’ve been a witness too. How God can change a life around from inside to the out, all He needs is a willing and open heart.
 
SIDE NOTE: Did you guys find out who won the contest over at my facebook store? Check out the winner here! I'm extremely grateful to all those who particpated. More Contest to come.

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November Contest! Win a Skirt and Hair Accessories.


It's contest time again at our shop! Have you visited our Facebook shop yet?

We have all sorts of modest goodies. Check us out! We ship anywhere in Canada and the USA.

Go Like our Page, Share this picture and enter to Win!



We have 2 great prizes for the winner! The winner will receive a $25 gift card for our shop, plus a $10 gift card for Genesis Creations (cute hair accessories and more!).

How to enter – 2 ways gives you 2 chances:
1) You must like our Facebook page and share this photo and come back and comment underneath saying you’ve done so. 
2) Tweet us on Twitter @modestywalkshop saying “I’m entering to win a Skirt & more”


Contest Ends Tuesday November 20, 2012 and will be announced here shortly thereafter!



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Modest Girl of the Week: Erika

This week we bring you the beautiful and talented Lady Erika, All the way from Texas! Enjoy.

Name: Erika M

Age: 28 years

Ministries: Worship Leader, Sunday School teacher, Youth Secretary, Church Administrative Assistant

Dressing Modestly since: 1992

Anything you would like to say about Modesty?

Modesty or living Holy for God is what God has always wanted from us Since the beginning. When Eve and Adam sinned for the first time they immediately sewed an apron made of fig leaves, a very poor garment and the easiest to find. That's when we see God had to show them the right way to dress. The word of God says in Gen. 3:21...the LORD God made coats of skins, and clothed them.

And the same thing happens nowadays, people will go to the mall and buy the easiest and fastest things to find because that's the the kind of clothes everyone is dressing in. But God's ways are not the easiest or the fastest, we must pray to the Lord before we go shopping, for him to show us what He has for us today! The Lord will go high quality, modest and inexpensive clothes! In other words, He will bless you because you put Him in first place.

My daily trend is feeling proud and great - that's the root of looking great. Modesty is reflecting God outwards and inwards.


Thank you Erika for sharing your thoughts with us! Sister Ericka also has a Youtube Channel where she shares unique hairstyles for ladies with the Curlies. Subcribe to her channel.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Social Media vs The Creator – Jesus Wins, by Far!


Hey, Social Media, Did you know I am fearfully and wonderfully made by God?

I absolutely hate how the enemy has empowered social media to make women feel ugly! I want to tell you right now, you are beautiful. Most of those pictures you see in magazines, TV, internet, are not a real images, they are fixed up images of people who have no moral standards whatsoever. And even if they are true images, they are a result of the influence of an industry that makes you do anything in your power to “look the part” or else you won’t make it in that industry. It’s an industry full of vanity, lustfulness, and selfishness (all things which don’t please God). They are being used by the enemy just to complete his purpose of making the younger generation of girls, lose their moral standards, lose self-esteem and in the end lose their faith in God because HE didn’t make them “beautiful enough”. I’m sick and tired of hearing stories of girls who go through strenuous exercise routines, just to get “model skinny” there’s even a movement a friend showed me on Pinterest that encourages you to be skinny and not for health reasons. There are so many girls out there with anorexia and bulimia stories, it’s unbelievable. Don’t you get it? That’s just the enemies goal. If he deals with the younger generation, than what is of the generations to come?  Don’t be fooled ladies, what social media says is true beauty is not even real.

If reading these fashion magazines makes you feel upset about yourself, maybe that’s a sign for you to not read it! For one, when I was in my teens, reading those fashion magazines was “in” so I’d pick up a copy from friends, here and then. It’s so amazing how the enemy can enwrap you into longing to be something like the magazines. Wow. I would feel like I would never be that pretty, I could never wear that clothes and look good.  Because the images they present you are so fake but yet you feel like that’s how they really look and that’s what beauty is, and if you don’t look like that, you will never find a decent partner! But thank God that the Lord took me away from that mentality and showed me what truly a beautiful women is.
 
When I see women dress modestly and I get to know them and I can truly see the love of God in their heart. It’s like this beauty you can’t explain. It’s so beautiful to me. It’s like they have this glow to them. A certain Glory. : ) You overcome any physical beauty and see something that is so pure and lovely. Only the grace of God. And I’ve heard comments from non-believers (men and women) comment on how beautiful apostolic women are and that there’s a certain attraction to them! It’s the glory of God, I tell you! Reflected in who we are, because we are pleasing the most high in every aspect of our lives.

So, stop thinking you need to be like the next cover girl etc. You don’t. Work with the modest clothing you got and be creative, check out some hairstyling tips on YouTube, check that your soul is in tune with the holy spirit and you will be noticed and distinguished as a child of the King. Trust me! You don’t need to do much to be beautiful, you are beautiful, as the child of the Most high! You don’t need to plaster your face with makeup to be beautiful, In the end that would not even really be you! Don’t hide the beautiful face God has given to you. Let Christ be seen in you. Not this fake truth the enemy tries to portray.

And WARNING this might not be the last article I write on this topic, sometimes we all need a reminder.

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalms 139:14 (NIV)
 
 
Found this on Pinterest. Felt it was appropriate for this article. Reflect your life on the Word and you will see true beauty!
 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Years Modest Outfit Wish


So November is already here! Can you believe it!!??!?! This year has flown by so quickly. But with November being here, it got me thinking about my new year’s outfit! Ha ha ha, seems like I’m in a hurry for this year to be over. So not true or maybe? I’m anticipating great new things in the new year.  I came across these beautiful items on Pinterest. And I thought, this outfit would be perfect for the new year’s celebration service (I figured I can get away with wearing a Tulle skirt at New Years – maybe…lol). Not sure how great this would actually look on me, but I would love to have these things. Lol…Have you thought about your new year’s outfit yet? Are you following me on Pinterest yet? Follow me and I’ll follow you, we can share inspirational modest finds. J


http://pinterest.com/pin/42432421460511424/
 
If you know me, you know I have a weakness for ruffles and details on my clothing. I absolutely love this sweater!!! I might just make one, although it will not be the same, but I'm content with something similar! :)

http://pinterest.com/pin/42432421460511404/
 
This skirt is absolutely cute. I would take off the bow to wear it with the ruffle sweater above. A good evening/fancy party look which you can't always pull off for Sunday service, which is why I'm thinking new years. LOL....I think I could make a skirt like this maybe with less thickness.
 
http://pinterest.com/pin/42432421460550851/
 
And for shoes, I like these! to go with the outfit!! :)
 
So this is what I have planned to re-create an outfit. Wish me luck. This may or may not happen. lol...At least I already have similar shoes. A girl can dream right?!?!
 
Happy NOVEMBER!

 
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Modesty: More than Clothes?

So I recently bought an E-book to read on the lovely tablet I got for my B.day. Let me tell you how much I love this tablet. I’m reading so much more now!! J Anyway, back to the book. The book is called The Secret Keeper: The Delicate Power of Modesty. It’s not apostolic, so there are a few things in the book I don’t agree with, however, for the most part, so far, It has had so many great perspectives. My plan is to do a full review of the book once I’m done but while I read it, I may have a few things to say about it and for you to read. Lol…

So this morning I was reading about how modesty is not only about what you are wearing on the outside but also about the type of person you are wearing inside! Now I know that we know this, because essentially that’s what Paul was trying to say in that verse, “…let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious…” 1 Peter 3:4….We must have a modest spirit as well as a modest wardrobe. Now what do I mean but a modest spirit? Well, a spirit that is righteous, that is humble, that seeks what is good before God, and a spirit that essentially seeks for GOD to be seen in them, rather than themselves.

I wanted to share this quote from her book:


You cannot limit the power of your modesty to just what you wear. It’s also controlled or forfeited by where you are willing to go with guys, when you go there and how you act. I bet you can think of girl who’s reputation as a flirt precedes her. Perhaps, she does not dress to show off the secrets of her beauty, but the way she invades a guy’s personal space or flirts with him issues an unspoken challenge concerning her sexuality

Aint that the truth? A girl can be dress perfectly modestly but if inside of her she does not carry a modest spirit (or struggles in this area), that will go to show in her character and actions! Be careful that your actions are truly reflective of who you are trying to represent on the outside. Some things may not seem to be “bad” per say but they can certainly lead to things we would never expect if we are not careful in the way we act or where we go with men, even church men. Proverbs 14:12 -"There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death."

This book has also given me a perspective of how men view women and how modesty is so important in the way we dress and act around men. Sometimes you wouldn’t think you are even doing anything wrong, but men are a totally different make-up than women, they feel and view things differently. As Christian ladies, we must also take care to cause no one to stumble. The Lord has entrusted us with a great power and Glory as women, it's up to us to use it wisely. I will share more on that as I progress in the book.

Hope this can be a blessing, especially to the younger girls following this blog! J
 
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Modest Girl of the Week - Cindy

This week we bring you Cindy's story! She has a blog of her own, check it out here, she's got great photography skills, a very talented lady. She's also a very busy young lady, but she's not complaining! Serving the Lord with Joy.  Now lets get on with her story.

Name: Cindy Alvarez

Age: 25 years old

Ministries:
I am a Pastors wife, I sing in church, and I also am in charge of the ladies ministry. Sounds like alot but I love it. God has blessed us with brother and sisters who love the lord, and are willing to help in everything. Plus, I love being active for the Lord.

Dressing Modestly since: 
I was raised a Pentecostal, so I can proudly say that I have been dressing modestly forever. Modesty, for me, is extremely important because I have to be an example in the church. This is not the reason I dress modest though, I do it to honor God, and because I love it.

Anything you want to say about modesty:
I did go through a semi-rebellious stage, when I was younger, where I would try and get away with little things in my attire. Like a tighter skirt or a slightly above the knee. I think being modest or actually going out of your way to find something modest doesn't become an importance, until you start to actually fall in love with God. I mean actually fall in love, not just say you love Him. When you fall in love with God, it becomes easy to obey and to honor Him. You then realize how important it is to belong to God. I love the verse that says.. 1Peter 2:9 (NIV) But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darknessinto his wonderful light.  We are, ladies, God's SPECIAL possession. As God's special posession we should honor him in all we do. We're special!! We gotta do what special people do, and that is stand out!!
Sidenote: A great place to find awesome skirts is at the thrift store. Also, If you need inspiration on cute modest fashions.. Pinterest is your place! You can still be stylish, and "in" while being modest too! There is really no excuse.
Thank you Cindy for sharing your thoughts and suggestions, we appreciate them!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Clothing Temptation


So today, I just want to be real.

You know how sometimes you find a skirt, dress or even a cute shirt that is 1) is absolutely gorgeous 2) Unique in every way 3) ON SALE! Then you go to try it on and, dun, dun, dun, it fits toooo skin tight or toooo short, however, it looks really great on you because your beautiful lady figure is showing. C’mon ladies, we know we are beautiful. It’s almost so tempting to buy it, so everyone can see how gorgeous we really look. It’s something in human nature to “show off” what we’ve got. But that’s when Jesus comes in. His spirit in us, shows us that it’s not about us, but about honouring him. He helps all that pride and vanity in us dissipate. However, it’s true, sometimes our human nature kicks in and we are tempted into wearing things that are immodest.
 
These are a few things to keep in mind in situations like these: Think of God and how he would consider you, and the type of attention you would bring to your body by dressing immodestly (not anything Godly that’s for sure!). Think of your own personal convictions and of how horrible you would feel for not standing up for what you believe in for a weak moment of vanity. Think of your husband (or future for the singles!) and how you would be dishonoring him by showing that which is reserved for only his eyes to see. Then think of how embarrassed you would feel if others saw you dress this way. There are something’s you can’t take back! Once you’re in the public eye view that’s it, YOU can’t erase that image they saw, that’s pretty much impossible. Than witnessing to others becomes hard, because your credibility is next to none! We must live out what we preach, preach what we are living out.

What I wanted to express with this post is that, yes we are girls who love God and want to please him in every way, but we can be real and say that there will be times in which we will be tempted to lower our standards, because we live in a “low standards” world! However, always, always, always, think twice before you go ahead and do something you will regret! Sometimes it will just be out of frustration that we can hardly find clothing that is suitable for our needs and we will go with whatever we find “half-decent” out of frustration. But there are ways to work around making things “half-decent” - decent and look absolutely great modestly.
 

Stand strong and remember that one of the fruits of the spirit is Self-Control, use it freely, as there is no law against it. - Galatians 5:22-23.
 
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. – Proverbs 31:30



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Modest Girl of the Week - Julieth

So this week a lovely beautiful lady shares a bit of her story with us. Enjoy!

Name: Julieth C

Age:   22

Dressing Modestly Since:

Since I can remember, but I went thru some darks days. My high school years were not my greatest, it wasn’t until my senior year (grade 12) that I made up my mind to be either hot or cold and not warm just like the bible says, I didn’t want to be spit out by God. So I can say that since 2007 was when I made up my mind to follow God completely and dress modestly and even though sometimes I struggle, I have a great support system! My hubby and my wonderful Mother. And what I mean by struggle is by constantly making sure that this shirt doesn’t show too much, or this skirt isn’t too short... and sometimes trying to make it all work can be a challenge but it’s possible... :)

Anything you want to share about modesty:

The other day I was looking at some pictures on my Facebook and I was just sadden/angry/annoyed/etc. (I don’t know if u can feel all those feelings at once) but I think it was mostly disappointment. I was disappointed because of the lack of Modesty I see in some Christian Girls, it’s either that they just don’t care about being modest OR the elders are not teaching it! Both things disappoint me. I know for some it’s a new concept or it’s simply a struggle because of lack of knowledge but there are others who know the importance of Modesty but they simply just don’t care. I encourage you to CARE! Modesty is essential in a girl/lady's life and speaks to others about the God we serve, it is important that all ladies understand that and that the elders (the older generation) keep teaching modesty and inspiring the younger generation to follow the modesty principles found in scripture. In every aspect, in the way we speak, walk, dress, act, etc... it’s a lifestyle... I know it is not always easy because it’s hard to find clothes that suits our modesty standards but is not impossible. We are the King’s daughters, that makes us princesses. If you look at how princesses in the world dress, they always have a certain level of modesty which they follow, even if they are not Christian but they do it because of who they represent, a Royal family. We represent the King above all Kings. Lets stand by what we believe and not let others tell us otherwise. Modesty Rocks!!!

Special Interests:

I enjoy crafting and good music. My hubby is a crazy musician so there’s music going on in my house all the time. Art and music are part of my life. Even our 3 month old baby enjoys our craziness... All for the glory of God!


Thanks Julieth for sharing your thoughts with us and for being an awesome follower!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How We Wore "TMWS" Skirts

Today I just wanted to share what my friend Becky and I wore to church over the weekend.

Both skirts we are wearing are from my shop. May I say, it’s such an privileged for me when I see the ladies wearing things from The Modesty Walk Shop! I’m honoured to serve them in this way. The skirt Becky is wearing was a short plain jean skirt and I customized it by adding those beautiful ruffles! This is actually something you could do yourself too with a little creativity to make those shorter skirts a little bit longer, or of course, if you don’t have the patience or time to deal with sewing, you could always bring them by the shop for me to do some alterations. I find it so fun to see the end results and so fun trying to figure out which fabric & sewing technique would look best. It’s great to let your mind go wild sometimes. Lol….The skirt that I am wearing I made out of some beautiful Knit material. I must admit, it was a challenge when I got 2 other orders for the same skirt, but I’m happy with the results and the customers were happy too!



Stop by the Facebook shop some time, I list a few new items every week, any suggestions you may have are welcome as well! New contest coming up soon too. : )

Friday, September 14, 2012

Modest Options for Fall Colours of 2012

As you may or may not have realized, it's almost Fall. And with the seasons changing and the leaves falling, so does, guess what? Yup you guessed it, Fashion changes. And I have some connections and got the 411 on the colours that are in and happening for this fall season. So, I got to work and started stalking  following some people on Polyvore to get ideas and find outfits that would match the colours for the season! I hope you enjoy and it helps you get ideas on how to create your wardrobe for this season! I'm sure your local stores will have these colours in stock, so here are just some ideas on how you can put things together. At the shop we are going to try and use some these colours too! So be sure to check our store out too. Oh and needless to say, if you are not wearing these colours this season, that doesn't mean, you don't look great, you create a style that suits who you are and one that you are happy with. : ) I in particular love wearing red in the fall and that colour is not listed here, but I shall continue to wear red anyway!!! This post is more, to help you get ideas and creative if you wish but not a determination of what YOU HAVE TO wear this season.

And without further ado, here are the colours for fall, according to the "experts!"......



And here are some of the creations I found and created on Polyvore that have these colours! Go to Polyvore to have a better view of the items.
Fall 2012 by natalie-reyes on polyvore.com



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

One Day Sale at The Shop!

Just wanted to let you all know that I'm hosting a One Day Sale at the shop in honor of my Birthday! If you haven't yet liked the shop on Facebook, now is a great time to do so. Sale ends at 11:59pm tonight. Check it out here! Thank you for supporting the shop.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

You Are Not Alone

This post is for you, all the back to school ladies, or just ladies that sometimes feel pressured by the world to change your convictions or faith! Stand strong in what you believe, stand true to the convictions and revelations the Lord has brought upon you through prayer and the study of His word. Sometimes it can be hard, when others are so different than you and you can’t relate to anything they say or do, and you can start to feel lonely. However, you can overcome! You don’t need to change to be accepted. Stand true to your faith and to the modesty convictions God has place on you. You don’t need to dress, act or conduct yourself like the world to reach your goals, aspirations or even friends! Be yourself, be true to the God who dwells in you. You are not alone, beautiful one.

It may seem like you are alone when no one else around you believes in what you do and sometimes you might question is all this “BE THE LIGHT” stuff really worth it? I can say, YES and also, remind you as the Lord reminded Elijah, you are not alone. When everyone else bowed to Baal and it seemed like only Elijah had enough zeal to follow the One True God and His commandments, the Lord spoke words of encouragement to him.

“So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”And he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life. Then the LORD said to him: “Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; ….. Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”1 Kings 19:13-15

Elijah felt alone, because He had concentrated on what he saw in front of him. What he didn’t see were those 7000 in Israel who had not bowed down to Baal and where Zealous of the Lord’s commandments as well! Aside from Jesus, who fills our loneliness, Elijah had brethren whom he did not see, but were also zealously serving the Lord and not Baal, He wasn’t alone! Let me remind you ladies, you are not alone. If you ever need encouragement to go on, find your brethren, mentors, counsellors in Christ and you will see you are not alone. Someone has already gone through what you are going through and the Lord let them go through it, to be an aid for your time of need.

Stand true to your faith, to your convictions, to modesty. Be the light, be different, spread the Gospel with everything you are. Represent the most High with honor and dignity and you will be rewarded in ways you could never repay.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wedding Options!


Today I wanted to share a little bit of my style with an outfit and hairdo I wore recently. I just travelled to B.C. to my brother’s wedding. It was a very nice wedding, and I really enjoyed my time there, meeting some really great people! So I had an outfit planned out to wear for the wedding but I didn’t “Love It”, so as soon as I got to B.C. we went to do some shopping with my mother. I really enjoy shopping with my mother. : ) Anyway, so I was able to pick up this simple but nice little number, it was fun!

What I Wore:



 Cardigan: Suzy Shier
Sparkly Aqua Top: Suzy Shier
Flowy Black Skirt: V V Boutique. ; P
Shoes: Sterling and gifted by my beautiful mom. (I LOVE STERLING SHOES!)


What my Hair looked like:

This hairdo was pretty easy to do! I was looking for some inspiration on Pinterest and found this picture! And then I also saw a video which you can find on this great blog "The Pentecostal LookBook" here, on how to do a sockbun, I had done this type of bun before, but never came out so clean looking! The sock bun is a great invention!!! And most of all this hairdo only took me 1 hour to do (that’s pretty short if you ask me for long hair – Straighten and Style). Quick and Easy. I did originally want the bun to be higher like in the inspiration picture, but it didn’t work out, next time, I shall do it higher though for sure.




Hair Accessories:
Lots of Finese Hairspray: Shoppers Drug Mart : p
Aqua Flower: Icing Accesories



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Modest Girl of the Week: Wendy

This Week’s Modest Girl is a little different. It’s a bit of a longer post, but really worth the read. I wanted you all to get a different perspective, of someone who has come to church later in life and was convicted with respect to Modesty. Here is her story. Be blessed.

Name: Wendy L.

Age: Thirty- Something (LOL)

Dressing Modestly since: About a Year ago

Anything you want to say about modesty:

I began to dress modestly approximately one year ago but it was not from one day to the next. Honestly, I still struggle with modesty every now and then. But if you knew me back then you would say I have come a long way. It's taken me a long journey to find out what is pleasing to God. I say long because I came to the feet of Jesus in 1996, I was 22. At that time I fell in love with Jesus and even began to reflect it in the way I dressed, naturally. Prior to that, it was all about being sexy. I did not grow up in a Christian home, I grew up with parents who would dress up sexy and go to parties. Parents who permed their hair with afros when that was in style LOL. Back to 1996, my modest dress didn't last long and neither did my church attendance. I was lured back into the world, but this time with the knowledge of a powerful and living God. I mean, I have always prayed to Jesus since I was a little girl but in 1996 was when He became real to me. Even though I was lured back into the world, I never did forget Him and still He did not forget me. My story is long but I will say that today, I know He has never left nor forsaken me and all I want to do is to abide in Him, to please Him, to be used by Him. It is the only place I want to be. The world has nothing to offer me....NOTHING! He has heard and answered my prayers. One of them being, to show me how to be a true Christian, a true follower....and that was when He led me to my present church where they not only "say" they love Him but "show" Him they love Him. I will never forget the first day I visited my church. From the moment I walked in I knew that God led me to the church of the early Christians. I felt God's presence like never before in a church and what I saw was pure and holy....God's people, a set apart people. You know, before I was led to this church I had done a little research about the early Christians because I knew that the early Christians were the true followers. He is truly amazing and faithful!! These verses have been engraved in my heart. "If you love me, you will keep my commandments". "Be holy, because I am holy". They convict me when I struggle with modesty. I am not anywhere near where I feel I should be, but one day it will all come so natural to me as I continue to fall deeper and deeper for Him. I am hoping that the day will come when "my beloved" will say "unto me, rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; the fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away". Song of Solomon 2:10-13

I have noticed that since I have been dressing modestly people have seen a change in me. Some like the change and some just can't get used to it LOL...but I am here to only please Him. I've been told that I have joy, peace, that I look so beautiful and that I look so Christian. People are careful not to swear around me. I get smiles from strangers on the street from both men and women. When in the past, men would look at me lustfully and women would give me the evil eye. I find that my effort to dress modestly has humbled me. "Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up". What a beautiful place to be :).

Thanks to the modest women at my church, especially the young ladies. You have all been an inspiration in my life. I thank God for you! You are truly daughters of the King! Thanks to my beautiful sister Natalie for asking me to be a part of this amazing blog even though I am new at this modesty walk. May God bless you IMMENSELY for your love and faithfulness to Him. Last but not least I thank Jesus my Lord and Saviour, my everything. I am nothing without you! I love you.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

You Are Beautiful, Yes YOU!


Today I just want to tell you that you are beautiful.
You are beautiful because, you are a princess of the One true living God. You are beautiful because the Creator spent time on you. You are beautiful because you fear and follow the commandments of the Lord. You are beautiful because you allow the Word of the Lord to speak to you and mold you, even when it hurts. You are beautiful because, you influence others in a positive way without even knowing it! You are beautiful because you don’t follow the patterns and ways of the World, but rather those of his Holy Book. You are beautiful because His spirit Dwells in you. You are beautiful because the sweetness of your words can turn pain into comfort. You are beautiful because you love even when you are not loved in return. You are beautiful because you don’t return hate with hate. You are beautiful because you dress your soul and body as royalty should dress, in representation of the Greatest King. You are beautiful, don’t doubt it at all. No other beauty compares to the one that lies within you, it is so great, it shines outwardly!
Beauty is not physical, true beauty comes from within, believe that. Dressing cute, nice, modest and all that jazz is fun and important, but let’s never forget that it all comes within to be expressed outwardly. Remember to always work on your inner beauty and let the Lord lead on our Character, conduct and mannerisms. That with each passing day, we can allow him to beautify our inner dress so that it reflects outwardly, who truly dwells in our hearts. A very good Treasure!

Luke 6:45

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”

Proverbs 31:30

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.”



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Modest Girl of the Week: Angie

Today's modest girl of the week. A girl I love dearly. So beautiful inside and out, a blessing to know her. Enjoy!



Name: Angie V

Age: 18

Dressing Modestly since: Well since I can remember, Forever? haha I grew up in church so it was something that I did my whole life. But it became a personal conviction when I was around 14.

Ministries: I sing in the church band & I am a sunday school teacher. : )

Anything you want to say about modesty: I love it!! Not only does it make you look beautiful, unique, different from the world but it is one of the things that truly pleases God. Modesty is one of the most important things in my life because it’s something that speaks to the world that there is something different in us as His children, The way we dress usually speaks for us, it is what makes us stand out! And if we serve a living God why not reflect it in the way we dress as well!? I love trying to dress modestly because I want to do my best to please God, and modesty is always a start! It’s also helped me a lot to spread God’s word to friends when they have asked me why I dress the way I do, it’s a great way to start a conversation! I really do encourage modesty, It's beautiful, unique and set's us apart from the world. : )




Monday, August 13, 2012

Worship and Modesty


A while ago I was watching some videos that were filmed during service for our church Youtube channel, for those who don’t know me, I’m the Worship leader at our church. I love the band, they are so awesome, it’s such a privileged to work with them, such a God-loving and talented team. Okay enough bragging, but I just love them, thank God for them, etc. Ha ha……As I was watching I realized that yes, sometimes, I do move a whole lot during praise. LOL…well I already knew this, but it’s another thing to look at yourself. Aside from thinking how funny I looked, as I was watching, I realized how important it is to keep modesty in mind when you are going to be ministering at the altar or even just praising at the bench! But I guess when you are at the Altar, there are more eyes on you. Some of the things I was doing I was like, if I was wearing a skirt above the knee or even just at the knee, I might have shown something I didn’t want to show! Or even if I was wearing a shirt that would rise up too high when I was lifting my hands or opened too wide if I happened to bend during worship (yes I do crazy stuff…I didn’t even know!) I might accidently show more than I ever intended to show! So this made me be more aware of what I choose to wear when I worship. I started thinking, I don’t want my clothing to stop me from worshipping with freedom but I don’t want to be showing stuff my brothers & sisters don’t need to see! So if my skirt is too short or my shirt is going to be an issue, than I just won’t wear it for service OR I will pin things in place, if that’s all it takes! I can’t let anything stop me from giving to God what’s rightfully His, my unchained praise! If what I’m wearing is going stop me in anyway, I thought, that becomes somewhat of an idol, because we are putting that before God. If we are aware our clothing could look immodest when we are jumping, waving our hands, etc., so we stop praising freely because of that, then, in my humble opinion, we shouldn’t wear those clothing items. We go to church to praise the Lord of Lords! We need to take advantage of that time to the max and not let anything stop us.

So anyway, I wanted to share my little story with you, maybe it’s something you never thought about but it may be something important to think about. Maybe do a little practice praise at home, in front of a mirror with your outfit to see how you would look in church. I know it sounds funny, but sometimes, these funny things, cause save us some embarrassment later! I know it has definitely for me. Oh Lord. Make sure your heart is ready and your wardrobe is ready for the Pentecostal parties ahead!

And this is a pic of me eating the microphone. This was a very special day in the presence of the Lord.


Picture taken by Sister Cindy. She takes pretty good pics, visit her here.



Thursday, August 9, 2012

Re-Define Fashion Challenge!

Sometimes in life following God’s word and preaching God’s word, will cause you both friends and enemies. Same goes for Modesty and it’s principles. There will be many out there, who will try to persuade you away from this lifestyle, because in their personal view, this lifestyle is not attractive and can’t stand someone to be different because it makes them aware of their own sin and don’t like it (“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts” – Proverbs 21:2). However, we must always remember who we are aiming to please with our lives is God, not man. Some things that try to persuade us could include, family, friends, mentors, social media, etc. As dressing modestly for some, can seem pretty boring and old fashioned. But reality is that Modesty in a Lady brings out certain features that dressing immodestly would distract people from seeing in her.

One thing we must remember and always have clear, those who are determining the latest fashions and styles are not thinking of pleasing God, but rather the human eye, which naturally desires those things which are lustful, sexy, and flaunting. It’s very rare to find a piece of clothing that you can wear on it’s on without having to add something to it to make it modest.So maybe dressing modestly (depending on your defintion of fashion!) is actually not really fashionable because, now in days the definition of fashion is more about what your showing (cleavage, tightness, shortness)! But, I can tell you this, a lady dressed modestly, can certainly look young and beautiful.

Modesty is honouring in a lady. It’s admiring that a lady can be able to cover up and still look gorgeous. A girl who can do this, can demonstrate that she is sure of herself enough to not have to show her body, to be able to be considered pretty. It’s admiring that a lady can grab someone’s attention and stand out not because of what she’s flaunting, but because her beautiful spirit is reflected in the way she speaks, conducts herself and dresses.

Don’t let magazine, T.V., social media convince you that the way you are dressing is boring and out-of-style. Modesty, will never be out of style for the Lord and for his people who desire to please Him. At this rate, soon nudity will be what’s in style and is that really even style??! Stand out and be different, don’t let that happen. Wherever we go, make it point to stand out! Let us be the Trend-setters, let us re-defined what fashion should really be about, clothing - not lack thereof.  If we go to the mall, to the street, wherever we are and if we are looking pretty much like our neighbours, maybe it’s time for a wardrobe change (unless they are Apostolic too! LOL)?

Challenge: I challenge you to join the movement to re-define Fashion! Change your closet, 1 garment at a time. What can you do to Modest-fy your current wardrobe? Maybe add layers underneath or on top. Maybe add some fabrics to skirts. Maybe make skirts from pants! I challenge you to do so and post here or on our FB Group Page, how you wore something modestly! If you already dress modestly but still want to share what you do, please do so!

Jeremiah 15:19 - "You must influence them; do not let them influence you!" - (NLT)

 
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