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

Did you hear about the contest?

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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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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Modest Girl of the Week and Shop News

Did you hear the news? The shop is finally open! Visit us here for more Info. Exciting!

And now for the Modest Girl of this week, I’m really loving her outfit, she such a cute girl, with a sweet personality, and I absolutely must say, I love the way she worships. Without further ado we present:

Name: Carolina S

Age: 18

Dressing Modestly Since: Since I grew up in church since birth :) lol but I became more interested in it at about 14.

Ministries: Singer in my church band

Anything you want to say about Modesty: I love doing the best I can to dress modestly! I've learned that It really has a big impact in your life. Not only do people respect you more when dressed modestly but they automatically see a difference in you. If you dress modestly it lets the world know that you are different from them, That God dwells in you and that you are his child. We have been given a great privilege. We are his set-apart people, we are his children. I hope that I am always visibly different from the world and recognized as a true follower of God. :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Nadia's Modesty Walk

One of my goals with this blog is to enable my readers to read stories about other ladies and how they stay modest and their tips! In an effort to show the world that there are plenty of young girls out there who desire to live in Modesty, I want this blog to not only reflect my modesty walk but that of others. With that said, today, the beautiful Nadia H. will share with us her Modesty Walk. It’s a great Read, enjoy.

  "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight." - 1 Peter 3:3, 4

Sitting here reflecting on where I was and where I am today, I am truly thankful. Thankful for God’s mercy and grace without which I would not be alive. I am not perfect, not even close, but God is working on me .He has done so much for me so the least I can do is live to please him in words, actions, thoughts and MODESTY!!

Yes that’s right; by dressing modestly I know I am pleasing my father. I want to reflect him in everything I do, want people to see Christ when they look at me, want them to see something different from what they are used to seeing in the world. Modesty to me means being pure, unique, conservative, humble, holy and separated from the world. Our bodies are the temples of God so we should dress it as such.

No it wasn’t always easy being “separated”. And oh boy all the questions you have to answer…”why do you dress like that? how can you be comfortable in a skirt?? And the most frequently asked question….Are you part of a cult?? “ LOL As a kid growing up in UPCI denomination, I wore nothing but long dresses and skirts. That was easy especially since I had two older sisters who I looked up to that dressed modestly and never cared what everyone else wore. They always made me feel beautiful when I lacked confidence and had my doubts about wanting to fit in, or not wanting to attend school sporting activities because I knew everyone else would be in pants and I’d be the odd one in a dress. That didn’t bother me at all.

However I think there’s a big difference with being made to or feel obligated because of your church or family to dress modestly and doing it because of your own convictions from God and that’s what I learnt in my late teenage years when the pressure to fit in was at its peak and my self-confidence was at an all time low. I admit I did drop my standards sometimes and wore what I wasn’t supposed to but I always felt convicted and somewhat ashamed to go into God’s presence. I felt a vast distance between God and I. And I think that just shows how important Modesty is. I couldn’t understand how people from different churches can wear short skirts or pants and still feel the presence of God; but I guess it all comes down to what you’re taught and your personal convictions. If the Holy Spirit truly resides in us, to lead us, it would not allow us to display your bodies and cause our brothers to lust. It gives us wisdom.

For girls who value and live by the rules of modesty; I think it is very important to find a guy who shares these same modesty values as you when looking for a husband or you will feel pressured to dress to please them and not God. That’s where being equally yoked is also extremely important. I’m thankful I found my “Pente Guy” who would encourage me and help me decide what is appropriate or modest enough. My modest rules that I try to follow includes skirts should be below my knees when sitting, sleeves must be to my elbows, no pants, no makeup, no jewelry, basically be covered up and comfortable as possible.

I encourage all my sisters who will read this and myself to always remember you are a child of the most high King, know who you are in him and don’t sell yourself short by dressing like you’re any ordinary girl out there. God bless you!!!

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