Friday, March 25, 2011

Rethinking Modesty: Another Great Link

I have been studying and meditating quite a lot lately on our recent subject of modesty. I even completed my inductive Bible study on our passage, which is eye-opening and heart-changing, but I don't have time this morning to post it. Really quickly, I want to share with you a post (from a blogger I don't know) that I just happened to run across from a Facebook link this morning. Well-written and with all the feisty indignation that I appreciate, from a mom whose is set to fight the forces that want children to be tiny adults. The blog post is not specifically about modesty, but then again, IT IS. So much of our spiritual battle within this world is about modesty...or at least it begins with modesty. Versus a lack thereof.

Get fired up. This is important.

Back with the actual inductive Bible study later...I hope you'll join in!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rethinking Modesty

I want to point you guys to a blog with great spiritual thoughts in general...and the last few days, great thoughts on modesty, specifically. It's such a touchy subject and I think Jennifer Gerhardt is handling it very admirably. She's allowing me to pass it on and I hope you will do the same. Meditate on it, pray about it, and pass it on. Because modesty is not a superficial's a heart problem, if we're honest with ourselves...

Check out her first post about this subject...and be sure to read the subsequent postings with really fantastic quotes afterwards. (In case you didn't catch that, many of the words in the last sentence are links.)

Things have been quite busy around here lately, what with the tea party planning starting up again...I have gotten behind in assigning new verses for the next inductive Bible study and I haven't done the second post in the hospitality series. Or the giveaway. Not that I don't have plans running out of my ears for all of this! So many that it's difficult to focus sometimes...seriously. I've made a Google calendar, which I'm totally enjoying, but I keep having to rearrange things from one day to the next because I haven't been able to get everything done and still hold a cute Maltipoo on my lap. (We puppysat the last two weekends and loved having Lily around!)

Anyway...I'll stop making excuses now and go ahead and tell you about the next passage for our Bible study. I want it to go along with the modesty posts above.

Do not let your adorning be external, 
the braiding of hair 
and the putting on of gold jewelry,
or the clothing you wear,
But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart
with the imperishable beauty of a gentle
and quiet spirit,
which in God's sight is very precious.

I Peter 3:3-4 (English Standard Version)

I hope you'll join us in the study of this verse by completing an inductive Bible study (instructions in this post)...both in examining the actual verse and also in exploring what it means for us today. And here's something to ponder...what about men? This verse was geared toward women, but feel free to do some extra studying/thinking about modesty in men, too.

As with last time, I'd love for you to blog about this inductive Bible study and link back to this post. Go ahead and bring in any other verses to help also. Do multiple posts if you need to. We'll meet up again in about a week to pool our links together, so that we can all benefit from each other's study.

Happy Wednesday!