Monday, March 11, 2013

Chevroned Adventures

Hey y'all! Hope your weekend has been great! Yesterday was just a plain ol' happy day. Great sermon, yummy lunch, amazing weather, a grand photoshoot adventure, and awesome friends to hang out with. :)

There's a super long and high railroad bridge about 25 minutes away that we went and took pictures on. It was so windy! I'm sorry for posting my chevron skirt twice in a row- It's a favorite! Here's what I wore to church:

Cardigan: Thrift store, $1
Tank top: Target, $6
Halftee: Halftee.com
Skirt: Made by me, about $13 for fabric
Belt: Came from a pair of pants years ago (it's sparkly. :D)
Hat: Sears, $3
Boots: SteinMart, $30
You can't see them, but I also wore huge brushed silver chandelier earrings from Walmart :)

This week's sermon passage was Romans 2:25-3:4 where Paul is still emphasizing the darkness of our hearts and how utterly depraved we are. When our hearts grow cold in the faith, we dilute the doctrine of original sin which always leads to a distortion of the doctrine of salvation. We must go through the darkness and weightiness of viewing our sin to see the light. We can't just be "good people", count our church membership as a guarantee of heaven, and/or assume we are saved. Paul sets us straight in this passage-- we must understand our need of a Savior!
Verses 1-4 are arguments Paul knows his readers have regarding the value of actual circumcision since it is a matter of the heart as he had said in 2:29. "Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?" His answer is, "Don't question God." The premise of these questions ("What advantage has the Jew? What if some of them were unfaithful?") are right, but we must be very careful in how our logic flows so we don't reach the wrong conclusions. "Let God be true though every one were a liar". God does not change, and we must hold to the unchangeable truths of God. Don't question Him, question your conclusions if they compromise His attributes. :) There is no good in us, and the Lord's faithfulness should never be questioned.

Hope you have a fantastic week! What kinds of crazy places has the quest for a great picture taken you? How was your Lord's Day? I love reading your comments! Wish I could reply to them all. :) Blessings!


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33 comments :

  1. Beautiful outfit, Olivia! I love long maxi skirts like yours and even better chevron ones! I just so enjoy your posts- they are very encouraging to me. :)

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  2. I love your outfit! So cute. I recently purchased two chevron maxi skirts ($5 at Target, on clearance-hooray!! :D) but decided to wait until summer to wear them because of their weight... and now your post has inspired me to wear them in the winter! Blessings!

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  3. Your cardigan matches the trestle bridge well!

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  4. Cute outfit! I had a lovely Lord's day. After church I spent the afternoon beginning my New Testament Studies class. Then I went back to church in the evening for bible study.

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  5. Super cute, Olivia! I love how you paired the different colors together and I especially like the skirt. =) Blessings!

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  6. this outfit is so pretty and lovey. I LOVE that skirt!! :)

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  7. Beautiful outfit!! I love your skirt and the location is amazing!
    Have a wonderful joy filled day!
    ♥Michelle

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  8. Great job on making that skirt. It looks fabulous on you. AND YAY for $1 thrifted cardigan, i'm a thrifting junkie so i love to see people's great finds.

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  9. Cute outfit, Olivia!
    Awesome photos!
    Hmm..let me see..a trash can in front of Arby's drive thru! I had limited time and hadn't posted in over a week! In my defense, you couldn't tell it was a trash can-it looked like a brick wall in the photos ;).
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  10. I like this outfit. I never would have thought to pair the purple cardigan with the gray skirt, blue(?) shirt and blue hat, but really like the way it looks! You are very creative! :)

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  11. Cute outfit and cool location!
    A couple years back, my sister and I thought it would be cool to take pictures of eachother standing on piles of snow in the middle of a freezing northern winter with short sleeves and barefeet! Fortunately, we didn't suffer from frost bite or anything, even though we were out there a little too long, but we have wised up a little since then...I think. :)

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  12. Great pictures! I don't mind if you posted the same skirt twice in a row~ It's just so lovely on you :)


    our pastor talked about how to weave the "threads" of the gospel into our everyday conversations. We need to be sharing the gospel EVERY single day with every person we come in contact with. This week, he specifically talked about the urgency of eternity. everyone will spend eternity in one of the two places: heaven or hell. It was a really powerful sermon! If you want to watch some of last week's sermons, just go to this link:

    http://www.brookhills.org/media/series/threads/

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  13. I LOVE THAT SKIRT!

    Where did you get the fabric?

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  14. I LOVE your skirt!! I can see why you would want to wear it 2 days in a row. :) I know I would. Hmm... it would make a great tutorial, don't you think? Hint, hint. :) I now want to make myself a chevron skirt. :)

    I have never taken any pictures of myself in anywhere too crazy. I really like your railroad pictures, it looks really cool. :) My Lord's Day was great! We are on a family Missions trip and is visiting some relatives in FL. Lovely weather, and so much fun being with family! :)

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  15. I love the pictures of you on the train tracks. I hope you enjoy your week. Jesus loves you!!!!!!
    -Hannah

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  16. I love the railroad Bridge! Also, your outfit.
    E.R.S.

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  17. I LOVE this outfit combination! Chevron is so awesome...
    What if a train came, when you were on the bridge...? ;)

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  18. hi Olivia! Nice blog and I'm the newest follower. Modesty is always in fashion. Don't let anyone say it isn't. Come on over and see my fashionista attempts/actions/whatever they are. I just love to get my style at thrift shops, that's all.

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  19. Loving that skirt!
    P.S. modest, adorable skirt giveaway here!: http://rachelcoker.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/hannah-everly-designs-giveaway/

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  20. I really enjoy reading your blog. Your posts are always putting new style idea combinations in my head! I am also really glad that you share other young women's outfits. It's so encouraging knowing I'm not the only one trying to dress modestly for God's glory.

    This skirt is so cute! I love stripes.

    Just curious, but is the brunette young woman in the background your sister?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Leah

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  21. I love your skirt! What pattern did you use? Also what fabric is it, looks like knit. I've been wanting to do a knit skirt for a while now, maybe this is the way to go! :)

    God bless.
    Ashley

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  22. I love the skirt! You are really talented Olivia! Great job!

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  23. I love your outfit...so cute! The grey chevron with maroon is adorable!

    Rebekah

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  24. This is a really pretty outfit, and I really like your hat!

    I love listening to sermons taken from Romans, it is one of my favorite books from the Bible. There is so much to learn there!

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  25. Oh wow, Olivia...you are so classy and pretty in that outfit! It's got to be my favourite so far :)
    And that railroad location is very cool!

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  26. Love your skirt! What pattern did you use?!?! Also love your blog... :)

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  27. Wow, love it! I love the scenery! An' your hat, too! It's pretty funky! I like how you put your shirt, sweater, and skirt to look casual and comfy, plus stylish too! Have a nice week!

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  28. I love this skirt! What pattern did you use? Lovely backdrop. :)

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  29. You made that skirt? Crazy! Love it!
    Found you via plane pretty!
    I'm at http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/
    Carolyn

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  30. Lovely combo : oxblood + chevron = love ! And your pics are pretty awesome ! I definitly love this kind of bridge !
    Can't wait to read your last A+A !
    Blessings from France (with lots of snow ;-))

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  31. You are absolutely ADOOORABLE! I just found your blog through Little Birdie Blessings.

    I am a mama of two daughters and a son and my girls and I were just pouring over your blog. One of my girls will be 17 soon and has been asking me if I knew any good blogs for girls that she would like.

    Well, we found one :D !

    Have a blessed day!

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  32. Hey Olivia!
    On your last post you mentioned going to a wedding. Well, I had some friends get married in your neck of the woods on the same day!! I was wondering if you could tell me just the first names of the couple! It would be super awesome if you were at the same wedding! :D
    -Maddie

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  33. Love the location. Lovely outfit, too! And the pictures are great.

    xo,
    RN
    rachelnicoleblog.com

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Fresh Modesty is fashion blog which encourages girls to "Dress outside your box, but inside His Book!" I allow anonymous comments so those without accounts can comment, but I would really appreciate it if you would identify yourself by some form of a name. :) Thank you for taking the time to comment!