braided updo again! Simple pearl earrings, bracelets I never can find anything to match, and yellow fingernails were my accessories. I chose a pair of shoes I don't get to wear very often with a 1940's feel and that was that.
Dress: Sears ($4)
Underlayer: Halftee (Review here)- totally made this dress a breeze to wear. The armholes are a little big and a tank wouldn't have done much, plus it would have been too bulky under the clingy dress.
Shoes: Payless ($7)
Hat: Target ($20) - it feels like I wear this hat all the time (maybe I just try it with every outfit and end up not wearing it?) but I haven't blogged it since October! My all time favorite.
Bracelets: Birthday gift
Nail polish: WalllllllyWorld
We got back to our Romans sermon series yesterday. The text was Romans 3:19-24 where Paul explains justification. As a side note, in Paul's long sentence from verses 22-25, there are many terms that may go over our heads. We may be tempted to just gloss over them, but God expects us to learn the language of Scripture. In that sentence alone there are at least nine theological words which bring so much more meaning to what is being said and reveal more of the Father to us; righteousness, faith, justified, grace, redemption, propitiation, His blood, passed over, and forbearance. I thought I knew enough about these to understand the sentence, but to have them explained and expounded, wow! I would encourage you to study theology and to embrace hard concepts. It's so worth it!
Salvation is all about God. It begins with Him (we cannot truly seek Him without Him first choosing us), continues with Him, and ends with Him. It's His promises, His covenant. He is the Alpha and Omega. It's not about us at all. There's no talent we have that made God choose us. It's about the Lord, His glory, His purposes, His joy. And we get some amaaazing benefits along the way. ;)
I so wish I could re-explain justification as it was so beautifully taught to me yesterday. The Gospel is so amazing. I shall never tire from hearing it and delving deeper into it's depths and His love for me.
Well, I've got things to accomplish today both around the house and on the internet. I'm reeeeeally hoping to reply to all your emails this week. Also, check back near the weekend for a new blog design and hopefully a Friends of Fresh Modesty! Have a fabulous day!