Awk+Awe post this week but I just found out I'm going to a camp with friends tomorrow through Saturday. :D La la la life goes on...
One of the blessings to happen was meeting the Blimey Cow family. They're so kind and Jordan even shared my facebook page on his wall-- maybe some of you are reading this as a result of that! Thank y'all for liking Fresh Modesty!
Also a huge welcome to my new readers as a result of the Teach Them Diligently conference! I had such an encouraging time meeting and talking with so many wonderful people. Thank you for taking the time to stop by!
Why do you think God tells us so much about how He saves us? He could just do it and not tell us about how Jesus took our sins upon Himself, or how He stands in our place, or how He lived a sinless life, or how we deserve Hell. But, if we didn't realize how dead in our sins we are, or how God is the One who does the saving, then what's our natural tendency? Even knowing this, sometimes we think, "Oh, well, I can do this for God's kingdom and that's why He saved me." No. no. no. God saved you in spite of yourself. Do you think God needs you? Think again. We have absolutely nothing to boast about. Do you find yourself thinking, "Oh, if only this celebrity would be saved! They could do so much for God's kingdom!" We forget that Jesus used fishermen to turn the world upside down. He doesn't share His glory.
Sinclair Ferguson has said that "saving faith has no constructive energy. It is completely reliant on another." Completely reliant on another. I need to live that.
First, I wore a Halftee. These are comfortable half-shirts that stop right under your bust, making them less bulky to wear than a regular t-shirt. They sent me this one to review several months ago, but I'm looking to buy some more colors soon. So flexible.
Next, instead of tying the built-in ribbon ties in the back like they're supposed to go, I tied the bow in the front so that when I wore a cardigan it wouldn't be bulky. It also added some cute to be able to see it. ;)
Lastly, I wore a cardigan because this dress is a bit too tight in the top for my standards. That's the nature of strapless dresses, unfortunately, but yay for cardigans. :D
Dress: Thrift store: $7
Shoes: Thrift store: $2
Necklace: My mom's ;)
Hat that I totally couldn't find for pictures: This one.
How do you make a strapless dress modest? What was your sermon about?