Friday, June 12, 2009

Fashion Advice - Bible Version

My sister (My ADHD Me) posted her fashion advice meme, that she borrowed from Suburb Sanity.

So here is my Bible Version. :-)

1)Who is your fashion icon?

The Proverbs 31 Woman - -

Proverbs 31:25 -- She is clothed with strength and dignity.

2)What piece of clothing could you not live without?

The Full Armor of God --

Eph 6:13-17 -- Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

3)What is your definition of Couture?

Proverbs 31:22 -- She is clothed in fine linen and purple.

4)Your thoughts on east vs. west coast style.

They are as far apart as the followers of God are from their sins....

Psalm 103:11, 12 -- So great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

5)Your advice on how to be comfortable in your own skin.

God made you wonderfully! He loves you!

Psalm 139:13, 14 -- For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

6)Where do you get your inspiration for your posts?

The Bible, of course.

7)How would you rock out on the catwalk?

With Bible in hand...not to mention black peep-toe platform heels. ;-)

Chatty Kelly

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thankful Thursday - 6/11

1. I'm thankful for time spent with my in-laws (in-loves). The kids love them and it's quality time for sure.

2. I'm thankful that my in-laws are now safe in an assisted living facility. I'm so sad they had to move, but so happy they're safe with constant assistance right there.

3. I'm thankful my brother is pet-sitting for me. My dog, Buddy, is a real people dog and I was sick at the thought of leaving him in a kennel. Now he's home & happy with my brother. I love my dog alot. And my brother's even sent me videos & pics of the dog while I was gone. Now that's a pet-sitter!

4. I'm thankful we're coming home tomorrow. I am ready.

5. I'm thankful that I've been able to check out some blogs this week. It's been tough getting PC time in between packing up the in-laws, so know I've been visiting but not too much commenting this week. Thanks for your patience.

What are you thankful for this week?
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Chatty Kelly

Monday, June 8, 2009

Faith Like Noah

The rain fell in torrents as I drove into the parking lot of my daughter’s preschool. We ran from the car to the doors, but were soaked by the time we entered the building. My clothes stuck uncomfortably to my body, and I felt every bit the drowned rat.

I dropped my daughter off safely in her classroom. As I was leaving I jokingly told the preschool director “I’m off to build an ark!” She replied, “Well you better hurry because it’s already raining.”

That caused me to think. When God told Noah to build an ark, it likely was a beautiful, sunny day. No doubt the people laughed at Noah as he built this ark; 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. Yet Noah had faith. The bible says, “Noah did everything just as God commanded him.” (Genesis 6:22 NIV) He built an ark in the sunshine.

I wish I could be more like Noah. When God calls on me to do something for him, how often do I wait for the rain first? “Send me a sign if that’s really what you want, God.” If Noah had asked God for a sign, surely it would have begun to rain. And Noah would have had to build his ark in the rain. The tools would be slippery in his hands, his clothes uncomfortably sticking to him. His hair, matted to his head. But no, not Noah. He had the warm sunshine to work in…no doubt whistling while he worked.

And here I am…in the rain. How much easier would my life be if I could respond to God’s call immediately? Without a sign. Without the rain. And yet even as I work in the rain, I know God will be sending the rainbow soon enough.

But the next time God asks me to do something, I hope I can have a faith like Noah. A faith to do everything just as God commands, without a sign. That faith will allow me to work in the sunshine. And not end up all wet.

Chatty Kelly