Sep 8, 2009

On the first day... Eve created a vest....

DISCLAIMER:

I base my decisions on what to wear on three things....

1. God's Word.
2. Nate's opinion.
3. My heart.

I have many sisters in Christ, in varying churches, with varied opinions on modesty. I try to not gauge myself compared to anyone else. I continually gauge myself on the three things above, and I do not and cannot judge anyone else but me. More times than I want to admit, I have had judgmental feelings and then they do or say something from their heart that humbles me and makes me realize that I was looking on the outside and God was looking at our hearts. And I was the one that was sinning.

Please remember that my posts are my opinion and they might not be yours. But I know that we have three things in common... we desire to be a blessing to our families, we desire to know Jesus more intimately, and we read blogs for inspiration. I want nothing more than to have some fun dressing Eve and getting some ideas out of my head.... To God be all the glory.

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Introducing Eve....

I have named my mannequin Eve for obvious reasons.

She remembers her days in the garden and how glorious her life was before...
Before sin.

She has wide hips from bearing children, her work is never done, she is responsible for feeding Cain and Abel (who argue all the time,) and to be honest, she wishes that she could pop some Fruit into the microwave every night.

And now she has to worry about clothes, of all things. As if she isn't busy enough. Fig leaves worked for a while, but then Adam thought they were immodest.

Fall is approaching rapidly and Eve needs some new clothes. God didn't tell them how brisk fall evenings can be...

So she began thinking.....

She needed a sweater. No, not quite yet. She needed a sweater without sleeves. Yes, that's it! A vest.

She loved the multi-colored vest that her son, Boden, made. But he charged a lot of money for something that awesome.


Her daughter, J. Jill, knew her taste, but she would have to can a lot of vegetables to pay for that. So she sighed.

She would have to depend on her son, Good Will.
Good Will always has something she can afford.

She was in luck. Will rummaged around and found a homemade knitted vest in her favorite color of the season... purple.

Then Will said, "Sorry, Mom, there are no more vests here, but maybe Dad would like this sweater made from the wool of a ram?" And she thought, "Forget Dad. I could wash that thing in hot water then dry it so it will shrink, and then I'll cut off the sleeves...."


So she did.

Adam just rolled his eyes and said, "Thank goodness for Good Will."

And then Eve rested. She had another week until her vests were dirty and she had to find something else to wear.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

very creative, of course - Joni. Love the outfit and yes it is modest.

Kelsey said...

Totally Cute Joni! I love the idea of shrinking the sweater and cutting the sleeves off!

regina said...

this is a great, creative post of course...but just as I was basking in the glory of the Lord...old satan landed on my other shoulder and whispered..."you're beautiful, Eve, but who's that petite, skinny little thing beside you, she's sooo cute" (the little cutie pie in the last pic on the left hand side)

Kay Ann Wilson said...

i have to say, i had no idea that you were so entertaining. :-) love the purple vest ensemble!

lisa said...

ok, Miss Joni. You are going to have to give details. details. love your writing style, but this time we need details just in case my son Will finds a deal like that. What did you do to the edges? At the neck and sleeves. You are quite creative.
I think I'm going to enjoy getting to know Eve!!
Blessings!

Minister Grace said...

Lisa... that's the beauty of shrinking wool.. it turns into boiled wool that does not fray. I just cut it. Period. No more details needed! :)

hubbardgirl said...

adam should be very proud of eve. she has dressed herself very modestly, and her son will has helped her do this at a fraction of the cost that those other two siblings would have charged. eve looks ready for the day....

Amber said...

This Eve thinks that maybe she may need a warm article of clothing!

lisa said...

well blow me over. If that isn't cool! Hmmm...may have to find me a wool sweater to boil!

Anonymous said...

May I say that it looks very tacky (fashion aside) to leave shirt tails and under shirts hanging out. This fad was created to draw attention to our hips. C'mon ladies, lets truly be ladies of modesty and not embrace the fads of the society we live in. Jesus calls us to a higher standard.

Jill Elaine said...

Love your writing Joni! Truly an inspiration.

And I just have to respond to the last anonymous commenter before me - I disagree with you! Those shirts on the outside COVER the curves. You tuck that thing in and every bulge and curve comes out of hiding. So I am very thankful that it's the 'thing' to do.
And I also want to go on record saying that it's best to sign your name...please.

Keep the great posts coming Joni!
Jill

Minister Grace said...

Thanks to all of you for commenting. I appreciate different opinions and it has caused me to think and dig in to God's Word where our standards should come from. I agree that we have been called to shine as lights in a dark world and I desire we can all do this, whether your shirt tail is in or out.

Anonymous said...

Minister Grace,

I don't know you, but you seem to have a sweet, calm personality. May God bless you as you search His word so that you can glorify Him in your clothing choices.

Would you rather people sign their names on your blog as Jill Elaine suggested?

Also, if I may ask Jill Elaine a question regarding her comment to anonymous: Who dictates that it is the "thing to do" to leave shirt tails hanging out?

And be not conformed(to the fashions of this world), but be ye transformed by renewing your minds.

God go with you, Minister Grace, in your quest for modest dress.

amber said...

Therefore if any man judge, he to shall be judged.