Frumps to Pumps: Modesty, It’s Not What You Think

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This is a loaded topic, yet I have to compliment the author for handling this beautifully. She points out that in Greek modesty means being properly and orderly dressed as well as discretion or having a sense of shame. Basically, we are called to look nice, not frumpy but not disgraceful. I appreciate that the author leaves it to the reader to decide what this means. For me, this means I don’t feel uncomfortably exposed, but neither do I feel like I’m wearing so much clothing that I can’t function. Even in winter, when I layer for warmth, I try to keep it thin layers. Thick, bulky clothing just keeps me lying on the coach.

Inspiration I’ve Imbibed

Being modest is not just about what I cover up, but also being orderly and making an effort in my dress. To paraphrase the author, I shouldn’t feel proud or frumpy. I have often felt frumpy in the past but I need to be careful that I don’t combat that by becoming proud of NOT being frumpy. That isn’t the point.

Challenges I’ve Pursued

The author challenges us to re-examine our wardrobes and the motivations behind the various items of clothing. Why do we wear these things? Are our reasons honorable? We should make changes accordingly. I need to ask myself, does the way I dress line up with my personal values?

So we’re almost done with this challenge. Are you still getting dressed each day? Are you finding the joy that comes with it?

Next- Frumps to Pumps:  Beautiful, Artful, You

Week 1 : Join the Challenge

Week 2: Know Your Why

Week 3: Dress Differently, Act Differently

Week 4: Prophesy Hope Through Accountability

Week 5: Make the Decision

Week 6: Find Your “Earrings”

Week 7: Focus Your Eyes

Week 8: A Moment of Silence for Showers

Week 9: Roll Up Your Sleeves

Week 10: Discipline

Week 11: Too Tired to Get Dressed

Week 12: Dressing in Freedom

Week 13: Is Being “Cute” Biblical?

Week 14: Imperishable Beauty

Week 15: For the Fun of It

Week 16: Fighting the Lure of Cozy

Week 17: A Quiet Spirit

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