Tuesday, April 29, 2008

20 Days of Prayer Challenge

Prayer Challenge

Miss Jocelyn has begun a 20 days of prayer challenge, beginning May 1st. For twenty days, you pick a country to pray for.
Miss Jocelyn's suggestions on what to pray for include:
  • that God’s Word would reach the people
  • The people would accept it
  • The salvation of the people
  • The leadership of the country
  • The false religions to fail
If you are interested in joining, please visit her blog! Prayer is powerful!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Strawberry fun!

My family went strawberry picking at a nearby strawberry farm this morning. Aside from the fact that we picked about 12 lbs. of delicious, mouth-watering strawberries, I had fun capturing some cute pictures. Here are a few I can share...

In the fields

Luke is looking for the perfect strawberry :)

Excited and ready to pick!

Katie finds the art of picking

Look mom! There's a good one!

Father and Son

Which to pick?

Keeping up with big sister


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Feelin' Feminine week review

I believe it is customary to give some sort of review of the “Feelin’ Feminine Week”. I have to pronounce that it was fantastic! My opinion is that skirts and dresses make me feel more feminine, so I prefer to wear them over pants or capris. In fact, I received a comment from my dad conveyed something like this, “Allison, you and your sister have accomplished your goal this week. You have looked more feminine in your dress.” My dad prefers us to wear skirts and dresses, so I do too!

There is one thing that hinders girls I believe from doing stuff like this, (I say this from experience) that it seems like you can’t do so many things if you are wearing a skirt or dress. You believe you will feel limited in what you can do. But it is quite the opposite! I say from experience from the last months that is possible to do almost anything in a skirt or dress. One thing I don’t suggest though is climbing trees or riding a bike, unless you have a pair of long shorts or capris underneath. :) (no, I haven't tried it) If those are the reasons that have lingered your decision, I encourage you to just try it! You’ll find that it isn’t that hard. I do prefer skirts that flow out though, and not pencil skirts and dresses, because those are harder to walk and do things in.

Modesty is another important thing to factor in when wearing skirts or dresses. As long as you stay away from short skirts and high slits, it's pretty easy to stay just as modest or more than in pants.

So if you haven't attempted the Feelin' Feminine Week, please try!!! After the week, ask your dad if he prefers you to wear skirts or pants. In fact, ask yourself the same question after a week of it! I think most agree that all girls look more feminine in skirts and dresses!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Feelin' Feminine Challenge: Saturday - No Picture

Sorry, I neglected to get a picture of today's outfit in the midst of the busyness. I simply wore a dark jean skirt similar to my light jean one posted below but ankle length. Because I was doing chores and some outside work, I just wore a gray "America" t-shirt. And that was my outfit! No, I usually don't wear t-shirts like my America t-shirt and the Sunday afternoon t-shirt with skirts, but occasionally I will, especially if I'm going to be working and don't want to get some of my other shirts dirty or messed up. :)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Feelin' Feminine Challenge: Friday's Outfit

And my outfit for today is.... a brown t-shirt with my blue jean skirt. I have two pictures. :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Feelin' Feminine Challenge: Thursday's Outfit

Today I wore a blue jean jumper with a navy blue t-shirt. I like this jumper because it's not plain, but has some pretty ribbon sewn through it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Feelin' Feminine Challenge: Wednesday's Outfit

Today was a really busy day, so I've just now uploaded the picture of my outfit. I wore a khaki skirt with a striped t-shirt.

*Once I've posted each outfit of this week, please comment and tell me which is your favorite!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Feelin' Feminine Challenge: Tuesday's Outfit

And today's outfit is.... a red t-shirt with a patterned "flare" skirt. I love skirts like these because they're so easy to move in!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Feelin' Feminine Challenge - Monday's outfit

Today's outfit is a khaki jumper with a light blue striped shirt. My favorite color is light blue... can you tell yet? :)

Feelin' Feminine Challenge - Sunday afternoon's outfit

After church, this is the outfit I wore for the rest of the day- a jean skirt with my "You have set my heart free!" t-shirt.

Feelin' Feminine Challenge

I decided to take part in the Feelin’ Feminine Challenge, as I have seen other bloggers do. I’m not the only one doing it this week however, because my sister and some other girls in our church are joining with us. I believe this will make it much more enjoyable and meaningful, because then we can discuss what it was like and the differences between skirts and pants. Wearing skirts and dresses is not completely new for me though, because usually half or more of each week I wear skirts or dresses. I’ll post the pictures of my outfits from neck down :) . I’m excited! If you have not already participated in this challenge, I encourage you to! Please go to http://aponderingheart.com/blog/?p=357.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I Timothy 6:6

This morning, as I was praying and thinking, a verse came to mind that I haven't really memorized, but read many times. It comes from I Timothy 6:6 - "Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment" (ESV) or as it states in NIV - "But godliness with contentment is great gain".
As you're going through your day, think on the depth of this verse, and what God is speaking through it.
Perhaps I'll add some of my thoughts about that verse another day... :)