Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thankful Thursday #9

Hello Friends!
Thanks for stopping by for Thankful Thursday!


I am thankful for those who stick to their morals and values and are not afraid to talk about them in a public forum.

I really think it helps me to know there are people out there that will stick to what the bible says and they don't back down!


It all started when my husband called attention to a link on our Facebook page that he had shared. He said to me "Hey Babe I want you to go and read this article. This is what we have been talking about all along."

So I went and read the article. It was written by Phylicia Duran and is on her blog A Quill & Inkwell -  You can find the article: HERE it's called "That Day I Wore Yoga Pants"

As you can see if you went to the comments section it is closed after only 49 comments. And if you read the comments you can see why. She was virtually attacked for her beliefs on Her Own Blog of all things.  

So I wrote her an email to thank her for her blog post. Here is what I said:

I just read your entry on "Yoga Pants". I would like to say thank you for your wonderful words of inspiration. My husband was the first to see it and post it to Facebook. He said I think you should read it, this is what you and I have been saying all along.
You see I am an almost 40 year old mom of a 20 year old son. And for me to see some of the girls in public as well as our church bring themselves to dress the way they do is heartbreaking to me. A few years back there was a group of girls in our church that came up with a slogan that said "Modest Is Hottest" and it really caught on. But sadly when they all graduated from high school and left the youth group or left for college they took all the hype about being modest with them.
It really is sad that in our society today that girls/women feel it's necessary to dress a certain way just to get attention. I read a "tweet" that my son put on Twitter. He called no names and I'm not sure if the girl in question even follows him but it was simply this "So I guess it's customary for a girl on her 18th birthday to go and dress trashy and be completely un-classy?" This is my son who has never been on a "date" in his life. He said you should never date anyone you would not merry. A few days later I caught a tweet to another girl on Twitter where he was telling her that in NO way were leggings pants! Her reply was at certain times they were. He quickly tweeted back only if the top you are wearing over them hits right above your knee. She did not reply to that.
All I am saying is simply this:

Romans 14:13 GNB
So then, let us stop judging one another. Instead, you should decide never to do anything that would make another stumble or fall into sin.

I want to thank you as well for your "Highlight Reel" post as well. I read it right after the yoga pants one. What I think most people  (and I'm pointing at myself here too) don't realize is that God made us in His image. Here is what I mean:

Genesis 1:27 NIV
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

If He made all of us (and He did) how can we be that bad.

Thanks again for sharing your incite into both of these topics, I really can relate to all you have said. Thanks for taking a public stand!
Hugs and best stitches to you,
Michelle Chitty
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

Her reply was as follows:

Dear Michelle,

Thank you for your email! It's always encouraging to hear from moms raising up some AWESOME sons for a lovely future wife! I have a 17 and 11 year old brother, respectively, and I cringe at the women they have to choose from. It is partially out of my heart for these young men that I wrote that post: let's help them out! Women have a responsibility too.
You brought up a great point - that we were made in the image of God, and after the fall, nakedness was a shame. Today's culture glorifies it. Girls are oblivious to the war they cause on these young men and then angry when they are treated in a lustful manner. This is unfair and not God honoring.

I pray your son continues to grow in strength and knowledge of the Lord and that he receives a wife who loves God as much as he does! 
God bless,

The other article I referred to in my email was called "Highlight Reel" you can find it HERE

Make sure you if you read this one that you also read the one she referenced from Samantha (Steele) Ponder that was the one I was most disturbed by. You can find it directly HERE

The comments on Samantha's post were not closed so I did leave her a comment. This is what I said:

Thank you for this post. They must not know. Psalm 139:14 NIV I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

He made you therefore you need nothing more added or taken away. (Just so you know I don’t see anything wrong with your eyebrows!)
I hope I have not rambled on too long. I sure hope that it is not just me that feels this way. Thanks friends for letting me tell you a little about what I am Thankful for and a lot about what has been bothering me.

If you have time tell me what you are most Thankful for this week.

Hugs and best stitches to you,
a.k.a. Mrs. Sew & Sew

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