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Why?

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

That’s a question I often ask myself. Why? Why am I suddenly having different modesty convictions from my parents? Why am I covering my head? Why do I endure the stares of rude and curious people?

Because God has commanded me to.

My conscience steps in a lot when I try on immodest clothing or think about immodest clothing. I’m ashamed and cast them away from me.

Comment with your favorite Bible verse on modesty. 🙂

God bless!

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To Cover Or Not To Cover

September 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Being a part-time head coverer, I’m wondering if I should only cover during prayer and church time? Are all the females supposed to cover their head, or just the married ones, or when they start puberty? It’s been all extremely confusing to me, so the other night of September 11, I wore my hair back in a simple ponytail. ( I didn’t want anyone mistaking me for a Muslim at that particular time. )

I don’t believe the Jewish people make their unmarried or younger girls cover because there’s no reason to hide their hair. From what I’ve read, as long as they don’t try and draw attention to their hair they don’t have to be covered, but that’s how I interpreted it.

Which raises a big decision for me: Cover in public or just in church? What would you do?

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Finding The Right Head Coverings For You

September 10, 2011 Leave a comment

For those of you who are covering or just starting to cover, you know finding the right head covering can be a little tricky sometimes. There are things one must think about such as the weather ( get cotton head coverings for hot summer months so you won’t get overheated ), the rules of your family ( if they have certain rules about patterns and such ), your own comfort, even your budget!

Budget? I currently shop at thrift stores for my scarfs because I’m such a terrible saver and the head coverings I want ( from online ) require some saving.

Rules? I’m the only one in my entire family who covers so I get to make my own rules about what head coverings I wear.

Hot summer months? Cotton or thin scarfs for me.

My own comfort? I like kerchiefs and scarfs ( I hope to own a veil soon. )

The head covering has survived throughout the years in small ways, and I hope the head covering movement will continue to grow. Feel free to comment if you have questions, prayer requests, or just want to say hey!

God bless!

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No Idea For a Post Title…..

September 9, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve admired the Muslim head covering, such as the hijab, for a long time now. The only head coverings I currently own are scarfs and kerchiefs/bandanas. ( I hope to own some veils soon. )

I do like hats, but I realize this might become a problem in the church I currently attend youth group at, because when everyone prays, you see men taking their hats off out of respect. I cannot use hats as a head covering because the people in the church might want me to take it off during prayer.

I think this is my last year of dance. I was embarrassed with our costumes from last year’s term. I finally brought up the courage to discuss this with my mom recently, and she’s perfectly fine with me not taking after this term is over. She said it’s hard for a girl who wants to take dance and still be modest.

Now as I sit here typing this post, I’m having second thoughts. Perhaps it’s the Devil or his evil minions putting thoughts like that in my head, but it’s hard for me to imagine not taking dance. After all I’ve been dancing for about 5 or 6 years. Quitting dance is easier said than done. I absolutely LOVE competiting. I usually compete for the fun of it, and I’m not going to be totally disappointed if we don’t ” win “. The trips to different cities ( sometimes different states! ) are extremely exciting. I love travelling, I love the hotels, the stage, the rush of getting ready, practicing, and most of all I LOVE the adrenaline rush I get before/during/after competiting.

Therefore I must ask all my dear readers to pray for me. It’s a very hard decision to make. Some of the girls I take dance with are at the youth group I currently attend, and I’m afraid they won’t understand my decision to quit.

I love recital. It’s always so much fun….

SEE! I’m having second thoughts and I’m regretting even considering quitting. :/

Forgive me, I had originally planned about blogging on the subject on the head coverings, but instead I’ve spilled out my feelings about quitting dance. I’ll try blogging about different head coverings soon.

Introduction

I was raised in jeans. Not super tight, provocative jeans, though. But one day my interest in head coverings/modest attire began when I saw pictures of Muslim and Amish women.

Soon enough I felt called to ditch the jeans and wear skirts/dress and head coverings. The head covering thing was sort of step-by-step. At first if I didn’t have a scarf to match my outfit ( like green headscarf and sparkly blue shirt ) I felt comfortable going without one. Eventually, I didn’t feel ” comfortable ” going out in public without my head being covered. ( except for dance performances, which I’ll post about later. )

Point is, the transition from jeans to skirts/dresses and head coverings has never been an easy one. Only a few people ( part of an online modesty group ) know I cover part-time for religious and modesty purposes. ( I wear my hair in a ponytail when I dance, but that again I will have to post about later. )

Anyway, I hope to find some like-minded people and some encouragment. 🙂

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