The Real Neat Bloggers Award

Thank you to Ariana of Ariana’s Archives, for nominating my blog for this award!!!

The Rules:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Answer the 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blogs.
  4. Nominate any number of people linking to their blogs and let them know you nominated them by commenting on their post.
  5. Come up with 7 questions for the people you nominated.

Ariana’s Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite breakfast food? Definitely, yogurt and fruit
  2. What is your go-to snack?Cheese, yogurt, fruit, nuts
  3. What is your favorite TV show? I don’t watch TV. Growing up, I liked Veggie Tales and Little House on The Prairie. But now, I don’t watch TV. There isn’t anything good on it.
  4. If you could change your name, what would it be? Hmmm…not sure. I’m very content with my name.
  5. Do you like to be in pictures or take them more? I don’t mind being in pictures. But I definitely like to take pictures more.

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My Nominees:

Maria~Middle Mary

Rosy Marr~Rosy’s Writings

Maggie~Dreams of Guatemala

Ara~Sparks of Ara

Yah’s Girl

Sherita benn~Planting Seeds in God’s Growing Garden

Allison~A Farm Girl’s Life

My Life as a Photographer

Megan~A Barefoot Gal

Michelle~Blessings By Me

My Questions:

  1. What is your favorite season?
  2. What has been your favorite post to write?
  3. What is your favorite part of the Bible?
  4. What is your favorite saying or Bible verse?
  5. Would you rather go on a wilderness camping trip or visit a big city?
  6. What is something that you are passionate about?
  7. Tell a fun fact about yourself.

~Sweet Blessings!!!!

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The Whole Truth

I grew up in a Christian home with a desire to read and study the Bible. This has not changed.

I love Yahweh and His Word. I strive to live my life for Him, with the Bible as my guide.

Yet, in my studying, I came to realize that what the Bible said and what I was taught the Bible said, was rather contradictory and confusing.

I had been told and therefore believed, that the Old Testament was not important anymore, because Christ came and died for us.

The Old Testament was just there to tell us about what had happened before Christ came. Just a history section in the Bible. There were no more sacrifices and no more law. Christ has come!

And so, whenever I wondered why the Old Testament was important enough to be part of the Bible, I pushed it aside with the reason that it was for history purposes.

Then, I wondered about the New Testament. It quotes many times from the Old Testament and talks of what happened in those times.

Also, throughout the New Testament, it tells us to keep His commandments. What commandments?

Somehow, I managed to reason that the ten commandments were still in use and that is what is meant. Plus, it tells us that love is the greatest commandment.

If there were anymore doubts in my mind, about the Old Testament laws and such, being mentioned in the New Testament, I put those verses and chapters aside as not important or true.

After all, how can so many people be wrong? It’s simply that only the New Testament, and only part of that are true, right?

But then, again, something is missing here. How do we know what is true? By what the Bible says? Which parts of the Bible?

To my innocent little mind, it was the truth, even though I couldn’t understand it.

Just last year, my family took a new step in studying the Bible.

We began learning Hebrew and Greek. We also went deep into seeking to understand the meaning behind the words of Yahweh’s Word.

Through this, we learned about our Heavenly Father’s original Hebrew name, Yahweh (YHWH). Also, we began to see that the entire Bible is true.

Verses that I had glazed over before, made sense, and the Bible became more real than ever before.

Seeing the Bible as completely true, instead of just parts of it, puts a whole new perspective…a new meaning…an importance on life, that cannot be explained.

It can be so easy to believe the things that we have been taught and never try to see if it is truly so. We are blinded by what we think is truth.

Do you believe the entire Bible is true? Why or why not? Do you truly know that what you believe is the truth?

None of us is perfect. Each one of us has lies in our lives. We need to continually seek Yahweh and His truth. For His truth is truly beautiful!!!

~Sweet Blessings~

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Wake up call!!!

Your in the middle of a peaceful dream when,

Beep! Beep! Beep!

That noisy alarm clock awakes you from your slumber. Yes, I know how you feel. When you just want to throw it against the wall and return to your beauty sleep.

But as hard as it is, it’s time to face life.

Life is hard for everyone, even those all so perfect people you tend to envy. The truth is, life only gets harder the older you get.

Your life is changing, your growing up too fast (or not enough), your faced with millions of choices and decisions, and you start questioning everything you think, believe, and feel.

Life is tough. But never give up. Don’t become one of the many who lose their faith and meaning in life.

Wake up!!! Examine your life!!! Who and what are you living for???

~Sweet blessings!!!

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P.S. This post has been a never deleting draft, that is meant for someone…maybe you.

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Modesty. What is it?

Modesty is a complicated matter. Especially true modesty.

So, maybe you won’t agree with everything I have to say. But I have spent the last couple of weeks, praying, seeking, and pondering the truth in this matter.

It is very dear and deep in my heart, and I want to share it with you.

It is my full desire to live my life for Yahweh. Therefore, I look to Him for the answers to how to live.

I have noticed that there are many who believe that modesty is important. But each person has their their definition of what modesty truly is.

While I, myself, even have a good definition of modesty, I don’t believe that this is enough.

So, I have been seriously seeking Yahweh’s truth, as to HIS definition of what modesty is.

After all, He is our Creator. Yahweh made us, and He made modesty.

Let’s seek our Creator’s definition of modesty. Please join me in studying Biblical modest, and tell me your thoughts at the conclusion.

Modesty can mean both in manner and dress. They tend to go together because the way you dress affects how you act and how others see you.

The first instance of clothing in the Bible was right after Adam and Eve sinned.

“Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.” ~Genesis 3:7

This covering is a loincloth or girdle of fig leaves. It would be the modern equivalent of shorts.

I realize that many people wear shorts, especially in the Summer. But we have to wonder how modest these are when we read what happened next.

“Yahweh Elohim (God) made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.” ~Genesis 3:21

When we read Chapter 3 in Genesis we see that the covering that they had made was not enough, it was not modest and did not cover their nakedness.

So, Yahweh made them a new perfect covering that was modest and covered their nakedness.

This garment of skins, was a tunic, a long shirt-like garment. Also called a robe or coat, or for ladies, a dress. It covers from the shoulders down. Though, it is not known how far down it went.

Photos of ancient artwork give us some examples of what they wore in the Bible era. Click HERE for just one.

~A tunic has sleeves that go down the arm about halfway in between the shoulder and elbow.

This ensures that if you lift your arms, certain private areas will not be seen.

~Also, the tunic goes down to about midcalf or the middle of the knees and ankles.

This ensures that when you sit down, certain private areas will not be shown.

We need to take this seriously!!! Yahweh has shown us what modesty is!!!

Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.

Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.” ~Isaiah 47:1-3

These verses tell of a judgment, where they are shamed… How it is a shame to be naked… And this gives us a glimpse as to what nakedness is.

Bare legs… uncovered thigh…

And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach.” ~Exodus 28:42

This was Yahweh’s command concerning the priest’s garments. It is yet another example of how important thigh exposure is.

Thigh exposure is a big deal because it is not modest. Therefore, we should be sure to cover our nakedness and be modest.

I realize that some people believe that it is fine to show your form because that’s how Yahweh made us.

But, in that case, we must ask, what the purpose of clothing is? To be fabric on skin?

Biblically speaking, there is only one person who should see your form, that is, your spouse.

Wearing tight clothing displays your body’s form and nakedness to the world. Yahweh tells us to cover ourselves and be modest.

So, what is true, Biblical modesty?

~Shirts and tops should cover the area below the collarbone, covering the full torso area.

~Shirts and tops should be long enough and loose enough to hide the shape of the rear.

~Shirts and tops have sleeves that go down the arm about halfway in between the shoulder and elbow.

~Shirts and tops should cover the reproductive parts when sitting down and standing up with your hands in the air.

~ Pants, for both genders, should be loose, not tight against the skin, so as to wrap tightly around the thighs, which is a private area according to Scripture.

~Dresses should not wrap tightly around the rear, or the waist/ belly area, which accentuates the shape of the rear and the shape of her chest.

~Dresses should go down to about midcalf or the middle of the knees and ankles.

I deeply encourage you to seek out the true meaning of modesty. If you don’t agree with what I have written, please let me know.

I want to know and do as our Heavenly Father truly wills, including being modest.

I have studied and heard what others have discovered. With great persistence and prayer, I have written this.

I am not saying that I am perfect. I, myself, will be changing my wardrobe because of this study.

Please, let me know all your thoughts, comments, and questions.

~Sweet Blessings!!!

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A resource to this post has been Eliyah.com. For a five-part video study on modesty, CLICK HERE.
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