One thing that I will give them props about is that they DO habitual witnessing about their beliefs. I notice them outside the boundaries of houses of worship witnessing, whereas I don't notice many Christians out in communities knocking on doors...
We have mega churches but I sometimes question, "Where is the mega witnessing to unbelievers." A lot of people don't come to church. It could be immensely helpful if more Christians knocked on doors and/or stood outside of establishments to witness about JESUS.
I have been a Christian for many years and cannot recall but a couple of instances when Christians knocked on my door. And I don't know of any other Christians who have had Christians to knock on their doors to witness of the gospel of the kingdom of GOD.
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In the times that we live in, I believe that it's wise to knock on doors in pairs or groups. That is typically how JW's show up to witness. In public places, I believe that solo witnessing is reasonable.
Noted below are two other ways that our Lord led me to witness. Twice this year, due to storm conditions, our power went out for more than a few hours.
Below is a continuation of what I wrote about fashion.
Years, ago, my then boyfriend objected to my pattern mixing tastes. I said to him something like, "I like it. I won't wear such when we are together but otherwise, I'll continue to wear pattern mixing fashions." He wasn't fond of the alternative offered. It continued because my offer was fair and reasonable.
I heard a pastor say that he notices Christian women who wear no makeup and Christian women who wear too much makeup.
Then there are the stories of Christian women and others of course, who look drab with no fashion flavor and at the other extreme, those who are flamboyant and as such, the clothes are wearing them rather than them wearing the clothes. Both extremes can be unappealing. Drab or excess - neither is attractive fashion flavor.
Back in the day, I was a fashionista, and a fashion consultant of sorts. No, of course, my tastes don't appeal to all.
Here is what works well for me:
- I'm inclined to patterns that never go out of style. Those patterns are pinstripes and regular stripes, polka dots, checks, plaids, houndstooth, tweed, and paisley. Also, basic colors never go out of style unlike some other colors. Flowers and fussy prints date and go out of style quickly.
- Sometimes, I'll get blouses and button down shirts that are outside the realm of the basic color/pattern realms, but hardly ever do I purchase pants and skirts that are other than black, navy, beige, red, or white or in patterns that also don't go out of style, such as plaid, pinstriped, houndstooth, and tweed. As for t-shirts, I'll go with them in just about any color.
- Bows, ruffles, and ornamental clothing also date and go out of style quickly. Let me pause here to state that I'm fifty-six years old and have developed some tastes that are age appropriate. For the most part, this fashion post is NOT for youth because, typically, they are on quests to find themselves and so more fashion exploration and edgy displays are understandable for them. By edgy, I don't mean revealing, and tight fitting attire. That isn't attractive on anyone.
- Sensible heels to me are about two inches or less. Rarely, do I go higher. Foot doctors strongly advise against unwise high heels. I believe that is three inches or higher. When I was young, I purchased tight shoes and wore them to break them in. At a certain stage, years ago, that ceased. Back then, a shoe salesman advised me that I could later break in some tight shoes that I had tried on. I told him that if they didn't break in while I was in the store that I would be breaking out of there without them. These many years later, I adhere to that. If shoes aren't comfortable on me in the store, they stay there.
- Relative to accessories, extreme isn't tasteful. And please forgive me but I must ask, who told women that those earrings larger than bracelets look good?!
- It's a big time saver to have a wardrobe where the majority of clothing/accessories match and color coordinate with one another. I'm not inclined anymore to expend energy on figuring out what may match and coordinate together. Fashion color coordination exercises no longer appeal to me. Years ago, I ceased because more meaningful things now have priority. I easily know what matches black and the other basic colors. That is why the bulk of my wardrobe is black with colors that match it. When it's too hot for black, I do white, off-white, tan, blue, etc. I easily know what matches them, as well. Wardrobe simplification is a big budget saver, as well.
|Sandra at the Arboretum in Washington, D.C.|
|Scarf around neck of dress|
|Same scarf as a "flower"|
that can be pinned to a lapel
|Scarf tied in knot|
and placed around
neck of dress
|Same scarf tied around a hat|
some in patent leather
with patent leather shoes
One reason that I love
patent leather is because it
is low maintenance
It doesn't need to be shined
orange capri pants
|Me from back in the day|
|Back in the day|
|Back in the day|
|Back in the day|
|Black hat, belt|
army capri pants
|Bandana around neck|
of jean dress
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