Exploring Modesty

What is modesty?

The word “Modesty” means: orderly, of good behavior, observing the properties of dress and speech.

We as woman are beautiful, created in God’s image. It should be our spirit that draws attention to us, because we radiate Him, not our clothes or body.

In like manner also, that woman adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array. 1 Timothy 2:9

May our prayer be to show the world GOD through our spirit, actions and dress.

Come with us as we explore modesty in actions, speech and dress in the coming weeks!

Photography credits: Captured Memories Photography

Lemon Blueberry Scones


2 c. Flour

4 T. Sugar

1 T. Baking Powder

1/2 t. Salt

6 T. Butter

1/3 c. Milk

1/3 c. Fresh Lemon Juice

3 T. Lemon Zest

1/4 t. Vanilla

1 c. Blueberries


3/4 c. Powdered Sugar

1 1/2 T. Lemon Juice

For scones:

Combine the first four ingredients. Next, grate in cold butter; mix until very fine. Add in the milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla and combine well. Gently fold in the blueberries making sure not to squish them at all.

Shape the dough into two 5″ squares. Cut the squares in quarters across corners so the scones are triangle shaped. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 17-19 minutes.

For glaze:

Mix together all ingredients and drizzle over warm scones.

Credits to Kinza and Ginger Weaver

Spirit of Power

Is it hard for you to step out of your comfort zone?

Does comparison have too strong of a hold on you, that you cannot reach out to the lost?

Are you afraid of what might be required of you if you sacrifice yourself for others?

When God calls me to minister to a hurting person, it is easy for me to fear. “Why me, God?”, I ask. I fear that I am not capable of this task. I fear that I will be hurt, or my security will be threatened. I fear what people will think of me.

Fear is the enemy of peace. If I fear what lies ahead, I cannot experience the peace that Jesus wants to give me. With peace comes power. Power to resist the temptation to give up that Satan brings to me. Power to overcome the battle in my mind that I am not good enough for this calling. Power to love the most unlovable people. When I acknowledge my humanness and the fact that God uses imperfect people to fulfill His perfect will, I will be filled with the Spirit of Christ- power, love, and a sound mind.

Whatever your answers are to the above questions, allow Christ to fill you with His Spirit. Instead of focusing on yourself and your weaknesses, look to Christ as your strength to accomplish whatever He is asking of you.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

  • Blogging and photography credits to Ginger Weaver

God’s Word Will Not Return Void

“God,” I cried, “why does this have to be us?” Formerly headed on the right track to a life serving Jesus, he had worked hard, read his Bible every day, and become a close follower of Godly men. Now it had suddenly seemed as though everything he had learned he had totally thrown away. The work my dad put into him, the prayers everyone prayed for him, and the love and acceptance we had tried to show him seemed worthless. He left our home and returned to the city and the pull of his biological family; a life of drugs, girls, and depression. After we had all grown to love him as family he left God and us.

In 1 Corinthians 3:6&7 Paul says, “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” As stated in these verses, we may plant seeds of truth in other peoples’ hearts, but it is God who will cause those seeds to grow and give the increase. Matthew 9:37 reads, “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.” God calls us to spread His word.

As happened to me, you may have helped someone, or prayed for them everyday, or just been there to listen and in the end they just walked away and seemed to forget everything you ever told them. Remember, if you do what God wants you to do, your work is done; God will take care of the rest. In Isaiah 55:11 it says, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Truthfully, God doesn’t need our help to spread His word, but He has chosen us to help Him, so let’s do the job with zeal.

Statistics say that it takes on average 50 encounters with a Godly person/people until someone will give their life to God. This encourages me, because if I help someone and they walk away from God I remember that I could be number 49 and the next person will lead them back to Christ.

Loving and helping people who are hurt frequently results in the helper getting hurt, but don’t let that dissuade you from helping; love is vulnerable, but we have to risk that. We are better off loving, getting hurt, and growing from it than never having loved at all.

Even though the people that you help may turn their backs on God remember that His Word will not return void.

Blogging credits to Kinza Weaver

Book Recommendations

   If you’ve been sitting at home because of the coronavirus or even if you’re crazy busy hopefully you can find time to do something as important as reading. Here we have a list to keep your mind occupied! You can find most of these books on Amazon or at the library. If your library is closed, please know that most libraries offer curbside service or you can download a sweet library app such as Libby, Overdrive, or Hoopla. Feel free to leave comments recommending your favorite stories; we are always looking for new great books! Happy reading!

“All the Days Past, All the Days to Come”

by Mildred D. Taylor

Historical fiction; based on a true story

I highly recommend reading the entire series, but this book is my personal favorite. Based on a true story and written in an intense style that pulls readers into the story, “All the Days Past, All the Days to Come” centers around Cassie Logan and details racial prejudice, deep sorrow, and strong family love.

“The Orphan Keeper”

by Camron Wright

Fiction; based on a true story

This book is the story of Chellamuthu, an Indian boy who was kidnapped in India and then adopted by an American family. Because it is so full of contrasting hatred and love, you will have a hard time putting it down!

“My Friend Flicka”

by Mary O’Hara


“My Friend Flicka” is an epic book filled with adventure, sorrow, and horse love. It follows Ken McLaughlin and his hard won horse Flicka around his wild Wyoming ranch. There are two books that follow this one to make a great series!


by Jameel McGee & Andrew Collins


This is one of those “good guy, bad guy” stories, and I think it’s the best I have read. This book is the case of a crooked cop and the man whose life he ruined; how they turned to love God and each other and ended up writing their story together.

“Twice Freed”

by Patricia St. John

Historical fiction

Pulled from the book of the Bible, “Philemon”, “Twice Freed” is a captivating story about the imagined life of Onesimus the slave. Follow Onesimus through a depressing life and discover in the end how he gains complete freedom through being twice freed. It is a book I have read many times and plan to read many more times.

“Feminine Beauty”

by Evelyn Miller

Inspiration for women

I love this book! Evelyn does a wonderful job at explaining the reasons for modesty in all areas of our lives. She shows that a Christian woman can be attractive and feminine while following her King.


by Gene Stratton Porter


This is a classic wholesome book by an author whom I love. Freckles is an orphan boy who is loyal, brave, and loves the Limberlost swamp and the things it holds.

“Not My Will”

by Francena H. Arnold


I recommend all of Francena’s books, but this is one of my favorites. It is the story of how a strong-willed girl is brought to surrender to God’s will.

“Johnny Tremain”

by Esther Forbes

Historical fiction

This story makes the history just before the Revolutionary War come alive!

“Authentic Beauty”

by Leslie Ludy

Inspiration for women

If you are looking for encouragement or answers to your questions about many topics for women, this is the book for you. Leslie writes with compassion but is totally honest with readers; I love this book!