Friday, May 14, 2010

In and Out of Season

Clothed in Christ
Part Four in a Series

The biggest insult a high society women could sneer in an old movie was,
 "Oh, that dress is SO last season."
Displaying the height of fashion
would be their feeble equivalent to scaling Mount Everest.

I vaguely try to stay in touch with what's new each season,
even if it's just for a good laugh.
And, when my clothes have become the laugh,
I try to buy something to update my look.

After wearing my favorite dressy black jacket for over a decade,
I finally noticed it had shoulderpads.

Or should I say,
I finally noticed
nobody else was wearing shoulderpads?
I thought the seam ripper would bring me back into the season.

Yes, they're shoulder pads.
They pad your shoulders.
Some of you young, cool Moms probably weren't buying
women's clothing when they were in style last.

I was wrong about the seam ripper.
The jacket hung limply,
and it was more obvious than ever
that the jacket had to be replaced.

I found an adorable belted black jacket with nice shiny, black buttons.

I was shocked.

The new black jacket has....
you guessed it...

I had been out of style SO long,
the tides of fashion had turned,
bringing the shoulderpad wave right back on my beach.

But, for once, I'm riding the crest of coolness.

Like the craze of holey jeans,
I think I can take full responsibility
for bringing the latest clothing phase into vogue,
by keeping it ever before the public eye.
Didja' know the Lord commands us to be in season?

Not for fashion.
 For Gospel preaching.

2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word;
be instant in season,
out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort
with all longsuffering and doctrine.

As we marvel at the fickleness of fashion -
in one season and out the next-
we can rejoice in the unchangeableness of the Lord.

 Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Because He doesn't change,
His Gospel, and the need for it,
doesn't change either.

 It is always in style to preach the Gospel.

We are the trend setters for the Lord,
modeling the Gospel of Jesus Christ
for the bedraggled world.

Read Part One in the Series - Off With the Old, In With the New
Part Three - Holy, Holey Jeans


  1. Oh, I am so thankful the Lord never changes! He is definitely THE ROCK that we can rely on, no matter what goes on in life.

    Who can keep up with the ever-changing fashions anyway??

    I do like your new "fashionable" jacket.

    Also, I wanted to thank you sincerely for commenting on my blog about my blahs! Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and for your prayers. I did get some encouragement last night as I was counting our days to see how close we were to 180. Just 24 more days left! So, I can actually see a light at the end of the dark tunnel! Praise God!

  2. I just have to say when I read your posts, "how lucky her children must be for having such a wise, and Christian mother"! You always inspire me to be better, Mindy!

  3. Hmm, I would have never guessed shoulder pads were back in. :) Enjoy your new jacket.

  4. I didn't realize shoulder pads were back in either! Many of my clothes still have them! I think they look great! Blessings to you.

  5. Shoulder pads? Yes, there are still in, raising children is like a football game, many bumps and bruises which needs the right padding to protect. :)

  6. Hi Mindy!
    I've been away and I have enjoyed reading your series on return. I love the way that, just like the Lord's own parables, we can find spiritual equivalents in our ordinary lives. It is such a comfort that He is unchanging and unchangable.
    Also very pleased to know shoulder pads are back. I too have a few old things in the wardrobe which can make a comeback!

  7. Leave it to Mindy to still HAVE shoulder padded clothing! Tell me the shirt dress is back in. I love that look.

    And yes, you are In SEASON with the Gospel.Amen.


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