Friday, December 28, 2007
Question and Answer Week: Responses Part 4
I received the following questions from my new friend Jade, who I met here in blogland. :)
Thanks so much for your new questions, Jade! I was excited to see that you had sent me more. If you ever have anymore, please don't hesitate to let me know and I will be happy to answer them!
What's your favorite book in the Bible?
Wow! It's way too hard to pick just one, so I will list my top favorites! :) I really love the book of Psalms. It's so comforting and beautiful. Acts is another very favorite. The apostles' boldness and their commands to be bold(in teaching the Word) really challenge me. Also, Proverbs is always challenging me to live in a more godly way(and that book contains the guideline for womanhood that I so desire to live out). I also like the book of Ruth; I just think it's so beautiful. I also like any passages that have to do with womanhood, femininity and daughterhood.
Do you like to wear skirts?
Yes, I do!! I think it's fun. :) My favorite types of skirts are full, flowy ones! To be honest, for the past few months, I've begun wearing just skirts, dresses and jumpers from day to day. My father definitely didn't force me to, but he did make it known that he loved it when I looked like a distinctly feminine lady. So, I dress this way to please him. Also, I just happen to love dressing this way, because I love anything old-fashioned(and back then that's all women wore). Also, I see it as a way to renounce feminism, at least to some extent, because when radical feminism came to our country in the 1960s, that's when women began wearing jeans, pants, trousers, etc. Also, I just think that God wants us females to embrace our femininity and desire to look as distinctly feminine as possible; I see my dressing this way to be an outward showing that I love my roles that I've been given by God as a female. When I read Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin's book, So Much More, I was really convicted when I read the chapter about femininity and they mentioned how our clothing should be distinctly feminine and shouldn't be blurry(in other words, shouldn't be looking so much like men's that we almost can't tell the difference). However, after having said all that, please don't think that I in any way look down upon females who do wear pants. :)
What do you think about make-up? Do you wear it?
I don't see anything wrong with wearing makeup. As long as you don't go overboard, and make your face immodest! :) I think it's wrong to wear so much that you bring a lot of attention to yourself. Plus, when wearing makeup, the "natural look" is a lot prettier and more attractive than wearing a whole bunch of makeup! I don't happen to wear any, mainly because my face is so sensitive and would break out if I had foundation, etc. on it. However, I have thought lately about maybe wearing some eye shadow. I'll have to talk to my parents, though, before I start doing that. :) I adore lip gloss, though, and wear it all the time(not an over abundance though ;))!
What kind of books do you like to read?
My favorite are character building books and books on Biblical femininity, Biblical womanhood and Biblical daughterhood. I also adore Christian fiction. One of my very favorite series is the Love Comes Softly series by Janette Oke. Her books are so good! My favorite thing to do is read!