Friday, September 6, 2013

Beautiful Femininity

"Femininity is an attitude of contentment
and delight in how God made us as women."
~ Michelle Brock - What is Modesty?" ~


"To me, a lady is not frilly, flouncy, flippant, frivolous and fluff-brained,
but she is gentle.
She is gracious, she is godly and she is giving...
You and I, if we are women, have the gift of femininity.
Very often it is obscured just as the image of God is obscured in all of us...
The more womanly we are, the more manly men will be, and the more God is glorified.
As I say to you women, 'Be women. Be only women. Be real women in obedience to God."
~ Elisabeth Elliot  ~
(click here for more from Elisabeth Elliot)


"The attributes of a great lady may still be found in the rule of the four S's -
sincerity, simplicity, sympathy, and serenity."
~ Emily Post ~


"Mystique means guarding what is sacred,
protecting the essence of who we are from the inside out -
our heart, emotions, intimate thoughts, and physical body.
A woman with mystique delicately preserves the treasure of who she is,
keeping herself carefully set apart for one who proves he is worthy of such a gift."
~ Lesley Ludy - Authentic Beauty ~


"Only when we learn to vigilantly protect our sacred inner sanctuary of intimacy
with our heavenly Prince can we begin to truly develop the art of feminine mystique.
As we spend time in His presence, we become more like Him.
As we become more like Him,
we learn to carefully guard what is sacred - just as He does."
~ Lesley Ludy - Authentic Beauty ~


"Are you glad to be a woman? 
Does your dress give evidence you are grateful for the way God made you?
This does not mean that lace and pale pink must dominate our wardrobes,
but simply that we reflect we are grateful God made us women.
~ Jennifer J. Lamp - His Chosen Bride ~


"We are called to be women.
The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian,
but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman.
For I have accepted God's idea for me, 
and my whole life is an offering back to Him of all that I am 
and all that He wants me to be."
~ Elisabeth Elliot ~


"It seems to be the fashion nowadays for a girl to behave as much like a man as possible.
Well, I won't!
I'll make the best of being a girl and be as nice as a specimen as I can:
sweet and modest, a dear, dainty thing with clothes smelling all sweet and violety, 
a soft voice, and pretty, womanly ways.
Since I'm a girl, I prefer to be a real one!"
~ Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey ~


"Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence,
the richest gem in the diadem of her honor."
~ Noah Webster ~


"My Princess ... You are My true beauty.
Your real beauty is a work of art - hand carved by Me.
I have given you beautiful lips to speak words of life, beautiful eyes to see Me in everything,
beautiful hands to help those in need, and a beautiful face to reflect My love to the world.
I will work wonders that will radiate true beauty from within.
And when My work is completed, your character will show off My craftsmanship,
and your beauty marks will be remembered by all that were loved by you.
Love,
Your radiant King"
~ Sheri Rose Shepherd - His Princess ~


I hope these words are a blessing to you - they certainly encouraged and challenged me!
Have a beautiful weekend, lovely ladies :)

First of all, I want to thank sweet JES for featuring my post 
about the beauty of femininity on her delightful blog.
JES has been a precious sister in the Lord to me
and I am thankful for her relationship with the heavenly Father.
It is truly an honor to be apart of her blog today.

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My name is Stephanie and you will find me blogging over at The Enchanting Rose.


My little place is filled with posts about my love for the Lord Jesus Christ,
blessed words of encouragement, beloved hymns, unique crafting tutorials, charming tea cups,
and delicious recipes (especially desserts since I have a terrible sweet tooth).

Feel free to visit at any time - it's always a pleasure meeting new people.

"O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together."
~ Psalm 34:3 ~

Many blessings to you!

8 comments:

  1. Once again, thank you, JES, for allowing me to be apart of your sweet blog - what a blessing!

    May you have a blessed day and beautiful weekend. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you for sharing these encouraging words!

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  2. So inspiring, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes, Stephanie collected some beautiful thoughts! I hope they are a blessing :)

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  3. What a great post! I wish more of the younger ladies these days had this attitude toward femininity. I just think our culture is so confused. I'm here from Stephanie's blog. So glad I stopped by. :)

    Have a lovely weekend!
    ~Liz

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    1. Thanks for visiting Liz, I couldn't agree more…

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  4. Coming over from Stephanies blog. I always admire Stephanie's beautiful pics and her femininity! Probably because I'm a farm girl and spend a lot of time in overalls and workgloves!!

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    1. We live on a farm too :) but I manage to do much in twirly skirts and rainboots :) I love Stephanie's pictures and message as well!

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