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Gideon . . . and CLOTHES

Sep 30, 2012

I never knew that a wardrobe could make me exhausted. Clothes are just clothes – pieces of thread
put together into some cute covering for the body. So you’d think they wouldn’t
have the capability to actually wear a person out.

But, sometimes, mine do!

This week, I solicit your
prayers as I launch into a full week of taping for a brand new Bible study on
Gideon. I’m so excited about this Biblical character and the incredible
spiritual principles that his life and experience with God will teach us. I
cannot even begin to tell you how engrossed in research and preparation I have
been. I have done little else other than prepare my notes (and calm my nerves)
for many weeks now. Every day this week, I’ll stand in front of an audience and
cameras to record the sessions for this resource that I hope will be a blessing.
. .to you.

. . . and this is where
the issue of clothing comes to the forefront of importance.

God looks at the heart. .
. but ladies look at clothes! So, as superficial as it may sound, what I wear
matters. The last thing that has been on my mind is what I’ll wear. Don’t get
me wrong, it’s important to me just not my top priority. In between Old
Testament history and figuring out what’s for dinner each night for my family,
I haven’t had time to put outfits together. So, a fashion forward friend of
mine came over one morning earlier this month to scower my closet in an attempt
to find clothes that will work for the taping. There are so many rules to abide
by when it comes to clothing in front of a video camera which is why I need her
help – no strips, no busy prints, no “see-through tops”, no
white….the list goes on and I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

So, with the
regulations firmly in her mind, she dug into my wardrobe and was soon flinging
blouses, belts, necklaces, pants and skirts all over my bathroom and bedroom,
matching and rematching things up until she found 10-15 different outfits that
would work well for video. With each new discovery she beckoned me out of my
comfy pajamas and into an outfit to just to make sure it looked as good on me
as it did in her mind.

Some worked. Some didn’t.

So the process continued
for hours until everything was done.

I needed a nap when she
left. . .but at least we got a few good outfits put together for this week.

I think.

I hope.

Needing you to weigh
before I take the platform tonight and every night this week. So, ignore my
“morning hair” in these quickly snapped photos and let me know what
you think 🙂