Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Something I Love

So anyone who knows me will tell you that I am huge fan of old movies and classic TV shows.
I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith, The Dick VanDyke show to name a few, are some of my favorites. There are a couple of reasons why I love the "oldies." For one I love the WWII generation. Now I know things weren't perfect and people weren't a whole lot different but society as a whole was still "old fashioned." There was a sense of right and wrong and community and sticking together that we just don't see anymore...in fact we don't always see it a lot in Christian circles as well. Another reason I love this era is because people had class. Men were gentleman and ladies were feminine and classy (and I don't just mean in the way they dress). Class is something that is so lacking today. When I think of class I think of Lucille Ball, Audrey Hepburn, Rosemary Clooney and Maureen O'Hara. They always looked so lovely and made no apologies for being a lady and being feminine. Now while these ladies had class they didn't always have the best character so for that I turn to Elizabeth Elliot, Amy Carmichael and other great Christian ladies. These ladies were so sold out to the Lord that every facet of their life showed it. They were tough and willing to carry their crosses and bear the burden of others. I said all that to say this, maybe you and I can strive for the best of both worlds...to be classy and feminine with spiritual character to stand the test of time and to help us be the best wives and mothers we can be. I say don't let the world set the standard for us, but let us set the standard for the world. May we learn to let femininity, class, Godliness, character and a burden to help others weave themselves together to create a beautiful tapestry in our lives.

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