Going Topless

Earlier this week I had a dilemma that God and a friend helped me through. I had to address a girl about not covering up quite enough in front of my kids. I felt it was an important topic to not ignore…especially when there’s so much skin showing that everyone in eyeshot is distracted by it. God really helped me…even woke me up to pray about it, and when it came time to say something, it was received (in privacy & confidentiality) with understanding. I thought to myself with an internal sigh of relief, “Whew! That was tough. But thank you, Holy Spirit, for giving me the words and the courage!”


We have this mannequin Ricky got for a work video (don’t ask), and normally she’s wearing a jacket. But for some reason she “sat” shirtless in the corner today. Well as soon as Angel noticed her without a top, she gasped, ran over and tried to cover her up as best she could. I put my phone on silent and snapped this photo of her as she dressed the mannequin.


Then she walked past me with a sigh of relief, “that was a close one.”

I just thought that was interesting. I never brought up the incident from earlier that the Lord helped me through, yet my 7 year old instinctively knew the importance of modesty – even on an inadament object. It was a big deal. And that ‘s awesome. I pray that it remains a big deal to her for the rest of her life.

1 Timothy 2:9 says, “…women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control…with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works”

1 Peter 3:4 says of women, “let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

1 Samuel 16:7 says, “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “…your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”

I’m a little more proud of her right now than usual. And the usual’s pretty high.



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