Friday, August 16, 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 :)

34 comments:

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Beautiful thoughts to remind us God made us special! Thank you.

Melanie said...

Extraordinary post!!! It is a challenge and a privilige to be a woman and I enjoyed reading this post very much!!!

Elisabeth Elliot is a favorite of mine! Her story is amazing!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

That is a lovely compilation of quotes ~ good work!

Camille said...

What a lovely post! Your rose photos are gorgeous. And...the quotes...wonderful food for thought. I *love* Elisabeth Elliot!! Such wisdom and grace comes from her writings...what a blessing to *know* her, don't you think? Blessings to you! Camille

LV said...

Truly awesome post. I dearly love all roses and this one is stunning. So lovely and with great inspiring words.

JES said...

Stephanie, I love those quotes!!! Thank you for sharing them along with the beautiful photos. Truly an inspiration!!! What a joy to be a woman!

Debbie Harris said...

Such inspiring words , thank you! You had some wonderful quotes that reflect the beauty of being a women. I especially enjoyed what Sheri Rose Shepherd had to say, "your beauty marks will be remembered by all that were loved by you." There is great joy in loving others, even the unlovely.
You gave me much to ponder on with this post. Just beautiful!

Much Love!

Sarah said...

Beautiful post!! I loved each quote. All so true.

Robyn said...

Oh, that was so lovely, Stephanie. I've always been thankful to be a woman and love embracing my femininity just as I admire the masculinity in men.
Thank you for the beautiful photos and so much to think about!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Yet another fabulous shots. Love them all.

Sylvia said...

Great Post! Yes, it is good to be a woman. Love all the quotes and roses.

Sarah Louise said...

I loved reading this! So inspiring! Have a great week Stephanie!

Anne Payne said...

This just might be my favorite post yet! It is the essence of who you are, Stephanie. Thank you for a beautiful word picture (and rose) of what a true lady is and what I have to strive for. Blessings, my sweet friend :)

Sherri B. said...

This is a lovely post dear Stephanie. Our young girls now a days, do not learn this and it is a shame. I am thankful to be a woman and all of the blessing from our Lord that go with that.

Have a lovely weekend my friend. xo

Ceil said...

Hi My Dear! I am glad that God made me a woman, even with all the fancy plumbing issues we have!

I think it's wonderful to point out how being a woman doesn't mean how you dress, but how you carry yourself, and value yourself in Christ. Perfect!

You are such an encouragement to others! I love your heart for community.

Blessings!
Ceil

Katiebee said...

what a beautiful post stephanie!

thank you~

hugs

katie

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

How simply lovely!

NanaDiana said...

What beautiful thoughts to go with your beautiful photos- Lovely- xo Diana

Vicky Hunt said...

Beautiful thoughts and words! They encouraged me as well...:)

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Dixie n Dottie said...

Great post! We all definitely need to be more feminine and be the ladies God created us to be! Thanks for sharing!

Delvalina said...

This is beautiful post with beautiful thoughts sister.
I love the quotes on this post, so much encouraging us especially for the ladies now days. I love when you said that more we spend time in His presence, more we are like Him.

My prayer is always want to be His beautiful bride till the day He coming back. I am praying that you and me will stand before Him like no one and delight Him with adoration :)

Beautiful pictures, I love your idea to shoot the white rose.

Thanks for sharing sister.
Love you!
Eva

Sujana said...

Thanks a lot Stephanie.... Great special reading these thoughts....

Maggie Ann said...

Your post is so beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for the illumination of who and what we should be. I loved it.

Karen Frost said...

Lovely celebration of femininity, Stephanie! Such dear quotes and so inspirational. Thank you for sharing - a lovely post. Hugs, xo

Denise said...

Hi Stephanie,

What a beautiful post; love the inspiring quotes and pictures!

A woman of grace should encourage all women everywhere with her God-inspired character. A woman's strength and dignity do not come only from her amazing achievements; they are a result of her devotion and loyalty for God. Her attractiveness comes entirely from her character!

So nice to meet you; blessings and joy for a wonderful weekend!
Denise

living from glory to glory said...

Good Morning,
I was just praying about how wonderful it is to be a woman.
I love smelling good and dressing in a way that looks modest and like a lady. Being soft and having a tender heart. I feel awful when I sense being stiff necked or maybe saying something that did not sound lady like. As quickly as I can I repent. And I might add apologize to the person I may have been rude too. I am always learning!
Blessings, Roxy

Mindy Whipple said...

Great thoughts on celebrating the gift of womanhood!

Denise said...

Very nice post.

Conniecrafter said...

Great words of wisdom and some empowering, Gorgeous pictures once again also. Hope your enjoying a wonderful weekend!

janice15 said...

Lovely post Stephanie.... with love Janice Happy weekend.

Joyful said...

Beautiful and inspirational post.

SizzleandZoom said...

Beautiful words. Beautiful roses.

Jazzmin said...

Wow, Stephanie!! I am so thankful for this post. It is so wonderful and such a beautiful thing to delight and appreciate our femininity as God intends. I love each and every quote. You included such lovely ones that really made me think. I am reading a book along the lines of many of them, especially the great Lesley Ludy quotes, and it was nice to see what I am reading about written in a new way.

And it is so appropriate that you posted about this because you are such a feminine, godly woman!

Blessing and hugs to you♥
I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

JES said...

Stephanie, I really liked this post and thinks it would really fit well on my other blog (which I haven't had much time to invest in sadly). I did two similar posts on modesty and purity. This would be the missing link ;)

If you are interested in letting me repost it as a guest post on http://heroinesofthefaith.blogspot.com/ let me know :)

My email is pleasewritetojes@hotmail.com

Have a beautiful weekend!

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