Why Me! Why Modesty!
Hi! I’m Cleona. I have a passion for inspiring women young and old to honor the Lord in the way they cover and conduct themselves. I share not as one who has arrived for sure, but as one who is finding joy in the journey. Together let’s discover ways to be "Cute, but covered. Stylish, but sensible! Contemporary, but classic! Feminine, but fresh!"
Why Me, I proclaim, because if you would have asked me 5 years ago if I would be interested in sewing I would have said "no way!" I sewed a skirt in Home EC in the 7th grade, and yes it was good, but I was not interested in that, I was only interested in cars and boys! I started driving when I was 9 years old, and bought my first car when I was 12 years old, I was the only kid in junior high driving to school. lol... I had no interest in anything girly. Tom boy all the way.
WHY MODESTY, When the LORD reached down and spared my life from the flames of hell, it was a drastic turn around in my life in every way. As I learned more and more about the LORD I saw so many things in His word that revealed to me what pleases Him and one of them was the way I dress and conduct myself to honor and please HIM! When I read scriptures like in 1 Timothy 2:9 "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;" I realized that this chapter of the Bible, even though when it was written it was not written in chapters back then, we use that to refer and find things faster for us, that chapter was an exortation to God's people to do certain things in order to please Him. I wanted to please Him so I took it very seriously, so seriously that it planted a desire in me to do something about it. I was 32 years old when the LORD spared my life, and my daily apparel was a pair of leggings and a t-shirt and some sandals, that is what I wore most of the time or jeans and t shirts. But the leggings were way more comfortable.
So starting on my Christian walk I got rid of ALL my old things and bought new things, but I always felt kinda frumpy in my skirts and tops, I very seldom wore dresses, they just weren't comfortable to me. Then I had an idea. And now:
When you get a text message from a friend that sends you a picture of a young woman wearing one of your dresses and your friend asks, "is that one of your dresses?", and you can proudly say, "yes it is" and you see how cute it looks and how stylish this young lady looks just out at a coffee shop on the streets of San Francisco. It really is exciting! Modesty is beautiful!