This is exciting–we have the chance to ask Jeremy Gardiner of the Head Covering Movement website our questions about headcovering! Here’s how he explains it:
(Headcovering Q&A intro video link)
As you can see, I’ve already recorded my own question for him. So far, mine is the second question he’s gotten, but he needs more questions from more people in order for this new series to be a success! If you have a headcovering question (mine isn’t technically about headcovering–it’s about our natural covering, the hair), don’t be shy–go ahead and record it, and send it on over! I can’t wait to see the final presentation.
(My question for the Q&A video link)
(Oops, I just realized it’s more than 30 seconds! Oh, well…)
Thanks so much for participating! And, if you want to have a go at answering the question I posed, it would be neat to read what you think in the comment section below. I’d love to hear your perspective! Have a great week, everybody!
Here’s a new YouTube showing how I trim my hair; I also demonstrate one hair style I like to use a lot. Additionally, I talk about why I have long hair and what the Bible says about long hair for women. Hope you enjoy watching it!
This newest video discusses different examples of headcovering and un-covering in the Old Testament. Continue reading
This past Sunday was beautiful. The weather was beautiful, and something that happened to me was beautiful, too. A lady at my church gave me a gift, and that gift was a variety of lovely headcoverings! Continue reading
Since there are probably many Spanish-speaking ladies who would be interested in knowing more about covering, I thought it would be a good idea to create this video. A couple of other people also encouraged me to do so. It may be that there are already lots of videos in Spanish on this topic out there, but this is my simple addition to whatever already exists.
Though Spanish is not my first language, I have learned a lot from my husband, who watched it and gave it his okay. It’s not perfect, but with time, I hope to improve my language and presentation skills (yes, he did point out a few things, in his kind and gentle way). I would love to make more YouTubes in Spanish in the future.
I hope this video ends up being useful and encouraging to others!
Is it sufficient to promote a return to biblical roles for men and women, without also recognizing the symbol that represents those roles? Can we, as women, fully reclaim biblical womanhood but ignore headcovering? I don’t think we can. Continue reading
This is a (somewhat) shorter version of my previous video on why I cover. Instead of taking 50 minutes, it only takes 30 (ha, ha). I’m re-doing my longer video by creating new, shorter videos that tackle only one theme at a time; this will probably make it easier for other people to watch. In this particular video, I also show you a few of my very first headcoverings (veils). Enjoy!
Several years ago, a plumber came to repair our sink pipes. You might not expect a plumber to have an opinion on headcovering, but he did. Continue reading
The other day, I had the privilege of meeting another blogger and headcovering/dresses-only lady: Regina. Continue reading
Here’s another new YouTube video, which shows headcovering styles you can do in thirty seconds and gives an explanation of why I don’t think hair is the covering 1 Cor. 11:1-16 has in view. I know the video is a little blurry; I think it must be because my computer’s camera isn’t the best quality, so sorry about that, and thanks for bearing with me! I’m having so much fun creating these videos!
A woman who is fulfilled is a woman who has submitted her life to God’s plan for her. She doesn’t need to look for fulfillment in an expensive education or in a career. She doesn’t need to look for fulfillment in having a great body or in sporting the latest style. Rather, her heart is at peace because she knows she is doing what she was always made to do, what she was designed to do from the moment she was conceived in her mother’s womb–no, even before that in the thoughts of Almighty Creator God! Continue reading
Now I think I understand more than ever why some people view head-covering as a symbol of oppression. Just today, I finished the book The Green Bicycle, by Haifaa Al Mansour.
Here are some very good questions I was asked recently regarding a woman “asking her husband at home” and “learning in silence.” Continue reading
If women shouldn’t speak during the church service, is it okay for them to speak during an informal, mixed-gender Bible study? Is there some way of delineating where it is proper for a woman to express her opinion on theological matters, and where it is not? Join me as I think this through! Continue reading
Lately, I’ve been considering how a woman should speak and write. A friend of mine has been scrutinizing this matter, and I have been doing so right along with her. I greatly admire her willingness to conform herself to the truth of God’s Word, and I want to do the same. My aim is to be as true to the Bible as I can. If my opinions don’t line up with the Bible, then my opinions are wrong and need to be changed. Continue reading
When I first told my husband I wanted to use a head-covering, and explained that the Bible tells women to do so as a sign of submission, he gave me a frown. Submission? The word was distasteful to him. It made him think of a brainless dish rag subjugating herself to every whim of her tyrant master. But, that’s not what he was! So, why submission? After we realized that the Bible uses the word submission to mean that the wife respects her husband’s leadership, we were back on familiar ground. Continue reading
Persecution of Christians.
These are all very important matters, with widespread effects. They are damaging to the individual, to the family, and to the society. These matters require action, and they require prayer. Now. So, isn’t headcovering basically a non-issue when compared to all these problems? Isn’t it kind of like scratching at a pimple when the whole body is being ravaged by cancer? Continue reading
I flipped through a book at the Christian bookstore the other day about a woman who did something daring and unexpected. She camped out on the roof during her periods, grew her hair out, and wore a headcovering. She wanted to understand how other people felt who did those things. Even though her husband thought it was all a little weird, he understood that this was just another one of her investigative projects, and went along with it. Continue reading
I’ve been blogging for about a year now, and since then, a whole new world has opened up to me that I hadn’t known before! Continue reading
Someone who recently commented on my blog provided a link to this great article, which I greatly enjoyed reading, and recommend to all who are interested in the topic of headcovering: Continue reading
Yesterday, I read a comment on another blog that referenced headcovering as a “divisive” issue. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this. The general consensus among Christians seems to be that headcovering shouldn’t be talked about much, since it’s one of those “hot topics.”
Well, is it? Continue reading
This is a companion post to my most recent article, Why is headcovering so hard?
Carpenters have various tools for making sure that what they are building turns out straight. One of those is the plumb line, connected at the end to the plumb bob. When this is hung next to a wall, the weight of the plumb bob pulls the string taught, and reveals whether the wall is straight, or not.
Well, to me, headcovering is like a plumb line. Continue reading
(This is a slight revision of my previously published post, since I realized that some things needed clarification. Thanks.)
I’m not going to address challenges other people might have with headcovering, here. I’m simply going to talk about my own experiences.
Why is headcovering so hard? For me, one of the difficulties is Continue reading
Today, let’s take a look at a heated topic: that of headcovering and hypocrisy. How are these concepts related? ARE they related? Continue reading
A few months ago, I experimented with a different approach to Bible study. I put together a Bible study folder using note cards. Here, I will share with you how I made my notebook, and how I use it to record what I’m learning from the Bible. Continue reading
Biblical symbolism. A complex subject, and one I am inadequate to fully address in all its minuteness. I’m no scholar–far from it–I’m just a simple Christian woman who wants to understand the Bible better. I have to start someplace, right? Continue reading
As my knowledge of biblical symbolism slowly expands, I feel more and more like a novice. I’m starting to see themes fit together like the pieces of an intricate puzzle. The Bible is an incredible document comparable to a sumptuous feast: the first course is barely over when the second course is being ushered in. Continue reading
I recently received a comment on this site that made me stop and think. So far, I’ve shared with you some of what has made headcovering a challenge for me. But to dwell only on the challenges would be unbalanced; now I’d like to highlight what has made headcovering a blessing! Continue reading
(This photo is from liturgicaltime.net)
Throughout all of human history, we can trace symbols and how they were used to convey non-verbal messages. Symbology refers to the study of symbols; I can think of many that have had an impact on society, but I’ll start out by referencing one that I believe we’re all familiar with: the Fish. Continue reading