Saturday, March 12, 2011

clothe yourself

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:15 NIV

For some time, this verse has stuck in my head. I don't know why exactly, but maybe God is reminding me that while clothes are important for modesty's sake, it is more critical for me to consider my "spiritual wardrobe" as I prepare for the day. I certainly find it easier to choose between this sweater or that shirt, even on my most indecisive days, than I do to choose compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience in the heat of the moment when my calling as a follower of Christ is put to the test.

Because I love to creatively play with the Word, I'm working on a project for above my closet doors as a visual reminder of this verse (and will reveal it when it is completed). In the meantime, I came up with these for the Sunday School class my husband and I teach - it's to be our Scripture Memory Verse for the week and goes with our lesson on Genesis 3.

Here's how I did it:
  • I used line art in Microsoft Publisher to draw the clothes (for the shirts and skirt I based it off of some free clip art I had previously downloaded but couldn't get to work for this project) and then added in the text
  • Found some fun paper at Joanne Fabrics and printed the images
  • Cut images, punched some holes and strung them through with raffia to create a clothesline effect.
If you would like a PDF of the file I created or would like me to send you one these creations, please leave a comment with your email address or you can email me.


bms4661 said...

Just adorable...I would love to have this to share at our Church....pls email me at women's group will be doing The Fitting Room over the summer
thanks...God Bless Betty

cyndi said...

me too !!! i teach 3 - 5 year old Bible classes and would love to see your material - my email is - - thanks so much !!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to get this to share with our Bible Study Group this summer. If you could email me at Thanks for sharing and making it available. Love it! Liz Lyons

Anonymous said...

I would love it too....just adorable. My Bible study girls would love this. Pls email pdf to Blessings

Edith Pont, M.A., IMF said...

Thanks for such a lovely idea. I actually used your recommendations and came up with one myself to give myself a daily reminder.


Anonymous said...

We are currently studying The Fitting Room in my women's Bible study at church. I would love to make each of the ladies one of these! Please email me at God Bless You!