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Joan Winifred

Hungry?..that’s okay i am too/2 (most days, eh?:).  The human family is hungry/starving…(and mostly spiritually, in my Point of View).

(What i am hungry for, what you are hungry for is very individualized.) We all have various nutritional needs/tastes. But a hunger..we may fail to acknowledge (tend to/take care of)..that goes deep is: a spiritual one.

“God created us with a “spiritual need,” an innate hunger to understand the meaning and purpose of life. (Matthew 5:3: “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need[…]”) Our spiritual need also includes a desire to know our Creator and to have a relationship with him.” (excerpted on-line article: “I Don’t Feel Good About My Life—Can Religion, God, or the Bible Help?”)

I am hungry for a shredded body…a spiritually shredded/super-fit spirituality.. That is clean/lean but never mean – lol ;)! spiritual nutritional needs may/probably/most likely differ much from say a mildly to moderately to severely spiritually inactive person.

do i care how i look?…on the inside–YEAH!..(i’d be dishonest not to admit looking “healthy” on the outside matters to me somewhat..on some level even a smaller one.) Though, i usually hate being judged/valued by “any” of my outwardness…putting my best foot forward when it comes to dress/grooming is a part of a compassionate life and being sensitive to those around you…so, i embrace is always my intention; anyway. i find modesty inside and outside: a compassionate choice…clothing/attitude that’s “fit”…it “fits in anywhere and everywhere among anyone.” Modesty is moderation. Which is a life-style adopted/embraced in my youth..that according to recent comments by family/friends…about my outwardness..size/shape, etc at 46 being like a teenager…makes me a little self-conscious cause i don’t like any undue attention…yet, makes me realize that healthy choices in youth along with consistent follow-through..does contribute to a healthy physical/spiritual life later in life…i.e., never smoked/never got drunk..etc. gave up soda in high school. (Though occasionally do enJOY Ginger ale.) What choices Reader have you made that are positively contributing to not only your physical health, but your spiritual, emotional and mental health? (i have stuff to work on/changes to make, obviously, believe me!)…health on every level is a c-o-n-t-i-n-u-o-u-s-p-r-o-c-e-s-s-o-f-p-r-o-g-r-e-s-s-/m-o-v-e-m-e-n-t/g-r-o-w-t-h…f-o-r-w-a-r-d-

Please check it out:…all quoted excerpts in this post from on-line article: “Young People Ask: How Do I Look?”

For example, when you see ads for clothes that are touted as “sassy,” “hot,” or “sexy,” ask yourself:

  • ‘Who really profits if I follow that trend?’

  • ‘What lifestyle would it associate me with?’

  • ‘Does that lifestyle really define me and what I stand for?’

Further readings on topic…

The Bible says: “Do not let your adornment be external . . . but let it be the secret person of the heart.” (1 Peter 3:3, 4) In harmony with that advice, think about what’s more attractive—eye-catching outfits or heart-touching traits.

Fashion tip: Your best ‘fashion accessory’ is modesty. True, that’s not a popular word today. But think of it this way:

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who talks too much and only about himself or herself? The sad thing is, that person probably has no clue that he or she is putting you off!

Clothing, like conversation, can be so ‘me-focused’ that it repels those around you

When you dress immodestly, you become like that person. Your attire sends out the message ‘look at me,’ and that can make you appear either insecure or self-absorbed—or both. It can also make you look desperate for any kind of attention—even the wrong kind.

Rather than advertising something you’re not selling, try modesty.

WOW!..i truly HOPE this blog/post, etc. is not turning into a ‘me-focused’ conversation…IF you feel that way Reader: Sorry…stop reading “me”…now!

Questions for Consideration:

Am i spiritually fit?

How do i feel about a modest attitude/lifestyle of moderation in all things?

Do i need a trainer/positive example e.g., a spiritual guru say like Jesus?

What areas do i need to work-out…to get toned (compassion) muscles of: forgiveness, patience, humility, love, loyalty, kindness, goodness, etc.?

How do i do the things i do…modestly or haughtily? Do i repel people/true friends or do i attract people/true friends?

Do my conversations leave a bad/sour taste or a good/sweet taste?

Who is molding me??…media/advertising/powers that be, etc.?…“Stop being molded by this system of things.” (Romans 12:2)

“Rather than seeing only two options—trendy (and accepted) or out-of-style (and rejected)—consider a third option: self-confident and secure.”

People work-out everyday to sculpt/maintain their physical bodies…why not discipline/sculpt/maintain mind…a fit-shredded spirituality at work..a healthy spiritual body…that consistently exercises a compassionate heart beating strong every second!:)

(published 11/07/15 @2:11 p.m.)

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