Another Reason to Cover in Church

Doing some Googling after yesterday's post, I happened across this article, which has almost the same title as my post from yesterday, but with very different content. It's called "Visiting a Church with a Headcovering," but it is about outreach to Muslims. We might consider that, besides all the other reasons to cover our heads…

Advertisements

Visiting Churches with a Covering

This past weekend, I visited a church with my head covered. Since I made my decision to start covering, at a minimum, in church, I haven't dropped my commitment when visiting other churches. But I'll admit that in the beginning, it was very nerve-racking to me to walk into an unfamiliar church with my head…

Symbolizing Christ AND the Church

Here is something short and sweet I noticed recently about 1 Corinthians 11. Verse 3 reads, "But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God." Now, St. Paul goes on to explain that the man is not…

Reactions of Others

Maybe you want to cover your hair but wonder how others may react. Though I address the root problem of that fear in this post (and admit that I do still struggle at times to balance how others will perceive me with my preferences), I think it is unavoidable for all but the strongest personalities…

Guard Your Hearts

This morning I'd like to share a dream I just had. Let me state at the outset that I do not believe this dream was from God; I believe it was simply the product of natural psychological phenomena, like any other ordinary dream. Nevertheless, I think it represents, to some degree, what happened in my…

Thoughts on Secular Music

I used to be a fan of classic rock. Some of my favorite bands and artists included Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Dire Straits, Bob Seger, Fleetwood Mac, and Supertramp, to name a few. I also liked certain more recent ones like the Killers, Coldplay, Rufus Wainwright, and James Blunt. I never enjoyed music that…

Forgiveness–Of Ourselves and Others

Today's post has nothing directly to do with head-covering, but it's on a topic that I think many of us struggle with. How do we forgive people who have hurt us and our loved ones, sometimes deeply and in life-altering ways? And what should we think about the phrase "forgive yourself"? Is this a legitimate…

Know Your Reasons

If you are new to head-covering and need a confidence boost, or if you are thinking about starting, one thing that can help is listing the reasons you are drawn to this practice. Knowing your reasons will also help you explain your choice to those who ask you about it. It can also help you…