Well, God has blessed us to see a new season! Yes, Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, the sounds of birds and
crickets have filled the air. As the weather is warming, we can't wait to break out the short sleeved items, shorts, and sandals.
Our church attire also changes as the weather does. For some it's drastic because that air conditioner in the sanctuary isn't
quite working right. For others I believe they have just lost their minds or just don't know any better. I understand that
many churches have adopted a "casual" attitude regarding what we wear. However, we can be "casual classy"
and not look like "club casualties!" Can I get an AMEN? Attire isn't the only thing that we neglect. Our overall
appearance tends to suffer when we go too casual. I understand that times are hard, and not everyone has Louboutin or Cole
Haan in their wardrobe. However, when you know better, you do better! So let's see if after reading this article, some of
you will acknowledge the error of your ways and dress more appropriately for worship services and be more conscious of your
attire in general. This is my list of Attire Tips for Worship!
1. Ladies, if the dress, skirt, or pants you are wearing
comes very close to leaving NOTHING to the imagination, you are out of order! You know when you leave the house it's wrong.
Then you come to church tugging and pulling on everything because stuff slides up and out and you get an attitude because
the church mother brings you an old choir robe or a gates of hell rag for your lap. Girlfriends please. Go ahead and get the
next size up and ask God to help you work things out!
2. Ladies, stilettos are some stunning footwear to show off. However,
if you have a problem with your equilibrium, are knock-kneed, pigeon-toed, or you just don't know how to walk in these 8 inch
heels, it's ok. That is not your ministry. God has something better in store for you! Flats and lower heeled shoes are available
to you TODAY! Is there one? There is nothing funnier to me and others to see you barely tip into church and before the morning
hymn is over, your feet are bare. Why buy them and you can't walk in them? That's probably why your tithe is low or non-existent.
Quit wasting money on a gift you cannot handle. What God has for you is for you and its name is FLATS!
3. Ladies, open-toed
shoes and sandals are so nice to wear. But if you plan on showing off your toes and bare feet, please make sure you have applied
proper lotion and that your feet don't look like you just walked over the river and through the woods to worship. Foot care
is essential and no one wants to see feet that should be on their way to get soaked and scrub, or worse on their way to a
podiatrist for extensive treatment. This applies to men too!
4. Men, jeans have become acceptable attire for you to
wear in worship. The varieties and selections are endless. But when you purchase your jeans, please try them on and make sure
they fit. How can you praise God and hold on to your jeans at the same time? Sagging is so not the business, PERIOD. On the
flip, if your jeans are so tight that we can count the change in your pocket, or see the imprint of your wallet, you need
to upgrade that size homie. God will indeed enlarge your territory if you ask Him!
5. Men, we all appreciate the fact
that you choose to work out and keep fit. But please understand. Under Armor shirts do not look good with suit jackets. Additionally,
biker shorts have their place, and it ain't in the sanctuary!!
6. Dreadlocks allow folks to express a natural and holistic
approach to their hair. Maintenance of locks is just as important as any other hairstyle. So please, wash the locks, spray
some oil sheen, use jojoba oil, whatever you need to do to maintain them. Retwisting needs to occur BEFORE you look like your
rocking a Fro-dread style. 2 styles in one went out of style with the Freeze- French roll combo of the 90's.
are absolutely fabulous! I love a good weave and appreciate the technique of a skilled stylist. I know some of you have resorted
to the DIY (Do it Yourself) method of weave application, but please, know your lane and stay in it! At no point in time should
I or anyone else see tracks. PERIOD. Also, no wig or track of hair should ever be glued directly to your forehead. We see
the glue! No ma'am. Lastly, accept the fact that last week you rocked 3 inches of hair and today we see 20. It's ok to acknowledge
it's a weave. We know. Confession is good for the soul and it will keep folks from laughing at you as your toss your hair
Now for anyone reading this and you feel as if you have a judgmental comment for me, just remember when you
pointed out Shelisha's inappropriate top, or Jaquan's funky jeans. You've taken pics and tweeted them all over the place.
You've texted all through worship and laughed at them too! LOL. Just know that this is all in love and in fun. I love you
all and remember this is just what Paulette Says!