Previously Loved Clothing: “Consider the lilies…even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.”

Second Showing Boutique

I had a lovely visit this morning at my favourite clothing consignment store.  For the better part of two years now I have avoided buying new clothing, at least for myself.  This does not extend to the unmentionables of course, but I have perhaps three items of clothing from the past two years that were purchased at a regular store.  I like to think of my things as previously loved and just as my clothes I got rid of when I lost weight were perfectly good, the items I buy have lots of life in them.  I save a little money, get brand name clothes I wouldn’t normally pay for, and do a tiny bit to save the planet at the same time.


I have been looking longingly at the cool rubber boots you can get



Second Showing Boutique

now.  $70.00 rubber boots are not in my future, but I am hoping that someone takes a pair in to the consignment store.  Perhaps last year’s design just won’t do for them this year.  Perhaps they bought them last year and haven’t worn them at all…I’ll wait and see what turns up.


I don’t really know where this inclination has come from.  I have never been noted for being frugal.  My mother always says that I can go in a store and unerringly choose the one most expensive item.  I can still do that of course, I just won’t buy it anymore.  It amazes me that stores get away with charging so much for clothing and that we put so much effort into having the latest fashions.   


Jesus tells us that we needn’t worry about what we will eat, or what we’ll wear…

luke 12:22-32  ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?* 26If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest? 27Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;* yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 28But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. 30For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31Instead, strive for his* kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

 So when you go to bed tonight remember to thank God for providing you with what you needed today and for the fact that he will do it again tomorrow.  Take a little time as well to ask how you might be of help in providing for others.


3 responses to “Previously Loved Clothing: “Consider the lilies…even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.”

  1. Hi Cathy,
    I’ve been enjoying your thoughtful and thought-provoking blog entries. Thanks!

  2. Jennifer Mills

    Cathy, I would like to thank you for your kind words. You have been a wonderful support to my business but most of all, I thank you for your friendship, respect and charming ways! I will dearly miss you my friend!

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