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Sunday Best

"Great balls of fire! They're my portieres now! (she jerks down the portieres, pole and all; drapes the material over her shoulder; turns back to Mammy)  I'm going to Atlanta for that three hundred dollars, and I've got to go looking like a queen."

Green Curtain Dress 

Well, it's no secret that us Southern women take a lot of pride in our appearance.  I like to think it's part of our charm.  The curtain scene from "Gone With the Wind" is one of my favorite scenes because Scarlett shows that a true Southern belle can always find a way to gussy herself in hurry no matter what the circumstances.  

Here in the South, we have an expression we call "Sunday Best."  Traditionally, this referred to Christians wearing only their best clothes to church on Sundays, a custom from which many people have strayed.  I'm always disappointed when I see someone wearing jeans and a t-shirt to church.  If you can't dress up for a date with God than when can you wear your "Sunday Best?"  Is it really that hard to throw on a dress versus a pair of jeans?  I think not!

In order to encourage more "gussying up" for worship, I'm going to start featuring inspiration every Sunday titled, "Sunday Best."  I hope this will encourage all of us to leave the jeans and sneakers for the weekdays and save your "Sunday Best" for the Sabbath. 

Your Southern Peach

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