Saturday, May 30, 2009

Head Covering is Good for You, again

IL Dept of Health warns residents:

"Take precautions from tick bites"

As the weather gets warmer, you'll probably spend more time outdoors.

That's why the Illinois Public Health Department warns residents to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting the diseases. The department has received reports of five cases of tick-borne illness in Illinois this year.

Ticks become most active now through June when the ground temperature is 40 degrees Fahrenheit or more. Ticks live in and near wooded areas, tall grass and brush.

If infected, ticks can transmit diseases including ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Lyme disease. Below, there's more information on symptoms and how to protect yourself from tick-bourne illnesses.
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Among the many suggestions made (check the above link to find out), notice that you should:
Tuck long pants into your socks and boots. Wear a head covering or hat for added protection.

Civil War Head Covering

Hometown History of the Post Journal of Jamestown, NY, posts: "Bonnets Of The Underground Railroad Era", By Phoebe Forbes.

There are two pieces of women's headwear on display in the new Underground Railroad exhibit at the Fenton History Center. Both are from the period when the Underground Railroad was active in this area - the period from circa 1840 to 1860.

The article includes quite a bit on the history of headwear during that period of time, which some of our readers might find interesting. Some of the information includes:

A lady during this time period should always wear a head covering in public - either a bonnet or a hat with a veil. Headgear protected the head from cold and the face from the sun, the wind and prying eyes. It was an essential accessory. It more importantly contributed to a woman's self image as a proper, ideal lady.

The more utilitarian the headwear, the more people associated it with physical labor and thus a lower class. Old-fashioned bonnets or plain cotton sun bonnet styles were considered headwear for the poor and for slaves. Utilitarian bonnets were more often worn in rural communities.

More information may be found at the linked title provided above, including information and website of the Fenton History Center, which looks like a very interesting place to visit.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Head Covering Study Links

Here are some links to Headcovering studies, as found on the "Monergism" website (via "Deo Volente" blog):

  • Headcoverings
  • Wayne Grudem - from Evangelical Feminism and Biblical Truth
  • Head Coverings, Prophecies, and the Trinity: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
    Thomas R. Schreiner
  • What Is the Head Covering in 1 Cor. 11:2-16 and Does it Apply to Us Today?
    Daniel B. Wallace, Ph.D.
  • The Woman's Headcovering - 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
    Michael Marlowe
  • Headcovering Customs of the Ancient World
    Michael Marlowe - An Illustrated Survey
  • Head Coverings, Prophecies and the Trinity 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
    Thomas R. Schreiner
  • Head Coverings, Prophecies and the Trinity
    Thomas R. Schreiner
  • Should Women Wear Head Coverings Today?
    Robert Spinney - A Brief Examination of 1 Corinthians 11:1-16
  • Head Coverings in Public Worship
    Brian Schwertley

  • Be noble, like the Bereans of the book of the Acts of the Apostles, who "searched the scriptures daily, to find whether the things they were taught were so."

    Covering Your Head is Good for You

    Summer time in the Northern Hemisphere is upon us, and as usual people need to be reminded to cover up, to protect our bodies from the sun, and especially our heads. Interesting how a spiritual or religious tradition can have "side benefits," eh?

    From "10 Healthy Lifestyle for Reducing Your Risk of Many Cancer," in

    Be aware of affects of the sun. Sun exposure can cause skin cancer. Many seniors believe that after years of sun exposure, they no longer require protection from the sun. Proper sun protection at any age is important for cancer prevention. Children, older and younger adults should wear sunscreen during time spent in the sun, protective eyewear (UV sunglasses), and head coverings like hats. It’s also important that individuals remain aware of any changes to their skin, like moles or other marks, and discuss any changes to skin conditions with a doctor immediately.

    You may remember that before the days of sunglasses, all that folks had to block the sun from their eyes was a head covering of some sort. Hence the reminder by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11 for the Christ-following men to remove their headgear when they come inside to pray or prophecy, and so directly reflect the image and the glory of the Christ.

    I sometimes wonder why folks insist these days on the desire to keep their heads uncovered, when it's good for you in so many ways? It's not just an ancient tradition with no principle, after all.

    Friday, May 22, 2009

    Is Hijab Headcovering Really Islam?

    Found article in "hijabwoes.blogspot", explaining the basic clothing rules as found in the Quran. Read the article as transcribed here:

    "A Must Read"

    Taken from
    Regarding The Dress Code for Muslim Women
    Quran is very clear about the dress code for the believers. Innovations and fabrication intorduced Hijab (veil) to Islam (submission.) Hijab (veil) is a traditional, not religious head cover that dates back to ancient civilizations, and is not supported or advocated by the Quran.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2009

    Fashion Scarf

    Monday, May 18, 2009
    New & Hot: ABonita Head Scarf
    --By Jules Newmark, in the "Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle" blog

    There's something about a chic woman who is totally put together, but a little bohemian looking. Whether she's wearing some chic boots or a scarf, the woman has a touch of downtown, beachy/urbanness that's almost too great to call one style. A put together mess one might say, but others know, this woman is hot on the trail of the trends and changes them to make the most sense for her.

    That being said, sometimes a hair-do can be the end all factor in a perfect outfit. Many woman don't know what to do with their tresses and end up in a wanna-be style that doesn't suit them or their mirror. A great look is the head scarf. Now don't think a do-rag, beanie, turban or any of the above. This is a look simply accomplished by tying a scarf through the hair or around like a headband. Bonita Sands recognized the same people and created her own line of hair scarves called ABonita.

    Click to ABonita scarf here


    Saturday, May 16, 2009

    The Principle Behind Christian Headcovering

    "1 Corinthians 11:3", by Andrew at the blogspot, "Article 7"

    Please click to read a good article considering the idea of headship, and submission and service in the lives of Christian men and women. This writer states in the beginning of his article: "We are about to hear about a church tradition that is not followed any more, and is culturally bound. However, the reasons for that church tradition (namely: head covering) are sound teaching that still stand for every time and every culture."

    This eternal principle of headship and personal submission is the reason for the outward practice of headcovering, and so we must understand that headcovering is not just a cultural tradition to show what belief system one is a part of. Though often viewed as a mere culturally bound expression of a spiritual principle, I believe the the act of wearing a physical headcovering guides one to practice this principle, when the principle is taught as this blogger writes about it.

    Friday, May 15, 2009

    Kippah Smile

    Tip of the head covering to "My Right Word" for passing along this smile:

    When young David was asked by his father to say the evening prayer before going to bed, he realized he didn't have his head he asked his little brother Henry to rest a hand on his head until prayers were over.

    Henry grew impatient after a few minutes and removed his hand.

    The father said, "This is important...put your hand back on his head!"

    To which Henry exclaimed, "What, am I my brother's kippah?"

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    Another Decision to Cover

    "Head Coverings: Taking I Corinthians 11 Seriously", by Women in His Image, at wordpress.

    A personal study and understanding of the Bible passage from one who has recently begun covering to pray. Here is a portion of her blog post:
    Men should not cover their heads, since they are the image and glory of God and covering their heads would dishonor the One who is supreme over them (God). Women are called upon to cover their heads because they are under the authority of man, and to have their heads uncovered would dishonor the one who is supreme over them (husband). The head covering is the symbol of this authority.

    So why am I choosing to cover my head during prayer? I believe that no part of God’s Word is void of meaning or significance. I don’t believe that this part of the Word is simply “cultural” or has been over-ruled by the modern feminist movement. I believe that there is blessing in this practice.

    Thursday, May 7, 2009

    Answers for a Christian Headcovering

    "Veiled Glory" posts some prayerful thoughts about why she continues to cover her head, as per 1 Corinthians 11 and with the idea of modesty too. Please read: Q and A with Veiled Glory Part 2, and other articles. A real covered lady speaking from experience.