Fresh Fashion, Fresh Faith (Life Lessons From Our Trusty, Old Friend, The Jean Jacket)

It’s no secret, I have some really talented friends who write insightful, funny, and encouraging posts on a daily basis.  My latest favorite is my friend Josie’s post on her love for the jean jacket.

Her post inspired me to dig out my jean jacket from storage and figure out ways to weave it in with my spring wardrobe.

Josie, also included this “oh-so-helpful” Pinterest inspiration board on how to style your old jean jacket in 2014.



And then there’s the Reese Witherspoon effect.  My motto?  If it’s good enough for Reese, it’s good enough for me!  (Except maybe the whole DUI arrest debacle she endured recently…)

I even stumbled upon a Vogue article on the return of the jean jacket.  Granted, it was written in 2012, which means, that it’s now time for ME to start paying attention.  (I tend to be 2-5 years behind on trends.)

So as spring is springing all around us, and we search for cardigans, blazers, and yes, jean jackets to pair with our sun dresses before we move into the sweltering heat of summer, in addition to increasing our fashion options, I think the jean jacket has a valuable lesson to teach us all…

Lately, I’ve been writing a lot about feeling weary, dry, and just plain stuck.  I can’t say I’m happy to hear other people are in the same place, but as I said on Monday, it’s encouraging to know I’m not alone.

I think sometimes we face seasons in our faith when we just feel stuck.

For those of us who have been walking with God for a long time, I hate to admit this, but sometimes I put my faith on the back shelf, mindlessly walk through motions I’ve been going through for years, instead of embracing the power and promise of God right here, right now.

But much like my beloved jean jacket, which was tossed aside for ten years, it IS possible to dig it back out and find a fresh, new, invigorating love for what may have seemed old or stale just days beforehand.

As we approach Easter and prepare to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, be encouraged, that if God can breathe new life into death, without question, He can certainly breathe new life into what may seem like a tired, old faith.

Let’s wake up and see our faith with fresh, awakened eyes!!

Ask God to give you a new heart and new eyes to see Him in fresh ways…

Bible verses that we’ve read again and again…let’s hold on to them!

Worship songs we may have heard or sung a million times…let them settle on our hearts in new ways!

A prayer life that seems repetitive…let’s mix it up and dig into conversation with God!

The past is in the past.  Let’s choose today to dust our faith off and start living it out once again.  Our God is real.  He’s alive.  He loves us.  And He LONGS to be in a relationship with us right here, right now.  What are we waiting for?

Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
Isaiah 43:19

Wake up, sleeper,
    rise from the dead,
    and Christ will shine on you.
Ephesians 5:14





  • Mary Elizabeth Stone

    Love this… Thank you!

    • Elizabeth Robertson Williams

      You are welcome!!

  • Cally Everett

    But can we talk about the return of overalls?!? I feel like that’s an entirely different level…

    • Josie Ortega

      CALLY gah! I don’t know if I can’t handle it. I LOVED my overalls, but maybe not as much as your sister. My HS principal used to say, “Overall, you look nice today,” when somebody was wearing them.

      • Cally Everett

        Haha I think you both need to buy a new pair! The new ones are a bit more fitted, but lots of windows on 5th Avenue feature this “new” trend! Watch out, world!

    • Elizabeth Robertson Williams

      Are overalls back?! That’s a game changer for me!!

  • Elizabeth Chapman

    Well done girl… You managed to seamlessly tie together a post about a jean jacket AND Jesus. That’s skill. 🙂 P.S. My fashion motto in college was “WWRW” for What Would Reece Wear? LOVE her!

    • Elizabeth Robertson Williams

      Haha, thanks Elizabeth!! “WWRW”…words to live by!