Ties That Bind 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 07:05 PM - Extra Christy, Radio
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Putting on Clothes

Father's Day is a good day for ties. I've gotten some creative ones over the years, that I enjoy wearing, but I don't usually wear a tie.

Early in my ministry, I tested tie wearing. I wore ties every day for a week and went "neck commando" the next week. I found that I have more significant conversations with people when I didn't wear a tie. Folks would open up.

Ties are good if a man wants to move up in business, but I want to help folks move up in other ways...and ties might not be helpful for spiritual movement for some folks.

Christy & a Friend with Different Neckware
I still like to wear a tie for one worship service a week.(Even thought it is mostly covered with a robe!) But for the second one, I change into a casual shirt. One of the new regular attenders told me, I see you in that shirt and khaki pants and I know this place welcomes people like me.

I hope you are welcome in the places you go and are always wearing your welcoming clothes, whether they include a tie or not.

Christ Ties to Us

As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to the promise.- Galatians 3:27-29

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