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Kaitlyn is a Virtual Assistant, book launch manager, and storyteller who writes about discovering God's goodness in the ordinary and faithfulness in the difficult. She loves good books, deep conversations, and iced vanilla lattes. Kaitlyn is the author of Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between.

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  1. Kaitlyn,
    Beautiful…I love this! At my age I basically know how to dress myself. I will admit, however, that I’ve walked out of the house forgetting to put on both earrings, wearing two different socks, or forgetting deodorant. Your post reminds me just how insignificant these are…and that I am ultimately to clothe myself in love before I walk out the door. I’m a visual person, so I may just make a hanger that says “LOVE” in big, bold letters, and hang it in the front of my closet. To put on love, compassion, and kindness takes humility. It takes setting aside the “Me” itinerary and making room for the “There YOU are” mindset. Thank you for challenging me as to what “wearing love” will look like today, tomorrow, and the next day!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

    • Kaitlyn,

      I love the “love” sign on the closet door idea! A great reminder to put on love above all else. I think we’ve all been there done that when it comes to forgetting some “necessary” part of our outfit. But like you said, the greatest of these is love. 🙂

      God bless!
      Tara

  2. Beautiful message of encouragement. The “with-ness” of these people allows you to see, touch, and feel His love. Bringing it to life. It’s resurrection love. Thank you for reminding us all that the small and simple hold His power as well. Live blessed this day.

  3. For such a long time I believed that I needed to look a certain way, fit a certain description to be loved by God. That my image was not the image he wanted to share his name. How wrong was I my actions will always speak louder than my top. My desire to love upon on others will always be love more than my clothes. This is a reminder that I so needed as I was struggling again only this week in judging my appearance and judging myself. My heart is what God searches for and i hope and pray he finds it open and loving.

    • Sara,

      Love that…”my actions will always speak louder than my top.” So spot on! What a great reminder and so true! I struggle with the perfection infection too. But like you said, God sees the heart and that is the most important thing.

      Blessings,
      Tara

  4. What a lovely way to start the day. I need to read this everyday. I want to be this person but some days seem more difficult than others. I make a pledge to myself today to cloth myself with more love and joy. The whole world needs to read and absorb this message. Oh, how each of us could see what a peaceful and magnificent place the world would with be if each of us was dressed in love. Thank you for your words of inspiration.

  5. Loved:
    “Her outfit was simple but chic, cozy, and effortlessly cute …”
    “When I over-complicate things and focus on the big and grand, bring me back to the small and simple.”

    When I get dressed every day, I do hope I look “effortlessly cute”. I have no idea why this is my aim every day! I feel more confident to share the Lord when I “look the part” and then what is “the part” I ask myself this question all. the. time. Seriously, I ask it every day I put my clothes on, so reading your words are wonderful. I don’t really feel alone in it. It always makes me think I’m full of pride ( or vain) but we are unique in our relationship with God. In my older age, now (I do pray) when I dress each morning. I aim now to look like God in heaven created me to look (on this day.) Dear God, what is Your choice of “effortlessly cute” for my meeting, my lunch with friends, my volunteering, for a day with my grandchildren, or for my evening out with my husband, or leading a group at Bible Study Fellowship? And don’t you know it… God helps me when we ask him. HE adds or takes off and then puts His touch of LOVE on us until we are content. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the Scripture, too. I loved this.
    Lori

  6. Kaitlyn, thank you for such great encouragement. This is much needed as I tend to ” over complicate” things. Thanks for reminding me to focus on the small and simple, all while wearing love!

    @Bev, I love that idea of the visual LOVE to hang on your closet door!

    Have a blessed day, ladies!

  7. Thank you! I too shall be making a sign for my closet door! I get busy wondering what shall I wear, thanks for reminding me the most important things I need to remember! If everyone would do this what a beautiful world it would be! However , let it begin with me !
    I don’t want to forget to dress myself with His love that will flow to others. Blessings to you all.

  8. Jennifer,

    Spot on post!! Just heard a sermon by Dr. David Jeremiah on worry. One passage he used was Matthew 6:25-29 where Jesus tells us not to worry-especially about the clothes we wear. We are so consumed with how we look & rushing around that we often forget about putting on love & compassion. We may not realize it at the time, but our actions speak louder than words. It only takes a few minutes of our time to talk with someone. Just ask them how they are doing & listen to them. Anymore I won’t take an “I’m fine” answer. I want to know how you are doing. What troubles/trials are you facing? Can I pray for you? Some things I do that take little to no time or effort are to smile often & say hello. That cherry smile may just brighten someone’s day. I work in a hospital. Patients & their families don’t want to be there. Often times I will ask them if they need anything or if I can help them. My way of trying to make an uncomfortable situation a little better. I feel I’m spreading some of God’s love along the way. Everyone could use a friendly smile or pat on the back now & then. Let’s go out the door wearing compassion & love.

    Blessings 🙂

  9. The messages are all so positive. I hope that more people will be able to wear love as they go out and face the World. I’m usually that silly ALMOST old lady who you get behind in line at the store. Usually I have formed some type of connection with the sales associate, customer rep, whom you may be waiting in line to see. Please show RESPECT For the connection, it’s probably the right person to help you out too. ie:get things done correctly and in a timely, friendly manner. Guess what? You’re probably going to form some kind of bond with the sales associate you’re waiting to see. Patience is a virtue. Strive to be the person who wears their love on their outfits. You’re going to be SO much happier! ‍♀️❤

  10. Hi Kaitlyn,
    Powerful message! Beautiful reminder of how we are to love one another at all times, exemplifying Love.
    I admit that I struggle with “that person” who “gets on my last nerve” sometimes. So, I’m writing this verse in my scripture journal – a close reference.

    Thanks and have a great day!
    Sandy

  11. Being kind and showing love doesn’t cost us a single thing. We just never know whom we would be lifting up with one simple kind gesture or word. I know most people just want to be acknowledge and we are called to love and serve others. I truly believe that when one person passes that kindness around, it is infectious and contagious and can brighten so many lives out there. I tell my hubby all the time that small acts of kindness makes all the difference in the world. I don’t need anyone to do anything grand for me, just a simple, “hey I was thinking of you” brings such a huge smile to my heart…. Thank you for sharing this message.