Covering Testimony: Kim Fox
|Name: Kim Fox||Age: 32||Location: Brighton, CO||Started Covering: December 2012|
1) Introduce yourself to our readers.
Hi! My name is Kim Fox. I am a wife to my high-school sweetheart and mother to six living children and counting- aged 8 and under! (five daughters and one son, and two children in heaven) God redeemed me and called me to salvation when I was 19. My husband and I were baptized together a couple years later. I am a busy keeper of my home, and school my children at home. I am also a sporadic blogger at www.foxliving.com. The Lord continues to grow our faith and led us to a reformed church about 7 years ago.
2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it.
I attend Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church. It is a congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA). Our spiritual heritage particularly comes from the reformation in Scotland and the Scottish Covenanters. Our full doctrinal statement is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith, The Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the Reformed Presbyterian Testimony. We have recently moved and our church membership still resides in a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Oviedo, Florida.
3) What led you to start covering?
About 2 years ago we started doing more personal bible studies about principles of worship. We came across many sermons and articles of church history, and my husband became convinced and I quickly agreed. It was amazing to us to see how covering was the practice of the church until just recent days (50 years or so).
4) What were your beliefs and thoughts about head covering before your husband did his study?
Well I guess I had never studied the issue of head covering and think I had just skipped over the scripture passage, assuming it to be only cultural and applicable to Paul’s time. Our oldest daughter who was only six at the time then asked my husband a question in passing about head covering. That question led my husband into a deeper study of Worship principles. We came across several articles and sermons teaching on the Biblical mandate of head covering. Some of my favorites and most helpful to me at the beginning include; a sermon by Rev. Stephen Hamilton, KP Yohannan’s booklet, and the more recent video sermon from Carlton McLeod.
We then looked at many records of church history and found covering for women to be the general practice and standard of the early church and in continuing centuries until just the last one. We then found The Head Covering Movement at the initial launch and have loved following along; learning more and having so many great articles, testimonies, and links in one place. 🙂
5) What was that first Sunday like when you showed up in a covering?
The first Sunday I wore a covering, I felt very self conscious and a bit awkward. At the time we were members of a different reformed congregation here in Colorado. Myself and my daughters were the only ones covering. After a few weeks we were even approached by our pastor and elders questioning why our recent covering. They even counseled us that we may be binding others consciences and the possibility of us scaring off new attendees- just by quietly wearing a covering. 🙁
6) As someone who is the only one covering in your church, what encouragement can you give to women who want to cover but they don’t want to be the only one to do so. They may be worried about sticking out in a non-head covering church.
We have moved several times in the last few years and have always been the only family in our local church whom practices head covering. It still feels awkward at times, but the Lord continues to bless our obedience. He keeps giving me more and more feelings of joy in doing what the Bible says, especially in issues like this that are so “set apart” from our current culture. The most encouraging thing I can claim is that I long to hear my Savior and Father say, “well done” and I remember to not grow weary in well doing (Gal 6:9). Eternal rewards will be far better than any ridicule or suffering we may endure on this earth.
7) What kind of covering(s) do you use? Where did you get them?
I use mostly the wide headband or bandana looking coverings but I also have a couple sheer veil type coverings. I ordered them all online through Etsy shops (ex: Sowers of Hope).