Friday, August 31, 2007

My First Pics!! :)

Finally, thanks to Ali, I now know how to post pictures!! :) It is actually much easier than I thought! Yay! :) I chose to do pictures of my pets as my first pics. I have a cat and a dog, both inside animals. These pics are of my cat Piper-named after one of my Dad's favorite authors, John Piper. :) Piper is nothing short of hilarious at times, and these pictures capture that. I hope you enjoy them! I simply couldn't resist taking this picture! When I saw him lying there propping himself up like that, I thought it was hilarious!! He's quite a ham, isn't he?
This is his favorite way to sleep......I'm sure you can't tell that, by the contented look on his face! ;)
He was very curious about the camera!! I think he kinda liked having his picture taken, though! :)

I hope you enjoyed the pics! There will be more to soon follow!

Daily Bible Verse

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

~Psalm 51:10 (NKJV)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; the humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together.

~Psalm 34:1-3(NKJV)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissentions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

~Galatians 5:19-26 (NKJV)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
~Proverbs 31:30 (NKJV)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

This is something that is so hard for me to remember sometimes!! So often we worry about things (I, myself, definitely included) that we have no control over, or things that will not happen probably until way into the future, or possibly not even at all. And it's often very hard to remember this verse and really apply it, when we're worring a lot over something. Nonetheless, we have to strive to remember this verse and live by it:

"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on...Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?...Therefore do not worry about tomorrow....(you can find the whole passage in Matthew 6:25-34)

Further in Philippians Paul reminds us in verse 6 of chapter 4: "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

He then goes on to tell us in the very next verse what we should be dwelling on (not our worries!) Verse 8 says: "Finally brethren whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things".

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
~Titus 2:4-5(NKJV)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
~Romans 12:1-2(NKJV)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

This is one of my very favorite verses. (I know I say that about all of them =) ) Honestly, though, it has been a source of never ending encouragement, and this verse is so very dear to me.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
~Proverbs 3:5-6(NKJV)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

"Feminism is An Attack Against Femininity"

The following is a very true and thought-provoking essay on the subject of feminism written by Robert Lewis Dabney(March 5, 1820-January 3, 1898). The wisdom with which he speaks in this essay is nothing short of amazing. In his day, the "Women's Rights Movement" was just beginning to arise. Nonetheless, in each of his essays on feminism, he correctly prophesied what would happen if feminism continued to grow without being quenched. His "prophecies" have sadly come true and our nation is falling apart at the seems and is being destroyed because of feminism. Our country is now anything but what our Christian Founding Fathers designed and planned for it to be due to the wide-spread belittlement of Christian principles. Here is just one of the many essays wise Mr. Dabney wrote on the subject of feminism:

Feminism is an Attack Against Femininity
It would not be hard to show, did space permit, that this movement on the part of these women is as suicidal as it is mischievous. Its certain result will be the re-enslavement of women, not under the Scriptural bonds of marriage, but under the yoke of literal corporeal force.
The woman who will calmly review the condition of her sex in other ages and countries will feel that her wisdom is to "let will enough alone." Physically, the female is the "weaker vessel." This world is a hard and selfish scene where the weaker goes to the wall. Under all other civilizations and all other religions than ours woman has experienced this fate to the full; her condition has been that of a slave to the male-sometimes a petted slave, but yet a slave.
In Christian and European society alone has she ever attained the place of man's social equal, and received the homage and honor due from magnanimity to her sex and her feebleness. And her enviable lot among us has resulted from two cases: the Christian religion and the legislation founded upon it by feudal chivalry.
How insane then is it for her to spurn these two bulwarks of defense, to defy and repudiate the divine authority of that Bible which has been her redemption , and to revolutionize the whole spirit of the English common law touching woman's sphere and rights? She is thus spurning the only protectors her sex has ever found, and provoking a contest in which she must inevitably be overwhelmed.
Casting away that dependence and femininity which are her true strength, the "strong-minded woman" persist in thrusting herself into competition with man as his equal. But for contest she is not his equal; the male is the stonger animal. As man's rival, she is pitiful inferior, a sorry she-mannikin. It is when she brings her wealth of affection, her self-devotion, her sympathy, her tact, her grace, her subtle intuition, her attractions, her appealing weakness, and placed them in the scale with man's rugged strength and plodding endurance, with his steady logic, his hardihood and muscle, and his exemption from the disabling infirmities of her sex, that he delights to admit her full equality and to do glad homage to her as the crown of his kind. All this vantageground the "Women's Rights women" madly throw away, and provoke that collision for which nature itself has disqualified them, they insist upon taking precisely a man's chances; well, they will meet precisely the fate of a weak man among strong ones.
A recent incident on a railroad train justly illustrates the result. A solitary female entered a car where every seat was occupied, and the conductor closed the door upon her and departed. She looked in vain for a seat, and at last appealed to an elderly man near her to know if he would not "surrender his seat to a lady." He, it seems, was somewhat a humorist, and answered: "I will surrender it cheerfully, Madam, as I always do, but will beg leave first to ask a civil question. Are you an advocate of the modern theory of women's rights?" Bridling up with intense energy, she replied, "Yes, sir, emphatically; I let you know that it is my glory to be devoted to that noble cause." "Very well, Madam," said he, "then the case is altered:You may stand up like the rest of us men, until you can get a seat for yourself."
This was exact poetic justice; and it foreshadows precisely the fate of their unnatural pretensions. Men will treat them as they treat each other; it will be "every man for himself; and the devil take the hindmost." There will be of course a Semiramis or a Queen Bess here and there who will hold her own; but the general rule will be that the "weaker vessels" will succumb; and the society which will emerge from this experiment will present woman in the position which she has always held among savages, that of domestic drudge to the stronger animal. Instead of being what the makes her, one with her husband, queen of his home, reigning with gentle scepter of love over her modest, secluded domain, and in its pure and sacred retirement performing the noblest work done on this earth, that of molding infant minds to honor and piety, she will reappear from this ill-starred competition defeated and despised, tolerated only to satiate the passion, to amuse the idleness, to do the drugery, and to receive the curses and blows of her barbarized masters.

*the above essay is an excerpt from the booklet: Robert Lewis Dabney: The Prophet Speaks. In this book, this very wise man speaks out on subjects such as government schools, politics, the family, and feminism. He correctly prophesied regarding how government schools and feminism would destroy our country. This is a fascinating book that I very highly recommend! It is available through and is edited by Douglas W. Phillips, Esq., President of Vison Forum Inc.

Daily Bible Verse

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
~Psalm 19:14 (NKJV)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

As so many of us know, it is oftentimes so hard and we feel alone because of our convictions-ones that are completely counter-cultural, yet 100% Biblical. During times like this, this verse has been such a breath of fresh air to me-a refresher, and a verse that makes me feel prepared for battle once again. It gives me peace that I can't even describe, and it just makes me love the Lord more than I can even express. I pray that this verse ministers to you as well, and really speaks volumes to you while you're going through whatever it is you might be enduring right now. God bless!
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
~Psalm 27:1 (NKJV)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

Do not let your adornment be merely outward-arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
~1 Peter 3:3-4 (NKJV)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Coming Soon!

I deeply apologize to you for not posting anything lately except for the Daily Bible Verses. I feel that those are very important, so I wanted to ensure that I had the time for those, but apart from that, things have been so very busy this week, that I just have not been able to find the time to post all that I've wanted to. I'm sorry!!

Coming soon (Lord willing, this coming week) will be many more posts. They will include a very important post on a ministry idea for girls and young women that the Lord laid on my heart about 2 months ago. It is very exciting, and there are some wonderful stories behind it as well!! So, please check back often and tell your friends and family about the blog!! Once again, I'm sorry for the delay in posting!!

May you have a blessed weekend!!
All for His glory,
Rebekah Ann Shadoin

Daily Bible Verse

My goal is to post a daily Bible verse on this blog for all of you who come to access it. I pray that it (no matter which one it is and which day) will be an encouragement to you throughout your busy day, and a comforting verse that you can meditate on during the hard times. This following verse has become very dear to me. The Lord has very recently (within the past 10 months to almost a year) been conducting a huge, radical change in me, my family, and our convictions. Because of this, I have been facing some hard times when extended family members think we're crazy, etc. During these hard times, my dear friend Ali ( would consistently remind me of this verse, and it helped, encouraged, and strengthened me so much. I pray that it does the same for you, as well:

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
~Romans 8:28 (NKJV)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be aftaid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
~Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
~1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.
~Colossians 3:23 (NKJV)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Daily Bible Verse

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
~1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV)

Beautiful poem entitled "Dear God"

This is a beautiful poem that my dear friend from church, Hannah Morse (, wrote not long ago. She is very talented!! I hope you enjoy it:

Dear God, I'm blind and I can't see,
Please change my heart and work in me.
Dear God, I'm deaf and I can't hear,
Please take this silence out of my ear.
Dear God, I'm weak, please make me strong,
Allow me to worship You all day long.
Dear God, thank You for your love and help,
And now in you I find my wealth!!!!

Welcome to my brand new blog/About my blog!

Hi, everyone! Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad that each and every one of you is here to visit and hope you will come back quite often, as well as tell your friends and family about it!

This blog is dedicated to encouraging, strengthening, and edifying girls and young women as they seek to return to the beauties of home and family, Biblical femininity, modesty, discreetness, chasteness, humility, and Biblical daughterhood and womanhood. I hope that this blog will be a breath of fresh air to you, and be a haven where you can be girded, strengthened, encouraged, and prepared for the battle before us in the savagely humanistic, feministic culture in which we live.

I pray this blog and its posts will encourage you as you grasp the Biblical vision of returning to the glorious and noble missions of Biblical femininity and womanhood in the midst of a culture that is disgusted with and belittles anything or anyone who is distinctly feminine and ladylike: a homemaker, a submissive wife/daughter, one who loves and enjoys the noble titles of virtuous daughterhood, submissive wifehood, blessed motherhood, or someone who enjoys and takes great joy from being a helpmeet (or helpmeet in training). This world desperately needs more young girls who will embrace this vision now, and who will grow into noble, virtuous, God-fearing women. We need girls and young ladies who will grow up to be godly and virtuous women who love and are not afraid to have the precious titles of wife, mother, and homemaker (titles that were lovingly God-ordained exclusively for women). Girls who have no concern or desire to look "cool" in the world's eyes or to please them, but rather desire to bring glory and honor to and please their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who has bought them with a price. The following beautiful poem so clearly depicts this truth:

The Need of the Hour by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

What does our country need? Not armies standing
With sabers gleaming ready for the fight;
Not increased navies, skillful and commanding,
To bound the waters with an iron might;
Not haughty men with glutted purses trying
To purchase souls, and keep the power of place:
Not jeweled dolls with one another vying
For palms of beauty, elegance and grace.
But we want women, strong of soul, yet lovely
With that rare meekness, born of gentleness;
Women whose lives are pure and clean and holy,
The women whom all little children bless:
Brave, earnest women, helpful to each other,
With finest scorn for all things low and mean:
Women who hold the names of wife and mother
Far nobler than the title of a queen.
Oh! These are they who mould the men of story,
These mothers, ofttime shorn of grace and youth,
Who, worn and weary, ask no greater glory
Than making some young soul the home of truth;
Who sow in hearts all fallow for the sowing
The seeds of virtue and scorn for sin,
And patient, watch the beauteous harvest growing
And weed out tares which crafty hands cast in.
Women who do not hold the gift of beauty
As some rare treasure to be bought and sold,
But guard it as a precious aid to duty-
The outer framing of the inner gold;
Women who, low above their cradles bending,
Let flattery's voice go by, and give no heed,
While their pure prayers like inscense ascending:
These are our country's pride, our country's need.

I pray that this beautiful poem was an encouragement to you to be godly young women to the glory of God in the middle of this world which scorns all things feminine and lovely.
May the Lord richly bless you and grant to you strength as you strive to glorify, please and honor Him through Biblical femininity, amidst a world and culture who belittles such ladies.

By His grace and for His glory,
Rebekah Ann Shadoin

*The above poem is an excerpt from the beautiful book entitled, Verses of Virtue: The Poetry and Prose of Christian Womanhood. It is compiled and edited by Elizabeth Beall Phillips, mother to 8 children, and wife of Doug W. Phillips, Esq., the President of Vision Forum, Inc. This book is available through, and I would very highly recommend it to each and every one of you young ladies out there who are seeking encouragement regarding your vision of noble daughterhood and womanhood.