Authentic virtue post #2- The Modesty Survey

Dear sisters in Christ,

This modesty survey was recommended to me by a couple of friends and I am so thankful for their recommendation!

The modesty survey was created by Alex and Brett Harris. Their website is called TheRebelution.com which is defined as “a teenage rebellion against low expectations.” This survey has really opened my eyes to what guys really think and how precious they view modestly dressed ladies. I was so blessed. With the huge amount of temptation to dress immodestly, we may feel like modest clothing is a “ball-and-chain” and a guarrentee to “old-maidhood” (at least that’s how I’ve felt sometimes) (and by the way, if God desires one of His children to remain unmarried it is a blessing!! Marriage is wonderful if it is in the Lord, but being single is a blessed opportunity to serve others and the Lord! It is a privilege! Imagine the blessings God pours on His single children). But, we must remember that the Lord calls for us to be modest. Let’s be willing to give up the world’s ideals so we can be obedient to our Father. And I promice God blesses those who obey! He has me!!

A little caution- this survey is a wonderful tool, but if you were raised dressing conservative and modest your whole life and have never dressed as the world (as I had for about 16), this survey could open your eyes to the world’s styles in ways that may not be profitable. You are able to choose what sections you want to read, but I caution you to make wise decisions so as not to bring undue burdens upon your heart.

Below I’ll paste the website’s message about the modesty survey. I hope this blesses and encourages you all as it did me!

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Dear Friends,

TheRebelution.com has launched the results of their massive Modesty Survey! Over 1,600 Christian guys have answered questions on everything from glitter lotion and lip gloss to swimsuits and skirt slits! It’s everything girls have ever wanted to ask guys about modesty, but were afraid to ask! For guys, it’s really interesting to see what other Christian guys think!

Most importantly, the survey is presented as a resource to help Christian girls (and guys), not a list of legalistic rules, and it is accompanied by the Modesty Survey Petition (which tons of guys have signed) which encourage young women to focus on the heart, not the hemline, to honor their parents, etc.

The results were released on St. Valentine’s Day as a gift from 1,600 Christian guys to all Christian girls — and I can’t think of a better one! Now the survey is being endorsed by people like Shaunti Feldhahn (“For Women Only”) Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Revive Our Hearts), CJ Mahaney (Sovereign Grace Ministries) and Shannon Ethridge (“Every Woman’s Battle”)!

Go check it out: www.therebelution.com/modestysurvey

But also make sure you spread the word to all your friends. We want as many Christian girls (and guys) as possible to see this, so forward this email on!

Your (Excited) Friend,
Frannie

P.S. Guys, they are still accepting signatures for the Modesty Survey Petition, so this is an opportunity for you to still share your voice on the topic of modesty!

THE MODESTY SURVEY
www.therebelution.com/modestysurvey

Authentic Virtue post #1- A post for Christian girls

Dear sisters in Christ,
I was hoping to share a few encouragements on how to walk through the valleys of life. Lately, I’ve been struggling in some areas and the below points have encouraged me to look to Jesus and His Word.

1. Look to Jesus- When we begin to look at life’s issues we sink farther in to self-pity and ungratefulness. Jesus has paid for our salvation and it is safe to trust Him with our problems. Jesus cares for us!

2. Don’t rest in your feelings- The pain this has caused me! When I don’t feel like reading my Bible, when I feel like I can’t go on, or I feel like I can’t be forgiven I must realize my feelings are decieving me. God has given us feelings to help us be sensitive to sin and righteousness. But, God’s Word is what we should rely on during times of struggle.

I read once that God uses the valleys to test our faith. If we are being tested, be encouraged! that means you have faith.
God bless you all as you walk on in Him, Frannie

Around the Halbert Home

A view of our small town of Eminence.
A morning view from our porch.

Welcome to our Halbert Home!

Jeremiah and Momma schooling on the front porch.

Kimo and I. (I’m in my apron) 🙂

Right inside our front door is the living room. Recognize those couches?

Momma sitting in the living room- so pretty!

Momma’s pretty table with pictures in the living room.

Jeremiah’s bedroom.

Frannie’s bedroom.

A peek into our dining room…please excuse the boxes. 🙂

The rack that hangs over our kitchen counter.Our family room looking into the sunroom.

Our fireplace insert in the family room.There are a few pictures missing (like Allie’s and Dad & Mom’s bedroom). They’ll be here as soon as possible! 🙂

Issac Watt’s- I’ll Praise my Make While I Breath.

During difficult times in life I have found Issac Watt’s hymn very helpful and encouraging. During times of intence struggle God uses song to push us on in His ways. Thank you Lord!

I’ll praise my Maker while I’ve breath, And when my voice is lost in death,Praise shall employ my nobler powers;My days of praise shall ne’er be past,While life, and thought, and being last,Or immortality endures.


Why should I make a man my trust?Princes must die and turn to dust;Vain is the help of flesh and blood:Their breath departs, their pomp, and power, And thoughts, all vanish in an hour, Nor can they make their promise good.


Happy the man whose hopes rely On Israel’s God: He made the sky, And earth, and seas, with all their train:His truth for ever stands secure;He saves th’oppressed, He feeds the poor,And none shall find His promise vain.
The Lord has eyes to give the blind;The Lord supports the sinking mind;He sends the labr’ing conscience peace;He helps the stranger in distress,The widow, and the fatherless,And grants the pris’ner sweet release.



He loves His saints, He knows them well,But turns the wicked down to hell;Thy God, O Zion! ever reigns:Let every tongue, let every age,In this exalted work engage;Praise Him in everlasting strains.

I’ll praise Him while He lends me breath,And when my voice is lost in death,Praise shall employ my nobler powers;My days of praise shall ne’er be past,While life, and thought, and being last,Or immortality endures. Taken from cyberhymnal.org