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The Power of “One Word”

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There was once a ragtag troop of frogs who were traveling together through the untamed wild, when two of them suddenly stumbled and fell deep within the confines of a gaping pit. Now, these two frogs immediately began attempting with all that was within them to leap their way free. Unfortunately, they were greatly discouraged by their fellow companions above, who rained down the inevitability of...

3 Reasons You Can Stop Beating Yourself Up

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“You’re too hard on yourself.” I’ve heard this so often that after a while I took a strange kind of pride in it. Such perfectionist tendencies must be good, I thought, and surely this is much better than the other extreme. Unfortunately my obsessive compulsive perfectionism spilled over into my spiritual life, with very bad consequences. Only last year did I start to realize how much pressure I...

4 Tips for Being a God-Glorifying Sibling

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Being a sibling is hard. I would know. I have nine unique little brothers and sisters that I’m called to love all the time. Sometimes it drives me bonkers! It can be hard to treat our siblings right, especially when we’re teenagers and our emotions are extra sensitive. As a brother or a sister, we know we should love our siblings regardless of how we are feeling, but how should we go about this...

Being Real in an “I’m Fine” World

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“Hey! How are you doing?” a friend asks as she swiftly walks by. “I’m fine. How are you?” is the inevitable response shot back with almost no second thought. “I’m good,” she replies with a smile that serves as a mask shrouding a wounded heart. Being real is unpopular. Many times we would rather keep our struggles and temptations to ourselves and...

Don’t Forget the Small Hard Things

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We are Rebelutionaries. We are young people who want to use our youth to serve the Lord. We are men and women who want to do hard things for the glory of God. But sometimes, the hardest and most impactful things we can do seem simple and insignificant. Sometimes, the thing that will actually make the biggest difference isn’t big at all. Sometimes, we overlook hard things because they are...

God Is Greater Than Our Pain, Sighs, and Losses

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Let my sighs give way to songs that sing about your faithfulness Let my pain reveal your glory as my only real rest Let my losses show me all I truly have is you -Satisfied in You (The Sing Team) The first time I heard this song, I was drawn to the second line of the bridge–the line about pain. Whenever I was hurting or struggling, I knew that God’s glory would give me rest from my pain...

Are You Truly Pro-Life?

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As a Christian and a young woman, I am an ardent and dedicated pro-lifer. I’ve seen all kinds of debates regarding ‘women’s rights’ and feminism. I’ve seen the pro-choice tweets and posts that try to justify abortion. But on this point I am determined–the rights of the unborn and innocent need to be protected. Yet, I can’t help but be a little disappointed in how we’re trying to go about...

How Serving in the Church Helps us Grow

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I crashed the computer program in less than two minutes. I’m not talking about the kind of crash where you can just exit out of the program. I pushed the wrong combination of buttons, and the computer screen completely froze up. After initially panicking, I finally restarted the computer, desperately hoping it would regain its sanity. How did I end up in this predicament? Well, I was sitting in...

Katherine Forster, Managing Editor at The Reb, Releases New Book

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Transformed by Truth: Why and How to Study the Bible for Yourself as a Teen, a new book by Katherine Forster, releases from Crossway today! Forster wrote Transformed by Truth in response to a lack of resources for serious Bible study for teens. More importantly, however, she wanted to combat the low expectations that the world and sometimes even the church has for teens and their Bible reading...

The Promise God Won’t Let Me Forget

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My flight was scheduled for mid-afternoon at the Miami airport. I spent the morning in a coffee shop, where I ordered a large latte, full of that dark magic called caffeine. Bad decision. Twenty minutes later, I felt like I was going to lose my breakfast, I was so tense even breathing hurt, and the only way I could think of to cope was curling up in my seat and closing my eyes, just as the lunch...

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