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Don’t Let Your Fear Take Over

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A few weeks ago, a friend asked me, “What is one major thing you struggle with, that keeps you from striving towards God?” The second I heard it, the answer became clear– fear. We all face fears, fear of the future, failure, rejection, and betrayal. It’s crippling. The fact is, if we aren’t careful, fear will take root in our lives and control all our decisions. It creeps in like a thief seeking...

The School Year Habit We Forget (And How to Cultivate It)

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You’ve started classes. You’re beginning to fall into a schedule. And most likely you’re creating—or rediscovering—school year habits. Hopefully they’re good habits—starting work on assignments ahead of time; minimizing your time on social media; eating breakfast. Perhaps some of them are not so great—procrastinating schoolwork with Netflix or staying up until ungodly hours. But in all of that...

Parents Do Hard Things Too (And Four Ways Teens Can Pray For Them)

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It started with two teenagers and a vision to see young people take a stand against low expectations. Then a blog was born. The rebelutionary movement caught fire, the blog turned into a book, and an army of young rebels raised their hands eager to do hard things one faithful step at a time. But the movement hasn’t survived on its own. We’ve been joined and rallied around by another army on the...

Why Do I Have to Forgive?

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We’ve all experienced pain. There have been times when people hurt us so badly–emotionally or physically–that we don’t see how we can forgive them. All we can think about is getting even with them. Today, I want to share with you three reasons why Christians need to forgive. 1. God Forgave Us First When we sin, we isolate ourselves from God. God cannot associate with sinners like us...

The Spiritual Ramifications of Self-Reliant Work

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The “gig economy”–a fancy tech term for an work that promotes flexibility–is growing rapidly. Think flexible income, flexible hours, and flexible forms of expression. Some 150 million workers in North America and Western Europe have dropped the “relatively stable confines of organizational life” to become independent contractors, according to a March-April Harvard Business...

The Song Every Teen with Depression Needs to Hear

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In case you haven’t heard yet, Lauren Daigle just recently dropped her full album, Look Up Child. It’s amazing. Even before she released the entire album, the singles pre-released were making significant waves within the industry as they each dropped, with the title track even making Apple Music’s coveted “World Record” playlist. Anyways, the second track on the...

These Amazing Teens Summited Mount Everest

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Last April, a group of five teens from tribal India did a teeny-tiny little hard thing. They summited Mount Everest. Okay, so maybe it was kind of a hard thing. The funny thing is, a year prior, they hadn’t even known the name of the highest summit (Everest). Now, according to the BBC, not only have they summited the giant, they’re ready to start working on another one (maybe Mount...

“Come Along and Find Out”–Worrying about the Future

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It’s school season (if you haven’t noticed). And with it, the school season brings many things: friends, full-schedules, the thrill of learning, homework, late night study sessions, early morning study sessions, teachers, tests, projects, drama–it goes on and on. But what it brings the most is a pile of unknowns. And with the unknowns come questions… Questions about whether you’ll be...

3 Reasons Eating Healthy Helps You Do Hard Things

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Studying to excel, obeying our parents, and doing ministry are only some of the hard things we need to do. We usually strive to do something that will impress others, but we often neglect one thing that will impact our lives first: eating healthy foods. In reality, this is a really hard thing, especially for teenagers and young people. This was an issue for me during my childhood and teen years...

The Most Important Things I Did at College Weren’t in the Classroom

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“I would rather you stay up with a friend who needs help than finish your essay for my class on time.” These weren’t the words I expected to hear from a college professor on the first day of class. She was not only telling us she was fine with us putting off assignments, but she was encouraging us to do so. When most books and articles advising for college focus on the importance of studying or...

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