CASSIE WRITES: I don’t know about you, but I have LOVED these new discussion questions! I love how they make me think. I love how Rebelutionaries all over the world can share their opinions on the topics. I love how we can all be courteous, humble, and open. I love how we can disagree politely and defend our views graciously and clarify when misunderstood.
So, I want to hear: What do you guys love about these discussions? What has made you think most? What have you learned?
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I love learning others’ opinions. I love being able to disagree with other people yet still be completely on good terms with them. I love seeing great advice being given that is pertinent to many more than just the person who asked the question. But most of all, I sincerely appreciate the Christian encouragement that’s going on. It’s amazing how different people from different walks of life can build each other up like is happening here!
180 comments, huh? Anyway I love being able to connect and discuss important ideas with other Christian teens. A lot of other “Christian” teens really don’t have a lot of depth or care for important things, but the Rebelution community is, well, different. It is so encouraging to see other Christian teens who are serious abut following Christ. Keep it up, guys!
Love to hear that, Steelers Fan!
Also, sorry about the “180 Comments” thing. The link was pulling that number from the DQ on overcoming complacency.
Thanks Brett! Don’t worry about the 180 comments thing, it’s no big deal 🙂
@Brett, we’re you home schooled?
Hey @icecuber:disqus! Yes, I was homeschooled all the way through high school. =)
Cool. I am also homeschooled.
Same here. Though I have nothing against public school peeps.
Not a lot of people I know home school through high school anymore. It’s like some sort of “rite of passage” for people to start going to a public or private school when they start high school. But in a few months I’ll be able to say that I did it all the way!! 🙂
Me too 🙂
I love everything about the DQ’s! Talking to all you amazing people, thinking about really deep questions, and doing hard things all at the same time?? Yes Please!
The DQ’s have been incredible! I think, most of all, I love the community here. Although most of my friends are Christian, most of them aren’t interested in having discussions like these. Here, I’m able to talk with like-minded people who love God and each other.
As irrational as it may be, there are some days when I feel like I’m the only person in the world who cares about doing hard things anymore. Now I can just come here to be inspired and encouraged. I come and I realize that I’m not the only one who struggles with the things I face in life, and that the people here are also determined to face those things in Christ.
So, thank you, Brett, for doing this; and thank you, everyone else, for being a part of this amazing community! It’s been an incredible blessing!
You are so welcome, Christy! I am just as blessed and grateful for all of you and the community you have helped create as you are for this website — so it’s all even. =)
I’m so glad to hear that! God is surely at work here, and I am honored to be a part of it. 🙂
Thanks for putting my thoughts into words! What you shared above perfectly parallels my feelings.
That’s awesome, Elizabeth! I feel the same way about a lot of the things other people said. 🙂
These are great! I think it’s awesome in hearing the opinions of other like-minded teens. These present great opportunities for teens to speak their minds in a safe and appreciative environment. It gives teens the opportunities to talk about the tough and deep questions of Christianity and life in general. It can also be used as a great tool for encouragement and lifting others up. Thanks Brett for all that you and Alex have done with this tool, and for inspiring teens to Do Hard Things.
I love being able to get others’ opinions on things (especially from the recent “encouraging members of the opposite gender without going too far” discussion), and being challenged by all the other young people who are living for Christ. 🙂
The DQs have been incredibly encouraging to me! I love seeing so many teens get together to discuss serious questions. I crave community like that…and it’s so great to find it on here. I’m so encouraged by these deep thinkers who are serious about their faith and who I can relate to in so many ways. Yes, it’s over the internet and we don’t really “know” each other face to face, but nonetheless its very uplifting to realize these people exist :). It has inspired me to be more outspoken about my faith and to get even more involved in the real life community I’m already a part of. Thanks Brett!
I love having an answer to my DQ! That was awesome. 🙂
I Like your New Pic Trent. 🙂
Renee, what does YSIC stand for?
I’ve enjoyed seeing other’s points of view and some of these questions I’ve never even thought about or considered before so its been very educational as well as encouraging.
I also like having a place to put out my opinion and read other’s and (although some disagree) no one is rude or condescending in any way. Its all kindness and respect!
These are great! Thanks for starting this page up!
Hi guys! I really, REALLY like these questions and discussions. They are so awesome because it always make me think a little more “outside the box”. And they also sometimes give me encouragement when I’m going through something difficult. So thanks guys!!
I so appreciate the intelligence of this website. It is reassuring that we have not lost all of this younger generation to “dumbing down.” I live in a extremely secularized state where it is hard to find anyone 16 on up that can converse outside of texting.
The comments always seem to show a respectful use of scripture and a maturity that is refreshing. Thank you for letting an “older” individual that loves your blog to post!
I love being able to hear other Christian’s opinions on various topics, as well as making me think about how I would answer each question. It also brings up things I had never thought of before. So thanks for the DQs!
I love being able to discuss problems and peoples thoughts! I also love all the help you guys have given me when I Told you my problems/thoughts! :3 we have such a great community!
I love seeing that I’m not alone. I was kind of worried at first if this would work because everyone has to be so open. But everyone is so respectful and though I don’t always agree, it is still great to find out what others are thinking. There are so many out there that think like me, which could actually be a little scary haha. But I love the openness and honesty. And the advice. There are some wise people! And the questions are great, sometimes it seems that they come up when I’ve been asking myself them. It is so great!!
I love… everything everyone else has said!!! And I love how we can have fun, joke around sometimes. Even though I only know the people on here through what they write, I feel like I know many of them quite well! They’re friends – people I can connect with (even just through these DQs), encourage, be encouraged by, challenge, be challenged by…. This is a community, of real people being very real.
Im new to the rebelution forum, but I’ve really enjoyed sharing my thoughts and learning from others. I don’t have a large group of serious Christian friends my age so this is really great for me, Thanks Brett!
Welcome to The Rebelution, Clare! Sounds like you’ve already worked out how awesome it is! 🙂
Welcome to the rebelution!! So glad to have you!
Welcome to the cause! Great things are happening here!
Ha! That made me smile. And welcome, Clare! 🙂
I would say welcome too but you actually have more comments than I do so…we can be new together! 😛
I love the DQ! I love being able to speak my mind and heart to people my age who are serious with their relationship with Christ. In reality, I’m constantly surrounded by immature kids and family who I think feel I have nothing to say because of my age and quiet personality. I know God has something greater than this.
Does He what!! 🙂
Huh? I don’t understand what you’re asking. :
Oh, it wasn’t a question, I was agreeing with your statement that ‘God has something greater than this.’ 🙂 Sorry for not being clear enough.
I love being able to find people who are likeminded and are interested in the same thing. Finding people our age who love Jesus and want to do what He wants them to do is so encouraging…
The discussion questions are definitely a fav! Sharing how the Lord is working, getting practical tips, ideas, and encouragement from so many folks, from all over the world, each with individual gifts and talents….it’s awesome! Keep these going- please and thank you!
These Discussion Questions are always so helpful. Most of the time I don’t respond because of lack of time, but I still love to read others responses and be encouraged that I am not alone in living for the Lord and wanting to grow closer to Him while making a difference in this world for His glory. Knowing that I have a place to turn to when I have a question or need some Godly advise is very reassuring as well. I love my physical church that I attend, but I feel like the Discussion Questions have allowed The Rebelution to become my second “church”. Maybe others of you know what I mean? I really appreciate The Rebelution and the wonderful community God has formulated through it, I feel very blessed to be a part of it!
I can definately relate with the rebelution becoming your second church. 🙂 As much as I love my youth group, we don’t really get to cover the things that get discussed on here. I love hearing what God is doing in other people’s lives and I feel like this makes it easier to be vulnerable and real about our lives (if that makes any sense :))
This is my church so far as teens are concerned. And I really get more real about my life on here than I get with most of my “real” friends…
I recently graduated from a small parochial grade school and moved to a very large, very public high school. While I’m adjusting, it definitely took a toll on my friendships. Youth group is now about connecting with kids I used to see every day, and I sometimes feel I don’t have deep, meaningful friendships, and I miss that. Even with my old friends, the lack of communication makes being open much more awkward. The Rebelution has been a Godsend and has definitely given me some of the deep, godly fellowship I’ve been missing 🙂 It’s awesome how God does that and gives us exactly what we need when we need it 🙂
I found the Rebelution at the perfect time for me, too. It’s cool how that happens!
I never changed schools – homeschooled – but I’ve moved plenty. Until about a year and a half ago, I didn’t really have close meaningful friendships – I had no idea what I was missing!
Yes! Same here!
It was definitely a big change. (I went from being in a class of 7, to a class of 350+) The friendships are easily the thing I miss most (besides the food 😀 lol, public school food is horrible) Even among my Christian friends, it’s hard to find people who are really in the Word and that I feel I can open up with. But I wouldn’t give it up for anything. God has shown me that this is where He is using me, and even missing some of that fellowship, He has strengthened my faith in crazy ways! 🙂
It’s interesting how you go to a school where you’re surrounded by people and it’s still hard to find meaningful friendships…I say this because, from a homeschooled kid’s standpoint, it seems public school would be the place to make friends. Sometimes working at home can get pretty lonely. Not to say that all homeschoolers are “un-socialized”, it’s just that we have to work harder at making relationships. So it’s interesting to hear from a different viewpoint…
It’s interesting, that’s for sure. In a public school, acquaintances are everywhere, but I think because you’re surrounded by so many others, you tend to spend less time developing quality relationships and just go for quantity. At least, that’s what I’m seeing. Also, I’m surrounded by a lot of “christians,” but not many of them really love God, they just go to church on Christmas and Easter. (It’s kinda heartbreaking to see:( ) Spending the last ten years of my life in a Christian school has filled my life with Scripture (even when I wasn’t actively pursuing that knowledge) and I am shocked to find even friends who are at church twice a week, don’t know even basic Bible stories or the books in the Bible until they enter confirmation, and as a result have skewered theology :(. In all, I think it has a lot to do how getting in the Bible has changed my thinking and I see things differently than those around me.
It’s kind of contradictory, isn’t it? It’s a little like the social media world, where the quantity of “friends” is what matters, when really there is no depth and that person ends up even more lonely. That’s so great that you had the opportunity to become grounded in your faith before you entered the secular world. I personally feel so blessed to be surrounded by Christians (my family), in an environment where I can soak up so much from the Word. In a way though I guess you have more opportunity to be a light at your school, because you encounter so many non-Christians, or Christians who aren’t serious about their faith. I’m not really familiar with confirmation, though. What is it exactly?
Confirmation is bascially affirming your faith and giving you as a young adult a chance to really define your relationship with God. You go through 1-4 years (depending on the church) and then publicly promise to “suffer all, even death, rather than fall away” from Him. In my life, it has grown my passion and love for God immensely and has totally changed my life for the better! 🙂
Hmmm, I need to look more into it, sounds interesting. Is it particularity associated with the Catholic faith?
It started out that way, yes. I know Catholics still do it. It’s a big tradition in the Lutheran Church, and I know some Protestant churches practice it as well
So which denomination are you? Just wondering 🙂
Lutheran (Missouri synod, so LCMS) 🙂 What about you?
Whatever church is nearby that we agree with 🙂 I’ve been in a Southern Baptist church, a non-denominational church, and currently we’re in a church that’s officially Mennonite, but really the only way you’d know that it’s Mennonite is that some of the ladies wear the head covering and the church teaches non-resistance. In everything else we agree with the pastor, even if not with the denomination, if you get what I mean.
Yeah, that makes sense. I’ve never really moved, so I’ve never had to join a new church, but after going to church (and youth group) with my friends and some extended family members, I can kinda relate. It’s interesting, I’ve also sat in on a friend’s confirmation class, and it’s amazing the differences that you’d never realize, and that don’t really matter because it’s just a matter of tradition and not theology 🙂
The worst thing when I’m going to a new church is where they say, “So, if you’re a visitor today, please stand up.” That’s the WORST!
Yeah, it’s cool how similar we are if you look at what really matters… then it’s sad when you look at how split apart we are because of the little things.
What’s the conference? Sounds cool 🙂
Wow, this looks awesome! I would love to do this, maybe next year… I don’t think it would work this year, though it would be amazing if it did.
Well, that’d be awesome! I’ll let you know if I can go, but it’s not likely this year. Do you think you might be there next year?
So long as there’s hope… it would be great to meet in person!
Hey! I was so close to going to something super similar this year, a teen leadership conference that sounds so much like that, but I ended up going to a different camp instead. This year or next I really want to go to Summit Ministries. It looks amazing!
I’vd never had that happen to me, but I certainly can imagine 🙂 lol…
No… the WORST is… you know those times when you show up at the mall, but none of you’re friends are there yet so you have to wait at the curb for like TEN MINUTES!!!! That is the WORST!!! =D (-Tim Hawkins)
I want to do multiple likes on that one… if you see multiple guest likes, it was me 🙂
Lol ;). You have to say it in a Chilean accent…I could watch him do that hundreds of times, and still be crying I’m laughing so hard =D
The hardest things are the biggest faith-strengtheners! Exactly what I’ve been learning over the past six months or so.
The weird sense of fellowship is probably what I love the most. The sense of being connected to people all across the world, people I’ve never even seen, people my age even, by a common tie. We (Most of us that is) are sinners saved by Grace. It’s a blessing to discuss these topics with other like minded teens, and adults, and receive intelligent insight. I never realized before how many struggles we have in common, and it feels great not to be alone. I also like how it inspires us to think deeply upon subjects that we either gave little thought to before, or assumed were too over our heads. It’s also humbling, because we have to realize that we don’t always know the answer to everything, and sometimes we’re wrong, and it’s okay. It’s okay to be be wrong, and make mistakes guys. (Just don’t make them on purpose;)
What I love about these discussion questions is this: they’re real questions which young people have, and I take the questions as a personal challenge/inquiry directed to me personally, and even though almost all of my answers boil down to “read your Bible and pray about it,” I still enjoy it immensely. Thank you TheRebelution.com!
The perfect answer for every situation!
And I appreciate the honesty, openness and sense of humor of my fellow rebelutionaries =vD
Being a Filipino, it is amazing to interact with you guys who are Christians. It connects us, believing on the same Lord, the same outlook on life, the same hope. Even I don’t know all of you but I feel like I belong for we are brothers and sisters in Christ. I believe the Lord guided all of our discussions about significant topics, the Holy Spirit pours on wisdom and knowledge in order to encourage and have wonderful relationship with each other as children of God. Each discussion really shows how the Lord is molding our generation, it directs us in living with wisdom, with some help with friends. I always felt closer and welcome here! 😀 Thank you 🙂
I think we help each other a lot and I thank God for that too.
They’re…just so awesome!!!! I mean, it’s great being able to connect with other Christian teens and discuss (and sometimes argue 🙂 ) our viewpoints. It’s also great being able to see what other people think about certain things. Keep posting them!
And by the way looking at the other comments I was confused by people who kept saying that they liked Dairy Queen….then it hit me that DQ didn’t mean the fast food chain but discussion questions lol.
Haha, that confusion has come up before!
He even got me saying it. =P
it took me a while to figure that out…
I now also know that putting an action between two ** means that you are doing it…
Yes, Trent has a way of influencing thinking… I was reading old posts and found his Yoda impersonations… for the rest of the day think like Yoda I did!
(that’s coming from someone who has NO knowledge of or interest in star wars…)
Same here! I was this close to rolling on the floor laughing when I found those Yoda impersonations…and I’ve never watched Star Wars before either.
None of you guys have seen Star Wars? Wow we are sheltered, aren’t we! 😛 I’ve only seen 4 and 5 so I’m with you guys.
Because my brother LOVED Star Wars when he was younger, I watched all but number 3. But I like LOTR much better 🙂
What is LOTR?? Haha, the third one of Star Wars is the most depressing. Don’t watch it ;).
Ooohhhhhhhh, thanks :). Lord of the Rings is okay, although I haven’t read any of the books (but the Hobbit, I read that one). Gollum kinda creeps me out :).
Gollum is supposed to creep you out 🙂 What’s cool as an actress is how he creeps you out but still makes you feel sorry for him.
Haha yeah I know he is :). I guess he does kinda make you feel sorry for him, doesn’t he?
Yeah… much as you don’t want to feel sorry for him, he’s so pitiful at times.
Wow there are like 500 comments off of the 1 I made lol…THAT’S what I like about these discussions! 🙂
I like Gollum. I think Tolkien had a lot of symbolism in his novel. At least to me, Gollum represents all humans who are sucked up in sin (or the rings power). I was so sad he died, and Riley, don’t watch the Hobbit movies. I haven’t watched them, but from what I’ve heard they’re nothing like the book and I’m a stickler for the books (actually for books in general). The only movies I’ve been really happy about (that are based on books) are The Giver and the first two Left Behind movies. That’s one of my addictions, Left Behind and books in general.
His symbolism is phenomenal! And yes, the Hobbit is so not right 🙁 I’m glad to meet a fellow purist 🙂 What’s The Giver about?
It’s about a dystopian society: other then that, my lips are sealed. You really aught to read it for yourself, and Btw. the movie is pretty good (that’s from someone who is a stickler for the books). Just don’t watch it before you read it, and oh, there’s a whole series but the rest of the books aren’t as good. They kind of ruin them, so I wouldn’t necessarily suggest reading them.
Yes! I can barely watch the movies, which are very good, because of Gollum. 😛
He’s creepy! Although, he reminds me of a guy at my church. Probably because this guy is creepy too. Hmmmm…
Haha! I can’t even imagine. Seriously, that kinda creeps me out, lol. 🙂
Y’all are all awesome, that y’all could go from talking about why you like the DQs to Gollum… these conversations never fail to make me laugh. (Then having to explain to those who heard me burst out laughing is a different story…)
That’s the problem with being on here while other people are in the room! I did that myself recently.
Unless you can call your brother over to look at Trent’s Yoda discussion, like I did recently. 😀
Which one? For me it was Trent’s Yoda discussion on the post “Is it okay to be a quiet person?” That was so good!
I think that was it, it was awesome! Did he do more?
I just know that he does them… haven’t found them yet.
He needs to come up with a new blog, just have conversations between Trent and Yoda. 🙂
That would be the best! @trent_blake:disqus defyingdepravity’s idea is great… could you do a special post on SOG?
What if we threw food into the picture? Would that be a deal-breaker for him?
Yes, I think – try French Toast 😉
You know, I almost said that, but I didn’t know how many people would still get it! That was another thread I enjoyed reading multiple times… and then had a hard time explaining it. 🙂
Yeah, I don’t know how many people get it. But Sam S talked about French toast twice today, so I figure it’s still relevant. We were just talking under Trent’s post on “Is it okay to be a quiet person?” – you could join in!
Good idea, Sam!
Ah, but as much as I would love to, I’ve already spent too much time on the computer. 🙁
I know the feeling…
It’s an awesome idea guys. 🙂
However since I already post twice weekly, I don’t have the time or the “room” to do it on a regular basis. As much as I love doing it, I love articles written to inspire more, especially when they’re written to inspire people for God. 🙂
Ok, I understand. And this is the wrong site, but I really like what you’ve been putting up 🙂
hey trent, can you ask Yoda what he thinks of our president?[special kind of stupid must he be]
haha, oh gosh, this could get bad:)
Haha. I’ll see what he says. 🙂
Random this is, but heard speak Yoda you do. True this is?
Yes. 🙂 It’s very easy. Anyone can do it.
Haha. Mmm… French toast…
Awesome, I can see that “one other person is typing”… that’s not something you see every day!
I get excited when I see that too!
Yes, we are, and so are you! 😀 hee hee
So…if DQ’s = Dairy queens….
One is something that is similar to kings,
and the other likes to have The Rings.
So their not THAT dissimilar lol 😉
lol you guys are sooo off topic:)
Hey that’s what I love about these discussions! I’m perfectly on topic! 😉
Man, you’re hung up on French toast today – two references in one day!
Well, here’s some virtual French toast. *Gives you ten slices of French toast* If you want real French toast, you’ll have to make it yourself.
Really? It’s not hard – beat a few eggs, dip bread in the eggs, take the bread out, and fry the bread in a pan, like you would fry an egg. Or ask a sister/mother to make it for you 🙂 That’s easier and safer!
Ok, have it your way 😛 My dad cooks a lot, but my brother mostly gets good stories to tell when he cooks. There was one time when he was making scrambled eggs, and he put mint in the eggs by accident…
You guys are hilariously off topic… I love coming here and participating in deep conversations… and conversations about french toast and kitchen mishaps… and Yoda :P. thanks for the good laugh!
ha ha, yeah, i know, right? I should fit right in then, except i’m a LOTR person, not Star Wars 😛
LOTR! So much better than Star Wars! Who’s your favorite character(s)? I think my favorite is Sam, because he’s so loyal to Frodo and he’s stuck on doing what’s right. But Aragorn’s pretty cool too! And Legolas… and Gimli… and Gandalf… and Pip and Merry… and Faramir (in the book).
I’ve never seen LORT. I always thought it looked so creepy!
Have you watched Star Wars?
Yeah I’ve seen all of them. But only because my dad and brother like them a lot
You should read the books first!
How does anyone plow through all those books?? I just don’t get it :).
It takes a bit of determination (or lots of bits) 🙂 I only got through the hobbit and 3/4 of the first one, and I love reading
Haha yeah, I love reading too and I barely got through the Hobbit…and that took a LOT of determination on my part =D. Kinda pathetic I know :).
I probably won’t ever read the books, but if I ever watch the movies I will try to read them first….try:)
It’s okay. Even I haven’t finished the last book, but I read all the other ones.
I love reading, and I love the story, so… that makes for a lot of motivation. I’ll admit, for someone who’s not into LOTR it would be a lot of reading.
Yep, a LOT of reading :). But I need some reading inspiration right now…what other books are you into?
Here’s a list I posted on my blog: http://herotails.blogspot.com/2014/08/top-10-books-to-read-this-school-year.html
Hey thanks. I thought about reading The Giver, since the movie just came out…I might look into that. But is it kinda depressing?
It’s like my favorite book of all times, but it is sad. Did you watch the movie?
Nope, haven’t seen it yet, but I plan to.
Read the book first. Always read the book first!
Always, always, always!
Yay! Another stickler for books.
The descriptions can get a little boring. I’ll give you that, but Aragorn is epic!
Well…to each his own ;).
Do the movies follow the books?
Except for some characters they leave out, and one who they change a lot, they follow the books fairly well.
Yep! They’re pretty good. Haven’t actually watched the second one, but… I still think you should read the books first though. Aragorn’s ‘appearance’ is so dramatic!
I really like how they introduced him 😀
oooh, that’s like the hardest question, though i think Sam is my favorite. But there is Legolas, and Pip and…
Just wanted to say Sam is probably my favorite too. And Gandelf. And probably Aragorn,Legolas,and Gimli( they make a hilarious trio). I love how Sam was always there for Frodo.
Yeah, those three.
Holy Roller is a description that I haven’t heard applied to me before (although some folks at work would probably call me that). Thank you!
Yeah me neither. That made me laugh
What did you do?
I shouldn’t tell one of my brother’s cooking stories without telling you about one of my mistakes, so here’s one: Once I was making pizza for my family, and I’d put it all in the oven when I realized that I forgot the sauce. So, there’s one of my mishaps: Pizza without sauce.
Once, at a church social, i made all the instant tea double strength… yeah that was bad 😛
Ooooh. Right now I’m kinda glad I don’t go to your church… I don’t like instant tea to start with; double strength would be really bad!
Although I think it would be fun if we knew each other in real life too 🙂
ha ha! yeah, the funny thing was, i didn’t notice until the day after… everyone was too nice to say anything about it!
Lol 🙂 My step-dad used to burn food all the time and we were living in an apartment. The smoke alarm would go off throughout the entire building 🙂 Our neighbors got so used to it, they would knock on our door whenever it happened to see if was really a fire 🙂
Ha ha, that’s hilarious!
Wow! We had a smoke alarm in our house that would go off almost whenever we were steaming something, the steam would set it off. But for about four years, whenever my mom cooked broccoli it would go dry and burn. This of course set off the smoke alarm!
Wow, your smoke detector is smart!
Ha ha, that sounds pretty nasty!
If Rachel S sees this? You mean when, right?
Yick! I haven’t really had much Ramen noodles, but that sounds pretty bad.
Are you two related? Or do you just know that she has horror stories because she told you?
Wow, I didn’t realize you literally meant “hundreds”! You guys went nuts over there!
Is it normal to jump in to conversations like the ones over there months after the fact, or is that not “socially acceptable”?
Chicken patties AND chicken nuggets in the microwave?? Sounds delicious…lol! What ARE chicken patties anyway? 🙂
Haha. Same question I had.
Hmmmm, yummy….I think :). Quick question: how do you guys do words in italics?? Seems like everyone knows how but me…I’m dying to know :).
That was random, I know…haha 🙂
yeah I don’t know either. I tried once and couldn’t do it:)
You can do control then press the thing that says font, and under that it says italic. Hope my explanation isn’t too confusing.
I actually didn’t know this myself till today when I was trying to figure out how to make something fit the font of the rest of what I was writing.
Hmmm, that didn’t work for me, but it seems less complicated than the whole thing.
I meant the other italics thing 🙂
I’m just confused….lol
Yep. I tried it and it doesn’t work. Sorry for the bad advice.
haha….so wait, you hadn’t tried it before?
No. It just said italics so I assumed that italicized stuff. That’s no that unreasonable of an assumption, is it? It shows the text like it’s italicized before you post it but not if you actually post it. The this in this claims to be italicized.
All I did was put in front of a word and it italicized it (minus the spaces).
Ok, let me try.
See, the only thing I’m confused about now is how to only italicize a certain section. I can start the italics but then everything after that is italicized.
I think if you want to end a section you put at the end (minus the spaces again).
do you put a space between the i thingy and the word that you’re trying to italicize?
No, it makes sense:) It’s weird that it didn’t work
Ok. Does this work?
Ok. Yay, it worked! So don’t pay attention to me. Sam’s link shows you how to actually italicize.
I’m not sure.
Ramen mush… you might’ve started a new fad… 😀 jkjk
Lol! 🙂 That’s hilarious!
Doesn’t sound appetizing 🙁
That was one of the weirdest breakfasts I think I’ve ever eaten 🙁
me thinks it’s time for you to have some…
It’s been longer then months for me.
He always is!!!!!
Yes I understand the french toast lover, computer programmer, always talking….
#dht? What does that mean?
So you’re generally quiet at home and church? That’s not very easy to imagine…
Yep, you sound like me! I used to be super-quiet, then because I needed to be more energetic and friendly I got to be more outgoing, and now I like being around people I like, but if I’m around “normal” teenagers, it’s reallly draining. So some people think I’m really nice and friendly, etc., etc., but my fellow-teenagers at church probably think I’m quiet. Like, really quiet.
Way off-topic: This could be a DQ, but I kinda need help before Sunday.
I have friends at my church who are really dramatic, and they’ve decided that they don’t like this one girl who’s just started going there, and they’ve been snubbing her. She’s got a rough family life, and she’s really easily deflated. These girls are rude to her all the time – they don’t like her for some reason. I think they’re jealous because her boyfriend is a guy who was giving them attention before he got together with her. They’re the only teens I can really stand being around who are at my church, and other than the way they’re rude to this girl they’re pretty nice. Therefore I don’t want to just break off the friendship, but I can’t let this keep going on either. I know that I need to have a plan for what I’ll do, because otherwise I’m going to just explode on them and say a lot that I’m gonna regret. Can you help? Your judgement seems to be pretty sound, and you’ve answered other folks’ questions with wisdom, so I’m asking you. If anyone else wants to answer, I need ideas!
My advice to to keep loving them, extending grace to them, praying for them and speaking life.
I know it’s hard to do! You never know what is going to happen and it could be crazy and people could be mean and… who knows!
But through all of that craziness, you have to let God use you as in instrument of his awesome peace. Let him use you to be a light in the dark places and to bring unity where there is discord.
But most of all, keep loving and praying for them.
Hope this helps and I’ll be praying for you!
Yes, thank you, Rachel! I just responded to Sam S’s comment, if you want to look at that one.
Thanks, that did help. Now, after I figured out what I was going to do, I got to church and the new girl wasn’t there! Well, next week, I guess.
Pray for me please, Sam and @thewriterchick:disqus ! I have a hard time standing alone, even if I know I’m right, and I don’t want to chicken out at the last minute.
Praying for you sis!!
Thank you, guys 🙂
ikr? I was all ready to be different, but then I didn’t have the chance…
It’s much easier posting comments then
talking in real life face to face with a person.
And we’re loving it!
Well keep it up! You guys give me the laugh I need every day:)
We will 🙂 This makes me laugh too!
Thank you Josh A, now I don’t feel bad for the crazy-long discussion up there 🙂
You don’t want to imagine… Let’s say that’s one of the best times to have a 6’2″ brother!
Haha, ikr? My dad is 6’4″. 🙂
My dad isn’t tall – 5’8″ I think. But he can be very imposing when he wants to be – I almost feel sorry for anyone who gives us girls trouble 🙂
Haha that made me laugh. 🙂
Poor guy! 🙂 🙁
Lol!! I wouldn’t say I’m THAT freaked out by Gollum 🙂 But his creepy big eyes and his gross skin…especially in the first Hobbit. Yeah, he’s creepy :). And my brother does a super real impersonation of him that scares me, haha.
Yeah, after we watched The Hobbit my dad kept randomly saying, “my precious…” *shudders*
Once I was just hanging out with some friends, when one of the guys started being Gollum… he was too good!
Oh yes..LOTR is awesome!
I’ve seen all of them, but that was when I was little and my family still had TVs with tape players. But I’m also sheltered pretty much besides that! 😀
It wasn’t that my parents wouldn’t have let us watch it, we just never wanted to and we watch movies so infrequently that we ended up picking other ones.
I love being able to talk to other Christian teens. It’s nice to be able to answer other peoples questions, and also have people answer yours. And there are some great discussions that happen in the comments 😀
Simply put… I’m too lazy to start a blog on my own, and Facebook is just too shallow for any deep discussions. So this is the next best thing!
And I totally agree with Christy’s comment. It pretty much describes my feelings exactly!
Haha, yeah, sometimes I’m on here writing super-long comments when I should be writing on my blog. Oh well!
It’s great to see other teens’ opinions on real issues!
Best thing since theRebelution.com started?
I love best knowing that I am not alone. I know 4? other people like me. My brother, my best friend, a cousin, and another young woman. That is a very small number. Sometimes at homeschooling conferences I get a glimpse of likeminded people, but here on the Rebelution it is overwhelming! Whether I need encouragement, prayers, food for thought, or just a laugh, I am continually blown away with all my brothers and sisters in Christ who are so like me, and somehow we are all meeting to help each other here, though we would never recognise each other on the street. I think there’s a bible verse about this, but I can’t think of it right now… God is Good!!!
So funny… did you know that even on the Rebelution, my spellchecker says that “rebelution” is spelled wrong…
WOW that’s a deep question Brett,
what i love most about these discussions is that they help me to think outside the box they help me to relate with my peers and handle conflict nicely and humbly. they give me encouragement and hope, and they show me that i’m not alone. i also like the fact that the Rebelution is filled with teens who think like me who want to make a difference who want to be the change who want to be the light and salt of Jesus. and i love being able to communicate with other teens if i have a question i can’t find an answer to i know i can just post it hear and you’ll give me a monotony of answers which are all encouraging. it’s also inspiring for me, when i see other teens my age doing things that are so big i get inspired to pursue my dreams and what i want to accomplish. It’s been a blessing in my life and i can’t imagine a life without it. God has so used this place in my life in some amazing ways. God Bless You All and God Bless Alex and Brett Harris who we all owe a great deal to for starting this website.
P.S. Yes I’m Back!!!!!!
It is such an awesome thing hearing from other rebelutionaries around the world. 😀 I feel so blessed seeing others getting together online and talking about things happening today. God bless!
Best thing since Dairy Queen?
I haven’t been on here very long, but I have been so encouraged by you guys through these DQ’s. It’s not very often we get to have good fellowship with other believers, and though this is online, it’s so encouraging to see so many others who are passionate about Christ and just to be reminded that I’m not the only one
In response to the title:
I like these questions because it makes me think about what I would do/say in different circumstances. They are also a great way to get to know other rebelutionaries, and to know other’s opinions.
First comment! *high fives self* I want you guys to know how awesome reading all these DQs has been! God has really been using these in my life to help me A TON! So, thank you to all who have contributed to these conversations. God bless y’all!
Hi Allie! Welcome to the Reb. 🙂
Thanks, Riley 🙂
Yes, Allie! Welcome! So glad the community here has encouraged you so much and thankful that you are participating in making it even better. =)
You guys have helped me more than you know 🙂 Thanks for the warm welcome!
and now i’m hungry for french toast. lovely. Thanks for the welcome!
Of course – mention French toast anywhere in the discussion, and we have Sam S’s attention immediately!
Welcome, Haylie 🙂
What is it with you and French Toast!!!!
Your not secretly from France
Welcome, Allie! I am very new myself actually, only really joining the discussions last week. I like your profile.
Welcome to the family. We have crazy dudes who talk like Yoda and eat French toast (but give really good advice when they’re being serious), DQs (I see you’ve already figured out that doesn’t mean Dairy Queen), awesome articles (some of them are written by people who comment on here!), lots of laughs, encouragement, and great conversations. We are a bunch of imperfect people trying to live this life for Jesus and do hard things. Just jump right in. 🙂
I was looking through old comments today and trying not to LOL! I love coming to this website because i know that i will feel challenged to do hard things… and become hungry at the mention of Dairy Queen 😛
Same here. 🙂
Don’t worry if you lol–I do it all the time. 🙂
Yeah… sometimes, I’ll read comments during spare time in class if the teacher doesn’t mind, and end up trying to control my laughter. You should see some of the interesting looks I get 🙂
Lol 🙂 I think you just perfectly summed it up
I’ve only been on the Reb for…
around three months.
Enjoy and find Peace!!!
Am I the only one who isn’t viewing the comments right and no longer has an account?!?!?
I absolutely LOVE these discussions, Brett. They are such an awesome addition to this website. It’s cool because we can talk to others who can relate to us or who may have more knowledge or experience than us on certain issues, and we can help each other answer hard questions. It’s really helped me.
Isn’t it so cool how we can connect with brothers and sisters from so many different places through the Internet? It’s great to have a community of people who are all different yet all serve the same Lord and all want to live for Him to the best of our abilities.
Reading your books and subscribing to this website were some of the best things I ever did. Thank you so much for what you do.
Wow, Amanda. Thanks so much for telling me that. =)
@disqus_LzTgmwudVU:disqus I literally said pretty much the same thing this week! Subscribing to The Rebelution and Disqus and getting ‘mongst these DQ has been some of the best decisions of last year!
I completely agree!
Haha… I am kind of embarrassed, but I just realized that I forgot to put “CASSIE WRITES:” at the beginning of the post — which probably made all of you think I came up with this question. =P
It’s an awesome question, don’t get me wrong! But it could definitely be taken as begging for compliments (i.e. “What do you love about my website?”) Oops!
Haha, it did kinda come off that way – I mean, that you had posted the question :). No worries though, we do love your website!
Thanks for understanding! Haha…
Also, I robbed Cassie of the credit for submitting the question, which I feel bad about. =P
Hey Brett, all good! 🙂 I did wonder, but I figured you’d have a reason. Well… forgetting is a good enough reason. 😛 Totally fine, don’t worry about it.
@mimeforjesus:disqus @programguy:disqus Thanks! It’s been so cool seeing people so freely praising this awesome site! I’ve enjoyed every bit. 😀
I just thought you were looking to know what we love, so you can put up more of it 🙂
Awesome question, Cassie!
Lol…I actually thought you did come up with the question at first.
😃 I just noticed this. I think this is what you mean.
“DQ’s are the best thing since sliced bread!”
Am I right?
I don’t know 🙂 …they are in competition with box cake mix, scotch tape, and silly putty, but probably 🙂
Really, that’s the best thing you can come up with: tape and silly putty? Btw. if the internet and blogs didn’t exist, we wouldn’t have these DQs. I’m pretty sure they were created since 1928.
Lol 🙂 That made me smile
I haven’t really been on much lately, life got really busy in good and bad ways. But from the discussions I have gotten to be a part of it was great, I feel like part of the family and no ones actually looking down on me or anything which is a relief.
By the way I was just reading through one of them and saw a long dialogue from Yoda, totally made my day xD
Trent + Yoda = lots of fun!
And, I don’t know what’s going on, but I’ll be praying for you 🙂
Yes that’s who it was haha Trent if you read this, you remind me so much of my older brother cx that’s a good thing because he’s the nice one! Lol and thank you I’ve been needing some prayer…yeah I think I’ll leave it at that ^~^
He reminds me of most of the guys in my family – my dad would totally start talking like Yoda… And he sounds like both my dad and my brother when he’s being serious.
Awh thank you, much appreciated ^-^
I haven’t been on lately because I just
got a new job extracting Honey but
yesterday a Bee stung me on the face
so now my left eye is completely swollen
up and I can’t open it. I look ridicules.
So that’s why I haven’t been on.
These discussions are one of my new obsessions. I love it.
I’m new to the Rebelution, and I’m loving it so far! The discussions and the comments are really great, because often they raise questions that I’ve had, and then it’s helpful and fun to read all the responses. I love the family-like community that is the Reb, and I’m so glad I found it!
Haha yeah – “I hate to break it to you guys, but discovering The Reb was like the worst thing that happened to me today…”. And welcome @JoleneRodriguez:disqus!
ha ha 😛
@Haylie, I’m glad you get my sense of humor :).
Thanks! I guess it’s more like it’s rare that people aren’t happy to find it!
Welcome. Wait, Riley. What weren’t you happy about?
You know what is annoying about the Rebolution. When you’re trying to attend to two different conversations in the comments section of the same article
Ugh, the italics makes everything italicized still. A little help, Sam?
I still haven’t figured the italicize thing out yet, so I have no idea. But I get what you mean about the conversation thing
Eva, it’s like Riley said. You do without the spaces to start the italics and without the spaces to end the italics. It’s great!
And this time I actually tried it. 🙂 LOL.
HEY!! I got it now!!
Don’t thank me. Thank Sam and Riley.
you guys all helped:) But now I know how to italicize so hey, that’s a plus!
@disqus_Fvvh1mm9vN:disqusyou wouldn’t happen to have a brother named Isaac or Aidan would you?
Umm yeah, my twin’s name is Isaac. How did you know?
I have a friend named Eva H and she has an older brother named Isaac. 🙂
What’s your last name?
I was just playing off of Sam’s joke that probably no one would comment on the Rebelution saying they weren’t happy to find it :).
Haha. I thought you were serious.
Yes! The italics worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much!
I’m glad you understand now :). And you figured the italics out! Yay!
Riley, what’s your profile picture? I can’t figure it out. Is it a buffalo?
Hahahaha…I was wondering when someone would ask =D. It’s a water buffalo :). I did it in with an ink pen using tiny dots. Do you see the bird on his cheek??
That’s so cool! I would need to see it bigger I’m afraid. I can’t quite see the bird.
“Everybody’s got a water buffalo. Mine is fast, but yours is slow. Where they get ’em, I don’t know, but everybody’s got a water buffalo” For all you VeggieTales fans 🙂
Yes! And don’t forget the baby kangaroos either!
“Yours is pink, but mine is blue” you gotta love silly songs with Larry
Hahaha yeah! And remember the “SABOOOOOOO!!” one?? =D
YEEESSSS!! =) Lol, Those are some good memories 🙂
Yep, that’s what I watched growing up…
Y’all are going WAY overboard with this whole veggietales thing 😉
Haha you know what’s nice is having a 5 year old brother that lets you re-live your veggietales days. 🙂
No fair! Well, I guess we can still watch veggietales even if we don’t have five-year-old brothers
haha, of course you can! I would too if I didn’t have two younger brothers who already do:)
I do 🙂 I have an eight-year -old brother but he doesn’t watch much Veggietales anymore 🙁
You have a five-year-old brother? How many siblings do you have then ?
Only one actually – he’s over ten years younger than I am.
How old are you?
15-I’ll be 16 in April.
“This is me and the bull, and I think that’s the bull’s cousin, he’s a Saboo” 🙂
“Oooh!” “Oops, forgot about that one…” The things you don’t catch until you’re in your teens 🙂
What makes Veggietales so great – it involves the adults too! What are your favorites, Sam and Riley?
I LOVED the Larryboy ones when I was little…but they just kept getting better – I can’t choose a favorite! 🙂
I don’t remember a lot of them 🙁 but the Daniel one is awesome – the whole pizza party with the lions is great 🙂
Oh, no, I lied, it’s the hairbrush one 🙂
The hairbrush and the pizza party are some of my favorite parts! The slushies on the veggies’ heads are soooo fun!
And there’s always the Jonah movie. “Hello, traveling buddy!” I probably watched that 20 times in a row when I was little 🙂
Travelling buddy! *whistles* Where are you???
And the fish slappers 🙂
“They were fresh when we caught them!” is a catch phrase around my house 🙂
A lot of them are on Netflix, so I might have to have a VeggieTales marathon soon 🙂
Yes I love Netflix!
YES!! VeggieTales Netflix marathon! Can me and @mimeforJesus join you?? 😉
Thank you 🙂
But the best one ever is the Cheeseburger song…”you are his cheese…bur….geeeeeeeeeer…..”
Or hairbrush. Not sure, there’s a lot of good ones.
oh where oh where is my hairbrush?
I just figured out how to play that on the guitar lol.
Ahem I believe it’s spelled Cebu. 😉
“Yours was small but…”
“Everybody’s got a baby kangaroo. Yours is pink and mine is blue….”
“Where they get them I don’t know but everybody’s got a water buffalo OOOOOOOOOOO…” 😉
No mine’s orange!!!
“You cannot say that everyone has a water buffalo, when everyone, in fact, does not have a water buffalo.” — Archibald
Another Veggietales person!
“We’ll get angry letters asking ‘Where’s my water buffalo”
I think we’re gonna spam the Reb talking about VeggieTales :).
🙂 we could move to soldiers of God under the chat post
Hey I was gonna do that anyway =)
Ok, let’s do it! For everyone new to the Rebelution, we’re gonna be over at http://foreversoldiersofgod.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-do-you-want-to-talk-about.html
Sounds good 🙂
And are you prepared to deal with that? I think NOT! So stop being so SILLY!!!!
I’ve wanted to send one in for the longest time! i should go do that… 😛
Well, if we’re signing a petition, you can put my name on it.
Ha ha 🙂
I was gonna ask if I was the only one who thought of VeggieTales from Riley’s water buffalo. Obviously I’m not…lol
Hi Jolene! I’m new to the Reb. too! (well, sorta, i’ve been around a while, but just started commenting.) I love the family-like community too, and i hope that it blesses you as much as it did me 🙂
I’m sure it will! Thanks, and God bless!
Oh, and one small piece of advice. do not under any circumstances mention (whispers) french toast around @programguy:disqus 🙂
Yeah, Sam S goes ballistic when he hears those words… I don’t even know how it got started. @trent_blake:disqus @programguy:disqus Do you know how the whole French toast thing got started on here?
Thanks! I hope it’ll work. (whispers)(is it a small piece of advice… like a small piece of toast? 😉 )
You catch on quick! 😉
Welcome! Glad to have you! 🙂
Thank you! I’m glad to be here!
Me too 🙂
Yay! Welcome 🙂
I thought the same thing. 🙂
Have Fun and learn new things.
Hey, I’m new here too, this place looks awesome though!
Hi Nathan! Welcome! 🙂
Welcome Nathan! 🙂
i think so to. im new here 2. have u read the do hard thing book?
My Friend Jason showed me it, I have not had much time to get on with school though 🙁
I gotta say that I really do love these discussions; it’s awesome to challenge and encourage one another in Christ. It’s soooo encouraging to be able to talk and connect with teens who have a passion for God and want to be the hands and feet of Jesus. I also love the humor of some comments here ….they always make my day :D.
Thank you , Brett and Alex.
well i just got started here but i think this is great! loved the do hard things book to
Welcome @jesusfreaknate:disqus! 🙂
Ugghhhh. My tagging isn’t working :(.
Hey There! Welcome to the Reb!
i love wafffles
you’ve said that twice now, lol. I get the feeling that you really love waffles
So we do hard things, and in the meantime we eat waffles. #brilliant!
That’s the easy part (the eating the waffles).
Most definitely. xD
haha, yeah I can do that!
Does making the Waffles count as a Hard thing? 🙂
To me it does…
(burnt them again)
Making them.. Most definitely. Don’t even let me loose in the kitchen! #workingonthat 😉
Cool. Me too:) The more you talk about them the more I want some…
I love wafffffles! My mom just made some today!
Can I call you Nate?
i love waffles.
Me too! But if you’re going to be here, you have to like French toast. Do you?
Yes, he does. (He’s my brother. 😉 )
My brother is Dominic
He’s on the Reb too!!!
Very cool! 😀
It’s awesome how many siblings are on here 🙂
I know, right!
Well it’s obviously preferred… but you’ll find the occasional pickle fanatic on here, too! I even can’t remember what thread that was in… LOL!
Sorry. Pickles are not my thing! :0
I wouldn’t call myself a pickle fanatic, either… probably closer to french toast. Or cheese. Or chocolate. 😉
Waffles. Ah, yes, I am a waffle lover. And – supremely – pecan waffles. #goodnessinabite
Well I love waffles, but I can’t say that I love pecans…:)
Ok, can I say that I just love food? lol Dill pickles, pancakes, waffles, pecans, cheese, chocolate, loaded nachos, pizza, burgers, asian noodles, macaroni and cheese, pot pie, tacos, steamed veggies, cupcakes, ice cream, pie, whipped cream………..
lol same here! Food is amazing!
Has anyone tried pickled watermelon? My grandma makes it, though few in my family actually eat it.
Is it good?
I don’t think so, but some of my family likes it. It tastes like a sweet pickle, but with a slightly softer, but still crunchy, texture.
That’s weird….I mean, I didn’t know there were so many pickled stuff–pickled watermelon and venison?? I think we should just stick with pickles:)
If we’d just stuck with what we liked, we wouldn’t probably have pickles now 🙂
haha, yeah that’s true. At least we still have pickles!
Same here. 🙂
Sounds interesting…I have a lot of hunter’s in my family so some of my cousins make pickled venison
Hunting in NZ is not that good
unless you want pickled possum!!!
(Don’t worry no one ever eats that)
Ni, I haven’t.
can you tell I haven’t had dinner yet?
Really?? Why not?
Just got back from a long trip on a late flight with lots of luggage to take care of… dinner wasn’t top priority, if you know what I mean….
Haha, yeah I get it–dinner wasn’t top priority, but checking the Reb was….:) Where did you go?
I was checking my email while my sister cooks. 🙂 My family went to a big family reunion in California at the beach. Woohoo!
Dinner’s ready now, time for whatever she could make from the stuff we had left in the pantry!
I am sooo jealous!! Well, enjoy your food!
(drooling emoticon) :-)….
Pecan waffles are kind of my dad’s invention… They make waffles taste AMAZING! Richer and creamier…
I guess my least favorite nuts are almonds. Which is odd considering I don’t really have anything specific against them. #nutprejudice
I don’t really like nuts in general, but I don’t mind almonds, or peanuts. And you just made pecan waffles sound good, so….
Are they like pecan roles?
No, just normal waffles with crushed-up pecans mixed into the batter. 🙂 Though I’ve honestly never had a pecan roll before!
Pecan roles are really good! They can be better than cinnamon roles.
Better than cinnamon roles? How is that even possible??
Seriously?! I’ll have to find some to try!
oohhhh, that sounds SO good!
depends on what kind they are. sweet pickles? no.
haha yeah, I hate sweet pickles
Sweet pickles I don’t really like, but I love dill pickles.
I used to like them more than I do. Me and my friend used to dip our hands in the juice….but that was a long time ago:)
If I’d only been allowed to do that I would have 🙂
We probably weren’t allowed to either lol
Not so awesome… but it would have been fun 🙂 Do you like sauerkraut? I like basically anything pickled.
I don’t think I ever actually tried it. I thought it looked weird…. 🙂 Next time I will! My grandma makes these sweet and sour pickles that I could eat and eat and eat. They are sooo good and now I want really want some
Sauerkraut is one of the best pickled foods out there 🙂 Homemade pickles are amazing!
Hmm….it’s weird I’ve never tried it. And I never realized that’s how you spelled it either. It took me a second to figure out what it was at first 🙂
Yes! Sauerkraut on pizza is the best thing in the world! My family also cans a TON of pickles. (Last year we made around 120quarts!) And a lot of us like to drink the juice 🙂 My extended family actually fights over them 🙂
Wow! That’s a LOT of pickles! What sort of extended family do you have?
A lot of cousins (20-30 of them), their spouses and children, along with 8 immediate aunts and uncles and their spouses! It’s always interesting when we get the whole family together! 🙂 There’s never a quiet moment
Wow, that sounds like my family in fifteen years 🙂
Saurkraut on pizza :O I’m part German, but…
I’m half German 🙂 It’s pretty amazing 🙂
hey, cool! what’s the other half, if u don’t mind me asking?
Quarter Polish and quarter russian 🙂
Awesome!!! I wish I was Russian! lol
Lol 🙂 the funny part is my family doesnt have any Russian traditions, mostly German with a little Polish 🙂
that’s real cool. My fam doesn’t really do ethnic traditions.
Mostly its little things at Christmas, like having St. Nick come on Dec 5, or hiding a pickle ornament in the tree, and doing the polka and chicken dance at weddings 🙂
I don’t even know how to dance! Wish I did
It’s not hard, you could probably learn in no time 🙂 my sister and i used to take fox trot and waltz lessons and i had to learn the guy’s steps because we had no partners 🙂 #funmemories
haha, cool! I think it might be fun to learn Irish dance. My dad always told me I was part Irish
I’m almost all German, too! Which is why I want to try sauerkraut on pizza 🙂
I’m actually waiting for my dad to get home with sauerkraut pizza right now 🙂
But, lets face it, the best is sauerkraut pizza with pickles on the side 🙂
Pickles on the side?!?! Wow, you get lots of pickled stuff in your house 🙂 I don’t – last time I had pickles was… I can’t think when. Sauerkraut, though, I had within the past week because it was my birthday and I could request sauerkraut as part of a meal 🙂
🙂 Yea, we’re lucky, Happy Birthday!!
I still can’t think of you as a girl – dunno why, but you were ingrained in my head as a guy!
wow! cool! 😀
LOL, my brother and I used to fish in the pickle jar for the garlic that was used for flavor!
I LOVE dill pickles!! wayy better than the sweet kind.
Did somebody say “pickles”? You got my attention!
Lol! I don’t really dislike many foods… in fact, the only thing I really hate is egg whites.
(minion voice) waaaattttt!!!
I LOVE pickles
do you like Blue cheese?
I’ve never tried it, but I want to! Godah is my favorite.. Probably followed by Italian mozzarella and sharp cheddar. 🙂 I love cheese!
Same I Love Love Love Cheese!!!!
Most people aren’t fans of Blue Cheese but as my Mum
used to say…
If you don’t eat your blue cheese you won’t get your pudding… let’s just say Waffles
[To Invisible Audience]: “Golly, I think she’s got it!”
Bingo! Right on, sister! #eatitorelse #wafflemotivation
yeah I’m not a blue cheese fan either, but up here in Illinios There is lots of cheese here because of Wisconsin
I love Wisconsin cheeses!! Their cheddar is amazing.. 🙂
My fave cheese is the extra sharp stuff, and/or the exotic stuff I don’t usually get 😉
I definitely prefer the sharp cheeses! Why waste time on the weak stuff?! Go for the real flavor! *high fives*
Pickles…mmmm 🙂 Have to be the dills, though! Sweet ones, yeuch 😛
i love french toast to. and pankakes
Ughhhh, now I want bacon too!!!
You’re making me hungry : P
WOW. So much bacon it goes off the screen!!!
I liked bacon before it was cool!
Yes. Ugh. Me like bacon too. 🙂
Remember whisper French toast
Or Sam might hear you…
Sorry, I forgot — *whispers* French toast. Now, to go back and edit what I said earlier so it’s whispered – or is the damage already done?
OK so you know if you scroll down all the way there are like suggested comment things – well I saw “What do you like about these discussions” with a comment of “Nooooo!” so I had to come find out what it was. 😉 Aaaand its just more french toast stuff lol.
Oh yes, it’s inevitable. Can’t you see the headlines? “French Toast Invades Comment Section” or maybe “French Toast Lovers: How DQs Became Food Topics!” xD
What can we say? Teens are always hungry, right? At least we can talk about food, if we can’t eat all the time! #itshealthier
Now I have my rationalization for talking about food all the time on here! Thank you, Sarah!
No prob! xD
Yes… the damage is done….
No, don’t cry… it’ll all be okay.
Uh, I think he heard you.
I know, right?
The return of Yoda… Sam-ified! Lol yes, this definitely made me laugh!
Indubitably! I do laugh a lot… what can I say? It’s supposed to be good for the soul, right? And it just might count as exercise! #onecanhope
Lol! Me too 🙂
I actually heard that laughing 100 times a day is the equivalent of spending 15 minutes on an exercise bike!
That is so cool! I thought it was something like that… One of those “I read that somewhere, I think” moments.. 😉
I have a TON of those 🙂
LOL!! 😀 YES!!! MORE YODA!!!
yes it seems he did…
As long as we’re on the food topic, is anyone here allergic to gluten?
I have celiac.
Ya, I’m allergic, but I don’t have celiac. I hate how I can’t eat all the great foods I love! Can you relate?
Completely!!!! Bread was my favorite food before I found out.
I know what you mean. Even now, most of my family enjoys great food, while all I can do is wish I could still eat it.
It’s easier for me I guess because my sister also has celiac.
Hey, my sister is allergic too! But I know what you mean by good gluten-free foods. The competition lately in that industry has made it so much easier … but more expensive.
There are a lot of good gluten free foods too though. Like my mom makes really good gluten-free waffles and we can get yummy pretzels from Wegmans.
I had doughnuts as my goodbye to gluten.
They have Gluten Free Doughnuts.
Yay! What brands do you recommend?
Have you ever tried Pamela’s Mix? It’s sort of a gluten free flour stuff. My mom got it to try once, and my family loves it for pancakes.
Yes, I can! I am Gluten Free, Casein Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Red 40 Dye Free, BHT Free…. The list goes on.
That’s terrible!!!!!! I’m probably allergic to gluten, but I still eat in any way….:)
Eva, I don’t have any symptoms, but I got the test positive. That’s called ‘silent celiac’. I think it’s still important to go off of gluten though because you can get cancer later on if you continue eating it.
Really? I didn’t know that….I never actually took the test, but two of my siblings (the other two are adopted) are allergic to gluten. I could never get myself to go off of it because I didn’t want to give up my favorite foods. I didn’t know it could be that serious. Thanks for telling me.
Yeah, we are even careful about cross contamination and stuff like that. I think it would be worthwhile to at least get the test.
Would it be as bad if I didn’t have celiac though and I still ate gluten? My brother and sister are just allergic, so the only reason I thought I would go off was just so I could feel better. It probably would be better to take the test anyways. Haha….is it weird that we’re having a serious food conversation on here?
Haha. Yes it is funny. I’m not an expert on gluten allergy related stuff, but I believe that wheat allergy can be just as (if not more) serious than celiac. I think it depends on the case. Sometimes it’s really serious, and other times it’s not. Just be careful 🙂
Hey thanks. I will 🙂
Celiac can be very serious. My mom knew a guy who got so ill that he died. They never knew what it was until his daughter found out she had Celiac years later. If he had just stopped eating gluten, he would have been fine!
That doesn’t mean you need to worry about it though. I do think it would be wise if everyone went like six months without eating gluten, better yet, grains altogether, (try a Paleo diet:) just to see how their body reacted. Sometimes you don’t even know you feel bad, until you feel so much better. I don’t have Celiac, but I had a form of colitis a few years ago which made it necessary to try a complete change in diet, which included cutting out all grains. I’m now feeling better than I ever have, with almost no symptoms whatsoever, and I can eat lots of things I had to give up. (Plus, some grain free recipes are actually delicious;)
I know what you mean about not knowing your feeling bad until you feel better. I know I’ll probably recognize a difference if I went off, like my brother and sister did. Wow, you guys are really making me consider this. I didn’t think I would before:)
I am allergic, but I don’t have Celiac.
Wow. Just reading this I’d have to say I love that there’s so many more weird people out there!!! Score! I’m new on this site, I just finished the book a couple of weeks ago and it’s really challenging and changing me. I’m stoked for the future! Oh hey does anybody on here live in Kansas?? Haha
Welcome to the Rebelution! Glad to have ya 🙂 My favorite part of this site when I found it was all the people like me! They’re awesome!
I might move to be near Kansas, but that’s all the connection I have.
Thanks, yes, nothin’ like a good ol’ rebolutionary!…Or a thousand for that matter. 🙂
Because this is the DQ (Discussion Question) that everyone gets off-topic on, I think we can talk about whatever, so – how old are you, and what type of school do you go to?
I’m 14, I go to a private A.C.E school in Ottawa, KS. Will be fifteen in May.
Cool! I just turned 16 recently, and I’m homeschooled. What does A.C.E. mean?
What do you like to do with your free time?
Oh cool so you’re in like 10th? I was home schooled too. It means Accelerated Christian Education. And I like to hunt, shoot, play b-ball, tennis and ride with fiends. And hbu?
Yep, I’m in 10th. So you joined a “real” school for high school? I would love to hunt/shoot but I live in a New England state so there’s not much open land around here, so I can’t really – I’ve only gotten to shoot when I go visit my brother, who lives where there’s lots of open land. And I like to write, read, speak Spanish, be a mime, and hang out with my friends/family.
Do you have any ideas what you want to do in college? (I had no idea when I was your age, I only really figured it out in the last few months).
Ahh, figured. And yep. And oh that stinks. Oh cool, love reading, I AM Spanish, and mimes are cool, family is friends are better, and family is best. 🙂 And well not really, but once I graduate I’m joining the army and training to be an officer,(unless led otherwise.) But I’ve got a bit of time yet. 🙂
You ARE Spanish? Do you speak the language, or is it just your ancestry? Army is cool – though my family isn’t military, we have a deep respect for the armed forces; my brother would have joined, if not for allergies that prevented him.
Yeah, my dad is full blood Puerto Rican. And I can speak a little. But not fluent yet.
Coolness! I’ve got a friend whose mom is full Puerto Rican, but I’m almost all German. I’m in my second year learning Spanish, and I can start a conversation with someone in Spanish, but it doesn’t go on very long. I have made a friend who speaks very little English, though. I speak Spanish to him, he speaks English to me. It’s been a learning experience for both of us!
Ahhh cool, my sister married a German! lol And okay that’s cool, what program are you doing it in? (Like Rosetta, Primlsuer, etc.) And well that’s okay you’ve still got time to learn. And lol nice! I bet! I had a funny experience awhile back at an airport with a Spanish girl. It was SO funny! I was flying alone and we had such troubles communicating that we were like on english-Spanish apps talking to each other for like 15 mins!! Haha
My sister married a half-German, too! And I’m in an Amish community, so I’m surrounded by Germans 🙂
I’m doing a curriculum called Avancemos, in a co-op with a great teacher. Talking with folks in Spanish is so awesome! I don’t get to use Spanish-english apps though – I don’t have a phone. So I get to try and use the vocabulary I know. Probably better for my education, but harder for my conversations!
OH MY GOODNESS! This is crazy! I live in Pennsylvania so there’s Amish and Mennonite communities everywhere! Oh okay cool! Yeah, it’s a far simpler language than English. And well neither do I, but the girl at the airport did. Haha I feel like we’re twins or something…separated at birth maybe? lol JK
Wow!! This is crazy! I should clarify, there are Amish and Mennonite communities around here, I’m not Amish (obviously — I mean, I’m on an online chat board…)
Yeah, well, maybe I was adopted… I don’t look like the younger half of my family, they’re all blond and blue-eyed, I’m brown-haired and hazel-eyed. But if you see me with the older half of my family, I fit right in. So, I guess I probably belong with this family.
Haha oh my goodness!And yeah kinda fugured that. Haha. Hmmm, well we both have brown hair at least! Sorry but no hazel eyes. My eyes are a very deep dark brown. And okay, well than we’re “almost-twins.” Even though that’s VERY impossible. Haha oh well, gotta use the old imagination for something right?
Oh gotcha, that’s funny, my sister got married to a German! lol Oh nice, what program are you in? (Like Rosetta, Primsleur, etc.) And well that’s okay, you’ve still got time to learn. 🙂 And haha that’s funny, I had a similar experience at an arirport when flying alone. I tried to keep up a conversation with a Spanish girl for awhile but eventually we resorted to translating apps! Haha it was hilarious. When we landed she introduced me to her family and everything! But yeah good times.
And what books do you like to read? I like tense books 🙂
I like Bro Andrew’s books, Randy Alcorn’s, used to read a lot of Frank Perreti and Loui L’Amour. But in general just captivating books that you get something out of. 🙂
Hey man, sorry this is off topic a bit, but what do you hunt with?
My primary for small game is a Savage Arms Mark II 22. lr.- Tasco Varmint Mill-dot reticle scope.
Cool! What do you usually hunt and what are your craziest (if you think you’ve had any)?
I hunt TONS of ground-hog, squirrel, raccoon, opossum, and just usually that kind of stuff. And hbu? Craziest what again?
I actually don’t hunt, but I come from a military family so I shoot guns a lot and I’m pretty good at it. Ive been wanting to try it though. Where do you suggest I start if I wanted to get into that sort of thing? I’ve killed a rabbit and a beaver, so it’s not like I’m squeemish or anything. Gutted and skinned them both, but didn’t get to eat either of them for reasons out of my control. I meant craziest hunt if you thought you had one.
Ahh I see! Same here, dad was a Marine, unlcles were/are in Army and Guards and my bros in Army. Well the very first thing to do is too go through the Hunter’s Education program. Just look up when the next thing is in you area online. Then get a licence after going through that free 2-5 day course. And if you’re 16 or under it will be super cheap for the license but if not than it’s like 15 $ depending what state. And that’s good! can’t be afraid of a lil’ blood. lol And well, did a night hunt in KS with my bear hands once. I chased a full grown opossum about a hundred yds til he was under a trailer, I then picked up a cement block and climbed on top of the trailer. Eventually he was scared out and a dove at him from on top of the trailer. I landed on him, but more importantly, my cement block landed solidly on his skull and he died on contact. He didn’t even get a chance to play dead!! 🙂 lol
That is crazy. Some may find that just plain morbid, but that takes some skill it seems. I will definitely need to look into the Hunters Ed program. Thanks for that. What do you wanna do when you graduate?
Haha yeah it was pretty fun, but kinda scary cuzz if my block didn’t land I’d have been a sitting duck for those teeth, and possibly rabies. lol Yeah no problem. Well, unless led otherwise, I plan to go to college through the Army and train to be an officer while doing college. But after that I hope to go into full-time ministry somewhere. And hbu?
Cool. I hope to become a doctor and start my own practice, or become a chemical engineer. I have an uncle who has made a career out of being a Nightstalker in the Army. And by the way, that’s a pretty sweet avatar pic.
Oh wow, you must be pretty good at math maybe? And oh cool, they’re like special ops transport helicopter guys right? And thanks man, I’m wearing my bros military issued Afghanistan dust mask. (not quite as cool as it sounds but that’s ok) lol Hey have you got a FaceBook? If so what’s your name?
Yes, math and science are my favorite subjects. And yes, they are the guys that fly spec ops guys around. It may not be as cool as it sounds, but for guys like us, anything like that is cool, even if it is just a dust rag! :). No, I don’t have Facebook. This is as social as my social media gets. Sorry.
Haha cool. And yep, pretty much! lol And okay gotcha.
Actually, my uncle (you can call him Lone Wolf) is over seas right now in SWCC. They’re the guys who work with Navy SEALs on their missions. He’s in some pretty dangerous territory, so please keep him in your prayers. Does you brother still go overseas?
Oh sweet. Yeah Seals are pretty hardcore. And yes, will do. And no he got back from Aghan about a year ago and has been stationed in Fort Drum, NewYork since.
I haven’t read Bro Andrew or Loui L’Amour, but I’ve read one of Randy Alcorn’s and I’ve read a lot of Frank Peretti. I too like captivating books 🙂 I’ve read LOTR many times over, and I used to read nothing but Narnia when I was younger. Since then I’ve branched out more 🙂
Oh gotcha, that’s awesome! My family are all die-hard LOTR fans! lol
Books or movies? Or both?
Most of them are more movie fans but there’s three that are more readers than watchers. Plus, books are always better. Everybody knows that.
Yes, books rock! So you know the books… that’s rare! How do you like how they changed the story in the movies?
Exactly! And I’m a rare person…think a steak that’s medium rare. 😉 Haha I’m kidding of course. And I said that??? Oops. I don’t, like at all. I say C.S did a perfectly fine job without any edits.
Ahhh, I see. That’s awesome, and YES!, my family is full of die-hard LOTR fans! Hence, thoroughly dissapointed with the Hobbit Trilogy that went so far from the book. And yeah, C.S was a great writer. Love The Horse and His Boy. IKR? Once I finished the Narnia series there wasn’t any books in the world to read! 😉 lol
I didn’t watch the third Hobbit movie, because I didn’t like the first and second ones. Actually, I only watched the second one because my brother wanted to…
I love CS Lewis’s writings! Now that I can quote Narnia with some prompting, I’ve been reading his grown-up books. Screwtape Letters is one of my favorites ever! Same with Mere Christianity 🙂
Haha same here!!!! I heard that someone dies who’s like alive in the LOTR Trilogy!!! And that was AFTER Hobbit! But only readers know that I guess. Hey yeah, I read Randy Alcorn’s modern version of Srewtape Letters. It’s called Lord Foulgrin’s Letters. It’s amazing. 🙂 And I haven’t read read Mere Christianity yet but I guess I’ve got to if someone as cool as you says it’s good. lol 🙂
Really? Do I want to know who dies?
I haven’t read Lord Foulgrin’s Letters, but I’ll see if the library has it 🙂
I think CS Lewis’s logic is amazing! The way he builds his arguments is something that would be fun to know how to do 🙂
Hmmm not sure. Haha Yeah it’s a great book and gives a great mind-set as your reading it. Yeah it’s pretty cool. I mean I kinda taught him, but he has SOME natural talent. 😉
You taught CS Lewis… I hope you’ll forgive me if I have trouble believing you on that one 🙂
Oh ye of little faith! Haha And I forgive you, others have had trouble understanding how I taught Shakespeare even though I’m like only 15. It takes quite a long explanation and a sprinkling of imagination. 🙂
Long explanation and a sprinkling of imagination – that’s how George Washington got abducted by aliens too! 🙂
Haha exactly!!! One of my very few talents is that of persuasion. After all, I’m Spanish, so what can you expect?
The Spanish are known for their persuasion?
hahaha that made me laugh:)
It wasn’t necessarily supposed to…
Yeah I know….it just struck me funny when I read it:)
Well, yes, I’d say. Most all of my relatives and people I know that are Hispanic or Latino are very smooth talkers, not to mention some romantics. Haha
The things I don’t know!
Hunting and shooting are so much fun! I’ve only gone hunting once though; we killed a beaver at night when it was 25 degrees outside. Then I had to gut it and wash it off. That was cold. What do you shoot?