rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAJ Timberlake

is a 16 year old homeschooler doing hard things in South Africa. Her life verse is Matthew 16:24 "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself take up his cross and follow me" She runs the blog and has a passion for making a difference.

Youth Day in South Africa


In South Africa on the 16th of June we celebrate a public holiday known a Youth Day. We celebrate this day in commemoration of the Soweto Uprising in 1976. Twenty thousand students from many different schools joined together to protest against a government announcement that had just been made: Half the school curriculum including Math and Afrikaans was to be taught in Afrikaans. Students were...

Lessons From a Three-Year-Old


I am one of the luckiest girls in the world. I am the oldest of four children. Jessica is twelve, Cael (whom we call “Boy”) is three, and Cadence is thirteen-months-old. There are almost fourteen years between me and Boy and so I have gotten to observe his growing up process, more so than with my sister Jess. As I watch Boy grow and develop he has taught me many important lessons. Pray about the...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →