rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAlathia Hayes

is a graciously forgiven college sophomore whose broken soul has been mended by the Author of life. She has a passion for helping children and other teens know how much they are loved. When she’s not studying, you will likely find her playing piano, sipping on a cup of coffee, perusing local used book shops, or participating in an epic round of Mario Kart with her brothers.

What Every Camper (And Camp Worker) Needs to Know This Summer


The air is growing heavy with humidity, the mosquitoes are biting, and the glaring sun is making temperatures soar… at least, where I live. This is an exciting precursor to anyone who has ever been to (or worked at) a summer camp before. Fun is just around the corner, right? If you have been at a camp in the past, you know it isn’t all rosy fun and kickball games. Camp provides...

Life Is a Gift, So Start Living Like It


There are days where all I want to do is curl up in a dark corner, cower in defeat, and lament my life. Nothing goes the way I think I deserve it should go. Whether in my family, relationships, at my work, or in my heart, my focus becomes misplaced and I begin pitying myself because life is not all it was once cracked up to be. Life hurts. I know. But I’ve been learning some pretty...

3 Reasons You Can Smile Today


Life is hard. You know it, and I know it. Circumstances can be painful, relationships can be messy, and sometimes our hearts simply grow exhausted. Christian, I want to encourage you today. Are you going through something that feels too big to handle? Are you depressed and waiting for your dormant soul to awaken? Are you discontent with where God has you in life right now? If those ideas sound...

Why I Stopped Being Myself (And Never Want to Go Back)


“Be true to your heart.” “BeYOUtiful.” “Do what makes you happy.” “Just be yourself.” We’ve all heard them. The self esteem pep talks about loving yourself, and being true to your feelings. It’s all over the media, and it is encouraged in society as a remedy to many of our dilemmas. Sounds good, right? May I humbly point out, my friends...

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 →