rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAva Murbarger

Ava Murbarger is a young author, Christian, homeschooler, PK, and lover of wolves (as well as most other animals) who tends to reread the books she comes across at least twice. She writes primarily fantasy and science fiction and has been writing as long as she can remember. That writing became something more than a hobby when she realized the struggle of trying to find truly good stories among the rest. Since then, she's written multiple stories, helped edit multiple works from budding writers, and worked to improve her writing and create stories that someone might just want to read about. She live in a small town in Illinois with her parents and little (but only slightly younger) brother, where the sunsets are vibrant and the wind is harsh. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading (especially adventures), playing her guitar, dreaming up new worlds, helping out at her church, drawing randomly, and being with friends and family.

Setting an Example: Living Out 1 Timothy 4:12


One of the most motivating verses within the Rebelution community is 1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” The part most focused on is the first part where we are encouraged not to let people’s low expectations surrounding our age hinder us from setting an example, but to instead, do hard...

A Look at Bad Influences – and How to Avoid Them


For a long time, people have been given to materialism and earthly things instead of pursuing God. We’ve valued entertainment over learning, what’s popular over what’s right, and what brings us happiness over what brings God joy. None of us, Christians or not, are exceptions. We’re all sinners, guilty of sinning, which is literally anything we think, say, or do that is against God. If something...

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 →