rebelling against low expectations

AuthorCarissa Samuel

is a passionate teenager from the San Francisco Bay Area who loves science, dance, speech, and writing. She is also a proud pastor's daughter, older sister, and teasing friend. She hopes to continue experiencing God's amazing grace in her life and showing that grace to the world around her forever. You can find Carissa on her blog, belovedbangles.com.

God Is Better Than a Time Machine: Truth For When Life Looks Uncertain

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I want a time machine. To go see the future so I can plan accordingly. To go back to the past so I can know what I don’t know already. Mainly, to never be blind-sided by the difficult or the easy moments of life. Right now, I feel blind. I have been reading Jeremiah and was struck by the same blindness in the lives of the Israelites. They are blind to the power of their God and instead turn to...

Surrender Is More Than Just Letting Go

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I remember watching an exchange between two children at my church once. A six year old boy had been deeply hurt by a friend’s unkindness. So he sat in the corner and started singing, “Let it Go.” All of the adults involved couldn’t help but laugh at this way of expressing emotion. The boy was upset with the situation and decided to deal with it by slowly “letting it go...

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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 →