rebelling against low expectations

AuthorCate VanNostrand

Cate VanNostrand is a college student living in the South with her three siblings, her amazing parents, and an adorable rat terrier. Cate’s life’s goal is to honor God with her writing, no matter where He leads her. She can often be found scribbling down words in a notebook, or frantically typing them into coherent form on her laptop. When she’s not writing, she’s probably singing to rock music, pretending she can play the piano, and binge-reading YA novels like there’s no tomorrow. You can find out more about Cate and her work at her website, The Southern Story Scribbler.

The Truth About the “That Girl” TikTok Trend


Social media has this knack of creating trends for us to follow. Whether it’s a harmless (and somewhat embarrassing) trend like sweeping your leg over milk crates or dangerous fads like the Tide Pod challenge, Instagram and TikTok inspire us to try new things, whether for better or for worse. One of the more recent, long-term trends is known as “that girl.” What exactly is the “that girl” trend...

Why Christians Should Care About Nature Conservation


To say my dad likes the outdoors might be an understatement. He has bookshelves full of books on birds, trees, and mushrooms. His major in college is wildlife conservation. Not a day goes by when he is not counting the birds somewhere around Shelby County. One could say he loves nature. But my dad is not a tree hugger –not by a long shot. He avidly watches baseball, takes our mom on regular date...

Is the Sabbath Still Relevant to Christians?


In a 24/7 world, it can be easy to overlook rest. We are constantly encouraged to multitask, consume large amounts of caffeine to maximize our buzz time, and calculate how to manipulate our circadian rhythm so we can give ourselves more hours each day to work. Even we, as Christians, get caught up in the world’s idea that we should always be working, and rest is a burden, not a blessing. But, are...

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 →