rebelling against low expectations

AuthorCharis Rae

is an extroverted teen with an avid love of words. Her first story was written on blank sheets of paper, complete with stick-figure illustrations. She now writes full-length novels, blog posts and articles, and mentors other young writers. Other than writing, Charis enjoys performing arts, graphic design, photography, and reading. She blogs about books and writing craft at

4 Ways to Stay Thankful in a Consumeristic Society


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only has the cold weather begun to settle in, but this holiday is filled with loving family and friends, delicious food, and the remembrance of how blessed we are. But Thanksgiving also makes me sad. Not only are some people spending the holiday alone, but the very next day, Americans forget their blessings and go shopping during Black...

Don’t Misrepresent God To the World


As part of the Great Commision and our purpose here on earth, we are commanded to be an example of Christ to others in our lives. In John 13:15, Jesus states, “For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.” Christians stand out in the darkness of the world because of our joyful attitude, hope for the future, and ability to have faith through hard times. When...

Should We Have Friends Who Aren’t Christians?


Friends are one of the biggest influencers in our lives. They can be encouraging, uplifting, and supportive. On the flip side, they can also pressure us, make us feel uncomfortable, and even lead us to do wrong or illegal things. For us as Christians, it’s tremendously important that we surround ourselves with positive friends and influencers– people who won’t lead us away from God’s...

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 →