rebelling against low expectations

AuthorCi Chong

thinks some of God's greatest blessings to mankind are good books, writing, mornings with a Bible and Earl Gray tea, family, the stage, and the smell of rain. She is 22 and lives in Singapore, that little red dot on the world's equator, and studies literature while compiling a collection of rejection letters from various publishers.

The Truth About Growing Up


To be young in this world is a big thing. For those of us who are young, we’re being told what to do, what it means to be this particular age, what being grown up is. We’re shown examples of what we should be, or at least aspire to be, and what we should compare ourselves to. For those of us who are older, we feel keenly what we’ve lost, feel keenly the onward pull of time, feel...

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Why Did This Happen?

When something bad happens in my life, and I try to find comfort in God, this question is the first cry of my heart. How can God comfort me if He doesn’t explain why He let this happen in my life? How can God even love me if He did this? As young Christians, our first (and perhaps only) response to bad things is to ask God, “Why?” We want an answer. We need an answer. We need to...

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 →