rebelling against low expectations

AuthorGrace Maples

is a homeschooled high school student from Knoxville, TN living in East Africa. She adores traveling, writing nonfiction and historical fiction, playing piano and guitar, and reading great books. She and her family are serving on the mission field in East Africa. She loves Jesus, and seeks to glorify Him with her life. You can find her at Proclaiming His Excellencies blogging about her journey with her Savior and her current WIP.

5 Ways To Pursue Excellence and Not Settle

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“Do you ever settle?” I asked myself the question and sighed. I know I do. All the time. Why do I always settle for less than my best? Why do I always do the easy thing? Unfortunately, I like to make excuses for doing less than my best. Or maybe I do what’s required of me, but I don’t put forth full effort. “Oh well, I can do it later,” or “Let me hurry up and get it over with,” are some of my...

Dear Tired Rebelutionary, Don’t Give Up

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I wake up at 7 am to a full sink of dishes and laundry overflowing. I groan and just want to go back to sleep. I don’t want to start a new day, don’t want to do the right thing. I just want to shut out the world. Can I take the easy way out? Sometimes it’s so much easier to turn away. Do you feel this way? When I first heard about The Rebelution and hopped on board, I was super excited. I loved...

Our Definition of the “Good Life” Is Not God’s

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The good life. What comes to mind when you hear these words? What do you picture? Maybe vacations, or smiles, or putting your feet up and taking a nap, or tons of money. I think of waking up each morning with a smile and loving words from others. Or maybe you’re also practical, and you think of the good life as being a place without any pain. No sickness, no death, no suffering. I also wish this...

Why I Stopped Ignoring Leviticus

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I have a confession: I have always skipped over most of the Old Testament. The Psalms are good and the Proverbs offer very interesting tidbits that I feel are very applicable. But what about books like Leviticus and Deuteronomy? I believed everything else was true, and the history and stories were great, but I didn’t think they had much application to my daily life. They were just for the...

4 Questions to Ask When Approaching Media

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How should Christ followers approach media? In our culture, media is very popular and for some people, it rules their lives. As Christ followers, we should approach the subject of media conscientiously. We can easily fall on either side of the horse, legalistic or liberal. And it’s hard to keep balanced. Here are a couple questions to ask yourself when you’re contemplating watching a TV show, or...

It’s Okay To Not Fit In

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Sometimes it’s painfully obvious I’ll never be one of the cool kids. I’ll never have the right clothes or be in the right crowd. We all pursue fitting in and being accepted, but end up short. But that’s okay. We’ll never fit in. Ever. As believers, this world is not our home. We are not of this world. We’re not created to fit in. The enemy has lied to us...

Why Do the Righteous Suffer?

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  “Why does God allow the righteous to suffer?” I have asked myself this question many times, especially recently when I went through a tough season. The question baffles and vexes many pastors, teachers, and Christians, but many don’t know the answer. However, the book of Job holds a very good example and the answer to our question. Job was a righteous man in the Bible who...

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 →

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