rebelling against low expectations

AuthorHannah Foster

Hannah Foster is a graduate of Bethlehem College and Seminary with a bachelor’s degree in History of Ideas. She loves a well written book, two favorite authors being Jane Austin and L. M. Montgomery. She also enjoys writing, desiring that her words bring comfort and hope to those who have experienced deep suffering through the loss of a loved one. You can also find her crocheting, creating art, and watching western shows while spending time with her husband.

The Real Problem with Self-Love


Self-love. I’ve recently noticed a movement focused on this topic of “self-love.” The basic idea seems to be to encourage ourselves to take care of our bodies, to take time to exercise, or eat healthy, or relax, or whatever it may be that our body needs. Taking care of ourselves, I have no problem with. It’s good for people to see the need to care for their own body and...

How To Respond to Believers with Different Standards


For one coming from a very conservative Christian homeschooling family, college can lead you into a couple different problems. Either you get freaked out because not everyone has the same values as yourself and you think everyone is a heathen or you consider yourself more holy than everyone else or you fall into all the peer pressure and drop all standards all together. Here are a couple things...

Love Hurts (And 4 Other Life Lessons About Love)


“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that...

I Wouldn’t Trade My Single Years for Anything


It’s easy for me to sink into self-pity and mope around because I still remain single to this day (although, honestly, I am really not that old and so am really not that concerned about it). I am that girl who has always wanted to get married and have children, but here I sit writing this post as a 22-year-old who has never been even asked out on a date. But as I was thinking the other day and...

3 Tips For Making (Really) Hard Decisions


Making decisions is hard. As I’ve gotten older I have had to make more and more of my own decisions, yet I am discovering just how hard and frustrating it can be. It is hard because I want to do what God wants me to do. I want to follow his path and leading, yet sometimes decisions involve choices that God doesn’t say specifically one way or the other, such as, what college to go to, what degree...

3 Lessons (About Love) I Learned While Caring For a 107-Year-Old


Once upon a time there was a girl who thought she knew what it meant to love others, to serve others, and to give of herself to others. But once upon a time she helped care for her great grandmother and realized just how far she was from truly grasping what it means to really love, serve, and give of oneself. My sister and I just recently spent about 2-3 weeks caring for my 107-year-old great...

Friendship Is Painful, Messy, and Totally Worth It


I make a lot of mistakes when it comes to friendship. In fact, there are times when I am ready to give up on it all together. I get hurt. I hurt others. Friendships are a mess. Friendships are hard; it takes intentionality. It isn’t just about being friends with someone on Facebook, it is about really getting to know someone; it is about love and forgiveness, patience and perseverance...

Struggling With Math Taught Me How to Change the World


I can’t say that my journey of doing hard things has been anything spectacular. In fact most of ya’ll would possibly consider me the least experienced to write on this topic. I never ran any political campaign, never raised an enormous amount of money for some kind of organization or ministry; never started a business. I am just Hannah, a simple rather unordinary ordinary girl. Nevertheless, hard...

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 →