rebelling against low expectations

AuthorBella Morganthal

Bella Morganthal (22) is a writing coach, editor, and author. She is passionate about leading teens and young adults to a relationship with Christ through her work as a Student Ministries Team Leader at a local church in Maryland. She’d love to hear from you.

Remember to Share the Gospel in 2018


Crash!          I heard the sound before I actually saw what had happened. Looking up from my task behind the counter at work, I saw a customer standing over a shattered snow globe. My manager saw it too, and hurried over to where the shattered glass lay in a watery mess. Asking if I would stand near the mess to warn customers to be careful, she hurried to get something to clean it up. I stood...

Be Honest About Your Imperfections


I have seen an epidemic sweeping across our nation. It may not cause fevers, but it causes depression. It may not cause headaches, but it causes division. It may not cause sore throats, but it causes fake smiles. It may not call for a doctor visit, but it does call for revival. This is the epidemic of perfectionism. Ever since I was a child, I have been an overachiever. A perfectionist. I feared...

3 Reasons Why You Can’t Give Up


I closed my computer and sat down on my bed in frustration. I’ve tried so hard. What am I doing wrong? I wondered. Sighing, I whispered aloud, “Maybe you’re just not meant for this after all.” I had worked so hard on a project I felt God wanted me to accomplish, only to have it fail and crumble right before my eyes. I wanted to give up. What I couldn’t see then is...

Don’t Let Your Feelings Control You


When was the last time you felt like doing something one minute, but then the next minute you changed your mind? I don’t know about you, but I sometimes get this way when it comes to washing dishes. I want to get them all washed and finished, but then when I actually stand over the sink full of dishes, my feelings change. I no longer feel like getting them finished, because I’d rather be...

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 →