rebelling against low expectations

AuthorJewel Schuurmans

is an 18-year-old living on the prairies of South Dakota. Her passions are learning, writing, and investing in her family. She feels immensely grateful for the blessings God had given her, and more than anything else she looks forward to the day when she can finally fall into the arms of her Savior.

What’s the Lowest Price You’re Willing to Pay?


I feel inspired when I pick up a book and read about men and women who laid down their lives for the sake of the gospel. People, real people, who have found perfect peace in God at the expense of the highest price they could pay – their lives. Then I lay down the martyr stories book and glance at the schoolbook waiting patiently beside me on the bed. I sigh lightly and look in the other...

Did You Really Think There Wouldn’t Be a Cost?


I’m a wimp. This isn’t exactly a new discovery, but in light of recent events it’s a fairly obvious physical trait. When I think of myself I see a strong, confident girl ready to take on anything with a sparkling smile, sense of humor, and endurance that would outlast Chuck Norris (maybe a little past his prime). Of course, my daydream usually commences as I’m perched in a...

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 →