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AuthorJulia Nelson

writes mainly non-fiction articles, historical fiction stories, and blog posts. As a part of the Young Writer’s Workshop, Julia enjoys connecting with other young writers like herself, as well as learning more about the writing craft from amazing instructors. As a Christian, Julia firmly believes that her writing talent was not given to her randomly; already, God is using her to encourage and inspire other writers. You can find her blogging at julianelsonauthor.com.

The Best Thing That Came out of 2020 (And What I’m Praying for in 2021)

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Last year was an interesting year, wasn’t it? I remember doing our Drama Camp week the first week of March. At that time, I had only heard about the two COVID cases in California. Then, a couple weeks later, we were in a national quarantine. I’ll be honest. At first, I enjoyed staying home. I had a lot more time to write—and more free time in general without having to go anywhere. But after the...

5 (More) Songs to Encourage You During Uncertain Times

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In my last article, I shared 5 songs that have encouraged me lately. When times are tough, it’s easy to focus on our troubles instead of lifting our eyes to the Savior, who is the answer to our every problem. Music helps me to do that. Some songs really speak to my heart, and they remind me of the hope that I have in Christ. Whether I’m struggling and need to be reminded of who God is, or I...

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5 Songs to Encourage You During Uncertain Times

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My heart feels heavy in my chest, and my eyes fill with tears. What’s wrong with me? Why do I feel so stressed and overwhelmed? I shake my head, wishing I could shake away the anxiety. I open my laptop and head over to YouTube. I need something to calm me down. To relax the rapid beating of my heart so I can concentrate on the things I need to get done. . . For the past year or two, whether...

3 Things to Remember When Witnessing to Your Friends

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At some point in our lives, we’re going to become friends with someone, then later realize that he or she isn’t a believer. So…what do we do? Do we look past their belief (or unbelief) and pretend we don’t care? Do we just go on with our relationship as though it doesn’t matter? That’s certainly not the loving thing to do. If that person is not a born-again believer in Jesus, he is heading...

3 Reasons the Gospel Is the Most Offensive (And Beautiful) Message Ever

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Have you ever tried to tell someone the gospel . . . and they got offended? The gospel is the greatest love story ever told. It’s the story of how Jesus came down as a human baby, died on the cross, taking the sin of the world upon himself, and rose again three days later, defeating sin and death once and for all. It’s difficult to imagine how anyone could be offended at such wonderful news, but...

8 Things to Do to Stay Productive During Your Quarantine

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For the first couple weeks of my quarantine, everything was going great. I had a lot of time to relax since I didn’t have to run to extracurricular activities and classes. And, being homeschooled, staying at home a lot of the day was pretty normal. But then, I got hit with depression, lack of motivation, and boredom. Since I couldn’t get out of the house, I ran out of things to do! It was so easy...

3 Life Lessons From COVID-19

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Not long ago, we were all going about our regular lives, sticking to our usual schedule. Now, everything is far from normal. I’m sure you all have experienced an interruption of plans because of COVID-19’s rapid spread across the world. My friends and I met at church on March 8th as usual, never expecting that a couple of weeks later, church would be closed until further notice. There have been...

3 Ways You Can Become Active in the Pro-Life Movement

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How many of us out there are passionate about saving babies from abortion? Hopefully a lot of us. I’ve seen several pro-life articles here on The Rebelution, and I’ve written one myself. Yet, while I’m so passionate about standing for life, I often feel at a loss about how to put my convictions into action. What are some practical ways we can stand up for the millions of babies being aborted...

3 Reasons You Can Stop Worrying About the Future

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Even before I started high school, people were already asking me about my plans for the future. “What are you going to do after high school?” they would ask. “What do you want to be when you grow up? Are you going to college?” I would answer, “I have a couple ideas of what I want to do, but I’m not sure yet,” or even, “I have no clue.” A couple of years ago, I didn’t feel pressured to know what I...

The One Thing Every Christian Teen Needs–And How to Get It

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If you could ask for anything in the world, what would it be? Tough question, isn’t it? Just think about it for a moment. Maybe money, video games, or a new phone with the latest update…? Whatever you would ask for likely mirrors your heart’s deepest desire, first priority, and ultimate goal in life. But there’s one thing–besides salvation through Christ alone–that every person...

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