rebelling against low expectations

AuthorKira Quintin

is a homeschooled writer who is the oldest of seven children. She loves to run while watching the sun rise over the mountains of Virginia when she’s not living vicariously through the hero of some adventure book. She’s always dreamed of being an author and hones her writing skills on her blog, Kira Writes.

5 Things I Learned on My Quest to Stop Complaining


Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a conversation which you absolutely hated, only to discover it was due to the other party’s constant whining about their circumstances? Have you ever been in a decent mood and dragged yourself downward by dwelling on all the things going wrong–or at least, not going right? Have you ever heard those dreaded words from the back of a car:...

Use Your Singleness To Glorify God


I’m seventeen. I’ve never been married. Never even courted or dated or any other such marriage-centered things. But today I want to write to you about marriage. A lot of us have grown up in the church with loving parents and youth pastors who have given us many valuable resources and talks about relationships and marriage. How to do them well, what to avoid, where the line is that you absolutely...

What Makes a Good Friend?


How would you define a good friend? I would say that a good friend is one who is loving and patient and kind. It’s someone who listens when I talk and remembers what I said. A good friend encourages me randomly through the week, prays for me, and forgives me when I mess up. This person smiles and talks about God with me. A good friend can tell when I’m upset or hurting or just plain tired...

What’s the Secret to Being a Happy Teen?


What is the secret to a happy life? Everyone’s asking, most of them subconsciously. It only takes a few seconds of looking around to see it. Hollywood wants to tell us that it’s fame, beauty, even romance. Books say it’s glory, strength, or power. Commercials and billboards insist that a certain pair of jeans or brand of makeup or fast-food restaurant will lead us to the bliss we seek. As...

How to Heal Broken Relationships


In a broken world, broken relationships are in abundance. It seems there’s always someone we’d like to be closer with, apologize to, or never see again. A couple years ago, that was one of my brothers. We’d always had a rocky relationship, and it just kept getting worse from the lack of maintenance. To be honest, I didn’t care what happened. God did, though, and He changed my heart, giving me 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 →