rebelling against low expectations

AuthorMadeleine Owens

is a 15-year-old from all over the US. Living everywhere from bustling Southern California to Pennsylvania and Tennessee, Madeleine is a homeschooler who adores writing fantasy novels and playing her many instruments. She strives to spread the good news of Jesus in everything she does. You can find her blogging weekly at

What’s Filling God’s Place in Your Life?


Life seemed like it should be full. True, the first semester had been absolutely insane. I was at a new school, yet I had adjusted fairly well all things considered. Everything was picking up speed as we approached the mid-terms and consequently, Christmas break. I was constantly studying and making sure my end of term grades were perfect (or as perfect as they could be). Friends wanted to hang...

You Have a Reason to Sing: Learning to Praise When Life Hurts


Changes are hard. No one is going to argue with you on that one, I guarantee it. Moving, school changes, college, jobs, losing friends and making new ones, health issues, family problems; all of it’s overwhelming and no one ever likes it. This world is filled with pain. Our human bodies are sinful in nature and prone to experience hurt. So what do you do when you feel like you are breaking? Is...

What Moving Three Times Taught Me About Security


We were on a trip around the East Coast. My brother and I were enjoying it all. The scenery, the food, and especially the history. But then my parents started feeling a nudge in their heart that we needed to move out there. What? It’s funny how we nod our heads to the things we’re taught until we’re waist deep in a circumstance where we actually need to use them. I always knew my hope was...

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 →