rebelling against low expectations

AuthorMarli Scarborough

is a 20 year old homeschool graduate who currently lives and works with her family on their South Dakota ranch. When she’s not writing or working outside, she spends her time chasing her younger brothers, reading, cooking, or drinking coffee. Her passion is to use her writing to help others love and enjoy Jesus more. You can follow her blog at

Five Lessons About Praise From the Last Five Psalms


Lately I’ve been reading Psalms 146-150—the last five chapters in the book of Psalms. These psalms have a unique format—they each begin and end with the phrase, “Praise the LORD!” In between are all the reasons that he is worthy to be praised. While reading these Psalms, I’ve noticed five things they teach us about praising God. 1. Praise is repetitive. Some people criticize modern...

Do Hard Things, Not Big Things–What I Wish I’d Known As a Teen


About a year ago, I joined the Young Writer’s Workshop. I decided to join because I thought it would help me as a writer (and it has!). But joining also led to something else. Suddenly I was pulled back into a world I had forgotten about for a few years– the world of rebelutionaries, doing hard things, and rebelling against low expectations. I first read Do Hard Things when I was about 13...

When God Makes Hard Things Easier


“Then Moses said to the Lord, ‘O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since you have spoken to your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.’ So the Lord said to him,  ‘Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind?  Have not I, the Lord?  Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you...

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 →