rebelling against low expectations

AuthorRachel North

Rachel Evans is a 16-year-old writer living in Minnesota. When she’s not writing, she can be found cuddling with her cat, hanging out with friends, making music, and sketching characters from her novels. You can connect with her through her monthly newsletter.

COVID-19 Is No Excuse: 3 Reasons Why You Still Need Fellowship, Even With Social Distancing


Teens filter into youth group, smiling and waving at their friends. But no one talks. No Christian rock blasts in the background. No snacks are passed around. It’s difficult to have normalcy when youth group is through a screen. Online youth group is quite the experience, but it means the world to me to talk with my small group, learn about Jesus, and pray together. I never realized how important...

4 Things Thanos Teaches Us About Mercy


Editor’s Note: This article is spoiler-free for Avengers: Endgame, but contains spoilers for God’s endgame. You wouldn’t think a purple super-villain could teach you a lesson about God. Yet that’s the effect Thanos had on me. Like many people, I was intrigued by the antagonist from Marvel’s Infinity War. The premise of the film is that the universe will run out of sustainable...

Dear Homeschooler: You Are Not Useless to God’s Plan


My Bible study leader’s words echoed in my mind. “Christians are marked by urgency. We should be sharing the gospel now.” I leaned back in the car seat and stared out into the blackness of night. I wanted to share the gospel, I really did. But I had no one to share it with. It felt like I stood by watching while my peers filled the spiritual lifeboats. Watching them because I had no...

What If My Efforts Are Worthless?


A destructive, sneaky lie has been echoing in my head for days. Maybe you’ve heard it too. “Everything I do is worthless.” I’ve believed all my efforts–writing, piano, you name it–are garbage. Junk that deserves to be tossed out on the curb and thrown in a landfill. But, the truth is: my efforts aren’t worthless trash, and neither are yours. If you gave 100...

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 →