rebelling against low expectations

AuthorRae Tosh

is a 17-year-old homeschooled girl from South Carolina. When she’s not doing school she has a broad group of interests, including mentoring girls younger than her, writing, drawing, helping with music in her youth group band, and playing beach volleyball. Her goal is be able to use every moment of her life—both good and bad—to spread Christ to unbelievers. You can find more of her writings on her blog, Rae's Ramblings

What does Christian Self-Care Look Like?


Yesterday, we talked about loving who God created us to be–so today we’re digging into self-care. Just like with self-love, my initial thought was that self-care isn’t godly. It seems selfish. Doesn’t the Bible say to care for others more than yourself? To put others first? Yes, self-care can turn into sin—just like anything in this world. But it doesn’t have to. Is self-care biblical...

Can Self-Love Be Biblical?


Self-love is a very popular topic in today’s world. Christians seemed to be divided over it—is it biblical or is it selfish? Personally, it’s something I’ve wrestled with a lot. Defining our terms. Before we get into this, I want to clarify that I’m not using the term “self-love” in quite the same way that you’re used to hearing it. In the secular world, “self-love” tends to come with pride, and...

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Was The Cross an Act of Love or Murder?


You love me Jesus, it’s a mystery. You know my faults, You know my wrongs, and You still love me. As I scrolled through Instagram earlier this week, a post shared by one of my friends caught my eye. Clicking through to the original post, I pulled back in shock. Jon Steingard, known to me only as the lead singer of the Christian band Hawk Nelson, was renouncing his faith. While their most...

5 Ways to Use Your Time and 11 Things to Pray for During COVID-19


Recently, Brett Harris wrote an article about the coronavirus “cancelling our life.” It was an incredible article (if you haven’t read it yet, you really should), and the title is really accurate to how many people I know feel, myself included. It’s completely disrupting our lives, forcing almost everyone to become a homeschooler, cancelling sports, cancelling social gatherings, and essentially...

3 Reasons Why You Need To Be Vulnerable


Vulnerability. If you’re like me, even the word scares you. Vulnerability involves risk. It involves opening up to someone and thus giving them ways to hurt you. It involves trusting someone. Trusting can be hard, especially if you’ve been hurt in the past. But without trust, life—particularly the Christian life—gets ten times harder. However, there are still several reasons to encourage our...

Tragedy and Summer Camp: Four Truths I Learned This Summer


My summer started with all the normal things—volleyball practice, church activities, babysitting, etc. School had wormed its way in also—which I’m sure many fellow homeschoolers can relate to. There was also a job, a mission trip, and a YoungLife camp. Yes, it would be a busy summer, and I would be a little stressed. But I thought I could handle it. But then grief burst in. Three days before...

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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 →