rebelling against low expectations

AuthorRue Arrow

is a teenage girl, living as an overseas missionary in West Africa, with a deep passion for Jesus. In her free time she loves researching, studying, and discussing biblical topics, and writing on her blog ThisMessyThingCalledLife. When she’s not writing she is usually reading, playing an instrument, or goofing off with her siblings. .

When Life Happens and You’re Tired — Look Up

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“Jesus, I love You…but I’m tired,” Dad sighed, leaning against his headrest, as we sat in our Landcruiser about to head into town. I bit back a smile at the words, so simple, yet so raw and real and honest. We were preparing to run some errands, and already the day had been full of everyday, unpredictable, West-African adventures. The power had gone out not once, not twice, but three times. We...

As the School Year Inches On, Strive for Excellence Not Perfection

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Let’s face it: school can be overwhelming. There are assignments to complete, to-do lists to conquer, modules to work through, and deadlines to overcome. But whether you’re an organized perfectionist, or a distracted procrastinator, as a child of God, you are called to excellence. What Is Excellence? The definition of excellence is as follows: the quality of being outstanding or extremely good...

Dear Independent One: You Weren’t Created to Do It All on Your Own

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Dear Independent One, I get you. I understand you. I’m like you. I tend to want to be in control, and I like to do things on my own. I don’t enjoy asking for help and I don’t easily admit it when I’m struggling. Sound familiar? There’s nothing inherently wrong with an independent personality; God gave us each different personality traits for different reasons. The problem...

So You Want To Be A Missionary? Advice From The Mission Field

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At six years old I sat at my windowsill, gazed out upon my quiet little neighborhood, and whispered the prayer, “God…please send me to Africa.” Here I am, nine years later, sitting at my desk, writing this out as an overseas missionary in West Africa. Goodness, our God works wonders, doesn’t He? But it wasn’t until I became an overseas missionary that I realized the value of not being one. If...

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 →