rebelling against low expectations

AuthorTabitha Bell

is a writer and Managing Editor of TheRebelution. Her passion is encouraging others to live in faithful obedience and to dwell in the peace Christ provides regardless of their circumstances. She resides in South Texas with her senior dog, Mr. Darcy, who like his namesake, tolerates most people and loves very few. Hobbies include curating music playlists, spending time with her family, singing incessantly, and naming dogs and horses she has yet to own.

What Advent Means to the Life in Crisis

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“I feel like a tornado just ripped through our lives. We all survived, but it still caused devastation. There are still piles of wreckage to be dealt with. Still evidence of the tornado’s presence. And it didn’t just cause new pain, it tore the doors off rooms where old pain lay dormant and scattered it everywhere.” I penned these words a few weeks after my momma came home from the hospital. On...

3 Things I Learned Studying the Book of Revelation

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I have a confession: I don’t think I’d ever studied the book of Revelation in its entirety. That’s why I was so excited when my Sunday school teacher announced we’d be studying it this past Summer. To be clear, I had read Revelation in bits and pieces as I studied other books of the Bible. There are passages I can nearly quote verbatim (Revelation 19:11 has always appealed to my equestrian heart)...

Life Preserver: A Promise for Those Passing Through Deep Waters

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“It’s time.” I swallowed those dreaded words, trying to accept them. Process them. Shifting in a wooden chair across a small metal table from the veterinarian, I nodded, and stroked Darcy’s soft black ear. I’d just spent the last twenty minutes explaining how my sweet Mr. Darcy had rapidly declined in recent days. Kidney disease had stolen his appetite and caused his body to reject what little...

4 Ways to Get in God’s Word When In-Depth Study is Difficult

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I love studying the Bible. I enjoy taking my time, pulling out multiple translations, and examining every word of every verse. I get excited about looking up the original Greek and Hebrew root words of a passage to gain better understanding of its meaning. I love concordances and commentaries. I love journaling my observations, realizations, and questions. But not all the time. There have been...

rebelling against low expectations

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