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Don’t Put Down Your Sword: Finding Strength and Persistence for the Battles of Life

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Eleazer stared at the field strewn with dead bodies, wounded men, and broken weapons. The battle was over. Finally, he could rest. He turned to trudge off the battlefield and suddenly realized he was still gripping his sword. He tried to let go, but to his shock, he couldn’t pry his fingers loose. He looked down at the sword firmly stuck in his grip. He’d fought so long and so hard his weapon had...

Preparing for College Starts Now–5 Ways To Grow Stronger Before College

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I’ll be at college in four months, give or take a few days. That’s utterly insane to me. It feels like just yesterday I was a middle schooler, totally in awe of the kids who were going to college. I mean, can you imagine being that old and independent? Taking on the world by yourself? I couldn’t wait till I was all grown up like them. Well, here I am, realizing that they weren’t anywhere near as...

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Are Internships Right for You? Why and How Christian Teens Should Consider Internships

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Figuring out our future careers and callings can be both scary and exciting. Some people seem to have a very clear call from God on what they are supposed to do with their career, but from my experience, a crystal-clear vision isn’t the norm. Most people need opportunities to experiment with different jobs before they discover what fits them best. When I was in high school, I assumed college...

To the Drained College Student—Stop Avoiding Your Emotions

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Six weeks into my first semester of college, I’m hunkered down in my dorm room with plenty of blankets and a lot of emotions. Panic dropped me off at the train station of college life. Now I’ve stepped off the platform to a wasteland of existentialism. Confused, empty, tired. Needy. Those feelings I’ve always wrestled with edge their way back into my mind. I covered them well, the doubts and...

I Didn’t Choose Anxiety, But I Still Choose Jesus

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Cardboard boxes line my wall. They’re full of towels and clothes and shower shoes with cool little holes in the foam for drainage. Yep, if you didn’t guess already… I’m moving. Moving to college in three short weeks. And if I’m honest, I’m scared. I’m terrified of the unknown, which is only intensified by the variables COVID-19 introduced to the college situation. It’s weird enough to move to a...

Whatever Your Calling May Be, Remember Your Purpose

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You don’t have to do the same thing for the rest of your life. If you’re an emerging graduate of high school or college, you may have been confronted with the pretty harrowing idea that you have to pick a single career for the rest of your working life before you even hit 22. I wish someone came along when I was 17 and told me it wasn’t true. Because the reality is, it’s not true. God has given...

4 Steps to Manage Your Time (And Keep Sane During the School Year)

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Do you ever feel like you’re so busy that you’re cutting out all of the things that matter to you, like your friends, your family, and most importantly, your time with God? This happens to me a lot. I’m in college working on a Math degree, so my classes consume a lot of my time. On top of that, I’m part of several different clubs, co-curriculars, and committees. I often hit points where I feel...

What to Be When You Grow Up: Living Out Our Identity in Christ

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As teens and early twenties, it’s easy to spend our time trying to create an identity. The most common question I got as a high schooler was, “What do you want to do with your life?” In other words, how do you want to define yourself for the next forty plus years? It’s a big question and not I wasn’t the only one trying to answer it year after year. My friends were experiencing the same...

I Thought God Led Me Here–Why Would He Lead Me Out?

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Like many young people, I finished high school with only a vague notion of what God wanted me to do with my life. My interests in novel writing, acting, and fashion design were artsy and impractical. To further complicate matters, I struggled with a terrible chronic illness, so for a couple of years my entire focus was on getting healthy. And even then, I had to face the fact that I might never...

“Come Along and Find Out”–Worrying about the Future

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It’s school season (if you haven’t noticed). And with it, the school season brings many things: friends, full-schedules, the thrill of learning, homework, late night study sessions, early morning study sessions, teachers, tests, projects, drama–it goes on and on. But what it brings the most is a pile of unknowns. And with the unknowns come questions… Questions about whether you’ll be...

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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 →