rebelling against low expectations

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Even When You’re Slipping, God Won’t Let You Go

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Several years ago I got sick. The thing about this sickness was that I didn’t get better. Days dragged into weeks and weeks dragged into months until the months turned into years. Still there was no sure end in sight. Some days are harder than others. My illness plays games with my brain and I start to forget things and feel like the world is closing in on me. I get confused and it is hard for me...

Knowing God’s Love When Your Own Father Was Absent

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Growing up, my father was never physically absent. I never wondered if he would come home at night. But throughout my childhood, he was mentally and spiritually absent. As a child, I felt his absence deeply. I longed for a relationship with him. I lived to please him. When he was home, I followed him around like a puppy dog. I waited desperately for the day he would finally finish all the things...

3 Things to Do When You’re Doubting and Struggling

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Imagine being with the disciples after the death and burial of Jesus. They had spent three years coming to know and love this Man. He had taught them, laughed with them, cried with them–he had done life with them. Not only this, but they had given up everything for him. They had left behind their trades, families, and the lifestyles they’d known to follow the One they believed to be the...

When Dad Doesn’t Pick Up the Phone

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The three of us eat lunch surrounded by blue walls and an even bluer sky. Moments before, as I walked my class to the cafeteria, a student asked if she and her friend could talk to me about “something important”. And now I find myself in the center of an elementary school at a red table with two ten-year-olds. Between bites of food, the student (whom I will call Ella) explains what is weighing on...

5 Truths for Your Times of Doubt

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Living the Christian life isn’t easy. When you’ve been a Christian for a short or long period of time doubts can creep in. Maybe God isn’t really there for me all the time. Maybe he doesn’t really care for me. What if God doesn’t really answer my prayers? You may have doubts just like these and others similar that can be really difficult to shut down. It’s hard to debate all the doubts that we...

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 →

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