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The Promise God Won’t Let Me Forget

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My flight was scheduled for mid-afternoon at the Miami airport. I spent the morning in a coffee shop, where I ordered a large latte, full of that dark magic called caffeine. Bad decision. Twenty minutes later, I felt like I was going to lose my breakfast, I was so tense even breathing hurt, and the only way I could think of to cope was curling up in my seat and closing my eyes, just as the lunch...

What a Pecan Pie Taught Me About My Relationship With Jesus

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I don’t bake. Now there is a reason for that and the reason is simply this: I’m bad at it. Like really, really bad at it. I knew this when I decided it would be a fantastic idea to try making a homemade pecan pie. After all, what could go wrong? I mean, the recipe I found didn’t look that hard. All I really had to do was follow the directions. So that’s exactly what I set...

Why I’m Afraid to Pray Big Prayers

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Lately, God’s been messing with my prayers. Not with what I pray, or when, or where, or for how long. But with how. As I’ve been reading the book of Acts, two things have stood out to me: the faith and the prayers of the early church. I read phrases like “constant prayer” and “continued steadfastly in prayer” and I wonder if they could be applied to me. I come across stories like that of Peter...

Dear Father in Heaven: A Prayer for Women Considering Abortion

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Dear Father in heaven, Lord, we come to you today with aching hearts because there are children being aborted all around the world. Those who are pro-choice argue that the woman has bodily autonomy over the unborn baby’s life, and therefore she has the right to do with her body as she pleases. But, God, what they don’t realize is that there’s another life involved here. There’s a tiny human baby...

A Prayer For The Weekend

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Editor’s Note: Throughout the years, TheReb has published thousands of articles, each challenging and encouraging Rebelutionaries to do hard things and seek God. But among these posts, some have especially resonated with you, our readers. So over the next few weeks and months, we’re bringing back these classics, reposting our most popular and well-read articles every Thursday. May they encourage...

6 Ways to Pray for Your Crush

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We’ve all been there-that one person who makes your heart feel fluttery and your face turn red. That one person you daydream about (before you catch yourself and turn your attention back to your Algebra homework). That one person who meets all of the superficial requirements on your mental future partner list. And even if you’ve decided not to date during this point in your life; and even if the...

4 Ways Teens Can Fight For Life

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With the recent New York Reproductive Health Act and the March for Life in Washington, D.C, our country is abuzz with talk about abortion. Many feminists are thrilled about the “new advances in women’s rights.” Countless people are excited for the prospect of new empowerment and freedom. Governor Cuomo reported, “The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our...

Run With Endurance—3 Spiritual Exercises to Get You Moving

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I don’t know about you, but I’m not a runner. When I raced with my friends as a kid, I always came in last. But in February 2019, I decided to start exercising again to build up my endurance. I was down on the treadmill every day, averaging around three thousand steps a day. Nothing was going to stop me. Later that month, we went on vacation and I got over ten thousand steps, three days in a row...

5 Ways We Can Pray for Persecuted Christians

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In America, we’re often sheltered from all the trials and persecutions Christians endure in foreign countries. During a recent church service, I watched a video about the sufferings and persecutions of Christians. It broke my heart. Sure, I knew Christians suffered in foreign countries, but I never fully realized how much they went through until I watched this video. They refused to deny their...

Does Prayer Really Work?

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There are two things that seem to fly out of everyone’s mouths when they hear that you’re struggling–read the Bible and pray. Surely those are the most obvious answers, and they’re genuinely the best suggestions. Right? But for some reason, those answers can still feel empty. They can still feel hollow. How will reading a book, or talking to someone that I can’t hear help me with this...

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