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Navigating College: 2 Ways to Build a Solid Foundation of Truth

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It feels like déjà vu yet again. Sitting down at my computer, headphones in, I hear the familiar messages. Reading through my textbooks, I am constantly bombarded by them. Messages that contradict the Word of God. Messages that feel good to the hearer and those who believe in them. Messages that lead many to death. Throughout my semesters in college, I have watched many Zoom lectures for my...

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...

3 Ways To Prepare for the School Year

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Over the past couple of days, I’ve been making shopping plans. Not the going-to-the-mall-and-buying-clothes kind of shopping. This is about notebooks, backpacks, and all the other things I need to get before I leave for college in just a couple of weeks. The shopping lists on my whiteboard have been getting longer and longer as I try to figure out where and when to buy socks, sheets, and extra...

How the Gospel Changes the Way We Approach Our Schoolwork

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I sit down at my computer once again. My fingers touch the keys. My thoughts wander. I have to write yet another paper but feel pulled toward so many other things at this moment. Why am I even in school? What about all the other things I wish to do? Does it really matter how well I complete my schoolwork? Being in college has often landed me in this situation, and I’m sure I’m not alone. What...

Advice for High School Seniors Making Big Plans for the Future

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High school senior year might be considered the climax of adolescence. We’re teenagers, and we’re used to that now. But at this unique time in our lives, we can see a new stage of life coming at full speed: adulthood. Maybe we have a fuzzy idea of what we want the next parts of our journeys to look like, but we wonder, Am I ready for this? In addition to practical questions about colleges and...

5 Tips for the College Student: Lessons From My First Semester

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I’m halfway through my first semester of college now, which is really hard to believe. It’s been a rollercoaster, but it’s been teaching me a lot, and I want to share some of that with you. It’s Okay to Change Your Major When I came to college I had everything planned out—my major, whether or not I wanted to go to graduate school, and my career. Then I got to school. It was only about two weeks...

Make This School Year Different: 5 Week Back to School Challenge With The Rebelution

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Like a throwback to New Year’s, back to school season is a time of making new goals and resolutions. This school year…I’m going to wake up earlier. This school year…I’m not going to wait until the night before exams to study. This school year…I’m going to witness to my classmates and be a light for Jesus! Sound familiar? There’s something about the beginning of a new school year that feels like a...

To The 2021 Graduate (a poem)

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it’s going to take courage to step into this new day— don’t forget, take one step at a time. you’re on the verge of life left to be lived. as the page turns to the next chapter, chase after your dreams— run. but never stop chasing after your Savior. this is both the beginning and the end— oh, how far you’ve come. don’t forget, the rest of this journey won’t be easy. but you’re no stranger to...

Advice and Encouragement for New Grads From the Reb Team

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Graduation is a time of paradox. Beginnings and endings blend together as one life season merges into the next. Plans and dreams jumble together with uncertainty and fear. It’s saying hello to the future as we wave goodbye to the past. And honestly? As exciting as graduation is, it can also feel terrifying. Leaving the security of twelve years of grade school, always knowing vaguely what the next...

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...

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 →