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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...

Choose Joy At School: Wisdom for Students

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“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4) This is stupid, but I used to want bad things to happen to me. I thought my faith wasn’t strong because I hadn’t gone through a tough time. I...

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Making Right Choices as Teens

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If you’re a teenager, you have some big decisions coming up. Where will you go to college? What will you study in college? How will you make money? Who will you marry? What do you want to do with the rest of your life? It’s kind of overwhelming and if you’re like me, you even start to panic a bit. “Oh no! I’m already seventeen and I have no idea what I want to study in...

Three Types of Books I Don’t Regret Reading in High School

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I spent a lot of time reading in high school. Not everything was worth reading. It wasn’t reading books with problematic content. But I read many forgettable books that didn’t impact my spiritual or intellectual life. It isn’t bad to read books just because they’re enjoyable—in moderation there’s a value in stories that offer simple entertainment. But the best books not only delight us, but also...

5 Dangers When Reading and Writing Christian Articles (Like This One)

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“Three doubts holding you back from sharing the gospel.” “Three steps to start reading the Bible today.” ”Three truths every young person should know about social media.” These are three examples from my list of articles I have written this year. Do you notice a trend? Yes, they all start with three, but I’m talking about something deeper. There is a tendency— for myself...

You Only Get One Shot At High School

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I’ve always wanted to make a difference. I’ve daydreamed about it endlessly. I’ll be envisioning it in class while trying to look engaged in the study on homonyms and proper grammar. I’ll even be in the worship service at church, tuning out the pastor because my head is spinning with the thoughts of working with orphans in Central America or helping provide fresh water in Africa. Those aren’t bad...

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Graduating High School

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I witnessed my sister heading off to her Year 12 Formal the other day and I felt so incredibly proud. It was the beginning of the end to a long thirteen years of schooling and turning the page to a new chapter post-final exams. I came home from work the night of Aimee’s last exam and she was glowing. The freedom she had only been waiting for was now a reality. I hugged her, welcoming her to...

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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 →

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