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7 Gift Ideas Every Rebelutionary Teen Will Love

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Unless you’re one of those early Christmas shoppers who have all their presents wrapped by Thanksgiving, Christmas gifts are probably on your mind right now. We all have special items we want to purchase for our family and friends and maybe a wish list of our own. If you’re stuck on what to give to the teens in your life, need some ideas on gifts that are both meaningful and fun, or want to give...

3 Lessons In Joy I Learned From Christmas Music

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I used to be one of those people who looked down on people who started listening to Christmas music before December. They seemed crazy to me. But this year, I started listening to Christmas music long, long, before December. Whether it was the sentiment or novelty of Christmas getting to me, or an unspoken and thankless desire to rush through the last months of 2020, I think there’s something to...

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8 Ways to Focus on Beauty This Christmas

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2020 has been tough. COVID-19, riots, the election, possible voter fraud…I could go on and on. No doubt about it – things have been insane. Frankly, everything going on has made me stress, and I’m sure most of you feel the same way! So, I have a challenge for you this holiday season: I believe this is particularly important to do once in a while so we may thank God for those...

The Hidden Gospel Message of Frozen

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A Quick Overview of the Story Set in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, Frozen tells the tale of the sisters Elsa and Anna. Elsa, the eldest princess of the kingdom, possesses the magical power to manipulate water and ice at her will. However, when the sisters were still both young, an accident prompted Elsa to hide herself away and keep her powers hidden. But when she is forced to take the...

Dear Teen, Search For God

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I love theology. This complex book we call the Bible never ceases to intrigue me. I love to dissect difficult passages, discuss x-y-z biblical doctrines, and debate controversial issues. But there is one idea that I cling to more than any other. It’s not one of those secondary theological stances I like to hash out with my friends, such as nonviolence or free will. It’s way too sacred...

5 (More) Songs to Encourage You During Uncertain Times

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In my last article, I shared 5 songs that have encouraged me lately. When times are tough, it’s easy to focus on our troubles instead of lifting our eyes to the Savior, who is the answer to our every problem. Music helps me to do that. Some songs really speak to my heart, and they remind me of the hope that I have in Christ. Whether I’m struggling and need to be reminded of who God is, or I...

5 Songs to Encourage You During Uncertain Times

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My heart feels heavy in my chest, and my eyes fill with tears. What’s wrong with me? Why do I feel so stressed and overwhelmed? I shake my head, wishing I could shake away the anxiety. I open my laptop and head over to YouTube. I need something to calm me down. To relax the rapid beating of my heart so I can concentrate on the things I need to get done. . . For the past year or two, whether...

The Need for Biblical Lament

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“We don’t know how to say goodbye.” I discovered the poem during a Zoom class in April. We’d been studying Russian literature since the cold darkness of January. Now in the middle of spring we’d exchanged the long wooden desks and late morning light of our classroom for video calls and suddenly vibrant group chats. Instead of whispering with friends to either side, I made lunch during class with...

Don’t Be Afraid To Embrace New Adventures

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It is astonishing to me how quickly life moves. It feels like just yesterday I was in high school, and now I’m in my senior year of college! With each passing year comes new opportunities and challenges. For many of us, we are applying for colleges, applying for jobs, or applying for internships. This is my senior year of college, and I needed to start pursuing new opportunities, primarily...

Go To War: Battling Fear During COVID-19

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“When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt” (Deuteronomy 20:1, ESV). The Israelites looked like they were surrounded. To their eyes, they were facing many more horses, chariots, and people than they had. But he who was...

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