The Girl Who Started a Love Riot for Jesus

This article was written for and published on TheRebelution blog. My friendship with Sara Barratt is 100% virtual. We’ve never talked over coffee or met up at a conference or worshiped together in church. I met Sara in the Young Writer’s Workshop—a place where everyone shares a thrill for stories, words, articles, novels, and poems. … Continue reading The Girl Who Started a Love Riot for Jesus

The Girl Behind a Riot

May 17 I met Sara Barratt in the Young Writer’s Workshop. As the community grew, I found in her more than a teen who doodles words. I found a young woman with wisdom beyond her years and a heart exploding with love for Jesus and a God-given talent for crafting articles. I was inspired. One … Continue reading The Girl Behind a Riot

Christian Teen, Don’t Waste Your Creativity

This article was first published on TheRebelution blog, where you can read it in its entirety. Hey, you—dude in Vans and denim, brushing paint across canvas and concrete—I want to talk to you. You—the girl sipping coffee, spinning stories across your laptop screen—listen up. Teen brimming with inspiration, searching for outlets to spill yourself—let me … Continue reading Christian Teen, Don’t Waste Your Creativity

3 Real Life Rebelutionaries (And What They’ve Taught Me)

This article was first published on TheRebelution.com, where you can read it in its entirety. I was born into a culture that coddles teenagers, so I forget many of the people God used for his purposes were my age. Daniel was a youth when Nebuchadnezzar captured him. His three friends–Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego–were likely teenagers … Continue reading 3 Real Life Rebelutionaries (And What They’ve Taught Me)

4 Reasons Why Young People (Like You) Should Write

I’m a writer. I type words and erase more. I scribble down thoughts, then scratch them out. I spend my free time with verbs and commas and clauses. I long to create sentences that stir people’s souls and, ultimately, redirect their gaze. I write so people worship Christ. Not everyone shares my passion for words, … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Young People (Like You) Should Write

The Young Writer’s Workshop

August 11 On an unusually warm day in January 2017, my passion for writing was seriously kindled. I sat watching one video after another of young writers sharing their testimonies. These weren't hobby writers. These were teenagers holding published books in their hands. I was awed. Since 2017, I’ve been a member of The Young … Continue reading The Young Writer’s Workshop

5 Hard Things to Do This Summer

This article was first published on the Rebelution blog, where you can read it in its entirety. When we’re caught up in Rebelutionary living and striving to do big, hard, risky things, it’s easy to forget the why. Why leave our comfort zones? Why live radically? Why do hard things? Because Jesus breathed life into … Continue reading 5 Hard Things to Do This Summer

For Tomorrow’s Freshmen

May 19 In case you missed it last Thursday, I’m headed for high school graduation. The workload is lightening and excitement is escalating. But I know tomorrow is just around the corner. And for 70% of high schoolers, that means stepping into college. Today I’m sharing with you an insightful Desiring God article titled, For the … Continue reading For Tomorrow’s Freshmen

High School Graduate, Just Do the Next Thing

“What are your plans after high school?” By now, you think I would have a solid answer. “Well, I want to write. Maybe take some online classes or find a mentor. I’ve researched different degrees and programs but haven’t picked any. I want to keep serving in my church too. And it’d be fun to … Continue reading High School Graduate, Just Do the Next Thing