Here's us getting ready for the next speaker! Abby, Maggie, Me.
Hello everyone! Yet again it has been a while since I have posted... :-)
My mom, sister's and I went to the Rebelution Conference here in GA! It was wonderful!!! The speakers were Alex and Brett Harris, who are twin brothers and their older brother Josh Harris. Here is a part of the definition of rebelution from their website:
"The official definition of the 'rebelution' is "a teenage rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture." When you look around today, in terms of godly character and practical competence, our culture does not expect much of us young people. We are not only expected to do very little that is wise or good, but we're expected to do the opposite. Our media-saturated youth culture is constantly reinforcing lower and lower standards and expectations.
The word 'rebelution' is a combination of the words "rebellion" and "revolution." So it carries a sense of an uprising against social norms. But in this case, it's not a rebellion against God-established authority, but against the low expectations of our society. It's a refusal to be defined by our ungodly, rebellious culture. Actually, we like to think of it as rebelling against rebellion... "
It was a great conference about setting our teenage years to better use and not just doing what normal teenagers are expected to do. But having a purpose and a goal as we grow and Do Hard Things.
They have written a couple books that I have never read before. In fact I have never heard of the Rebelution until very recently. Here is a little more about the rebelution from their website:
"........The battle cry of The Rebelution is just three words, but it's an explosive concept: Do Hard Things. That's it. And "do hard things" is a mentality. It's a mentality that flies right in the face of our culture's low expectations. The world says, "You're young, have fun!" It tells us to "obey your thirst" and "just do it." Or it tells us, "You're great! You don't need to exert yourself." But those kinds of mindsets sabotage biblical character and competence.
"Do Hard Things" is just the opposite. It's how we build character and competence. It won't drop to meet the low expectations, it won't just do what comes easily, and it won't become complacent. It applies no matter who you are or what level you're on, because there's always something harder to do, something that will take you outside your comfort zone and cause you to grow..."
The conference was very enriching, inspiring, motivating, and over all mind changing. I am really glad we went. Here is the link to their website and I suggest if you don't go to the conference, to at least read their book Do Hard Things. I am on chapter 3. :-)
Have a good Wednesday!