4 Ways Teens Can Fight for Life

With the recent New York Reproductive Health Act and the March for Life in Washington, D.C, our country is abuzz with talk about abortion.

Many feminists are thrilled about the “new advances in women’s rights.” Countless people are excited for the prospect of new empowerment and freedom. Governor Cuomo reported, “The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values.”

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Rachel Joy Scott’s Faith and the Columbine Shooting

Last Saturday was the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting.

Thirteen people lost their lives that day, in addition to the two shooters that committed suicide in the library. It was a tragic day that marks the hearts of many people.

But few people know about Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first killed in the mass shooting. And even fewer people know that she was at the top of the shooters’ “hit list” because of her faith in Christ.

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Why it’s important to rest

As March begins, many schools are anticipating or concluding their winter vacations.

Me and many others are treasuring every moment of our precious freedom, abstaining from anything education-related, and dreading the moments when we’ll have to set our alarm clocks to 5:45 am the night before vacation ends.

Don’t get me wrong: I absolutely love to learn! But it’s also important to rest.

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3 lessons from winning the state spelling bee

On Saturday, I won the state spelling bee.

It was an incredible day, and I will always treasure these memories.

I’m so thankful to all of the people that supported me on this journey… who quizzed me on the study packet, for the teachers that constantly checked up on how the studying was going, for my sister who worked with me late at night and made up hilarious and ridiculous memory hooks for the definitions… I wouldn’t be where I am without all of you. Thanks for your constant love and support! 🙂

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You are loved and beautiful in Christ

Our culture has an undeniable obsession with physical appearances.

We desire to look as “cute” and “trendy” as possible, while judging the people that aren’t as stylish as we are.

Physical appearances are usually leading factors in determining our social status, our self esteem, and our confidence.

But what happens when we don’t look as attractive as we aspire to be? What happens when we get a bad breakout, or our jeans are beginning to hug our legs after gaining a few pounds?

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The Power of Love

My teacher told my class once that she heard one student shouting “I love you!” to another student down the hallway.

“But love is deeper than that,” she told us, smiling. “I don’t think you really know who you love yet!” The whole class started laughing, and we didn’t think about it much afterward.

But to be honest, I think she’s right.

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Dear teen: You won’t be overcome

Have you felt overwhelmed lately?

Maybe you’ve gone through a difficult breakup. Maybe you’ve been constantly bullied or made fun of or you’re having trouble finding friends. Maybe you’re struggling at school… you’re trying to be a light for God but it feels so dark.

When things like these happen, it often feels so hopeless. We want to hide from the stress or the pain. We don’t want to face those people again. We’re scared to return to the place that’s making us so anxious.

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