Inside the Rebellion of Saints

this is for all the kids who glow in the dark. I'm the narrator and this is just the prologue.

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When he says
He doesn’t love you anymore,
Roll your shoulders back
And look him in the eye
Even when it feels like your ribs
Are breaking inward, like spider legs.
When he digs up old aches
That he swore he forgave you for,
And ask him why he didn’t leave you sooner.
Ignore the way the words feel like sandpaper
Running all the way up your throat to your mouth.
When he blames you
For mistakes that wear his face,
Do not scream.
Do not cry.
Tell him that there are boys
Who would be proud to say they’d loved you.
Tell him that in two years
You won’t even remember his name
And don’t let him see the way you can taste your own lie.
When he leaves
Ignore the howling in your blood
And do not get up after him.
Not even to lock the door.
Do not, do not
Do not.
Smell his shirts when you box them up
To give them back.
Not one.
Swear off dating when you realize
You’re chasing ghosts that wear his smile.
It’s okay to cry over him.
It’s even okay to forgive him.
But do not go back to him.
If he did not know how to love you the first time,
He won’t know how to do it the next.

How To Pretend It Doesn’t Hurt, by Ashe Vernon 

^this is literally brilliant. 

(Source: latenightcornerstore, via fearlesskindalove)

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"If you have a pulse…you have a purpose."

this video truly shows the beautiful meaning of life. it inspires me and touches my heart. please take a moment to watch this. you won’t regret it! :)

God is good.

He sends miracles in the most unlikely of ways and circumstances. <3

From Jonathan’s caringbridge site:

At just under 18 weeks into our pregnancy, Jason and I learned that we were having another little boy. Within 30 minutes of that happy news came the knowledge that something had been detected by ultrasound that required a level 2 ultrasound and visit to the specialist. The next day, our worst fears were realized as we were told that our baby had issues that were “fatal” and “incompatible with life”. Given the options of terminating the pregnancy or carrying a baby that would not live, we felt devastated and hopelessIn the end, we realized that it was not our decision to make and so we chose to leave it in God’s hands.  Once we made that decision, we immediately felt the weight lift and we were completely at peace.  We named our baby Jonathan, because it means “gift from God” and that’s exactly what Jonathan is. 

I am now 31 weeks pregnant and although there are good and bad days, I can say that Jason and I have never once looked back or regretted our decision to continue to carry this little boy. We don’t know what lies ahead, but one thing has become clear: that things are not exactly what they seemed at 18 weeks. Please see our journal entries for more of Jonathan’s story.  We know so many of you are praying for us and we cannot thank you enough for that. Keep those prayers coming! 

Love to you all, 

Lauren, Jason and Tyler”
for more on Jonathan’s life and progress go to:


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‎”In the darkest places I have found a strength I did not know I had, a love I thought I was incapable of and grace beyond my comprehension. I would never have chosen the darkness but it is the darkness that has led me to the deeper parts of who I am. It is the darkness that has shown me what is true and what is real.It is the darkness that led me to recognize the Light.”

-Elizabeth Hudacko, youth minister :)

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Wanna start a revolution?

I do.

Wanna start a war?

Let’s be a founders of a rebellion.

Forget anything that we’ve been told by this world.

Let’s stop listening to politicians trying to convince us that they can bring “CHANGE!”.

Why aren’t we the “CHANGE!”?

I don’t see why we couldn’t be.

Perhaps we are.

Well then it’s time to stop hibernating.

We CANNOT wait for good things to come to us.

We have to pursue greatness!

Don’t settle for good.

Don’t settle for anything.

Stop being satisfied with “good enough”.

We weren’t made to be lazy.

Wanna fight? Yeah?


We have every right, every power, every grace, everything strength, every capability to set the world on fire.

To send a shockwave throughout the world.

We created to do/perform nothing less, no lesser feats.

Stop waiting.

Start doing.

Live vibrantly, passionately. 

Throw your heart and soul into renewal and discovery.

We need YOU to be all you can be.

That’s enough.

Now stop giving up, stop slacking off, stop putting off.


Be all you were made to be.

Help us change the world.

Help us create a Kingdom of God here on earth.

There has been enough time spent on petty rulers and people who try to lead us.

We have to remember Who IS the King of Kings.

It’s time for a rebellion.

Are you with me?

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