Faith 5

Greetings Everyone!

This Weeks Topic
Today we look at Sharing your highs and lows. Sharing highs and lows sounds just like what it is. What was the best part of your day, and what was the worst part of your day? As a family, take turns sharing about your day. Each person needs to take a turn, kids and parents.
"Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.”
~ Psalm 139:7-8 ~

Questions to ponder and make you scratch your head
  • What does it do for a child to share highs and lows in the context of a loving family or a group of trusted friends?
  • How might the sharing of joys and hurts, concerns and dreams, values and faith enrich a family?
Video Links...grab the popcorn
There are two short videos in this link. The Psychology of Highs and Lows. I'd encourage you to give both of them a watch. 

Deep Thoughts... or at least thoughts anyways.
I want you to think for a moment. What was your highest high in the past five years? How about your lowest low? And then, what wisdom can you gain from those two experiences?

Spending time sharing high and lows with your kids allows them to reflect on their experiences. Whether good or bad, there are things we can learn from our past. It can help kids to learn how to deal with their experiences of life and learn from them.

Life can be filled with a lot of emotions, perhaps especially for children. Spending time reflecting on the highs and lows of our day makes a child feel that they are heard, loved, and valued before heading for be.

Some days your kids may have trouble thinking of a high or low, but encourage to come up with someone anyways. You skip them and come back later, but make them come up with something. Maybe even give them some help. When we've had a bad day, it can be helpful to recognize and acknowledge the good as well. This can setup a positive perspective on life.

I find it just as important for parents to share their highs and lows as well. Parents are so busy caring for their parents, and so I find it important to recognize the parents have needs as well. It can help children develop listening skills and a sense of compassion.

Homework is even good for adults
Once again, this week. Every night go through the first 2 steps with your family. Take a little time to celebrate the joys of life and give encouragement and support in the lows. Below there is a verse for you to read every night of the week, surrounding the topic of sharing your highs and lows at bedtime. But of course, you can read whatever you'd like with your kids.

Sunday - Psalm 139:7-8 "Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.”

Monday - Romans 12:15a "Rejoice with those who rejoice."

Tuesday - Galatians 6:2 "Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."

Wednesday - Ephesians 4:32 "and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you."

Thursday - Philippians 2:4 "Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others."

Friday - 1 Thessalonians 5:11 "Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing."

Saturday - Your favorite verse of the week.

Pr. Jeremy

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Adams, MN 55909
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The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said. "How do you make babies?"
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