Friday, March 16, 2012

Reflection Friday

If you are new to .Redeemed., I lead a middle school girls eGroup. Thursday evenings with the girls is one of my favorite parts of the week. They are an amazing group of girls and they teach me as much as I teach them.

Icebreaker: What if... I have a bag of over twenty 'What if" questions.  This is their favorite icebreaker.  I don't do it often because we can spend over thirty minutes on this icebreaker depending on the amount of girls.
Discussion: This week we got back to when God writes your love story by Eric and Leslie Ludy.  We discussed chapter eight, titled Romantic Heroism. This chapter is all about how romance can and should be heroic.

Discussion Highlights:
- What can we learn from Penelope's story of waiting for her husband to return?
- What has God done to show us that He is the Inventor of Love and Author of Romance?
- Why should God be at the center of our relationships?

Closing: We wrapped up our discussion by sharing personal prayer requests.

During the Week: The girls will be reading chapter nine in the book.  We have an outing together on Saturday and an outreach project on Sunday!  On Saturday, we will be meeting at the park to enjoy lunch, do our nails together and just having a good time!  On Sunday, we will be hosting the Children's Attention Home at Elevation - Rock Hill! 

Next Week: We will discuss chapter nine together.

Personal Reflection:  The girls were all over the place last night.  We meet for an hour and a half.  The first fifteen minutes, give or take a few, are for the girls to talk, catch up on their weeks, and wait for everyone to arrive.  The next fifteen minutes, give or take a few, are for prayer and the icebreaker.  The following forty-five minutes are for discussion.  The last fifteen minutes are for closing prayer, housekeeping and snack.  I feel like there is plenty of time for the girls to converse about unrelated topic.  I want them to enjoy coming, but at the same time, I struggle with keeping them focused during those forty-five minutes.  A topic will start appropriate and end somewhere completely different! 

Personal Highlight: We had two new girls tonight!  One of them signed up at the eGroup Push a few months ago.  She had not been able to attend yet.  She brought a friend with her.  They both enjoyed it and can't wait to come back!

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