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Key Thought:

God wants to do something through us, but He can’t if we let stress overtake us.


Key Quote

“Our hearts are like a boat. It doesn’t sink because of the water around it. A boat sinks because of the water that gets inside of it.” - Jessica Cornelius



Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • What is the funniest thing you have seen a child do?
  • What’s your favorite memory of your mom or grandmother?
  • What do you love the most about your mom or mom-like figure?
  • What’s your favorite childhood memory?



Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • Why do we put pressure on ourselves whether it is as a parent, a leader, or student?
  • How does stillness help us handle the stress that life puts on us?
  • Mrs. Jessica shared five ways to build resiliency in the next generation. Which of these stood out to you most? (See notes below Scriptures section.)
  • How does the role of a mother reflect the character of who God is?



Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • How has God put you at ease during stressful seasons?
  • How are you investing in your family to carry on a Christ-centered legacy?
  • How are you going to share love and appreciation to your mom or mom-like figure?
  • What can you do to help prepare the next generation change the world for God’s kingdom?



Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, thank you for the mothers and mother figures you have put in our lives. From the role of motherhood, we can see Your wisdom and lessons that can be applied to other areas of our lives. In your name we pray, Amen.



Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • Sign up to serve in one of our NextGen ministries today!
  • Determine which activities in your life aren’t necessary and stop doing them so you’re free for what is more important.
  • Commit to one thing this week to invest in your family.
  • Surprise you mom or mom-like figure with flowers, a gift, or anything she’d like to show your appreciation.


Scriptures

But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you - John 16:7

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness - Galatians 5:22

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them - Romans 8:28

Five Things we can do to build mental resiliency in our children and ourselves

  1. Do not encourage a victim mentality
  2. Encourage a stronger/higher purpose in life
  3. Help them/teach them to reach goals – and achieve one hard thing a day
  4. Foster a sense of habit of expressing gratitude
  5. Build a habit of volunteering

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