Shining like stars

Getting into nature

Watch the stars together one night and talk about Philippians 2:14-16a.

Discussion point: The best way to stop complaining and adopt a positive attitude is to praise God.

On a clear night, have your children look up in the sky and tell you what they see. As you continue star-gazing, read Philippians 2:14-16a: “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life . . .”

Take some time to talk about how easy it is to complain instead of being thankful. We “shine like stars” when we do things without grumbling and have an attitude of gratitude, rather than a “sad-itude.” (A sad-itude shows when a person is sad, upset or complaining because he / she is not getting what he / she wants.) The best way to stomp out a sad-itude is to think of a reason to praise God.