An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong

ChrissaStandsStrongParents and youth – are you looking for a good movie about how to handle bullying?  We watched “An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong” together as a family and really enjoyed it.  Even though it’s An American Girl, the movie is good for boys, too.  The only thing to consider is that the main characters are fourth graders.  So, middle school youth might struggle with relating to the characters and particular situations.  However, the basic challenges of bullying are still there and make it worth watching.

An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong

What would you say?

WhatWouldYouSayWe discussed something interesting in youth group this morning.  Based on The Listserve, our youth pastor asked, “If you had the chance to speak to one million people, what would you say?”  It could be one word or a entire essay.  It could be funny or serious.  Students provided plenty of variety, including, “Live life to the fullest,” and, “Balance the important things in your life,” and “Take advantage of alternative energy sources.”  As usual, I have my own answer.  For those that don’t care, feel free to move on.  For everyone else, here you go…

 

 

  1. You are handcrafted for an amazing purpose.  That is both a great gift and a great responsibility.  You should determine your purpose and fulfill it as awesomely as possible.
  2. You are continually filled with amazing love.  That is both a great gift and a great responsibility.  You should share that love with family, friends, and other people you meet.
  3. You may occasionally find yourself sitting around wondering what you should do.  When that happens, review the previous two points.