Ice Breaker – Highs and Lows

It’s been a few weeks since our last Friday Stretched Ice Breaker.  Did you miss it?

For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the scoop.  Each week here on the Stretched blog, I ask an ice breaker question.  Ice breaker questions are designed to help us get to know each other a little better.  Over the past year, it’s been fun to learn about others in The Stretched Community through this weekly tradition.  As part of the tradition, I answer the question in the blog post, and the readers answer the question by leaving a comment.  Let’s give it a try!

This week’s Ice Breaker comes from my experience in Guatemala.  Each day our AIM (Adventures In Missions) team leaders led us in a morning devotion and an evening thought that related to sound.  One day early in the trip, we talked about sound waves.  They reminded us that waves have high points and low points.  And they taught us that remembering the high points and low points was a healthy exercise that helps us see how God shows up and speaks into our lives.  Each day on the trip, we asked each other to recall our high point and our low point for the day.  With this in mind, here is this week’s Ice Breaker:

Question:  What was your high this week?  What was your low this week?  How do you think God is speaking to you through your high and low?

My answer:  My high and low both deal with work.  It was definitely a high for me this week to be able to return to work and to tell my story.  Some people at my office don’t know that I went to Guatemala last week, but many do know and they want to hear about the trip.  It’s been fun to share!  My low was also returning to work.  For one, my body is still adjusting to the return to my normal life.  I’ve definitely felt more tired this week.  I also miss the people I hung out with in the town of Xenacoj, Guatemala and the work we were able to do in Xenacoj.  The high reminds me that I have a story to tell.  God’s placed me right where I’m at to give people a glimpse into the joy of serving and the satisfaction in sacrificially sharing the message of hope.  The low reminds me that my trip overseas to serve shouldn’t be a one time activity.  I should make serving at home and overseas a regular part of my routine.  The low also reminds me that I’m not invincible.  I need sleep and exercise to sustain me.

That’s my simple answer.  Now, it’s your turn.  Share your answer in the comments.  I look forward to reading your response!