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Finding Nourishment Part 3: Practicing Healthy Nourishment

Life is hard, and we could all use some help staying connected, grounded, grateful, and happy. To do this, we need to be mindful of how we nourish ourselves, not just physically and spiritually, but also emotionally, mentally, and relationally. By doing this, we’ll...

Finding Nourishment Part 1: Finding Nourishment in the Everyday

How is your soul? How do you answer that question? How do you want to answer? The answers to these questions are connected to your everyday living, a huge part of your life which often goes unnoticed. Things like the lunch we eat every day or the amount of water we...

Making Space for God

Each day, we all take part in our own routines and rituals that form us in profound ways. What would our day look like if we spent a little time being intentional in our routines? Sarah Meggers, Worship Director at Church of the Shepherd, shares how a small change in...

Making the Bed: Intentionally Seeking God in the Everyday

We all have routines and little rituals we do that form us in profound ways - like making the bed each morning. What would it look like if we spent a little time being intentional in those routines? Jack, a member of Church of the Shepherd, shares how he intentionally...

Awakening to the Presence of God

Many of us want to have or sustain a passionate faith life. We are all called to grow in our relationship with God. With all the options available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall into checklist kind of faith. However, at the root of our actions, we must desire...

Waking Up with God (Part 2)

Gina Brinkman, the Children’s Ministry Director at Church of the Shepherd, shares how she awakens to God’s presence each morning. What time does your morning routine with God begin? "I typically wake up around 4:15 am. The house is quiet, no one is demanding anything...

Waking Up with God (Part 1)

Robin Long, the Connections Director at Church of the Shepherd, shares how she begins each day spending time with God. What time does your morning routine with God begin? "I usually start at 6:00 am. I’m a morning person and this time fits with how God wired me up! I...

Practicing Self-Compassion

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.” - Mr. Rogers How many of us are the picture-perfect version of ourselves before we even roll out of bed? Anyone? How’s your hair? Do you have...

When We Can’t See God in Our Ordinary Days

How are you encountering God in your everyday life? Sometimes it’s just hard to include God in our average, ordinary day because we expect extraordinary things from Him. How could He possibly be at work while we’re doing our grocery shopping, responding to emails or...

When We’re too Distracted to Connect with God

When we think about connecting with God and our faith, sometimes we are too distracted and become frustrated when thinking of where to start. The Bible is a big book and deciding where to start can be half the battle. And even after you finally settle on reading...

Too Busy to See God? Let’s take another Look.

Why is it so hard to take time out of our day to spend a minute with God? For some of us, it’s that we think we’re too busy. We’re cramming for tests or running to soccer practice so we can get that scholarship. We’re staying late at the office or skipping meals with...