Received: 2022-12-06 01:36:18

Please pray for Darlene Gesh's mom, for whom Darlene had to call an ambulance this week. She has very low blood pressure and now pneumonia. There is lots of testing coming up so they are praying for some answers.

Spiritual Practices

Our lives run at a relentless 24/7 pace of so much noise, motion, and stress, that it leaves little room to attend to the health of our souls. Yet that is where our greatest source of energy, life, and spiritual vitality come from! Engaging in regular time with God recalibrates us to the life of the Spirit within, transforming us from the inside out. Take some time to explore and experiment with a variety of spiritual practices today – the freshness of new life awaits!

Daily Spiritual Exercise

Each week we create daily spiritual practices to help you connect with God beyond the one-hour-a-week of our Weekend Services. These are designed to disrupt your daily routine and stimulate a posture of openness to God’s presence and activity in your life.

More than just something to add to your already crowded “to do” list, daily practices awaken us to the spiritual reality all around us, helping us live connected 24/7 to the power and presence of Jesus.

Want to receive these practices daily to your phone? Simply download the Southridge app, and turn on the Spiritual Practices notification under Settings.

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Week of December 5, 2022

Click here for a selection of Daily Spiritual Practices to engage with each day this week! 

Welcome back! Try some recent practices.

Activities
Practicing Love | Christmas Cards

I wonder how many of us are looking at the weeks ahead, and feeling like love is going to be pretty hard, in some situations. That maybe we’ll be in encounters – whether at family dinners, work parties, even extra time at home – with people we actually find it hard to love... 

Contemplations
Snowstorm Hope / Silence

Imagine it’s snowing and you’re driving on a country road. The snow is coming down pretty heavily and it’s making it hard to see where you’re driving.... 

Guided Prayer
Prayer Bowl

We’re going to spend a couple of minutes in prayer right now, but we’re going to do it in a bit of a unique way. To participate, you’ll need to grab a few simple items (that hopefully aren’t too far away, but feel free to pause the video if you need to go hunting). You’ll want a bowl, a pen, and a few scraps of paper... 

Many of us face hard questions about how to live our lives - especially in this challenging season of life. It can quickly become overwhelming, to say the least. But perhaps that feeling of being overwhelmed is actually a good thing. What if that helplessness doesn't have to lead to hopelessness? What if you didn't have to figure all this out yourself? What if you could tap into a power beyond yourself?

Check out this message from our Spiritual Practices Pastor, Mandy Kasper.

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Check out Lori's story about how experimenting with Spiritual Practices has been a life-changing experience in her faith journey.