Received: 2022-09-27 00:38:44

Please pray for my friend Brenda who is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. She is leaving for a short trip to New Brunswick to visit her newest grandson. May she feel well during this time.

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 September 25, 2022

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

Welcome back! Try some recent practices.

Greeting the Dawn

My favourite time of the day right now is between 5-6am. (I know I’ve instantly lost many of you… but stick with me!) 

Land Acknowledgement Practice

If you are sitting on a chair or couch, I’m going to ask you to stretch out of your comfort zone for a moment. Move out of your seat and take a seat on the ground instead. Allow yourself to… 

Breath Prayer
Jesus Wept

Perhaps you are familiar with what is famously known as the shortest verse in all of scripture, John 11:35: "Jesus wept"... 

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.