Sherwood Oaks Blog

Be Thankful in All Circumstances

Posted by Ian Powell on

We often associate this week as a time we are thankful for family and food. This might be because we spend time indulging in both…whether it be good or bad. For me, it is often a relaxed week at work with days off, browsing sales and spending fun times with family. But what we should...

A Day to be Thankful

Posted by Emily Bedwell on

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” Tomorrow is thanksgiving day, and a day to be thankful, but it does not stop there. On Sunday, we were challenged to reflect on another reason the...

Humbly Serve Him

Posted by Carly Powell on

One thing Shawn said on Sunday that really hit home for me was “When we encounter the holiness of God and experience His grace, our natural response is to humbly serve Him.” Isn’t that the truth? God is big. God is all-knowing, all-powerful. And yet, He shows us grace over and...

Teamwork!

Posted by Jim Clark on

  The oft used phrase "Teamwork makes the dream work" can be attributed to leadership guru John Maxwell. As I listened to Pastor Shawn's message on Sunday from the Church Matters series, Maxwell's quote came to mind.   I think that's what drew me first to team sports as a middle...

People Matter

Posted by Maggie Mobley on

People who spend 6 to 7 hours each day with family and friends are 12 times as likely to feel joyful rather than feeling stressed or anxious. This is because we are people created for relationships and people that desire to be together. Hi, I’m Maggie Mobley from Sherwood...

What Could You Spend 30 Minutes Talking About?

Posted by Emily Bedwell on

Community. Friendship. Knowing you’re not alone. There was a meme going around the social internet a few months ago asking, “what is something you could give a 30-minute talk on without any preparation?” My answer? Friendship. There is nothing more precious in this world to...

Going to God on Others' Behalf

Posted by Emily Bedwell on

While the sermon was full of tons of nuggets of wisdom Sunday, the point I kept coming back to was not scripture or even on the screen as a reminder it was important. It was during the 930 service when Shawn admitted that sometimes, it’s the faith of the congregation that gets him through...

Where Can You Find Community?

Posted by Carly Powell on

Community can sometimes be a challenging word and concept. I always found it pretty easy to make friends growing up. I had a lot of the same friends from elementary school to senior year of high school. But suddenly, when I decided to venture off to college, I had to re-learn how to interact...

Does Me Outweigh We?

Posted by Ian Powell on

“WE has to become more important than ME in the body of Christ.” – Tom Ellsworth What is causing the “me” to outweigh the “we” in our daily lives? When the world is telling me what I need/want and what I should think, I lose sight on what is most...

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