I find that journaling and take a moment for silence are two good spiritual disciplines to have. Journaling helps to clear my head of any thoughts that have been bothering me, and helps to keep me from brooding over an issue I might have and let it go. Silence is good because there is constantly noise in our lives and screens in front of our faces that want us to keep moving forward. It's nice to have a moment where you can slow down and take time for God in a way most people can't do anymore, to step away from the busyness of life and remember why you do it all in the first place.
Utilizing various spiritual discipline techniques really opened up my relationship with God to a more personal level. I was encouraged to study the word on my own more often and with more rewarding results. I feel more knowledgeable about my faith but also more understanding of God's love for me.
I loved volunteering at the nursing home. Getting to help those people and see them get excited just to have someone to talk to for an hour each week warmed my heart so much! They each had their own stories to share and each one touched me in a different way. Talking to them and hearing each of their stories impacted my faith, by showing me that no matter what each person goes through, or what life throws at you, God is always there protecting you and watching out for you. Working at that retirement home changed my life.