I Love My Shepherd
When people ask me what I do, I usually want to ask them to rephrase the question –
“Who are you, Heidi?”
I’m a writer. A Child of God. A professional woman. A wife. A theologian. A therapist. A mama. A wild heart.
I do a lot of things, just like I eat a lot of foods.
I created I Love My Shepherd because
I want more for people and for relationships.
I want to change our understanding of mental, emotional, and relational health, particularly within the church and bring hope to our beautiful messes.
I want people to be able to live outside of the boxes others create.
I want us to take risks in our relationships, because of the safety of His love.
I want the church to be a place where God’s grace lives and reigns, where people can say a struggle, and find Truth and Love.
I want us to believe theology, the Bible, and spiritual conversation are for the everyday of life, rather than safe deposit boxes we create to store them in.
What do I do?
I create books, Bible studies, and resources.
I write resources that are readable, accessible, and intensely theological while intensely practical. They are meant to stretch us - me, you, and the person sitting next to each of us. You won’t find fluff, but you will find some humor, lots of room for conversation, and a whole lot of authenticity.
Join one of my studies online, listen to the podcast, or look through the articles available throughout the blog. I hope you see more Hope than Heidi, but feel like you have a new friend in the process.
These are the core values of I Love My Shepherd. What everything we do and say operates under:
Intensely theological, while intensely practical.
Jesus in everything.
The Word every day
People matter more
Writer, Deaconess, and licensed clinical social worker-Heidi Goehmann produces resources that advocate for mental health and genuine relationships across life stages & cultures.
I love my family, post it notes, Jesus, adventure, Star Wars, Star Trek, and new ideas…not necessarily in that order.