S1E5- Lacy Finn Borgo - Listening not fixing: a conversation with a spiritual director

“Be as gentle to yourself as God is with you!” Doug and J.R look at some more random stuff in J.R.’s office and talk about Spurgeon, his cigars, and metaphors from one of the greatest preachers of all time. Our Guest this week is Spiritual Director Lacy Finn-Borgo. Have you heard about spiritual direction but are curious to find out more? This episode explores spiritual direction in its simplicity and power. Lacy brings her experience as a spiritual director to pastors, missionaries, and homeless children to the conversation. She also talks about what she is noticing in pastors in this season, and she shares some practical family formation practices for presence. We look forward to sharing this deeply insightful time with our MMP friends.

Resources

Book:

Good Dirt


Website:

Renovare.org

Practice:

Replenishment Cycle. What is your replenishment cycle? Draw a circle in the middle of the page and write replenishment cycle, then draw 4 arrows pointing up, down, left and right. At the end of each arrow, draw a circle and write Spiritual, Emotional, Physical, and Intellectual.

How do you find replenishment in these 4 areas? Which one do you sense needs the most attention in order for you to be replenished.

1. Spiritual

2. Emotional

3. Physical

4. Intellectual

The question to sit with is: How am I replenished in these areas?

Questions for reflection:

1. Am I as gentle with myself as God is with me?

If not, how come?

2. What habits do I need to be developing in order to see my will power change and shift to a healthier me?

THE GREAT GIVEAWAY

J.R. is giving away 25 copies of his book, Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure to the first 25 people who write a review on our itunes page. To get a free copy of J.R.’s book, all you need to do is write a review, and then email Jane@Kairospartnerships.org your address and we will get it out to you

If you have any questions, comments, or thoughts for the show drop us a line, voice mail or smoke signal at dougmoister@gmail.com. We are a new podcast so we ask you to make sure to subscribe, write a review, and share this with other pastors and kingdom leaders. We hope to see the MMP community grow.

Joel Limbauan