Lindsey Nobles is a gatherer of people, an “architect of affiliation” and one of the key builders of IF: Gathering. She has lived all over the country but loves the South (and as you will hear … the Central Time Zone ;). She writes on the internet at www.lindseynobles.com and currently consults for non-profits. She is a delightful person to talk with about ministry, God and food.
I think you’ll love hearing her vulnerable thoughts on transition, self-care and where she’s headed next.
- Lindsey was instrumental in the development of IF: Gathering
- Spiritual Directors ~ I found mine through Spiritual Directors International. Check out DD episode 33 with Jan Johnson for more on how to find a spiritual director and the importance of having one.
- The Reinvention Experiment and the S Curve Diagram
- Following the cloud ~ Exodus 13.20-22 (and this song…. Fire By Night)
- Lindsey’s blog post about her church’s split~ When Churches Tear
- The Enneagram: one way to find your number, and another podcast to add to the queue to help you navigate the Enneagram ~ Typology Podcast
- Samuel Wells talked about God being WITH us, not only for us. Check out his book, A Nazareth Manifesto: Being With God, and this sermon.
- Our mutual friend, Bill Hendricks, and his interview on the podcast
- The Onsite Workshop and The Living Centered Program
- Lindsey is going on a Christian Yoga Retreat in France for some fun self care. Have a little yoga self care at home with these videos from Caroline Williams.
- The Great Commandment ~ Luke 10.27
- Jesus’ own self care ~ Mark 1.35
- Lindsey and Jenni Catron’s upcoming coaching group for non-profit leaders
- Favorite Nashville restaurants : City House, Pancake Pantry, Biscuit Love, Loveless Cafe, Marche Artisan Foods
- Favorite Austin restaurants : Bufalina Due, Elizabeth Street Cafe, Torchy’s Tacos, Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ food truck in South Austin, Fonda San Miguel
- One of Susie’s favorite acts of self care is doing a cooking class with a friend. Central Market and Sur La Table are great places to take classes!
- Lindsey describes frico as ” a little fried cheese pancake” >> if you can’t make it to City House, you can learn to make your own here.
- Schedule a consultation with Susie here.
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
Lindsey talked about how constructive transitions (building your self) and deconstructive transitions (taking outside sources of identity away to mine down to your self) are both necessary and good.
Susie talked about the opportunity to step off the current S curve into a whole new thing.
I think one of the things that brought me to that place was learning more about having relationship with God and being around Christians that I felt like lived really compelling lives. ~ Lindsey Nobles
Part of the Great Commandment is loving yourself, and that means being kind to yourself in the same way somebody else would be kind to you. Because the one person you’re going to be in relationship longer than any other in your life is your self. And you have the most complicated history with you. ~ Susie Davis
An architect of affiliation is someone who brings people together, casts a shared vision, creates catalysts for people to have transformative experiences, and loves to build community.
What does ‘barefoot ministry’ look like these days? It’s free. It’s choosing not be so widespread. And it’s moving through the day asking myself the question that Jan Johnson says breaks down the Great Commandment ~ What does it look like for me to love God in the next ten minutes?
CONNECT WITH LINDSEY
… grateful, grateful for Davis sharing their music for the DD Podcast. :)