Nina B Lanctot is a graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN, with an MDiv and two levels of training in spiritual direction. She served as a pastor for over 25 years. Concurrently she offered spiritual direction and has been doing so for almost 30 years now. CONTACT NINA if you would like to explore working with her in spiritual direction. Here is what you might expect:
Surely You desire integrity in the inner self,
and You teach Wisdom deep within.
~ Psalm 51:6
In turbulent times….
…the temptation is to be crushed by chaos and react out of desperation, or to withdraw in disorientation. During this “Great Turning” we can barely hear ourselves think amidst the tumult, let alone listening for the Divine. “For such a time as this” listening deeply for Wisdom is our opportunity and challenge. It is not easy. The way of Love – deep, compassionate and vulnerable love as lived in the Wisdom of Jesus of Nazareth – calls us in evolving ways.
Sounding out Wisdom
Spiritual Direction is a sacramental conversation for listening to life’s deepest desires and challenges.
Meeting monthly for an hour of spiritual direction offers a safe and compassionate place to share stories, reflections, dreams and questions. While there are two chairs in the room – Director and Directee – a Third Partner, Wisdom, hosts the conversation. Together as reflections arise we listen for the presence and activity of Wisdom, the Source of Life and Love in the directee’s life.
We listen for one thing – Wisdom. That means we talk about all things. For Wisdom insinuates itself into all of life. Our sacramental conversation becomes an outward sign of an inward grace: the evolving direction for living one’s life. The Spiritual Director cannot “give” this direction. Only the directee can sense when they hear Wisdom deep within, emerging in their own words, desires and intentions.