Good Dirt is a year long adventure for families desiring to grow in Christ and set the rhythm of their lives by the Seasons of the Church. Good Dirt will walk with families through a year of living the Seasons through family activities and information. Each day the family is rooted to Christ through a reading from one of the Gospels. Families will learn how to “Till,” “Plant,” “Water,” and “Weed” their own souls and the little souls that are in their home. Families will not only read about spiritual formation, but will live it out within the greatest social context any human is ever born into — their family. Over the duration of a year, families will practice the spiritual disciplines including the twelve disciplines that Richard Foster writes about in Celebration of Discipline and also others.
Good Dirt Families
This blog is a resource for families who are looking to disciple their kids intentionally into life with God. In addition to providing a free download of the Good Dirt devotional, here you’ll find daily blog entries by families from all over the world who are on this journey, too. They’ll tell stories about glorious days with God, down-in-the-dumps seasons, goof-ups, and finding Jesus in ordinary family life. We hope their adventures encourage you along the way.
About the authors
Lacy Finn Borgo writes for the spiritual formation of children because she has children and she likes them. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from The State University of New York Geneseo. She has taught in both public and private schools in Texas, New York, Colorado, and Kazakhstan. Lacy has written picture books and curriculum for Houghton Mifflin and McGraw Hill. She is the author of Life with God for Children: Engaging Biblical Stories and Practices for Spiritual Formation just released by Renovaré. Lacy lives in Colorado where she tends both the physical and spiritual gardens of her family.
Ben Barczi serves as Pastor of Spiritual Formation at First Baptist Church in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo, where he studied Philosophy, and is currently working towards a Masters in Spiritual Formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Ben loves teaching small groups and classes about spiritual formation, and enjoys living a semi-monastic life ordered by the rhythms of Daily Prayer, regular solitude, and good conversations at amazing local coffeeshops.