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SDI Learns from ... Larry Pennings, DMin, and Jan Phillips

Larry Pennings, DMin, and Jan Phillips explore telling our story through personal experience.

  1. Jan compares the negative thoughts you have throughout your day to debris that clutters the story of your life. How do you clean off the debris that dims your radiance?
  2. What does the term “inspired action” bring up in you?
  3. Reflect on a time when you connected deeply with someone in spiritual direction because of your own sacred story. What does that memory stir in you?

Jan Phillips is a presenter, writer, musician, and photographer who connects the dots between creativity, spirituality, and social action. She has taught in twenty-three countries, written ten award-winning books, created three CDs of original music, and developed a YouTube channel of videos. Her books include No Ordinary Time, Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path, The Art of Original Thinking, and Divining the Body. She is the founder and executive director of the Livingkindness Foundation, which built the Livingkindness Centre for Learning in Ikuzeh, Nigeria.

Larry Pennings, DMin, was SDI's interim executive director in 2016. He served as clergy for twenty years and has been an independent consultant, offering services in organizational leadership development and coaching, group process design and facilitation, mediation, and spiritual direction. His doctoral work applied principles of spiritual direction to organizational transformation.

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