Defining Steps in the Range of Reality

Dr. Julie Shannon equips individuals and communities to engage in practical compassion for the realities of life. She utilizes speaking and writing to inspire others with real talk on real life issues like infertility and childlessness, sharing solutions and stories to encourage hope, community, and a renewed perspective.

Encouraging Women

Equipping Communities

Encountering Thankfulness

A Light to Remember

You Are Not Alone These are life-giving words for women and men in the often silent pain of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. (I would like to include adult child loss today as well.) I’ve had the privilege of hearing many of your stories and sharing mine in the hopes of encouraging each other to […]

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Thankfulday #319

Thankful to experience community in action.

Dallas Theological Seminary Podcast on Infertility

I recently had the privilege to appear on Dallas Theological Seminary’s The Table Podcast talking about infertility. Grateful for the conversation and hopeful it will be helpful to you. Thanks for tuning in! Watch Video on YouTube

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Beauty in the Chrysalis Transformation

My mom loves butterflies. She buys flowers and herbs to attract them—dill, rue, and butterfly weed have annual planting appointments in her patio pots and flowerbeds. During the warm days of spring and summer she watches closely for a variety of butterflies to lay their eggs and monitors where the tiny specks appear. Then begins […]

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4 Ways to Transform a Difficult Back-to-School Season

Is the back-to-school season a difficult time for you because of infertility, singleness, miscarriage, or child loss? My friend, Kelley Mathews, generously shared her blog space at Patheos for me to offer a few suggestions on transforming this pain (link below) into hopeful purpose. Be encouraged. You are not alone. Original post on Patheos

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