Defining Steps for Life

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, sharing solutions and stories to encourage hope, community, and a renewed perspective.

Encouraging Women

Equipping Communities

Engaging Life

What Will Your Legacy Be?

We’ll just call it a Valentine’s do-over. I wanted to share the story of Dr. Willie O. Peterson’s parents last week, but the winter storm had other plans. This week, I give full attention to this sweet love story. You’ll learn that no matter your background and no matter how broken you feel, you can […]

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Family Legacy

Dr. Willie O. Peterson is a longtime friend and mentor. I’ve always enjoyed our conversations! This week, you can listen in as he shares the story of the legacy of faith and love his parents passed on to him, his siblings, their families, and so many others in their lives. Dr. Peterson tells how his parents […]

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Thankfulday #39

Thankful for my Mother’s birthday. She is an amazing gift to her family, friends, and community.

Love’s Lasting Legacy

The carved heart in the small aspen trunk fascinated me. Who carved it and why? I knew a little about the former homeowner, but since she had long since passed on, there was no one to ask. So my busy mind created lots of different scenarios about the who and why of this sign of […]

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Defining Steps for Contentment on Valentine’s Day

If you are in a single season, Valentine’s Day can feel strange, or for many, really lonely. Stepping into the Valentine’s season, we can feel a variety of emotions – lonely, sad, hopeful, optimistic… But as my guests on The Bearing Life® Podcast and I share this week, singles can take steps to walk through […]

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