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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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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Contentment in Singleness

This week I share an inspiring, fun, and practical conversation with my friends Lacey Congdon and Angela Cirocco. We talk about helpful ways to find true contentment and practical ways to walk through this Valentine’s season as a single. We can live purposeful lives right where we are. Lacey Congdon came to know the Lord […]

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Avoiding the Comparison Trap

The origin of Valentine’s day finds its roots in faith. Over time, and in our modern Western culture, the day has come to equal romantic love with gestures including flowers, fine dining, proposals, cards, and candy and often results in a comparison trap for those who are single. Even some in a relationship with built-up […]

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Hope for Peace and Unity

When the calendar turns over to a new year, do you choose a word to characterize your coming goals or resolutions? After a devastating and tumultuous year, my word seems simple yet challenging: hope. I’m hopeful for better days in 2021. Hopeful for abundant life. Hopeful that we can move in the direction of our […]

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Let’s Come Together

We’re one month into 2021. How are you doing? Still feel a bit like 2020? In this episode, I share how we can come together as peacemakers and unifiers to help make our world a better place to live…and maybe leave some of 2020 behind! Connect with Dr. Julie Shannon: Website: https://drjulieshannon.com/ Facebook: Julie Shannon […]

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