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Ep 34 - Priscilla Shirer: Going Beyond Fear in Pursuit of Your Calling

9/21/2021 00:41:47
Ep 34 - Priscilla Shirer: Going Beyond Fear in Pursuit of Your Calling
In this week's highly anticipated episode, Priscilla Shirer is joining Paula to talk about her unexpected journey to discovering her calling, and how she worked through the crippling fear that once stood in her way and made her question the path she was on. The dynamic teacher and motivational speaker once dreamed of becoming a TV news anchor and while in that pursuit, changed course to pursue her true calling in ministry. The mother of three, also talks about the important lessons she wants her boys to carry with them into adulthood, the difficult conversations she has had to have with them about growing up as young African American boys, and what we can all do better as we join hands in friendship and diverse faith. The burgeoning film star explains how she was convinced to take on new opportunities on the big screen and why she has said no to 98% of the opportunities that have followed. Priscilla is also a bestselling author; her and her family are releasing a new book, Divine Disruption, which is dedicated to her late mother and hits bookshelves on November 9th.

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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

Join award winning journalist Paula Faris as she explores what people are called to and why, equipping you to live the life you were meant for!

These real, honest conversations will leave you encouraged, empowered (with takeaways!) and entertained.

Paula will be joined each week by friends--some old, some new--who can talk about purpose, calling, fear, branching out and the risks of pursuing dreams from their own perspective. Guests include: Candace Cameron Bure, ESPN's Maria Taylor, Chris Tomlin, Michael Strahan, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jenna Bush and many more!

Most recently, she spent 9 years at ABC News, during which she was a co-anchor of 'Good Morning America' weekend edition, co-host of 'The View' and host of the 'Journeys Of Faith' podcast. While at the network, Faris reported on everything from politics, news and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sean Spicer, Joe Biden, Tiger Woods, Reece Witherspoon, to the casts of "Star Wars" and "Avengers".

Faris graduated from Cedarville University ('97). She is a wife, mom, and dedicated follower of Jesus who bases her life and podcast on the foundational principals of Christianity, to love God and love people. She and her husband John reside in South Carolina with their three children.