Today Perry and Shawna explore reasons to celebrate during sheltering at home. David Doerner, teaching pastor at Frontline Community Church Grand Rapids joins the team. First David shares how his anxiety about getting Covid has been transformed into a settled trust in Jesus. Perry shares about how some low grade resentment has surfaced and how God is cleaning his heart from that. Transformation during hard times is reason to celebrate.
Then David, Shawna and Perry share about what God has done in their families during stay at homing. David has grown closer to his precious son Judah and he learned to treasure this unexpected season of family closeness and Perry shares about the community he, his wife Teresa, and daughter Kali have been experiencing.
And finally we talk about how this season has put an exclamation point on how much we need each other! We need each other for support, we each other’s differing points of view on what it looks like to stay safe during the pandemic. And to respect our differences. And we highlight how well the Church of West Michigan is coming together as one church in this season. You have to look beneath the surface but there are reasons to celebrate.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.