Today Perry and Shawna continue digging deep to find the truth that can help us move into a new normal that is still undefined. First Shawna shares moments in her life when she faced the unknown—A season of ministry coming to an end; a doctor telling her, “I think your daughter will never walk;” her dad calling her with the news, “Honey, I have cancer.” What Shawna learned can help us face the unknown of a still undefined new normal.
Then, it grounds us in the storm of the unknown: Knowing that we’re headed to the city of God where the Lamb is the light. But as CS Lewis said “If you read history, you will find that Christians who did the most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.” Our hope makes us more fully engaged in leaving this world better than we found it! Then Susan VandePol of Life After Breath shares about becoming a widow as a young mom, being thrust into the unknown, and how Christ met her and her children in that place.
And finally if you’re grieving what’s not the same, and what may never be the same, there’s a way to heal, to move forward. By focusing on heavenly realities. We have a conversation about what that looks like. By the way if you’re a widow or you know one, Susan VandePol is hosting a retreat for widows in October. To find out more go to the website above.
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.