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December 09, 2021

Hope Deeper Than Despair

Author Vaneetha Risner knows suffering. She had 21 surgeries before she was 13 and was bullied as a child. As a mom she suffered multiple miscarriages and buried a son. All lifelong she’s dealt with a debilitating disease, her first husband left her, and it was so hard being a single parent. Vaneetha understands loneliness, fear and discouragement and the shock of tragedy. But she also knows the grace of God that is poured out on human weakness.

She knows the power of God that redeems us from despair, recreates us from the inside out and flows through our wounds to heal the world. This is her story, and this is her hard-won wisdom that will help you walk alongside those who’ve been blindsided by life. So, if you’re walking with someone’s who’s wounded, or you’re wounded, find real life ideas to help and be helped with Vaneetha’s Helping the Hurting guide. Share today’s show with someone gasping for hope!


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with heart-to-heart conversations, compelling guests, and songs reminding you that you are Abba’s child! You have been blessed to be a blessing, and you have been loved to share Jesus’ love!