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!
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.