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February 17, 2022

Recreated to Love

The only way we can love others is if we first know the pursuing, passionate love of God for us. Tessa Afshar joins the team to talk about this beautiful truth.  Tessa is the Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of biblical and historical fiction, including Land of Silence, winner of an INSPY Award and voted by Library Journal as 1 of the top 5 Christian fiction titles of 2016, and Harvest of Gold, which won a Christy Award in the Historical Romance category. Harvest of Rubies was a finalist for the 2013 ECPA Christian Book Award for fiction. First up, it was a moment of deep connection with her father, that opened Tessa’s eyes to the Father’s love for her.

Then, Tessa didn’t want to love this family member, she was disrespectful and full of “prickles and stings.” She decided to just pray for her, but definitely not hang out with her. And the Lord said, “No, Tessa. You can’t tap out.” Next, Tessa was checking off the religious boxes, reading the bible, praying. That’s when Jesus whispered to her, “When have you last lingered with me?” Then, how God won Tessa’s heart. And finally, if God loves us so much, why does he let us go through such painful experiences?  Share this show if it encourages you!

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Perry LaHaie

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.

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Shawna Beyer

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.

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