God pours his love into us first, giving us the power to love as he loves us. That’s what we’re talking about with author Jessica Thompson. Jessica’s part of the podcast Front Porch with the Fitzes, and is the director of church life at Risen Church, San Diego, California. Her new book is How God Loves Us, 40 Days to Discovering His Character in The Fruit of The Spirit. First Jessica shares how Jesus saved her from religion! Then, imagine a tree thinking, “I’m gonna try harder to bear fruit.” Not how it works, right? But that’s just what we do when it comes to growing in Jesus.
Next, apart from connection with Jesus we can do nothing. Then, Perry and Shawna settle a MAJOR disagreement. Next, when we stand before God he’ll ask us one question: “Did you believe that I loved you?“ Then, Jessica’s grandma use to call her “Hephzibah.” Jessica just thought it was one of grandma’s funny names, but years later she came across that name in the bible. And that’s when the light came on. Finally, Jessica shares how Jesus is freeing her from getting her identity from people’s approval and admiration.
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 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 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!