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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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February 23, 2022

How God Grows Us Up

Shawna can feel like she’s been left behind, especially when she looks at social media and sees other women just crushing it. But she’s learning that if she keeps her eyes on Jesus, she isn’t behind at all, she’s right where she belongs. Then, the ways Jesus has grown Perry in his journey:  By experiencing Jesus’ furious love, through being blind-sided by life, through his failures, through feeling forsaken by God, through the accusations of the enemy, through closed doors, through scars that won’t fully heal till heaven. 

Next, Chris, a Perry and Shawna Mornings listener shares how one of his deepest scars has been a huge part of God’s plan to save him. Then, Jesus demands complete surrender to him, because he knows something we don’t; that complete surrender is the path to pure joy. Finally, 27-year-old Sarah Rijfkogel, worship leader at Grand Rapids First went to be with Jesus in January. Her life says, “You don’t know how long you have; you just have to be faithful with the time you’re given.”


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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!