God’s cares about sports. It’s one of his good gifts to enjoy, it’s a way to become more like him, and to point our world to him! For 15 years Brian Smith author of The Christian Athlete, has been helping athletes learn how to bring Jesus into their sport and to glorify him when the crowd is, and isn’t watching. First, Brian once thought that following Jesus was all about avoiding sin. Then, why God cares so deeply about sports. Next, Brian lost the cross country state championship for his high school team. That was his greatest blessing!
Then, why we think Tom Brady can’t retire—this will hit close to home. Next, looking spiritual on the outside but inside being self-absorbed; and what to do about it! Then, if you’re the parent of an athlete, finding your identity in Jesus and not your kids, and letting your kids learn! Next, Perry wonders if there’s anything redemptive about his competitive nature. Then, ways to reset your mind on honoring God in the heat of competition. Finally, what to do when your motivation for playing becomes more self-serving than God-honoring.
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!