If you have kids between 7 and 12, they’re probably struggling with anxiety. And they need help, yesterday! Caris Snider joins the team to bring that help. Caris, author of Anxiety Elephants, and now Anxiety Elephants For Tweens is a communicator who shares God's hope through writing, speaking, and leading worship. She draws on her life experiences of overcoming anxiety and depression that started early in life. First Caris shares where that battle with anxiety began: Being bullied as a child because of Cerebral Palsy.
Then, when Perry’s daughter Kali was 10 she had the fear of dying in a house fire—Jesus spoke life to her! Next, tools for our kids to overcome anxiety! Then, in 2011 Caris’s life almost ended because of anxiety and depression. Next, how to know if your child is struggling. Then, Shawna’s wondering how to help a friend paralyzed by anxiety. Next, this week Perry was gripped by the anxious thought, “Am I really in God’s family?” Then, share with your kids your story of Jesus’ power in your life! Finally, is anxiety a “been there done that” thing for Caris? Share this if you’re encouraged!
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!