It’s been a deep wound in Brian’s life. His grandfather disowning him. Turning his back on him when he was a boy. And Brian never knew why. So five years ago Brian started a journey to find out why. It’s been a brutal and beautiful journey. And now he invites you into his story with his new podcast, The Grandfather Effect, that starts this Thursday.
With each unfolding episode you’ll journey with Brian into the pain, into the darkness, into perhaps an unexpected awakening to the extravagant love of the wounded Jesus and the perfect love of Abba Father. Brian Dahlen is cohost of Brian and Jannelle Mornings on Moody Radio Cleveland and he joins our team today to open up about the scars and the beauty of his journey.
First, Brian’s discovering that every family is broken and needs the gospel. That he’s capable of doing just what his grandfather did. He’s learning how to forgive a dead man. That his grandfather’s sin left him feeling like he had to earn love and attention. He’s learning to forgive those who aren’t asking for it because he’s been so unconditionally loved and forgiven by the Beautiful One. But why did his grandfather disown him? Well that’s for the last episode.
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!