Alexandra Hoover has a lot of reasons to doubt the goodness of God; abused and abandoned as a child, the hardships of being the daughter of first-generation immigrants, then the loss of their son Wells at birth, and just two weeks ago, the loss of her brother. In spite of the evidence against the goodness of God she has learned that God is good in those very places of loss, and pain, and wrestling. Alexandra, author of Eyes Up: How to Trust God’s Heart by Tracing his Hand shares her raw grief in the wake of the unexpected loss of her brother just two weeks ago.
Then, if you’re in the dark with no evidence that God is good, Alexandra shares hope for you that’s shining out of her grief. Next, how the deserts of life become the place where God pours his living water into us and through us! Next, how God used Alexandra’s second grade teacher and God’s compassionate people to draw her into God’s forever family. Next, when you can’t see God in the present, look back at what he’s done for you. Finally, how God is healing Alexandra’s trauma.
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!