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 is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.