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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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July 28, 2022


The most stunning thing about his resume is that he’s known and loved by Jesus and that his name is written in heaven. Singer, songwriter Colton Dixon, is a two-time Dove award winner. In 2012 he was voted a fan favorite, making it to the top seven on season 11 of American Idol. This is Colton’s story.

First, Colton was 13, singing “I Can Only Imagine" at a piano recital; parents were crying and that’s when he knew God had a plan for his music and then finding his identity not in the success of his songs but in being loved by God. Next, Colton had ZERO plans to audition for American Idol. Even standing in the audition line with his sister. Twice.

Then during his time on Idol he never started a conversation about his faith but had so many conversations about it! Next, the shift in Colton’s thinking from “my fans are meant to serve me” to, “I’m called to serve my fans.” Then, the devil’s massive overpromises that destroy us. The backstory of Colton’s song Devil Is a Liar.

Next, the terrifying moment at the birth of their twins when baby Dior was not breathing. Then, faith is not the absence of fear. It’s falling into the fear, trusting in Jesus. The backstory of Build a Boat. Last, those moments when coincidences are really miracles from God. The backstory to Colton’s song “Miracles.” Please share this show!


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Perry LaHaie

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

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

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!