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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 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

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.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with spiritual encouragement, conversations on topics relevant to you, and Christ-centered music.