The Psalms are like oxygen to an astronaut in the cold of space. Today, John Greco, author of The Ascent, Pursuing Timeless Truths and Abundant Emotions from the Psalms joins us to help us breathe in the air of God! First, David is called “a man after God’s own heart.” And yet he commits adultery and murder as a fully mature follower of God. How do we reconcile the two?
Then, John’s son desperately needed his daddy to hold his hand, he was SO frightened. That’s what our Daddy in heaven does for us when we’re afraid, he grabs hold of our hand (Isa. 41:13). Next, Psalm 88 teaches us that even the most godly people despair and can feel like all hope is lost.
Then, perhaps the way to forgiving those who’ve deeply wounded us is to pour out our anger and even hatred to God about those who’ve wronged us. Last, maybe the reason the Lord takes us into hard places, where it’s hard to believe that God is good. Maybe the reason he takes us there is to show us our deepest need: Him!
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!