In our culture we look inside to find our identity, we look to our feelings, our desires, we look to our performance, we look to what people think of us. Today we’re on a search for an unshakeable identity with Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Church in NYC. First, the woman who found her identity in her beauty, how that broke her into a million pieces and how all the pieces were put back together. Then, your future self will always tell your present self, “You’re an idiot!” Whaaaaat?
Next, the two actors who were on the cusp of fame and both were rejected. One was devastated and couldn’t move on, the other was really disappointed but pivoted in a new direction. Then, Tim Keller admits “I want people to think I’m smart.” Next, how getting our identity from our love for Jesus is a trap. Last, Perry shares how the Spirit gave him just the right words to share at a funeral, it was an amazing work of God through him. But how his thoughts quickly turned to “Wow you we’re really impressive.”
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!