Perry admits: “I get nervous around people who seem to have God all figured out.” But how do you explain the unexplainable? How do you contain the uncontainable? God is awesome. God is other. God is love. Christian apologist and Mathematician, John Lennox, shows us that God defies all our categories and all the boxes we put him in. Then, when you share the stories of Jesus at work in your life you open a door of hope for someone else.
Next, Asia from Grand Rapids unexpectedly lost her 46-year-old husband. And Jesus has inexplicably turned her mourning into dancing. Then, Trisha from Grand Rapids has wrestled with the pain of a daughter who’s chosen a lesbian marriage. In the midst of her pain, Jesus has surprised her with joy. Next, Perry and Shawna wrestle with, “if we cheer others on, if we help others succeed, if we celebrate other’s accomplishments, who’s gonna take care of us??”
Then, in 2020 God began showing Perry some deep-rooted selfishness in his heart toward his bride. And he knew he had to come clean with God and Teresa. Last, if you’re like Perry and Shawna you see the massive gap between you and being just like Jesus. And it can cause us to want to run and hide. There’s a much better way! If today’s show has encouraged you, share it with your friends on social media.
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!