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As a young married man, Perry’s dad looked out the back window of his house across the field to the house he grew up in and thought, “Is this all my life is going to amount to?” Man, was he in for a surprise.
Then, Shawna shared her deepest fear with a friend. Her friend said, “That could happen.” Shawna’s first reaction to that was nausea. The next was peace. Next, Darren Mulligan of We Are Messengers says, “If we make our music all about us, no matter how spiritual it sounds, we’re just worshipping ourselves.”
Then, worship leader Taya says, “Worship looks like giving up what’s most precious to me, to find a greater Precious. Next, ask Jesus to open your mind to understand his word. Last, maybe the story of Jesus is just a myth. Has that ever crossed your mind? Perry says, “Yup.”
Audio for Darren Mulligan and Taya provided by Sound Bites from Worship Leader Magazine.
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!