You have a parent wound. Because no parent has ever loved perfectly. This leaves us feeling like orphans. Leaves us wondering if we really are loved, if we really do belong. And only the Father, our Abba, our Daddy can heal us. Lead pastor, President of College of Prayer International and author of Just Say Father, Fred Hartley shares his healing journey into the bottomless ocean of Abba’s love.
First, when Fred was a boy he had this unceasing longing to know God intimately, but no one in his church knew God that way. Then, for most of his life Fred saw himself as a pastor, an author, the founder of a missionary movement until Abba reduced him to the bare essential of his identity: Beloved.
Next, Fred’s friend rushed to his three girls who were drowning in a riptide. His friend saved all his girls, but lost his life. This is what Abba has done for us. Then, we need more than a doctrinal understanding of the crucifixion, we need an encounter with the love of God. Last, Father is the shallow entry point into the ocean of God’s love but it becomes the Mariana Trench, a place so deep that we’ll spend eternity plumbing the depths!
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.
The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.