If you always close your eyes to pray you’ll miss out on some really sweet Jesus adventures! Sherry Harney’s the Director of Spiritual Development at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California and author of Praying With Eyes Wide Open. Sherry starts her day with, “Lord I’m available.” Then through the day she’s asking Jesus to show her how to share his love.
And that’s looked like listening to an atheist share why he quit believing so she could help him move one step closer to believing again. Giving up her precious aisle seat for a middle seat to reach a cynical man. Being unexpectedly sent by Jesus from the dry cleaners to be with a dear aunt in the last hours of her life.
Praying the gospel over an elderly woman who up to that moment had been hard-hearted toward God. And standing in a line, listening to a stranger’s troubles, then saying, “Can I pray with you, and we don’t even have to close our eyes!” The adventure is not just for Sherry. The adventure waits for you!
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!