Perry is wrestling big time with Jesus’ words: “One thing you lack. Go, sell everything you have, give to the poor, then come, follow me.” “What does this look like,” he wonders? Then, it was the day for Shawna to say “goodbye,” to her daughter Bryn who was moving to Europe. She didn’t want to let go. But Jesus showed her how. Next, C.S. Lewis said: “In each of us there is something growing, which will BE hell unless it is nipped in the bud.” It’s a conversation about taking drastic measures against the sin in us. Then, Shawna used to hate doing laundry. Until Jesus showed her the real why of doing it. Next, the antidote for the killing poison of grumbling is the cross. Last, Perry has finally taken the Gratitude is Greater than Grumbling Challenge and he’s taken a major step to reboot his basketball career! : )
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.