That’s what the Jesus followers of the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, NC did one week after 9 of their African American brothers and sisters were gunned down in their church. That’s what Maverick City Music did last June in that same church on the 7th anniversary of the mass shooting. And that’s what we are called to do: To learn what it looks like to dance in the places of desolation.
Then Shawna woke up super anxious last week. It took her three changes of clothes to realize it! Next, Shawna shares grace with Perry about the pain of his teenage years. Then, we can learn to be so sure of God with us that we’d be able to sleep in a hurricane. Not an overpromise! Last, the way out of reliving, over and over and over, an offense done to us. Share this if you’re encouraged by it.
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.