If that’s you, Aaron Williams knows exactly how you feel. Aaron’s a worship leader, co-founder of Dwell Ministries and author of the brand-new book, Whole: The Life-Changing Power of Relating to God with All of Yourself. Aaron’s learned that we get stuck because we tend toseparate things God always meant to go together.
Like separating head from heart; being from doing; truth from spirit, and sinner from saint. When we do this we cut off parts of ourselves that are meant to experience God. The Lord never meant for us to relate to Him with only parts of ourselves. He wants the whole you. And when he’s invited into the whole you, we experience life to the full!
Perry admits that he’s never experienced any deep heart change by trying harder, or even by being disciplined. Only one thing is changing him. Then, Shawna shares that what others think of her can mess with her and get her eyes off God’s purpose for her life. And there’s only one remedy for that. Next, “If only I could get a gazillion streams on one of my songs, I’d be happy.” That’s from Perry and he knows it’s not true, but it still messes with his affection for Jesus. Last, Perry admits, “If I love Jesus at all, and I do; it’s only because I’ve been forgiven SO much.”
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.