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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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July 05, 2023

“I Want To Be Like Cecil and Arlene When I Grow Up”

Have you ever spent time with someone and felt like you’ve been with Jesus?  When Shawna and her husband Dan got married they had the privilege of serving in a church under the leadership of a seasoned couple, Cecil & Arlene Martens.

They had such deeply rooted love relationship with Jesus that being with them was like being with Him. “I want to be like them when I grow up.”

Singer-songwriter Brandon Heath found himself spiraling into a really dark place in the past 2 years. And at the root of it all was a deep father wound that could only be healed with forgiveness.

As those who have been so generously forgiven we are called to generously forgive. Choosing to forgive is trusting that God will be just in the way he deals with those who’ve hurt us. And Perry, whose mom went to heaven in 2020 gets to hear her voice again!

John Van Sloten is a Calgary-based writer, teacher, and pastor who is passionate about helping people engage God everywhere. He joins us to talk about his newly released book God Speaks Science: What Neurons, Giant Squid, and Supernovae Reveal About Our Creator.


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Perry LaHaie

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

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

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.