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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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August 23, 2023

How Can I Become a Better Version of Myself?

We’re currently not showing up as the best version of ourselves in the world today. Judging, canceling and even just walking by others is not what we were created for.

Rev. Percy McCray Jr., has been working with cancer patients and caregivers for almost 3 decades now helping them to see that faith is a key component to cancer treatment.

Almost five years ago Percy was diagnosed with colon cancer. His cancer diagnosis helped hm become a better version of himself.

Today he helps us to consider: How can I become a better version of myself? How can I make the world a better place? How do we show up in the earth as a global citizen? And how do we stop competing with others and simply compete with ourselves?

Then, in Matthew 11:28 Jesus invites us to work with him and to show us how to live in the unforced rhythms of grace.

The Lord dropped a dream in Perry’s heart. And then, Perry wrestled it away from the Lord thinking he knew best what the dream should look like. Let’s just say Perry learned that the Lord doesn’t need his advice.

Shawna shares how she has a tendency to pull inward and withdraw from the world when she feels unsafe. Psalm 16 has been a huge comfort to her as she remembers that she is ultimately safe in God.


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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.