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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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August 24, 2023

ABCs of Returning to School

The kids are back in school. That can stir up a lot of emotions for kids andparents. How can we build emotional safety in our home? Emilie DeYoung joins us with practical things we can do to help everyone in our family to adjust and thrive. She refers to them as the ABCs of returning to school.

Emilie is the clinical director of Counseling Services at Winning at Home. She holds a PhD in psychology with an emphasis on child and adolescent counseling and a masters degree in social work. She strives to help kids and teens understand their precious worth.

Then, Perry got this email from Jeff, a Perry and Shawna listener: “My uncle was found dead in his apartment, he was so far from God and I fear where he is now.” What happened after that email is amazing.

JD Walt says, “There are two fundamental resources  that enable us to be fruitful followers of Jesus in the world: One, the Word of God. And two, the Spirit of God.” The goal is not to have 50% of each but 100 % of each, just like Jesus.

Then, maybe there’s someone you love who doesn’t want anything to do with Jesus. Their heart seems impenetrable. If so we’ve got some hope to share!

Last, we need to pass on our story to the next generation. It’s really as easy as one, two, three. One, what was life like before? Two, what happened to change your thinking? And three, how is life different now? Share your story with someone today!


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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.