Mark is an ambassador for the Kingdom of God cleverly disguised as an exterminator. He was on a routine call from a customer who had a yellow jack infestation. After treating them he was surrounded by hundreds of bees. He was stung some 20-30 times.
Within minutes he was staggering to his vehicle before passing out. Unable to communicate he heard his customer saying, “Mark, Mark, do you hear the sirens? They’re coming for you, Mark. Help is on the way.”
As Mark tells his story we are reminded of how fragile life is.
Living in the moment: Free from regretting the past . Free from fearing the future. It's the sweet spot, and Perry admits, "I'm not doing this well right now."
When we are tired we each have our go-to pick me ups – we indulge in a doughnut or do a little online shopping. All the while Jesus has exactly what we need and he says to us, “Come to me.”
It may seem hard to believe, because you know yourself. But when Jesus returns, you will be blameless. He will finish the good work he's doing in you!
Last, Romans 10:9 tells us that, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved.”
There are a lot of different ideas about who Jesus is. Believing in a Jesus of your own making does not result in salvation. Only believing in Jesus for who He is will save you.
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.