We’ve been created to glorify God, but it’s so hard to do because of the it’s-all-about-me that’s beating in our hearts! Dr. Joe Stowell joins us to talk about it.
Joe is the Special Assistant to Dr. Mark Jobe, the President of Moody Bible Institute. Back in the day Joe served as President of Moody Bible and then Cornerstone University. He’s an international conference speaker, pastor, & author. And he’ll be one of the featured speakers at Founders Week!
Joe also shares how life becomes so empty when we treasure anyone or anything but Jesus. And that it’s normal to wrestle with doubt.
Next, we talk with Emmy award-winning director, Kyle Roberts who serves as the Founder of Reckless Abandonment Pictures—a company committed to radically family-friendly storytelling. He talks about his latest project What Rhymes With Reason.
A tragedy ignites a group of teens on a quest to find a legendary landmark hidden in the wilderness. Together, they navigate the adventure while confronting the darkness within themselves.
Kyle flips the script and starts by asking Perry and Shawna, “What do you think teens need most?” He also shares how mental illness is a topic close to his own heart—there was a time in Kyle’s life when he almost jumped off a bridge. Darkness is real. But so is hope!
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.