Do you wrestle with being a people pleaser? Shawna admits: “Me too; the hardest person to please is myself!” Jesus didn’t struggle with people pleasing at all. He knew He was perfectly loved. Could that be the way out of the people pleasing club?
When Perry was in 5th grade, he took first step into eternal life. Eternal life is not first, living forever, it actually begins in this life when the love of God is poured into your heart by the Holy Spirit!
How I deal with my pain might be the most significant factor in how my life will pan out. We hold onto our pain and transfer it to every relationship or we can surrender our pain to Jesus, let Him heal us, and transform us to bless others.
Then, "Feelings inform us and can be helpful to have along for the ride, but I'm not going to hand them the keys."
I’m so grateful for the people in my life who have shared great wisdom with me. They are often an answer to prayer. But if I’m not careful I’ll look to them before going to God first.
Last, a great prayer to pray for anyone who is spiritually dry, whether they know Jesus or not, is for God to make them spiritually hungry and thirsty for Him!
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.