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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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September 13, 2023

You Don’t Have To Be the Perfect Parent

Caris Snider loves to share the hope of God through speaking, writing, coaching, and leading worship. She’s the author of Anxiety Elephants: 31 Day Devotional and Anxiety Elephants: 90 Day Devotional for Tween Boys and Girls.

From her own personal experience, she helps women in their journey of overcoming depression, anxiety, fear, and shame. She joins us to talk about her newest book Car Line Mom Devotional: 100 Days of Encouragement for the Mama Who Gets Everybody Everywhere.

Caris knows what it is to live with the expectation of being the perfect mom. She’s been harassed by the “should bully.” And she’s allowed comparison to steal her joy.

She’s found comfort, healing, and peace in the person of Jesus. Hear her words of hard-won, real-life encouragement for you and me. Also, Perry shares, “I’ve learned to confess my sins to trusted friends because I was so miserable in isolation.” There’s healing in confessing to one another.

We all long for our kids and grandkids to love and follow Jesus. Shawna shares a story about how faith was taught and caught in her family. Last, do you know why you’re here, on this planet, at this moment in time? Our God purpose is massive.


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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.