A New Year’s resolution won’t work. Try harder won’t work. Self-sufficiency definitely won’t work. Perry talks with Jesse Bradley about what will work. Jesse’s a former professional soccer player, the lead pastor of Grace Community Church in Auburn, WA, the host of The Bonfire Podcast and author of The Power of the Second Thought.
So how can we be transformed by Jesus this year? It’s not super complicated. (Whew)! It starts with reading God’s word, soaking in it. It’s through depending on the Holy Spirit. It’s by bringing out the best in each other. It’s in knowing your why. (Perry lost sight of his last year). It’s by becoming more dependent and less self-sufficient.
And as Jesus transforms our hearts this year it will flow out of us to a world that’s longing for God’s presence, but just doesn’t know it. (And it might look like something amazing that Jesse’s church is doing)! If you’re encouraged by Perry’s conversation with Jesse, please share.
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.