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Perry and Shawna Mornings

Air Time Monday-Friday 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET
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January 31, 2024

The Key Ingredients to Raising Great Kids

How do we cultivate a family culture that’s vibrant and encouraging – a refuge amidst life’s storms? Homeschool mom and counselor, Melissa Hannigan, shares personal stories from her family life that show how to nurture our child’s God-given traits.

She also shares the heartache of losing her son Joey, and offers encouragement for anyone who has lost a child. Find out more in her book Inconvenient Parenting: Activate Your Child’s God Given Traits.

Then, God has planted in you dreams, talents, and passions that are part of who you are and who you’re to become. But maybe your dream has died or you think, “that ship has sailed.” Not true! God calls you to fan into flame the gift that is in you.

Shawna was elated when she heard that she was going to become a grandma. But that’s not all she felt. With her children living in Australia she had to reconcile her expectations of what being a grandma would look like versus the reality of having her grandbaby live over 9,000 miles away.

Last, Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist’s ultimate hope for humanity was that we find a way to colonize planets so that humans don’t end up destroying each other in a survival of the fittest world. It’s a conversation about the bankruptcy of the modern worldview and the meaning, purpose, and identity we find in the Christian worldview.


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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.