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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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May 17, 2024

Words That Leave a Lifelong Wound

Just a few words can have a lasting impact. Shawna, Ben and Perry share words that wounded their young hearts. I’m sure you have wounds of your own. Messages that landed in your heart that directly contradict how God feels about you. If God spoke to those wounds, what would He say?

Then, if you’ve made decisions that have left you and others hurt – that have brought you to a place that feels dark or desperate – you’re not alone.

Dr. Chris Rappazini, author of Moving Forward After Messing Up reminds us that God is the God of second chances. He shares about his regret in not going after his brother when he went off the deep end.

We talk about the difference between shame and conviction and how hard it is to forgive ourselves even when we know that we are forgiven by God.

Also, in this episode, Shawna reveals how not knowing what to tell her 8-year-old daughter accidentally led to a life shaping moment for both of them.

When Perry first gave his life over to Jesus on the playground in 5th grade, his first prayer as a believer was, “Lord don’t let me ever fall away.” It showed a desire to go the distance but also a fear of not really being safe forever. Can we know we’re safe in God’s family?

Lastly, Shawna shares how her short stint in beauty pageants left her feeling like every day she was walking the runway. Perry points out that she was being discipled in “perfection.” Shawna needed the gospel to remind her that she is already crowned in God’s eyes.


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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.