One in four pregnancies ends in loss. Rachel Lohman shares her personal experience with miscarriage and her journey to find hope again in Miscarried Hope: Journeying with Jesus through Pregnancy and Infant Loss.
Rachel Lohman holds a master’s degree in theology and ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a pastor, speaker, and founder of Hope Again Collective, a handmade earring line that shares the stories of loss moms. Rachel is a mother to two living children and one in heaven. She and her husband, Mark, currently lead a bilingual church in Southern California.
Rachel talks with us about the shame women carry after losing a baby. She explains how Jesus models in his own grief how to hold on to hope, even through the darkest days. Rachel also offers practical ways to come alongside loss moms in meaningful ways in the weeks, months and even years following loss.
Next Shawna shares how she’s inspired by Abraham’s faith. “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed…”(Rom. 4:18). Even when there was no concrete evidence for it, Abraham believed God for what only God could do.
Perry poses the question: Where do you start when you feel unqualified to join Jesus in his mission to heal your world? Then Shawna Beyer challenges us to “prepare our fields” as we pray for God to move. Last, Perry shares that the power to bring God’s kingdom to your world starts where your strength ends.
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 fills you with Christ-centered spiritual encouragement through conversations on topics relevant to real life.