Hey Friends!! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share this incredible story of faith with you.
Joining me on the podcast today is Lori Ann Wood, wife, momma, former college professor, and a woman who is intimately acquainted with what it means to be divinely detoured in life. She has written for and been published in numerous print journals, on websites, and blogs, and she has received multiple awards for her work. But Lori Ann has not always been a writer. A life detour reordered her priorities and rattled her faith.
In 2015, despite otherwise pristine health, Lori Ann almost died from heart failure from an unknown cause. Her heart was functioning at just 6%. She spent 14 days in ICU as doctors tried to save her life before she was transferred to the Cleveland Clinic where she became her doctor’s most critical patient for a year and a half. Against all medical odds, her heart function was initially restored sixteen months later. But as heart failure goes, her condition has experienced ups-and-downs since then. And as the Christian walk goes, so has her faith.
Having discovered this chronic, progressive condition almost too late, Lori Ann now writes to encourage difficult faith questions along the detours of life. Her passion is to connect with readers and help them hold onto their faith when they find themselves on a path they didn’t choose. We talk about her journey through heart failure, how this detour has impacted her faith, and how it all led to writing her first book, Divine Detour: The Path You Didn’t Choose Can Lead to the Faith You’ve Always Wanted, which comes out February 21, 2023.
There’s so much of God’s goodness in this episode, and I’m grateful I get to share this conversation with you! Be sure to click the links below to connect with Lori Ann on her website, get more info on her book, and to grab her free resource: 5 Prayers & Promises When You Can’t Talk to God.