28: Lori Ann Wood: 3 Key Questions to Ask When Life Detours

55m | Feb 23, 2023

Today, I have Lori Ann Wood with me to discuss her life altering yet thriving journey when she was diagnosed with heart failure. Imagine functioning on just 6% heart capacity? Lori Ann Wood lives in an empty nest in beautiful Bentonville, Arkansas, with her husband, the love of her life whom she found in 9th grade. Having discovered a serious heart condition almost too late, Lori Ann writes to encourage others to explore their difficult faith questions along the detours of life. You can read more from her at Lori’s newly released book [released on February 21st] is available now for order on Amazon and trending as number one new release in Christian and spiritual growth! Congratulations Lori!

Dear sister, I want you to lean in because Lori’s story will have you feeling her breaths as she walks you through three important questions you need to ask when you find yourself on an unexpected life detour. As you listen, here are a few takeaways:

  • Whatever plan you have in life, remember that plan can be disrupted at any moment. 
  • Learn a whole lot as you walk the new path and keep asking questions.
  • Pay attention to the unusual physical symptoms and warning signs, they hold the clues to an impending detour.
  • Checking the box with God can make you experience a faith crisis. Heads up, go beyond the check mark and actually sit with Him. 
  • If you wait to be grateful, you will still be waiting. Gratitude and grief can co-exists within you. 
  • The three questions you need to ask on your detour offer a chance for you to build your faith, acknowledge your doubts, and embrace the fact that you are not in control, and that's OK. 
  • Giving yourself grace is the pace you need. Pacing yourself is the grace you need. 

We had a great conversation which I know you will enjoy too. 

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