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Holistic Christian Life - Worshiping God - Mind, Body, Soul

Feb 7, 2023

Lori Ann Wood - Divine Detour

Today Cynthia helps you kick off American Heart Month with a story of how illness can strengthen your faith and the warning signs you need to know that may be signaling heart disease.  Lori Ann Wood’s life took a detour she never expected which has led to her upcoming book that will help many!

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Lori Ann Wood lives in an empty nest in beautiful Bentonville, Arkansas, with her husband and miniature dachshund, Pearl. Having discovered a serious heart condition almost too late, Lori Ann writes to encourage others to embrace deep faith questions along the detours of life. 

She has been awarded the Frederick Buechner Narrative Essay Award, and awards from the Evangelical Press Association as well as from Colorado Christian Writers. Her work has been published in several anthologies and numerous print and online venues, including The New York Times, The Christian Century Magazine, The Joyful Life Magazine, Just Between Us Magazine, Bella Grace Magazine, Truly Magazine, Pepperdine University Press, Sweet to the Soul FAITH Magazine, and 

Lori Ann’s first book releases February 21, 2023, with CrossRiver Media, Divine Detour: The Path You’d Never Choose Can Lead to the Faith You’ve Always Wanted, available at

Connect with her on her website, on Instagram or on Facebook.

Living with a chronic, invisible illness and struggling with deep faith questions, Lori Ann knows that sometimes we want to give God the silent treatment. If you are on a detour, and find it difficult to communicate with God, get her free gift, 5 Prayers & Promises When You Can’t Talk to God at

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