1. I am so very grateful I “found” you. The last 1 1/2 yrs have been pure torture for me. i kept crying out to God asking why he wasnt helping me. ?Just when i thought things couldn’t get any worse, they did. the only family i had was my dear cousin. he was also my best friend. he had a massive heart attack and died. now i am truly alone. he passed away aug 1st and i have been crying for the last two weeks, it just truly hits me. I began questioning if i believed anymore. was there something i had done that was unforgivable. two months ago i finally found a wonderful house to rent and i have been given so many blessings. you sharing your life is so helping me. i pray all goes well with your surgery. Debbie Kay (i have a sleeping dog on my lap and am typing with just one finger-reason for typing mistakes)

    1. What a blessing to hear from you, Debbie Kay. I appreciate your vulnerability and admire your tenacity in holding on during the tough times. I truly believe it makes our faith stronger. And now you have made mine stronger as well. Many prayers for continued healing in all areas of your life. (And I love a sleeping lap dog as well!)

      1. Lori, you are the first person in the last 4 years that has written how I have felt. May God bless you for sharing.

        1. Oh Angie, this is such a balm to my own soul to hear this. Thank you for commenting, and coming alongside not just me, but many others as well. Have a wonderful Easter!

  2. Guess I feel a kindred spirit with you, as my first name is Lori too. Thank-you so incredibly much for your book. It fell into my hands (although I do know God put it there) at just the time I needed it the most. My husband is self-employed, had to be out of work for 3+ weeks due to a hip replacement and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Life has been series of detours and events this past year. Love to listen to John Piper, so when I saw his quote, “Life is short. Eternity is long. So live like it” I was pretty pumped, as it is a favorite of mine. The days are tough watching my sweet husband of 38 years in pain. The Parkinson’s is here and we are determined, “not to waste our sorrows.” It is my prayer (although it scares me to pray it) is that God uses this all for His good and His glory! God be with you, Lori on your Divine Detours.

    1. Prayers for your difficult detour, Lori. It is like oxygen to me to hear that my own struggles somehow ministered to someone else. I suppose that is what Jesus intended all along, but somehow most of my life I didn’t realize it. Your testimony is one of faith in the midst of the worst life has to offer. I am drawing strength from yours. Blessings as you travel on.

  3. Great article.
    Will be praying for all that is involved as you continue your journey, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
    God has beautiful plans for you.❤️

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