Meet Lori Ann McQuillen! Today’s conversation is one of those real, raw, and vulnerable stories. In this episode, you’ll hear Lori Ann’s intimate story of lifelong substance abuse. Through her story, you’ll come to better understand the bondage of addiction and how severely it can take hold of one’s life, to the point of almost losing it. You’ll have the chance to rejoice with us as you learn how Lori Ann was able to finally break free and restore her life!
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Topics covered in this episode:
- The childhood trauma Lori Ann experienced through rejection from her own dad and how that established unhealthy core beliefs at a young age.
- Her struggle with addiction, teen pregnancy, losing her 4 children to the state, finding herself in and out of jail, and almost losing her life to overdose.
- The story of how Lori Ann and Pamela have crossed paths both in and out of prison – the beautiful way God has woven their stories together!
- Lori Ann’s redemptive recovery story- How God has restored her through His word and the support system he placed around her. Her story is one of true transformation in every way: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and relationally!
Opening your heart for the good of others – to share what you’ve experienced so that others can learn from your story is vulnerable, yet filled with such purpose! It’s a true privilege to hear her story, and I honor her courage and strength. She has worked so hard to transform her life into purpose and joy, and she’s now experiencing the healing power of telling her story today too! Lori Ann is a wonderful example of someone who’s turned great pain into purpose - and she’s just getting started!
Lori Ann's Bio (as written by her):
My name is Lori Ann McQuillen. I go by Lori Ann.
I'm currently working for Jesus and LifeChanger’s Legacy as the ministry director/coordinator.
I intend to work with LifeChanger’s Legacy for the foreseeable future. It is my passion and the purpose I've been training for my whole life through experiences.. as well as, be around my family as much as possible and for as long as possible. I would like to continue growing and enjoying life.
My favorite things to do are be around my family - whether it be at the pool, at the house, in the backyard, at a party. I truly enjoy learning about Health and wellness, and then doing it. I love to learn about things that will make me healthier, and then doing them.
Honestly, my favorite thing to do is to read letters from the mentees that are in prison, and doing all the paperwork that is involved.
I also like to do puzzles with my daughters, and read inspiring books.
I have recently gotten my first vehicle of my very own and it’s a truck (which I have always wanted). New praise report!
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