Two wonderfully inspirational Romans 8:28 stories from international author and speaker Heidi McLaughlin and former biker gang member Maureen Hagar.
Meet the Guests
Heidi McLaughlin believes that there is nothing more beautiful than a woman who knows she is loved. Heidi’s passion is contagious as she inspires her audiences to grasp their magnificence and step up to the plate to embrace their full potential in Christ. She will make you laugh, and she may make you cry, but you will know you have lovingly been challenged to your highest calling. Heidi speaks all over North America and overseas, including Poland, Romania and Colombia. She has been teaching, speaking, writing and mentoring women for 29 years. She is an award-winning author, and has written several books and Study Guides and hundreds of articles and blogs. She is working on her next book called IRRESTIBLE JOY! Heidi lives in the beautiful vineyards of the Okanagan Valley in Kelowna, British Columbia. Heidi has been widowed twice and is the mom and step-mom of a blended family of 5 children and 12 grandchildren. Her greatest joy is spending time with family and friends, laughing and experiencing new adventures. In the summer you will probably find her chasing a white ball down the many beautiful fairways in the Okanagan Valley. Heidi has experienced much tragedy, but has also learned how to recapture her JOY.
Maureen Hager is an author, inspirational speaker, and blogger. Her book, Love’s Bullet: A Wounded Victim in a Biker Gang War Transformed by God’s Love, recounts her misguided search for love and acceptance that lured her into the life of an outlaw motorcycle gang. Caught up in a violent gang war, she suffered two gunshot wounds from M16 rifles when a rival gang opened fire on the clubhouse. While severely wounded, this act of violence was a catalyst for God to work in her life and gave her a way to escape from her captivity. After suffering physical, emotional, and spiritual trauma, Maureen heard the gospel and gave her heart to the Lord, and her road to a restored life began. As a survivor and an overcomer, Maureen’s passion lies in empowering others to receive hope, healing, and restoration from their brokenness through God’s transforming love and grace. Her testimony of deliverance shows the depth of God’s redemptive love for those who seek Him. She is an advocate for anti-human trafficking awareness and mentors girls who have been victims and other at-risk teens. Maureen is living a restored life with her husband, Tom, in western North Carolina. They enjoy spending time with their two grown daughters and their lively grandchildren.