I moved from broken to beautiful, and you can too. I’ve endured many challenges and trials in my lifetime and have experienced fear, anger, discouragement, depression, and at times even despair. I struggled to forgive God and those who hurt me. I understand those emotions. Through those difficulties, God gave me a compassion for people and a desire to help others move from broken to beautiful.

Do You Speak Kind Words?

Do You Speak Kind Words?

 Proverbs 12:25: “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”  I don’t like to take ...

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¿Hablas Palabras Amables?

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Do You Speak Kind Words?

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC Proverbs 12:25: “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”

 I don’t like to take medicine. If a natural remedy is available, I prefer to take it. How about you?

With allergies to several medicines and experience with side effects to many of them, I don’t want to have surgery unless it is absolutely necessary. Can you relate to that?

Before my eye surgery two years ago, I struggled with an anxious heart that weighed me down. My only child had passed away after eye surgery, and I didn’t want to be the next one to die.

My friends promised to pray for me. Their phone calls and prayers cheered me up. My Sunday school teacher took me to the medical center and prayed for me during surgery.

After a successful surgery, I felt relieved. Friends sent cards or called me. Others brought me meals or a healthy protein drink. I appreciated their kind words and deeds, and they cheered me up.

This morning a friend from my Sunday school class had knee surgery. The members of the class signed a card for her yesterday, and we will take her dinner on Friday.

Do you know someone who could benefit from your kind words?

Dear God, help me be sensitive to a friend with an anxious heart. Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to cheer up that person with an anxious heart?

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega July 28, 2014

¿Hablas Palabras Amables?

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC

 Proverbios 12:25: “La angustia abate el corazón del hombre, 
pero una palabra amable lo alegra.”  No me gusta tomar medicina. Si hay un remedio natural, prefiero tomarlo. ¿y tú? Con alergias a varias medicinas y experiencia con efectos secundarios perjudiciales a muchas, no quiero tener cirugía si no es absolutamente necesaria. ¿y tú? Antes deContinue Reading