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.

When Was the Last Time You Gave Thanks?

When Was the Last Time You Gave Thanks?

Psalm 95:2: “Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” I go to ...

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¿Cuándo Fue la Ultima Vez que Diste Gracias?

¿Cuándo Fue la Ultima Vez que Diste Gracias?

Salmo 95:2: “Lleguemos ante él con acción de gracias,
aclamémoslo con cánticos.” Voy a Dios con todos mis apuros. ¿y tú? ...

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Help! I Need Peace!

Help! I Need Peace!

Psalm 29:11: “The LORD blesses his people with peace.” “The pianist has to work Saturday and can’t play for the ...

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¡Ayúdame! Necesito La Paz!

¡Ayúdame! Necesito La Paz!

Salmo 29:11: “El Señor bendice a su pueblo con la paz.” “El pianista tiene que trabajar este sábado y no ...

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Are You Suffering Right Now?

Are You Suffering Right Now?

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When Was the Last Time You Gave Thanks?

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC Psalm 95:2: “Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”

I go to God with all my troubles. Don’t you? However, when he answers my prayers, I don’t always go to him as quickly with thanksgiving. Can you relate to that?

After the Moving from Broken to Beautiful Conference on Saturday, I stood in awe of what God did. I thanked him for the ones who set up the breakfast room and decorated, for those who brought all the food, for those who served and cleaned up, for the one who took care of my book and CD table, for the male soloist, the praise and worship team, the pianist, the soundman, the one who set up the lyrics and photo of the conference on the screen, the photographer, the videographer, and all the women who attended the conference.

This morning I played praise & worship music and thanked God again for his power and presence at the conference. I need to thank God more often for all his blessings.

When was the last time you gave thanks for family and friends? For food, clothing, and shelter? Have you thanked God lately for your church, your pastor, your music director, and your Bible teacher?

If you can see and hear and have both arms and legs, thank God “and extol (praise) him with music and song.”

Dear God, thank you for _____________. Amen.

Application: When will you extol God this week with music and song for his blessings to you?

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega September 29, 2014

¿Cuándo Fue la Ultima Vez que Diste Gracias?

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC

Salmo 95:2: “Lleguemos ante él con acción de gracias,
aclamémoslo con cánticos.” Voy a Dios con todos mis apuros. ¿y tú? Sin embargo, cuando contesta mis oraciones, no voy siempre tan pronto con acción de gracias. ¿y tú? Después de la “Conferencia Quebrantada a Bella” el sábado pasado, estaba asombrada de lo que hizo Dios. LleguéContinue Reading

Help! I Need Peace!

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC

Psalm 29:11: “The LORD blesses his people with peace.” “The pianist has to work Saturday and can’t play for the conference.” That was not an email I wanted to see. The conference is in five days. I prayed, “Lord, please intervene. Keep us calm, and send us a pianist.” The next email didn’t help. “TheContinue Reading