Do you feel discouraged, deceived, or depressed?

Do you worry that you’ll never overcome the challenges and heartaches in your life?

Do you struggle to forgive yourself and those who hurt you?

I understand. I experienced those same feelings and struggles. However, I moved from broken to beautiful, and you can too. Through my blog, the free resources, and my future podcast, my goal is to help you move from broken to beautiful.

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Practical steps and encouragement to help you move from pain, brokenness and defeat to peace, joy, and freedom.

Practical lessons to help you leave destructive patterns of thought and behavior to move forward in your life.

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What Do You Do with the Storms of Life?

Have you experienced the storms of life? Were those storms physical ones like Hurricane Matthew this past weekend? Maybe they were the storms of loss, change, or some other challenge.

As the winds of Hurricane Matthew howled and the rains deluged the East coast, I couldn’t sleep because of the noise from the storm. I wondered what the effects of the storm would be on the streets, neighborhoods, and power.

Although it was still windy and raining on Sunday morning, I woke up relieved to find the power on in my neighborhood, my home intact, and most trees still standing.

One couple did have a tree split and fall on their home. A neighbor had an uprooted tree that fell toward the street and spared her home. img_1282

My friend, “Maggie,” reminded me that the storm of losing her husband seven years ago left her and the children feeling sad and empty. She said, “As the anniversary of his death gets closer, our pain gets worse.”

I said, “I understand. As the Thanksgiving and Christmas season get closer, the storm of losing my mother and my son makes me sadder. Their absence becomes more difficult.”

We both agreed that eating right, getting enough sleep, and daily exercise help to face the storms of life. We also agreed that daily Bible study, prayer, and meditation also help.

My friend, Sharron, received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer stage 1. However, when she had surgery, the doctor said, “It’s stage 4 and has metastasized to the liver.”

That diagnosis has changed life for her, her family, and friends.

What will you do to cope when the storms of life change your life?

Psalm 88:9: “My eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, Lord, every day; I spread out my hands to you.”

Prayer: Dear God, I don’t always get a warning about the storms of life. Help me turn to you when they come. Amen.

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega October 10, 2016

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the USA


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the USA. Stores will decorate in pink to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You will see pink ribbons, pink balloons, and pink banners. Stores and various businesses will sell pink towels, pink Tee shirts, and pink tennis shoes in addition to pink jewelry, pink caps, and… Continue Reading

National Woman Road Warrior Day


The fourth Tuesday of September is National Woman Road Warrior Day. Did you know that women now make up half of all business travel? I learned that information when I searched online at If you want to honor a woman road warrior, you can use the hashtag #WomanRoadWarriorDay to post on social media. Most people… Continue Reading

Opportunity for You from Yvonne Ortega


First Opportunity for You from Yvonne Ortega Teleconference Call Free Bible Study on Forgiveness Start Date: Monday, September 26, 2016 Time: 7:30-8:45 pm EASTERN Registration: Register at to receive teleconference call number and access to membership page to watch free related video or listen to free podcast weekly. Book used: Moving from Broken to… Continue Reading

Do You Take Time to Enjoy a Friend?

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I took the time to enjoy a friend today. I ate breakfast at Panera Bread with my friend, Sarah. I had met her at the Philadelphia Christian Writers’ Conference last summer. She and her family traveled from their home in North Carolina to my area for Labor Day weekend. They stayed with relatives. I knew… Continue Reading