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.

Are You Looking Straight Ahead?

Are You Looking Straight Ahead?

Proverbs 4:25: “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.” Have you set goals for the ...

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¿Pones la Mirada en Lo Que Tienes Delante?

¿Pones la Mirada en Lo Que Tienes Delante?

Proverbios 4:25: “Pon la mirada en lo que tienes delante;
fija la vista en lo que está frente a ti.” ¿Has ...

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Have the Troubles of Your Heart Multiplied?

Have the Troubles of Your Heart Multiplied?

Psalm 25:17: “The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish.” A woman confided that she struggles ...

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¿Crecen Las Angustias de Tu Corazón?

¿Crecen Las Angustias de Tu Corazón?

Salmos 25:17: “Crecen las angustias de mi corazón;
líbrame de mis tribulaciones.” Una mujer se confió en mí que lucha con ...

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When Life Gets Tough

When Life Gets Tough

Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Financial problems, a ...

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Are You Looking Straight Ahead?

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC Proverbs 4:25: “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.”

Have you set goals for the school year even if you don’t go to school? Do you have dreams for the school year? Do you realize God has “a future and a hope for you” that might be the reason for your goals and dreams?

Kathleen, a young brunette told me, “I want to become a speaker. Where do I start?”

I smiled and said, “What are you passionate about? Start there.”

Then we discussed distractions, discouragement and disappointments that can sidetrack us from our goals and dreams. I thought of this Bible passage and said, “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.”

One week later, Kathleen called and said, “I’m home sick with a bad cold. This is one of those distractions, disappointments, and discouragements we talked about.”

“Maybe. Maybe not.” I paused to say a quick silent prayer for her and continued, “God can talk to you when you are home resting. He can give you clarity on your goal and dreams, and you can read a book or articles online about speaking.”

“You mean this cold can be a good thing?”

I nodded. “It can be as long as you ‘fix your gaze directly before you.’”

Dear God, help me “fix [my] gaze directly before [me]” no matter what happens. Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to “let your eyes look straight ahead”?

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega September 1, 2014

¿Crecen Las Angustias de Tu Corazón?

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC

Salmos 25:17: “Crecen las angustias de mi corazón;
líbrame de mis tribulaciones.” Una mujer se confió en mí que lucha con la aflicción desde la muerte de su esposo. Otra me preguntó cómo ingeniarse para ir viviendo como una madre soltera sin esposo después de un divorcio. Al escuchar a las dos mujeres, oí el mismoContinue Reading

When Life Gets Tough

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Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Financial problems, a life-altering disease or a life-threatening disease, depression, and disappointments. At some time in life, we, or a loved one, will face one or two of these situations or all of them at once. RobinContinue Reading