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.

Decisions! Decisions!

Decisions! Decisions!

 Psalm 143:8b: “Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”  Do you ever feel ...

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¡Decisiones! ¡Decisiones!

¡Decisiones! ¡Decisiones!

 Salmo 143:8b: “Señálame el camino que debo seguir, porque a ti elevo mi alma.”  ¿A veces te sientes incapaz de hacer ...

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What Do You Do When Opposition Comes?

What Do You Do When Opposition Comes?

 Nehemiah 4:14: “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, ...

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¿Qué Haces Cuando Viene La Oposición?

¿Qué Haces Cuando Viene La Oposición?

 Nehemías 4:14: ¡No les tengan miedo! Acuérdense del Señor, que es grande y temible, y peleen por sus hermanos, por ...

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In What Time and Season Are You?

In What Time and Season Are You?

 Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, and 4: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven; a time ...

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Decisions! Decisions!

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC Psalm 143:8b: “Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”

 Do you ever feel unable to make a decision? I do. If I shop for clothes, I want them to be on sale, made well, washable, no iron, and in red, hot pink, or royal blue.

When it comes to electronics, I’ll talk to dozens of people before I make a decision. I’ll wait months even two or three years before I decide.

When I bought my laptop, I waited and waited.

Finally, I did what I should have done first. I prayed and asked God to “show me the way I should go.”

I also asked God to have that laptop on sale. I told him I wouldn’t buy it unless it was on sale. Then I stopped thinking about the laptop.

About seven months later, I went to the pharmacy near an electronics store. Since I was already there, I walked inside the store.

I heard an announcement over the intercom that the Apple laptops were on sale, and they had only four left.

As I raced to the computer department, I thanked God for the sale. I bought my laptop and thanked God again.

Sometimes God says, “No.” Sometimes he says, “Yes.” Other times he says, “Wait.”

Dear God, show me the way I should go. Amen.

Application: In what decision will you wait to hear from God?

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega April 14, 2014

¡Decisiones! ¡Decisiones!

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC

 Salmo 143:8b: “Señálame el camino que debo seguir, porque a ti elevo mi alma.”  ¿A veces te sientes incapaz de hacer una decisión? Yo sí. Si voy de compras para ropa, quiero que sea una ganga, ropa hecha bien, que se puede lavar, no se tiene que planchar, y en rojo, rosado fuerte, o azul.Continue Reading

What Do You Do When Opposition Comes?

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC

 Nehemiah 4:14: “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”  I confess this devotion is a day late because I gave in to an attack of the enemy on Monday. I believed his lies thatContinue Reading

¿Qué Haces Cuando Viene La Oposición?

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC

 Nehemías 4:14: ¡No les tengan miedo! Acuérdense del Señor, que es grande y temible, y peleen por sus hermanos, por sus hijos e hijas, y por sus esposas y sus hogares!”  Confieso que este devocional llega un día tarde porque me rendí a un ataque del enemigo el lunes. Creí sus mentiras que estaba demasiadoContinue Reading

In What Time and Season Are You?

Resized Yvonne at Advanced CCC

 Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, and 4: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.”  As the anniversary of the passing of my onlyContinue Reading