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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National Woman Road Warrior Day

natl-woman-rd-warrior-day-pngThe 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 will think in terms of women who work for a company or corporation that sends them around their home state, the country, or the world.

I think of women road warriors for the Lord. As evangelists or missionaries, they travel to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Women who pack their bags, books, and CDs also come to mind. They are Christian authors, speakers, singers, and writing or speaking coaches. I include them in the women road warrior statistics.

This past weekend I attended the fabulous Sisterhood Retreat at the farm of Babbie Mason. Talk about a woman road warrior. After the retreat, she gathered her sound equipment in one bag and already had her clothes in another to travel out of state an hour later. She flew to North Carolina to surprise and bless a friend on her birthday.

Please join me in celebrating National Woman Road Warrior Day on Tuesday, September 26, 2016. Recognize and thank God for the woman road warrior you know who sacrifices time and energy to serve others. Pray for her too. She needs your prayers for traveling mercies, traveling grace, and stamina. Pray also for her health and for her to be sensitive to God’s leading.

Psalm 119:133: “Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.”

Prayer: Dear God, I pray for _________, a woman road warrior for you. Take good care of her and protect her from the evil one. Amen.

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega September 26, 2016

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

Do You Wonder When Your Breakthrough Will Come?

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“I wonder when my breakthrough will come,” an author/speaker told me. I sensed her frustration about waiting. She probably wondered if it would ever come. God called her to share a message of hope, and she’s passionate about it. “It’s hard to wait, but God’s timing isn’t yours. Your breakthrough will come.” She sighed but… Continue Reading

How Can You Help Your Elderly Parents?

Dad told me over the phone, “I fell out of my chair and hit my head.” In my mind, I went through the number of falls my dad has had since he went on a medication that causes muscle weakness and memory loss. Fear gripped my soul especially when he mentioned his various doctor appointments.… Continue Reading