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.


Practical examples and suggestions to help you move from the heartache of grief to the beauty of comfort, peace, and purpose in your new normal.

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



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



Category Archives: Jesus Christ

Would You Like to Be Free from Condemnation?

Stained Glass Depicting Jesus Christ Psalm 34:22: “The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.”

“I can’t believe I was unfaithful to my wonderful wife,” Jim told me. He stared at the floor and said, “You probably don’t believe me, but I love her.”

I assured Jim that more than one man had made a similar confession to me. The important point was not whether I believed him. It was to be right with God.

The shame and guilt overwhelmed Jim. He wanted “to settle things” with God and his wife.

I reached for the Bible on my desk and opened it to Psalm 34:22. I told Jim Jesus Christ could redeem him. By his death on the cross, Jesus paid the price for his sins and mine. Jesus redeemed us “from all wickedness” (Titus 2:14) and “from the empty way of life” (1 Peter 1:18).

Jim didn’t have to try to earn redemption from God. He didn’t have to hide from the Lord because of sin in his life. He didn’t have to pretend to be perfect. He could take refuge in Jesus Christ.

Afterwards Jim and I also talked about when and how he was going to confess to his wife and ask for her forgiveness.

We don’t need to be condemned either. We can go to the Lord for redemption and take refuge in him.

Dear God, thank you for the gift of redemption. Amen.

Application: When will you take refuge in the Lord?

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega July 15, 2013

In the Line to See Jesus

Psalm 9:10: “Those who know your name will trust in you; for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” How many of you would say that you trust in the Lord? I would. This month I’ve noticed tickets for sale for breakfast with Santa. Not once have I seen a notice about tickets… Continue Reading

Keep Me Safe

Psalm 16:2: “Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.” A stray bullet killed another innocent child this past week in my area. According to a new nationwide study examining that type of gun violence, most people killed or wounded in stray-bullet shootings were unaware of events leading to the gunfire that… Continue Reading

Accused Day and Night

Revelation 12:10: “For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.” We’ve all made mistakes in the past. We’ve all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God as Romans 3:23 tells us. However, when we confess our sins, God forgives us. He doesn’t… Continue Reading