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 Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the USA

all-caps-national-breast-cancer-pngOctober 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 pink umbrellas.  Office supply stores will carry pink stickers, pink sticky notes, and pink book ends.

You will also see TV ads, newspaper articles, and flyers reminding men and women about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that early detection saves lives. Some will emphasize that digital mammography is more effective than traditional mammography in detecting breast cancer in young women and in those with dense breasts.

You may see ads on TV about the Ford Warriors in Pink during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ford Motor Company helps in the fight against breast cancer by raising funds from their Warriors in Pink apparel for research and education about breast cancer and by raising breast cancer awareness through their media content.

How many organizations can say that 100% of their net proceeds go to support their cause? Ford Motor Company can. Ford Warriors in Pink support four breast cancer organizations.

One is the Young Survivor Coalition (YSC), which provides free resources and programs to support, educate, and empower young patients.

The second one is the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, which supports 374,000 volunteers in breast cancer research studies and funds groundbreaking research.

The third breast cancer organization is The Pink Fund. It provides up to 90 days of non-medical financial assistance to breast cancer patients in need.

The fourth organization that the Warriors in Pink support is Susan G. Komen, which works in thirty countries. You can decide at checkout to which of the four organizations your donation goes. You can learn more at

Perhaps you would like to donate to your favorite charity that helps in the fight against breast cancer.

Perhaps you would prefer to take a meal or run an errand for a breast cancer patient in treatment. That’s fine too.

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega October 3, 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