movingfrombrokentobeautiful

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.

How Do You Handle Illness?

How Do You Handle Illness?

I don’t like to sneeze and cough constantly, and I don’t like to blow my nose over and over. You ...

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The Mystery of the Missing Fleece Pants

The Mystery of the Missing Fleece Pants

Where did that pair of fleece warm-up pants go after I washed them? Why can’t I find them? Have you ...

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You Will Be Rebuilt

You Will Be Rebuilt

Holidays, loss of a loved one, a life-threatening illness, financial problems, a major move, building a new home, or a ...

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What Do You Do When Stress Strikes?

What Do You Do When Stress Strikes?

Have you ever had one of those days when you didn’t know whether to scream or to cry? Did you ...

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How Do You Look at a Setback?

How Do You Look at a Setback?

After the legal separation, I never wanted to say anything against my estranged husband in our son’s presence. After all, ...

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What Do You Want in Life?

“When do you think your publishing house will be able to release my book?” I asked the publisher over the telephone. I knew the date I wanted, but I waited to hear what she would tell me. “May 1,” she answered. I clapped and cheered. I thanked God for giving me the desires of my…Continue Reading

When Valentine’s Day Is Difficult

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“I hate Valentine’s Day. I’m divorced, and I don’t have a boyfriend.” Jenny had stopped me in the gym parking lot to lament her situation. “At one time, I also dreaded Valentine’s Day but not anymore.” Jenny raised her brows and said, “What changed?” “Let me share with you what my mentors taught me. If…Continue Reading

Tienes La Culpa

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Margarita se sentó en mi oficina y dijo, “No importa lo que pasa en mi matrimonio. Mi esposo dice, “Tú tienes la culpa. Yo no.”  Me sentaba en silencio y esperaba que dijera más. Su pelo café oscuro llegó hasta los hombros, y tenía lágrimas en los ojos cafés claros. “Anoche maldijo y gritó, ‘Tienes…Continue Reading