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.
Nothing thrills me more than to see a person move from broken to beautiful. Avis Goodhart did just that. After her father’s service in the Army, he suffered from PTSD and went from job to job and move to move. Avis recounted nights the family slept in the car, on picnic tables, alongside the road,…… Continue Reading
Are you tired of hearing about New Year’s resolutions, goals, and focus? I am. However, as I study the book of Hebrews, I want to draw closer to Jesus Christ. I don’t want to call that a New Year’s resolution, a goal or a focus, but I will say it’s the desire of my heart.…… Continue Reading
¿Estás cansada de oír de las resoluciones del Año Nuevo, de metas, y de focos? Yo sí. Sin embargo, al estudiar el libro de Hebreos, quiero acercarme a Jesucristo. No quiero llamar eso una resolución del Año Nuevo, una meta, o un foco, pero diré que es el deseo de mi corazón. ¿Cuál es el…… Continue Reading
“I don’t want to go to the Christmas family reunion, Ms. Ortega,” Julia told me in my counseling office. Her hands trembled as she spoke and unbuttoned her sweater. “What makes you say that?” I asked as I looked into her blue eyes. “My mom and dad will argue most of the day. My aunt…… Continue Reading
“No quiero ir a la reunión de familia, Srta. Ortega,” Julia me dijo en mi oficina de consejera. Las manos temblaban al hablar y desabotonar su suéter. “Por qué dices eso?” le pregunté mientras yo miraba fijamente en sus ojos azules. “Mi mamá y mi papá argüirán casi todo el día. Mi tía María no…… Continue Reading