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As we reflect upon what Jesus did for us over 2000 years ago, the Apostle Paul tells us that Jesus "made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death — even death on a cross!" (Philippians 2:7-8, NIV). The knowledge that Christ poured himself out on our behalf — and that through His life, death and resurrection we are empowered to reach out to others in His Name — is a truth that is almost too wonderful to comprehend.
Jesus came to us on a mission to rescue His children and give us new life. This Easter we celebrate the outcome of that mission: Through Jesus Christ we are called children of God and share in the gift of new life.
On behalf of Dr. James Dobson and Family Talk, we want to wish everyone a blessed Easter Celebration.
He has risen!
Finding Joy Amidst Cancer and Loss-I
Guest: Yvonne Otrega
- Finding Hope for Your Journey Through Breast Cancer (book at CBD)
- When God Doesn't Make Sense (book)
- Yvonne Ortega
- Yvonne Ortega Bookings
- American Association of Christian Counselors
- Help for Vitims of Domestic Violence
- Resources for Vitims of Domestic Violence (at Amazon)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You’ll hear from a courageous woman who has walked this path and has hope to share for others on the same journey. Author and speaker, Yvonne Ortega will share encouragement for your life — especially for the hard times.
When I received my diagnosis of cancer in 2001, I was an award-winning teacher and part-time counselor. I loved teaching, but I knew God wanted me to go into counseling full-time. After my diagnosis, I begged God to let me live and promised to do whatever he wanted.
One month after I finished radiation, I received a phone call to go for an interview for a position I hadn’t applied for. At the interview, I accepted a full-time job as a substance abuse counselor in a men’s prison. I enjoyed my work at the prison, but the men were allowed to smoke. My asthma got worse, and after a few years, I had to leave.
I told God to take away my passion for prison work or find me a job in a smoke-free facility. He found me a job as a substance abuse counselor in a smoke-free coed jail. After six months, adult outpatient services at the agency headquarters needed a bilingual licensed professional counselor. Once again, God moved me.
I no longer work in adult outpatient services but work as a full-time speaker and author. As a cancer survivor, I know life is a gift and that God is “close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18, NIV). Through my counseling, speaking, and writing, the Lord has allowed me to join him in saving those who are crushed in spirit and need his hope. What a privilege!