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NEW BOOK: Healing Letters: A 140-Day Journey of Healthy Living

Healing Letters

A 140 Day Journey of Healthy Living. Each day provides an inspirational quote, scripture and a short prayer “letter” to God. Written specifically for people with an on-going illness or health concern. Provides some educational information and tips for healthy living.

After sharing her personal testimony in her first book, Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance, Angelena Cortello wrote Healing Letters to encourage other people living with a chronic illness. Read Day 1’s Letter . . .

ALPHA,

Today I can and will begin again. It is high time to recommit some areas of my life to You and to the purpose You have called me to fulfill. You are the beginning. I want to begin again. Sometimes taking that first unknown step is the hardest leap of faith, but I have to start somewhere. Why not now? Why not with You? I refuse to allow myself to stick with what is unhealthy for me and familiar to me, out of fear of facing something new because it is uncomfortable or out of my comfort zone. When I face my fears, it builds my self-esteem. I can do anything with You in my life. I choose to make the first step with motivation and determination. The first step to changing for the better has to include You. Love, Your Child

Healing Letters, Day 1
Day 1 Healing Letters

About Angelena Cortello


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Angelena Cortello is passionate about inspiring others to turn to God and a community of supportive people for help and deliverance from addiction and destructive life choices. Angel is the author of two books, Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance and Healing Letters: A 140 Day Journey of Healthy Living.

She is a dynamic presenter and is available to speak at conferences, meetings, small groups, and other events in both secular recovering groups and Christian church services and events. She speaks on the following topics: her personal testimony, addiction recovery, spirituality, HIV and toxic relationships. For information and scheduling, contact her directly at angelcortello.com or via email at  angelenacortello@bellsouth.net.

NEW BOOK: Same Dress, Different Day

One Woman’s Journey Through the Valley of the Shadow of Addiction

Same Dress, Different DayPeople affected by a loved one’s addiction suffer silently in church pews. I was one of them. I’m Juliet. Sometimes I wish I could be someone else, with another name altogether, someone whose life is more comedy than tragedy.

During the twelve years I was married to a cocaine-addicted Christian, I was overwhelmed with isolation and shame as I sat next to my ex-husband in church week after week. No one fathomed our family skeletons. How could I tell anyone? God stirred my spirit to seek personal healing and give voice to my reality. Through Him, I found freedom from silence and redemption for the life dreams I thought were forever lost.

Same Dress, Different Day: A Spiritual Memoir of Addiction and Redemption chronicles my journey from victim to victor as I struggled to break free from codependency’s suffocating cycle. I learned to see my Savior as the soul mate and provider my chemically dependent spouse could never be. God’s healing grace is not only for the addicted, but also for the broken ones who love them. CLICK to read the first chapter!

About the Author of Same Dress, Different Day

God Redeems the Dreams We Thought Were Lost

unnamedJuliet Van Heerden is an educator, speaker, and writer. She holds a Master of Science in Literacy Education. Passionate about sharing hope with hearts wounded by addiction, Juliet initiated a 12 Step class at her church and encourages others to do the same. As an itinerant speaker for women, recovery groups and congregations, she joyfully shares her inspirational journey. In her downtime, Juliet relishes healthy cooking, reading, foreign travel, photography and birding. Her favorite time of day is quiet early morning meditation, where she listens for God’s voice. Juliet and her husband, André enjoy ministering together. They believe in God’s power to restore broken people and are committed to sharing that message of hope with families and individuals wherever they are invited. Visit julietvanheerden.com

All Same Dress Different Day book sales go to support Relevant Life Solutions, a nonprofit ministry for families affected by addiction.