The Greater the Valley, the Greater God's Love

At first, I resented the fact that God choose a life filled with suffering for me. I don’t understand why I have had to endure some of things that I’ve gone through, but I’ve also come to realize that the greater the depths of our valleys, the greater we come to know the depths of God’s love for us.

Read More

FREE "Thank you for helping me to GROW in Christ" Printable

Is there someone that you’d like to thank for making an eternal difference in your child’s life? I’m giving away a free printable of these tags to everyone on my email list.

Read More

Lifesize Zoo

I love that reading doesn’t have to just take place in a quiet library or in your favorite cozy chair, although I love those places, too. You can take your books and read anywhere…even the zoo!


Read More

Meet Marissa

Hi! I’m Marissa, wife, mother and Christ-follower. I always thought I’d start a blog when I had accomplished something great in life. When I had reached the top of the proverbial “ladder of success” or had finally made a name for myself. Instead, I am writing this from the deepest valley that I have ever found myself in in my entire life. I may be down, but I am continually looking up. Looking up to a Savior who saves, a Comforter who comforts, a Redeemer who redeems and a Creator who can make beauty from these ashes. Welcome to Beautifully Broken, a place where God transforms brokenness into beauty.

Yanaga2018