DAY 2: Self-Esteem & God’s Promises

With Cris Barton

My Self-Esteem is rooted in 3 assurances of who I am in Christ.

In Christ, I’m Accepted

We are Children of God (Heirs of God and fellow heir with Christ) Rom. 8:17

I’m bought with a price; I belong to God. I Cor. 6:19-20.

When we become Christians, we become part of God’s family. We now have a sense of belonging. A relationship rooted in love and acceptance.

All of us has experienced rejection in life and it can be incredibly painful to the point that it can hurt our self-confidence. The pain of rejection create a false belief about ourselves.

In life, we have to constantly worked to earn the acceptance of others. But God accepts us not because of what we’ve done but because of who He is and that’s where our confidence comes from.

So today, live your life confidently knowing that you are fully known, accepted, and loved by God.


I Am greatly loved by God and nothing can separate me from his love.

(Jn 3:16; Eph. 2:4; Col. 3:12; 1 Thes. 1:4; Rom. 35-39.

I’m free forever from condemnation. Rom. 8:1-2

I’m confident that the work God has begun in me will be perfected. Phil. 1:6


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Phil. 4:13)

I’m God’s co-worker. 1 Cor. 3:9

DAY 1: Self Esteem & God’s Promises

With Cris Barton

Women Add Value Devotional:

Blessed is she… Luke 1:45

What are the truths that you believe about God that is currently influencing your self-image?

Definition of Self Esteem

– The confidence in one’s worth or abilities

– Self Esteem is how we value and perceive ourselves to be. It is based on our opinion about ourselves.

Factors that can influence our self-image:


Parent’s dreams for us and what they say about us (positive or negative)



Spouses expectations


Failures & Heartaches

Social Media

As Christian women, we cannot fully know ourselves apart from fully knowing God.

So if our understanding of ourselves is determined by our knowledge of who God is, then it is only logical for us to get to know Him.


by Edith Villanueva

We begin a new year, 365 more days in which we will see the help of our beloved God. And you know that I decided to climb the mountain with my children, my husband had to work; so, he started a year with such exciting adventures.

 We got ready to go out with everything warm because according to the forecast it was going to rain and snow in the mountains, so we couldn’t be more excited. Our God gives us the first day so beautiful. When leaving home and contemplating the skies, how beautiful they were, clouds so white and the sky with a beautiful blue so intense, what a privilege to have your driver’s license and to be able to drive enjoying the beautiful landscape that God has given us and to be able to breathe so rich that feeling of peace that gives you so much joy and happiness.

It was my first time traveling alone with my 5 children to go to the Palm Spring Tramway, which are the largest revolving trams in the world that began operating in the year 2000. Before we set out, we ask God to help us and free us from any danger, my husband used to tell me that if I find a very long line of cars waiting to get on I better go back, but you know while I go with my children we are singing praises and when we arrived there was indeed a long line of cars waiting to get on, I had half a tank of gasoline, I  forgot to fill it with the excitement of arriving because I thought that today, January 1st, I was not going to see a lot of people. Suddenly several cars turned to leave, and we applauded each car that got out of line, we kept praying that God would make it possible for us to get up quickly and that’s how it was! several cars left, and my children applauded, what emotion and gratitude to our incredible God. I know that my children will learn to see that you can ask God to help you in everything and to wait for his prompt response.

I got parking lot E, but I got to parking lot A, a car was just coming out and I parked there, God helping us in everything. When we arrived there was also a huge line of people to buy the tickets and the long wait to board the Tramway, we went to take a tour of a souvenir shop, to the cafeteria and until we could board, while we went up, how exciting, the adrenaline, your body feels it and many of us shouted with excitement when we ascended with music from the cabin; and the driver who is explaining to us the height that we are going up and explaining the history of the mountain, so that we enjoy more and wish to be at the top. When we reached more than 8516 feet high and in 10 minutes what a fascinating adventure!

There are several large rooms, a restaurant, a store, a place to sit and talk, outside to go for a walk in the mountains. The snow was just beginning to fall, we had never experienced feeling the snow rain so beautiful and cold at the same time. Very fun for all the visitors and even more so for the children, my children began to make snowballs and throw them, slide, and even eat the snow.

 Oh, how wonderful to be able to feel the snow falling on your clothes and everything becomes as white as the immense and beautiful pines!

Then already frozen and tired from the climb we returned to eat something and return home. Already in the car to leave the parking lot, I couldn’t go back so I looked for help, I found a good Samaritan who, even in the rain and without knowing me, helped me get the car out of the parking lot. I didn’t ask his name, I think, because of my nerves. Now I know that they are those angels that God sends you to come to your rescue, although I would have liked to offer him some gratitude, I know that God will do it. And as you can see, thanks to God, I was able to start the new year 2023 in the heights like eagles, as his word says in Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; They will soar with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not get tired.

Now I feel that I have been filled with so much strength, energy, and vitality to start with all the faith and enjoying all the blessings of our wonderful God!

Happy New Year full of fascinating adventures, especially the favor and protection of our great and incredible God.


Felíz Año Nuevo

by Edith Villanueva

Comenzamos un nuevo año, 365 días más en el que veremos la ayuda de nuestro amado Dios.  Y sabes que yo decidí subir la montana con mis hijos, a mi esposo le tocó trabajar; así que comenzó un año con aventuras tan emocionantes.

 Nos preparamos para salir con todo bien abrigados porque según los pronósticos iba a llover y nieve en las montañas, así que más emocionados no podíamos estar. Nuestro Dios nos regala el primer día así tan hermoso. Al salir de casa y contemplar los cielos que hermosos estaban, nubes tan blancas y el cielo con un precioso azul tan intenso, que privilegio el tener tu licencia de conducir y poder manejar disfrutando del paisaje tan hermoso que Dios nos ha regalado y poder respirar tan rico esa sensación de paz que te da tanto gozo y felicidad.

Era mi primera vez que viajo sola con mis 5 hijos para ir al Tramway de Palm Spring que son unos tranvías giratorios  más grandes del mundo que comenzaron a operar  en el año 2000 ,antes de enrumbarnos le pedimos a Dios nos ayude y nos libre de cualquier peligro , mi esposo me decía que si encuentro línea de carros muy larga esperando subir mejor me regrese ,pero sabes mientras voy con mis hijos vamos cantando alabanzas  y cuando llegamos efectivamente estaba la línea grande de carros esperando subir, tenia medio tanque de gasolina , me olvidé de llenarlo de la emoción de llegar porque pensé que hoy 1 de enero no iba a ver mucho público . De repente varios carros se daban la vuelta para irse y nosotros aplaudíamos cada carro que se salía de la línea, seguíamos orando que Dios haga posible que podamos subir rápido y así fue! varios carros se salieron y mis hijos aplaudían, que emoción y gratitud a nuestro increíble Dios. Se que mis hijos aprender a ver que puedes pedirle a Dios que te ayude en todo y a esperar su pronta respuesta.

Me toco el estacionamiento E, pero llegué al estacionamiento A, justo salía un carro y allí me estacioné, Dios ayudándonos en todo. Cuando llegamos también había una línea inmensa de persona para adquirir los tickets y la espera larga para abordar el Tramway , fuimos a hacer un recorrido por una tienda de suvenir , a la cafetería y hasta que pudimos abordar ,mientras subíamos que emocionante , la adrenalina ,tu cuerpo lo siente y muchos gritábamos de emoción al ascender con música de la cabina; y el conductor que nos va explicando la altura que vamos subiendo y explicando la historia de la montana ,asiendo que disfrutemos más y desear estar ya en la cima . ¡Cuando llegamos a más de 8516 feet de altura y en 10 minutos que fascinante aventura!

Hay varios ambientes grandes ,un restaurant, una tienda, un lugar para sentarte y conversar, afuera para salir a caminar por la montaña. Justo comenzaba a caer la nieve, nunca habíamos experimentado sentir la lluvia de nieve que hermoso y frio a la vez. Muy divertido para todos los visitantes y más para los niños, mis hijos comenzaron a hacer bolas de nieve y tirárselas, a deslizarse y hasta comer la nieve.

 Oh que maravilloso poder sentir la nieve que te cae a la ropa y todo se vuelve tan blanco como los pinos tan inmensos y hermosos!

Luego ya congelados y cansados por la subida regresamos a comer algo y regresar a casa. Ya en el carro para salir del estacionamiento, no podía retroceder así que busqué ayuda encontré un buen samaritano que aun en la lluvia y sin conocerme me ayudó a sacar el carro del estacionamiento, no le pregunté su nombre creo que, por los nervios. Ahora sé que son esos ángeles que Dios te envía para que vayan a tu rescate, aunque me hubiera gustado brindarle algo de gratitud se que Dios lo hará. Y como ves gracias a Dios pude empezar el año nuevo 2023 en las alturas como las águilas, como dice su palabra en Isaías 40:31 ” pero los que esperan en el Señor renovarán sus fuerzas; se remontarán con alas como las águilas, correrán y no se cansarán, caminarán y no se fatigarán”

¡Ahora siento que me he llenado de tanta fuerza, energía y vitalidad para empezar con toda la fe y gozando de todas las bendiciones de nuestro maravilloso Dios!

Feliz año nuevo lleno de fascinantes aventuras, sobre todo del favor y protección de nuestro grandioso e increíble Dios.