About Dorothea

Marina del Rey CA


I feel blessed to live in beautiful Southern California with my husband and our two adult children. In my spare time, I like to read, cook, travel, and do craft projects. My favorite place is the beach. I feel special that we have so many beaches to go to, but I love Marina del Rey, pictured above. I love to go there as often as I can.

I believe suffering touches the lives of everyone at some point. I understand chronic pain and illness from both personal experiences and from witnessing the challenges of family and friends. As I reflect on these struggles, I see how they have taught me to trust in the transforming power of God’s love.

When we rely on God to strengthen us and help us, we will learn to live our lives based on the promise that God’s grace is sufficient for any weaknesses that we have (II Corinthians 12:7-10).

I believe our wonderful Savior can use the challenges that we think make us inferior as a way for us to uplift others.

My goal as an author is to encourage you to use your life stories to inspire and motivate the people around you. I pray when you read my work you will see God’s love and faithfulness.

I would love to hear from you.  Please let me know how God is working in your life!



Psalm 121     Ecclesiastes 3     Isaiah 26:3     John 4:14     John 7:38

Hebrews 4:16


8 thoughts on “About Dorothea

  1. marjorie brichoux

    Your devotional for today, Feb. 6, on Chronic Illness devotionals was amazing. You hit the nail on the head in your first few paragraphs–we don’t hear that message much I am discussing it by email with my buddy in DC (I’m in OC), a leader in some ministries/organizations dealing with an auto-immune disorder with chronic pain problems. Thank you so much for writing. It was a blessing to me, and who knows how many others will learn as I pass on what you have written. Marjorie Brichoux (Yount)

    1. dorothealove Post author

      Thank you, Marjorie! Your encouragement really blesses me! Sometimes living with a chronic illness is hard for others to understand. One thing I thank God for is being more compassionate and accepting of others because of having an invisible illness. It is especially helpful when I may not understand what they are going through. I pray that you will have a blessed week!


  2. Alice Beers

    I appreciate your thoughts. A good friend sent this email to me and it really encouraged me. I live with many health issues that keep me pretty much housebound. I have gone through many of the same struggles and as I continue to go through more issues He is teaching me to praise Him in the good and the bad times. I am better at this sometimes than others. Your encouragement really blessed my heart today. Sometimes it get lonely but He is teaching me that He is enough and that He does all things well. I am blessed with a wonderful husband who is a wonderful caregiver and family that loves me dearly and shares their life with me graciously. God be praised. I have bad times and good times but He is faithful. I am not always faithful to hold on to Him but He holds on to me.

    God bless you,

    1. dorothealove Post author

      Dear Alice,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment and for your words of encouragement. It is a huge blessing when you have a supportive family. I pray that as you continue to lean on God to be your EVERYTHING that those around you will see His glory in you, and find encouragement and hope for themselves.


  3. Vivian Cone

    Dorothea your devotional on RM today “Seeking His Presence When Overwhelmed” has encouraged me more than you know. Thank you for having such a giving heart in expressing your love for our Savior and helping us deal with chronic illness with such hope in his mercy, his compassion, his love! God bless you for your great ministry. I too suffer with multiple chronic illnesses and Jesus is my constant help and Help. Thank you again! Vivian

    1. dorothealove Post author

      Thank you, Vivian! I praise God for using my struggles for His glory and to bring encouragement to others. I truly believe we are all in this walk together and need each other for strength and endurance. Have a wonderful day! Dorothea

  4. Don H

    Does Norman have a blog? His approach to life and relationship with God sounds inspiring as I read your Upper Room Devotional and follow up article named after him. I’d like to see some insight from him. My faith is weak and ever waivering. I think I could benefit from a positive male role model

    1. dorothealove Post author

      Hello Don,

      Thank you for taking the time to write to me and for sharing. I wish Norman wrote or had a blog, but he doesn’t. He is a remarkable man of God and has helped me with my own walk of faith. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God place a great mentor and friend in your life to help you through this difficult time.



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