Bringing hope and healing to the lost and hurting
through the power and love of Jesus Christ.

Hello, I’m Donya

One of the things I love to do most is bring hope and healing to the lost and hurting through the power and love of Jesus Christ.

For more than 28 years I have been on a journey. I set out as a young girl to conquer to the world – After my first child was born, I strived to conquer the laundry!

I have raised three children who have grown up among their own challenges and an ever-changing culture. In the process of my children becoming adults I made my way through weight gain, depression, diapers, laundry – it lead me to love beyond myself and beyond my circumstances.

For the last 9 years, I have been a full time Meme (Grandma) and through the experiences as a mother and a Meme, I have overcome depression, obesity, loneliness, and come to realize how many moms are struggling and how many are looking to find a solution that doesn’t come from a prescription or a bottle.

I have written my first book, From Guilt to Glory: The Journey of a Mother set to release on September 21, 2016. This book will bring hope, healing, wisdom and insight to every mom and grandma that reads it.

My children have witnessed the transformation that I have experienced and have encouraged me through every step of the writing process. 

This book is not about what it will do for me – it is about what it can do for you and every reader.

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From Guilt to Glory: The Journey of a Mother

• Has your journey through motherhood been slightly less than stellar? 

• Have you have ever looked back at your life and found yourself grappling with guilt over mistakes made and promises broken? 

• Have you watched your children make life choices that made you wonder if you had failed as a mother? 

• Have you tried your best but still felt like your efforts were just not quite good enough? 

• Do you now find yourself in the role of “mom again,” raising your grandchildren and parenting all over again? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then From Guilt to Glory was written for you! Donya Russell opens her heart and shares her story—good, bad, and ugly—and how God has kept her in the palm of His hand, watched over her, ordered her steps (sometimes against her will), and brought her to a place of victory and abundant joy. 

Laugh along with her, cry a little, and find redemption for all the things you thought were too far gone to be mended. There is hope for you. There is hope for your family. His grace can change your guilt to glory!