Anita Carman

Anita Carman

Anita Carman is a regular columnist for Just Between Us and serves on the JBU advisory board. She is the Founder and President of Inspire Women, an organization which inspires women across ethnicities, denominations, and economic levels to connect their lives to God’s purpose. It also funds biblical resources and scholarships to train women for missions and ministry. She has an M.B.A. from the State University of New York and she completed graduate level studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Anita writes a regular devotion, subscribed to by thousands, and is the author of Transforming for a Purpose. She lives in Houston, Tex., with her husband, Robert; they have two sons.

A Daughter's Destiny:  Finding Redemption in the Midst of Broken Dreams  by Anita Carmen

As women, we are all daughters forever. Our stories are intertwined with our mothers’ stories. Our lives become a revision and a re-visitation of their own. Many of us are daughters of trauma, daughters of failed hopes, daughters who have borne the burden of running the paths that our mothers couldn’t. How do we cope with this complex legacy?

In unraveling the details in my mother's lost dreams, I saluted my mother as a woman who fought battles and sometimes lost. We are fellow women who have been given life and potential as well as the blessed freedom to choose what we want to do with these things.         

A Daughter’s Destiny: Finding Redemption in the Midst of Broken Dreams is about my mother’s dreams and disappointments, about the unexpected threads that connected her to me and to the lives of thousands of women today. It is both her tragedy and her song of hope... 

It is my prayer this book will open doors to discussions about your relationships with significant people in your formative years and open your eyes to see God's presence in the broken scripts of unfinished stories and the vision of what could be when you allow your Heavenly Father to finish your story in His redemptive way.

Sometimes we have willing spirits, but fragile bodies. If you are in a season of physical challenges, let God show you the truth of standing in His strength. Read more


When building ministry teams, measure success by asking each to give God their best and to finish every year with hearts that lay their labors at God’s feet. Read more


A mother's failed hopes and a daughter’s destiny to sift through the ashes of a broken past and find a voice to inspire women around the world. Read more

Inspirational Stories

What do you do when the vision of what you thought would happen crashes? How can you move forward when you've missed a chance where there is no do over? Read more

Grief and Loss

The Bible does not tell us the steps to recovery from grief and loss, but the Resurrection of Jesus does redefine our reality and will change our perspective. Read more


The God who carries you, is the same God who will walk with your children. He is faithful from generation to generation. He is a father you can trust! Read more

Relationship with God

Even individuals with influence need care. What happens when leaders themselves hit hard times? Who is there to minister to them? Read more


God’s calling gives us a place of belonging. His calling in our lives carves out a place for us that no human or event can ever rob from us. Read more

Finding Purpose

How many of us live with emotional pain from our formative years, constantly searching for that best friend to fill the void created by a tragedy? Read more

Emotional Health

An inspiring story of how one woman’s childhood prayer led to encouraging women across ethnic and economic barriers to overcome obstacles and change their world. Read more

Inspirational Stories

Anita Carman shares her inspiring story on how you can summon the strength and courage to find the path and fulfill God-sized dreams. Read more

Inspirational Stories

Today’s women’s ministry calls for us to train women to be equals - to welcome each other, share challenges, and change this world for Christ! Read more

Women's Ministry

One woman's journey after her mother's suicide. God’s love can bring healing and transform the brokenness left behind. Read more

Mental Health