Encouragement for Stepmoms (Don’t Worry)

  Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22 Remember the song Don't Worry Be Happy? So much easier said than done. Especially when it comes to our kids. We worry about everything from are they brushing their teeth to are they getting peer pressure to drink or do drugs. As a stepmom we might also be worrying about what's going on at the other parents house. Is the kid doing his homework, is he watching to much tv, is … [Read more...]

Allowing God to Direct Me

The other night I had a dream about T. He was literally calling out to us for help but we could do nothing because of something to do with his mom. I'm sure this is just me worrying but I also wonder if this is an unconscious need of his and not just mine? If that is the case, how do we help him? Immediately after I woke up I journaled a prayer to God and this verse came to me... Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV) 4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. 5 Guide me in your truth and teach … [Read more...]

Seek God First and Ask

  For now we see indistinctly as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 It's comforting to realize that it's ok that I can't comprehend everything here on earth but one day I will see my Lord face to face and will understand completely just as He already knows me fully and completely.   There's nothing about you or me that God doesn't already know. The choices you and I make - good or bad - … [Read more...]

Rerun Tuesday: Seven Ways to Pray for your Stepkid

From the archives: Seven Ways to Pray for your Stepkid Ever feel stumped when you are wanting to pray for your stepkid? Here are seven ideas that stepmoms can use to pray for their kids. (Since I have a stepSON, I’m going to use “stepson” and “he” in these prayers but you can easily switch that if you have a stepdaughter.) 1. Pray for his salvation. Father God, I pray that my stepson asks Jesus into his heart. I pray that he is on fire for you Lord and that he will have a close and growing … [Read more...]

Seven Ways to Pray for your Stepkid

Ever feel stumped when you are wanting to pray for your stepkid? Here are seven ideas that stepmoms can use to pray for their kids. (Since I have a stepSON, I'm going to use "stepson" and "he" in these prayers but you can easily switch that if you have a stepdaughter.) 1. Pray for his salvation. Father God, I pray that my stepson asks Jesus into his heart. I pray that he is on fire for you Lord and that he will have a close and growing relationship with You. I pray that he keeps asking, keeps … [Read more...]

Power of Prayer

I've been struggling with worry and fear these past few days. As I write this I'm not sure how much to share but I feel it in my heart that I need to share. Does that make sense? I think someone can benefit from what I've learned. I'm worried about some things, some decisions T's mom has been making. Ugh. This is what I'm not sure how much to say about. Does it matter what she did or is planning to do? Not really. Just know I worry about how her plans and actions will impact T. And it's … [Read more...]