The Joyful Stepmom
Posted on June 16th, 2018

Happy Father's Day! 
You are loved and appreciated. We know your sacrifice and continue to pray as you lead your family. 

Emily
Founder of The Joyful Stepmom 

Posted on June 1st, 2018

​We are so excited The Joyful Stepmom has been added to the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid! We have joined the ranks of writers like Sally Clarkson, Bible Love Notes, and The M.O.M. Initiative. It's a thrill to join the Blogger Grid with other writers professing faith through the written word. 

Throughout the year, we will highlight a few features of Bible Gateway that can enhance our study and quiet time. 

In a culture where we can "Google" or ask a speaker named "Alexa" in our home to get the answer to any question, how can we get the Bible at our finger tips? 

I love my Bible, feeling the pages and weight of it in my hands. But do you ever think, "What was that verse? I can only remember part of it." The Bible Gateway search tool is great for this. Type in what you can remember of a verse and voila! 

I also appreciate that we can use the search as a context feature. We can look up a common verse that we have memorized and is familiar to us. But do you the context of the chapter surrounding that verse? Bible Gateway will show you the surrounding verses and full chapter. It's a great tool to improve your knowledge of the Bible. 

Posted on May 2nd, 2018

The Joyful Stepmom and The Called Stepmom wish you a Happy Mother's Day! We understand this holiday is a mix of emotions. Together, we wanted to give you a little gift. These images are meant to print and share. Spread the love as we encourage each other this Mother's Day. 


Posted on April 8th, 2018

​We are in the process of moving. You'll probably hear more about it because it's taking over my life   Mr. Jordan and I are in the process of buying an older home that needs a little love.

We've had contractors, electricians, all kinds of people look at the home and tell us what it will need. But each time, at the end of the visit, the men will say, "It needs some care and maintenance but this home is well built. It's solid."

I can't help but relate that to our faith. It take maintenance! It takes care and keeping to stay close to the Lord. We have to work at it with bible study, prayer. A deep and fruitful relationship doesn't just happen. But if we build it with solid materials, even when we get a little lazy in our care- the foundation is solid.

Find your Bible. Memorize verses. Don't know how to pray? Just start with "Hey God, it's me." A little care and keeping goes a long way to keeping that foundation solid.
Photo from IF Equip

Posted on March 16th, 2018

I had a great time chatting with Restored and Remarried! Thank you GIl and Brenda Stuart for inviting me to the weekly Podcast. 

Click the link here or picture below to hear us talk about marriage, encourage Dads, hope for stepmoms and of course The Joyful Stepmom!