Summer is a State of Heart
June 4th, 2019
I wrote this piece for a past Better Than Blended newsletter. Check out their website for great blended family resources!Summer! It should make us think of sunshine, lazy days, the ice cream truck and...  Read More
by Emily Jordan
Stay Planted
April 30th, 2019
I know it's hard, Sister. I know the days are rough and the nights are full of staring at the ceiling with worry. I've had seasons where things are ok...and I hold my breathe for that next shoe to fal...  Read More
by Emily Jordan
Boundaries: Drawing the Lot Lines
April 2nd, 2019
Yesterday we had a survey done of the yard. Two men came out to the house on a blustery, cold day and took the measurements. They stuck little pink flags at the corners of the lot. The pink flags let ...  Read More
by Emily Jordan
Reading the Bible Out Loud
March 9th, 2019
Picture it's your first time coming to small group at church. You picked a comfy chair, they leader has gone around the room to introduce everyone. And now we're digging into the material. The book st...  Read More
by Emily Jordan
Marked Moments
March 1st, 2019
In The Joyful Stepmom Facebook group we like to do Bible studies together. Right now, we are not formally going through a book. But so many of us are reading  "It's Not Supposed to be This Way" by Lys...  Read More
by Emily Jordan
Crash Course: Lock down your Profile
February 14th, 2019
I am by no means a tech savvy, social media guru. But I know enough to find my way around, click here and there to figure a few things out. I'm sure you feel very secure right now. Ha!We have had a nu...  Read More
by Emily Jordan
Bible Gateway: Topical Search
January 16th, 2019
As part of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid, throughout the year we will highlight features from the site to enhance your Bible Study.Today I wanted to focus on Topical Bible Study. A topical study focu...  Read More
by Emily Jordan
Straight Ahead
January 8th, 2019
We are all familiar with safe driving messages. We hear it often! Don't text and drive, keep your eyes on the road. And I know we all agree it is a good and life saving message! Eyes up!  Did you know...  Read More
by Emily Jordan
Dear New Stepmoms
November 12th, 2018
​Dear New Stepmoms, You are on my  heart this morning. You made it through the start of the school year!  And the holidays are fast approaching. We want the best at this time of year. We knock oursel...  Read More
by Emily Jordan
Let it go
September 24th, 2018
​We often say, "You just have to let it go!" or "You need to give that to God." But how?!? How do you do that? How do hand something over to Jesus?If you are like me, you are up in the night worrying ...  Read More
by Emily Jordan
The Privilege of a Stepparent
September 17th, 2018
I'm a reader. When there is something I do not know, I reach for books so I can learn to fix it, do it, make it, etc. My stepmom journey is no different. When I became stepmom to a five year old littl...  Read More
by Emily Jordan
Bible Gateway for Anxiety
September 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 th...  Read More
by Emily Jordan