Overcoming the Odds with God’s Redeeming Power

“Deb was all about overcoming odds. She didn’t judge a person, a situation, or even a place by what they were, but by what they could become with God’s grace and mercy.” Beautiful words I read about my friend, Deb, shortly after she passed away. Deb had overcome her own odds of pushing past dyslexia and earning a doctorate degree. She was...

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Overcoming the Odds with God's Redeeming Power

Promising Hope for Disappointing and Sorrowful Times

Happy New Year! How were your holidays? Stepfamily holidays can include angst, confusion, and disappointment. If that was your situation, I hope you'll allow God to redeem and restore you as we begin a new year. I shared a story in Stepparenting With Grace about a particularly hard holiday season for a fellow writer friend, Carla McClafferty....

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Promising Hope for Disappointing and Sorrowful Times

The Power of Boundaries in Stepfamily Holidays

Let's be honest. Stepfamily holidays can present awkward situations and uncomfortable exchanges with people we might not see (or even care to see) regularly. A friend of mine was complaining recently about a common stepmom issue. "I don't want to face my husband's ex at the school Christmas party," said my friend, Elisa. "And my stepdaughter...

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Power of Boundaries in Stepfamily Holidays Gayla Grace

Trust God to Bring Good from Your Suffering

Whatever you face on your stepfamily road—God has the answer. Do you struggle with a mentally unstable child? A spouse who doesn't support your role as a stepparent? Maybe you can't get past the outsider feeling in your home. When suffering prevails, we're quick to call a friend, meet a stepparent for lunch, or even consult with a pastor...

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Trust God to Bring Good from Your Suffering

Gayla Grace

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