I married into the beautiful name of Grace 24 years ago with my husband Randy. Our “his, hers, and ours” family includes five children, ages 18-34. We’ve navigated bumpy roads and thorny circumstances as part of our stepfamily journey. But we’ve experienced God’s grace that offers second chances, hope for harmony, and new tomorrows.
I’ve recently joined Family Life Blended, a ministry of FamilyLife, to pursue God’s calling and continue my ministry with blended families. Check out our events, podcasts, and other ministry help at FamilyLife Blended.
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Stepparenting with Grace offers a soothing salve and a holy nudge of daily encouragement for anyone navigating the unique dynamics of a blended family.
These devotions provide companionship, encouragement, understanding, and biblical insights from a veteran stepmom. This trusted resource will help you gain strength, wisdom, and comfort as you navigate the rocky terrain of creating a blended family.
“[Gayla] has done the hard work and is here to help those in the stepfamily trenches.” ~Amazon Reviewer
“The author speaks from her experience with her own blended family, and she walks alongside stepparents with understanding and wisdom. ” ~Amazon Reviewer
The Last Lecture "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." Professor Randy Pausch spoke these words in The Last Lecture, a talk he gave at Carnegie Mellon University. He had just learned his pancreatic cancer, diagnosed a year prior, was terminal. Pausch didn't ask for pity or talk about his challenges. Instead, he...