Happy Reading

One of my greatest joys in ministry is connecting women with resources that have made an impact on my own walk as a wife, mother, and daughter of God.  I believe there is great value in keeping yourself “fed” spiritually, and gaining fresh perspective from authors that have walked through similar seasons.  These are some of my hand-picked favorites.

The Word

I don’t know about you, but I find it very easy to get caught up in the busyness of work, school, family, even church – and barely find time to read anything, let alone the Bible!  I am reminded of the passage in Luke 10:38-40, where Mary sat at the feet of Jesus while Martha prepared dinner.  Like many stepmoms, I identify with the task-oriented Martha…so how do we find time to immerse myself in the Word?  Here are some great options for stepmommas on the go!

  • Bible Gateway. This website (with complimentary mobile app) is owned by Bible publisher Zondervan and free to use.  The website offers devotionals and reading plans in many different translations to help you get started spending daily time in the Word.
  • YouVersion. Check out this app that reads the Bible to you, and makes it easy to compare versions, make notes and even access a lot of the content offline.  They also offer a kid-friendly app that reads the major Bible stories with interactive animations.
  • Word of Promise.  This dramatized audio recording of the Bible is available via CD and download, and features hundreds of actors that bring God’s Word to life!  My sweet mama bought me the CDs after listening to them herself – it’s a really neat way to walk through the Bible stories on your commute or exchanging the stepkiddos.

Stepmoms

Step & Blended Families

For Kids in Blended Families

Divorce & Remarriage

Calling & Identity

Marriage

Parenting

Prayer