The Heart of a Wicked Stepmom


Sometimes I think I must have the heart of a wicked stepmom.  Maybe the fairy tales are true.  Or maybe I’m a sinful human being (just like everyone else) and I need a heart adjustment from time to time.   Maybe sometimes the stress isn’t about the ex or the kids or my husband or the visitation schedule or a lawyer bill or (insert blended family stressor here).  Maybe sometimes it’s a matter of my heart. I remember when my stepkids were young and my husband would talk with them about their hearts and sometimes the need for an attitude adjustment and a heart adjustment.  It was amazing for me to watch him speak to them about God’s word and then witness the transformation in the kids.  Ok sometimes it involved standing in the corner or taking the cell phone away.  But still.

Today I reflect on Psalm 51 v 3-4, 10:  “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.  Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight..Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

Today I am thankful for my husband who continually speaks God’s truths to me just when I need it and for God who continually forgives me and renews me.

What are you thankful for today?


5 thoughts on “The Heart of a Wicked Stepmom

  1. Rachel

    Wonderful words of insight and encouragement. Remembering that change begins in our own hearts is so difficult! Thanks for the scriptural reminder that we all fall short and must actively strive to change our hearts.

  2. Karen Ockenholt

    I think this is a great idea. I am sure that you are a wonderful step mother. You have always had the children’s best interest at heart and you have always wanted to be the best you can be for them. They are so lucky to have you!

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