Blended Not Shaken Ministries and Publications

Christian step/single parent and blended families ministry.

Mindfulness vs Renewal

Debunking the wellbeing phenomenon Mindfulness or Wellbeing are two words that are being brandied around so much nowadays, I thought it was time to write a blog post about it. There is SO much out there and I don’t wish to write more of the same, but I think it is important that Christians have […]

Happy vs Holy

“Happy are the people who are in such a state; Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 144:15 We are constantly hearing phrases like, ‘Do what makes you happy’, ‘God just wants you to be happy’, ‘As long as you are happy, that’s all that matters’ and so on. But I don’t […]

My will vs His

Thoughts on doing God’s will Doing God’s will, God’s way can be a battle for many Christians. Personally speaking, I struggle at times to do His will in a way that glorifies Him and totally surrender my will in delightful acceptance. See the blog post: Duty Vs Delight Duty vs Delight – Blended Not Shaken […]

Settler vs Pilgrim

Thoughts on being a pilgrim in attitude and action. “All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance and having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a […]

Let’s take a closer look at…SING A SONG TO SINGLE MUMS

SING A SONG TO SINGLE MUMS is a sweet rhyming book paying tribute to single mothers everywhere by encouraging their parenting with scripture which affirms that God sees and hears them, He has a plan and they are never forgotten. This book is dedicated to all the single mums that were a part of the […]

Let’s take a closer look at…ONE STEP AT A TIME

One Step At A Time– a step family journal is a collection of stories in a graphic novel format written for step families. Each chapter is dedicated to one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. There is a true story in each chapter, written from either mine (the step mum) or Tyson’s (my step […]

Let’s take a closer look at… MY FAMILY BUSH

This book is a lot of fun! I think it makes you smile when reading it. Based on our own blended family story and our youngest child, Nathaniel’s life in particular, MY FAMILY BUSH helps to bring meaning to the concepts of ‘full’, ‘half’ and ‘step’ as they apply to blended family relationships whilst highlighting […]

Let’s take a closer look at… CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE

Like My Two Houses, Caught in the Middle was written as a response to what my daughter, Felicity was saying as a result of having divorced parents at a young age. Although the book was originally intended for 8-12 year olds, children of all ages have come to appreciate the book’s contents and gain help […]

Let’s take a closer look at… MY TWO HOUSES

My Two Houses is the first book I wrote for the children of Christian families affected by divorce. It is, in essence, my son, Jeremiah’s story. When he was three and four, I began to write in a journal the things that he would tell me about his struggles with having separated parents, of the […]

When your plans change

No one sets out in life to become a single parent if their desire was to marry, have children and grow a healthy and happy family. When a Christian finds themselves a single parent after a marriage breakdown, navigating your new ‘normal’ takes a lot of adjustment. True Christians who become single parents desire to […]