Choose joy!

These two words were part of the theme for the first Bridging the Gap women’s conference I attended several years ago, and became an impactful part of my life afterward that I still remember today. Since then, I have attended numerous spring conferences that have comforted me when I grieved, challenged me in my faith, and encouraged me to dream big.

Beyond the conference, I have found these weekends away have become a tradition as a wonderful time away with friends. We stay together in a nearby hotel, get dinner together, and stay up late into the night talking, crying, and laughing. I always go home refreshed and revitalized.


I have been blessed each year by speakers who shared honestly and artists who worshipped extravagantly. Each year has offered different themes and messages, leadership trainings and resources.


I am always so encouraged as we gather together women of all ages and stages of life, representing many different churches from all across the state, with one purpose in mind: to celebrate Jesus. Who he is, what he has done and what he is going to do!


This year will be no exception, especially with this year’s “Adamant Faith” theme. The Thrive Conference has become an annual tradition and I would encourage anyone to go; you’ll definitely be blessed. For more information, go here.