A Single Mom’s Experience at the Retreat

For years, Jaime’s friend had been encouraging her to attend Bridging the Gap’s Single Moms Retreat. But until last year, the timing just didn’t work out. When it came time to register for the 2017 retreat, she knew it was time, and God worked out all the details so...

My Imperfect Hospitality

When I was a little girl, I remember my mom having the neighbors over for coffee on a somewhat regular basis. I always loved to sneak in and listen to them talk about what was going on in the neighborhood. Of course, my mom only tolerated my invasion for a short...

A Day of Rest

You know how sometimes you find yourself just dragging through the day? And then the day turns into days and you wish you could just WAKE UP! Well, that’s how I was feeling last week and I decided it was time to put an end to it. In the past, there have been times...

Overcoming Fear

“She’s fearless,” we overhear someone say about another person, usually after the woman has done something crazy like walk on a tightrope over Niagara Falls. And yes, there are a few people in history who have been seemingly fearless in their attempts to accomplish...

It’s All About the Food!

When I think back to Christmases from my childhood, lots of memories come to mind: the Advent Calendar (complete with gifts) that my grandma would send every year, decorating the tree, sorting (and counting) our presents with my brothers on almost a daily basis,...