10 Years Later: The Aftermath of Grief

I sit alone in my room. Kids are tucked into bed. Husband is downstairs watching a football game. The soft glow of light shines from my bedside lamp. Snuggled against the pillows, this place is my safe haven. A place I find rest and peace from the busyness of each...

Ding-Dong-Ditch Isn’t Just for Kids

A few weeks ago, I brought a meal to a friend whose son had gone through surgery about a week earlier. As we had a quick visit in her kitchen, she asked if I had brought a meal to our mutual friend who is battling cancer, and I told her I hadn’t been able to yet. I...

Letting Go of Worry – Beth’s Thrive Story

Guest Contributor, Beth Oslund, attended Bridging the Gap’s Thrive Conference in October. This is her Thrive story. We all have a story to tell, isn’t that truly the truth? We have all been through something at some point in our lives that has defined where we are...

An Unexpected Family

On the surface, our family looks like any other: husband and wife, four kids. We are the quintessential American family. It’s only after getting to know us that someone might come to realize what a struggle it has been to piece our family together. Infertility,...

God Sized Dreams

“We’re going to write a book.” My friend Julie stated as we walked out of a weekend spent away at a Bridging the Gap women’s conference in 2011. I look at her and smile, seeing her resolve, a sense of accord floods my heart as I nod in agreement, a hint of a smile on...

God Is The Best Drinking Buddy I Have Ever Had

I used to spend a lot of time drinking alone in bars. On a daily basis. I told myself that only sad alcoholics drink alone at home. This somehow made my addiction feel slightly less pathetic. I would sometimes rotate locations on different days of the week so as not...