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The Invisible Among Us

The Invisible Among Us

On the blog this week, I am deeply honored to introduce the honest and brave telling of a personal story. Trisha Sellers is a treasured member of the Bridgehaven Family and has been the Prevention Director for more than 15 years. Her leadership, creativity,...

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A Year with My Gyro

A Year with My Gyro

It was hot. It smelled like fried food.  Between the hum of human chatter and summer cicadas, there was a constant rhythm to the place. Bursts of laughter erupted from random groups.  Squeals from baby children and animals floated across the breeze. Cute...

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Painful Decisions

Painful Decisions

Last week, Bridgehaven staff participated in a two-day simulcast of the Global Leadership Summit. For those of you who aren’t familiar with GLS, it is a two-day conference designed to equip leader of all different kinds. They stress the importance of reminding people...

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Let’s Talk About YOU

Let’s Talk About YOU

Good morning, Lord! Thank you for this day!Please help me to….Please heal these people whom I love….Please show me…Please forgive me for…What should I do about…?What should I say to…?Okay, Lord. Enough about me. Let’s talk about You.What do YOU think of me?  OMG! And...

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Dogged with Worries

Dogged with Worries

Just about anyone who knows my husband and I knows we have a slight obsession with our dog, Piper. She’s a four-year-old Australian Shepherd who somehow missed that Aussies are supposed to be fairly shy with people and instead literally loses her mind with excitement...

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Second Chances

Second Chances

The moment she walked out of the abortion clinic she felt it. Deep within her gut, rising into her chest making her heart race at thought of what she had just experienced, heard, endured…done. Did she just do that? Did she really just swallow that pill? A pill that...

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Trusting In…

Trusting In…

Trust: reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc. of a person, or thing; confidence. (dictionary.com definition)  Trust in God has been a significant theme in my life and in the lives of those around me lately. I look at this definition of trust above...

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Life-Giving Words

Life-Giving Words

I am a newlywed to a man of God who passionately pursues the Kingdom of God. This newlywed season is exciting and a deep and wide learning process, full of vision and intentionality. As we are walking in a marriage covenant with one another and God, the power of...

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Seeds of Sorrow; Promised Harvest

Seeds of Sorrow; Promised Harvest

Psalm 126:5Those who shed tears as they plant will shout for joy when they reap the harvest.  Farming happens to be one of the more stressful occupations that people engage in in the United States. There is research that suggests it’s consistently among the top 10...

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Glorious Scars

Glorious Scars

I have scars. I bet you do too. One scar (my very first) is on my ankle. When I see it or feel it, I can vividly recall the moment it happened. My carefree little self was riding my bike to the store. The bag I was carrying slipped off my shoulder and quickly became...

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Empathy

Empathy

I love listening to podcasts, videos, presentations when people share on the topic of empathy. It’s one of those topics for me which always leaves me with solid takeaways, gentle reminders, and awe-inspiring ways I want to continue to become more empathetic towards...

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The Power of Testimony

The Power of Testimony

I’ve noticed that Holy Spirit was been highlighting the testimony of Jesus in my prayer life as I pray for others. I’m understanding more of the weight of one's testimony as it multiples faith and draws men to God: it’s the kindness of God being revealed in a personal...

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Rain on a Mown Field

Rain on a Mown Field

We are a fickle people. We want rain, we know we need rain, but we don’t want it to interfere with our picnics or weddings or days off. We want our newly planted trees and tender new gardens to grow, but we want to dine outside with friends and family (finally!) and...

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Does Every Dollar Make a Difference?

Does Every Dollar Make a Difference?

We’ve all heard it a million times. On telethons, in letters from your favorite non-profits, from the mouths of executive directors and fundraising professionals: “Donate today. Every dollar makes a difference!” Admittedly, we probably glaze over this statement...

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Mercy and Inner Renewal   

Mercy and Inner Renewal   

"Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.  So we do not focus on what is seen,...

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Ministry vs. Spiritual Intimacy

Ministry vs. Spiritual Intimacy

I listened recently to a leadership podcast taught by Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of Life.Church, a key pillar of the Global Leadership organization, and a best-selling author. His message was a stark reminder to me in regards to my own spiritual intimacy. I have...

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DREAM BIG

DREAM BIG

DREAM BIG. Several years ago, a colleague gave me a little gift with this phrase written on it. I didn’t think much of it at the time and honestly thought it was kind of an empty, cliché little quip. But I’ve recently realized I DO dream big. And, actually, I’m kind...

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The Ultimate Sacrifice 

The Ultimate Sacrifice 

I am a thorn in Your crownBut You love me anywayI am the sweat from Your browBut You love me anywayI am the nail in Your wristBut you love me anywayI am Judas’ kissBut you love me anyway  See now, I am the man who yelled out from the crowd For your blood to be soiled...

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Be Courageous

Be Courageous

The podcast I was listening to the other morning focused on the scripture verse from Joshua 1:9: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”   According...

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National Napping Day

National Napping Day

I MISSED IT! March 15 was National Napping Day! A perfect opportunity to support a cause that I am very passionate about: napping! And I didn’t even know. We traveled to Indianapolis over the weekend and not only lost an hour in the time difference, but surrendered...

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Hope

Hope

  “… we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.” Romans 5:3-4 We are now wrapping up our first quarter of the year, settling into our new space on 4250 Glass Road and...

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Meek & STRONG

Meek & STRONG

Did you know Merriam Webster has three definitions for the word “meek”? And they’re actually all quite different. The word sometimes gets a bad reputation and it is often thought of as bad to be seen as meek. My favorite definition of the word happens to be Merriam...

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The Deception of Self-Sufficiency

The Deception of Self-Sufficiency

About a month ago, my husband and I were at Earl May looking for some new indoor plants. My husband, who is from sunny coastal South Africa, really wanted a mini parlor palm. So I did some research on how to care for it - how much water it needed, light requirements,...

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Decisions & Discernment

Decisions & Discernment

Oh decisions, decisions, decisions. Have you ever thought of how many decisions we make daily? I was curious, so of course I typed it in to good ol' Google. Most of the studies that popped up right away said the average adult makes about 35,000 decisions each...

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The Harvest and Laborers

The Harvest and Laborers

"Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.'” -Matthew 9:37-38.  "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the...

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FOCUS

FOCUS

A year ago last January, my husband experienced a detached retina which required emergency surgery, face-down positioning, several months of recovery with an uncertain outcome. To the glory of God and the skilled hands of University of Iowa surgeons, he emerged with...

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Persistence & Perseverance

Persistence & Perseverance

One of the best compliments I’ve ever been given was by one of my mother’s doctors. Mom had been quite ill and recently diagnosed with a rare form of chronic blood cancer. After struggling to find a care team to address her unique needs, we switched to this doctor...

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Community: “Help Her Be Brave”

Community: “Help Her Be Brave”

At Bridgehaven, we believe community is a critical component to positive outcomes. That’s why we offer a training for churches to equip their people with the skills and knowledge to mentor and guide women and men facing unplanned pregnancy or difficult pregnancy...

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Emunah

Emunah

Faith and hope are substantial anchors right now, anchoring us in the bedrock of everlasting refuge and truth while sounds of clanging cymbals swirl around attempting to move us into sinking sand.  “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be...

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Saying the Wrong Thing

Saying the Wrong Thing

After over five years in my role as Director of Client Advocacy, I have found that one of the things I hear the most from Client Advocates in training is how nervous they are to “say the wrong thing” when they are talking with clients. They fear they won’t say enough,...

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Hope

Hope

HOPE: A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. A feeling of trust. Such a fascinating word, and an even more fascinating concept. We all have such HIGH HOPES for the coming year, HOPING that it will be better, safer, happier, less...

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For Molly

For Molly

"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9  If any year, 2020 has been the one to feel the weariness of a broken world upon our shoulders. It’s challenging to find inspiration to keep moving forward....

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A Season of Expectations 

A Season of Expectations 

It’s the time of year when the world waits expectantly. We wait for presents, we wait for festive events, we wait for family gatherings, we wait for joyous time with friends. We carefully craft our schedules to make sure we fit in all of these wonderful blessings of a...

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Finishing Well in 2020

Finishing Well in 2020

Well gang, we are getting close. We are nearing the end of 2020. We probably can’t even comprehend the amount of times we have had conversations about the very topic of 2020 and everything that came our way this year. And I know I can’t count the amount of times I...

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#thestruggleis_______

#thestruggleis_______

Complete this sentence: The struggle is ___________. Did you say “real”? I know I would have! That is, until a few weeks ago. The last few years, #thestruggleisreal has been a much-repeated maxim and hugely popular hashtag on social media. We’ve all seen it. And...

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Buried Treasures

Buried Treasures

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 A 90th birthday.A devastating diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer.An unlikely “manager” of the “bag” department.Timely prayer with a shopper.Volunteers purchasing Treasures items to donate to...

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Redemptive Transitions

Redemptive Transitions

As I searched for inspiration for this week’s blog, I was led to review some of my past blogs. I came across a blog from last year and began reading about transition and heart longings. I’m inspired because recently I have been reflecting upon personal growth and the...

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Take Heart

Take Heart

It is hard to put into words just how incredibly honored and privileged I feel to be working in the role God has called me to at Bridgehaven. The people I have met, connections and relationships which have been built, and the families and people God still has in store...

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Desire: Good or Evil? 

Desire: Good or Evil? 

We’re studying the book of Genesis this year in my Bible study group. We all know Genesis is where it all begins; it’s literally the meaning of the word. And oddly enough, I’ve had a revelation while studying Genesis.   In discussions over the fall of man and our...

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One Word

One Word

Derecho. How is it that a word I’ve never heard before can suddenly be everything to everyone around me?   Unprecedented. Again, a word I used sparingly until just this year. It seems to be used over and over, but yet doesn’t express the true depth of chaos, loss,...

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What Are You Highlighting?

What Are You Highlighting?

This has been quite the year to walk through, hasn’t it? I know it can be so discouraging, burdensome, and confusing as we each continue to face more and more challenges. All these things are very real, and there is a place for mourning and grieving the loss of...

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The Testimony of Friends

The Testimony of Friends

My two best friends greatly inspired me last weekend. I’m always inspired by their passion, but I observed a new element of their love and ability to communicate that love that captured my heart’s attention and made me desire to champion them even more. Love...

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But God

But God

Everything is broken... Trees. Roofs. Windows. Buildings. Cars. Relationships. Hearts. Dreams. Demand is high, Supply is low….and expensive. Marriages are strained. Children are insecure. People are easily triggered. For some, the loss feels unbearable. For others,...

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Rooted in God; Growing in Faith

Rooted in God; Growing in Faith

I was in a good friend’s wedding a number of years ago and received a bracelet with a charm on it as a bridesmaid gift. It is somewhat modern in styling, simplistic without great detail or definition. I easily recognize the charm represents a tree, but I’ve never been...

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Let the beauty we love be what we do

Let the beauty we love be what we do

"...Let the beauty we love be what we do." excerpt from “A Great Wagon” by Rumi In my neighborhood, I have been delighted by painted rocks that are strategically placed along the tree line of the sidewalk with messages of encouragement, or pictures, or sometimes a...

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Pure Joy

Caitlin means “pure” and Dawn means “joy”. My parents did not choose these names for me because of their denotations, but rather for their family heritage. In fact, we didn’t even know the definition of the names until I was a teenager. But ever since learning the...

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I Wish I Knew

I Wish I Knew

I wish I knew… Even if I’m not saying it out loud, my heart echoes this cry several times throughout my days. Over the past few months and weeks my soul has grown weary. I’m sure I’m speaking to the choir at this point, and so many of us are wishing and hoping for a...

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The Fear of Decision-Making

The Fear of Decision-Making

Decision-making is not my forte. Anyone who knows me well knows how challenging it can be for me to make a decision sometimes. I desire more for others around me to be happy with the final decision when it comes to where we will pick to eat, what plans we should make...

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A Thank You Card

A Thank You Card

Last week in Client Support we celebrated leadership and adaptability demonstrated in our clients. With so many adjustments in Client Support, we wanted to properly recognize those who have helped lead their classmates through the learning curve of online classes....

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Missing the Beauty Mark

Missing the Beauty Mark

“A little thing comforts us because a little thing afflicts us.”  -Pascal  I bounded out of my car and excitedly made my way to the basement of Bridgehaven. I felt like a little kid who had just been handed a gift she couldn’t wait to open. I’m a lover of beauty. I...

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In God’s Image & Likeness

In God’s Image & Likeness

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them…” -Genesis 1:27 Human dignity. Value. Worth. Life. These are a few of the words which keep coming to the forefront of my mind time and time again as I continue to reflect on recent events in...

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Break Me So I May Serve Thee

Break Me So I May Serve Thee

“In their hearts… the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9 I vowed to never do it. It didn’t interest me. I didn’t study it (I double majored in French and History, after all). It actually really confused me. I did not want a career in it. So, in 2009, fresh...

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How Do We Respond?

How Do We Respond?

“Reproach has broken my heart, so that I am in despair. I look for pity, but there was none, and for comforters but I found none.” Psalm 69:20 We are broken. Broken by sin. This shouldn’t be news to anyone and yet the response from a broken world continues to catch us...

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A Modern-Day Psalm

A Modern-Day Psalm

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6 Abba Father, I am so grateful for all of my senses that allow me to take in all of Your glorious creation. To see, with my own eyes the new life emerging in all of nature; to hear the return...

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A Higher Purpose

A Higher Purpose

I’ve been a leader now for most of my career. It’s hard to make sense of how I got here being that my journey begun with a degree in vocal performance, but that’s a story for a different day (or blog). My point is, I really didn’t strive this calling; it called me. I...

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5 Things I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Marriage

5 Things I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Marriage

This Saturday, my husband and I will celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary. (Fun fact, Chelsey - our executive director - and her husband, Don, are celebrating 15 years today!) While I’m not sure five years really qualifies me to give solid marriage advice, I have...

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The Awe of Motherhood

The Awe of Motherhood

I cannot even begin to tell you how in awe I am of mothers. Now, dads, don’t get me wrong – there are TONS of you who I am in awe of too, but as we approach Mother’s Day, I want to shine the spotlight on the mamas out there. As many of you know, I have the honor and...

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Producing Fruitfulness

Producing Fruitfulness

The book of 1 Corinthians is a letter from Paul to the church in Corinth addressing truth that stabilize us for overcoming earthly pressures, lies, and sin. Just for fun, let’s review a few points from Paul’s letter: The full structure of the Church working in love...

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Could we long for heaven?

Could we long for heaven?

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”  2 Corinthians 5:1 Like many of you, we are making the most of every opportunity to connect with each other. Twice a...

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Grace Upon Grace

Grace Upon Grace

I cried the other day. It kinda caught me off guard. It came out of nowhere after another productive day of working from home, homeschooling, and family time, all meshed together since COVID-19 changed so much for so many. Discipline, focus, and love is a combination...

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Is Jesus Really Enough?

Is Jesus Really Enough?

These last few weeks have made me realize how tightly I hold onto things. I’ve never thought of myself as particularly tied to the things of this world, but my work at Bridgehaven and how we thought this year would go changed overnight. I couldn’t celebrate my...

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When a Heart Breaks

When a Heart Breaks

“This isn’t easy, this isn’t clear…” -“When A Heart Breaks” by Ben Rector This song came on this morning when I was getting ready, and the lyrics reminded me so much of this time we are all in right now together. It’s not easy. And it’s not clear. We don’t have...

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Overcome

Overcome

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. -1 John 4:4 Definition of overcome: succeed in dealing with a problem or difficulty; defeat an opponent; prevail. No, in all these...

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The children will be okay.

The children will be okay.

But they need you to be okay, too. “Life on lockdown is hard, but it is also an exercise in humility. Our collective well-being makes our little individual wishes look a bit whimsical and small-minded.” I am 63, and according to all of the new health guidelines, my...

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Bridgehaven Response to COVID-19

Bridgehaven Response to COVID-19

We are beginning to see many business, organizations, and schools make plans responding to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) spread.  At Bridgehaven and Treasures, we are committed to staying calm, educated, and prayerful regarding our response to what is occurring. We want...

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In a World of Infodemics, Be a Berean

In a World of Infodemics, Be a Berean

Back in January, my husband and I traveled to Southeast Asia for a wedding. When we returned to Chicago O’Hare, U.S. Customs was just starting to ask travelers to disclose if they had been to Wuhan. In the days that followed, some of my husband’s co-workers implied...

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A Season to Refocus

A Season to Refocus

I have always appreciated the Lenten season as a time to refocus, reevaluate, and have deeper reflection on how I am living my life. It allows for time to gain new perspectives and reveals the ways in which I may have been putting other things before God. Lent is a...

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Lessons from Ephesus

Lessons from Ephesus

I’ve been studying and reflecting on Ephesians 4. I love learning about, exploring, and placing myself in the context and culture of Ephesus. Ephesus sounds busy and sought after: There were animals, spices, different languages, ships, fabrics, business and...

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Give Me Jesus

Give Me Jesus

“Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” James 4:14 I’ve been considering the deeper meaning of this verse over the past few days. I think that life moves so quickly - there...

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Making Time for Interruptions

Making Time for Interruptions

Those who know me well will get a chuckle out of this one, but I am a person who really doesn’t like abruptness. I like to know what to expect and what to prepare for. I know this probably sounds like quite a few of us in one way or another, especially those of us who...

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Connection

Connection

As we start 2020, we have designated a space for community and connection for all of those in the Earn While You Learn program. This community space is located in the area that held the Care Closet. We now have a fresh, inviting space for relationship building,...

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Finding Rest in the Season of Fatigue

Finding Rest in the Season of Fatigue

Is it horrible that conversational prayer, talking directly with God, communing with Him in the quiet beginnings of my day, is so difficult for me? That my best strategy for now is writing (typing) my prayers? Somehow putting words on “paper”, seeing the words leap...

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The Season of Worry

The Season of Worry

I have been struggling quite a bit with worry lately. It’s popped up in multiple ways in both my personal and professional life recently, and it has been especially prevalent as we have walked through some challenging and difficult conversations and circumstances with...

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Thankfulness and Creativity Part 2

Thankfulness and Creativity Part 2

Monday night we got together. We put our hands to wood signs, frames, and boxes. We suited up with gloves to stain and paint. We picked up our hammers and created beautiful and intricate markings on our wood. There was a creative spirit that pulled us to transform the...

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‘Twas the Night before Christmas Room

‘Twas the Night before Christmas Room

              ‘Twas the Night before Christmas Room and all through the Center Were busy preparations for the clients who would enter. The Bridgehaven volunteers had been stocking and sorting, And stacking and moving, endless boxes,...

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Grace and Gratitude

Grace and Gratitude

It’s become commonplace to see cliché sayings about thanksgiving and a grateful heart this time of year leading up to Thanksgiving celebrations. As these banners become more and more fluid in our worlds, it’s easy to brush them off, put them off for later, or we may...

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Created for Relationship

Created for Relationship

I have been reflecting a lot recently and have come to an even deeper realization of how much we need each other in this world. In my professional life, my personal life, and just witnessing the needs of those around me in our community, it is abundantly clear to me...

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Welcome, Joan!

Hello Bridgehaven community – First, I want to thank you for the many warm welcomes that I have received from staff, volunteers, board members, and supporters of Bridgehaven as I've started my new role as Development Director! I can, beyond a doubt, feel the presence...

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How’s Your Posture?

How’s Your Posture?

It is so sweet (and luxurious) to spend time in prayer each morning at Bridgehaven as we offer God the first fruits of our day. Last week I snapped this picture and thought how delighted our Heavenly Father must be when we gather together with open (sometimes digital)...

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Uncovering What is Hidden

Uncovering What is Hidden

This past weekend, we hosted our seventh Take Courage Abortion Recovery Retreat. We met seven courageous women eagerly seeking a deeper healing and truth. But two of these women weren’t sure why they were there, noting their attendance was a sheer act of obedience....

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They Matter

They Matter

Loss. Grief. Mourning. Sorrow. These are some topics that are challenging for me to talk about, to share in with others, to even think about at times. I don’t think I’m alone in this. But these are some of the most important issues to enter into with one another, no...

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Thankfulness & Creativity

Thankfulness & Creativity

I’ve set time aside to seek the Lord heartily on a matter this week. I have the honor of speaking at a local artist retreat this weekend to encourage others to explore more of their creative design. I love and seek after diversity and to see people learning about...

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Deciding Who They Are

Deciding Who They Are

I was passively listening to an interview with Demi Moore on Good Morning America this week and something I heard has been lingering in my thoughts: “...when you decide who someone is, you take away the opportunity for them to be anything else." I did a quick...

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Where is my God?

Where is my God?

My heart has been heavy lately. This year had already been marked by personal loss, and this past month I’ve watched and walked with people I love and care about as they walk through losses of their own. And it feels like these losses just keep coming, piling one on...

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Love Deeply

Love Deeply

One may take a look at this picture and glance over it. What do you see? On its surface, it’s a picture of three of my staff members one evening after a long day of learning at Care Net’s annual conference. They’re just hanging out in a hotel room, doing...

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One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

I have the privilege and honor of getting to be a listening ear and a compassionate presence for many of the clients who come through our doors every day. I have been allowed to be a part of intimate parts of their lives, and I am grateful to have their...

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#MommiesCanGraduate Too!

#MommiesCanGraduate Too!

The 2019-2020 school year has kicked off, and we again have the beautiful opportunity to provide hope and encouragement for a good future for families through a scholarship from a Kirkwood foundation. During the summer, I met with several women who are...

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Through the Storm

Through the Storm

As I write this, there is a violent storm flashing and thundering and cracking outside my window. It is before dawn, so the sky illuminates the landscape in shadows each time lightning breaks through the darkness. The boisterous thunder shakes the ground...

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In the Morning When I Rise Give Me . . . . Self or Jesus?

In the Morning When I Rise Give Me . . . . Self or Jesus?

“Long ago I came to the total assurance that God loves me, God knows where I am every second of every day, and God is bigger than any problem life’s circumstances can throw at me.”~ Charles Stanley  My hand gripped the handle of the gray door and part of...

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Bridgehaven Response to COVID-19

A Second Chance

Greetings!Many of you know we launched a new program called Abortion Pill Reversal in June. This is an awesome opportunity to give women a second chance when regretting the start of a chemical abortion.For more information on this service, please visit our...

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How Well Do You Listen?

How Well Do You Listen?

Over the past few weeks, Dawn (Director of Client Support) and I have been facilitating a client advocate and mentor training. We use curriculum called Compassion, Hope, and Help made by our national affiliate, Care Net. This training is done over the course of eight...

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He Invites Us to Take the Stairs

He Invites Us to Take the Stairs

I have been asked two questions this week that I will, in turn, ask you: Who do you believe God has created you to be? How does God see you and how do you see yourself?  My wise counselor friend had me draw a frame, and inside the frame she asked me to...

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True Freedom

True Freedom

Happy Birthday America! This day has always been a party. The cookouts, city-wide activities, and of course the beautiful firework displays. These celebrations bear fruit of the freedom we as Americans have been gifted. As I reflect on my own celebrations...

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Becoming Different

Becoming Different

Change: to make or become different. Typically, I like everything to remain as consistent and stable as possible with minimal interruptions (or change) when something works well. But I have come to see in these past couple months some up close examples of how not all...

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Through the Muddy Waters

Through the Muddy Waters

“I’m convinced You can do anything and everything.Nothing and no one can upset Your plans.You asked, ‘Who is muddying the water, ignorantly confusing the issues, second- guessing My purposes?’I admit it. I was the one.I babbled on about things beyond me,...

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God’s Not a Policeman

God’s Not a Policeman

I was up early and feeling very pleased with myself that I didn’t hit the snooze button even once. I had time to sit and have coffee and devotion time with the Lord. And then I did other responsible things, too: I emptied the dishwasher and packed my...

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See You Later

See You Later

It’s not goodbye; it is see you later. My sister taught me that. Her husband serves in the Air Force so they move frequently and it is hard. To make it easier, they never say goodbye. See you later is much more casual, and the implication is there is a...

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The Gift of Intentionality

The Gift of Intentionality

You know that feeling? When you are sitting across from someone (a family member, close friend, even someone you met recently) having a conversation together, and you are overcome with a sense of belonging, a sense of purpose because you are reminded that...

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Through the Doors

Through the Doors

Fear paved my way to Bridgehaven. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true. The first time I walked through these doors, I was just plain scared. I was 17 weeks pregnant and across the country from everything and everyone familiar.   At first, I came here...

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Seeking Abundant Life

Seeking Abundant Life

Bridgehaven is often synonymous with pregnant ladies and babies. Don’t get me wrong….we love both around here. There is nothing better than equipping women to be moms or snuggling newborn babies, but our purpose is so much bigger. The mission of Bridgehaven is to...

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4250 Glass Road NE, Suite 100
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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HOURS:

MONDAY: 10AM-5PM
TUESDAY: 10AM-5PM
WEDNESDAY: 10AM-5PM
THURSDAY: 10AM-7PM
FRIDAY: 10AM-4PM
Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

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