Spotlight Church: Mosaic

For many years, Mosaic Church has been a leader in loving vulnerable kids and encouraging those who are Christ-followers, to obey the scriptural mandate in James 1:27. Led by Pastor Renaut van der Riet, he regularly shares in his messages personal victories and struggles out

Who is that masked lady?

Trude Trudell is known in her neighborhood as “the mask lady.”She didn’t intend to make hundreds of masks when she first stitched one for herself. But she had extra fabric and many fellow seniors in her neighborhood who suddenly needed the protection from coronavirus. “I

Not MY Normal, But YOUR Normal.

If there is a normal way to come into fostering, Jennifer and Kevin were the poster parents of “normal.”  Five years ago, they were a young family with three kids trying to do a little good in the world of suffering.  They were driving one

Spotlight Church: Genesis Church

Some churches turn inward in a time like this, trying to figure out how to operate in new ways and are worried about starting something new. Genesis Church is not that church. Led by lead pastor Tim Grandstaff, Genesis stepped into this space, not just

FOSTERING FOUR WHILE ON THE FRONT LINES

If you are wondering how a single woman with a nursing job can handle 4 foster kids ranging from 3 to 7 years old, during COVID19, you have to look at her past and the people now walking alongside her in this journey.   There is an old

REMEMBERING A GOD WHO WORKS BEST IN SHORTAGES

Mark 8:17-18 (NIV) Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? … And don’t you remember?  When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?” We

TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A NEEDY FOSTER MOM

It was a “perfect storm”. I got the flu, my husband was on a business trip; my “go to” friends were busy and my care team leader was in the process of an unexpected adoption.  I thought I could push through, but the fever would not