Why Become a Foster Parent?

We didn't realize it at the time, but when my husband and I began to consider foster parenting, we may have had a slight "savior complex" going on. Ahem. We knew there would be sacrifices involved. But we counted them worthwhile as we anticipated swooping into places where children were being severely abused and callously neglected, scooping them up into our arms and … [Read more...]

Supporting the Body of Christ

Chain of Support? Or Weakest Link? | Satisfaction Through Christ

We as Christians are brothers and sisters in Christ.  We are the body!  As long as we are here on this earth, we will all have different opinions, feel, think, see, do and believe differently.  The trouble is, how do we handle those differences?  Do we lash out in anger or hatred “all in the name of the Lord?” or do we speak with compassion? We can express our different … [Read more...]

So, You Want to Serve?

Karina talks about the desire to serve in the Kingdom of God | Satisfaction Through Christ

When it comes to serving and ministry, there are so many misconceptions about the needs of people and how to meet those needs. Often, the needs themselves can outweigh the help that is being offered to meet them.  I know that when I look at the needs of the world and even my community, it's overwhelming.  Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of … [Read more...]

Being Loved Well

So, I have this friend. Her name is Christy and we have been friends for about 15 years. Our friendship is not and has never been one where we see each other every day or talk to each other every day. She has lived in many different states over the past several years so our time together has been more about quality than quantity. Although she has been a tremendous influence … [Read more...]

How’s Your Serve?

Serving is something that is very much the heartbeat of my church and has made its home deep in my heart. Our church was founded on the belief that we aren't simply to teach the gospel, we are to live it out, act it out, serve it out - in our community, world wide, and YES! online! So much about leadership is caught rather than taught. We are blessed to have many … [Read more...]