Speak Up: Voices for Foster Care Reform® provides a microphone for children in foster care to be heard. Last year, thousands of people across South Carolina joined together as one voice to encourage the legislature to hear and respond to the needs of children in foster...

Being a good neighbor isn’t as easy as it sounds. I’m often tempted to think it means making sure your dog doesn’t poop in other people’s yards and waving to your neighbors when you’re both outside. Unfortunately, many of us go for years without even...

Many of you may be aware of our partnership with Miracle Hill but might not know all the facets of the ministry. Although they are largely connected with the fostering and adopting of at-risk children, Miracle Hill also provides food, shelter for homeless adults, and...

Over 150 individuals from Grace Church gathered to “meet Jump Start” last Thursday evening. Members of the Jump Start staff shared their experiences with the ministry; many of the current staff are Jump Start graduates themselves, and almost all of them have spent time in...

While there, I was abused mentally, physically, sexually, and emotionally. Anything they could do to me was done. I was told several times that I deserved what was being done to me. It was during this time that I started to get angry with God....

I don’t know what all the answers are, but I know the church can help bridge that gap, and in the process, make a big difference. I know Hebrews 13:3 says, “Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself.”...

Adoption is a beautiful, messy, scary thing, sometimes unpredictable, but always worth it. ...

At dinner, our family spent a good 30 minutes or more sharing memories of all our friends and favorite moments from our season in Allendale. I think about Allendale a lot, I get happy talking with others about it. I love when others visit our...

For as long as I have understood what adoption was, I have known it to be a beautiful thing. I had a family friend who was adopted and her parents always talked about it openly, about how they waited for her and felt so grateful...

In hard-hit North Carolina, swollen rivers are at last receding. As residents return to communities that were underwater for days, the Red Cross is delivering meals, snacks and relief supplies, including cleanup kits to help families muck out flood-ravaged homes....

Life is a funny thing. It passes slowly and yet quickly. The longer we live it, the more sure we become that our time is passing and fleeting. We long to live lives filled with meaning, but then we find ourselves filling our day-to-day with...

Over the next several days, up to 12,000 evacuees from the lower part of South Carolina are expected to travel upstate. We desire to steward our resources in a meaningful way as a proactive response to this potential need....

In my early 30’s all of these thoughts occurred on a regular basis about work. They were lies, excuses, a means to justify an escape, an unmasked a deep desire to be known. Regardless, they were all a distraction from the “Who.” I mistakenly believed...

Since I was young I’ve heard the joke about stay-at-home moms sitting on the couch, watching Soaps and eating bonbons all day. I just Googled it and received over 17,000 results, so apparently the saying is still floating around. And even though I never saw...

Many women come to us thinking that we are the women's clinic next door,” says Michele Reeves. Nervous, confused, and emotional, women from all walks of life come in thinking that abortion is the only option. There are three women’s clinics offering abortions in our...

I very much wanted a family, but I really always saw myself as a working mom. I even rolled my eyes a little at college friends who would be studying their bums off for finals, knowing that their ultimate goal was just to raise babies....

  When we think about our work we typically think of our vocation (job) and the required activity it takes to complete its mission-a lawyer doing litigation work, a server serving tables, a homemaker managing the household, a project leader coordinating a project team...

Could a VBS held at an apartment complex be successful?   Originally, I thought popsicles and free food would be the ultimate selling points, but the kids really seemed to be coming for something else. The children were experiencing true joy through having a group of twelve...

If you were to venture into our backyard on any given day, most likely a kid or two would wiz past riding a bike. Trails are formed all over our yard. Our landscaping (if you can call it that) is made up of jumps of...

I came into my CE internship at Grace this summer with a lot of “firsts”. Just one month before we departed for Allendale, I had boarded my first plane for a three week trip to Israel. Two days after I returned, I was hard at...

Take the Good News- to the ends of the earth. This was Jesus' command to his followers as He left the earth. And this is the responsibility of the people of God today. Tuesday evening, we had the opportunity to join in a conversation with German church...

“Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”  -Isaiah 40:30-31   Whenever I think...

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  You may already know that Mill Village Farms develops local youth (ages 14-18) with weekly classes and mentoring. And you probably know that we provide paid job internships for dozens of these teenagers. In 2015 alone, we provided 35 job opportunities for teenagers -- among...