The CAFO Blog

27-Letter Words and Making Big Problems Smaller

When I was a kid I had a fascination with big words.   In order to find the biggest words, you sometimes have to look in strange places.  I eventually discovered that the shampoo bottle was a great source of big words. In fact, most shampoo brands had an ingredient that was particularly noteworthy:  methylchloroisothiazolinone which, […]


My Life Will Be Different: Hope’s Place in Foster Care

The beginning of a new year inherently brings with it a sense of hope.  Hope for better habits, hope for new opportunities and the hope that is always woven into any kind of new beginning.  At its core, hope is the feeling that what we want can, in fact, come to pass. Chardonnay Rosa describes […]


A Christmas Poem

The Christian faith insists that deepest hurt and highest good are bound together. It’s not only that the sweet and sorrowful frequently arrive side-by-side.  It’s also that, in our fallen world, they are most often intertwined, drawing their very life from one another.  Yes, in heaven good will come unalloyed.  But here, character springs from […]


Learning and Leading: An Interview With Kari Stewart

I recently had the opportunity to ask my friend Kari Stewart a few questions about ministry and leadership. Kari is the Missions Director at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, CO (a Champion level member church with CAFO) and the Director of the Northern Colorado Christian Alliance for Orphans. She serves families in Fort Collins and […]