We updated There's Life to use the glitch fork of Mastodon. It includes a few improvements and additional features that should improve the experience.
The aforementioned administrators are now working on a fork of Mastodon that implements a new "neighborhoods" feature.
The neighborhoods feature will provide that middle ground. You add a few other instances to your "neighborhood" and they appear in a "Neighborhood Timeline" (possibly replacing the Federated Timeline). That is our first priority.
In the future, we will also add neighborhood-only posting, etc.
Could be useful feature. Could have more than one circle or hood per account and could use list of users from across instances sharing a feature theme topic geography etc.
Cost might be polarization andor echo chambers but we could initially assume less than dumb users will avoid using it wrongly.
A family-friendly social network (Mastodon instance) devoted to the new life found in Christ.