Some Musings on Being a Foster Parent

(Please note - This was originally written to be publisheded elsewhere during Foster Care Appreciation Month, aka May. Unfortunately, outside events occured that led me away from submitting it and instead publish it here.) On a late Saturday night in April, 2022, a car pulled up to the curb in front of a small, dingy … Continue reading Some Musings on Being a Foster Parent

Massacre of the Innocents

Massacre of the Innocents, Guido Reni A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings – Nadine Gordimer The bombing of a maternity hospital. The shelling of a theater where hundreds of terrified citizens, including infants and children, took shelter. A city and country under siege. The news is horrible. Everything is horrible. … Continue reading Massacre of the Innocents

Wars and Rumors of Wars

It was Sunday morning, Feb. 27, and I was getting ready to deliver my final sermon at church. Shortly after 9 am I received a push notification that Vladimir Putin, just days after invading Ukraine, elevated Russia’s nuclear forces to “special combat readiness.” This is Russia’s highest level of alert. It was a surreal moment … Continue reading Wars and Rumors of Wars