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

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