Category Archives: Activism

A safe space for all those with heavy hearts …..

Those were the words inviting us to a Prayer Vigil for Orlando at our neighborhood church, South Euclid United Church of Christ.  It was a quiet and reflective time to be together in our shock and grief and outrage over … Continue reading

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About to be in a new place …

Work in the gun violence movement can be a series of starts and stops. Times of exciting momentum and stretches of what can seem like standing still.    GVP activists often say that this is a marathon, not a sprint.  … Continue reading

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Stolen Years. Part 2

By my own rough estimate, our country lost at least 350 years of life in an hour last Thursday. What their families lost is incalculable. Continue reading

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On any given day …. making a difference

Sometimes God shows up. Sometimes we’re in the right place at the right time with the right message. Sometimes we can make a difference. Continue reading

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Stolen Years …

Any one of those young adults could have been my child. Or your child. At what age do they stop being our children?

I’ve had enough. Have you? Continue reading

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Guns in Churches … here’s why it’s a bad idea

[The following was submitted to present at the Committee Hearing for HB 48 — Ohio’s version of  “Guns Everywhere” bill on June 10, 2015] Chairman Maag and Members of the State Government Committee: Church has been a part of my … Continue reading

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Were you there?

None of us were there. We only know the ancient story from those who were. If we had been, we would not have kept his death from happening. What I trust is this. God was there. My God. Our God. Our God who knows what it’s like to lose a son. Continue reading

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