Category Archives: Ending Gun Violence

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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When I’m 64 …

I thank God for my life to this point. For what I imagined that came true and grace for what did not. For all the unexpected twists and turns, turmoils and triumphs. I thank God for being with me every step of the way … 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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All I Really Want is …. Joy

[excerpts from a sermon preached at Disciples Christian Church on Sunday, Dec. 14 on the 2nd anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings and the Third Sunday in Advent when we traditionally light the Joy candle.  The text is from the … Continue reading

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Every day matters to families in Ohio affected by gun violence …

Every day matters to the families of Ohio affected by gun violence. Continue reading

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