Tag Archives: Activism

Tears and lamenting. Laughter and celebration. All while wearing orange …

Early in the week when we were nervously checking the weather for God Before Guns’ 4th annual Walk & Rally, there was a 100% chance of rain for the duration of the event.  By Friday, there was not a cloud … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Black Lives Matter, Children, Ending Gun Violence, gun safety, gun violence, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Activism, Ending Gun Violence, God Before Guns, Grief, gun safety, gun violence, LGBT, LGBTQ, Moms Demand Action, open carry guns, Racism | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Remembering Hurricane Katrina …

I’d never been so dirty and I’ve not been that tired since. Even an air mattress with a slow
leak and the sounds of 15 people snoring throughout the church could not have kept me awake. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Activism, Ending Gun Violence, God Before Guns, Grief, Loss of Child | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

On any given day (a continuing series) …

I cannot believe that God intends for us to be so afraid of each other – especially those-ce846ccc6cef2630 who do not look like us – that we must be armed at all times. What kind of gun would Jesus carry? He wouldn’t. This kind of talk is not Jesus talk.

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

On any given day …

On any given day …
The US firearm homicide rate is 20 times higher than the combined rates of 22 developed nations that are our peers in wealth and population.
There could be a school shooting. Somewhere. There have been over 100 since Sandy Hook 21/2 years ago. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I will make a difference …

We cannot smile and applaud them on Saturday only to go home and ignore this issue until this time next year. We cannot unhear the names of these children who have died. We cannot close our eyes without seeing these brave young people whose shaking hands held the microphone. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment