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Let’s get started

Ok here’s my idea. I want to start a movement. 

Everything big has to start small, so here’s the first step. 

I hereby declare Friday, September 30, 2016 to be the first annual Kill No One On Purpose Today celebration. 

I pick that day because it happens to be my birthday. I’m asking all my friends to participate as your present to me. 

My personal pledge: to the best of my ability, I will make every effort not to cause another human being’s death on that day. 

To join this movement is easy. Make the same promise. 

If you work in law enforcement, make the promise. 

If you carry a weapon, make the promise. 

If you drive a vehicle, do so with care keeping in mind the promise. 

If you work in healthcare, take extra care of your patients that day. 

Governors can refrain from authorizing executions on that day. 

Get family members to sign up. Avoid domestic violence on that day. 

Put the word on the street. Peer pressure can be a positive tool. 

Governments can implement a unilateral ceasefire, for a day. 

Don’t have that abortion, that day. 

Hey, mr. Terrorist: go get some ice cream or something. (And by the way, what are you doing on my friends list?)

All I’m asking is for people to sign up, and make a personal pledge. Maybe someone won’t. Don’t be that person. 

And just maybe, if we really get a movement, there will be less violence in the world, for a day. 

And if we can do it for a day….

Going to Africa 

I have been quietly planning a trip to Africa. The plan is in place, the airline tickets purchased, and today I received my passport back from the embassy with a visa for the destination country. I will spend some time there with some families I have become acquainted with; visit some churches and at least one school; and do some considerable amount of sightseeing. It’s probably inevitable that some pressing needs will come to my attention. No doubt my appetite for such things will be whetted and I will want to do more visits in the future. I expect to come away with ministry ideas. 

If you want to help me on this adventure, including giving me the capacity to respond appropriately to immediate needs (or to upgrade my accommodations; see full disclaimer under Support) you can do so directly at and of course I will be thankful. 

Verse of the Month — November 2009


O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 118:1