Killing Killers forbidden by Jesus

So someone has killed abortion provider Dr. Tiller in Kansas.
He was at his Lutheran Church.
We can at this point only presume this was done by someone so opposed to abortion that they are using a"just war" theory to kill.
No matter where you are on the spectrum (and it is a spectrum, not a binary choice), if you claim to be a follower of Christ, this is deplorable.

And it is expressly forbidden by Jesus in the Gospels.

In the Garden of Gethsemane, the Roman soldiers have come for Jesus. Everyone know that they are killers of the innocent and that it is Jesus' death that they come with.

Peter pulls out his sword.

Jesus tells him to put it away.

He specifically forbids him to use violence to further his cause.

What part of that is equivocal?



HA - I needed this!

Getting ready to copy edit the book - ugh




The results are unanimous!
(which is pretty easy when I am the sole judge)

Everyone who entered WINS!!!!!!
send me a mailing address at
and expect a book by Mid-summer's Eve

All entries will appear on the About the Author page inside the book,
(one entry per person - chosen by me)

A few of them will be on the back cover
(number to be determined by graphic designer)

THANKS, really I mean it, for all the kind words and support.


It's Time for Another Contest !

So There I Was.. the book
is near ready for the printer.

I am working on the "About The Author" page.

This may end up on the back cover.

I am using actual quotes, but I am looking for semi-humorous, yet truthful bits.
I am asking for submissions of one line quotes.
If I end up using your quote, you get a free book.

1.Quotes must be no longer than one line.
2.You must have met me, or read my writing (inlcuding this blog) to be considered.
3.Multiple submissions encouraged.
4. This Contest is open for one week.
5. You must be willing to have your real name used.

Criteria for Consideration
1.This is Absolutely subjective.
2.My opinion is the only one that counts
3.making me laugh is a good idea but not mandatory
4.its better if its true, but its possible to be too truthful
5.Being famous will help

What I have so far:
About the Author

“Peg ... yeah ... God’s very own loose cannon.”
Derek Lamson, musician, Portland, Oregon

“Here she is - the woman who puts the rev in Reverend...”
Gwen, Methodist pastor, Salem Oregon

“Of course it’s nothing we haven’t heard before, but she does it very nicely.” Church Secretary, Newberg, Oregon




Coming soon - So There I Was - the book!

My trip to the Quakers United in Publishing Conference in April pushed me over the final intellectual hurdle to self-publishing.

I have a bunch of good writing and good ideas on my computer and in my head.

I love the quality of our Faith and Practice Book and our local Press is helpful and swift.

The stigma attached to self-publishing has almost vanished.

The cost is not prohibitive.

Cutting out the middlepeople of editors and publisher doesn't hurt my feelings at all.

So I bought a block of ten ISBNs and here I go.

I am working with a selection of my So There I Was UPI columns.

I expect to have it in my hands by the fourth of July.


This is Always Nice

Sarah and Freddy Perryman, Timberline Lodge,
Mount Hood, April 26, 2009



Thanks Quaker Agitator for this;

I had kinda a rough day at class. I am passing it on to my Friend Mike, cause he's having a rough day too. And for Steve, even though he passed the flu around.

I feel better now.