Tuesday, September 9, 2014

No Guns? No Problem. No patronage at your store.

Dear Panera Bread, Target, Starbucks, (and any other establishment that I find has this type of policy) you have lost my business. Your anti-gun stance is idiotic.

You have made your stores killing zones for criminals who want to harm people. You have made it safe for them to come to your stores to kill.

Do you really think that your policy or signs will keep criminals with intent to harm and kill out of your stores? Do you think the mass murderer who walks up and see the sign on your door that says "No Guns" is going to get frustrated and take their guns somewhere else to kill? No. They're going to laugh and walk right in and start shooting.

And now you've made it to where law-abiding citizens can't shop/eat at your establishments with the ability to protect themselves and stop the person killing all your customers.

I hope and pray that this never happens at any of your stores (or anywhere else for that matter), but we all know that in reality it is just a matter of time.

I will avoid places like yours that prevent me from protecting myself and my family.

Ron Shaich, this "warm environment" you want to establish at Panera would be maintained if I brought my gun in. Why? Cause it's legally concealed, and the only way any of your precious customers would even know I had it would be if I had to pull it out to stop the criminal that just came in your store and started shooting everyone.

By the way, I love your shortbread pastries. I will miss them.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Philippines Mission 2014

As my son prepares to return to the Philippines for another mission trip, I'm recalling the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan last November.


Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, in November 8, 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record,[1] killing at least 6,201 people in that country alone.[2] Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed.[3] As of January, 2014, bodies are still being found.[4]

So many lives lost and so much destruction and suffering was caused. Fortunately, the area Austin visited was not as devastated as other areas. However, the country is still reeling from this disaster and they can still use all the aid they can get.

If you are unable to go there yourself to help, consider assisting someone else that can. Every donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated. If a lot of people do just a little bit, miracles can happen. If you are able, please donate whatever God leads you to, to this worthy effort. Your donation will help change lives and will glorify God.