I’m No Superstar
I’m No Superstar is a blog for people like me who want to make a difference in the world but know they aren't activists. Each post contains a social action idea that most of us could do, a book that's worth reading, or a link to a website that offers other ideas. Oh, and it's all introduced by a sometimes quirky story from my life.
“Will the circle be unbroken By and by, Lord, by and by . . .” That old song talks about the circle of family and wanting to keep it together. But there’s another circle needs to be broken, that of food insecurity that leads to limited food choices that leads to poor health that exacerbates …Read More of "Circle of Love" human trafficking, working together.
Exodus Road provided me with the post below that has a great discussion on how social justice superheroes are made. Check out the video as well. I love the line: “Justice is in the hands of the ordinary.” Can I commit to asking, “What now? What next?” and letting God take it from there? Can …Read More of "What now? What Next? Social Justice Superheroes" compassion, poverty relief, purpose.
I let the man into the merging traffic. I didn’t have to, but I’m trying to be kind today. I wait for the little “thank-you” wave. No wave. Now I’m ticked. I expect thanks when I am kind to someone. When I don’t get it, I’m irritated. I want to be appreciated. Maybe, to be …Read More of "Giving to the Ungrateful" make a difference.
In honor of the National Day of Prayer (#NationalPrayer): I do not pray for us to be a Christian nation; I pray for us to be a nation of Christians who live like Christ. I do not pray for prayer in schools; I pray for pray-ers who pray for those in their schools. I do …Read More of "My Country, ‘Tis of Thee I Pray" fair-trade, make a difference.
I love clothes. I love to buy new clothes. I also love a bargain. But my bargain isn’t a bargain for everyone. Last week a building collapsed in Bangladesh, a building where clothing was manufactured that ended up in retailers like WalMart, DressBarn, J.C. Penney, and The Children’s Place, along with British and Canadian retailers. …Read More of "What’s the real cost of your clothes?"
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Carol has been blogging since 2005. Blog posts prior to 2010 can be found here.