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.


Of Eden and Reality

Mt. Gretna is one of my favorite places to walk. This idyllic summer retreat is chock-full of quaint, 100-year-old cottages featuring wraparound porches, decorative flourishes and well-chosen names. Whimsy abounds. It’s abundant shade makes it a safe place for me to walk since I am allergic to the sun. And its hillside location provides a […]

All Saints—Living Our Unity

A few weeks back I won a pair of tickets to see the All Saints movie. Based on a true story, the movie tells the story of a soon-to-close church that is saved by an influx of refugees. I hope you had the chance to see it while it was in a theater near you […]

What Pit Are You In?—A book review

When I began speaking, I set some parameters for myself. I wanted to be thoroughly biblical, reflecting a depth of study, and to share Bible knowledge as well as practical application. Oh, and I wanted to be funny. Yeah, basically I wanted to be Beth Moore. (Well, minus the girly girl look and the Texas […]

Charlottesville, Gerrymandering and Me

Gerrymandering. Weird word. In 1812, Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts signed a law that changed the state voting districts to benefit his political party (his party was the Democratic-Republican Party, kind of ironic!). One of the districts ended up looking like a salamander. Combine the governor’s name with that of the amphibian and, voila, “gerrymander.” […]

The Wonder of It All

I am a wonderer. Not a wanderer, although I like to wander too. A wonderer—someone who wonders about everything.  I wonder why policies at work are what they are. I wonder why she paired that top with those pants. I wonder how every sunset can be different every day. I wonder why gerrymandering is called […]

Seize the Decade

I turned 60 this month. And by coincidence, for the first time ever, I made a decision using a cost to years-of-productive-ministry-left analysis. It was sobering to decide against spending the money because of the limited years (10? 15 max?) of ministry I am likely to be afforded. I don’t mean to be morbid. I’m […]

“Does that come with batteries?”

A few weeks ago, I attended an event where I sat with strangers. As I attempted to make conversation and it went nowhere, I realized again that we’ve lost the art of conversation. My husband Les is an amazing conversationalist, and so I asked him to write a guest post on how to be better […]

What Do Vampires Have to Do with It*?

*It being the 2017 Walk This Way Women’s Conference Vampires, I believe, are a fitting analogy for fear. Why? Because vampires suck the lifeblood out of you, and so does fear. Fear robs us of life; it turns our world dark and scary. But we can triumph over fear through the power of God’s word. At […]