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.

Adoption: Not Once and Done

Two weeks ago Les and I were privileged to attend an adoption finalization court hearing. It’s the third one we’ve attended in the last year and a half for families in our church. It was so powerful that afterwards I posted this on Facebook: I really do love adoption. It’s changed our lives. We adopted. […]

Worth Getting Up For

Ugh.  It’s 5:30 a.m. and Les gently tries to wake me. What was I thinking? Why did I think I wanted to go to the First Shift networking if I had to get up this early? “Go back to sleep,” Les said, “and I’ll try to go back to sleep too.” He had gotten up […]

When Will It Ever End

I was going to write a blog post about something I’ve been meditating on from Scripture. Wednesday’s school shooting makes it impossible. Instead, I’ll simply share this link from the BBC: America’s gun culture in 10 charts It’s time to do something. What will you do?  I’m telling you it’s got to be something in […]

Abortion: It’s a Killer

Over a year ago I wrote a blog post that still gets attention. Just yesterday a woman thanked me for writing it and expressing her thoughts so well. That post, On Being (and Voting) Fully Pro-Life, still expresses my commitments and how I vote, how I advocate with elected officials and how I choose which […]

Decked Out

My head hurts. I started to read an article for pastors on the Enneagram on Christianity Today this evening. It included a link to an Enneagram test, which, of course, I immediately felt compelled to take. I’ve got a friend who is very into the Enneagram, so I picked up the book The Road Back […]

The Corners of Your Fields

Last week I blogged about homelessness. I listed five questions people ask about homelessness and poverty. Through statistics that come from here in Lancaster County, I attempted to dispel some myths and answer some questions. But I saved the last question for today—Why should my hard-earned tax dollars go to supporting them? I did that because […]

What does homelessness look like?

What does homelessness look like? What does poverty look like? Why don’t those people get a job? Why don’t they manage their money better? Why should my hard-earned tax dollars go to supporting them? Last month at my American Business Women Association (ABWA) meeting, I heard my friend Cheryl address these issues. Cheryl works at […]

I’m Gonna Ace 2018

It’s January, and some of you might be part of the One Word phenomenon. (If you want to understand more about One Word, here’s an excellent blog post from writer Lisa Bartelt on her word for 2018. Or you can visit the One Word 365 site.) I’ve adopted a word for the past few years, […]