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.

Locking People Out—America’s Refugee Crisis

I’ve written about refugees before (for example, A Little Child Shall Lead Them and Inviting Jesus In). I’ve had my friend and fellow writer Lisa Bartelt guest blog about it. But it’s not time to stop. My heart is broken today. This was the headline that caused it: Here’s the explanation from Church World Service (CWS): […]

What Your Pastor’s Spouse Wishes You Remembered

A month ago, I wrote a Facebook post about being a pastor’s spouse. It struck a cord (especially with pastoral families)! Other spouses told me what they wish they could say to you. So I decided to expand the post and share it here with a wider audience. You know who probably needs encouragement today? […]

Imagine Goods: Imagining a World Without Human Trafficking

I’ve asked my friend, fellow pastor’s wife, and amazing entrepreneur Michelle Kime to talk with you about her company Imagine Goods and how it came about. Started by Michelle and Aiyana, another ministry wife, Imagine Goods works to provide fair-wage employment to women who are survivors of human trafficking or are vulnerable to trafficking. Great […]

Static Faith and Active Grace: a Vlog

Here it is— my first-ever vlog, or video blog. Creating one was one of the scary, stretching things I was going to try this summer. So here it is—and now I can cross it off my goal list!

The Day the Angels Fell & The Edge of Over There—Book Review

I wasn’t planning to post a blog review on The Edge of Over There by Shawn Smucker.  But then I read it. Last night I stayed up way too late with Abra looking for the tree of life. This morning I was late for an appointment because I was stuck in a tunnel with Leo. […]

Sky Painting: A Poem

Brush strokes across the sky Wispy clouds in variegated hues of purple and pink; Looking as though the master artist Had taken special care with his brush.   Wearied from the day, my eyes were focused On the few feet of roadway in front of my car, My mind preoccupied With the trivialities of the […]

Just As I Am

Moody magazine published this article of mine back in 2001, and I believe it’s still relevant, so I’m sharing it with you today. “If I just can’t accept this faith of yours, will you still like me?” To hear Barbara, the self-confident businesswoman, speak those words stunned me, but her fear was real. “The only […]

Sometimes You Need to Know Where You Are to Get Where You’re Going

A couple of years ago, Les and I were all set to enjoy a long-awaited date day. We headed to the King of Prussia area where we would shop a favorite Barnes & Noble, eat lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, and explore the Container Store, Crate and Barrel, and any store that struck our my […]