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.

What’s Your Why? And How Are You Living It?

This morning at my American Business Women Association (ABWA), Carrie Willett, president of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, spoke on “3 R’s to Leading Other to Reach Their Full Potential.” As part of her talk, she referenced Simon Sinek and his book Start with Why. I had heard of Sinek before and had watched his TedX

The Privilege Not to Care

This is not going to be a happy, feel-good post. Consider yourself warned, and walk away if you wish. And if you decide you need to unsubscribe; no hard feelings. Yesterday on Facebook I saw a post from a friend speaking of being tired of all the political arguing, the negativity, the bad news. It

Reprise: “No.” Is a Complete Sentence

Yesterday I spoke to the Wilmington, Delaware, chapter of the networking group Polka Dot Powerhouse. (Yes, I know, hard name for a non-girly-girl like me to handle, but a great organization.) I talked on “Finding Your PACE: The Secret to Long-Term Success.” During the Q&A at the end, I mentioned this concept. I decided to

The Church of Us vs. Them—I beg you to read it

Over the last several years, I’ve gotten more and more distressed by social media, like Facebook and Twitter. I’m as snarky as the best of them, but it’s flown way beyond sarcastic. It can only be described as hate-filled. Someone posts something that reflects their political or social issue view; people react. They don’t simply

Light From Distant Stars—Book Review

“Cohen Marah clears his throat quietly, more out of discomfort than the presence of any particular thing that needs clearing, and attempts to step over the body for a second time.” Shawn Smucker is at it again, writing a captivating story (that’s the first sentence above) that you can’t wait to finish and then feel

5 Reasons Your Passion Deserves a Conference

A few weeks ago I was privileged to serve on faculty at the St. Davids Christian Writers Conference. Being there was like a cool drink of water on a sweltering day. I don’t always get to attend a writers conference every year, and I don’t always realize how much I miss being immersed in the

This Wasn’t an Excuse to Do Nothing

Sometimes I’m really sorry Jesus said the words recorded in John 12:8 that I read in my devotional time this morning: “You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.” How I wish he had skipped those first eight words. All my life I’ve heard people use those first

 

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