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.

Protecting Your Heart and Head

In all the years I’ve been around the church, I’ve heard many sermons and been part of many Bible studies talking about the armor of God in Ephesians 6. We learned of truth-girded loins, the breastplate of righteousness, the footwear of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the

Seek the Light, Be the Light

In the beginning the Word already existed.    The Word was with God,    and the Word was God.He existed in the beginning with God.God created everything through him,    and nothing was created except through him.The Word gave life to everything that was created,     and his life brought light to everyone. John 1:1-4  I love Christmas lights. Les and I make

A Lifetime of Listening to God

The world has a thousand voices . . . listen to Holy Spirit.Lynelle Trigalet We are preparing for a move. I’ve always been a sentimental sort. So over my multiple decades, I’d packed six of these giant Rubbermaid totes of memorabilia. Over the winter, I’ve worked my way through them, looking to condense six decades

“Quit Settling for a Reasonable Faith”

That was the title of a daily post in Bob Goff’s book,Live in Grace, Walk in Love.It made me stop and think. Do I want an unreasonable faith? Bob went on to explain how we often lose our sense of childlike wonder as well as our ability to let our imaginations run wild so we

Add Some Generosity for Lent

A friend from church recommended a Lenten devotional series from the YouVersion Bible app on Facebook today. The title—40acts: The Lent Generosity Challenge—struck a nerve with me. I know Lent is often about denial, about giving something up, but the last few months have already required me to give up some things, to let go

Happy Day After Christmas

Hoping you and your family had an amazing Christmas season filled with great memories and good food! But now it’s the day after Christmas. A couple of weeks ago, I heard this song by Matthew West for the first time. It’s chorus has been running through my head ever since. Have a listen and then

My 2020 Word

I was driving the other day, and the word “peace” just popped into my head. Almost immediately it expanded to the phrase “an instrument of peace.” I hadn’t thought of the poem below from St. Francis of Assisi in years, but suddenly there it was in my head. Well, only the first three lines were

My #1 Antidote to Anxiety and Fear

If there is one practice more than any other that has tamped down anxiety, worry and fear over my lifetime, it is the (almost) daily practice I call Breakfast with God. Whether God and I hang out at Panera Bread or at my kitchen table each morning, I spend time reading my Bible and then

Nourishing Your Friendship with God through Journaling

How did you become best friends with your best friend? Did you study her LinkedIn profile and take notes? Did you stalk her on social media to figure out who she was by her posts? Did you go to discussion meetings about her with other people to dissect what those posts really meant? Of course


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