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.
OUCH. Mass evacuations in Afghanistan—and those left behind. Earthquake in Haiti. Hurricane in Louisiana. Fires and drought out west. Oil slicks in the Mediterranean. Delta overwhelming hospitals and exhausting healthcare workers. Flooding in Europe and Tennessee (and possibly my county, which is under a flood watch as the Ida remnant rains pour down today). It
Last week Amazon hosted two Prime Days. Walmart and Target have launched Black Friday–like events. Christmas shopping is going to be weird this year, folks. Many stores are reversing a decades-long trend and choosing to be closed on Thanksgiving Day. (Yay!) Traditional Black Friday super sales will be curtailed because of the fear of COVID crowds.
Our homes are familiar spaces. But we are still in a strange place. Asked to stay in this space, sheltered in place, to protect not just our families but to protect others, the vulnerable. Are you finding yourself resembling the juggler—adding the teaching and entertaining of children to your already overfilled hands? Or maybe you’re
Let me tell you a story: Back in 2001, I went to Atlanta to attend the CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) convention in conjunction with a Christian speakers conference I was participating in. A big part of CBA (and all) book publishing conventions is book signing events. A publisher will bring in an author (the more
On Sunday, the day after an African-American woman was shot by a white policeman who came to do a welfare check on her, well-known speaker and Bible study leader Beth Moore posted her frustration on Twitter. I responded about the books that recently have made me more aware and also more heartbroken. If you’ve read
What is the first book you remember reading? Johnny’s Cookies is the first I remember actively seeking to “read,” the first book I memorized. I continually took it out of our church library. A counting book in which Johnny gives his cookies to various people, it wasn’t profound kids’ lit; but I loved it. At