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.

Four ways to make connections

A few weeks ago, my husband Les preached a sermon called “Seeking Man Up a Tree,” about the Bible character Zacchaeus (found in Luke 19 in the Bible). It was, of course, a good sermon (😄). It reminded me of the first magazine article I ever sold, called “The Zacchaeus Principle.” Published in the long-defunct Virtue magazine,

Seeing the Invisible People

“The first time you saw me, I was cleaning your bathroom floor! Only you didn’t see me.” It’s a line from a movie (Maid in Manhattan), but it’s the reality for maids, waiters, and cashiers everywhere. They’re invisible people. Often, we simply don’t see them. In fact, arrests have occurred because criminals were so unaware

Inviting Jesus In

“One day our neighbor’s five-year-old daughter was kidnapped and held for ransom. The family was later told that the intended victim was our son [but the little girl was easier to grab]. The next day we left everything behind and fled.” We heard this story Sunday night as Les and I had dinner with a

Do You See Me Now?

Saturday saw us enjoying lunch with some pastor friends at a small restaurant.  The place was pretty empty, so we sat there a couple of hours, catching up since we hadn’t seen each other in two years. Our waitress, I’ll call her J, was personable and funny. As we neared the end of our stay, our

Bringing Home Strays (Informal Foster Care)

“You and Les should do foster care,” said the guy sitting next to me at my brother’s wedding. He was the head of a children’s home, so he had a vested interest. Les happened to hear the comment and knew it would break my heart if I ever had to let a foster child go. So

 

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