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.

The YWCA Is Not a Feminine Y

There was a point in time when I assumed the YWCA was simply a Y that catered to women—exercise classes and swim lessons, maybe some after-school programs for girls. It’s not. A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to attend an introductory luncheon at the YWCA in Lancaster and take a tour. I was surprised

5 Things at Our Local Homeless Ministry That Make a Difference

Today I got a tour of the Water Street Ministries campus in Lancaster. I lived in Lancaster for eight years many moons ago and now have been back in the county for five years, but I had never been inside the mission. I’d only been outside it to pick up or drop off people or

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

Giving thanks for Habitat

I like my  house and I am happy to be living in it. I am thankful for the jobs that allow us to pay the mortgage. (I would say I am not thankful for all the equity we lost in the last house and maybe now in this one, but it’s Thanksgiving time, so I


Have Carol Speak For Your Group

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