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.
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
“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
Today I was a substitute mom for a fourth grader. In the school where we volunteer, the students spend a large percentage of the last five or six weeks of school on their Famous PA project. They pick a famous person associated with the state of Pennsylvania—people like Dan Marino, Taylor Swift, Molly Pitcher, Milton
Rachel Held Evans died last Saturday. It seemed impossible. Yes, I knew she was in a medically induced coma, but she couldn’t die. I was certain God was going to heal her. There were thousands of people praying for her, particularly her tribe on Twitter, documenting thoughts and prayers with their own trending hashtag, #PrayforRHE.