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.

What’s Your Why? And How Are You Living It?

This morning at my American Business Women Association (ABWA), Carrie Willett, president of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, spoke on “3 R’s to Leading Other to Reach Their Full Potential.” As part of her talk, she referenced Simon Sinek and his book Start with Why. I had heard of Sinek before and had watched his TedX

Reprise: “No.” Is a Complete Sentence

Yesterday I spoke to the Wilmington, Delaware, chapter of the networking group Polka Dot Powerhouse. (Yes, I know, hard name for a non-girly-girl like me to handle, but a great organization.) I talked on “Finding Your PACE: The Secret to Long-Term Success.” During the Q&A at the end, I mentioned this concept. I decided to

The Church of Us vs. Them—I beg you to read it

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

On Making Mistakes and Pressing On

A laptop, an editing project, and a glass of iced tea walked into a bar onto a table . . . You know where this joke is going, don’t you? Only it wasn’t a joke. A slow motion grab for a tipping glass, 20 oz. of tea up and over the laptop and across the

Succeeding at the Micro Level

I hate to clean. And last summer and fall were packed with work for me. A real blessing. But it meant I was never getting around to cleaning our house. In my limited time off, cleaning was the last thing I wanted to do. Now, Les and I are both neat people. Everything gets put

Art for Spiritual Formation

We have a guest post on the blog today! Jeremy Miller is a liturgical artist who attends our church. I asked him to share his thoughts on art and how it can enhance our spiritual lives. Jeremy is a gifted theologian (as you will quickly see) and encourages us to think about what we are

Just As I Am

Moody magazine published this article of mine back in 2001, and I believe it’s still relevant, so I’m sharing it with you today. “If I just can’t accept this faith of yours, will you still like me?” To hear Barbara, the self-confident businesswoman, speak those words stunned me, but her fear was real. “The only


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