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.

Sky Painting: A Poem

Brush strokes across the sky Wispy clouds in variegated hues of purple and pink; Looking as though the master artist Had taken special care with his brush.   Wearied from the day, my eyes were focused On the few feet of roadway in front of my car, My mind preoccupied With the trivialities of the

Love, Henri—A Quote-Full Book Review

It took me six months to read Love Henri: Letters on the Spiritual Life. It’s not what you think. I was so excited to receive this book from Blogging for Books for this review. I had heard so much about Henri Nouwen, the Catholic priest and author, and wanted to read these personal writings. So why did it take me six

American Music Theater Puts on a Show

Musicals: Love ’em or hate ’em. There seems to be no in-between. I happen to love them. So when offered free ticket to see the Broadway Now and Forever show at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, I leapt at the chance. The show, featuring 37 songs from 17 Broadway shows, didn’t disappoint. There is

Exhausted for My Sabbath

Why does it seem that whenever I blog about a topic my life seems to reflect the opposite? Here I am sharing Keri Wyatt Kent’s posts about steps for creating a Sabbath habit and I’ve had an exhausting weekend, with minimal rest. There was much spiritual refreshment (with Bible studies and church) and great fellowship

Resurrecting Your Sabbath

If you haven’t read the post from Monday, May 10, you probably want to do that first because today is a continuation of the article started there by Keri Wyatt Kent on Creating a Sabbath Habit. Monday’s blog had the intro and the first two steps. Did you do them? Just remember that saying “No”

Resting with a Guest

Les took me away for Mother’s Day, not because I’m his mother, obviously, but because he knew I needed to rest away from the Mother’s Day hype. Five weeks have not brought enough healing from my grief over Mom’s death that I could deal with a day focused on how much we love our moms.


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