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.

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 Dailyness of Discipline

The last two weeks had been going so well. Not in the stuff-of-life sense—life was filled with unexpected bills, computer issues and such—but in the listening-to-God sense. And then it wasn’t. In my book, Finding Balance in the Circus of Life, I talk about the need to sit quietly before God as our master and

Be Intentional—Intentionally

A few years ago I took a day between Christmas and New Year’s to pray for direction as I set hard-charging goals for the following year. And what I heard God say was “wait.” No goals, no pursuing new clients or new speaking engagements. Instead I was to trust God to bring me clients and

Attention, Please!

My book—Finding Balance in the Circus of Life—is getting closer to reality! I’m working toward having it published and available by my fall speaking events. Here’s a sneak peak on one of the circus characters whose habits we often adopt to survive life. The Diva There she sits, the woman in the glittery dress, riding

A Sneak Peek and a Treat!

What are we going to talk about at the Walk This Way Women’s Conference coming to Lancaster, PA, on October 17, 2015? Finding Balance in the Circus of Life! Life is a circus—we know it; we live it. And really, we know perfect balance is impossible. But there are ways to achieve more balance in

Getting God to Approve My To-Do List

I’m a lover of lists. I have long-term to-do lists and daily to-do lists. And when I am trying to live a godly life, I even pray about my workload.  It used to be I would bring my to-do list before God. I would present it to him almost as if he were upper-level management and

Are You a Christmas Clown?

I was determined to have a peaceful Advent season that was focused on giving and yet didn’t stress me out. Some things had to get put on the back burner. One was the blog. So now that my Christmas tasks are all done, I’m back with a post and a wish for a merry Christmas.

Do You Believe You’re Running Your Circus?

I spoke the last two weekends at women’s retreats. At both I gave my “Finding Balance in the Circus of Life” talks, although one was in two sessions and one in four. I begin by talking about the acts we often step into in the circus of life, acts where God doesn’t want us performing.


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