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.

Comfort vs. Common Good

I’ve debated this blog post for at least two weeks (which explains the fact that there was no post last week). Well, here it is. I decided to make this short and hope you’ll at least think about if and how it applies to you. Stay-at-home policies aren’t comfortable. I am comfortable when I can

Finding Balance in Strange Places

Our homes are familiar spaces. But we are still in a strange place. Asked to stay in this space, sheltered in place, to protect not just our families but to protect others, the vulnerable. Are you finding yourself resembling the juggler—adding the teaching and entertaining of children to your already overfilled hands? Or maybe you’re

How Is Fear Filling Your Life During COVID-19?

Fear. It’s a big ugly emotion. And a stealthy one. It’s a master of disguise, masquerading as anger, frustration, bitterness, depression, jealousy, pride, or arrogance. The first week we were stuck home quarantining over COVID-19, I dealt with fear often. What would this mean for my work? What would this mean for our church? What

30 Days to Pray for the Vulnerable

How you doing with your COVID-19 quarantine? I’ve had some bad days lately. In part it’s because I have been thinking how many people are in real danger from this virus. Yes, those over 65 and those with underlying health conditions. But there are so many around the world who are vulnerable to this virus

The Big Pause

WOW, how the world has changed in just a couple of weeks! Here in Pennsylvania, we are on our second week of being asked to stay at home, with all non–life-sustaining businesses shut down. I’ve spent more time on Zoom video calls than I care to remember (although I am grateful for the technology to

 

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