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.

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

My #1 Antidote to Anxiety and Fear

If there is one practice more than any other that has tamped down anxiety, worry and fear over my lifetime, it is the (almost) daily practice I call Breakfast with God. Whether God and I hang out at Panera Bread or at my kitchen table each morning, I spend time reading my Bible and then

The Fear of the Other

Ornithophobia, Sheldon explains in The Big Bang Theory, is the fear of birds. He’s terrified of a big blue bird outside his window, and when he tries to use a broom to make it fly away, it instead flies into his apartment. Sheldon gets Bernadette to rescue him by catching the bird.  “Flush it down

Vanquishing the Vampires: Conquering the Fear that Sucks the Lifeblood Out of Us

I’m a huge fan of Jane Austen, particularly Pride and Prejudice. I own the book, several of the film adaptations and just about every prequel, sequel and reimagining of the story there is. The only ones Les hasn’t been able to convince me to buy are Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Mr. Darcy, Vampyre. I

What Do Vampires Have to Do with It*?

*It being the 2017 Walk This Way Women’s Conference Vampires, I believe, are a fitting analogy for fear. Why? Because vampires suck the lifeblood out of you, and so does fear. Fear robs us of life; it turns our world dark and scary. But we can triumph over fear through the power of God’s word. At


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