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.

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

The Thrill of the Bright and Shiny

The world is full of options. Are you busy rushing after the next shiny object? That’s the problem for the trapeze artist, one of the characters I talk about in my book, Finding Balance in the Circus of Life: The Trapeze Artist “He’d fly through the air with the greatest of ease, that daring young

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

Can You Juggle Your Way to Balance?

What activities unfold in your typical week?    Work        Parenting and family time              Kids’ sports                   Chores and errands                         Church and volunteer work        

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


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