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.

The Gift of Laughter

Last Saturday, our friends Marsha and Kerry took us to the “Elvis Birthday Bash,” a program at the American Music Theatre that features two Elvis impersonators—Scot Bruce (as younger Elvis) and Mike Albert (as older Elvis). Now I would not consider myself an Elvis fan. I would have said before Marsha and Kerry took us

Three Things to Remember (Because These Issues Aren’t Going Away)

Over the last several months, as I have made posts on Facebook and Twitter, I have received a large number of nasty comments or criticism veiled as questions. It’s only increased over this week as I’ve begun to speak out on issues that are important to my faith and what I believe God has called

Watch Your Mouth

“It’s great that you only have boys; girls are so hard to deal with.” I was 19 years old when I said that to a missionary couple, and almost 40 years later, I still cringe at my stupid self. Because right after my jaunty declaration, the couple told me they had actually had a daughter,

Why I Need to Be Kinder

Facebook is the new Christmas letter. On Facebook we present the sanitized version of ourselves and our families. Just like the Christmas letter of old—and the dinner parties and garden parties before that—we brag on our kids, talk about our latest vacations, announce our good news. But behind the curtain, everyone has a story of pain.

2015 Facebook Love Manifesto

Another post that makes me cringe. Another comment that makes me cry. Another moment of wondering if I should unfriend someone on Facebook or maybe just get off altogether. Facebook has reached back into my childhood and built a web of connection to people I once knew. It’s allowed me a glimpse inside the lives of people I


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