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.

Once We Were Strangers—a book review and a giveaway!

Have you ever ridden on a motorcycle with your spouse and four children? Yeah, me either. It sounds impossible. But when you’re fleeing bombs in Syria, you do the impossible. ✓ Transporting your entire family on a single motorcycle. ✓ Patching bomb holes in your dining room. ✓ Leaving your home and country, taking absolutely nothing with you

All Saints—Living Our Unity

A few weeks back I won a pair of tickets to see the All Saints movie. Based on a true story, the movie tells the story of a soon-to-close church that is saved by an influx of refugees. I hope you had the chance to see it while it was in a theater near you

Opening Your Heart to Refugees

With the plight of refugees flooding the news, I’ve asked my friend Lisa Bartelt to write a guest post on her own experiences and to provide us with some practical recommendations for moving on from here: I was not always a friend to refugees. Maybe I could have told you what—or who—an immigrant was, but I

A Little Child Shall Lead Them—to Jesus’s Heart

Elliott came to his mom with paper stars containing two symbols.  “What are these?” she asked. “They say R S. They are prayer cards for Syrian refugees. I want to hand them out so people can pray for the refugees and then when they meet one, they can say, ‘Hey, come stay at my house.’” When

If I Stall Will It Just Go Away?

Recently a friend jeopardized her career and her reputation to report some issues at her job. It required going over the head of the boss who had refused to listen to her. It led to pain for her and pain for her boss and pain for some people caught in the middle. But finally, she

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do—or Write

Last Thursday Les and I were having a date day in King of Prussia. We had food gift cards to cover lunch at The Cheesecake Factory and dinner at Quincy’s Lobster Roll. We went to Ikea first at Les’s request. Then he was going to indulge my desire to wander King of Prussia Mall.  Instead, I tripped.

The Potters’ Chin

Jenn Potter and her husband Dan were members of our church in Delaware about 10 years ago. As Jenn puts it, we “share a love of reaching out beyond the church walls to be a light to the nations for the sake of the gospel, a light that Christ has made us and called us


Have Carol Speak For Your Group

An accomplished and flexible speaker, Carol tailors her topics to fit the theme and timeframes of your meeting, conference, seminar or retreat.