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.

Choosing Thoughtful Gifts

Many years ago, the adults in our extended family decided we would only buy presents for the kids. Life would be easier, and the Christmas budgets less stressed, if we didn’t buy for the grownups, we all agreed. And then on Christmas Eve, as we opened our presents, there were gifts for all the adults

Don’t Panic—Great Gifts in a Minute!

It’s crunch time! Do you still have people to buy Christmas presents for? Likely they are people who “already have everything” or “really don’t want anything.” I’ve got the perfect solution. Give them something heartwarming that they don’t have to store, use, clean or display. Give them an alternative gift. Give a woman in Burundi fabric

Bible That Save Lives (in Addition to Souls)

I’ve had the fun of teaching a class this month on becoming more familiar with your Bible. I’ve taught the big story of the Bible, an unforgettable way to remember how many books there are in the Old and New Testaments (if you want to know, leave a comment and I’ll tell you), how to

Give and Criticism Will Be Given Unto You

Forgive the distortion of Scripture in the title, but it seemed appropriate for this topic. Thanks to the Six Seeds parenting e-zine, I learned an interesting story about the University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt. He and his wife put their lakefront second home up for sale in order to donate more money

Visit a Christian Bookstore; Help Haiti

I love books. I know you know that if you’ve read the blog more than once or met me in person. Even when I try to swear off buying books for a season—”I’ll use the library!” “I’ll not buy a book until I read every book on my to-be-read shelves” (yes, it’s way beyond a

An Alternative Guest

  One of the people I’ve gotten to know who is committed to making a difference here in Lancaster County and around the world is Jennifer Knepper. She is a staff nurse in the medical ICU at Hershey Medical Center, an adjunct clinical instructor for Lancaster General College, and a volunteer RN at Water Street Health Services.

Live Life to the Max

You know I consider myself ordinary, average, and that’s why I named my blog I’m No Superstar as I explained in a post a few weeks ago. But I do believe we ordinary people (and there are a lot of us) can make an extraordinary difference in our world. I’ve been trying to get the message


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