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.

End 2020 by digging a little deeper

This year has been exceptionally hard for everyone—individuals, families, businesses, organizations and nonprofits. It’s almost over. We’re collectively holding our breaths, hoping (but also scared to hope) that 2021 will ease up. Experts who study charitable giving have been surprised at how generous people were in the first nine months of 2020, even with all

When Carol Got a Preview of Heaven

Les and I spent Memorial Day in New York City with our daughter and her family. The weather was perfect. We took the ferry from New Jersey and then walked and walked and rode the subway and then walked some more. This is what my Fitbit showed as we boarded the ferry to head home:

What Language Does God Speak?

What language does God speak? Yours? If he does, if you have the Bible in your heart language (the language your mother spoke to you and that you dream in), you are one of the fortunate ones. Les and I returned Friday from a mission trip to work with Wycliffe Bible Translators USA at their

Your Skills for God’s Mission

You hear someone is a “missionary”—what do you think they do? If you’ve been raised in the church, you probably think about preachers and teachers, doctors and nurses, and maybe teachers. If you’re familiar with Wycliffe Bible Translators, you think of linguists. And you would be right. But what are your skills? What’s your job title?

5 Places Not-to-Miss In/Near Orlando

Les and I visited the Farrs, friends of ours, in Orlando in April. Locals can tell you places to visit you would never have found on your own. Here are five within an hour of Orlando that were well worth visiting: 1. Old Spanish Sugar Mill at DeLeon Springs State Park—Cook your own pancakes on


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.