Main Point Books – Book Signing and Discussion

Thank you to everyone who was able to join me at my first book discussion and book signing event in the local area and to Main Point Books in Wayne, PA for hosting the event. Sara with Drs Lori and Jon Cilley Sara with Amy McCullough and her daughters Hailey and Courtney

October 27th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

Creating Conflict

Rick Warren is the Pastor of Saddleback Church in California and best known for his book “The Purpose Driven Life” which sold 25+ million copies worldwide. I follow Rick because he never fails to post something that I need to hear and a lesson that applies to our everyday walk as Christians. He provides useful tools for our tool boxes and show us how to use them. This particular post struck me as something we all need to be reminded of at the juncture in our political season. Conflict is unavoidable, handling it properly doesn’t have to be. Please enjoy this recent post of his "Three Sure Fire Ways to Create Conflict".

October 20th, 2016|Faith|0 Comments

We Forgive But Seldom Forget

I was asked recently, at my book party, which of the chapters in my book, “If You’re a Christian and Everyone Likes You…Something’s Wrong” was my favorite. My immediate response was the chapter on forgiveness. Why? Well forgiveness for most people is the hardest thing to do in relationships and I am no exception. My husband has said I spend half of my time asking forgiveness and the other half doing the things I need to ask forgiveness for. It’s not quite that bad, but receiving forgiveness is one of the most liberating feelings in the world, and extending it to others runs a close second. People resist forgiving because they feel that if they do they give up the [...]

October 13th, 2016|Faith, forgiveness|0 Comments

When Christians Don’t See Eye to Eye

I can’t remember a time in my life where I have experienced the division in our society as a whole, and among the Christian community. What has happened? How did it happen? And what are we going to do about it? I read a Facebook post from a person with whom I used to attend church. I was somewhat surprised, but I have learned not to respond directly on Facebook, but through messenger. We had some differences, and some things we agreed on and after a lengthy exchange he said, “I really appreciate that we can have a civil conversation about this. Thank you.” I enjoyed learning his point of view and he respected mine. We were civil. That seems [...]

September 29th, 2016|Faith, forgiveness, Hope, Love|0 Comments

Book Launch Party

Many thanks to Jacquie and Michael Cardone for hosting a book launch party for my local friends and family for "If You're a Christian and Everyone Likes You...Something's Wrong." Jacquie Cardone and Sara Michael Cardone and Christin Cardone McClave Sara and Martha Ayers Monica Guaglione, Alana Smith, Sara and Christopher Smith Lisa Bello James, Lisa Halteman Meyer and Christin Cardone McClave Kristin Kane Ford and Sara Heather Gallagher, Betsy Nelson, Isabel Lally and Lucy Tascone Terry and Ed Doyle The Hugo Family Jan and Chris Abbott, Bill Dorman III and Charlene Drake Amy McCullough and Sara Sara, [...]

September 28th, 2016|Events|1 Comment

A Journey of Silence

I wanted to share with you a journey a friend of mine, Canadian broadcaster Drew Marshall, is taking this fall, The Camino De Santiago also known by The Way of St James. For over a thousand years millions have taken this pilgrimage as a form of spiritual growth. To make things more interesting Drew has decided to take this journey in a vow of silence. You can follow his journey on his blog, Camino Confessions, here. Drew Marshall and I became friends 10+ years ago when he interviewed me about my first 2 books. Drew has the most listened to Christian talk show in all of Canada. There are some people that we just seem to naturally connect with and [...]

September 15th, 2016|Faith, Reflection|0 Comments

Finding Peace in a Time of Turmoil

There is a verse in the Bible, Romans 12:18, that says “As far as your responsibility goes, live at peace with everyone." (JB Phillips) My first reaction is, easier said than done. Some people just don’t seem to bring out the peaceful nature in me. In my book, “If You’re a Christian and Everybody Likes You…Something’s Wrong” I realized that seven out of the ten chapters relate to those things we need to have working in our lives to live at peace with anyone, including ourselves. The single most important one is Obedience. As I have stated before I made this the first chapter, because if you are not willing to be obedient, the other nine chapters are useless. Living at [...]

September 8th, 2016|Faith, Obedience|0 Comments

“He leads me beside still waters.” Psalm 23

For those people who know me, what I am about to say will be received with a certain degree of disbelief. I went to the Jersey shore for two days to visit with two girlfriends from boarding school. The issue of disbelief comes when I tell you that I sat on the deck of my friend’s home for 10 hours, with occasional food and bathroom trips. That means I sat still, talking, laughing, eating and drinking (no alcohol) for what would be considered by most as a long time. As I reflected on this time, I realized what a privilege and necessity being still and quiet is. It just so happened that this was the “day of rest”, Sunday. God [...]

September 1st, 2016|Reflection|0 Comments

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

This is from Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities”, but I am applying it to the “Tale of Two Countries”. Not since the Civil War of the Vietnam War has a country been so divided. During the Civil War it was over the issue of slavery and during Vietnam the “rightness” of the war. Today the country is divided because we are faced with two people vying for the job of President that no one seems to like or trust. On the face of it that seems rather ridiculous at best..."My candidate is bad but is less bad than yours.” That’s the issue…which of the two evils is less evil? As we draw ever closer to the elections that many [...]

August 29th, 2016|Faith|0 Comments

Anti-Social Media

I have often said the reason I enjoy the social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. is that I can know what is going on in the lives of my friends and family without very little effort. And that is true. But like any good thing, it is eventually going to be abused and misused. There are cases of young people being bullied to the point of suicide, divorces as a result of the rekindling of long, lost loves, and general harassment for no particular reason. It’s easy to talk and be tough as we hide behind a keyboard. People who fear their own shadow become Attila the Hun with a computer. What is wrong? Wouldn’t be just as [...]

August 17th, 2016|Love|0 Comments