20 03, 2017

More Than a Facebook Friend

March 20th, 2017|Reflection|0 Comments

For those of you who are not devotees or users of social media, God bless you and I envy you. For the rest of us, who have had our lives both enhanced and ruined at the same time, read on. Now just to keep things in perspective and in full disclosure efforts, I can remember when our family got our first television (singular). I was 7 years old. It was a small table model that my parents decided to put in their bedroom, maybe to avoid the moral corruption of my sisters and me. After all you never knew what Ozzie and Harriet were going to do next. And the “Beaver” what a cut up. So in that framework I [...]

8 03, 2017

Welcome to Sinners Anonymous

March 8th, 2017|Reflection|0 Comments

Gordon McDonald spoke at my church recently and among other things he talked about his visit to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting as an observer. He was struck by the camaraderie and openness of the people. I have been a recovering alcoholic for 30 years and I have often thought that the reason they meet with success is because we all know that everyone in that room is a big a hot mess as we are and no one is trying to hide it. At some point in my recovery ,I thought church should be renamed “Sinners Anonymous”. In AA, before you are allowed to speak you must say, “Hi, I’m Sara Dormon and I’m an alcoholic.” At which point everyone [...]

8 01, 2017

Would You Rather Be Happy or Right?

January 8th, 2017|Hope, Reflection|0 Comments

I had been hopeful that once the election was over, regardless of who won, life here would gradually return to whatever passes for normal these days. So, here we are two months post election, 12 days prior to inauguration and the division seems to be getting wider, if that is possible. The self appointed guardians of tolerance and justice have launched a campaign to ensure that anyone who partakes in the Trump festivities will be standing in a bread line by spring. The idea that someone could actually choose to be a part of this event is not only an anathema to them, but verging on illegal. Many of these people said they were going to move to Canada if [...]

15 12, 2016

Division Is An Act Of Our Will

December 15th, 2016|Reflection|0 Comments

It was announced today that Donald Trump was the Time Magazine person of the year. He was referred to as the President – Elect of the divided states of America. No one is going to argue that this past election has cause as much strife, stress and turmoil among us as the Civil and Vietnam wars. Families were torn apart, friendships blown up and people who were afraid to exercise their free speech because of the repercussions. How did that happen and what can we do to heal? As Martin Luther King said, “We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” We have had a two party system in this country for quite some time and in [...]

9 11, 2016

And the Winner Is?

November 9th, 2016|Faith, Hope, Love, Reflection|0 Comments

Many people, 59+ million to be exact, are waking up this morning wondering what happened and how it happened. I’m sure the 59+ million who voted for Donald Trump are wondering the same thing. So here we are faced with the end of a contentious, vitriolic and often very mean spirited campaign. This is the day we have begged for for quite a while now. And now that it is here many are still angry, disgusted, threatening to leave the country. I am praying that in time the dust will settle and we can begin what will be our journey toward healing the immense divide that this election has created. We had a choice of two very flawed candidates and [...]

29 10, 2016

Who is This Man We Call Jesus?

October 29th, 2016|Faith, Reflection|0 Comments

I was forwarded a video several days ago that was an Oprah interview with the pastor of the Hillsong Church in NYC, Carl Lentz. It was interesting from several standpoints, the main one being that Oprah has been openly challenged on air about her beliefs that there are many ways to reach God/Heaven. In this interview there may have been some editing, but Carl clearly stated that Jesus was the only way to God and salvation. No push back from Oprah. I often think of why the presentation of the Gospel, “Jesus was born, Jesus died (for our sins), Jesus rose again” presents such a threat to people. I would like to believe that most people, of all religions, would [...]

15 09, 2016

A Journey of Silence

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

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 [...]

1 09, 2016

“He leads me beside still waters.” Psalm 23

September 1st, 2016|Reflection|0 Comments

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 [...]