Yes, it is STILL the season of Christmas! I just finished and released my most recent Say Yes to Holiness podcast entitled, “Yes, Virginia, There Is A Christmas Season” where I shared Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet while reflecting about who, what and how the Christmas season can be truly special. Click here to listen on Audible, or you can find it on ITunes or Spotify. Enjoy, and see you on the Way tomorrow! Christina Semmens is a Roman Catholic author, blogger, speaker and mentor. She currently lives in Fort Payne, Alabama where she strives to live […]
So as most of us do, I was reflecting upon what New Year’s resolutions I should make. I went through the usual personal health and fitness goals and then listed my goals associated with my upcoming book launch later this year, creating another online course, and then having a Live Event (or two) later this year. But then it struck me. My whole reason for doing anything in my Say Yes ministry is in order to help others grow closer to God so they can embrace the life God created them for—a life of purpose, peace and abundance. So I […]
I was reading a brilliant reflection by Blessed Bishop Fulton Sheen about the scene in the Nativity story where Joseph and Mary are seeking shelter in Bethlehem just before Jesus’ birth. As I meditated upon Bishop Sheen’s words, three hidden meanings, or secrets, emerged regarding the phrase “There is no room in the inn.” And if you are anything like me, I am sure your knowledge of these secrets will be sure to bring you lasting peace, joy and happiness long past Christmas. Secret #1 The Inn represents the gathering of public opinion, a place for all the worldly attitudes […]
Bishop Robert Barron posted a video for the first week of Advent that beautifully describes what we should be about in the spiritual life, particularly as we begin a new liturgical year in Advent. First Things First What struck me most though is that when Bishop Barron asks us to consider, “What is the highest mountain in your life?” his question is similar to the one I ask of myself, and others, which is “Are you truly putting first things first in your life?” I have written several articles about this concept of “first things first”, but simply, the idea […]
I was reading a recent blog post by the guys at Built to Lead recently, and the last paragraph really struck me: “Today, study some history; namely your own. Root out your cowardice, your avarice, and take a stand. Stop excusing yourself. Stop blaming the culture. Stop wondering if you’ll stand alone. Stop hoping somebody else will do it. Become one of the few who stand.” Are we ready to take our stand, especially for Christ? How well have we rooted out cowardice? Do we hesitate to share our thoughts or beliefs because we are concerned with might “offend” someone? […]
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Apologies! The last post did not have an active link to my podcast. 😞 But here it is again… Hey, Everyone! Check out episode 6 of my latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast—“The Way to Love Your Parents and Family More Easily” Enjoy! https://anchor.fm/sayyestoholiness/episodes/The-Way-to-Love-Your-Parents-and-Family-More-EasilySay-Yes-to-Holiness-Podcast-6-e92ifp