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“Advent—Discerning How To Cultivate More Hope, Peace, Joy and Love in Your Daily Life”–Episode 42 Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

In the latest episode of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast, Christina shares Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that will help you discern how to cultivate more hope, peace, joy and love in your daily life this Advent season and beyond. Listen to Episode 42–“Advent–Discerning How To Cultivate More Hope, Peace, Joy and Love in Your Daily Life” I hope this podcast encourages and helps you take action in your life to experience more hope, peace, joy and love, and inspires you to keep doing WHATEVER IT TAKES as you keep striving for holiness. Listen to  Episode 42–“Advent–Discerning […]

“Most Important Thing is Relationships and Fostering the Faith of Others–Interview with Anne DeSantis on Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

Anne DeSantis is the director of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith. She has been in the position of director for the foundation since January 2018, and she started working for the foundation is 2017.  She is honored to represent the Mercedarian family to help those in crisis situations and to spread the love of Christ to all she encounters. As a child of divorce, Anne’s perspective comes through her experience as an adult child of divorce.  She offers continued prayers for all those she encounters who have been affected by divorce and separation. This has motivated her in […]

“Becoming the Miracle You Had”–Interview with Marek Rudak on Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

Marek Rudak was born and grew up in communist Poland. He lost his dad at a young age. When he was fourteen, his mom remarried, and Marek moved to California. He came to feel like he was the fifth wheel in his new family. This led him toward a desire to control others by focusing on earning his worth through personal accomplishments. Marek graduated in the top 10% of his class at West Point and became a Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, Marek went […]

“Staying the Course in the Midst of Setbacks, Unexpected Dealys and Challenges”–Episode 41 Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

In the latest episode of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast, I share Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that focuses upon how we might be able to persevere in the midst of all of the different setbacks, unexpected delays and challenges that we experience in the midst of daily life. Listen to Episode 41–Staying the Course In The Midst of Setbacks, Unexpected Delays and Challenges I hope this podcast encourages and helps you continue to grow in your understanding of the depth of God’s love for you, and inspires you to keep doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to […]

Direct Order from Saint Pope John Paul II Results in Decades of Books and Work for Monica McConkey—Say Yes to Holiness Podcast 1 on 1 Conversation

Monica McConkey and I have been crossing paths for the last five years–even though we weren’t aware of it until about a year ago! But God finally gave us occasion to connect, and the result has been a great joy as we have each discovered many common interests–both of us are wives, moms and authors, and we also each have the desire to serve God as best we can in the vineyard. For Monica, in addition to being wife and mom of 5 kids, she is also a designer, an architecture school survivor, and a crafter. She and her husband […]

On the Edge of Sanity While Moving Towards Sanctity–Episode 39 Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

Well, I think it says a LOT about the last week in that I neglected to share this week’s podcast earlier in the week. Even so, the thoughts and conversation are still VERY applicable, especially in the aftermath of the national election here in the United States. So, here is the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast—Episode 39–On The Edge of Sanity While Moving Towards Sanctity In this episode, I am sharing Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that helps you have the clarity and focus you need so you are able to continue moving towards holiness–even in […]

“Embracing Your Wicked Good, God Awe-Full Life”–Roberta Bryer-King Podcast Interview

This week, I had the great joy of hosting Roberta Bryer-King, on the Say Yes to Holiness podcast. Roberta and I first connected at the Igniting Souls Conference last year, and since then, we have been encouraging and supporting one another from afar as we each have now completed our books and brought them to publication. Roberta is the author of the book, Embracing Your Wicked Good, God Awe-Full Life, now available as a Kindle book, and will available on Amazon in paperback and hardback on November 19th. Roberta describes herself as a bit of a Renaissance woman as her […]

The Clarity and Focus We Need To Experience Peace–Episode 38 of the Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

Here is the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast—Episode 38–The Clarity and Focus We Need To Experience Peace In this episode, I am sharing Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that helps you have the clarity and focus you need so you can experience peace in your daily life. Know of my prayers for each of you in the midst of these challenging times, and may you always be given the courage and grace you need to SAY YES to striving for holiness. Enjoy listening to Episode 38–The Clarity and Focus We Need To Experience Peace Christina Semmens […]

“Never Give Up On Life!” Say Yes to Holiness Podcast Interview with Brenden Flynn

This last week, I had the pleasure of hosting Brenden Flynn on the Say Yes to Holiness podcast. I connected with Brenden through the SmartCatholics.com platform, and once I learned a little of his story, I invited him on to the podcast because of his inspiring personal life story. Brenden was only 18 years old when he suffered a traumatic brain injury, the doctors wanted to give him up for dead. He proved everyone wrong and now talks about it openly. He uses the knowledge he’s gained about life circumstances to be able to help totally change people’s outlooks. Brenden […]

The Challenges and Joys of Discipleship, Mission and Sharing the Good News

This last week, I was part of the radio show, Southern Catholic Living, which is co-hosted by Alex Kubik. Alex is the Director of the Office of Discipleship and Mission for the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, and in addition to being a good friend, he also was gracious enough to serve as a panelist for the Say Yes to Holiness Tranformation Online Summit held earlier this year. In addition to supporting missionary discipleship at all levels of mission and ministry, his office also provides service for young adults and campus ministry. Alex has over twenty years experience in Catholic […]