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How One RSVP Can Change Your Life Forever

May is in full swing, and with it comes MANY invitations. Invitations to high school and college graduations, weddings, end of school year parties, Alumni or work-related BBQs, Volunteer appreciation dinners, etc. It can be rather overwhelming! But I recently was reading an article that was talking about the different metaphors to use to describe life, and one that was proposed was that life is a meal. See life as a meal. A fantastic, cozy meal. With good friends, family, loved ones – fascinating company. With great, delicious food. –Maartin van Doorn Although van Doorn was discussing a different way […]

God’s Story is OUR Story; And It’s A Love Story

One of the speakers for the upcoming Diocese of Birmingham Eucharistic Congress that will occur on June 28-29, 2019 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center is someone who many people may already be familiar—Dr. Scott Hahn. Dr. Hahn’s work in the field of Scripture study, particularly in compiling and sharing what is now commonly known as “Covenant Theology,” has brought thousands to a greater understanding of Salvation History. The story of God’s relationship with His people. His most recent work, Genesis to Jesus, the latest addition to the Journey Through Scripture video Bible Study series from the St Paul Center for […]

FB Live Event THIS Thursday (May 2nd) at 7:30pm–“How to Live the Extraordinary Graces of Easter”

A reminder that my next Facebook Live Event, “How to Live the Extraordinary Graces of Easter” is THIS Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30pm CST. Simply go to the @sayyestoholiness page on Facebook, and you should see the Live stream of the event at 7:30pm. Hope you can join me! https://www.facebook.com/events/594914397657297/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&xts%5B0%5D=68.ARCtFm6FMngcbIvdhJdtqf7YwLQ29mgl9JuEdZYyQcEzC9QM40wUKmKJU3_3Lt4IJzaj5Jzw8g0IR7-STdAojQNnPy4JT6-D7Lreus7nwuDYc_fg5J6wcQZ7mhySUYnsUIjAaj9bfeyJnBan02phxGgn70u9NLT9dUjLPvpzEPnmN4jPBWVDvKCrZLTro_KY5cWsxp0hdMSw-QQsvS97OXHNd-1F_WjnMNoy0aiU70AFFBOUT02khbP4Z5C_njWEOSSfQdyqsWynsfEU8CHpioX_EtFUaeq8vQ0y1OqhzLgo6kNJx9SjjVRWxBUlDpxuKUVf0BsMo8oKt2iqB4H0P2U&tn=HH-R

Making the Most Out of Our Monday

Happy Monday of the 2nd week of Easter! Had a full and busy few weekend that was bookended by two of the most anticipated pop culture events in the last decade as I went and saw Avengers: End Game… …and then watched the living battle the Night King and his army of the dead in the Battle of Winterfell in the final season of the Game of Thrones. So as to not give away any spoilers for those of you who may not have seen one or the other, let me simply share that in both of these stories, all […]

Open the Floodgates of Divine Mercy!

Today, as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, am sharing this beautiful reflection written by Dr Anthony Lilles that was posted over on SpiritualDirection.com who explains not only WHAT Divine Mercy is, but also WHY we should celebrate it and HOW we should respond to this great gift. Enjoy, and see you on the Way later this week! https://spiritualdirection.com/2019/04/28/open-the-floodgates-of-mercy

It’s Easter! So What Now? Getting Clear on Who We Are and What We are Called To Be During The Easter Season

Happy Easter! In fact, we are celebrating the Easter Octave all week–leading right up to Divine Mercy Sunday! So may the peace, joy and hope of the the Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ be with you today and always. Alleluia! Alleluia! Now that Lent is over though, you might be wondering, what’s next? How do I maintain the spiritual momentum I developed during Lent? Most days, we seem to live life in what seem to be “grey” areas, and it’s difficult to know if you’re doing well as a spouse, parent, friend, or a person. But if you are […]

GUEST POST: Hear His Voice And “Re-Turn” To The Lord

As we celebrate the Easter Octave, I wanted to share a reflection written by Eileen Keller, a friend from the Diocese of Charleston, SC, who has some beautiful advice about how we can continue to live out the joy, hope and peace of Easter. Enjoy! The Gospel of John 20:11-18 tells the account from Resurrection morning, where Mary Magdalene sits at the empty tomb, weeping in her grief.  John tells us Jesus spoke and twice she turned.  You could say she turned and re-turned.  She didn’t recognize him.  It was only when the second time he spoke to her that she heard him say her name, “Mary”, that she […]

Only 15 Days Left For Joan of Arc Comic Book Kickstarter Campaign!

Hey, Everyone! In case you were not aware, I am a HUGE fan of the work being done over at Voyage Comics. I made mention of one of their previous projects, The Monks of Skellig Michael, in a post a few weeks ago. (You can click here to see that post–Star Wars, Hope and Holy Week) Therefore, I wanted to share this message I received from Philip Kosloski about their latest project–a Joan of Arc comic book! If you are like me, you know how vitally important it is to support authentically Catholic projects that can inspire the hearts and […]