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Say Yes Book Interview as part of the “Southern Catholic Living” Radio Show

Earlier this week, I was a guest on the Southern Catholic Living Radio show to speak about my new book, Say Yes: Discovering Purpose, Peace and Abundance in Daily Life. Southern Catholic Living was hosted by John Tidwell, Alex Kubik this week and is a part of the Guadalupe Radio Network. The link above will take you to the GRN Facebook page where my interview begins at the 11:30 mark. For those of you who may not be aware, Say Yes was released earlier this summer, and word of mouth has been building, so I encourage you to get a […]

5 Signs That You Are Doing What God Wants You To Do In Your Daily Life—YouTube series

Here is the latest addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life series on the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube channel! This week, Christina shares about 5 Signs That You Are Doing What God Wants You To Do In Daily Life. This is a subject that consistently is being asked about in our world, especially now in the midst of all the disruption that continues to be caused by the COVID pandemic. May this video bring you insight into how you can properly determine if you are doing God’s will in your daily life so you can more fully […]

Finding Peace In The Midst Of Chaos—Episode 37 Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

Here is the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast—Episode 37–Finding Peace In The Midst Of Chaos In this episode, I focus upon sharing Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that has helped me find peace amongst the chaos of life this week. May this conversation help you grow in your ability to grow in faith and are encouraged to SAY YES to whatever it is our Lord asks of you, so that together we can persevere on our journey together towards holiness. Enjoy listening to Episode 37–Finding Peace In The Midst Of Chaos Christina Semmens is a Roman […]

Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos—Connections Between Faith and Life YouTube Series

Here is the latest addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life series on the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube channel. I recorded and released this video a couple of days ago on YouTube, but then neglected to let the Say Yes to Holiness community know! You might understand why once you watch Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos. This is a subject that is really touching home in a particular way this week for me, but I know what I am experiencing this week is similar to what many are dealing with out there, especially amid the COVID pandemic. […]

The Idea and Pursuit of Happiness–Episode 36 of the Say Yes to Holiness Podcast

Here is the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast episode–Episode 36–The Idea and Pursuit of Happiness In this episode, I focus upon sharing Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that complements the themes curently being shared and reflected upon during the ongoing Say Yes to Holiness Today 40 Day Challenge, specifically, how we can encounter peace in the midst of fear and uncertainty in our life. May this conversation help you grow in your ability to grow in faith and are encouraged to SAY YES to whatever it is our Lord asks of you, so that together we […]

How To Transform Your Pain and Suffering According to the Mandalorian (and Jesus!)

Here is the latest addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life series on the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube channel! This week, Christina shares about How To Transform Your Pain and Suffering According to the Mandalorian (and Jesus!) . This is a subject that consistently is being raised in our world, but especially now in the midst of the COVID pandemic. This also shares a little bit of one of my favorite pastimes–to see and hear the “seeds of the Word” (thanks, Bishop Barron for the phrase!) in popular culture, and then to allow those seeds to inspire, […]

Pursuing Relationships, Friendships, and “New Habits of Mind” During A Pandemic

Earlier this summer, I was able to connect with Daniel McCormick, another Say Yes to Holiness Summit panelist from this spring’s Say Yes to Holiness Tranformation Online Summit. Daniel is the Director of the Office of Religious Education for the Diocese of Birmingham, and am privileged to also call him friend and brother in Christ. Daniel is a happy husband, a father of 3, and a catechist who is currently working for the diocese. He previosuly has served as a Catholic school teacher, parish director of religious education, and done sacramental preparation for children, youth and adults. He is commited […]

Corrected Podcast Link for Episode 35–“Satisfying Our Hearts’ Deepest Desires and Longings”

My apologies for the broken link in the post earlier this morning! Here is the corrected link for Episode 35–“Satisfying Our Hearts’ Deepest Desires and Longings” Orginal post is below (with corrected links as well!) Here is the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast episode–Episode 35–“Satisfying Our Hearts’ Deepest Desires and Longings” In this episode, I focus upon sharing Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that complements the themes curently being shared and reflected upon during the ongoing Say Yes to Holiness Today 40 Day Challenge, specifically, how we can encounter peace in the midst of fear and […]

Episode 35–Satisfying Our Hearts’ Deepest Desires and Longings

Here is the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast episode–Episode 35–“Satisfying Our Hearts’ Deepest Desires and Longings” In this episode, I focus upon sharing Food for the Head, Heart, Hands and Feet that complements the themes curently being shared and reflected upon during the ongoing Say Yes to Holiness Today 40 Day Challenge, specifically, how we can encounter peace in the midst of fear and uncertainty in our life. May this conversation help you grow in your ability to grow in faith and are encouraged to SAY YES to whatever it is our Lord asks of you, so that together […]

4 Secrets to Change Your Life Forever–Connections Between Faith and Life YouTube Series

Here is the latest addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life series on the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube channel! This week, Christina shares about the 4 Secrets to Change Your Life Forever, as a response to many people who were inquiring as to what steps could be taken in order to bring about transformation in their lives. This video is a bit longer than the usual 10 minutes, but it’s well worth it, especially as Christina shares a special invitation about the Camino at the end of the video. This conversation came about as a way to […]