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Reality Check—This IS The New Normal

I read a really well done, informative and insightful article this morning from The Atlantic Monthly that walks through the various timelines in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is hard to read, not because it is written in a technical language, but because it spells out the reality that most people don’t want to hear right now. What the article points out is the fact that what most of us are currently experiencing IS the new “normal.” I was a guest on the Belle Curve podcast yesterday, and the discussion revolved around how can people deal with what is […]

Tips for Pursuing Holiness During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond

Just posted my latest podcast, “Tips for Pursuing Holiness During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond.” In this podcast episode, I share good for the head, heart, hands and feet to inspire and encourage you, as well as practical tips of what and how to continue to pursue holiness during this challenging and difficult time. Blessed Chiara Portillo, when asked how she handled life’s challenges as she struggled with cancer, shared, “We live in the moment or we’d go crazy.” I think her advice is spot on for all of us, so as part of my effort to accompany you and […]

Pursuing Holiness During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond

Hey, Everyone! Just a quick shout out and THANK YOU for those of you who were able to join me this morning for my Facebook Live session, “Pursuing Holiness During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond.” (If you are a FB user, you can watch the FB Live video here) We had a great session, but for those who couldn’t join us, wanted to share the highlights with you: First, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is absolutely VITAL that we make a mindset shift. We need to stop focusing upon the negatives–all the don’ts and can’ts and begin […]

“Live In The Moment Or Go Crazy”

This blog post from Even the Sparrow blog and the accompanying YouTube video about Blessed Chiara is SO worth the 10 minutes to read and watch as you and your families celebrate the Sabbath today. And if you like any of this message because it gives you hope and encouragement, then join me tomorrow morning (Monday, March 23) at 10amCST as I do a FB Live webinar that continues to discuss how we can “live in the moment”! Happy Lataere Sunday, and hope to see you tomorrow! “Live In the moment or Go crazy” Live in the Moment or Go […]

Making Lemonade In The Midst Of A Pandemic

Here is some encouragement and inspiration from the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic… “Making Lemonade in the Midst of a Pandemic” Christina Semmens is a Roman Catholic author, blogger, speaker and mentor. She currently lives in Fort Payne, Alabama where she strives to live out a life of authentic discipleship in the pursuit of holiness while empowering, teaching and accompanying others in striving to do the same.  PS—If you are enjoying these posts, make sure to sign up for my email list here. Or you can listen to the Say Yes to […]

The Say Yes To Holiness Podcast is Back!

I am so excited to announce that Season 2 of the Say Yes to Holiness podcast has begun! Click here to check out Episode 1 on Anchor: Preparing for Lent—3 Questions to Ask To Make Sure Our Lenten Journey Is Filled With Many Graces Or look for the episode on whatever your favorite podcast platform like ITunes or Spotify. Enjoy, and looking forward to walking with you throughout this season!

Fall In Love

As we head into Valentine’s Day “weekend,” a little food for the soul to keep everything in its proper perspective. This is one of my favorite poems that describes the journey to which we are invited in this life—if we but SAY YES. Fall In LoveNothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what […]

Belonging and Becoming​ On The Feast Of The Baptism Of The Lord

On this Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, we are also asked to reflect upon the day that we were baptized into the divine life. For many of us, we may not remember the day, but I do—Easter Vigil, March 25, 1989. It was the day that I was also received into full communion with the Catholic Church, and received Holy Eucharist for the first time. For me, a person who has little biological family (I am the only child of an only child of an only child), the biggest feeling I remember is that that I felt like […]

Finding True Belonging and Living Authentically

One of the greatest challenges we have in life is to find the place where we belong and to live authentically. This phenomenal podcast explores both. Brene Brown is one of the best out there discussing vulnerability, while Lewis Howes is always pursuing what it takes to live a life of authenticity. Enjoy! https://lewishowes.com/podcast/r-brene-brown-create-true-belonging-and-heal-the-world/

Spiritual Warfare And Discernment of Spirits

Hey, Everyone! Just concluded a wonderful two day retreat and when I returned home to checked email tonight, was super excited to see the following… The new book is by Dan Burke, founder of Spiritualdirection.com as well as the Avila Institute, and author of Journey to God and Into the Deep. The description of the book from the Amazon sales page states: “With this book as your guide, you’ll grow in strength and contentment as you learn: How to take captive every negative thought and make it obedient to Christ St. Ignatius’s revelations exposing how the Devil seeks to influence […]