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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 […]

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 […]

What Do I Do If I Disagree With The Church?

Here is the latest addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life series on the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube channel. This week, in What Do I Do If I Disagree With The Church? Christina speaks about what steps you can take if you find yourself in disagreement with the Church–particularly how you can go about forming your conscience. This topic is an outgrowth of the discussion happening right now in the Say Yes to Holiness Today 40 Day Challenge (see flyer below) that is occuring now until September 8th. You can join the Say Yes to Holiness Today […]

Are You Putting Things Off “Until Tomorrow”?

I have noticed a disturbing trend that has been emerging in the last few weeks, and that’s the trend of putting things off. I am hearing. A lot of statements that begin with “Once I get this done” or “After I…” or “When I do this, then…” That sound familiar to you, too? It is captured brilliantly in a poem entitled “The Procrastinator” that is a bit further below in this post (thanks, Matthew Warner for drawing it to my attention!), but it is disturbing because it is a sign that despite COVID, people are going back to living and […]

4 Ways to Get Better at Forgiving Others

Here is the latest addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life series on the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube channel. This week, I speak about 4 ways that we can get better at forgiving others. This topic came as a result of discussion happening during the Say Yes to Holiness Today 40 Day Challenge (see flyer below) that is occuring now until September 8th. You can still join the Say Yes to Holiness Today 40 Day Challenge by simply joining the Say Yes to Holiness Today private FB group, or by texting SAYYESTOHOLINESS to 66866 in order to […]

“Enduring COVID and Practicing the Presence of God”

My husband woke up not feeling well with a pounding headache, low fever, and tiredness and simply thought he had a sinus infection. Two days later, I felt like I had a sore throat coming on and then woke up feeling like I had gotten run over by a bus. We went to the doctor to be tested, and then received the results that no one wants to hear right now—we were COVID positive. And so, our six-week journey of enduring COVID-19 began. And I say endure, because enduring truly was our experience. For me, I ran a low-grade fever […]

“The Truths That Propel Us Towards Our Life’s Purpose and Unique and Unrepeatable Mission”–Episode 32 of Say Yes Podcast

Here is the latest Say Yes to Holiness podcast episode–Episode 32–“The Truths That Propel Us Towards Our Life’s Purpose and Unique and Unrepeatable Mission 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.The intent is to help give you a clearer focus upon the truths that will propel us towards our life’s purpose and discovering our unique and unrepeatable mission. May this conversation help you grow in your ability to grow in faith […]

Hamilton Revisted–How To Listen, Learn, Love and Live

Here is the next weekly addition to the Connections Between Faith and Daily Life series! This playlist is part of the Say Yes to Holiness YouTube Channel, and this week, I revist the Broadway musical, now turned movie, Hamilton, and speak abot the connections between the movie’s messages and the four keys to to finding faith and in life. As I revist some of the themes that I reflected upon in a previous blog post (“History Has Its Eyes On You”–Hamilton-Inspired Observations For the Journey Towards Holiness), I used the 4 keys to faith and life–listening, learning, loving and living, […]